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post #31021 of 54920
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This is the golden rule. A fully-canvassed construction or a luxurious spalla camicia (Neapolitan tailoring speak for "shirt shoulder") will make up for an ill-fitting suit
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post #31022 of 54920
Exquisite Trimmings have now starting stocking Saphir shoe products and are doing 20% off everything at the moment so might be a good place to stock up. I cannot get their website to load just now so do not know the prices compared to A Fine Pair of Shoes etc, but have ordered from them before (Drakes Cashmere tie, during a similar sale) and was very happy with service and pricing.

http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.com/post/49880290323/save-20-at-the-exquisite-trimmings-webstore-with

http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.com/post/49880826866/some-of-the-new-arrivals-at-the-exquisite
post #31023 of 54920
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This is the golden rule. A fully-canvassed construction or a luxurious spalla camicia (Neapolitan tailoring speak for "shirt shoulder") will make up for an ill-fitting suit.
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post


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In fairness to the article, I think that's actually a mistake and that the sentence should read, "will not make up for an ill-fitting suit."

Otherwise, the sentence makes no sense in the context of the paragraph in which it appears.

It's a rather ironic error, though, as there are plenty of people who do seem to prioritise handwork and other such details over fit. After all, there's no point in getting a great deal on a Kiton/Brioni/Borrelli suit if it doesn't fit you properly.
post #31024 of 54920
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Exquisite Trimmings have now starting stocking Saphir shoe products and are doing 20% off everything at the moment so might be a good place to stock up. I cannot get their website to load just now so do not know the prices compared to A Fine Pair of Shoes etc, but have ordered from them before (Drakes Cashmere tie, during a similar sale) and was very happy with service and pricing.

http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.com/post/49880290323/save-20-at-the-exquisite-trimmings-webstore-with

http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.com/post/49880826866/some-of-the-new-arrivals-at-the-exquisite

Can also endorse exquisite trimmings' service

As for Saphir, I'll probably re-stock at Double Monk. They sell at a decent price and it's a chance to ogle shoes I can't afford.
post #31025 of 54920
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Can also endorse exquisite trimmings' service

As for Saphir, I'll probably re-stock at Double Monk. They sell at a decent price and it's a chance to ogle shoes I can't afford.

Yes, good point. i have looked at the shoes longingly there and even bought some flat laces but never taken in the price of Saphir. Was thinking of getting some Suede cleaner and wire brush so might look there.
post #31026 of 54920
I wore that same Herringbone jacket yesterday, Jas, along with a HC tie.
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Stuff I like Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Snaffled from GQ
post #31028 of 54920
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Jason, I remember seeing an interview with Gay Talese where his coats all had pocket squares already in them as he took them out of the wardrobe.
To save yourself time (but not money) you could store all yours with a white linen square.
Be a menswear scout, be prepared.
The correct way to wear a pocket hankie is to initially carefully choose one to fit your outfit, shirt, tie, jacket , shoes etc and mood, weather and context.

Then you leave the hankie in that jacket pocket and just pull out the jacket a put it on for the next 5 or 6 times before you suddenly decide to think about it again.
Repeat.

Avoids the trying too hard look.

And achieves the ..er ..um dare I say it... necessary...cough... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sprezzatura (thats pronounced sprettsaˈtura NOT sprezz)
post #31029 of 54920
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

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.

FWIW, I liked Japan, but I loved Hong Kong. Spectacular in so many ways, and also (from what I understand) a menswear mecca. I would definitely trade some days in Japan for some in HK.
post #31030 of 54920

Speaking of Cottonwork, I've just done my first order through them as I couldnt get a pale blue shirt in a colour/design I wanted OTR. 

 

I've decided that for my first shirt I'm going to go a standard fit and then tweak from there. What do you guys think?

post #31031 of 54920
Nah do the measurements off a well fitting shirt, it's an easy process. Also ask for a softer interlining than standard, it's very stiff as standard. Just email them after you place your order. I get the softest one they do.
post #31032 of 54920
"The more weight you put on, the easier the button pull, my friend."

post #31033 of 54920
^^ That is fantastic, LOL.
post #31034 of 54920
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

"The more weight you put on, the easier the button pull, my friend."


Tell me about it!
post #31035 of 54920
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

FWIW, I liked Japan, but I loved Hong Kong. Spectacular in so many ways, and also (from what I understand) a menswear mecca. I would definitely trade some days in Japan for some in HK.

HK is fantastic.

The problem is that it's easy to spend a week or more in HK and, of course, it's easy to spend a few weeks in Japan.

Clearly, the best solution is to make one trip to Japan, and then another, separate trip to HK!! smile.gif
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