Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I was kidding for the most part....I'm just hoping my kids weddings cost as much as mine did....$42! As for school, my kids will have my veterans benefits.
     


  2. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In other news, the "upscale men's fashion accessory" we've all been waiting for has finally arrived:

    http://instagram.com/laser_lapel

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  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    We occasionally fantasize about selling our house in San Francisco and moving to a less expensive where we could buy a house with cash. But then we'd be stuck in that place.
     


  4. ridethecliche

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    That's already happening to for-profit institutions and rightfully so. It's absolutely insane that you can't dissolve student loans in bankruptcy and the rates are muderous. It's cheaper to finance a car than education. I guess we care more about people driving around than having a college degree.
     


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    Any thoughts on 3.125 tie widths? Is that getting too narrow or is it close enough to 3.25 and I'm over thinking this. I founds some Drakes on eBay that are 3 1/8"
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This guy liked me on instagram too. Truly terrible. One of the bad sides of the whole crowdfunding movement is lots of terrible ideas like this that exist purely because they don't have to front up their own coin to finance it.
     


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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, my initial thought was " who the f**k would buy this crap?" But then I remembered the sad cult of "PUA's" that The Game spawned & realized that they may even have a potential market for this.
     
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  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    QUAKER~
     


  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Was talking to my banker today and he said I should borrow against my house. They use the words home equity to make it sound pretty. I told him hell no.
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Smart man. Your banker on the hand, is an idiot.
     


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    I'll get it if it blinks as I walk.
     


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    Around here mortgages are like playing cards with the devil, seriously.

    Especially with some new reforms that started this year. In fact it's a lot more "easier" or "smart" to pay a rent and save with and investment and pay in cash a few years later. Fo example, if you want a $3,000,000 pesos home you will have to put $1,200,000 so that the bank give you the mortgage for $1,800,000 pesos. And you will end up paying $21,000 pesos a month for 20 years, that's $5,040,000. You still need to consider paying for services, what in Mexico is called the "predial" which is basically a tax for owning a home and it varies from where you live, then what is called "escrituración" which is having all the papers to your name and so on, that you end up paying more than the initial investment.

    Usually in Mexico people used to say that you should never lend money to a Mexican cause you will never see it back and the previous reforms didn't let the banks to do something to you, now they can, and it could be scary.

    If you rent a house for $12,000 pesos a month and save the rest in an instrument with nice return in 14 years you will have $3,248,455 pesos. You will be able to buy the house in cash.
     


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    A dude like that is following me. His style is bad, IMO.
     


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    Where can I buy one and how many colours are offered?
     


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    In the best tradition of Noodles himself, after continued hemming & hawing over my Formosa situation, I've decided that I'm good with length of gun club and fox flannel, but remain seriously conflicted over the hopsack. I know the length issue has been discussed ad infinitum, and there are those of you who say keep and those who say sell, based on length alone. Allow me to present the sequel: The Hopsack Supremacy (hopefully there will be no Hopsack Ultimatum).

    Exhibit A:
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    Exhibit B:
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    Exhibit A is the hopsack in question, a 38S, exhibit B is the jacket from a Formosa navy plaid suit, aka The Noodles Suit, a 38R.


    Given that it's not quite an apples 2 apples comparison with the contrasting shoulder expression(s) and the arm positioning (it was the best I could provide to present both in a similar format and scale) here's my analysis: the hopsack has more open, rounded quarters and the skirt appears to flair slightly from the hips down. Perhaps the latter effect is due to the more open quarters? The suit jacket appears more trim through the body, and to my eye, a bit shorter. Perhaps on a taller person the quarters & skirt might appear completely different?

    And just to add a shot of suit jacket with arms at sides, albeit upper only (try to disregard terribleness of sleeves, in all cases, but especially here):
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    Am I wrong/crazy/missing something? Ok, we've established I'm crazy; carry on.
     
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