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  1. bourbonbasted

    MC General Chat

    Augusta is pretty standard fare for country clubs (tucked in shirts, preppy athleisure, clean shoes that flirt the line between sporty and business casual, etc.) Typically these events have a host, as Augusta doesn't "rent out" the place for groups. If I were your father I would focus more on...
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    The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

    The alligator band on my Mark XVI is on its last leg. While I think the gator makes for a nice juxtaposition with the classic pilot face/design, I'm wondering if anyone's seen a Mark with a band other than gator that looked good? The standard IWC metal band looks kinda off to my eye. I'm...
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    MC General Chat

    It's against the law for anyone in Atlanta to have a proper, nice umbrella, so I recommend a coat that will actually keep you dry. Accordingly, I defer to Gore-Tex, the only material I've worn that keeps me totally dry, even in a downpour. Check out Herno Laminar. They make a bunch of Gore-Tex...
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    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    Add it to the long list of things LabelKing can make cool, but I'd never personally wear. I think there is utility in a black suit. The issue is that utility is incredibly narrow (e.g., going full-on Johnny Cash for an upscale dinner). Too often I see guys try to "substitute" black suits in...
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    Alterations of sleeves from shoulders

    Sid Mashburn can handle the work, as I've had them alter from the shoulder in the past. That said, to Chris's point, it was a solid navy blazer with maybe only a CM to adjust, which is an easier endeavor. I'd also recommend taking it to Teo at Flor's. I believe he did stints as both head cutter...
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    Looks great! Did you get a fitting for this? Or did you just provide measurements/send a garment?
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    While I wouldn't call myself wildly in-shape, I do think my body type (broad shoulders and pronounced chest) helps to create the coveted V-shape when shirts are worn open. I agree that if you have a narrower or less athletic frame it can look a little potato sack-like. Somewhat random, but if...
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    We're rapidly approaching The Dead Zone. Even for as insufferably yuppie as I am, I can't abide by the poly polos. Luckily I have plenty of try-hard alternatives at my disposal (namely bootleg band merch tees) to pair with Baggies or swim trunks.
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    Anything for you, Derek! :) Here's one example of each, based on what was readily hanging in the closet. The first is a muted olive, 100% linen shirt. The second, a faded blue Western shirt, is also 100% linen. The third is the traditional Polo Ralph Lauren Dungaree chambray. I buttoned them...
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    Nah, I'd classify them as work shirts that, due to their 90s cut, end up looking like long-sleeved "shackets." In reality just linen button-fronts with two pockets affixed to the chest. I wear them open over open-weave cotton tees or (GASP) poly-cotton tees and their baggy cuts/proportions...
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    I'm in the same boat, except substitute Carl's stuff for vintage linen button-fronts. I have a few double breast pocket, linen numbers from 1990s Ralph that are billowy and boxy and provide excellent breathability in summertime. A couple are even Western shirts :ducks:
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    MC General Chat

    There are only two realities to StyleForum: It's not as good as it used to be I can't believe I'm still posting here All posters exist in one or both of these realities at all times.
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    MC General Chat

    Validus, baby, why so tense? Hopefully the fish jacket puts a pep in your step and rights your mood. It sounds cool. You'll note words like "I find" and "generally" in my response. We've never met and you seem quite specific. To each their own. There just seems to be a resounding "shorts are...
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    Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

    I really dig the depth and visual interest of those covers. Not over-the-top jarring.
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    Covid accelerated dress code de-formalization - true or false?

    After reading the article I have bravely decided that I will still wear a jacket the next time I go to Daniel or Le Bernardin. Please, hold your applause.
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    MC General Chat

    LOL at acting like you didn't know EXACTLY what kind of replies this would create. Shorts are practical and utilitarian and fun. I also generally find the "never shorts" crowd are overly formulaic dressers whose sense of dressing begins and ends at board meetings. Wearing shorts well...
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    Is Joe doing visits/fittings in Atlanta? Didn't think he was still making the rounds.
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    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    This reminds me I need to pop into Sid's for alterations. Suit looks good, Ed. Excited to see the final product!
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    Cars We Drive!

    I leased a 2021 XC90 back in December. I've really enjoyed it, even if it's wildly unnecessary for someone with no kids who lives in the city. Ended up getting it because leases were remarkably cheap. It had a $66k sticker and a 3-year, 30k mile lease shakes out to less than $500/month. Unsure...

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