1. Mox

    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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    Identifying pocket squares

    I'm a new to the world of pocket squares. I have read through a number of threads and understand (I believe) some of the core ideas, but have what is probably a very basic question. I'm on a tight budget, so most of my shopping is via thrift stores. I will be obtaining a white linen, so I'll...
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    Does this coat make my butt look big?

    Mostly joking. I'm still learning the ins and outs of fit. When I first tried this coat on, I thought it was too small. The shoulders are narrower than I'm used to, and the hip area flared out, making me think that the waist was too narrow. It didn't help that I looked at the "36" the thrift...
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    Info on Canelli? (suit, not AE)

    Does anyone have information on Canelli? There is a name followed by "68" inked in the pocket liner, which I'm thinking is the client and year. It's fully canvased, and the fabric is rather "firm". I can only find an article that mentions an investment manager not wearing his Canelli at the...
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    A sacrifice to the sartorial gods.

    I have seen the pictures and have heard the descriptions of suit jacket construction, but nothing beats opening a couple up for yourself. I highly recommend a sartorisection for anyone interested in how they are put together, but especially if you do any thrifting. I had already felt that I had...
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    Is altering this tuxedo worth the effort?

    From what I've read, it sounds like the fit of the shoulders is the most important aspect to get right, as most everything else can be adjusted. I thrifted a HF tuxedo the other day which seems to fit well in the shoulders, but is too big in several other dimensions, including the chest. I have...
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    A list of sartorial links?

    I do try to search for information before posting questions, both withing AAAC and on the Internet in general, but finding the right search terms can be a bit of a black art. I normally have little trouble, but my mind fails me at the moment. Does anyone know of a list of links to weblogs and...
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    Ralph Lauren design for US Olympic team uniform

    That horse is mighty big. "In fact, there are no athletes-only goodies in this Ralph Lauren collection. A spokeswoman says the whole shebang is available for sale." https://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/07/11/ralph-lauren-ponies-up-with-u-s-olympic-uniforms/...
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    July non-Trad Acquisitions

    I tend to use the "New Posts" feature, so I failed to note that the other July Acquisitions thread resides under the Trad heading. I thought I would start a version for acquisitions of a different sort and post this more appropriately. I came across these on an auction site. The misspelled...
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    Seeking a tailor recommendation in Rochester, NY

    I'm looking for a tailor here in Rochester, NY for alterations and was wondering if anyone has has had experience with tailors in the area, or if anyone has suggestions as to how to determine if a tailor is someone you want to work with. Thanks.
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    Stains on thrift-store irems

    For those that thrift, when you find an appealing item that has a stain, do you assume that a valiant effort has already been attempted and automatically veto the purchase, or do you ever take the gamble that it might come out? For those that have gambled, how has your success rate been? So far...
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    Thank you Andy and AAAC

    The eyes of our hero blink rapidly as he finishes a knowledge download. He turns to face his mentor and says, "I know.... shoes?" That's not something I ever expected to say in my lifetime. Like with any subject, the hole can go rather deep. I've only scratched the surface, but that gives me...