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Thanks for the aftershave reccomendations; was actually after a cologne about to seal the deal sometime tonight.
Welcome back back Gerry! Great ties also.
In terms of suit fit I also prefer the draped cut that the picture represents; also don't think Steed has much of a structured shoulder and rather a soft Anderson Sheppard like shoulder can't find any evidence of this but I remember a comment about Steed that said it had the old AS soft shoulder. Also this vox fellow has one great tumblr great link Jas.
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Steed used to be with AS. Hence the whole expatriates thread. I agree, Jeffrey D's suits are choice. Vox - why can I say, if I had his walk in wardrobe full of goodies, I would want for nothing. However, my reality is so very far from that dream... *sigh*
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To me, Vox's steed (british) coats are what I consider to be a perfect fit of a coat. Extremely clean lines, a bit of drape and shoulders that have a bit of structure but aren't really padded. And the trousers of course are excellent again with very clean lines down the whole trouser. His NSM (italian) stuff to me has never fitted as well and probably not co-incidentally has less structure to it. Whether that's your thing or not, or if you prefer lighter coats is personal preference but standing side by side structured looks better to me.



If I was to buy am un-structered, un-lined un-everything suit or coat which I'm not against, I'd be using it as a casual piece worn with linen shirts or even polo's in the italian kind of way they do and i'd let it flap about a bit and wrinkle up. Wouldn't use it for a work suit based on that.

 

I think I'm showing my age/ignorance here, but I preferred MA cut/fit.

 

Vox's is impeccable, but it's almost sterile - where's the personality? It looks lifeless, like it's wearing him, turning him into a doll, rather than enhancing what's there - my eyes are drawn to the buttoning point, not the face. I thought the suit on MA tumblr had a lot more personality, which will not be to everyone's taste, but this, ugh, I want to ruffle it and give it some fucking character. It's offensively lifeless (to my untrained, silly eye).

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Mmmmm...vera naise...

In my opinion, this is my perfect DB fit. Need to see it from the front, though.
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..but his posture isn't doing it for me.

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The robot pose is meant to show how well-tailored the elements are. I prefer the olde photographs that Vox blogs, actually. Lot of famous, well-dressed guys just doing thur thang in some nice threads. It would blow my mind if he did one of those...
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The robot pose is meant to show how well-tailored the elements are. I prefer the olde photographs that Vox blogs, actually. Lot of famous, well-dressed guys just doing thur thang in some nice threads. It would blow my mind if he did one of those...


 Could you explain the bolded part?

 

Why wouldn't a garment in motion better highlight the cut/fit of the piece? Surely it's harder to make something that works across the spectrum of movement, compared to something people only robot in? Am I wrong? Or is it just that more is shown of the clothing, and less of the person?

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I think it's simply his signature pose and that he doesn't much think about it's nuances e.g. Jas and JM's slightly different Collages.

Got some Speick after shave as I'm gonna have a splurge on some little trinkets....leading on to my next question....

Where would you guys buy a Lamy Safari online? Preferably a place where I can buy other Japanese stationery; such as wooden and mechanical pencils as well as one of those brush pens used to write kanji?

Found a website called Jetpens so far but insured shipping with tracking is $40 and I don't want to pay that much.

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forumites. flying to japan next month for about 14 days (with possibly shortening the time in japan for some hong kong time). any suggestions on where to go, what to eat, where to buy, where to sleep? so far, looking at osaka, kyoto, mt fuji, tokyo.

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Skip Osaka.

 

Hit up Hiroshima instead.

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I think I'm showing my age/ignorance here, but I preferred MA cut/fit.

Vox's is impeccable, but it's almost sterile - where's the personality? It looks lifeless, like it's wearing him, turning him into a doll, rather than enhancing what's there - my eyes are drawn to the buttoning point, not the face. I thought the suit on MA tumblr had a lot more personality, which will not be to everyone's taste, but this, ugh, I want to ruffle it and give it some fucking character. It's offensively lifeless (to my untrained, silly eye).

Don't worry I agree with you Matt.. Nice clothes, fit well and looks like something from a textbook. It's what many strive towards however I don't feel like I get any sense of personal style or character in what he wears. Perhaps it's the "robot" pose and circled out face
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forumites. flying to japan next month for about 14 days (with possibly shortening the time in japan for some hong kong time). any suggestions on where to go, what to eat, where to buy, where to sleep? so far, looking at osaka, kyoto, mt fuji, tokyo.

From Osaka do Nara, Kyoto and Kobe all are close by train

Tokyo have to do tsukiji market before it shuts later this year
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Skip Osaka.

Hit up Hiroshima instead.

Agreed. Some might strenuously disagree, but if you're going to Tokyo, then you don't really need to go to Osaka (or vice versa). Of the two, I have a greater affinity for Tokyo. That's probably because I spent some time living there and I have friends and in-laws there, but I do prefer Tokyo. It's big, it's full of concrete, it's crowded, but it's also a total buzz, with great shops, great restaurants, great parks, great museums and art galleries and so on.

Yes, the two cities do have different flavours, but you're not really going to absorb much of those differences in a couple of days if you don't know any locals to show you around and so you'd really just end up seeing a bit of two very large, Japanese cities instead of seeing more of one, very large Japanese city.

If you've got a couple of days to spend on the coast of the inland sea area, particularly if you have a JR Pass, there are some great places to visit. In addition to Hiroshima, you could visit Okayama, Kurashiki, Nara (the old imperial capital near Kyoto) or a variety of other places - you are really just limited by time.

Sliq, I've got an rather stream-of-consciousness Word doc that I can send you with my thoughts on Japan, if you'd like. Feel free to ignore anything that you want to, as it's certainly not an exhaustive guide and, of course, different people like different things. Also, I'm hardly cutting edge anymore as I spend most of the time during visits to Japan nowadays doing child-related things instead of grown-up things, with the odd side trip into Ginza or somewhere similar for a decent meal!

Also, feel free to ask any questions that you like, and whilst I can't promise to give satisfactory answers, I'll do my best.
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I wonder which SF member made the following comment?

And some tips for once you've bought your first suit.
1) Undo the tack stitch that holds the suit vent(s) closed.
2) If there is a label on the suit sleeve, take it off immediately.
3) Do not undo the stitching holding the side pockets closed. This helps the jacket keep its shape.
4) Shoes the same colour as your belt.
5) Shirt colour lighter than suit colour.
6) Never, ever, ever do the bottom button of your suit jacket up. Its not designed to be done up. Ever. (Unless its a one button suit obviously, but if its your first I would stick with buying a 2 or 2.5 button jacket anyway).
7) Read styleforum.
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