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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would bet my "disposable" shirts last at least as long, overall, as many delicate luxury cloths -- even those treated to hand washing and the tender caresses of artisanal cleaners.
     
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    So, what cleaning regimen do you use for your Real Doll? I'm particularly curious what you use to get the stains out...
     
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  6. Stugotes

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    Ironic that you'd post a pic of the PoW, as we all know he often wears his stuff for a long time (worn out shoes, pockets on the jackets etc.).
     
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  7. bourbonbasted

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    The quotes were more convenient than attempting originality.

    In reality it's not as if I buy my shirts with the intention of throwing them away. Nor do I order them, wear them once and then use them to strangle a baby seal before throwing them atop a never-ending tire fire. I have just come to the realization that it only takes one wayward drop of olive oil or villainous nail to more or less ruin a shirt. Couple that with the fact that I only keep a small rotation of staple shirts and it makes sense that, inevitably, I can't treat them as if they're the last shirts I'll ever own. Beyond that, while I see the virtue in treating tailored garments with a higher degree of care, shirts are easily and cheaply replaceable.

    My comments are less about being wasteful and more about being realistic when it comes to balancing care vs. utility.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I read that Floyd Mayweather wears his sneakers only once, leaving the once-worn pairs in the hotel room when he leaves. He also wears his boxers once before discarding. You must try harder, bourbonbasted.
     
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    In college I had a buddy who worked as a valet. When Mayweather stayed at his hotel one of his handlers showed up before he arrived and paid all the valets and the door guys $500 apiece to make sure everything "went smoothly." He's out for the common man.
     
  10. sugarbutch

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    That is an effective, if costly, tactic. I'm sure he can afford it, though.
     
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    Clearly Floyd Mayweather is still missing the mark because I had to google him.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    Not a fan of the sweet science, pB?
     
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    Not gonna lie, I had to google "sweet science"… :embar:
     
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    Are there any US-based shirtmakers (aside from possibly Kabbaz) who are really that good?
     
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    Geneva makes a nice shirt. Frank (Ercole) does my shirts for me. I'm not really that picky about the details of my bespoke shirts.
     
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  17. Cantabrigian

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    Geneva is fine. And a decent value assuming their prices haven't gone up in the past 18months. But the craftmanship as it were isn't really anything special one way or another.
     
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    I don't own any of his work, and also don't want to crap up this thread (more), but Carl (shirtmaven) at CEGO has gotten some great reviews...
     
  19. sugarbutch

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    I'm not a boxing fan, but c'mon, pB. That's just popular culture stuff.

    Do you like any sports?
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    Yeah, I hear you, but I just don't care enough about little finishing on my shirts. I appreciate it, don't get me wrong I just don't have the desire or motivation to seek it out especially if it is going to cost so much more and be more of an effort.
     

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