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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    LOL!

    Use three fingers to pull the blade through the knot - using your middle finger (no joke) to hold the middle down while pushing both sides together with your other two fingers. This causes the 'dimple' to embed itself in the knot as you pull the blade through. Your dimple will last all day!

    Or - as I often do while tying my tie in a moving car while steering with my knee............"Fidget with it" :fistbump:
     


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    Excellent shoe, especially at that price.
     


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    DrStrangelove Well-Known Member

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    How would you sew up the side vents of a DJ by hand?
    Lay the whole thing flat down, fixate it with needles and then do some kind of hidden slip-stitch?
    Just go through the inner fabric layer of the overlapping (rear) part of the jacket and then through the top fabric layer of the side section of the jacket?
    And I think you would have to do those stitches pretty close to the edge of the overlapping jacket part, otherwise you would see the edge, right?
     


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    Suit is too much, I think. If the dress code is 'fairly casual', I don't think a suit would be expected or appropriate. But no polo shirts either, especially under a sweater. Wear the plain white or blue button down shirt (and you should be getting more of those), with a tie, medium gray pants of some sort, and one of your black sweaters. A black sweater with black pants is WAY too much black. You're going to need to buy some adult clothing that's not black. Khakis in khaki, gray, olive, cream. Perhaps wool trousers in various colors. Sweaters- burgundy, medium or light gray, navy. A few more dress shirts- white and light blue are good basics and should be your default shirts, simple stripes and checks for branching out. Keep the colors light. A few ties. They may or may not be expected, but very good to have. Don't even think about polos unless you see significant numbers of coworkers at your level doing it. Make sure you're aware of the culture before dressing more casually.
     


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    Anyone know the quality of Rugby Ralph Lauren suits. Are they fully canvased? Worth it on sale? I just like the fit but not sure if it's worth it. Other very slim fitting suit recommendations are welcome.
     


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    They're not fully canvassed, no. I haven't checked them lately to say more.
     


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    I need a proxy located in the US willing to ship to Sweden. Anyone?
     


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    Word on the street is that the more expensive ones (in the $600 range before sale) are designed by Caruso in Italy. While not fully canvassed I have heard rumblings of half canvassed somewhere. Never seen one of the jackets first hand so can't go into too much detail. Sorry for the half information.
     


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    I have seen them, there is a lot about them that is not great. They are only half lined, no canvas, short, very short. The fabric isn't great, however the shoulders are nice. Single vents, too.
     
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    No, that is not how you would do it. You would have to create an open seamI recommend using a tailor.
     
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    If you want to do it properly you would take apart the vent structure then use the vent inlay as a seam allowance to continue the existing side-seam down to the bottom of the coat.
     


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    Long shot but can anybody Identify this Blazer/Vest combo or point me in the direction where I could find something similar?

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    Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.

     


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    Scotty,

    I'm afraid that you are not going to be happy with this jacket in the long run. My advise is to return it.

    The basic cut, including the closed quarters that you mention, appear to my eye to be more appropriate for a suit jacket than for an 'odd jacket'. Nothing short of totally reworking the shape of the lower quarters is going to change that. And that is not such a quick and easy thing to have done.

    It's a basically nice jacket - I'm just not sure it's shaped correctly for your intended use.

    -G
     


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