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Hiroshima has:

- Peace Museum (if you don't cry I'd be confused)

- Miyajima (go on a weekend and some University students will probably give you a free tour to practice their English)

- Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (mo something?) - fucking AWESOME

- Great vibe

 

JM definitely clarified what's not amazing about Osaka: it's like mini, boring Tokyo. It has little to define it as a place (other than lukewarm versions of Tokyo's shopping and energy) and little really interesting history (from my mind). I remember being on a ferris wheel, looking out over 100s of kilometres of Osaka and thinking "well, this place is essentially warehouses".

 

+1 on the Nara recommendation - can be 1/2 a day or a 1 day, but Todaijii (might have mis-translated) is gorgeous, and the deer are funny.

 

I would also heartily recommend finding some time for a private onsen (hot spring), especially near a mountain/town. Relaxing, intense, oddly violent, but totally Japanese and totally unforgettable (water that hot isn't easy to forget!)

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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

 

I wonder the same thing, but it's difficult to find out for sure.

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PSA -Journeyman's Glen Plaid db completely off the hook!

A game of truth or dare? Truth!

What's the worse pair of shoes you have ever bought?

Mine circa 06 at the height of the faux snakeskin shoe pandemic, I picked up a pair of tan fake snake skin pointy loafers with black glued on soles from our dear friends at Aquila...

I feel like I've confessed to a war crime...
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thanks for the input, gents. keep 'em rolling!

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 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?

I disagree here. This picture is surely showing off the tailoring fit of the suit. This person not showing him self on purpose. I tend to agree with this pose. The person here is not important - what is important is his clothes. If I post a fit picture on internet forum I wouldn't want people to recognize my face unless I was in a modeling profession. I much prefer looking at pictures of cloths with out a face. More focus on the cloths and I can imagine my face on that empty space and get a better understanding how this may look on me !
Lastly If his cloths look that good on a boring robotic pose imagine how good it will look in real life .
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Yeah nice clothes no denying it
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post


 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 disagree here. This picture is surely showing off the tailoring fit of the suit. This person not showing him self on purpose. I tend to agree with this pose. The person here is not important - what is important is his clothes. If I post a fit picture on internet forum I wouldn't want people to recognize my face unless I was in a modeling profession. I much prefer looking at pictures of cloths with out a face. More focus on the cloths and I can imagine my face on that empty space and get a better understanding how this may look on me !
Lastly If his cloths look that good on a boring robotic pose imagine how good it will look in real life .

md - yes, and no.

I definitely agree that the "robo pose" helps people to focus on the clothing, rather than on the person, and it shows the cut off to good advantage - the shoulders, the waist suppression, the break of the trousers and so on. In effect, it's like the clothes are on a living mannequin.

However, having said that, as Matt suggested, having a person in motion could actually highlight the benefits/deficiencies of the cut to better advantage.

I've been frustrated on a number of occasions when someone has posted a pic of a couple of men walking together at, say, Pitti Uomo and an SF member will chime in and say, "Look at that awful fit - the sleeves are rumpled, there are creases across the back, you can see where the jacket is pulling etc etc".

Well, of course you can see creases, of course you can see pulling, because the person is in motion and the cloth moves when a person is in motion. I suppose that, because you don't typically look at yourself when you are in motion, you tend to forget just how a jacket that looks perfect when standing still will crease and pull in certain places whilst moving and, of course, the test to how well it fits is just how it pulls and creases whilst you move and that's very difficult to judge on yourself unless you have someone following you around with a camera! Nonetheless, I think that the "robopose" trend has perhaps encouraged a somewhat unrealistic judgement of real-world clothing fit amongst some people on SF.
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Great series can't wait for tonights instalment. Even better one coming up I think TW has threatened or plans to take legal action over comments made by Peter (the Pirate King) Fitzsimons, that should be a good show if it goes to air.

And House of Cards anyone watch last night? Just wondering who would have provided KS shirts, BB? Good to see such well dressed drama on TV, kept an eye out for collar gap and was impressed with the cut of a lot of suits in the show.
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Given the caliber of the tailors he uses I don't see too much need to doubt that they would look great whether still or moving. Like JM said though, the purpose of it is to take the focus away from him and on to the clothes, especially true in his case, he was always a fairly gaurded person when a member and apart from glimpses of his obviously wealthy lifestyle, he didn't give much away.

Anyway it's a bit chilly today, so out comes the flannel suit -


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter Navy Cashmere knit
PS: Henry Carter White Irish linen
Shoes: Meermin MTO
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And House of Cards anyone watch last night? Just wondering who would have provided KS shirts, BB? Good to see such well dressed drama on TV, kept an eye out for collar gap and was impressed with the cut of a lot of suits in the show.


I'm tied to watching it when other members of the household are available unfortunately, but it's one of 2 shows I can't get enough of at the moment (the other is The Newsroom).

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HC - a lot of your shirts are Cottonwork - have you tried their OCBD's?

 

This has probably already been covered about a billion times, if so - sorry.

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HC - a lot of your shirts are Cottonwork - have you tried their OCBD's?

This has probably already been covered about a billion times, if so - sorry.
Not a great fan of their BD collars to be honest, not enough tie space or roll for me, or long enough points. I buy a lot of stuff off them so they have said that would alter it but I haven't really gotten around to trying it yet. I want to try kamikura for a BD when they get their online store sorted out though, they have some nice collars.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

And House of Cards anyone watch last night? Just wondering who would have provided KS shirts, BB? Good to see such well dressed drama on TV, kept an eye out for collar gap and was impressed with the cut of a lot of suits in the show.

It is a great series. Quite different from the British version, which was outstanding.

Think Gieves and Hawkes made KS's suit, not sure about shirts though.

http://discover.gievesandhawkes.com/news/sartorial-power-gieves-hawkes-for-house-of-cards
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