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That classic Mark Cho cro-magnon hunch :bounce2:


WTF?

post #1862 of 2105
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WTF?

 

What do you mean what the fuck? It's his most signature feature that he talks about all the time and is constantly joking about in person. They have contests at Armoury HQ to see who has the most Quasidomo slouch.

 

Again, vigilanteism not needed. Thanks! :D

post #1863 of 2105
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What do you mean what the fuck? It's his most signature feature that he talks about all the time and is constantly joking about in person. They have contests at Armoury HQ to see who has the most Quasidomo slouch.

 

Again, vigilanteism not needed. Thanks! :D


No vigilanteism. I just don't see what you apparently see in that photo. What hunch? What slouch? Good for you that you are so in with the Armory crowd to be in on the joke. Woo.

post #1864 of 2105
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No vigilanteism. I just don't see what you apparently see in that photo. What hunch? What slouch? Good for you that you are so in with the Armory crowd to be in on the joke. Woo.

 

I hate the Armoury crowd. Can't you see his neck jutting out like a velociraptor though?

All time worst posture 2017. He looks like a Tetris piece in person.

post #1865 of 2105
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I hate the Armoury crowd. Can't you see his neck jutting out like a velociraptor though?

All time worst posture 2017. He looks like a Tetris piece in person.


No, no he doesn't. Relax. Let it go. Why do you care?

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No, no he doesn't. Relax. Let it go. Why do you care?

 

As a longtime computer user I'm just concerned about his posture.

I'm going to... go out on a limb here... and say... that despite demurring... you are engaging in... vigilanteism.

Let's agree to disagree.

 

As for ongoing bespoke projects, I want to mention two in process, besides the obligatory suit stuff which is boring.

 

1, bespoke tap dancing shoes. I had largely been too lazy to focus on this issue or just resorted to retrofitting old bespoke shoes with taps or vice versa but my shoe maker suggested some ergonomic improvements to achieve better aerodynamism, lightness, but also cushioning on impact. Tap dancing shoes were by no means his area of expertise but he consulted with someone and the result is so far drastically better and I feel much mor nimble on my feet and less fatigue. I know that some people like to parcel everything out, like troursers one place, cowboy boots anotehr place, etc., leaving each specialty to one person, but I am all for vertical integration -- if I can have all shirts pajamas jackets etc made by one tailor and all shoe related gewgaws made by one shoe person I am much happier as it reduces tedium.

 

2, bespoke high top leather sneakers, the result so far is exceptional from a stylistic perspective, anatomically the custom route does not offer any real advantage, but the details and distressing you can achieve obviously add a lot of appeal, the outcome so far is remisnicent of Golden Goose but sans the conspicuous branding and stupid star motifs. Thus far very enjoyable

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As a longtime computer user I'm just concerned about his posture.

I'm going to... go out on a limb here... and say... that despite demurring... you are engaging in... vigilanteism.

Let's agree to disagree.

 

 

If calling you out on your bullshit is vigilanteism, okay. I guess alternative facts are a thing now.

post #1868 of 2105
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That looks great. Was thinking about getting a single breasted, peak label, tan wool gabardine suit from Steed this year. Talked to a friend about it and he convinced me a SBPL only really works for formal garments, like a summer evening jacket in midnight or navy silk. Think that's solid advice.

Wouldn't be opposed to getting something like that, or a cocktail suit. If I went to Sexton, I think I'd do a SBPL since he's one of the few who consistently knocks it out the park.
Really like the lapels on that.

Thanks! It was the first overcoat Steed made for me and whilst it has seen a lot of abuse it has held up well. I love what Edwin does with double-breasted lapels on suits and on overcoats

As for Sexton vs C&M - I have never seen a Sexton suit in person so cannot make any comparison. But I cannot speak highly enough of the C&M team

R-O-T
post #1869 of 2105
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@Leaves
is this Loro Piana Pecora fabric?



Now is that a polo coat, or an Ulster? I'm going to have one made up and I want the style in this picture.
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Now is that a polo coat, or an Ulster? I'm going to have one made up and I want the style in this picture.

Polo Coat I would say. But I also feel a polo coat should be in camel, or am I just being silly?
post #1871 of 2105
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Polo Coat I would say. But I also feel a polo coat should be in camel, or am I just being silly?

 

Camel polo coat is passé. This mouse color neatly solves the issue.

post #1872 of 2105
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Polo Coat I would say. But I also feel a polo coat should be in camel, or am I just being silly?
The collar is what throws me off. Sometimes I see a standard peak lapel collar on the polo coat, sometimes i see that collar, the name of which I don't know. I prefer that collar.
post #1873 of 2105
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I guess alternative facts are a thing now.

I heard Trump say (I promise, it was a screenshot of his Twitter account, posted on Facebook, it must be true) he was disappointed that the term virtual reality was taken and he had to settle for alternative facts. He was so disappointed he is considering a new tax on Oculus and HTC.

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Camel polo coat is passé. This mouse color neatly solves the issue.

Ok. I prefer camel fleece to mouse wool.
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The collar is what throws me off. Sometimes I see a standard peak lapel collar on the polo coat, sometimes i see that collar, the name of which I don't know. I prefer that collar.

I dunno man, I think I prefer the more peaked collar. But it's an awesome coat, no doubt. A few additional pictures:




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Latest overcoat from Sartoria Corcos, not Ongoing, completed.

post #1875 of 2105
Still hemming and hawing about my next commission, but I have given more thought to commissioning a Tuxedo.

Bear with me. Here are the pertinent facts: (1) I am getting married this coming December; (2) my bride-to-be would like for me to wear a Tuxedo; (3) my Tuxedo that I normally wear is beat up and not up to snuff; (4) the rest of my Tuxedo rig is solid, i.e., shoes, shirt, studs, socks, bow; and (4) I wear black tie anywhere from five to ten times a year, for weddings and various galas.

In all honesty, but for the wedding, commissioning a Tuxedo would not be on my radar. However, in lieu of the foregoing facts, there are certainly some benefits.

First and foremost, because my current Tuxedo is not up to snuff, and because I am not renting from Men's Warehouse under any circumstance, I will have to purchase a new Tuxedo prior to the wedding. I estimate that the cost of RTW will be roughly half of what I would otherwise spend on bespoke. Maybe a bit less.

Second, the RTW option will likely be expensive, and will not have the details that I want. I have surveyed the RTW options, and there are negatives associated with each. Lapels too big, lapels to small, and, more importantly, none will have a proper vest. I will certainly be compromising, at least to an extent.

Third, I will wear it at least five to ten times a year. There are certain festivities where I will probably opt for my beater tuxedo, but I will nonetheless get wear out of it.

Fourth, it is my wedding, and this is as good of a splurge as any.

Fifth, a bespoke Tuxedo is unequivocally awesome.

What say you all?
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