Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    What is the name of the process by which an @ is added in front of a user's ID and it then changes colour? And how is this miracle of hackery executed?
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    @Coxsackie

     
  3. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    ^ My editor windows (whether collapsed or full-screen) look quite different to that, and the @ option is not listed.

    Very bizarre. I guess I'll just do without tagging people's usernames.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just type in "@" followed by the name and their name pops up. Doesn't work in mobile.

    What do you guys think is the best way to move a bunch of jackets and ties across the Pacific? We are getting a container, so I'll probably use that. I'm thinking of how to pack them. Probably going to indivdually wrap jacket, trousers, shirt, and a few ties in plastic dry cleaning sleeves, then put them in plastic boxes. But that takes up a lot of space unfortunately, so I guess I'll be looking for really thing plastic boxes.

    Or I could just sell everything I have to the highest bidder.
     
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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    switch to rich text formatting or whatever it's called

    its in options on your main account page
     
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    @Claghorn , two years ago I had to ship most of my stuff from Holland to Indonesia. We also used a container. I wrapped everything in cellophane paper first, then in plastic sleeves. I didn't use plastic boxes, just stacked the stuff in regular (but strong) carboard boxes, to save space. Upon arrival, of course there was a lot of ironing to do, but everything survived remarkably well. I did do a lot of research beforehand to find a shipping company with the best reputation for reliability and care, but that goes without saying.

    OTH, selling everything would give you a nice excuse to start all over again, but where are you going to find someone like B&Tailors? [​IMG]
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I think most international shippers use Port-A-Robes, which are large stiff cardboard boxes with a metal bar across the open top. Anything hanging in your wardrobe is just transferred straight in, hanger and all, to the Port-A-Robe until it is fairly tightly full. The box is then sealed up. If they're professional, they will know never to stack those Port-A-Robes on their sides. They go into the truck upright, then into the container upright, and the container remains upright (unless of course the ship capsizes).

    I would think twice about wrapping everything in plastic. What purpose will this serve, other than to allow any stray fungal spores embedded in the fabric to proliferate? Far better to let the fabrics "breathe" a bit while in transit.

    Disclaimer: I Am Not An Expert.
     
  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I'm already using the Rich Text Editor. Here's a screen snap of a typical reply window. Click on it to open it up to full size:

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    Quite different, huh? And no @.

    I'm running Mac OSX v10.7.5 and Google Chrome v35.0.1916.99 beta.
     
  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Ah.... just tried typing the @ symbol and a name. The trick is, it takes a few seconds for the magic to work.

    Thanks @Claghorn !
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Alternatively, if your browser doesn't support this automatically, then click the "source" button, and where you've typed the "@" and person's name, put <a> </a> either side of it. Then click the source button again to return to the normal editor, and it will be highlighted and ready to go.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I read the oppose somewhere (but damned if I know where). I think it was reputable. I'm going to be a wonderful academic. Ah! It was in reference to winter storage written on Put This On. But before storing, you should dry clean everything and then seal up the sleeves to prevent moths and other undesirables from getting in. Perhaps this doesn't apply to trans-Pacific voyages.
     
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    Coming back to the midnight blue suit, what sort of ties go best with it? Navy and grey only? Seeing as the suit looks like black at times, I suppose burgundy, green or brown don't really work that well. Would a black knit work, or would that be too severe?
     
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    Burgundy, brown or green would be my top three, in that order! A lighter or patterned blue, maybe, but generally I find navy on even the darkest blue suit, a little dull.
     
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    I will order 3.35" version of that tie
     
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    Thank you mimo. I was doubting about brown, seeing as the no brown and black rule, but I'll give it a try when the suit is pressed!
     

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