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I know a lot of you guys battle competition, especially in the major cities. I suppose I have some, but I'm far more of a regular customer on the menswear side than any others I've seen. Anyway, in real life, I like to think of myself as a decent person. I will always let people in when they're trying to hop into a busy street. I'll make sure the person running to the tram/bus/subway gets on by hitting the button. One thing I've recently realized about myself is that this sane, rational person no longer exists when someone is in "my" section and looking at things that I have not yet inspected. I will say the most awful things in my head until the person hangs the item back and walks away. I'll take a look and see that it was nothing of importance and then feel like a fool.

No one else does that? Bueller?
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I have no idea why I just bought a huge Kangaroo hide. Can I use this as a rug by my bed?
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I've never hit any real grails yet, so maybe someone is just going for the highest end stuff, but any time I've left tailored clothing (Southwick chambray blazer, H-F LP suit, Harris Tweed sportcoat), it's always been there when I go back.

I definitely get that feeling, but I think most of the people in these stores are looking for mall brands because that's what they recognize.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I know a lot of you guys battle competition, especially in the major cities. I suppose I have some, but I'm far more of a regular customer on the menswear side than any others I've seen. Anyway, in real life, I like to think of myself as a decent person. I will always let people in when they're trying to hop into a busy street. I'll make sure the person running to the tram/bus/subway gets on by hitting the button. One thing I've recently realized about myself is that this sane, rational person no longer exists when someone is in "my" section and looking at things that I have not yet inspected. I will say the most awful things in my head until the person hangs the item back and walks away. I'll take a look and see that it was nothing of importance and then feel like a fool.

No one else does that? Bueller?

Im very shy and polite.

But if you are in my store I will cut a fool.
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I have no idea why I just bought a huge Kangaroo hide. Can I use this as a rug by my bed?
No, I can though.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

No one else does that? Bueller?

no, i have a very laid-back thrifting style. the way i see it 5 seconds or 5 minutes they beat me to it and i usually find good things so whatever. 

 

i think most folks here are pretty chill, but i've had it happen where flippers have tried to intimidate me tho which is pretty funny. i've developed a defense mechanism where if i feel rushed or pressured i unleash a stealth, eye-watering chipotle fart. how's my ass taste, guy? lol it's usually good for a 2-degree warmup for a couple of racks either way.

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I try blocking them out like I'm a Center for the Lakers!! Take that weak shit someplace else!!

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I have no idea why I just bought a huge Kangaroo hide.

In that sentence is the answer. It is, therefore you bought it.

 

Only find today

JCrew Made in USA

 

 

 

 

 

On a different note.

 

My fiance is currently in England for Christmas visiting her sister's fiance's family. They live in Tablow just outside of England and today they went into town for some shopping. She sent me just a few photos but said how sad she was I couldn't be there to shop with her, haha. Luckily I'll be there in July for her sister's wedding so she is giving me a little sneak peak of what to expect, figured you guys might enjoy some of the pics.

 

 

Trying to figure out what store this is. She can't recall the name (other than what is seen on the window) but they offered custom blazer with a large array of buttons, patches, ties, etc to go along with it. I am looking for one "souvenir" item for the trip and just from what she was telling me a jacket from here might be an idea.

 

 

Another thought would be some custom Crockett & Jones Alberts

 

 

Harrods, hard to fathom the size

 

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Dafaq!?

Jacket


Pants
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God damn Hans
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

i've developed a defense mechanism where if i feel rushed or pressured i unleash a stealth, eye-watering chipotle fart. how's my ass taste, guy? lol it's usually good for a 2-degree warmup for a couple of racks either way.

I've done this. its awesome.
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Valentino (54R) Brioni (42C)

 

 

Jean shop (N/A) RLBL (30)

 

Berghaus shell (N/A)

 

3x custom suits from a local maker Umberto. tons of handwork, would put them above Zegna Su Misura

 

United Arrows (38R)

 

 

Ebbets ffield

 

Pop on the Marinella and Henry Poole 

 

Beater aldens for myself

 

 

NOT AVALIABLE 

 

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ghurka bag is dope!

so is the poole tie. Nice!
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@ejay1  there is a big misconception among this thread about functional/surgeon/working cuffs.  Whatever you want to call them, they are used for a purpose.  Yes, most tailors will shy away from shortening and/or lengthening functional cuffs.  The proper way is to shorten via arm hole, however, fitting an 8" circle (arm hole) with a a 6" circle (sleeve hole/head) will never work (not sure if that analogy was the best).  Our arms naturally "taper", hence, why it is very difficult to shorten via sleeve head.

 

HOWEVER, I recently met a tailor who takes a creative  and a more economical route.  He essentially removes the cuff button hole stitching and is able to shorten/lengthen without having the jacket sleeves look funny.  He's done this to a few of my found SC's and they look great.  I hope I explained that right but PM me and I can send you his contact info depending on where you live.

I was looking at maybe a 1/2 inch to 3/4" (at most) of sleeve shortening. I think the current placement of buttons looks like it might be high enough on the sleeve to allow taking in 1/2"-3/4" without ruining the proportions.  Thanks for the info!

On a related note, I needed the sleeves let out on a thrifted boglioli that the prior owner had shortened 2 button holes up. I told the tailor to let the 2 holes back out and to keep the buttons functional. The result was this hack job:

 

edit: namdaemun, you from Korea? I go there often and I'll be in Gangnam and Hongdae for new year's

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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post


I have no idea why I just bought a huge Kangaroo hide. Can I use this as a rug by my bed?

Whos gonna stop you?
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

i've developed a defense mechanism where if i feel rushed or pressured i unleash a stealth, eye-watering chipotle fart. how's my ass taste, guy? lol it's usually good for a 2-degree warmup for a couple of racks either way.

I've done this. its awesome.

Dear Misters Spoo and 0000, I am so grateful that newbs like me have a place like this to learn the secrets of the masters. Thank you. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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