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#32427 Dress shoes

Posted by carbman on 09 October 2017 - 11:56 PM

That's a very hirsute shoe

#31836 The suiting thread

Posted by carbman on 22 April 2017 - 02:45 AM

The suit will feel alarmingly big and loose at first, but it gives you the appearance of volume you lack. A suit with a lot of ease is also very comfortable to wear. I, myself, wear a mesomorphic cut. 



Interesting point. I saw you try on your kerbau jacket when it was relatively fresh. Knowing your skinniness prior to trying on your jacket, it did look rather loose-fitting at first. However, later photos actually showed that the jacket added the much needed volume - the amount of ease didn't show.  An observer blinded to an ectomorph's true figure would assume that said ectomorph's true form is a mesomorph.

#20318 The suiting thread

Posted by carbman on 17 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

Done, finally.






First row, 3rd column: no paragraph justification. Second row, 2nd column: dual column paragraphs suddenly?  BTW, love the photography.

#18535 Luggage

Posted by carbman on 18 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

My impressions after using the Filson 258 for a little more than a week:

Its large. You can't pull it off as a work-bag unless you have ultra-high confidence levels or a big physique. I have the latter.

The build, as promised, is awesome.  The twill material is so stiff, the bag stands by itself.  And those zippers....oh those brass zippers. If they were on pants, no man would dare to 'go-commando'.  However, they scratch stuff. My aluminium macbook pro and my omega steel bracelet watch are at risk. An RM9.90 sleeve solved the notebook scratching problem, as did using only my right hand (to put in and take out stuff) to prevent watch-scratching.

Chicks dig the bag due to the compartments (read: my wife is eyeing the bag). As for me, it solved my problem of carrying my 17" notebook and charger. My previous leather bag was wide enough but too thin: the charger caused a bulge on the bag. Plus, it stressed my thin-but-wide notebook, causing some dents.

Lastly, the weight. It weighs as much as a 17" macbook pro. That's 4+ kilos fully loaded for work. I don't mind it. I love it.

#18393 The suiting thread

Posted by carbman on 14 May 2013 - 10:54 PM


The Garg couple, husband ENT and wife a GP? Garg's a reasonably rare name to google up. Anyway, I feel for you regarding the a-hole incident. You tailors need to get together and build a list of a-hole customers to avoid.

#18358 Luggage

Posted by carbman on 14 May 2013 - 08:23 AM

The missus bought me this during her recent NY trip:

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It fits a 17" macbook pro nicely!

#18017 What did you eat just now?

Posted by carbman on 04 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

Do cigars cause flaccid dicks like cigarette smoking?

Smoking cigars alone may not be as bad as cigarette smoking (since one typically does not inhale the smoke), but the secondhand smoke one gets from friends may be just as bad. Between that and the lower frequency of cigar smoking (compared to cigarrettes), by the time your dick goes limp, it could be due to other causes rather than the smoke (diabetes, hypertension, wife no longer hot).

#8550 The suiting thread

Posted by carbman on 26 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

everyone likes your sofa.

so when is my turn?

To be on the sofa?

#6469 The suiting thread

Posted by carbman on 24 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

Not really, but I've informed myself beforehand how to measure them in case I do a house visit and the customer says to measure his wife or something.

Whenever I'm in such a (similar) situation, I always diffuse the tension by maintaining eye contact and talking about totally unrelated subjects, being as swift and deliberate in my actions as possible. By all means, be delicate, but also act nonchalant.

#2692 The suiting thread

Posted by carbman on 17 February 2012 - 11:50 AM


I understand that cloth porosity, in actual usage, has to do with its breathability, right? If so, using transparency as a surrogate marker for 'air porosity' may not be the best evaluation, no?  Just food for thought. Because, if 'light porosity' is an accepted measure of breathability, I think I have the gear to quantitatively assess such properties at my workplace.

BTW, Kotmj, those scissors...I've noticed tailors carrying them....what are they used for (apart from the obvious)? My home-town tailor once used them to cut off a 'pulled thread' from my pants' cloth.

#2538 Garment maintenance

Posted by carbman on 13 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

What brand of RTW shirts are you using? I've come to the conclusion that anything sold in departmental stores, like Jusco and Parkson will shrink more significantly than a 'proper' RTW shirt.  I read somewhere (probably in lowyat) that some shirtmakers pre-stretch their fabric before sewing. Nevermind true fabric shirnkage.....a return to its 'normal size' would cause such shirts to shrink. My RTW Lewin's don't do this.