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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    grrrrr, i edited out that pic for a reason!! lol

    see above comments. maybe ill have some work done, not sure. i finally have everything i own back from the tailor, and would like a break from that. we will see.

    and yes, it is. it has looked better fit wise in other pics.

    :(
     


  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I haz a sad. If it helps, the colors really are much more muted IRL.

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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Redacted just for you :D
     


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    Is pure new wool the same thing as virgin wool? :confused: And if cashmere isn't pure, than is it just wool? :confused: But if pure cashmere is only 5% of the blend, how can it be pure? :confused:
     
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  5. HansderHund

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    I believe so, yes. It's on tags with the woolmark logo.
     


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    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I couldn't follow that. But a sex joke formed and fizzled in my head. I think it involved me having sex within some of your wool. So....sorry for that.
     


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    Stitchy, there are few things more futile than claiming, "It fits better IRL" in WAYWRN. I speak from experience.
     


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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Tru dat. I do suspect, however, that the camera angle has excessively foreshortened his legs in that pic.
     


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    beautiful tie...is that the wool knit, or the silk knit
     
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    Thanks Canta. Re. cleaning, it's a room that's only really used when my kids are visiting, so I guess it's neglected! Haven't been in there in about two months until looking for a long mirror yesterday; I shall issue instructions...wouldn't want anyone thinking I live in squalor around here.

    You're kind of right. It's not tight, but the fit is closer around the shoulders and chest than lower down; it's actually a little loose around the lower belly (I'm fat, but clearly not as fat as my previous tailor thinks). As pB said, the short, narrow lapel and the high third button undone, do make the top part protrude a touch too. The three button variation on this one was probably a mistake if I'm honest (Alexei Sayle circa 1983 anyone?), but perhaps I'll take your advice and get it let out a little up top, and/or roll the lapel over the top button. In the mean time, I'll leave this one undone to hang more naturally, with the matching waistcoat.

    By the way, I've just picked up a heavy country tweed suit with which I'm travelling tomorrow. I meant to mention it as the design was inspired latterly by your avatar, specifically the DB shawl lapel waistcoat. My children will face-palm, and possible others. But thanks all the same for your inadvertent assistance, I love it. :)
     
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    I propose a contest: best dude who can simulcast his fit in this, the Pcock, CBD and whnay's good taste threads and do it right. Any takers?
     


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    :inlove:


    cashmere is not wool. comes from a goat, underside to be specific iirc. no idea the difference between new and virgin wool tho. i would venture they are the same, and it may be the first shearing of the sheep. a quick wikipedia search would answer that.


    :( i know. and its too bad, because so often its true, and not just for me.

    hence i officially revert back to a strict no full length photos until i hire a professional photographer.


    probs, my daughter took it. she is 9, not a straight on shot for sure. see above, lol.
     


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    Well cashmere is wool, just like mohair is wool.
     


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    Pcock & CBD? Now that's a challenge I'd like to see happen.
     


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    Yes.


    No. Cashmere is the undercoat and good cashmere comes from breed/region-specific animals. The longest and finest fibers of the coat in most instances. Many "cashmere" products are spun with top coat, or worse synthetic materials, to imitate the strength or hand of true luxury-caliber cashmere. So to call cashmere "pure" only means that it hasn't been spun with other fibers. In this case 5% of the garment is made of 100% cashmere fibers.


    As stated above, the "pure" only refers to the cashmere used in the jacket and not the jacket as a whole.
     
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