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post #16 of 22
In one of the Bond novels (Goldfinger, I believe), Fleming describes an arriviste American dismissively by saying he was wearing a tie that was "fractionally not the Brigade of Guards." Meaning that it was similar in colors/stripes but not exact. So if a tie is chosen to avoid offending the Brits, it must presumably be more than "fractionally" different or one runs the risk of looking like an imposter.
post #17 of 22
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Looks like Charles?
Ernest looks smashing. I personally saw that jacket while in Paris and saw that it was "the real thing" (a Chester Barrie from Gieves & Hawkes). In fact, the lesser Chester Barrie buttons had been replaced with those of the recently departed Sulka. Where could he get a regimental stripe in Paris with the stripes going the British way? I understand that Lewin sells such stripes to foreigners, even if they did not serve in the regiment. I always thought a cut-away collar was too formal for a blazer. Also, if one must wear a French cuffed shirt (buttons are prefered), then the links must be silk knots or very tiny so as not to "fight" with the blazer buttons. By the way, Ernest, are those pajamas by Derek Rose on the bed behind you?
post #18 of 22
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(ernest @ 27 Nov. 2004, 05:58) Looks like Charles?
Ernest looks smashing. I personally saw that jacket while in Paris and saw that it was "the real thing" (a Chester Barrie from Gieves & Hawkes). In fact, the lesser Chester Barrie buttons had been replaced with those of the recently departed Sulka. Where could he get a regimental stripe in Paris with the stripes going the British way? I understand that Lewin sells such stripes to foreigners, even if they did not serve in the regiment. I always thought a cut-away collar was too formal for a blazer. Also, if one must wear a French cuffed shirt (buttons are prefered), then the links must be silk knots or very tiny so as not to "fight" with the blazer buttons. By the way, Ernest, are those pajamas by Derek Rose on the bed behind you?
The jacket is great. We see that it comes from a good tailor. I took a tie just to see how it is. I did think about the stripes. Thanks for the jacket Jerry. My mother like it very much, she proposed me to go to job interview with it. She forgot I was not a pilot. P.S. This jacket is a nice gift from Jerry
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(ernest @ 27 Nov. 2004, 05:58) Looks like Charles?
Ernest looks smashing. I personally saw that jacket while in Paris and saw that it was "the real thing" (a Chester Barrie from Gieves & Hawkes). In fact, the lesser Chester Barrie buttons had been replaced with those of the recently departed Sulka. Where could he get a regimental stripe in Paris with the stripes going the British way? I understand that Lewin sells such stripes to foreigners, even if they did not serve in the regiment. I always thought a cut-away collar was too formal for a blazer. Also, if one must wear a French cuffed shirt (buttons are prefered), then the links must be silk knots or very tiny so as not to "fight" with the blazer buttons. By the way, Ernest, are those pajamas by Derek Rose on the bed behind you?
Behind is some H&K white shirt I had to iron, not Derek ROse. Which bed?
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Thanks for the jacket Jerry. My mother like it very much, she proposed  me to go to job interview with it. She forgot I was not a pilot. P.S. This jacket is a nice gift from Jerry
The jacket is swell.  Looks good.  Maybe a slight adjustment on the way it sits on neck/shoulder or is that your posture? At any rate, you pull off the double-breasted blazer, which I think few do. As for a job interview, please don't listen to your mother.  You're a gentleman and you do not have to work. Toodle pip, H.
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My mother like it very much, she proposed me to go to job interview with it. She forgot I was not a pilot.
I suppose that you're also not a naval officer.
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I suppose that you're also not a naval officer
My favorite blazer is a double breasted Zegna that fits me like a glove. It has always made me feel more regal than nautical. Mind you, as good as it may look on me, I would be a little hesitant to compare myself to the Prince of Wales. Clearly Ernest has the presence to carry it off.
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