Use http://imgur.com/, it's better.
And those Nettletons are tits. Nice find.
First thing is the shearling I found a few weeks ago. Sawyer of Napa for Saks. This thing is so cool. Leather buttons, really soft leather, extremely warm, and nearly perfect condition. The only bad thing I have to say about it is that whenever I wear it, my friends make fun of me and call me John Denver. Oh well.
Then from today is an Akai 1722W reel to reel player. This thing is a beast. Weighs probably like 25 pounds. Seems to be working fine, although I'm not sure how to tell if anything is broken. I tried to look at the manual online to see if I could figure it out, but i just got really confused. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but it's really sweet.
Yes! Sell, sell, sell then buy a pair of Alden Shells!!!
I have a few questions about these points...
1. How low is too low when it comes to button stance?
2. What is "normal" rise for trousers? Is 12" the standard, or is its something else? I know with jeans there is a huge variety, and I'm not about to wear something with a 5" rise.
3. "Parachute width" thighs... I understand the concept, but what's a hard number to use? I often carry a tape measure with me to thrift stores (makes sizing much easier without trying stuff on). Thighs are almost always the dealbreaker on me when I find pants that seem like they might work. I blame years of endurance sports...
4. Pinch test... Is this sort of like folding over and extending the lapel all the way down (I was able to find the bottom of the canvas in one of the two suits hanging in my closet)?
Okay, I'm going to throw another one at you guys. I found another first the other day (yeah, I'm a few days behind in pulling stuff out of bags to figure out what to do with.
This is a Samuelsohn for Kutler Clothiers of San Francisco. It's labeled as a SB Grosven model, style #G2A. It's lambswool, woven in England and made in Canada. I'd love to learn how to read labels and know what they mean as well. Are there any online resources that talk about this?
To my untrained eye/finger, this again appears to be of decent quality. The shoulder pads don't seem terribly thick. The pockets are flaps, it's two buttons. I can't really tell if there is any pick stitching involved (yes, I had to google that one). The cut seems reasonable to me, it actually almost fits me well (if I lost a few pounds, I think it would be perfect).
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Bro, I would keep that for personal wear. The gorge looks a bit outdated and the buttons are a bit low. Depending on your body proportions, the first button should hit 1.5 to 2 inches above your naval. I'm a bit on the short side so a lower buttons stance should be a bit lower on my jacket to extend my torso.
Dilemma: I just spent a not-insignificant amount of cash on a bike yesterday thinking that I would, for sure, be returning the Hickey Freeman blazer on its way to me from STP. That would free up $380 and would make the bike expenditure a little more reasonable.
But the blazer arrived, and it's pretty awesome.
Here's a pick in a fresh-out-of-the-box, rumpled-to-hell state.
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Other than the shoulders look a bit boxy and the buttons stance is a bit high for my taste, the fit is really good. I would keep it because it's so hard to find nice things that'll fit me correctly. What is the return policy? How many days do you have? I would keep looking for a fitting blazer while I hold onto this one. If I don't find one, I'll just keep this one.
LOL, NO BRO! WAYWTN, a thread on folks posting what they are wearing. http://www.styleforum.net/t/9693/what-are-you-wearing-now-today-part-i