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    Brooks Brothers "Fitzgerald"

    "Brooks Brothers' most trim expression, distinguished by narrow lapels, higher armholes, a 2-button jacket and trimmer trousers." Interesting. The other two there are not described as having high armholes. Do they think this is just a style detail of being "trim"? It does give me some hope...
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    The pocket circle

    I, for one, think this is a wonderful idea. http://www.kentwang.com/circle.php Going to contact him to buy one as soon as possible.
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    "Tailor Made in Cumbria"

    Interesting documentary on the daily life of Thomas Mahon. http://www.englishcut.com/archives/000241.html
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    The great male stars of today.

    Let's take a look at the guys who are hilarious, entertaining, classy, or otherwise just cool. We all have a thing for the likes of Bogie, Stewart, Grant, Gable, et al, but who do you think embodies what is right in movie studios today? Ewan McGregor -- Versatile, great singer, great actor...
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    Want menswear to change? Let them know!

    This thread got me thinking about the current state of menswear and how the clothiers are trying to make certain things like the three piece cool again, yet they seem to think something needs to be off for it to be hip. I've seen a lot of members here (including myself) complain about this. I...
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    Friends who "suit up"...

    Brian recently watched The Thomas Crown Affair (the new one, but still...) and was quite inspired by it. It's my black suit, my tie, my shirt, my pocket square... all of which I no longer want or fit into. Going to give him a couple of my white shirts, too. Any successes within...
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    Good looking boaters that won't break the bank?

    Spring is coming into its own and summer is around the corner... looking cool and FEELING cool is a challenge for any Floridian citizen. Thus, I think I should get myself the quintessential warm weather straw... the boater. Does anyone know of any that aren't too expensive, look good, and do the...
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    Reference thread: Lapel shapes, styles, gorges, etc.

    Please, post closeups of lapels from different times and styles. This would be great for those doing research in regard to shape, gorge height, flower hole position and angle, etc. similar to the thread about trouser details. Here's one to start, from a "September 25, 1954" dated suit from...
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    Theoretically speaking...

    Regarding things like armholes being better fitted back then vs. today and suits being made better in general, is it possible that we base these theories on just stuff that survived (and came into our hands) BECAUSE it was better made than the rest? The more I think about it, the more the...
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    Slicked hair mini-editorial

    Anything I should add/change/correct? http://nouveauvintage.blogspot.com/2008/02/trick-to-slicked-back-hair.html As my blog is currently linked on the Thick as Thieves Blog, I want to turn on the people there (which would mostly be clothes shoppers from California and other style forums) to...
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    Floridians! Lend me your ears...

    Does anyone know of any thrift stores that consistently carry good things around Florida? I live in Gainesville, but am willing to travel a bit to find some good ties, trousers, sport coats, and suits. Any help would be much appreciated, both from me and panamag8or who also lives here.
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    Don't shun... embrace the corduroy suit.

    Rare today are whole suits made in tweed, much less three piece suits. More rare a breed is the suit made up of corduroy. Both are mostly consigned to sport coat duty. While that's all good and well, I'd like to see more clothiers going all the way with cord. I start this thread with one of...
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    Wanted: Men's military grooming brush

    If anyone has one they're willing to give up, it would be appreciated. I only ask that it be disinfected, of course.
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    Steak 'N' Shake

    Anyone but me love this place? Yeah, it's not where you go to get a four star meal, but it's tasty and not like the McDonald's and Burger Kings out there. Their values are also pretty old fashioned in a good way -- been around since 1934. Check out the simple and funny ads: www.steaknshake.com
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    National Treasure: Hope for the Return of Three Pieces...

    I just watched this film with Mark the other night. I rather liked it. What struck me from the beginning was Riley's exquisite tweed three piece. Seemed to fit him well enough, and the texture was amazing. And then I noticed that it was a three piece. Double whammy! National Treasure 1 and 2 are...
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    Vintage biker style...

    I've decided if I'm going to get a motorcycle or scooter like I plan to in the next year, I might as well dress like I've got one. I've drawn inspiration from James Dean, Henry Winkler, and the fella in my avatar. The only thing I'm missing are the right engineer or harness boots. I think...
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    Next haircut...

    This time, I'm truly going to do something different. I'm thinking of a '50s conservative haircut, like the ones in Good Night and Good Luck. What would best suit me? Male and female opinions alike are welcome. (Given there are a few hairdressers here.) In case anyone has missed any, here's a...
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    What WWII games really need right now...

    ... is this. My thoughts on a very simple thing that would freshen up the subgenre of World War II video games. Warning, some caustic language. Thoughts? Flames?
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    I'm an elf!

    Evidence here. I seem to have mysteriously grown breasts and gotten a thinner waist.
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    Wanted: Size 7 1/2 fedora/stingy brim

    Figured I'd start here for the search for a nice hat, instead of paying out the wazoo on new things. I'm looking for a fedora, either normal or stingy brim/trilby, preferably in a dark colour and fur felt.

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