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Which watch? I do normally wear a watch - I was wearing one today, an inexpensive but attractive watch from Saks, a sliver of which can be seen in one of the close-up shots.

However, I believe that you are referring to the saga of the Cartier repair, which, after some four months, was successfully concluded, albeit at an awful cost. I shall have to make a point to wear the Cartier sometime next week, and include a photo with the photo showing the close-up of shirt/tie/suit combination.
You had a pocket watch, no? It often accompanied 3 piece fits. Perhaps I imagined it. I have not visited this thread for some time..
 

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Channelling my inner @chocsosa today.

It has taken nearly a year to get this jacket right. After I had it fitted the tailor messed up the pressing (amongst other things) and I was never happy with it. I had been wondering what to do until I saw an article on Permanent Style about George the Presser.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting George Varnava at his place in Soho and what a treat. To watch a real craftsman ply his trade and meet a truly nice person is always a fulfilling experience. He spent about 40 mins on the jacket and transformed it with skill, iron and steam. George tells me he is opening a new venture on Savile Row next month, a one stop shop for cleaning, pressing, servicing and alterations. I can wholeheartedly recommend him.

Suit: d'Avenza
Tie: E.Marenilla vintage
Shirt: Apposta
Square: Drakes
Shoes: Vass
Coat: Corneliani linea sartoria

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I'm not sure if other people on this board would agree, but my experience has been there are certain jackets or suits that can never be "gotten right," and I've come to learn that it's best to return such items (or flip them, or give them away). I've rarely seen a 3 button d'Avenza suit that "laid right" (I have 2 sport coats from d'Avenza that are "true" 3-2 rolls, but I don't know if this one qualifies). The other problem with many of the older d'Avenza suits is that the pants are often bulky, and they're near-impossible to slim down (especially if they're pleated or double pleated). When my tailor (who is amazing) has tried to slim the pants, it creates distortions and pulling, and the pockets become awkward to get in and out of. I have really skinny legs, so I'd swim in a pair of pants like these. But the balance seems off on the coat - but I'm guessing that's just me.
 

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Cashmere, tweed and flannel. I thought it was already spring....
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Great to see the roped shoulders. Don't see them much nowadays, only a few of the traditionalist on Savile Row and in Paris stick to them. Looks great.
 

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Sunny but cold in London today.
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Loving the Private White/Permanent Style Bridge Coat - so practical but at the same time, it has such drama to it, especially when worn unbuttoned. Wearing with Saman Amel roll neck and jeans + brown Loake penny loafers.
 

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Sunny but cold in London today.
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Loving the Private White/Permanent Style Bridge Coat - so practical but at the same time, it has such drama to it, especially when worn unbuttoned. Wearing with Saman Amel roll neck and jeans + brown Loake penny loafers.
Definitely a great combo of practicality and style.

Friend of mine needed some practice shooting classic menswear, and I graciously agreed to put on a tie for the day.

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