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I’m not quite sure why, but a photo is much better than a mirror.

 

Because it's literally not your eye. Rather simple, actually.

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You're hitting some solid singles and doubles lately @TheoProf
. I definitely like the looser drape v. the slim BB Regent fit, and the natural shoulder suits you very well. Someone mentioned spread v. BD collars looking better on you. The spread looks good indeed, but I think you can get away with BD collars as long as they have a hefty roll to them.
Thanks for the kind words and the feedback CM. I'd always preferred bd collars until I began posting here. While I wasn't planning to give them up completely, I'm happy to hear someone say that it wouldn't be a mistake to continue to wear them periodically. As for substantial collar rolls, I doubt I'll ever buy another bd shirt from Brooks Brothers again. I've been really disappointed in the collars of the last several bd's that I've purchased from them.
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Thanks awfully to all those who post pictures of themselves and who don't get discouraged by the occasional bizarre comments.


The Grand Canal in Venice and Robopose on yet another day of what's locally called "June Gloom".






Brooks Brothers blue blazer, pink OCBD shirt, patchwork Madras tie, and white cotton trousers, Polo Ralph Lauren pocket square, and Bass white bucks.


The popular piece of person (with baked goods) picture (and with a picture of a  Citroën 2CV in the background) showing that when one has been wearing ties for over sixty years, the width of one's ties varies with the ebb and flow of fashion over the years, but, like Prince Michael Of Kent, one should press on and keep wearing one's ties, even if some might think some of them to be a bit too wide.





To avoid any bizarre comments about the baked goods, here's the label on what I ate (probably an "Only In California" sort of thing).......





...if you want one just like it, go to The Atmosphere Cafe on Venice Blvd in Mar Vista.

Dare I ask? How did the baked goods taste?

Edited: its vegan, so lactose is covered, obviously they used almond or coconut milk
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Thanks for the kind words and the feedback CM. I'd always preferred bd collars until I began posting here. While I wasn't planning to give them up completely, I'm happy to hear someone say that it wouldn't be a mistake to continue to wear them periodically. As for substantial collar rolls, I doubt I'll ever buy another bd shirt from Brooks Brothers again. I've been really disappointed in the collars of the last several bd's that I've purchased from them.

Brooks Brothers just reintroduced their classic BD collar. A little pricey but looks interesting I guess. They call them "Original Polo." Link is Regent fit but they have Milano and others.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Regent-Fit-Original-Polo%C2%AE-Button-Down-Oxford-Dress-Shirt/ME02352,default,pd.html?dwvar_ME02352_Color=BLUE&contentpos=1&cgid=men-oxford-shirts

 

confession: I hate BD collars. I own no BD dress shirts and wear casual BDs unbuttoned. Quirk?

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@coldinboston 

You asked how the Ridiculous Baking Company Gluten Free Organic Vegan Pear Apple Pecan muffin that I ate at The Atmosphere Cafe on Venice Blvd in Mar Vista CA was.  

I thought that it was very good, however, a coworker and I once went to lunch and split a turkey sandwich.  My half was very good but his half was terrible. Tastes vary from person to person.

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@coldinboston
 


You asked how the Ridiculous Baking Company Gluten Free Organic Vegan Pear Apple Pecan muffin that I ate at The Atmosphere Cafe on Venice Blvd in Mar Vista CA was.  


I thought that it was very good, however, a coworker and I once went to lunch and split a turkey sandwich.  My half was very good but his half was terrible. Tastes vary from person to person.

Oh i agree just like in menswear, tastes can vary in food.
I just found some of the vegan-gluten free baked goods that are also becoming popular in Boston now are more hit and miss than the "traditional" baked goods, but probably healthier.

Also anything that has pecans in it cannot be bad in my book...
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I just found some of the vegan-gluten free baked goods that are also becoming popular in Boston now are more hit and miss than the "traditional" baked goods, but probably healthier.

 

There is a fairly recent development in the world of vegan cuisine called aquafaba. It is a versatile egg substitute that you can even make meringues out of. It is literally re-writing the book on vegan baking. It is starting to spread nationally but is still relatively rare. I think that it adds quite a lot to vegan baking which, let's be honest, was not great previously. 

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Indeed.

I’m not quite sure why, but a photo is much better than a mirror.

And, of course, one can also take a photo of the back for one’s own purposes.  There are a lot of guys walking around with jackets with clean fronts and sloppy backs. 

On the other hand, one insurmountable problem with photos is that they’re static.  In real life we’re in motion much of the time.  In my experience this matters quite a bit for trousers.

Cheers,

Ac

Recently had this experience; looked in the mirror with some new trousers, thought it was an ok look and decided to take a photo. Despite my best endeavors with many photos and angles I decided that ultimately I looked like shit. So nothing was posted and the trousers are heading off for some alterations.

So even if you dont post its still worthwhile to getting another point of view or perspective.
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There is a fairly recent development in the world of vegan cuisine called aquafaba. It is a versatile egg substitute that you can even make meringues out of. It is literally re-writing the book on vegan baking. It is starting to spread nationally but is still relatively rare. I think that it adds quite a lot to vegan baking which, let's be honest, was not great previously. 

Maybe that could explain why there seems to be more variability in "tastiness" from place to place. More so that I have seen in non vegan baked goods. I would also assume that some of the ingredients like aquafaba are more expensive and not every store is willing to use them
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Indeed.

I’m not quite sure why, but a photo is much better than a mirror.

And, of course, one can also take a photo of the back for one’s own purposes.  There are a lot of guys walking around with jackets with clean fronts and sloppy
I dont mean to make a Seinfeld reference, but from experience do not take a picture at a Barneys mirror if you are buying stuff there. I guarantee you dont look like that in real life...
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

There is a fairly recent development in the world of vegan cuisine called aquafaba. It is a versatile egg substitute that you can even make meringues out of. It is literally re-writing the book on vegan baking. It is starting to spread nationally but is still relatively rare. I think that it adds quite a lot to vegan baking which, let's be honest, was not great previously. 
Mmmm...bean water
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I dont mean to make a Seinfeld reference,  [...]

 

Never, and I mean NEVER, apologize for a Seinfeld reference ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac  :)

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This constant harping on about 'bizarre comments' is getting tedious. Are we supposed to post pics and make no comments or critiques? Or do we only allow praise and nothing more? If the answer to these questions is in the negative then it's inevitable that some of the comments may be deemed by some people to be unhelpful, overly critical, possibly ridiculous or even bizarre. That's the inevitable consequence we pay for 'free speech' on the Internet. One man's 'bizarre comment' is another man's humourous anecdote / helpful critique / pearl of wisdom / tough love revelation etc.

I must say I enjoy the unusual settings, wry observations and hilarious deadpan expressions offered up in signature Roycru posts. However, I too find the more recent "bizarre comments" schtick tiresome and repetitive. I prefer the old, "apolitical" Roycru, who was less judgemental, less predictable and more fun.
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Yesterday, a bizarre combination of winter and summer fabrics - tweed, worsted flannel and shantung silk.



Slubby tie h8ers look away...




RL jacket
HC tie
Kamakura shirt
Panta trews
C&J shoes
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that tie and that jacket should never be worn together.

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