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Fidget with it.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Fidget with it.

LOL!

Use three fingers to pull the blade through the knot - using your middle finger (no joke) to hold the middle down while pushing both sides together with your other two fingers. This causes the 'dimple' to embed itself in the knot as you pull the blade through. Your dimple will last all day!

Or - as I often do while tying my tie in a moving car while steering with my knee............"Fidget with it" fistbump.gif
post #9303 of 32765
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Are Allen Edmond Strands good dress casual/suit shoes? How's the quality? Sizing? They're currently on sale for $200, and they look pretty schnazzy:

500

Excellent shoe, especially at that price.
post #9304 of 32765
How would you sew up the side vents of a DJ by hand?
Lay the whole thing flat down, fixate it with needles and then do some kind of hidden slip-stitch?
Just go through the inner fabric layer of the overlapping (rear) part of the jacket and then through the top fabric layer of the side section of the jacket?
And I think you would have to do those stitches pretty close to the edge of the overlapping jacket part, otherwise you would see the edge, right?
post #9305 of 32765
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Originally Posted by Dee123 View Post

Hi guys, 

 

Just got a quick question, hope you can help me out.

 

I'm starting a job tomorrow and was told the dress code was 'fairly casual'. It's going to be cold so a sweater will be involved. 

 

So, I have a gray polo, with a small white line on the collar. Then I have button down shirts: Plain white; Sky blue and white vertical stripes (blue more prominent color); One similar to this, same colors but smaller/more squares http://is02.thegumtree.com/image/extrabig/70302050.jpg

 

Then I have 2 black v-necks. One is slightly off-black and a bit thicker than the other blacker, cashmere-type, thinner one.

 

Thanks for all your help, I'll probably be wearing black trousers and black shoes. Too much black? Ergh. Anyway, thanks again smile.gif

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


You shouldn't be wearing anything that is black unless it is shoes. My first day to work I would wear a suit and then gauge how I want to dress based on the other people you work with. I would wear a navy, or charcoal suit. If you don't have that, throw out the idea of a polo shirt all together and wear a sport coat, or blazer, or even a sweater over a dress shirt. Stay away from black!

Suit is too much, I think. If the dress code is 'fairly casual', I don't think a suit would be expected or appropriate.

But no polo shirts either, especially under a sweater. Wear the plain white or blue button down shirt (and you should be getting more of those), with a tie, medium gray pants of some sort, and one of your black sweaters. A black sweater with black pants is WAY too much black.

You're going to need to buy some adult clothing that's not black. Khakis in khaki, gray, olive, cream. Perhaps wool trousers in various colors. Sweaters- burgundy, medium or light gray, navy. A few more dress shirts- white and light blue are good basics and should be your default shirts, simple stripes and checks for branching out. Keep the colors light. A few ties. They may or may not be expected, but very good to have.

Don't even think about polos unless you see significant numbers of coworkers at your level doing it. Make sure you're aware of the culture before dressing more casually.
post #9306 of 32765
Anyone know the quality of Rugby Ralph Lauren suits. Are they fully canvased? Worth it on sale? I just like the fit but not sure if it's worth it. Other very slim fitting suit recommendations are welcome.
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They're not fully canvassed, no. I haven't checked them lately to say more.
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I need a proxy located in the US willing to ship to Sweden. Anyone?
post #9309 of 32765
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Anyone know the quality of Rugby Ralph Lauren suits. Are they fully canvased? Worth it on sale? I just like the fit but not sure if it's worth it. Other very slim fitting suit recommendations are welcome.

Word on the street is that the more expensive ones (in the $600 range before sale) are designed by Caruso in Italy. While not fully canvassed I have heard rumblings of half canvassed somewhere. Never seen one of the jackets first hand so can't go into too much detail. Sorry for the half information.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


Word on the street is that the more expensive ones (in the $600 range before sale) are designed by Caruso in Italy. While not fully canvassed I have heard rumblings of half canvassed somewhere. Never seen one of the jackets first hand so can't go into too much detail. Sorry for the half information.


I have seen them, there is a lot about them that is not great. They are only half lined, no canvas, short, very short. The fabric isn't great, however the shoulders are nice. Single vents, too.
post #9311 of 32765
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Originally Posted by DrStrangelove View Post

How would you sew up the side vents of a DJ by hand?
Lay the whole thing flat down, fixate it with needles and then do some kind of hidden slip-stitch?
Just go through the inner fabric layer of the overlapping (rear) part of the jacket and then through the top fabric layer of the side section of the jacket?
And I think you would have to do those stitches pretty close to the edge of the overlapping jacket part, otherwise you would see the edge, right?

No, that is not how you would do it. You would have to create an open seamI recommend using a tailor.
post #9312 of 32765
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Originally Posted by DrStrangelove View Post

How would you sew up the side vents of a DJ by hand?
Lay the whole thing flat down, fixate it with needles and then do some kind of hidden slip-stitch?
Just go through the inner fabric layer of the overlapping (rear) part of the jacket and then through the top fabric layer of the side section of the jacket?
And I think you would have to do those stitches pretty close to the edge of the overlapping jacket part, otherwise you would see the edge, right?

If you want to do it properly you would take apart the vent structure then use the vent inlay as a seam allowance to continue the existing side-seam down to the bottom of the coat.
post #9313 of 32765
Long shot but can anybody Identify this Blazer/Vest combo or point me in the direction where I could find something similar?

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Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

I just bought me a navy wool/linen sport coat but... I'm still unsure about fit so I'll show it here for consideration (I can bring it back).
To me it fits well in the shoulders, what I'm unsure of is the chest area: should be tighter in there ? Needs tailoring ?
Quarters are closed, tried one size down and they remained closed but some tension started to show around buttons so I'll asume it's designed to be closed, right ?
I'm also thinking of changing buttons if I keep it. The ones it has now are dark and cheap looking.

Thanks.

500

500
post #9315 of 32765
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.



Scotty,

I'm afraid that you are not going to be happy with this jacket in the long run. My advise is to return it.

The basic cut, including the closed quarters that you mention, appear to my eye to be more appropriate for a suit jacket than for an 'odd jacket'. Nothing short of totally reworking the shape of the lower quarters is going to change that. And that is not such a quick and easy thing to have done.

It's a basically nice jacket - I'm just not sure it's shaped correctly for your intended use.

-G
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