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post #24616 of 29352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Sorry. I was thinking about 'loud' divers like my orange monster. I think that most people don't think they are dressy because they have HUGE faces and are not understated.

 

You're probably right, but I think the diver wouldn't quite work in more conservative places because it's too loud in size.

I wear an orange monster to work most days and also have a hamilton khaki automatic for the days when I'm more dressed up. I like the SOM because it's loud and that fits what I wear much better. However, I'm going to (hopefully) have a lot of interviews next year and I'm thinking of picking up something like this to wear with a suit:

 

 

This is my SOM:

 

 

And hamilton khaki auto chrono.

 

 

 

Woah! Where?

 

Also, don't darts defeat the purpose of MTM?

http://luxire.com/ There's a long Luxire thread on SF as well. As far as I understand darts can modify the shape of the shirt in 3D whereas specifying front and back width separately will not give the ability to taper increasingly towards the bottom of the shirt.

post #24617 of 29352
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I get my shirts with pleats darted, and it usually costs $15 or so, at one of the city's top tailors.  He only charges $35 to take in a vest at the sides (haven't had any shirts taken in at the sides) but I just can't imagine paying more than $30 for for any single alteration on a shirt.  But every city is different.  thefastlife, where do you live?  Perhaps some member can also tell you their experiences with tailors in your area.

im in westchester county, ny.

the tailor says i "can't" just take in the sides without adding darts because then the back will look funny. so she said i'd need it taken in on the sides AND darts which would equate to around $30 - $35. she said pleats make it harder to add darts for some reason. something about having to extend the pleat. she's foreign and has a heavy accent.

she did just charge me $35 to take in my peacoat though so i don't know if she's unreasonable or what...but that doesn't seem too bad.
post #24618 of 29352
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post


Depends where you work. A guy I know in the financial advice business wears a Tissot or a Tag rather than his Rolex at work because he does not want to put off the customers.

A baller in the same business may want to wear an expensive watch to show that he's in the money.

My opinion is that in most places a Sub (as in Rolex Sub) is fine.

What do others wear?

 

 

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A very Anglo-Saxon thing, or should I say WASP.

Every other Italian here in Veneto sports a Rolex - to the extent that I often wonder whether they can all be real. Even the fruit and vegetable seller at the end of my street has a Rolex...obviously I don't go to him.

 

I work for surgeons and the one that dresses well has a gorgeous IWC. The others have nice watches too, but I haven't geeked out at them as much because IWC's are just gorgeous and less ubiquitous.

I'd love a panerai if I had the money.

post #24619 of 29352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


I'd love a panerai if I had the money.

When in Rome....
post #24620 of 29352
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


im in westchester county, ny.

the tailor says i "can't" just take in the sides without adding darts because then the back will look funny. so she said i'd need it taken in on the sides AND darts which would equate to around $30 - $35. she said pleats make it harder to add darts for some reason. something about having to extend the pleat. she's foreign and has a heavy accent.

she did just charge me $35 to take in my peacoat though so i don't know if she's unreasonable or what...but that doesn't seem too bad.

 

It sounds like she finds it diffcult/isn't very good at this particular alteration, and would prefer you give up on it.  Or, maybe she knows better than any of us here.

post #24621 of 29352
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When in Rome....


Haha yeah. An uncle has a patek and a few rolexs and other stuff. I just couldn't even process.

 

I'm in no rush. I like nice things, but I like buying used too. I'm only 24 so have a long time left to acquire things. To be honest, the panerai dial with the encasing isn't my favorite. I do love vintage omega's though. They're not super pricey either (relatively speaking) though I'm sure most require some amount of work.

post #24622 of 29352
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

im in westchester county, ny. the tailor says i "can't" just take in the sides without adding darts because then the back will look funny. so she said i'd need it taken in on the sides AND darts which would equate to around $30 - $35. she said pleats make it harder to add darts for some reason. something about having to extend the pleat.

She's FOS and taking you for a ride. Find a new tailor.
post #24623 of 29352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I do love vintage omega's though. They're not super pricey either (relatively speaking) though I'm sure most require some amount of work.
Mine didn't. It's perfect. biggrin.gif
post #24624 of 29352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


Haha yeah. An uncle has a patek and a few rolexs and other stuff. I just couldn't even process.

I'm in no rush. I like nice things, but I like buying used too. I'm only 24 so have a long time left to acquire things. To be honest, the panerai dial with the encasing isn't my favorite. I do love vintage omega's though. They're not super pricey either (relatively speaking) though I'm sure most require some amount of work.

Start somewhere and progress - just like in anything -lots of good pre-owned watches around.

More accurately it'd be, "When in Firenze..." nod[1].gif
post #24625 of 29352
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Mine didn't. It's perfect. biggrin.gif

I was looking at them.


My hamilton is a graduation gifts from my folks. I was looking at vintage omega's at that time as well, but they were more expensive and I didn't want to have to spend a few hundred dollars to get them fixed if something was off.

 

Glad to hear yours was awesome. Maybe I'll save for one of those for a next watch instead of buying something like the orient that doesn't have the same personality to it.

post #24626 of 29352
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

She's FOS and taking you for a ride. Find a new tailor.

will do. this is the tailor btw.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/time-tailor-white-plains

she is praised for her honestly multiple times...so i guess i trusted her opinion.
post #24627 of 29352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Sorry. I was thinking about 'loud' divers like my orange monster. I think that most people don't think they are dressy because they have HUGE faces and are not understated.

You're probably right, but I think the diver wouldn't quite work in more conservative places because it's too loud in size.

I wear an orange monster to work most days and also have a hamilton khaki automatic for the days when I'm more dressed up. I like the SOM because it's loud and that fits what I wear much better. However, I'm going to (hopefully) have a lot of interviews next year and I'm thinking of picking up something like this to wear with a suit:

Believe me I know all about big orange divers. I have an Orange Samurai myself in titanium. I don't feel comfortable wearing that one to work, but I do have a Seamaster GMT also that I do feel comfortable wearing to work.

I also have a vintage (60s) Omega that I bought that seems to be in good working order, but the Omega technician at the boutique on 5th avenue said was not in working order. Keeps good time to me, just ticks a little loud, so I won't get serviced until it stops working. Vintage Omegas are usually great buys.
post #24628 of 29352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I was looking at them.


My hamilton is a graduation gifts from my folks. I was looking at vintage omega's at that time as well, but they were more expensive and I didn't want to have to spend a few hundred dollars to get them fixed if something was off.

Glad to hear yours was awesome. Maybe I'll save for one of those for a next watch instead of buying something like the orient that doesn't have the same personality to it.

There's been a flurry of modern takes on vintage pieces from many manufacturers. E.g.,
http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/watch-to-watch/longines-heritage-1968/
post #24629 of 29352

I just bought this blue/white burberrys shirt, and was wondering hat tie would go best? thanks!!

 

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Burgundy, or green.  Maybe yellow.

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