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    Get me out of Rome before my credit card expodes! Shopping recs please asap. . .

    Wow, just wow. On my first trip to Rome - 'til now my girlfriend and I have stayed away from the shopping - being good cultural tourists and sticking to ruins and museums. But today we decided an afternoon of shopping couldn't hurt. So we separated for the afternoon and I got lost in a...
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    Propercloth.com shirts

    I just recently received my first Proper Cloth shirt, having previously used Indochino, Natty Shirts and J. Hilburn. I decided to try Proper Cloth because they have the most customizable sizing of any online MTM shirter I have seen. I chose a Thomas Mason cotton and it seems very good to me...
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    Film recommendation: Paolo Sorrentino's "La grande belleza" - "The Great Beauty" - amazing suits

    Hello yourself sir. Yes been well, and yourself? Thanks for asking! Ah - I didn't realize there is already a movie thread here.
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    Film recommendation: Paolo Sorrentino's "La grande belleza" - "The Great Beauty" - amazing suits

    Not sure how many of you are cinephiles, and many may have already seen this flick - but I just got around to watching it tonight. It won best foreign film at the Oscars in 2014. It's essentially a social commentary on Italian decline during the Berlusconi era - but it has some FABULOUS...
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    Neopolitan tailoring torch passed to - the Japanese!

    This is an interesting piece: Young Japanese obsessed with the Neopolitan style apprenticing for years in Naples and then returning to Japan to set up shop, at a time when the Italians can't get their own young people to learn the art...
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    Age

    To the O.P. - I'm sorry that so many people on this thread are more interested in arguing with you than in conversing with you. You can find some great sartorial advice on Askandy - but if you haven't figured it out already, this forum skews old - really old. And grouchy. If you want some...
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    Age

    For what it's worth I've also done double-posts on Styleforum and Askandy when I wanted a broader perspective on a question.
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    Age

    Hi Shaver! I've been doing well - consumed with school at the moment - organic chemistry specifically, so I've been quiet. How are you?
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    Thick as Thieves Quality of Material, Construction?

    Jovan - is that some kind of cryptic warning about the customer service of Proper Suit, or the lack thereof? If you had a bad experience I'd appreciate a PM about it if you'd rather not put it on a public forum.
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    Thick as Thieves Quality of Material, Construction?

    To Jovan - sorry to hear that. I am actually going with Proper suit for my next try - getting fitted next week for a seersucker. We shall see how that goes.
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    Age

    Ignore the self-appointed ethical poobah in this thread. He has all of the vitriol of Mr. Wilde yet none of the wit or perceptiveness. As to the age, judging from the face I'm going with 20-something. I am guessing your poll has something to do with examining how clothing can affect how...
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    Thick as Thieves Quality of Material, Construction?

    Excellent! I've been meaning to try the thrift store thing myself.
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    Thick as Thieves Quality of Material, Construction?

    Also - despite its great quality-for-the-money, Thick as Thieves has a very limited style - if it fits your body and aesthetic, great. But I think you can get better results from Indochino. Indochino won't give you the same fabric and construction quality but you can alter to your heart's...
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    Thick as Thieves Quality of Material, Construction?

    To the OP - Thick as Thieves is excellent quality for the money. I have a gray wool suit from them, for which I paid about $400 and it is indeed full canvas construction and excellent fabric. Online MTM is working out great for me - including Indochino, J. Hilburn and Natty Shirts. BUT and...
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    Zillionaire rockstars can't get suits to fit !

    News at 11: When reached for his reaction to being judged by some internet-clothing-dweebs-cum-sartorial-critics, the bassist of one of the all-time-greatest-rock-bands laughed, climbed into his Citation X with his Brazilian model wife, flew off to some exotic destination and continued his...
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    Another pocket square question - blue gingham shirt/orange knit tie/navy blazer - what besides white

    Thank you much for the detailed analysis, both Yrb and ParisGR. I'm going to go with both of your suggestions. ParisGR - for it's worth, I'm a fan of Kent Wang. Reportedly he started his entire company because he also felt it was hard to find good pocket squares. I have KW shoes and a tie, both...
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    Silk Knit Tie Width and Tiebar Quality

    Well I have a navy silk knit both from Kent Wang and from the Tie Bar. They are both great at their price point, but the $65 Kent Wang looks luxurious, rich and beautiful. The $15 Tie Bar is also nice, and is an amazing value for $15. Seen by itself it looks nice with a shirt and jacket - but...
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    Natty Shirts review. Best $27 I've ever spent. Wow.

    Thanks Branman - caveat - I sent them precise shirt measurements based on shirts I already own. NOT body measurements. How they would execute based on body measurements I have no idea. This shirt's dimensions (including sleeve diameter at the biceps and wrists) are essentially those of a Dior...
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    Natty Shirts review. Best $27 I've ever spent. Wow.

    Not flimsy or see-through. However I did order a "120's" fabric, which they specifically said is entirely opaque.