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post #8371 of 37405
De facto/de jure are usually used when talking about matters of law or governance... not clothes on the internet...
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Shit like this makes me happy to be people. Reaffirms that antagonism is normally a reaction to a mistake and then escalates from there.

stfu and gtfo with you emotional lovey dovey crap.
post #8373 of 37405
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

stfu and gtfo with you emotional lovey dovey crap.

^ love this guy.
post #8374 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I was responding more to TM79. I like the expressions de facto and de jure.

I'm also a bit embarrassed to admit that I haven't read Kira's post, only the responses to it.


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Yes. I am buying him a jacket. I'm buying everyone jackets. Murl, what's your size?

De facto may be totally fine in the context it was used but still makes someone look like a massive tool. If they're fine with being a tool, then by all means ...

And since you're buying everyone jackets, put me down for a 40R.

Also, I like stirring the pot. I don't take my one liners very seriously. I encourage others to do likewise.
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post

I appreciate the kind words folks.

@Claghorn
, that's pretty much it. I'm a 38R by nature, but I've purchased jackets in 40R and they fit me well. For example, I saw a vintage Dior jacket that was 40R, but fitted me perfectly.

In all seriousness, I do have a crappy camera phone. I can't promise that I'll post pictures of my outfits (as I don't like taking pictures), but I'll leave the option open.

This is the kind of thing that can get you in trouble around here. What you perceive as perfect, the Noodlemasters might take issue with. "I think" trumps "I know".

Leave your assumptions aside and allow the Noodlemasters to help guide you on your journey.
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@AJL, I see. I didn't buy the jacket though. It had a tear on the shoulder. I only compared the size of the jacket to my size. I forgot to mention that.

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^ so how do you know it fitted you perfectly? Please read AJL's post again and try to get hispoint .
post #8378 of 37405
I thut my Zegna suits fit me perfectly until I came to SF...and before I gained 15lbs.
XD
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Well, I compared the my size and the jacket's size. How did I do this? I measured myself. Since I'm still getting used into proportions, my measurements are probably skewed by an inch more or less. I believe what @AJL meant was that the word perfect is a subjective word; and that the more experienced users on the forum will likely see things I won't.

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Kira, you cannot tell from the measurements alone whether a jacket fits you or not. You have to try it on. Believe me, I've made that mistake too in the past. Inaccuracies in measuring aside, there are so many factors in the fit of a jacket that are not evident from the measurements (e.g. front /back balance, sleeve pitch, buttoning point) that you can never tell if it fits unless you've tried it. Which is of course one of the problems when buying online...
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@EliodA, I can't argue with that. Unfortunately, the nearest and most skilled tailors are about an hour drive from where I live. There's a Men's Warehouse store and another unknown haberdashery, but I'm avoiding those. Regarding the unknown menswear store, their shirts were made from brands I've never seen before; and it had polywool suits. Note, I only browsed for a few minutes.

 

 

I'm trying to challenge that dressing well while being frugal isn't a paradox.. But, I'm probably going to follow Manton's route and just go completely bespoke from head to toe. For the time being, I have to ignore those variables and focus on the general ones..

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My dear Kira, can you please stop being so pretentious? Going bespoke from head to toe... You're in college, right?
Besides, doing bespoke without a proper understanding of the basics regarding fit and proportion is bound to result in disappointment. Moreover, if you have reasonably normal proportions, there's no need for that anyway.
Just post a few pics here and ask for feedback. Nobody's going to grill you for poor quality phone pics. People are here willing to help you.
post #8383 of 37405
yo bitchez, all my ish fits me perfect. read it and weep, children.
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post

@EliodA
, I can't argue with that. Unfortunately, the nearest and most skilled tailors are about an hour drive from where I live. There's a Men's Warehouse store and another unknown haberdashery, but I'm avoiding those. Regarding the unknown menswear store, their shirts were made from brands I've never seen before; and it had polywool suits. Note, I only browsed for a few minutes.


I'm trying to challenge that dressing well while being frugal isn't a paradox.. But, I'm probably going to follow Manton's route and just go completely bespoke from head to toe. For the time being, I have to ignore those variables and focus on the general ones..

You're all over the place. So you're going to go from a severely out of date and not nice looking DB jacket to full bespoke head to toe? A reality check is in order here.

Crawl before you walk.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

You're all over the place. So you're going to go from a severely out of date and not nice looking DB jacket to full bespoke head to toe? A reality check is in order here.

Crawl before you walk.

Yes. Let go of what you think you know, or what you think you've absorbed in 3 mos. here. You've barely scratched the surface.
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