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Bill Hughes

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Great hat and shirt Bill. What's the hat?
It's an Art Fawcett Montecristi. Here is a better picture of the hat.

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quikrick

Practically Family
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^ That's a damn fine hat Quikrick! Looks good on you too! My personal preference would be the shirt in the second photo 'cause it's a little more colorful, but I think they both work with that hat.
Thanks Al-Alex-Alexander... Ale Ale Ale...jandro.
Yeah, I wear alot of black, trying to be all Johnny Cash! I do like a good splash of color as well to mix things up. Zoom in on the colorful one and you will see the modest Hula Girl.
 

GHT

I'll Lock Up
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You are getting quite a collection of shirts, Bill. Those large leaf ferns are a perfect backdrop on any Aloha shirt, set off with a Montecristi, and you have two of the finest on this page, it compliments and completes, the look.

Quikrick, have to say I'm impressed with the wardrobe change, I love both those shirts. And the quick change is probably how you got your forum name.

Just chillaxin' today...
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And rocking it too. Great combination.

Tina wanted some interfacing, (there might be a new shirt soon,) given that it was such a lovely day we took the MG out for a run. In the morning I was wearing a black felt fedora, but Tina brought my Biltmore out as we were leaving.
"You should find yourself a bottle green felt," she suggested, "it would lift that shirt, although, the black matches it too."
I hadn't thought about that. I have a really dark blue navy felt and that's quite subtle. A green hat though, I'm not sure, but bottle green is a nice shade.
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GHT

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For some reason this advert keeps popping up on my screen. Can't think why! Look at the price, incredible.

Tina spends about £45 on the fabric for one of my shirts. That's £15 a yard, or maybe it's a metre. The £10 pattern suggests 2.7 metres but that doesn't allow for waste, all my shirts have some material waste due to the way Tina lines the pattern on the finished shirt, that's why she buys three yards/metres.

She spends another £15 on interfacing, collar stiffener, thread and buttons. She can make a shirt, start to finish in about ten hours. The UK wage rate for a skilled artisan varies but £20 @ hour is a reasonable price. That would make one of my shirts cost £270. Not exactly $5.99, is it?
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GHT

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All I have to do is look at this thread and then I start getting ads for Hawaiian shirts. :cool:
Well at least that brightens your day up. Somehow my age has become known to advertisers, I keep getting pop ups letting me know that I am eligible for funeral grants. Charming!
Santa left this shirt for me last Christmas, the weather hasn't really been cooperative enough to do it justice.

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All I have to do is look at this thread and then I start getting ads for Hawaiian shirts. :cool:
The software I use to block pop-up ads works effectively here on The Lounge, but Farcebook is a different story because they let websites advertise within the "news feed" where everyone's posts appear. So, yeah, I read the new posts on this thread and the next time I was on Farcebook they tried very hard to sell me Aloha shirts made by starving children somewhere in Asia.
 

GHT

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So, yeah, I read the new posts on this thread and the next time I was on Farcebook they tried very hard to sell me Aloha shirts made by starving children somewhere in Asia.
That reminds me of a pamphlet that I saw many years ago when I was still living in London. There was a photo of a row of small children in Bangladesh, operating some sort of machinery. The caption read: "Next time you think £4:99 is a bargain price for a shirt, think about how the makers could charge such a price." It moved me then and the memory of that photo haunts me still. In my last post I explained that Tina takes around ten hours to make one of my shirts. A reasonable charge would be about £20 @ hour. That price would put the ownership of a bespoke shirt out of the reach of most. There is much similarity with my hat in this photo. Hand made by Esther, it cost a similar price to that which Tina would charge, if she was in business. It does make me wonder if there are those in Mexico and other Latin American countries exploiting the vunerable in order to sell straw hats at a cheap price.
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Horn Draoi

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Need opinions! I have a cedar chest full of tropical prints I put away after the bugaloo boyz became a “thing” last summer; it’s supposed to be 93 deg F here on Friday. Think I can start wearing the shirts (post 1/6 debacle) without anyone thinking I’m a whack job Q anarchist?
 

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