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While the site was down, I spent a little of the time putting this together. I figured it would help people get up to speed more quickly. Please feel free to add your own and/or make corrections/suggestions. Clothing specific terms as well as general Internet lingo abbrevs are welcome, though we might want to divide them up at some point if we get lots of general terms. We can also add this into the Wiki with links on each term at some point.

1B\t\tOne-button [jacket/suit]
2B\t\tTwo-button [jacket/suit]
2.5B or 2-1/2B\t"Two-and-a-half" button [jacket/suit]
3B\t\tThree-button [jacket/suit]
4x1\t\tFour-button with one working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
4x2\t\tFour-button with two working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
6x1\t\tSix-button with one working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
6x2\t\tSix-button with two working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
AA/AAAC\t\tAsk Andy About Clothes [another clothing forum]
AE\t\tAllen-Edmonds [shoes]
A&F\t\tAbercrombie & Fitch
AFAIK\t\tAs far as I know/knew
AFAICS\t\tAs far as I can/could see
AFAICT\t\tAs far as I can/could tell
AKA\t\tAlso known as
APC\t\tA.P.C. (Atelier de Production et Creation) Brand jeans
A&S\t\tAnderson & Sheppard [Savile Row tailors]
AS\t\tAlfred Sargent [shoes]
Bal\t\tBalmoral shoe
BB\t\tBrooks Brothers
BD\t\tButton-down [button down shirt collar]
BDU\t\tBattle Dress Uniform [military clothing]
BR\t\tBanana Republic[clothing company]
CB\t\tChester Barrie [clothing company]
CdG\t\tComme des Garcons [clothing company]
CF\t\tCarlo Franco [tie / clothing company]
C&J or CJ\tCrockett & Jones [shoes]
CK\t\tCalvin Klein
CT\t\tCharles Tyrwhitt [clothing company]
DB\t\tDouble-breasted [jacket/suit]
D&G\t\tDolce & Gabbana [clothing company]
DH\t\tDior Homme [clothing company]
DJ\t\tDinner jacket [i.e., tuxedo]
e.g.\t\tExempli Gratia [Lat. "for the sake of example"]
EG (MC)\t\tEdward Green [shoes]
EG (Streetwear) Engineered Garments [clothing company]
E&R\t\tEde & Ravenscroft [clothing company]
FC\t\tFrench cuff
FIH\t\tFour-in-hand [tie knot]
FIHTies\t\tFour-In-Hand Ties [clothing company]
FW\t\tFull Windsor [tie knot]
HB\t\tHugo Boss [clothing company]
HF or H-F\tHickey-Freeman [clothing company]
HF\t\tH. Freeman & Co. [clothing company, not the same as Hickey-Freeman]
H&H\t\tHarvie & Hudson [Savile Row tailors]
H&H\t\tHolland & Holland [firearms maker and outfitters]
H&K\t\tHilditch & Key [shirt / clothing company]
HL\t\tHelmut Lang [clothing company]
H&S\t\tHolland & Sherry [suiting fabric company]
HSM\t\tHart Schaffner & Marx [clothing company]
i.e.\t\tId Est [Lat. "it is" roughly equiv. to "in other words"]
IIRC\t\tIf I remember correctly
IMMSMC \t\tIf my memory serves me correctly
IMO\t\tIn my opinion
IMHO\t\tIn my humble opinion
IMNSHO\t\tIn my not so humble opinion
JAB\t\tJos A. Bank [clothing company]
JFTR \t\tJust for the record
JL\t\tJohn Lobb [shoe company]
J&M\t\tJohnston & Murphy [shoe company]
KC\t\tKenneth Cole
KFS\t\tKilgour French Stansbury [clothing co.]
LE\t\tLands' End
LL\t\tLondon Lounge [another clothing forum]
LLB\t\tL.L. Bean [clothing company]
LM[F]AO\t\tLaughing my [F__] ass off
LOL\t\tLaughing out loud
LP\t\tLoro Piana [fabric and clothing company]
M&S\t\tMarks & Spencer [dept. store]
NB\t\tNew Balance [athletic shoes]
NB or N.B.\tNota Bene [Lat. "note well"]
NM\t\tNieman Marcus [dept. store]
NTTAWWT\tNot that there's anything wrong with that
OB\t\tOzwald Boateng
OCBD\t\tOxford cloth button-down [shirt]
OMG\t\tOh my God
OP\t\tOriginal Poster [poster of the first post in a forum thread]
OTC\t\tOver the calf [socks]
OTR\t\tOff the rack
OTT\t\tOver-the-top [too much, garish]
PDC\t\tPaper Denim & Cloth [jeans company]
Perf\t\tPerforated (usu. shoe detailing)
PoW\t\tPrince of Wales [often referring to the check pattern named after him]
PRL\t\tPolo Ralph Lauren
PS\t\tPaul Smith
PS\t\tPaul Stuart
PS\t\tPocket Square
R&B\t\tRag & Bone [denim / clothing company]
RJ\t\tRichard James [Savile Row tailor / clothing company]
RL\t\tRalph Lauren
RLBL\t\tRalph Lauren Black Label
RLPL\t\tRalph Lauren Purple Label
ROFL[MAO]\tRolling on floor laughing [my ass off]
RTW\t\tReady to wear
SB\t\tSingle-breasted [jacket/suit]
SF\t\tSan Francisco
SF\t\tStyle Forum
ST\t\tSupertalk [another clothing forum]
STF \t\tShop The Finest [online clothing merchant]
STP\t\tSierra Trading Post [online clothing discount store]
T&A\t\tTurnbull & Asser [shirt / clothing company]
TTTT \t\tTo Tell The Truth 
URL\t\tUniform Resource Locator [web site address]
VCH \t\tVirtual Clothes Horse [online clothing merchant]
WCC \t\tWorld Class Consignment [online clothing merchant]
WRT or W/R/T\tWith respect to; with regards to
W&S\t\tWhitcomb & Shaftesbury  [Savile Row tailors]
WTF\t\tWhat the f___
post #2 of 63

I went to the Market to buy milk, but they were out.

post #3 of 63
BIFF Brown is for farmer
ILITL I like it the lamb
post #4 of 63
DJ = Dinner jacket (i.e., tuxedo)
post #5 of 63
If my memory serves me correctly, IMMSMC is missing...
post #6 of 63
Who could forget DRIADA (Dakota rube is a dumb ass)
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Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Kaga
If my memory serves me correctly, IMMSMC is missing...
WB, Kaga-san! How's life been treating you lately?
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WS = Whitcombe & Shaftsbury. My MD swears by them

Wait, wrong forum ...
post #9 of 63
WB is not on the list.

The EG thing throws me off every once in a while.
post #10 of 63
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by shoreman1782
WB is not on the list.

The EG thing throws me off every once in a while.
WB = Welcome back - more of a net chat thing than a forum thing usually.
post #11 of 63
Originally Posted by j
WB, Kaga-san! How's life been treating you lately?
J-san, thank you kindly. I am glad to return after my long hiatus.

TTTT: To Tell The Truth (not nearly as good as show as Ryori No Tetsujin)
post #12 of 63
I propose BIFF.
post #13 of 63

'Look who just got banned - Kalra!'
post #14 of 63
IIRC - if I recall correctly
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
post #15 of 63
Very nice work, J.

If I could just make a small correction :
CdG\t\tComme de Garcons [clothing company]
It is "Comme des Garçons", is it not?

I would also add HH for Harvie & Hudson.
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