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One often encounters bizarre businesses when walking around in Los Angeles.  Walked past this earlier today.   It's a "Bridal Exchange".  Today is Sunday, so it wasn't open, but it looks like a place where unhappy brides exchange things that they don't want for things that they do want  The bride in the picture in one of the windows appears to have achieved happiness by exchanging her groom for a horse.  (Please, no comments that the place should be called a "bridle exchange" or that if one has a horse one needs a groom.)

Brooks Brothers blue wool and polyester blazer, L L Bean yellow OCBD shirt, Beau Ties Of Vermont tie, Hermes pocket square, blue and yellow surcingle belt, Orvis trousers, and Allen-Edmonds Walnut Strands.  On a large enough monitor you can also see that I have (sort of) managed to get my watch (well, the watch chain) into the picture.  It's harder to get pocket watches into pictures than it is to get wrist watches into pictures.


I do not know if there is also a "Groom Exchange" where unhappy grooms can exchange their brides for horses and then have an inside track to (eventually) getting a few pair of shell cordovan shoes.

For fans of pictures of small parts of people rather than whole people (there must be some fans based on the number of thumbs these sort of pictures get) and for fans of brass buttons.......


Many years ago, when I got this blazer at Brooks Brothers, there was no problem having working button holes added.  Back then, two buttons was the default number of cuff buttons on three button jackets (and three was the default number of cuff buttons on two button jackets) but you could have any number of cuff buttons that you wanted.  I wanted three buttons, so they put three buttons on the cuffs.

Recently, there seems to be an odd practice of leaving some of the cuff buttons unbuttoned.  I have no idea why people do this.  Maybe they miss having fly buttons to forget to button (since the invention of zippers) so they forget to button their cuff buttons instead.

(On the off chance that any unhappy brides look at the posts in this group, the "Bridal Exchange" is on Olympic Blvd just east of Bundy in West Los Angeles.)

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Roycru's posts are the highlight of my day.

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I'm sorry.

Interesting about the # of cuff buttons though
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One often encounters bizarre businesses when walking around in Los Angeles.  Walked past this earlier today.   It's a "Bridal Exchange".  Today is Sunday, so it wasn't open, but it looks like a place where unhappy brides exchange things that they don't want for things that they do want  The bride in the picture in one of the windows appears to have achieved happiness by exchanging her groom for a horse.  (Please, no comments that the place should be called a "bridle exchange" or that if one has a horse one needs a groom.)

Brooks Brothers blue wool and polyester blazer, L L Bean yellow OCBD shirt, Beau Ties Of Vermont tie, Hermes pocket square, blue and yellow surcingle belt, Orvis trousers, and Allen-Edmonds Walnut Strands.  On a large enough monitor you can also see that I have (sort of) managed to get my watch (well, the watch chain) into the picture.  It's harder to get pocket watches into pictures than it is to get wrist watches into pictures.

 

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I do not know if there is also a "Groom Exchange" where unhappy grooms can exchange their brides for horses and then have an inside track to (eventually) getting a few pair of shell cordovan shoes.

For fans of pictures of small parts of people rather than whole people (there must be some fans based on the number of thumbs these sort of pictures get) and for fans of brass buttons.......

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Many years ago, when I got this blazer at Brooks Brothers, there was no problem having working button holes added.  Back then, two buttons was the default number of cuff buttons on three button jackets (and three was the default number of cuff buttons on two button jackets) but you could have any number of cuff buttons that you wanted.  I wanted three buttons, so they put three buttons on the cuffs.

Recently, there seems to be an odd practice of leaving some of the cuff buttons unbuttoned.  I have no idea why people do this.  Maybe they miss having fly buttons to forget to button (since the invention of zippers) so they forget to button their cuff buttons instead.

(On the off chance that any unhappy brides look at the posts in this group, the "Bridal Exchange" is on Olympic Blvd just east of Bundy in West Los Angeles.)

 

Hm, trading for a horse... I see a huge upside here, not only cordovans but also withel for an old school canvassing (I actually have an old Nervesa suit which is canvassed with withel, amazing but very heavy. Yes, the withel was removed from the horse first, that's not why its heavy) and of course all the glue you could ever want. The "eventually" part is the biggest issue though...

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Back to work... (please note the delicate match with my cooking pot)

 

 

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Today. Feedback is welcome.

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* Suitsupply
* Tyrhwitt shirt
* Embassy of Elegance seven fold
* linen PS from Poszetka
* wholecuts by Cheaney

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Today. Feedback is welcome.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Details (Click to show)
* Suitsupply
* Tyrhwitt shirt
* Embassy of Elegance seven fold
* linen PS from Poszetka
* wholecuts by Cheaney

 

Out of all your fits so far, I like this one the best. It's a nice elegant fit

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Wearing linen for the first time and a shantung silk bow tie...

 

 


 

 

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Roycru's posts are the highlight of my day.

 

They´re beyond awesome - he has a way of sardonically putting humor in his texts. @Roycru, you´re the best or, as Hip Hoppers might phrase it: "You da MVP" 

 

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Today. Feedback is welcome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


9f321cd50751bcc168cc877513a4c556.jpgDetails (Click to show)
* Suitsupply
* Tyrhwitt shirt
* Embassy of Elegance seven fold
* linen PS from Poszetka
* wholecuts by Cheaney

b2454d59062d7896367dcfdb59e883a6.jpg

46a7bef785a9a83c24242f495db636c1.jpg

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I like it - well done, @blekit ! 

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Featured the same suit before but was trying out louder colours for tie and PS. The pocket square is of a brownish/orange-ish colour. It's an odd colour and I rarely wear it out but wanted to try it with the tie.

 

Do they work well? A shame that the left shirt cuff got caught on the watch.

 

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Very nice. Never seen your face before, I think; fits almost always look better like this.


Pot matching = priority #1. Words I live by.

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Originally Posted by blekit View Post

Today. Feedback is welcome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
9f321cd50751bcc168cc877513a4c556.jpg
Details (Click to show)
* Suitsupply
* Tyrhwitt shirt
* Embassy of Elegance seven fold
* linen PS from Poszetka
* wholecuts by Cheaney

b2454d59062d7896367dcfdb59e883a6.jpg

46a7bef785a9a83c24242f495db636c1.jpg

fd57523d2c346d1fd50cd06887f616b1.jpg

Normally, I wouldn't comment on this, for it's a good, basic fit. But since you always write "feedback welcome": I know it's a staple but I personally think navy suit + navy tie almost never really works. The shades of blue are just different and it would bug me to no end. Also, that trouser crease just off the windowpane would drive me crazy. But again, the fit is good, shoe shine especially.
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Originally Posted by Holnave View Post

Featured the same suit before but was trying out louder colours for tie and PS. The pocket square is of a brownish/orange-ish colour. It's an odd colour and I rarely wear it out but wanted to try it with the tie.

Do they work well? A shame that the left shirt cuff got caught on the watch. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I don't think this conservative suit works with this bright pocket square (or tie).
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Last days of flannel (I hope):





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Last days of flannel (I hope):





 

What a fantastic suit!

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Originally Posted by Holnave View Post
 

Featured the same suit before but was trying out louder colours for tie and PS. The pocket square is of a brownish/orange-ish colour. It's an odd colour and I rarely wear it out but wanted to try it with the tie.

 

Do they work well? A shame that the left shirt cuff got caught on the watch.

 

 

 

Not bad, but the tie and ps is out of tune. Think it could be better with something that relate more to the colours in the tie. 

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What a fantastic suit!

Thanks, I thought you would like it, right up your alley.
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Not bad, but the tie and ps is out of tune. Think it could be better with something that relate more to the colours in the tie. 

 

 

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I don't think this conservative suit works with this bright pocket square (or tie).

 

Thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated.

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