I have tiny lady wrists, I would like to get a super slim watch (a la this) but 39mm is just about how wide my wrists are (I’d say they’re like 41mm).
Does anyone know of a very slim profile watch that also has a small circumference? My Timex Easy Reader is 34mm, I think I could go to 36mm with a slim enough watch, but any larger and I feel like I’ve strapped my spare tire to my wrist.
Oh, it doesn’t need to be automatic, but it does need to be <$100
Help me Tumblr!?
I’m the “make sure the guys don’t look awful” guy for a wedding.
One of the groomsmen needs a navy blazer in a 36L, it’s next month so MTM probably isn’t an option.
I’d offer a budget, but first I need to know who even makes jackets in a 36L?
Let’s pretend you’re me…
Go have 5 or 6 drinks and put on an orange sweater and electric blue tie with some red wingtips, go ahead, I’ll wait.
Now let’s say you have $200 (firm number, not around $200) to spend at LL Bean. What might you spend it on?
I like these, but $175 seems like a bit much for pants.
There’s also a super boss red cable knit shawl collar fisherman’s sweater that doesn’t appear to be on the website that’s like ~$150.
If I had 2x as much I’d get this.
But what would you guys do?
I grow weary of my profile picture!
Help me pick a new one.
Polls close… whenever it seems like nobody else will vote.
So which one?
A Fistful of Style needs A Few Stylists More:
So it’s first Friday today in Portland and I want to snazz it up a bit since I’ll be working 2 hours of the art walk and then hitting the town in proper “A Fistful of” Style. But I have a problem.
Summer is rapidly winding to a close and it’s about time to put away my summer ties and bust out my (obscenely huge) collection of wool ties. However, I have this one tie (above) that I really want to wear before I bid adieu to weather above 70 degrees.
The problem: I have no idea how to style it.
See, if you’ve noticed I tend to eschew “statement” pieces in favor of a generally loud (I like to say “vibrant”) aesthetic. Not to say I don’t occasionally bust out my red wingtips or stick a huge metal flower in my lapel, but typically I don’t favor “LOOK AT THIS CRAZY THING!” type items.
So I put it to you Tumblr, how should I do this? I was thinking gray sportcoat (flannel, cause it’s getting to be that time) with khaki jeans and wingtips. But I can’t decide on a shirt, or pocket square. Or really any of it. I keep waffling, which is unusual for me.
All suggestions are welcome, even snarky ones that don’t really answer the question.
So how would you style it if you were me?
A question for the tumbr-verse. While I fancy myself an expert of the thrifting arts, the vagaries of tailoring are still a weak spot. Case in point, this linen jacket.
I picked it up at Salvo a couple months back. It fits very well through the body, the sleeves might could lose 1/4-1/2”, but that’s on hold for a second here. The real problem is that it’s too long in the body (at least to my eye).
HOWEVER! I think the button stance and general build of the jacket would be amenable to being shortened. I think I could take off an inch or so without terribly upsetting the balance or proportions.
I’m curious if anyone has any insight to this, or perhaps has actually had it done?
What say ye internet?
I know I’ve been on a real kick lately (finishing the semester and miserable weather for a solid week will really make the internet appealing).
Recently Ashley and I decided to experiment in self tailoring some clothes. I have a some shirts that I really like for their material but that fit like potato sacks. I figured, how hard can some of this be?
So we took a beat up old white broadcloth button down (that I got at a thrift store in London in ‘04) that fits pretty baggily. Using a DIY guide that girrouxmcisaak directed me to Ashley pinned me up and tried to answer the question “how hard is it to make a shirt more wearable?”
The answer? Kind of hard. You can see in the pics, there was a lot of material to be taken in and it was fairly successful in slimming down the sides and sleeves. But now there’s this weird pseudo-pleat at the cuff and the whole endeavor is sort of strangely wrinkled. I’m sure that better pinning can solve the strange wrinkling, but I’m not certain how that pleat type thing on the cuff can be fixed.
I’m going to be hitting the internet to see if I can find an answer. Any suggestions?