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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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Similarly once you have had a bad crop of bespoke suits and shirts made for you, you realize how easy, convenient, and what great value RTW is.
Well, I guess if they were a bad crop, then they weren’t actually tailor made for you. Sounds like a terrible experience.
It was great. I think now having worn them and comparing them to my previous favorite pairs of jeans, having them the exact way I want with input from a master cutter (previously from Edward Sexton) makes such a difference. Next time I’m there I’ll take in my favorite jeans (John Elliott Cast 2 in Coast light wash) and tell them what I love and what I would change, and see how we can make me my perfect pair of jeans. Right now my Lot No. 1 is my perfect raw denim/dark jeans, especially after the first wash; I think making my ideal light wash would give me two pairs of denim I could reorder for the rest of my life
Sounds like fun. I’ve taken a couple of patternmaking classes and made a jeans pattern for myself. Now that I have it, it takes me about 25-30 hours to make a perfect pair of jeans. If I didn’t have so many pairs of pants in my closet, I’d venture into other trousers.
 

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Explaining to a New York City policeman and his partner the value of the RRL jeans and shirt that was stolen from your apartment building entryway is a bit like running over an elementary school teacher with a Bugatti.
 

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Anyone have any style / clothing related resolutions for the year? I'm going to try to buy much less, buy more vintage, and track all my purchases. So far haven't copped anything so far this year.
 

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Is it just that they use the same marketing agency or are Noah NYC, Rowing Blazers and ALD all related? I get emails from 2 and sometimes all 3 at the same time with the same messaging. Today it was Noah and RB with last day of sale - 40% off emails at the same time.
 

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Explaining to a New York City policeman and his partner the value of the RRL jeans and shirt that was stolen from your apartment building entryway is a bit like running over an elementary school teacher with a Bugatti.
I once had a cop try to lecture me about braking distance, in which conversation he cited as example the Bugatti "Very-On." I knew if I chuckled I would probably get a ticket, so I didn't, but it was very tempting.
 

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You fellas have any recs for a golden brown thin braided belt?
 

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Well, I just sent off my last two wool Inverallan knits to Luxeswap, and I feel like I’ve committed a mortal knitwear sin. Life is too short to wear itchy sweaters. I did keep my black indigo cotton 1A, though.

I've always thought my Inverallan to be totally unwearable. So rough and scratchy :(

Come on. No one lounges around in an Inverallan - it rough as an urchin chainmail coat... ;)
Not everyone has your baby soft skin :)
 
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I've always thought my Inverallan to be totally unwearable. So rough and scratchy :(
Truth is, they are really awful to wear. I’ve had four knits and four knitted caps, and the only one I’ve even worn is the indigo cotton 1A (oh, and a cashmere scarf). I’ve resold all the others. You can get a hand knitted Aran in merino for about half the price, too.
 

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I wear my single knit Inverallan over a t-shirt all the time... :eh: maybe actually soft knits will feel that much better to me?
 

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Also the double knit heavy/thick one too? Does this mean I have arms of adamantium?
 

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