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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Do you guys have any tell-tales of the competence of a tailor?

I'd probably start by calling some high-end, trustworthy boutiques in the area and ask where they get their tailored clothes altered (or who they recommend in the area). Something like Saks or Barney's. A place where they sell expensive suits (even if you don't have tailored clothing, someone who can alter a suit jacket can slim down a shirt).

Then I would just send a cheap garment to them first to make sure I like the work. If I do, I'd bring more expensive/ complicated jobs.
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Also, learning to do the basics yourself is always nice.  Sure it takes time, but you never have communication issues & you save a little money.

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Man, I've struck out so many times with purchases this summer. I have a bunch of new things, like Leder shirts and a jacket, and a couple pairs of mis-sized Gustin trousers that I now need to sell. Lately, I have twice found something I wanted and ordered it, only to have it not be in stock. I pretty much give up at this point. I do like my two pairs of FEIT boots, though.
Edited by zissou - 8/2/16 at 9:08pm
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I like Feit boots as well. Feit flies a little under the SF groupthink radar.
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I like Feit boots as well. Feit flies a little under the SF groupthink radar.

I don't know about being under the radar.  We've discussed it a fair bit.  I like some of their styles, but some of them, imo, are pretty miss.  Sorta like a less street Hender Scheme...

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Their hikers are pretty much the only style I like. I imagine them as old timey mountaineering boots that go well with all of my Cabourn stuff.
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RFT: I just cut off all my hair, and it feels extremely liberating. Part of me wonders why I didn't do this ages ago. I liked my hair when it looked good, but I feel like it looked stupid at least half the time (stiff winds, insufficient product, extreme humidity). I'm not sure how great it'll look with plaid flannels and chunky cardigans if I keep it up through winter, though.

Unrelated: Does anybody have a recommendation for packable athletic shorts? Most of mine are from CYC (Reigning Champ, W+H), and I like them but they're hard to cram into a small bag. Must have pockets, would ideally stay up without using a string tie, and don't think I care about much else.
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Nike. Side pockets, key pocket, small zipped pocket. 25$ or so. Doubles as bathing suit.
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Anyone here ever tried shrinking a linen sweater? (Or linen garment)
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I have a linen cardigan that I've tried shrinking. It's loosely woven, and unfortunately it stretches back out every time I wear it. I'm sure you'd get different results with different weaves.
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Agreed. I shrank a linen sweater by putting it in a hot cycle. It does stretch back out in width with wear but it remains significantly shorter
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Damn, was trying to get width shrinkage more than length. Might just have to sell and size down.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

RFT: I just cut off all my hair, and it feels extremely liberating. Part of me wonders why I didn't do this ages ago. I liked my hair when it looked good, but I feel like it looked stupid at least half the time (stiff winds, insufficient product, extreme humidity). I'm not sure how great it'll look with plaid flannels and chunky cardigans if I keep it up through winter, though.

Unrelated: Does anybody have a recommendation for packable athletic shorts? Most of mine are from CYC (Reigning Champ, W+H), and I like them but they're hard to cram into a small bag. Must have pockets, would ideally stay up without using a string tie, and don't think I care about much else.

Snowpeak.  More expensive, but nice.

 

They have other models as well, but for me, zips on the side pockets is key,  On sale right now.  Not sure if there is any additonal coupon.

 

http://www.backcountry.com/snow-peak-dry-stretch-short-mens?skid=SNO004N-OV-S&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6c25vd3BlYWs6MTo5OnNub3dwZWFr

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I have now spent more money repairing my fav pair of jeans (Uniqlo x Undercover which were like 40$) than my most expensive pair of jeans ever (300?). These things hve been repaired at least 30 times over the past 4 years.
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