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Guys - appreciate if anyone has recommendations for what stores to visit in Amsterdam - clothing, shoes, lifestyle, skincare etc. Distilleries and bars recommendations also appreciated. Thanks!

 

Stores:

 

No Label

 

New Tailor

 

Pauw Mannen

 

Oger

 

Suitsupply hails from there, so they may have a great selection

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If I am attending a non black tie evening indoor wedding should I wear a traditional grey wedding tie (prince of wales or shepherd's check) or some other sort of tie?

I'm aware of wedding ties but I am not sure if they are better suited for daytime weddings.
post #33378 of 33389
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

should I wear a traditional grey wedding tie

While wearing a wedding tie certainly isn't required, there's nothing inherently wrong with wearing one, and it's well worth considering.

Your concern about wedding ties being better suited for daytime weddings is unnecessary. You're attending a wedding. It is non-black tie. If you're going to be wearing clothing which goes naturally with a tie, and the level of formality of the wedding is such that a necktie would not be out of place, then wear a tie. And in choosing your tie, feel free to choose a Macclesfield, houndstooth, shepherd's check, Prince of Wales check, etc.

Please do not make this any more complicated than it need be, by coming up with considerations of the time of day or phase of the moon. smile.gif

I wonder if your dragging time of day into this might not stem from the fact that, at least for many people, in the US and Canada, circa 2017, an evening wedding tends to come across as being more formal than a daytime wedding. So it's more likely an evening wedding would be black tie, black tie being the most formal level of attire the vast majority of men will ever wear. And since one shouldn't wear a four-in-hand necktie with a tuxedo (and I don't care what some pop culture icon wore at an awards show), you are therefore under the impression that a wedding tie isn't worn to an evening wedding.

But what controls in the matter at hand is that the wedding to which you've been invited is explicitly not black tie. Not that the wedding takes place in the evening.

Again, don't go inventing complications which do not exist.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

While wearing a wedding tie certainly isn't required, there's nothing inherently wrong with wearing one, and it's well worth considering.

Your concern about wedding ties being better suited for daytime weddings is unnecessary. You're attending a wedding. It is non-black tie. If you're going to be wearing clothing which goes naturally with a tie, and the level of formality of the wedding is such that a necktie would not be out of place, then wear a tie. And in choosing your tie, feel free to choose a Macclesfield, houndstooth, shepherd's check, Prince of Wales check, etc.

Please do not make this any more complicated than it need be, by coming up with considerations of the time of day or phase of the moon. smile.gif

I wonder if your dragging time of day into this might not stem from the fact that, at least for many people, in the US and Canada, circa 2017, an evening wedding tends to come across as being more formal than a daytime wedding. So it's more likely an evening wedding would be black tie, black tie being the most formal level of attire the vast majority of men will ever wear. And since one shouldn't wear a four-in-hand necktie with a tuxedo (and I don't care what some pop culture icon wore at an awards show), you are therefore under the impression that a wedding tie isn't worn to an evening wedding.

But what controls in the matter at hand is that the wedding to which you've been invited is explicitly not black tie. Not that the wedding takes place in the evening.

Again, don't go inventing complications which do not exist.

Thank you, makes sense. And what about a grenadine?
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

And what about a grenadine?
If you want to wear a grenadine, then wear a grenadine. If you want to wear a wedding tie, then wear a wedding tie. If you want to wear a pin dot, then wear a pin dot. Etc.

Are you getting the idea? Necktie selection for a guest at a wedding is typically not some abstruse sartorial minefield. Apply a little taste and common sense, and you'll probably be fine.
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

If I am attending a non black tie evening indoor wedding should I wear a traditional grey wedding tie (prince of wales or shepherd's check) or some other sort of tie?

I'm aware of wedding ties but I am not sure if they are better suited for daytime weddings.

 

 

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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


While wearing a wedding tie certainly isn't required, there's nothing inherently wrong with wearing one, and it's well worth considering.

Your concern about wedding ties being better suited for daytime weddings is unnecessary. You're attending a wedding. It is non-black tie. If you're going to be wearing clothing which goes naturally with a tie, and the level of formality of the wedding is such that a necktie would not be out of place, then wear a tie. And in choosing your tie, feel free to choose a Macclesfield, houndstooth, shepherd's check, Prince of Wales check, etc.

Please do not make this any more complicated than it need be, by coming up with considerations of the time of day or phase of the moon. smile.gif

I wonder if your dragging time of day into this might not stem from the fact that, at least for many people, in the US and Canada, circa 2017, an evening wedding tends to come across as being more formal than a daytime wedding. So it's more likely an evening wedding would be black tie, black tie being the most formal level of attire the vast majority of men will ever wear. And since one shouldn't wear a four-in-hand necktie with a tuxedo (and I don't care what some pop culture icon wore at an awards show), you are therefore under the impression that a wedding tie isn't worn to an evening wedding.

But what controls in the matter at hand is that the wedding to which you've been invited is explicitly not black tie. Not that the wedding takes place in the evening.

Again, don't go inventing complications which do not exist.

+9^999999


Edited by BrooksLauren77 - 2/21/17 at 10:57am
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i know there's an eyewear thread, but it's fairly dead so i'll post my question here.

can i do any better, from a price:quality ratio than the below two frames?

Maui Jim Red Sands:



Ray Ban 4147 "Boyfriend"




i definitely prefer the Red Sands from a perceived quality standpoint as i'm kind of against supporting Luxxotica

i have a large face so i'm hunting for some large, square-ish frames.

thanks!
post #33383 of 33389
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

i know there's an eyewear thread, but it's fairly dead so i'll post my question here.

can i do any better, from a price:quality ratio than the below two frames?

Maui Jim Red Sands:



Ray Ban 4147 "Boyfriend"




i definitely prefer the Red Sands from a perceived quality standpoint as i'm kind of against supporting Luxxotica

i have a large face so i'm hunting for some large, square-ish frames.

thanks!

Maybe not your style, but Kent Wang has some great polarized sunglasses for less than $75.
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

can i do any better, from a price:quality ratio than the below two frames?

Probably. Neither Maui Jim, nor Ray Ban, is exactly the standard by which eyeglass frame quality is measured. They're of entirely adequate quality, I'm sure, just nothing extraordinary.

But if you like the frames, and you can afford them, then does it really matter if they represent the best price:quality ratio? You know, if you want to get technical, a pair of sunglasses costing 1/10 as much as the Maui Jims or Ray Bans, with 1/8 the quality, would actually have a better price:quality ratio than the frames you mention. 'Course, I'm not sure "Low quality, but way cheap!" is all that great a selling point. Then again, a billion Walmart shoppers can't be wrong.

Tell me, when you dine out, do you choose your meal based on which items on the menu offer the best price:calories ratio?

Me, I have a largish face (which seem fair, as I'm a larger than average sized man), like you. I'm quite happy with American Optical sunglasses. I'm well satisfied with their price:quality ratio, plus I figure if they were good enough for the likes of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and a whole bunch of other astronauts, chances are they're good enough for me. But you indicate you want square-ish frames, and they're more of a classic aviator shape. Well, to each his own.

If you want faux tortoise frames, I've actually seen some Warby Parker frames which looked okay, and I understand they're not too dear. I don't know how trendy Warby Parker is, nowadays. A few years ago, they were all the rage.

I do agree with you about not supporting Luxottica, for what that's worth.

Below: Astronauts Pete Conrad (3rd man to walk on the moon) and Gordon Cooper (one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts), wearing their AO sunglasses. Conrad and Cooper were the flight crew for the Gemini 5 mission.



Below: Buzz Aldrin (2nd man to walk on moon), with his AO Pilots in his left hand, as he places them into a sleeve pocket.

post #33385 of 33389
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Probably. Neither Maui Jim, nor Ray Ban, is exactly the standard by which eyeglass frame quality is measured. They're of entirely adequate quality, I'm sure, just nothing extraordinary.

But if you like the frames, and you can afford them, then does it really matter if they represent the best price:quality ratio? You know, if you want to get technical, a pair of sunglasses costing 1/10 as much as the Maui Jims or Ray Bans, with 1/8 the quality, would actually have a better price:quality ratio than the frames you mention. 'Course, I'm not sure "Low quality, but way cheap!" is all that great a selling point. Then again, a billion Walmart shoppers can't be wrong.

Tell me, when you dine out, do you choose your meal based on which items on the menu offer the best price:calories ratio?

Me, I have a largish face (which seem fair, as I'm a larger than average sized man), like you. I'm quite happy with American Optical sunglasses. I'm well satisfied with their price:quality ratio, plus I figure if they were good enough for the likes of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and a whole bunch of other astronauts, chances are they're good enough for me. But you indicate you want square-ish frames, and they're more of a classic aviator shape. Well, to each his own.

If you want faux tortoise frames, I've actually seen some Warby Parker frames which looked okay, and I understand they're not too dear. I don't know how trendy Warby Parker is, nowadays. A few years ago, they were all the rage.

I do agree with you about not supporting Luxottica, for what that's worth.

Below: Astronauts Pete Conrad (3rd man to walk on the moon) and Gordon Cooper (one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts), wearing their AO sunglasses. Conrad and Cooper were the flight crew for the Gemini 5 mission.



Below: Buzz Aldrin (2nd man to walk on moon), with his AO Pilots in his left hand, as he places them into a sleeve pocket.


quite funny you mention AO. i have 3 pairs. unfortunately all of them hurt my nose quite a bit. after only a few minutes of wear i have large red dimples on either side of the bridge of my nose.

if they fit me well, i would be perfectly happy with them. as-is, i can't stand to wear them much longer than 10 minutes or so. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

quite funny you mention AO. i have 3 pairs. unfortunately all of them hurt my nose quite a bit. after only a few minutes of wear i have large red dimples on either side of the bridge of my nose.
That's usually a pretty easy adjustment. The kind of thing an optician can fix in about a minute.

But if you've already gone to a competent optician, and she's tried valiantly to adjust the glasses so as to leave the sides of the bridge of your nose dimple-free, only to discover that it's a physical impossibility... well, then I guess you're right to give up on the AO frame and give something else a try. Such things can happen, I suppose.

Have you tried a larger size AO frame?

Or maybe your optician was incompetent, uncaring, or wanted to sell you some new frames.
post #33387 of 33389
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

That's usually a pretty easy adjustment. The kind of thing an optician can fix in about a minute.

But if you've already gone to a competent optician, and she's tried valiantly to adjust the glasses so as to leave the sides of the bridge of your nose dimple-free, only to discover that it's a physical impossibility... well, then I guess you're right to give up on the AO frame and give something else a try. Such things can happen, I suppose.

Have you tried a larger size AO frame?

Or maybe your optician was incompetent, uncaring, or wanted to sell you some new frames.

i only went to one optician and what she did was adjust the arms, nothing with the nose pads.

maybe i'll try another...
post #33388 of 33389
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

i only went to one optician and what she did was adjust the arms, nothing with the nose pads.

maybe i'll try another...

Yeah, probably worth considering.

Sort of how, if my car stalled every time I turned left, and when I brought it in to the dealer to have the problem fixed all the service technician did was check the air in my tires, I'd maybe be wise to try another service technician. smile.gif
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Anyone know anything about Hartmarx Brand Society?    

 

Was it a lower level line of theirs?

Its odd I cant find any info on it other than HSM bought them in the 50's.

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