ask randy: more clarification

I was reading up on ur recent article explaining about
suit, it does help a lot indeed. But how bout cuff?
Should i go for 3 or 4 buttons cuff?

Honestly, i'm a type of guy without much fashion sense
when it comes to formal wear. Basically, i'm the denim
type of person if u know what i mean. And how come i
pass up on free fashion consultation, if u have the
time, please choose a suit from this online store for
me. Budget and quality wise, they are probably the
most suitable for me at the moment. I can't trust the
staff at store enough so i would rather have a second
opinon first before i buy them.

view link here
I was thinking a grey suit or something. Any advice
will be much appreciated. Cheers.


Hi Mark, thanks for your question. I guess my "ask randy" suit explanation has been very helpful. In terms of 3 or 4 button cuffs, to be honest , it hasn't been a detail that I pay much attention to (i.e. I don't really think it matters as much as say a 3 button vs. a 4 button jacket). I would say however that in general a 4 button cuff is more 'dressy' or more 'formal' than say a 3 button one (i.e. it's all in the details).

I have perused the Mark's and Spencer's site, and from not knowing what the purpose is of wearing your suit, these are my picks:

From the "Collezione Collection"

From the "Essential Collection"

From the "Luxury Collection"

One last tip -- stay away from the machine washable and tumble dry!


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random thoughts.

  • Americans love to drive, and drive everywhere they do. San Diego is not a town where you can get around without a car. We asked someone at the car rental company how many cars they have on their lot at the airport, and it was "around 2500".
  • America knows how to retail. The customer service we received at all of the shops was amazing. Unlike Canada, retailing is a real profession. It was refreshing to someone who loves to shop.
  • I liked Lost better when they were just "lost". But it's still a great show.
  • Was Mario Lopez always this cute? Even in "Saved By The Bell"?


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california dreamin'

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
Ive been for a walk
On a winters day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in l.a.
California dreamin
On such a winters day

I've always had a love affair with California. I'm not sure when it started, whether it was the family trips in the van to Disneyland when I was young, or the numerous trips I took in my 20s to the city by the Bay, where I seemed to leave my heart each time. But who doesn't love the "Golden State", from its endless summer days, the Pacific Ocean, to the mythology of a place where one can chase and find their dreams.

We've already hit a record for rainfall in November, and so it was an amazing to be surprised with a trip to San Diego (with a pit stop in Seattle). Knowing that I had to pack a bag and be prepared for anything only added to the excitement. Seaworld and the Zoo were all I remembered of San Diego from when I was a kid, but I knew that experiencing it as an adult would be a different experience. Action packed due to our short stay, we managed to see and do a lot. From the perfect mid 70s weather, to the joggers running on the beach barefoot to driving around in a convertible with the top down -- my romantic notions of California were certainly reinforced.

I think this picture says it all...trust me, it was as beautiful as it looks. Even though it's only a collection of pixels, I can still almost feel the setting sun, the ocean breeze on my face, and the water and sand under my feet.



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three four.

Another birthday came and went, and thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate. The best thing that I like about my birthday is when the friends from all different parts of my life come together in one place.

I had a great time, and having my friends with me to celebrate made turning another year older very memorable.



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halloween 2006.

I am always amazed at how much people love halloween. I've never been a very big halloween person, so it's nice to see how much time, effort and creativity people put into their costumes. Here are some pictures from the night.

On the 31st, Cristina took me to the Canucks game. I've been to very few games, so it was a treat. The seats were club seats, so it made it a whole other experience for me (even though we lost). The funniest part of the night was when I yelled 'foul'. Cristina reminded me that we were not watching basketball.
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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada