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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Well-Known Member

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    That tie looks great. I could see it with a white shirt and most shades of grey suits. And even though some may be opposed to the idea, probably with a white shirt and a navy suit too.
     
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  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    I've worn it with tan cotton suits and a white shirt, and brown linen jackets, blue shirt, and khaki chinos. I think the latter was more successful than the first, but TBH, this tie doesn't get worn that often. I do consider it a summer tie though, so it gets worn with summer ensembles.
     
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  3. Makoto Chan

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    Derek, what about your L&C briefcase? You just gonna carry them on separate days? That's cool... (I'm jealous)
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Yea, they seemed like different enough briefcases. Maybe one will strike my mood one day, but another will strike me another. This is the one I was going to get

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    And this is the L&C that I have

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    I really like this Glenroyal design, but it's a bit too thick for my needs.
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    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Those look great, Derek. Am I crazy for preferring a briefcase with no flap? Mine just zips at the mouth. It does reduce the carrying capacity I'm sure, but I find it way more convenient. No messing with straps or locking mechanisms.
     
  7. msulinski

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    I went from a crappy nylon zip-top briefcase to a Saddleback Leather thin briefcase, which has a flap/buckle closuer. While I prefer the looks of the Saddleback, the zip-top was way more convenient and easy to use. I could zip-unzip it with one hand while walking. It is very tough to do this with the flap-top because you can't hold the briefcase properly with the handle while the buckle is unfasted, and you really can't fasten the buckle one-handed.
     
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    ^Exactly. My current one is eather but zip top. I really have no desire to ever use my flap snap closure one.
     
  9. Holdfast

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    Tan cotton or caramel linen suit + white shirt was exactly what I thought of on seeing the tie. Fairly slim fit, casual-looking, esp, if worn with loafers or even a relatively sober-coloured pair of espadrilles. In fact, I like the concept enough, that it kind of makes me want to get such a suit. I was thinking that my next summery suit should be a navy linen, but now... lol... :)
     
  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about getting this, until I saw how much the zipper shows. I like it as a casual bag still, but there's something unappealing about how the zipper shows.

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    Still, aren't you a professor now? I feel like a nice flap over briefcase would look better for what you do.
     
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  11. unbelragazzo

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    The final Glenroyal one in your pics is the one I have. It's true the zipper at the top is kind of younger and less professional but given the rest of how I dress, I don't think I'm in much danger of looking too young or unprofessional.

    The locking/latch ones look more IB/lawyer to me. The straps and buckles thing does look more professorial, it just seems like a huge PitA to deal with every time you're going somewhere or need to grab something out or your bag while on the metro or something.
     
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    I have this Tustings zip top bag. It's perfect for what it is but it's a bit small if you need to carry a laptop and charger.

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  13. gettoasty

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    Does Mabitex fit TTS or should I size up to a 33 to accommodate 33-34 waist? I am thinking since they are more like dress trousers, a 32 should be vanity size so can accommodate up to 33"

    sale on GILT with 30% off...want to give it a try but no returns.

    YOOX order should be in today and ordered 3 trousers.:wow:
     
  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    FME, the cuts are all over the place. There's no real way of telling what the cut will be, but generally, you should just go TTS and hope for the best.

    I personally wouldn't recommend buying them at no returns, but you can roll the dice.
     
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  15. gettoasty

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    So, my trousers came in from Yoox

    All made in Italy, all very "raw." Hems are unfinished, some seams come undone at the hem, threads here and there.
    SARTELLI sent me a pair in Super 120 and 100, which I thought was nifty ... was going to keep the 120 but decided to just return.

    Going to try go with the entry level stuff like Incotex or Mabitex if I find any on eBay. Sad / relieved.
     
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    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Anyone in New York City? If so, can someone recommend a hotel that's on par with Four Seasons but is a bit more affordable? I'm asking for a friend.
     
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    Tell your friend, good luck...
     
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    +1. Even the normal Marriotts are $400+ a night. Kinda scared to know what the Four Seasons here costs...
     
  19. poorsod

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    A friend of mine has been liking the new hip hotels like the Nomad Hotel.
     
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    OK OK, how about just really nice hotel recommendations?


    Many thanks, I'll pass that along.
     

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