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    Help identify a tie maker with an "H" logo

    To me, it more resembles a J L in cursive rather than an H.
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    Things culinary, successful recipes, equipment insights, etc.

    For those with a sweet tooth, I’m planning to make my own homemade peanut butter cups. They’ve always been the only confection that I really enjoyed but I never realized how easy they are to make at home. Crushed Graham crackers, powdered sugar and peanut butter for the filling. My wife has...
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    September Purchases

    Benson & Clegg blazer buttons! As featured in a recent thread. These things have changed my life. Meaning that prior to this purchase I had no B&C buttons, and now I do.:D
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    It's TWEED Season!

    That’s what I like to tell people. 😂
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    It's TWEED Season!

    I haven’t checked in on this thread in a few days so sorry for skipping back to this. I have to ask, and pardon my ignorance. Is this someone famous? I ask because this looks like me! When I still had hair and went without glasses this is me!
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    We Haven't Talked About Blue Blazers in a While

    I’m a bit of a fan of navy blazers myself. I have pile o’ them. Two of my favorites are a J Press purchased last year and a Southwick tropical wool blazer (with the neat striped lining) purchased a few months ago from O’Connells to replace the same one in a larger size. It’s neat because...
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    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    Incredible. They arrived today. I certainly didn’t expect them this soon. I didn't even think the courier companies were delivering on Labor Day. Now that's some fast shipping!
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    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    Now that’s the truth!
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    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    I received the shipping notice this morning. Now I play the waiting game. It will be a long weekend of anticipation. I’m one of those folks that when I want something, I want it NOWWWWW! >,’O
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    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    Appreciate it! Yes, I caught that just after posting. As a bonus, I’ll have a spare as this is one of my only two button jackets.
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    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    For those who are fans of traditional blazers, have you ever replaced the buttons on an off the rack blazer with a more high end set? I've had my eye on these from Benson & Clegg. I've previously purchased lower cost buttons from Britex Fabrics but I'm looking to treat myself to something a...
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    Time for a more recent trouser thread.

    Member @Fading Fast made a great point in a previous thread on the topic about how the fashion industry went to great lengths to kill off pleated trousers (to sell flat fronts) to the point where young men avoid them entirely. They were given the stigma of being “old man pants.” Now they’re...
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    Breakfast for dinner?

    Thanks gents! It’s decided. Eggs Benedict it is.
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    Breakfast for dinner?

    Simple question. Do you ever do this? My wife and I are trying to come up with a dinner idea (or as I call them, a “dinnerdea.”) What do you think about Eggs Benedict for dinner? I find that it’s a bit too heavy of a meal for breakfast anyway. I prefer lighter fare in the morning. Do you...
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    Eggplant ideas?

    I recently made my own homemade babaganoush which turned out pretty well. Of course the main ingredient is roasted eggplant. If I had the kitchen space I’d set up a little sideline for myself making homemade babaganoush and hummus. And agree with everyone who suggested Eggplant Parmigiana!
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    In praise of Sam Hober ties

    Incredible. A decade of raves on this thread for Sam Hober ties. I’ve never had the pleasure but my next clothing purchase will be a Sam Hober tie. Or perhaps.. two.
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    "Non-iron" dress shirt

    I had a couple of decent non-iron dress shirts from Nordstrom (house brand) that just needed the lightest touch with an iron. The issue I’ve run into with NI shirts is that they seem to wear out much quicker at the elbow. I have a bad habit of resting my left elbow on my desk as I type. The...
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    Chester Barrie DB

    When I do the math for the exchange rate, my tailor charges pretty much the same. Money well spent. Congratulations on a great find and purchase!
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    The antipasti, snacks and side dishes thread

    That spicy aioli served on sushi is like Frank’s Red Hot sauce to me. I put that “Stuff” on everything!
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    July Purchases

    I just got the same blazer recently as a replacement for a larger size that I shrank out of. That’s how much I like this blazer. In regard to lowering the collar, I also had to get that done on the first one, but I usually don’t have to. It’s one thing I’d change about the cut of this blazer...