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Nice look. What trousers did you wear? Perfect opportunity for navy trews IMO.

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Shout out to all First Infantry Division folks. Monument honoring WWI service with flowers in shape of a Big Red One. Next to Ellipse by the WH.

Shirt: Zegna white herringbone
Pants: BB linen (last wear of the year?)
Shoes: Allen Edmonds Shreveport in Walnut with matching belt.
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Badass, dude.

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Nice look. What trousers did you wear? Perfect opportunity for navy trews IMO.

Funny you asked, because I did wear navy cotton trousers. I didn't mention them, expecting the opposite feedback so often received with navy odd trousers. That said, there is clearly a difference in the versatility of navy cotton vs. Navy wool odd trousers.

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Shout out to all First Infantry Division folks. Monument honoring WWI service with flowers in shape of a Big Red One. Next to Ellipse by the WH.

Shirt: Zegna white herringbone
Pants: BB linen (last wear of the year?)
Shoes: Allen Edmonds Shreveport in Walnut with matching belt.

Very nice. I've been wanting to get some of those BB linen trousers. They really are nice.
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Very nice. I've been wanting to get some of those BB linen trousers. They really are nice.

Still available on their website in sale section. Very soft linen/cotton blend made in Italy.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Blue-Linen-and-Cotton-Dress-Trousers/MJ00111,default,pd.html?dwvar_MJ00111_Color=BLUE&contentpos=5&cgid=1528 

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Ancient Madder season is here!

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3 Trad Patterns...

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Was an episode of Walking Dead filmed in the spot where you took those pictures?
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@Caustic Man you rang?

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This thread has been quiet lately...

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Yes - the claim that it's unethical to buy goods made in China is as often as not complete cant.

 

But I'm less convinced by your notion that fair pay for rewarding labour is old-fashioned. A friend of yours once wrote here about his commitment to the absolute highest quality in everything as an antidote to the general shitness of the world/WAYWRN. However, he ignored the fact that most of us are massively exposed to said shitness at work - making the online hunt for discounted Italian RTW a sad but inevitable postcript, a byproduct. So if there are companies out there that pay their workers decent wages to make products they can certainly be prouder of than putting a preformed patty in a bun (yes, even Allen Edmonds factory seconds count), is that something to be dismissed out of hand? 

 

 

 

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I don't understand how anyone worried about those conditions thinks they would improved by boycotting those countries' exports.

Fifty years ago, thirty million people died in China from a famine (within a short three year period). There was literally cannibalism in China because people had no food. Do people not think that conditions have vastly improved since China became the world's factory?

Every successful post-war development story has been about heavy industrialization and export-led growth. There is no internal-market led development in the post war period because growth rates have to happen much faster than they did for UK and the US. Think of it this way: if everyone were at the starting line for a race, and two people had a five minute head start, in order to catch up, you would have to run twice as fast. Comparative development rates here matter because unequal trade agreements are biased against poor countries. Plus, try trading crappy t-shirts for microchips. You have to make a lot of t-shirts to get that one microchip, so better for you to climb up that production ladder -- going from t-shirts to crappy plastic toys to maybe simple electronics -- as fast as you can so that you can get the technology and medicines you need.

People who bring up "buy USA" arguments rarely strike me as terribly concerned about actual conditions overseas. It all seems like thinly veiled unionism politics from the '80s. More about saving American manufacturing jobs than helping orphans abroad. Frankly, most of those jobs would have disappeared in the sort of post-industrial economy we're in anyway. That story is about technology and automation, not outsourcing, but it's easier to sell the outsourcing argument to the public when you're a politician or journalist, so it persists.

On the issue of quality, there are a lot of high-quality goods made in China. Those people are making wind turbines; I'm sure they can make a sweater if you spec'd out the quality you required. Frankly, a lot of your made-in-Italy stuff is actually made in China, but then "finished" in Italy for no other reason than to put on a label.

 

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Repp stripe and tweed never gets old.

 

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BB#1 repp stripe and Harris Tweed in a typical Southern California setting on an untypical cold (around 45) morning yesterday morning.

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First, some things I like about Roy's fit. Referencing a previous conversation, it is a little off, a little rumpled, and slightly clashing. All mistakes, right? Wrong.

 

There are some members here who are experts at matching patterns, textures, and colors. They look immaculate. They also look a little too perfect. Too put together. Each item of clothing looks like it was carefully selected and agonized over before being put on. Roy, on the other hand, has this devil-may-care look to him. He looks as if he couldn't possibly care less what people who "dress to impress" think of him. He's not trying to impress anyone, and he despises those who do. These are all my thoughts imposed on to the image of Roy, of course. Whatever the case, I love it.

 

Now here is me. Perhaps a bit more polished looking than Roy, but I take that as a failing on my part, rather than an accomplishment.

 

 

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First, some things I like about Roy's fit. Referencing a previous conversation, it is a little off, a little rumpled, and slightly clashing. All mistakes, right? Wrong.

There are some members here who are experts at matching patterns, textures, and colors. They look immaculate. They also look a little too perfect. Too put together. Each item of clothing looks like it was carefully selected and agonized over before being put on. Roy, on the other hand, has this devil-may-care look to him. He looks as if he couldn't possibly care less what people who "dress to impress" think of him. He's not trying to impress anyone, and he despises those who do. These are all my thoughts imposed on to the image of Roy, of course. Whatever the case, I love it.

Now here is me. Perhaps a bit more polished looking than Roy, but I take that as a failing on my part, rather than an accomplishment.






Looking good! Mind if I ask the make of those shoes?
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