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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Well-Known Member

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  2. Pingson

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    That jacket looks really nice!! Not onboard with the shirt, though.
    Great look (minus the PS) - again an awwsome looking jacket!
    Please, please please, pretty please ... button your jacket. It makes the whole thing look infinitely better. Great tie, details?
     
  3. RDiaz

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    The tie is cheap silk, bought on a rush for a wedding. I took it apart and re-made the slip stitch and the bar tacks, though - guess that makes it semi-handmade [​IMG]

    You know what I dislike about this jacket? The closed quarters. That's why I wear it unbuttoned most of the time [​IMG]
     
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    I've taken a part a few ties as well, mostly to narrow them a little. Didn't occur to me that they now can be classified as "hand made" :D
     
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    So did we ever settle what constitutes "district checks" and "gun club"? I know it was discussed in the good taste thread the other day. Anyway, I don't think this SC qualifies as either, but then again I am confused :puzzled:

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    vintage Fallan & Harvey SC
    Belisario MTM shirt
    Mountain & Sackett tie
    vintage Macclesfield PS
    Austin reed trousers
    Tricker's Kensington
     
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    Aren't all ties hand made? I would think it impossible for a machine to stitch the center seam in the manner which it is, hidden stitch or whatever.
     
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    I will say that just about every tie ever says "handmade".
     
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    Well, yes, the slip stitch is usually hand made, but the bar tacks are machine made.

    And most of the time the slip stitch doesn't end in a loop, so it's stiff and snaps easily. I like to re-make it with the loop on all ties that don't come with it.

    Pingson - awesome jacket. And the shoulder fit seems pretty good.
     
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    I mean it a lot of cases I would imagine what you are paying for is the labor of doing it. It is a pain in the ass. I have done it. For higher end stuff, the multi folds obviously add to cost, but so do fabrics.
     
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    You mean "thrifted jacket" (maybe not) [​IMG]? Way to go, Spoo!
     
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    I don't think generic Chinese labor adds much to the cost, even if it's handmade [​IMG]
     
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    My Alfani ties cost me plenty, pal.
     
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    T^ If that is how you hang your hats, that is awesome. I used to do this in college with my Japanese denim. Roommates were perplexed.
     
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    If they're made in China I doubt that's due to labor costs [​IMG]

    I do have some Italian-made ties where the material is so poor that the price probably does come from labor, though.
     
  16. Tirailleur1

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    I am sure your hanging denim was already doing it for you, but you might have just gone ahead and raised your middle finger at them just to be sure they got the point.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    I'm not that much of a jerk!
     
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    crusty, derk, diaz, pingson and big T- all super solid fits today. well done. :slayer:
     
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    and I wondered why you don't have a custom title yet. [​IMG]
     
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    Wait, you wore denim? I thought you came out of the womb swaddled in flannel trousers and then slapped your mother for ruining the crease...
     
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