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    Somebody who works with American & Efird contacted me about a suit. I really hopes he comes because they make great threads and I need to figure out how to buy it from them. It is ridiculously difficult to source great threads. All you get locally is spun polyester.
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    A better view of the machine-sewn swelled edges. Swelled edges are more than just that line of machine sewing or pick stitching that makes the edges appear chunkier. They're also about what you do with the seam allowances. With regular jackets, the two seam allowances (one from the facing, the other from the forepart) are feathered, i.e. they have different widths to give the gradual transition. With swelled edges you want an abrupt transition, so both seam allowances are identical in width.
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    This morning, the above and his spouse each left a one-star rating on my Google page. He so succinctly and comprehensively described my ideal customer profile. Perhaps I should have been less coy about it. In the future, I may just do a phone screening. Customer: I want appointment. You free later today? JT: Did you send your CV earlier? We require that before we can grant you an appointment. Customer: CV? I'm not asking for a job. Anyway, I'm an assistant MD. JT: You mean like a PA? We don't really take those in. Customer: You don't understand. The MD is my father. JT: Are you second or third generation? Customer: Third. My grandfather started the company. JT: Good. We don't take in second generations. Too parsimonious. What's the revenue like? Customer: Huh, what? Like 36 million last year. JT: Ah. We only do above 200 mil. When you reach that, give us a call. Thanks, bye.
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    https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/7xdv9x/michael-anton-styleforum How a Menswear Troll Became a Trump Administration Insider National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton's 40,000+ posts on menswear message board Styleforum tell us a lot about the people who work for the president.
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    True, although a navy blazer could arguably work for the latter situation and look just as good. Plus it can be worn indoors (can as in it looks right - there's of course nothing stopping you from keeping your peacoat worn indoors although that's a rather HK look). When I was in uni, my "hops from home" garment was played by a barbour. Seems to be the thing in the UK, with a gilet added when extra cold. I think the main issue I have with a peacoat versus a blazer is the former should be taken off indoors, exposing a sweater or shirt, which doesn't look quite as put together as a blazer over a sweater or shirt
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    Daim's watch should be the ref. 16200. For many people in the 90's a superlative everyday watch.
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    Having that paperwork is so cool. Its in rather good condition considering its age. My father first entered the workforce in 1979. He said he made a whopping M$300 a month. A post in 2014 which analyses the retail price growth of a Submariner over time. https://www.ablogtowatch.com/rolex-prices-past-60-years-revealing-analysis/ Would be nice to be able to somehow measure relative affordability of a Rolex model over time. Would probably need inflation data, retail prices, and average wage data over time.
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    But a solid yellow gold day-date is part of the plan. This two tone is a warm-up to it.
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    The Bergeon 7825. The proper tool to mount and unmount watch bracelets. Surprisingly expensive, but it is made to the level of, say, surgical equipment.
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    Jajaja. A very handsome gateway watch indeed. I think the 34mm suits you well, you could even do a 32mm I reckon. This is probably closer to the watch which summited Everest on the wrists of Tenzing/Hillary compared to the “explorer” tagged models. Perhaps if you ever fancy a sports model, you can look into Rolex bubblebacks. Or a Tudor mini sub , both are within this size range. But I think for someone at the pinnacle of their craft such as yourself - a Gold Rolex, or a Rolex Pre-Daytona chrono with a Valjoux 72 movement. Speaks of a man who only needs to answer to himself.
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    Ref. 6480. 34mm. Hand winding. With an Oyster case i.e. screw in back and screw down crown. Dates from the 1950's. Crumbly lume that no longer functions as lume, case polished 5X, and had five prior owners four of whom are dead. "6" are you happy for me?
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    Letting go this unworn loafer shoes and belt ( 1 set )Bought from overseas Actual price is RM 850 Asking price is RM 400 Color : OxbloodSize : 40euro / 7 uk
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    My bruised thumb. A customer last week put on his trousers, only to find them 2" too short. He looked at me in incredulity. I get looked at in incredulity every now and then. 80% of the time, it's a fuckup by the sewing tailor. There is no such thing as a smart sewing tailor. They are mostly borderline mentally retarded. This is true of coatmakers and even more true of trousermakers. A retarded person always seem to find the wrong way to do things. When confronted with a choice of A or B, where A is right and B not, they would pick B. Nearly always. There was not enough inlay to alter the trousers, so I rebought the cloth, extended the paper pattern by 2", and released it for production. When the replacement trousers were ready, and one hour before the customer's appointment, I checked the length of the trousers. I could not believe my eyes. It's still 2" short. When with the retarded idiot, I kept banging on the table with both hands, which resulted in the bruise.
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    A preview of pictures to come...