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  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I just removed the sewn on tag from a couple YSL pocket squares my father gave to me the other day. To be honest with something like a pocket square I don't know you should be that interested in resale value. With the exception of a few brand or material purists (I assume they exist), most people purchase a PS based on its look. Things that increase the value like nice silk and hand-rolled edges are fairly evident but even those are perks IMO. I generally buy a PS because I like the pattern or know it will match an outfit I have in mind. All that said, my YSL pocket squares had a sewn on tag and featured a logo printed into the silk. IME most higher-end PS makers (Hermes, Talbott, Versace, etc) all print their logo in the silk somewhere. So if it bother you that much perhaps look for the logo somewhere in the pattern? If the tag is interfering with your ability to fold or roll the PS then I say get rid of it. Never base your clothing or accessory decisions on their resale value. It's your item. Enjoy it in good health.
     
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  2. mr.orange

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    assholes
     


  3. Hackett

    Hackett Well-Known Member

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    Are the tassel loafers at Brooks Brothers still made by Alden? The BB website doesn't say (and affirmatively refuses to identify the maker on a different pair), and I haven't been able to find anything on it. I'd been told that AE was taking over the BB line, but I didn't know if that applied to all the non-Peal dress shoes or not.
     


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    Just wondering if anyone can recognize the boots featured in the 7 For All Mankind ad I attached. As far as I know, 7 For All Mankind doesn't make any men's boots. Any recommendations on similar boots would be great as well. Thanks.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They look kind of like Red Wing Iron Rangers
     


  6. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply to the pocket square question.

    I will likely remove the offending tags. The two pocket squares in question are a Zegna which has a logo in the silk, and an Armani which does not. The label on the Armani is so large, and the square a little smaller in size, that no matter how I fold it, it seems to find a way to surface.
     
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    Of course; I've never bought something I haven't tried on in person.

    Turns out that the +J jackets fit me perfectly. Their pants are a bit slim, though.
     


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    Almost every suit I bought I haven't tried in person. However, my body type is easy to fit.
     


  9. james_timothy

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    There is a scheme, the details of which I don't recall, that gets them 10% back from these cards.
     


  10. james_timothy

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    :deadhorse:

    There are dolts, mostly noobish, on both side of the divide that look down on the other side just because it is the other.

    Don't perpetuate it; its a continuum.
     


  11. threeleggeddog

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    I have heard the Uniqlo is a pretty good value. If it's available for you to try on and it's a great fit, it would probably work well for your occasional use situation. The online suggestions (i.e. gilt) will definitely yield a better price/quality deal, but that's only value built on the assumption that the online suit fits you perfectly. The materials in a high quality suit will not offset the less-desirable fit. And for a limited use suit, the lifetime won't be too much of a factor either.

    So here's what I think you should do: 1) find a reasonably priced suit that fits perfectly with minimal alterations. 2) Bring a tape measure and measure it on the spot. 3) Keep your eyes out for the right suit on B&S. If you can't find a suit that matches the measurements before the occasion that you need it, go buy the one you tried on. If you can, use B&S to save some money (or get a better quality suit).
     


  12. threeleggeddog

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    Are they perpetually re-buying the card from themselves with an alter-username?
     


  13. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    One explanation: the bidders are using the cards as gifts. People are willing to pay a little more in that scenario.
     
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  14. james_timothy

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    My memory was that they had to use them in order to get the 10%. So no, the transaction isn't what is giving extra to them.

    Something like a points program with the companies involved... but I wasn't interested so I just skimmed the details.
     
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  15. XKxRome0ox

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    this makes zero sense
    you could always just order straight from the retailer and get a gift card without overpaying ...
     


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