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post #106 of 140
You need the back seam of the coat taken in so that it shapes with your lower back better. I'd shorten the sleeves a hair, and perhaps make the armhole shallower.
post #107 of 140
The sleeves on the shirt look just about right to me. The jacket should also shape your back a little better. I also really like the color and lapel roll of the suit.
post #108 of 140
Nice suit. Get that tie shorter though. Tip to mid-belt and not much longer.
post #109 of 140
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone. I've written to Vaish with pictures, some criticism, and questions about what alterations he would recommend. I've also requested another round of fabric samples. I think I'd like to order a few pairs of trousers and a jacket or two for the fall. I also noticed that they have a website coming soon: http://www.vaish.com/
post #110 of 140
Okay, here are three of my Meena Bazar shirts: The one at the bottom is linen. I also got a cream linen with french cuffs that I very much like (it needs to be laundered). I also got just a white shirt with french cuffs that I didn't bother photographing. And there is a white shirt with blue stripes (not pictured) that I've discovered has issues with the cuffs. This is my only real problem with any of my Meena shirts (other than I would have liked a softer interlining). Of course, that's the downside of getting shirts from the other side of the world. I can't get this issue addressed until I go back, really. On the bright side, it was so cheap I'll recover.
post #111 of 140
enjoy the new clothes, guys. very nice
post #112 of 140
Thread Starter 
GT, AlanC, and any of you travelers out there, Any tips on trips to India? My wife and I would really love to go sometime, and it looks like it may be possible in the next year or so. Any advice would be great: time to go, places to stay, cost estimates, airlines to fly/avoid. We'd be departing from NYC. Obviously, I'd like to spend some time in a major city. You know, just in case we felt like having some clothes made.
post #113 of 140
My experience in India is very limited, but temperature wise winter would be the best time to go, especially if you go to the south. If you go during the summer, go after the monsoon hits, which cools things off considerably. I flew Northwest/KLM, others took Air France and liked them fine. Places like Bangalore are becoming quite expensive these days. Hyderabad is increasingly expensive, too, but not as pricey as Bangalore. Of course, it's likely you'll want to focus on Mumbai, Delhi (see the Taj) and possibly Calcutta. I'm sure globetrotter can give you a lot of good insight. RJMan also traveled there earlier this year and might chime in.
post #114 of 140
congradulations - you can have a real blast when to go (possibles) - end of may. hot, but not rainy yet, and the mango season. believe me, this might not sound like a reason to set a trip, but if you can be in india for the mango season, you need to do it. and of august, begining of sept - the ganesh festival. a party that needs to be seen to be believed. divali - about nov, is also very cool. when not to go - late june, july - the monsoon. you really, really don't want to be there for the monsoon. what to see - it really depends on how long you want to stay, and how adventurous you are, and how much you like food, art, history or other. you need to see the taj mahal, you need to visit some hindu carvings, you need to see a south indian temple, and spend some time in a city. almost everything else is negotiable. If I were going for 2 weeks - I would go for the first 2 days in mumbai, have a few good meals, order clothes, see the elephantine island (if I times it to coincide with a festival see the festival) then hit delhi and drive to the Taj Mahal in Agra (buy an ingraved marble coffee table) 2 days, then varanasi 2 days, hydrabad (best food and good shoping) 1 day, then 5 days in karala on a houseboat and seeing a few temples and eating soem south indian food, back to mumbai and out. hard to see more in a short time. I would do at least one leg on a train - maybe mumbai to delhi - or karala to mumbai. I would see the art museums in hydrabad and mumbai. fly with jet - a very very good airline. if you have any specific questions, or if there are specific things that you are interested in, let me know.
post #115 of 140
Thread Starter 
Thanks, guys. Vacation being possible, we really hope we can do it, maybe next fall, though Mango season sounds excellent. Do flights ever get cheaper than $1000-$1300?
post #116 of 140
globetrotter, Guess you were in India for a while. How does language play out? -
post #117 of 140
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globetrotter, Guess you were in India for a while.  How does language play out? -
I lived there for about 3 years, I was the head of the local branch of a multinational. aside from about 5 words, I didn't learn anything. my team consisted of a jain, 3-5 sikhs, a few bengalis, a few maharastras, a few gujaratis - the common langauge was English they didn't even speak the same languages between themselves. C, if you go in the fall, try to plan around the Ganesha festival, and talk to me before hand, I'll give you some specific instructions about how to enjoy your self best, and safely, and give you some advice about where to eat.
post #118 of 140
chorse, I would be surprised if you can get a ticket cheaper than that. I'd think around $1300 would be the bottom end for a round trip. If you speak English you'll be in good shape in India. You'll always be able to find somebody to talk to. In Hyderabad people speak Telugu, go south and it's Kannada and Tamil, north and you'll find Hindi, etc. For travel all over the country English is really the best language to know, I'd say.
post #119 of 140
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chorse, I would be surprised if you can get a ticket cheaper than that. I'd think around $1300 would be the bottom end for a round trip. If you speak English you'll be in good shape in India. You'll always be able to find somebody to talk to. In Hyderabad people speak Telugu, go south and it's Kannada and Tamil, north and you'll find Hindi, etc. For travel all over the country English is really the best language to know, I'd say.
oh, yeah, you really don't have to worry about langauges everybody you encounter will speak English I assumed OW was asking how I had done with languages - if I remember correctly OW has lived in india for a chunk of time.
post #120 of 140
Thread Starter 
I figured the flights wouldn't be much cheaper, but thought I'd check. Some flights to Europe which go for $800 in the summer can be had for $200-$300 in the winter.
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