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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    JL, any chance of 360 pictures? It's hard to assess fit by only looking at the front. They all look good from the front though, and will probably be great with a slight bit of alteration in sleeve length.
     
  2. DeSense

    DeSense Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget that Formosas have a longer front balance (nearly 1" over back?). Meaning, when the front might look just right, the back could already be shortish for the job to CYA.
     
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  3. jssdc

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    Yeah, moved to the Middle East last month. It's an opportunity for me to concentrate on building a really complete summer wardrobe.

    FWIW a couple of the museums are pretty decent lunch options. The West Wing of the NGA has a really nice cafe that features rotating local chefs that (ostensibly at any rate) pair their menu with the current exhibition. The cafe at the Sculpture Garden is nice as well and great place for an outdoor beer (an jazz in the summer of course).

    I think when you live in DC long enough you start to take local amenities for granted. I went a couple of years between museum visits until I had kids and started to take them regularly. Happens anywhere, really. I wish I had visited the Brattle Street Theater more often when I lived in Boston, for example.
     
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  4. PCK1

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    I travel to D.C. very often and actually have a home in Chevy Chase...and my favorite museum...and this is the child in me speaking...is the Air and Space museum...haha...I never get tired of it...

    I love the National Gallery especially the sections with the great American scenery painters...

    I'm not a huge fan of the Hirschhorn...I just don't think the collection is that great...especially when I compare it to the MoMA.

    I doubt I have covered all of the exhibits at the Smithsonian...

    the new African American history and culture museum that is being built on the mall is going up quick and it looks like its going to be huge...
     
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  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    What jssdc said. You live in the suburbs for long enough, you stop caring about the museums. I didnt go even when my inlaws were in town despite flying in all the way from S.Korea. I have been to all of them as a kid. I have fond memories of being there with my parents. But I would not want to spend my weekends there. I guess because I know I can go at any time that I just dont go. Plus, I have NO interest in arts or exhibits. I fell asleep at MoMa (NYC) while looking at a painting.

    Spreaking of restaurants, anyone heard of Cafe Berlin? It's a hidden gem in NE. They have Octoberfest going on right now.
     
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  6. MGoCrimson

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    Wait, you are partaking in the drink again?

    And as a lifelong resident of DC suburbs, I still enjoy the museums some 20 odd years after my first visits
     
  7. unbelragazzo

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    The National Portrait Gallery is often overlooked, but I have been there a few times since I live nearby. The interior courtyard is a nice place to eat lunch, and they often have interesting exhibits there. I've never regretted going.

    Also, the Phillips is outstanding. They have my favorite Van Gogh, and of course a room full of Rothkos, among many other excellent paintings.
     
  8. Murlsquirl

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    I was there last night....it was very cool.
     
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  9. unbelragazzo

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    Proof, the bar/restaurant across the street, is also good.
     
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  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Just a diet coke for me. [​IMG]
     
  11. heldentenor

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    Can confirm this--three major celebratory dinners with friends in DC have all been excellent there.
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    How about some love for Founding Farmers!!!
     
  13. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Well-Known Member

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    Do they still do Phillips after 5? That was always fun
     
  14. Ambulance Chaser

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    I've only been there for drinks, but it's always packed, so they must be doing something right. Pre-dinner drinks in the Poste at Hotel Monaco courtyard is wonderful as well.


    Yep. It's always well attended. The Phillips has done really well at establishing its brand, in contrast to some other museums. *cough*Corcoran*cough
     
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  15. Murlsquirl

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    You talking about Redline?
     
  16. ridethecliche

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    That's a little sad, but different strokes...

    Hit me up when you're around. I'm at a course during the day friday and on saturday morning, but should definitely have some free time to meet up. I might even wear that red jacket so you recognize me.
     
  17. unbelragazzo

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    [​IMG]

    Redline is maybe my least favorite bar in DC. Although they do sometimes show fights there, so I end up going.
     
  18. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to it.
    "Honey, this is the guy that I met online."

    If you wear that jacket, you'll just look like some tour guide.

    Is it safe for a woman to walk around Boston in broad daylight? I am serious. I am just clueless.
    I mean you can't do that in Baltimore (knock on Stichie).
     
  19. Monkeyface

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    Yes it is. I'm not American, and I've only been in Boston/Cambrdige for a semester, but even I know it's safe to walk in boston in daylight, even at night I wouldn't worry much. No need to be so paranoid. The world is a much safer place than you'd think.
     
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  20. The Noodles

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    Thanks, dude. Let's hope you're right on that.
     

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