Let’s get some dialogue going from those who use LinkedIn about what topics should get filtered out of the mainstream into “job” forums.
I am a custom clothier who regularly posts about fashion trends. This has been my specialty for over 20 years. Lately, however, my posts have getting booted out of regular posts and into “jobs”.
I have a somewhat unique background and accordingly am a member of diverse groups. I am am a CPA, was a partner in the largest single office CPA firm in the country, was a CEO and Chairman of the Board of several companies, and accordingly am a member of CPA groups, CEO groups, etc. as well as fashion-related trade groups.
If one is accepted into a group, it seems to me that as long as one isn’t blatantly selling a product, their posts should be accepted by the group. I am told annually by LinkedIn that my profile gets the top 1% of hits in the world…each year! Someone must be interested in what I’m posting…yet, of late, my posts are getting bumped into “job” boards.
Most who are on LinkedIN with whom I speak are on for one reason…to further their careers one way or another. Most abide by the rules and try to post about subjects over which they command some lever of expertise.
Are there new algorithms that automatically kick out posts based on certain words? I have reviewed other posts in groups where my posts are getting booted…and must say there are many posts that are explicitly job solicitation posts…which are not booted into the “job” board.
Can anyone add anything?
There is plenty of confusion surrounding how a guy should style his suit or sport coat jacket…along with plenty of opinions.
Today, I will share my personal thoughts and advice on lapels. Watch for future posts on venting and jacket length.
Notch lapels are the most popular collar style. Their width should vary depending on one’s size. I recommend staying away from trendy alternatives such as peak lapels for most customers. The real variable is lapel width. We are faced with an interesting dichotomy today…retail stores in the USA typically trail fashion runway style. It not unusual, accordingly, to find lapels as small as 2″ in box stores…while European designers are featuring lapels 3 1/2″ and larger!
A better alternative is a fashionable 3-3 1/4″ lapel. Generally, if one has a chest size of 43″ or smaller, a 3 1/8″ lapel is perfect. A 3″ lapel would be reserved for a lighter build while a 3 1/4″ lapel works for those wearing 44″ and larger jackets. If a guy as bigger…let’s say 50″ chest or larger, a larger lapel might be appropriate. You should defer to your professional tailor.
Featured above is a gorgeous red linen from my Summer Track Collection. The model is a slim 40″ Regular, and the lapel width is 3 1/8″ I think most would agree that this lapel looks fine, providing its wearer a timeless look sure to provide years of wearing enjoyment.
Please feel free to contact me via email with your sartorial questions.
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom
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If you are available this coming Thursday nght, visit the Pruyn House starting at 6p.m. For the Center For Disability Services annual Aficianado night featuring Tommy John signing autographs, an awesome live auction including:
Plus…Christopher’s Custom will donate 20% of every purchase from appointments made at this event to the Center For Disability Services ( new customers and existing who have not purchased from Christopher’s in last 12 months).
This event is selling out fast! Order your tickets from the below link today!
Get Your Tickets Here
Hope to see you Thursday night!
Vince Rua-Founder, Christopher’s Custom
This outfit is perfect for a day in Saratoga or an evening at your golf club’s Member-Guest dinner dance! 100% linen jacket is the bomb for comfort…white mother-of pearl buttons really lighten it up and note the casual patch pockets! Green cotton stretch custom pants are uber comfortable and can be styled as you like…trim, relaxed, flat front, even 5-pocket jean! Bold pailsey tie with complementary and vividly colorful silk pocket square over a subtle striped custom cotton shirt will have you looking your best!
Try a pair of sand-colored suede bluchers with a pair of yellow socks!
Talk with your custom tailor today…before the summer gets away from you!
If you live in the Capital District, are free Thursday night, June 4, and want to support a good cause, stop by the Pruyn House for the Center For Disabilities Aficianado Night. Tommy John will be signing autographs, live auction items include the Yankees’ Perfect Suite, a one week vacation in St. Maarten, an outfit like the one above from Christopher’s, Four 50- yard line seats at NY Giant game, and a lady’s Baum & Mercier watch.
Get your tickets ahead of time though as this event is nearing sell out status quickly! Quick Link to Center for Disabilities Fundraiser
Check out my newest suede blucher in a very cool, neutral sand! Perfect with sport coats, casual suits, and jeans!
Ask your custom clothier about their suede shoe offerings.
Enjoy the warmer weather! Get those spring weight suits and sport coats out!
Vinnie Rua-Founder, Christopher’s Custom