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Things that you know are "inferior" but still prefer

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The kind of things that purists would burn you alive for. An example would be preferring quartz watches to a mechanical movements.

My own ungodly preferences:
  • toggle-back cufflinks: I know... boo to me! I'm sorry but I never pick up my non-toggle cufflinks in the morning. I despise the bastards. THey take forever to put on, especially after a short night of sleep. I know I'm wrong... but I just prefer an easy toggle-back cufflink any day
  • cotton socks: I know I should be saying how much I love my over-the-calf wool socks, but sorry, I don't. They are a nightmare to care for, shrink like crazy at the first washing mistake, and get scratchy and saggy pretty quickly. Nothing like a nice smooth, easy cotton sock that stays on and I can throw in the hamper.
  • rollerball pens: I know... I should be ashamed of myself, the feel of a fountain pen's nib caressing the paper - an unobstructed flow from my heart straight to the page... the romantic pleasure of pumping ink to bring life back into it. Sorry... huge PITA in my book. Give me a Pilot V5 any day and I'm a happy man.
  • Le Bernardin (aka Le Bernadin for vox and Manton ): obviously inferior to _____, most overrated, not worth its stars, etc... Still a small-timer like me thinks it's pretty good stuff.
  • tie space: I know... It's for the rubes and a properly fitting bespoke collar should not need tie space. But I just prefer the nice hexagonal shape of the tie knot when there is tie space.
  • simple sport coats: It's official sport coats have to be loud and look like a picnic blanket to be "right". Whoever ventures into simpler patterns or (g_d forbid) monochromatic fabrics is doomed and will skip purgatory, straight to the flames. I happen to like a simple grey or beige sport coat, simple herringbone maybe, a touch of cashmere for some fuzzy feel and I'm a happy camper.

Anything you'd like to confess?
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The kind of things that purists would burn you alive for. An example would be preferring quartz watches to a mechanical movements.


Anything you'd like to confess?

I almost bought a non-iron shirt last night. In fact, I might go back and buy it, and then buy more
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Certain animal-logoed polo shirts. You know the ones. I don't know if they're significantly 'inferior' to other options (quality probably has deteriorated over time), however the brands don't get much love these days. I find the slim fits work for me, so I've just stuck with them.

I also have Eton non-iron shirts. Good for travelling.
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Oh, I thought you were going to say Fresco.
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Brunomagli and Taryn Rose shoes. Crappy leather, but they are by far the most comfortable dress shoes I own, though I would never pay more than $100-150 for them.
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J.Crew OCBD shirts and Essential chinos. I have better quality shirts and know that I can find better quality chinos, but I always reach first for my J.Crew despite all their quality flaws.
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Kenneth Cole chinos ....I've never been able to find another pair that fits as well as theirs.

I promise, it's the only piece of KC clothing I own.
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cotton socks: I know I should be saying how much I love my over-the-calf wool socks, but sorry, I don't. They are a nightmare to care for, shrink like crazy at the first washing mistake, and get scratchy and saggy pretty quickly.

This, my friend, is why the sock garter was invented.
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[...] I know I should be saying how much I love my over-the-calf wool socks, but sorry, I don't. [...]

Why would anyone wear over-the-calf wool socks, unless they are planning to walk around in snow or something?
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Why would anyone wear over-the-calf wool socks, unless they are planning to walk around in snow or something?

To avoid what's happening to the guy on the left:




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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Oh, I thought you were going to say Fresco.

I thought that you liked fresco?

Did I misread something?


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I thought that you liked fresco? Did I misread something? - B
Fresc-Ah, I like Fresca. Drinking one as we chat
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I've just recently started with OTC socks, good stuff
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I almost bought a non-iron shirt last night. In fact, I might go back and buy it, and then buy more
I love non-iron shirts.
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