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    Thank you Andy and AAAC

    Seriously? Nice spam. I'm not going to go anywhere near Jeff again. Considering the language he used and accusations he threw at me, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he had suffered a psychotic break. My recommendation to everyone is to stay far, far away. He did finally accept a return...
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    My first go at reweaving

    More thanks. :) I also neglected to post the PDF link in the OP. I had it copied, but then forgot to paste. https://shrouduniversity.com/frenchreweavinginstructionbook.pdf It was originally posted by Maroon in this thread...
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    My first go at reweaving

    Thank you. I did realize that I keyed off the wrong orange speck when I created the close-up of the HF repair, so I uploaded a corrected image. Turns out there are two specks relatively close to each other.
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    My first go at reweaving

    I promised to post about my attempt, and I went to it earlier in the week. The concept seemed rather straightforward to me: pattern recognition and duplication. I did track down a PDF of an older book on french reweaving. I can't remember if I found it via a search of if someone here posted...
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    The Facebook Generation and the new dress code.

    This thread hits me the same manner as PETA's attempts to promote vegetarianism. There's is this belief in some great "truth" that, if people could just see it, would completely change their view. It's having about the same impact on me as well. It shows a complete lack of understanding of how...
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    lavender shirt woes

    Thanks, Sarge.
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    lavender shirt woes

    I'd try this: https://www.samhober.com/grenadine-grossa-solid-silk-ties/forest-green-grenadine-silk-tie-16.html
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    "Professional attire"?

    Good luck! If it were me, I'd definitely err on the side of caution and go as conservative/business-formal as my wardrobe allowed.
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    Thrift store blues & brags

    Great find. I was curious myself and so went looking. There are several recommendations from Horween in the comments. https://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%C2%AE-2/ It sounds like a damp cloth and a brush to start, then maybe neatsfoot or one of the others. I don't think a light...
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    The Facebook Generation and the new dress code.

    Are you familiar with ESR's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"? Many of the guys I know in the field are motivated by the "personal itch", not money. The money is great, but a side-effect. Current IT is different, so I can't speak to a large portion of it. And not a one of us really cares about...
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    The Facebook Generation and the new dress code.

    I believe I understand your view and also agree with it to a certain extend. I do not believe it applies universally, however. As srmd22 noted, court and the theater are not adjacent grounds. Unless someone has a job there, and tech guys do not, court is generally a place to avoid and is not an...
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    Thrift store blues & brags

    Nice! I have yet to even see a Zegna suit around here, let alone have one handed to me.
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    What Were You Wearing Yesterday?

    I'm covered in grease nearing completion of an engine swap (383 to 440 Interceptor), but that's pretty much how I dressed, minus the grease, up until this year. A few years ago I switched from jeans to cargo pants. I did not realize how much more comfortable they would be. When sitting at home...
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    The Facebook Generation and the new dress code.

    That's equating success with money, which is exactly the ideal that is being avoided. There is a sense of style, just one you do not like and may not recognize. To me this is very similar to the reaction to hip-hop music when it came on the scene. I believe the '80's had a large impact as...
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    The Facebook Generation and the new dress code.

    Great post. I can see this from both camps, but still have a strong affinity with my old ways. Six months ago, I wore cargo pants, t-shits, and sneakers pretty much exclusively. Now I have a much different appreciation for clothing. Did I somehow become a much better person in that time span...
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    BB tailor opened my blazer pockets

    Most of the pockets I've seen so far are made to be worn either flapped or jetted (with the flaps tucked in). unless they are patch pockets. I know peterc doesn't like the jetted look, but some people do, so it makes sense to me to have the pockets opened and ready to wear in either style, no...
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    Big, Beefy Black Wingtips

    Sorry, if you mean me, I forgot to quote srmd22 in my reply.
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    Big, Beefy Black Wingtips

    It's a great shoe. I hope it fits! The price is higher than I'm used to seeing for vintage gunboats, but Nettleton is a lot less common than Florsheim, plus I'm usually looking at ubiquitous 10D. I image an A width is a lot harder to find and you end up paying for that rarity. I'd be very...
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    Thrift store blues & brags

    A pair of black AE PA... wait a minute... same small size, same hole in the sole... Looks like Savers is taking in some GW non-sellers, or they were bought and redonated. Either way, they will taunt me all over again.
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    Vintage Tweed Sportcoat...What to Look For???

    Being a 38R myself, I know the dilemma. Even so, at that price, I would be checking key points of quality. Is it fully canvased? What does the collar stitching look like? Etc. https://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2008/11/collars-dead-giveaway.html