The problem seems to be gone after my rant. I have posted the following two threads eariler. would like to hear people's thought:
"your thoughts on Cartier Watch - Tank series.
I am looking for dress watch with leather strap, budget is about $2.5k"
I haven't looked at Cartier watches for quite a while, but I would have thought that they would cost a fair bit more than $2500.
I do like the look of the Tank, but I do know that they make both quartz and auto models (although the quartz might only be for the ladies' version of the Tank). Speaking personally, I prefer the automatic model as not only does it seem a bit ridiculous to pay thousands of dollars for a watch with a quartz movement, but I like the idea of wearing a little machine on my wrist!
I suppose that if you're not so much into a horological name brand, you could also look at Raymond Weil as I think that they make rectangular watches. I know that Oris used to have a watch with a rectangular (or almost rectangular, "cushion" case) but I'm not sure if they do anymore.
"Last time when I picked up my suits from the tailor I saw there were a pile of ties hanging. the tailor told me that he has been doing lots of tie lately, slimming the width and length to give them a more modern look. all by hand of course.
I didn't even think of such service existed... have people tailored their tie before? what are your thoughts on this?"
I've had a few ties widened by my tailor as I don't like narrow ties!
Seriously, though, there are some businesses dedicated to narrowing and widening ties, such as Tiecrafters in New York (as an example) and most tailors should be able to do it, too (although if you're having it widened you might need to source interlining for the tie).