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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I think Noodles should take out a mortgage to buy a wardrobe on TF suits. Who's with me on that?
     
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  2. heldentenor

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    That had me a bit worried too, as he was then making my first jacket and I was one of the featured objects of critique in that post. The jacket I currently have is structured with the standard (as opposed to "light") full canvas and soft shoulders, and there's about as much structure in it as in my Isaia and Ring Model 236 jackets and more than in my Eidos and Ring Model 184s.

    My new KW will have unstructured shoulders, the "light" full canvas, and a much lighter fabric, so it will be interesting to see/feel the differences. But Kent can make you a fairly structured garment even if he doesn't want to. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Joenobody0

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    Forget the mortgage - someone find him a loan shark, or maybe the triad.
     
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  4. jrd617

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    Lending Club?
     
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  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    For you Derby watchers I'm taking Gun Runner to win with Nyquist and Exaggerator for the exacta.
     
  7. Academic2

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    Amazing, isn’t it? [​IMG]

    I often cite this thread in response to those who dispute the relevance of the notion of ‘timelessness’ to men’s style.

    The thing appears to be immortal ...

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Also, 5-1 odds that Noods has another breakdown before his next suit purchase.
     
  9. Academic2

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    … from Sports Illustrated:

    Nyquist: 2–1
    Exaggerator: 5–1
    Gun Runner: 10–1

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Yup, that's the consensus exacta. There is no money in Nyquist though.
     
  11. Caustic Man

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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bought weed off of the Triad back in the day in Hong Kong. Younger days, of course.*

    Got the number of a dealer from the racist daughter of some banker I met at a bar. "The dealer is Chinese so she'll sell to anybody." Call, arrange to make the purchase at a beach. Got a call to look for a mid-blue sedan. Only one visible was a recent model Mercedes, but that was the one. The dealer wasn't there (or at least the person I was interacting with. Woman named "Wing"...don't know why I can still remember the name), but the driver told me to get in. Made the purchase and he dropped me off down the block.

    So Wing sold to everyone because that was her job. Not because she was Chinese. And her delivery boy drove a Benz.

    A good experience, especially having a very shitty experience with a bunch of crazy fucking geriatric Australians on Lamma Island the day prior.

    This guy** will tell you he knows a guy:
    [​IMG]

    He doesn't though. He knows a septugenarian couple living an abandoned house with a collapsed roof about five minutes into a jungle. And they don't have shit. And the husband is senile and will yell at you while the wife calms him down trying to tell them you are a customer. But they don't have shit and you bail.

    Actually sort of sad. They had 3-4 dogs. Half the house had no roof. They were just sitting in a couch covered in leaves. Clearly had been there for decades. I wonder what originally brought them there. What generally brought British/Australian ex-pats to Hong Kong if they weren't professionals?

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    AAAAANNNNDDD now I gotta get back to work.

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    * I'm not getting into politics. We all did stuff in our youth anyway
    ** He himself is a cool guy. Nick the Book. Used to be a journalist and radio personality I think in the 70s and 80s.
     
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  13. Coxsackie

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    The poon?
     
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    After a week long discussion of socks, I actually found myself nostalgically wishing for a Noodles eruption. And it happened. Not that I claim all the credit.
     
  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    What was the eruption? I haven't been following all the most recent posts.
     
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    Roughly one third.

    Start at the beginning. Bring coffee. And then something soothing.
     
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  19. The Noodles

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    Enough talk.
    Going bespoke.
    Field tailoring
     
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  20. PCK1

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    TF Bespoke...the pinnacle in tailoring!
     
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