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I politely, but firmly inform them that they just lost 5 AndyPoints.

post #32 of 70
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Sprezzatura, as far as I see it, has nothing to do with having this undone or that unbuttoned.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This was the most enlightened post I´ve read for quite a while.
post #33 of 70
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I express my "sprezzatura" by leaving fecal matter under my fingernails.

In public transport this would make you a conformist.
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I usually react with extreme physical violence, just so they know all iGents aren't pansies.
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I usually react with extreme physical violence, just so they know all iGents aren't pansies.

That's assuming you're an iGent in the first place and that your victim knows it. Perhaps you should scream you're an iGent while imparting your violence.
post #36 of 70
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Sprezzatura, as far as I see it, has nothing to do with having this undone or that unbuttoned.

correct, very well put...
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That's assuming you're an iGent in the first place and that your victim knows it. Perhaps you should scream you're an iGent while imparting your violence.

"I must warn you," he said, while carefully setting aside his jacket, undoing his cufflinks, and donning overshoes, "that I am an iGent."
post #38 of 70
I would reply: "That's my Sprezzatura. I spent ages arranging it and now I feel obliged to fix it, but the day is not yet over and I had hoped that more people would get to see it".

Really though, I think there could be a method to this sprezzatura lark. Just get dressed with the lights out as quickly as possible and see what happens. Check yourself on the way out but employ a strict 'do not adjust' rule so that you leave the house in a genuine state of sprezz.
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What if one has simply not been indoctrinated into the fine art of sartorial convention? Is it still sprezzatura, or just ignorance?
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What if one has simply not been indoctrinated into the fine art of sartorial convention? Is it still sprezzatura, or just ignorance?
Exactly. In its most classic sense Sprezz. is disguising the true effort put into something behind an outward appearance of nonchalance. It's an art that, when done correctly, creates the impression that the look/style required no effort at all. I'd suggest there's nothing truly natural about it. So if one manifests an outward appearance w/o any real intent or effort to do so, is it Sprezz or slovenliness.
post #41 of 70
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I usually react with extreme physical violence, just so they know all iGents aren't pansies.

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That's assuming you're an iGent in the first place and that your victim knows it. Perhaps you should scream you're an iGent while imparting your violence.

I assume I am not the only one who has noticed that his pocket contents frequently include a straight razor? LOL
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I assume I am not the only one who has noticed that his pocket contents frequently include a straight razor? LOL

A modern-day Alex DeLarge?
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I stopped by to visit a friend one Saturday morning while he was working in his yard. I noticed his t-shirt was on inside out, and called his attention to it. He simply stated, "Oh, I wasn't paying attention when I put it on, oh well..." and then shrugged his shoulders. To me this was an example of genuine sprezzatura.

I recently learned (while at the urinal) that I put my underwear on backwards this morning. Do I win the sprezzatard award? It is not mereley an affectation, but not worth fixing either.
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I assume I am not the only one who has noticed that his pocket contents frequently include a straight razor? LOL

Only once, when I was taking it to have a nick ground out of the blade. The other time I listed it I was joking - sort of having fun with the OCD listing on WAYW.

I settle my problems the old fashioned way - at 20 paces, with the black-powder flintlock I keep in my briefcase
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Only once, when I was taking it to have a nick ground out of the blade. The other time I listed it I was joking - sort of having fun with the OCD listing on WAYW.

I settle my problems the old fashioned way - at 20 paces, with the black-powder flintlock I keep in my briefcase

I figured (hoped) there was some logical explanation to it. I was afraid to ask.
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