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I don't see the point of making them pay for a mistake if it isn't of any importance to you.  Picking one's battles is as important as fighting them.

Not to mention, for better or for worse, the tailor-customer relationship is a bit more complex than that of a normal retailer and his customer. If it is a superficial mistake of little consequence, it might be better for the relationship to simply let it slide. I'm sure the tailor probably would appreciate it.
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In clothing more than in many things, if you wish to find reasons for disappointment, you will find them.  I don't own one single perfect garment, but if I don't care about the flaws of an item as much as I like what it offers, I either fix the flaws or let them slide.  When that calculus changes or when the balance goes the other way, I part with the item.  

 

I guess that makes me a settler or what some psychology literature would call a "satisficer." 

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I'm much more interested in a debate about Caustic's douchebaggery than I am in a discussion of minor failings in a bespoke garment.

 

I doubt that Greg was offended, but I'm fascinated by the fact that others were.

 

A bit of cut and thrust is not a bad thing on a forum-based website. Have at it, gentlemen.

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I doubt that Greg was offended, but I'm fascinated by the fact that others were.

 

It's all part of the game. Being the bad guy is a lot more fun that being the good guy.

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It's all part of the game. Being the bad guy is a lot more fun that being the good guy.

Eventually, the bad guys all end up getting killed. Ramsey Bolton being the latest.

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Franco managed a long rule. The Kim family ain't doin too shabby either
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Eventually, the bad guys all end up getting killed. Ramsey Bolton being the latest.


Hazards of the profession.

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Eventually, the bad guys all end up getting killed. Ramsey Bolton being the latest.

 

The good guys die pretty often, too.  

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Yeah, I'm not sure I'd use GoT as any moral compass.
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Yeah, I'm not sure I'd use GoT as any moral compass.


As an aside, I was thinking of creating a thread based solely on how you are ruining your life through sartorial decisions that make you look even shorter than you actually are. There is a limit to how bad I can get, however, and I decided against it.

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This thread has already lost its Noodles-ness.

It'd be a shame for it also to lose its good-naturedness.
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Where have you been? This thread is a playground and has been for some time. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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As an aside, I was thinking of creating a thread based solely on how you are ruining your life through sartorial decisions that make you look even shorter than you actually are. There is a limit to how bad I can get, however, and I decided against it.
being 5ft7 I'm interested in knowing. Not necessarily taking jcmeyer as an example, just general guidance.
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being 5ft7 I'm interested in knowing. Not necessarily taking jcmeyer as an example, just general guidance.


 Since you asked... 

 

:D

 

Sorry, but I have to use JC for illustration purposes. Put your thumb over his face if you feel awkward about it. I have highlighted the problems in red and the good stuff or solutions in green.

 

 

JC already knows what I'm about to tell you and I'm not revealing and secrets here, just commonly held knowledge about not looking like a hobbit when you wear clothes. The fact that he persists in wearing these mistakes tells me that he is either a masochist, half blind, or purposefully belligerent. Possibly all three. First the shoulders: You can see the slope of the shoulders, hi lighted in red, is rather steep. For the person of average, or above average, height this is desirable. However, for the short man this enhances short stature. A slightly more construction, hi lighted in green, would give an illusion of more height by raising the height of the shoulder. Criticizing someone's large lapel width is like making a joke about his mother on SF, but whatevs. By slightly slimming the lapel JC would underplay the lateral lines of the lapel, creating a more vertical line and giving yet another accentuation of height. The buttoning point is much too high for a short person. Drop it lower and give yourself a vertical plane to mirror the line of the legs. Patch pockets are a big no-no short short people. They create not only more lateral lines on the torso, but literally putting a stubby block of fabric in the worst possible place, the torso. But you have to have pockets, right? The solution is to be as discrete with your pockets as possible. Flapped pockets are ok, but besom is better. Jacket length is easy. Longer jacket lengths reduce the appearance of length in the legs so short dudes should avoid them at all costs. They need a jacket as short as possible while still conforming to classic tastes. Not only will this extend the line of the legs, but it will make the torso appear longer. Another big no-no for the shorties, trouser cuffs. Yet again, lateral lines breaking up the length of the legs. Keep them trews uncuffed. JC's trouser length is really good. Short-stops never want to have too much break, if any at all. More lateral lines, again. Not a big deal for obviously tall or average height people, but if you are really short you want to use every device you can to create the illusion of height. 

 

Now you may be saying "But if I can't have wide lapels, patch pockets, and cuffed trousers how can I be a SF star???" The answer is to damn the torpedoes and do what is right for your stature.

 

Follows these guidelines and you'll look like Andre The Giant. Well, not really, but at least you won't look like Frodo.

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*inserts generic meek/humble introduction in order to appease SF wise men*

 

Gents, I posted a tailoring query in the tailoring thread but didn't get any response. If you do not mind I will try my luck here...

 

I have a minor query regarding the shoulder fit of my new Canali suit – it is the fruit of a rather ill-advised request to my tailor for the dreaded “shoulder” modification. Yes, I know the orthodoxy on this (better not to bother) but was so desperate to try…

 

The shoulder divot, yes whilst being obvious, as you can see, is worse from some angles than others.

 

Personally, I don’t mind it so, but neither am I an authority on such things…Thus, I request the good gentlemen of SF if they be honest with me and tell me – more work required or can I put it to the back of my mind?

 

Many thanks,

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

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