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One of my ex-girlfriends considers my parents as surrogate parents, essentially, and her children treat them (and call them) grandparents. I dated her while I was in college and the weekend I went home to break it off with her she left her house crying and was being comforted by my mum before I got home myself. She needed their support so I drove back to college. That was over 20 years ago.

 

Wait... still?

 

How freaking long did you guys date?

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Wait... still?

 

How freaking long did you guys date?

Still, yes. My parents still live in the UK, so I like that they have this relationship with her, her husband, and their children. It certainly eased the pressure on me to start a family and I'm sure it makes it easier for my parents to be so far away from my kids now. She's a lovely person and after losing her mother to cancer at 15 and her Dad largely abandoning her and her sister when he met someone else, she deserves to have the unconditional love she gets from my parents. 

 

We only dated for about a year.

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Well that sounds weird? 

Not to me, my fiancée is friends with one of my exes. Granted, it's 16 years since we had a relationship. Still though, doesn't have to be an issue if you're cool with your ex.

Also, much like SeaJen's ex, she's also friends with my parents.
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As much as I like all of the pieces you're wearing today individually (everything looks to fit you very well, and looks good), there seems to be a dichotomy between the top and the bottom - bottom is much more informal-looking that the top. Darker trousers and different shoes would complement the jacket/shirt/tie combo better, IMHO.
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Well that sounds weird? 

 

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Yeah... I was thinking the same thing


It's actually fantastic. They're able to constantly talk shit about me (good naturedly). And my wife isn't American, so I was really grateful she was able to find a friend so quickly. They go out to lunch a lot and she (the ex-GF) is going to come along with us when next we visit Korea (she visited once when I first moved there, but I was unfamiliar with the place and I did a crappy job showing her around).

 

I'm sure plenty of people have managed a smooth transition from a serious relationship to a serious friendship. It also may have helped that I was out of the country the first six years after the relationship ended.

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It's actually fantastic. They're able to constantly talk shit about me (good naturedly). And my wife isn't American, so I was really grateful she was able to find a friend so quickly. They go out to lunch a lot and she (the ex-GF) is going to come along with us when next we visit Korea (she visited once when I first moved there, but I was unfamiliar with the place and I did a crappy job showing her around).

I'm sure plenty of people have managed a smooth transition from a serious relationship to a serious friendship. It also may have helped that I was out of the country the first six years after the relationship ended.

I've always thought that a wife and a mistress were two women with a problem in common - apparently, a wife and an ex-girlfriend are two women with a common problem resolved smile.gif.
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It's actually fantastic. They're able to constantly talk shit about me (good naturedly). And my wife isn't American, so I was really grateful she was able to find a friend so quickly. They go out to lunch a lot and she (the ex-GF) is going to come along with us when next we visit Korea (she visited once when I first moved there, but I was unfamiliar with the place and I did a crappy job showing her around).

 

I'm sure plenty of people have managed a smooth transition from a serious relationship to a serious friendship. It also may have helped that I was out of the country the first six years after the relationship ended.

Good deal! My wife is on good terms with one of my ex-GFs, but they're not necessarily friends.

post #18084 of 43974

Afternoon,

 

I recently made myself a navy 3-piece suit, wide notch lapel, hand pleated shoulder, the works. I tried something new with a double breasted vest and so far so good, thinking I might try going little longer on the vest my next go round, or just raise up the rise on my pants. @EFV inspired me with those forward pleated pants, that might have to be my next experiment. 

 

 

 

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Amazing, mate!! It looks awesome!

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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Wore my grey birdseye like @SeaJen today with a navy cardigan since it was actually a bit colder in SF.

And I took my turn at the Brooks Brothers trad repp like @mossrockss and @EliodA (thanks for the inspiration!).

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I like this and thumbed it accordingly, but I’d like if even more if the Cardigan were a bit longer.

 

A traditional view of the Cardigan is that it’s an analogue of the waistcoat/vest, and as such should cover the trouser waistband when worn with a jacket and tie.  I find the fact that I can see the belt buckle (and the tie tip too, for that matter) visually distracting.

 

Again, that’s a traditionalist view.  Since the other elements of the ensemble are pretty traditional, however, that one instance of departure from tradition is perhaps even more noticeable.

 

YMMV.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Ring
Eton
EG Cappelli
Drakes
Pantherella
GG

 

What collar do you get from Eton?  Shirts are great for travel, but never loved any of the collars.  

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I'm definitely not a proponent of very matchy pocket squares, but here it seems without context to me. I think I would have gone with something darker to balance the tie.

The picture sucks, so you can't see that the tie is navy as well as the ground of the hank.
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I like this and thumbed it accordingly, but I’d like if even more if the Cardigan were a bit longer.

A traditional view of the Cardigan is that it’s an analogue of the waistcoat/vest, and as such should cover the trouser waistband when worn with a jacket and tie.  I find the fact that I can see the belt buckle (and the tie tip too, for that matter) visually distracting.

Again, that’s a traditionalist view.  Since the other elements of the ensemble are pretty traditional, however, that one instance of departure from tradition is perhaps even more noticeable.

YMMV.

Cheers,

Ac

Thanks for the thumb and the feedback. Makes perfect sense. The cardigan actually is long enough as you can see in this image - one more button and it would have covered the tie and belt.



But if I'm being honest I suppose I was trying for some sort of affected/fun/tussled look that didn't end up panning out because, among other reasons and as others have also mentioned, using a worsted traditional suit wasn't the right canvas for the rest. At least not presented this way.

Oh well, that's why we're here: try, fail, listen, learn, and try again! Appreciate all the help, doods.
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Aló!

 

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