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post #16 of 21
Getting 2 pair of pants for each suit isnt necessarily a question only of durability. I get two pair of pants for every suit I have made. The reason isnt becaue I worry about the pants wearing out, although its a nice benefit. I get one pair of pleated pants, one pair of plain front. I generally wear the pleated pants with a vest, and I wear the plain front without the vest. It lets me change things up and get a bit of a different look without having to buy 2 suits.
post #17 of 21
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Quote (Alexander Kabbaz @ Feb. 13 2005,23:21) You just order an extra set. Keep it in your shirt room until the first set wears out and then have them changed. Otherwise you stand a good chance of the matching fabric or matching dye lot no longer being available when refurbishing is needed. Does not, of course, apply to white. P.S.: If you don't have a shirt room, you can keep them in a drawer. But ... if you don't have a shirt room, why am I talking with you? Quote (ImageWIS @Feb. 14 2005,12:00) Hey, Alex did you see the Italian job, at the end when the guy is Spain looking at his shoe room? Is that what you are imagining? Jon.
On the Upper East Side there are three Kabbaz 'mini-museums' of which I have been made aware. One client calls it such; the other two just call them "The Shirt Room". In no case of which I am aware, are they located on the only floor of the residence, if you get my drift, and in no case are they below the tenth floor, if I may drift further. It was they to which I referred. Now, as to your {shoe} comparison, fugeddaboudit. My shirts do not kick sh.t. They are not walked on. They do not occupy the lowermost rung on the vertical ladder. Finally, they are not made from one of the waste by-products of the preparation of human food. As a matter of fact, the shirts are soooo revered that many on this forum will have no alternative other than to admit spending thousands upon thousands of dollars purchasing bespoke wool (another animal by-product) jackets. And for what purpose? Why, what other than to keep my shirts warm and free from soil. And finally, if that wasn't enough indication of the proper pecking order, upon what other garment do you all regularly spend upwards of $100 buying a nice tie-ribbon in which to wrap the shirt every time you wear it? OK, Cusey ... Shoefan ... Carlo ... I'm ready. Bring it on.
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(Manton @ Feb. 14 2005,12:43) Or I can just keep wearing them anyway, like I wear shirts with frayed cuffs without giving a damn. Just like a real member of the English aristocracy.
Excuse me for a moment, folks. Given the esteemed author of the above post, I need to check my thesaurus thoroughly to find some highbrow manner is which to say 'self-aggrandizement'. Lemme see ... upon a pedestal . . . no. Egomaniacal? No. . . . Oh. Here it is: Slovenly shirt; wearer full of sh**. Thank you, Jon, for the opportunity to lose every friend I have in just one post.
post #18 of 21
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Oh. Here it is: Slovenly shirt; wearer full of sh**.
No, no, no. Ockham's razor. I'm just cheap.
post #19 of 21
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OK, Cusey ... Shoefan ... Carlo ... I'm ready. Bring it on.
Sigh. Alex, I'll just point out to you that it's nobler to be made from an animal byproduct than from weed-fuzz and that no matter how wonderful the shirt, it will never smell as good as a new pair of shoes. Besides, when was the last time a poorly-made or poorly-fitted shirt caused its wearer pain?
post #20 of 21
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Besides, when was the last time a poorly-made or poorly-fitted shirt caused its wearer pain?
Never. All the pain caused by poorly-made or pooly-fitted (Kabbaz) shirts is entirely mine. And given the positions occupied by many of my clients, that pain can be considerable.
post #21 of 21
it will never smell as good as a new pair of shoes I seem to recall Alex stating that he wears New Balance brand sneakers with his suits; I suppose the ones with the neon N on them. If I am remembering correctly, then the only new shoe smell he would be familiar with is a vague concoction of plastic, formaldehide, moth balls and, perhaps, the sweat of cheap labor. Of course, I am probably not remembering correctly...
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