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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. cbbuff

    cbbuff Well-Known Member

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    Could you do it? Of course. Is a solid more versatile? Yes.

    If you have solids and like the pattern/color, go for it.
     
  2. sygyzy

    sygyzy Well-Known Member

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    Now I am confused because you guys gave me two different and opposite answers!
     
  3. Van Veen

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    We might just be thinking of it differently.

    The only way you can get the same pattern on the outside of the loops is if you twist the tie.

    If you think of it in terms of the single end (not the loop), if you tie it normally, both single ends will have the same pattern facing forward.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  4. sygyzy

    sygyzy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the video. It helped me answer another question I had which is how they got this look, where the center stripe is the opposite of the main bow. (Gray on floral)

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    What's confusing is when I tried it at home last night, I had a very visible and obvious twist. If you watch the video, he has an ugly twist visible too. But in the picture above, it's clean, no twist.

    I don't have a tie in front of me but using my Side A and Side by example again, if one were to tie a bowtie the most traditional way (no tricks), starting with Side A, what would be visible (forward facing) for:

    1. Front loop
    2. Front single end
    3. Rear loop
    4. Rear facing end
    5. Front middle part

    ?
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the video. I've been wondering about this for awhile but never got round to looking it up.
     
  6. Van Veen

    Van Veen Well-Known Member

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    1. Front loop - Side A
    2. Front blade - Side A
    3. Rear loop - Side B
    4. Rear blade - Side A
    5. Center loop - Side A

    This is the best image I found that shows it:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
  7. CuffLinks28

    CuffLinks28 Active Member

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    Hi,

    I have 2 suits that have lapel widths of 3" and 3.25". I just dug up an old tuxedo jacket that has a lapel width of 3.5". I was wondering, in all of your opinion, if 3.5" is too wide for lapels? I would post pictures but my camera isn't working.

    Thanks in advance,
    CuffLinks28
     
  8. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm concerned, 3.5" is the minimum width. No guts = no glory.
     
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  11. CuffLinks28

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  12. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    What are the wash instructions for this garment? I don't understand the pictures :eh:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. onix

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    Machine wash cold, delicate cycle - Do not bleach - Hang or line to dry.
     
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  14. cbbuff

    cbbuff Well-Known Member

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    +1 Killer deal.
     
  15. yywwyy

    yywwyy Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone identify the approximate time period for when YSL used this label?

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    This is a coat btw.
     
  16. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Well-Known Member

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    The YSL It's old. Like 20 years ago.
     
  17. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Well-Known Member

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    Anyone has experience of import duty with DHL?

    I am going to order a jacket from UK, they ship via DHL. How can I pay DHL if there's an import duty? Will they bill me? How much I should pay? I heard it's like 10%.

    What's the chance of they don't let me pay import duty?
     
  18. mlg321

    mlg321 Well-Known Member

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    I had a package shipped via DHL not a long time ago, package was worth 90$, had 30$ to pay to the delivery man when he was at my door. Ordered from a US company (shoes).
     
  19. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Well-Known Member

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    I´ve received many orders from DHL, specially when purchashing something from MR.Porter. They´ve killed me, charging me sometimes up to 90% of the items price. But in Argentina is like that, customs suck big time.
     
  20. Jorgeezy

    Jorgeezy Well-Known Member

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    Does my account have to be upgraded before I can start a post in the marketplace?

    (I wanted to put up a post for a few things I was wanting to buy)
     

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