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post #16 of 64
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Originally Posted by Alias
...Oh, and there's a part about black suits.

post #17 of 64
So what is the proper dandy?
post #18 of 64
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Originally Posted by Alias
Oh, and there's a part about black suits.

And I was all ready to fork over my 13 bucks, but now that I see he made fun of my black suit, I don't think I will buy his book.

Jon.
post #19 of 64
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
So what is the proper dandy?

If you have the book already, read and find out!
post #20 of 64
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
And I was all ready to fork over my 13 bucks, but now that I see he made fun of my black suit, I don't think I will buy his book.

Jon.

post #21 of 64
I want a coloring book... Steve? Can you hook that up?
post #22 of 64
The coloring book should come with not one, but two black crayons.
post #23 of 64
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew
and I was struck by how much Neopolitan clothing

You had me at "Neapolitan." Order placed.
post #24 of 64
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Originally Posted by Alias
The coloring book should come with not one, but two black crayons.

don't forget the white chalk.
post #25 of 64
For one night only, June 1st, the esteemed mens store, Venanzi, will become the most exclusive bookstore in the world.

From the millions of book in print, from the Bible to Danielle Steele, it has selected just ONE book for sale: "THE SUIT."
post #26 of 64
I would really love to go but New York's half a planet away.

I wonder how Manton will handle the book-signing. No doubt a few infamous internet trolls will love meeting him in person.

I'm re-reading the book. I wish I had a Drape-cut suit. All my suits are Roman.
post #27 of 64
Unfortunately I too will be half a world away. But at least, for all their talk, the infamous ones probably won't make themselves known.
post #28 of 64
For those who have read the book, what can you say about the accuracy of the material? I ask this only because, having read Manton's earlier "Tailcoats: An Elegy," I was struck by at least one instance where Manton relied on a sartorial urban legend that has been thoroughly discredited (the one about JFK killing the hat industry) and another that is just plain wrong (the notion of Griswold Lorillard being the one who brought the dinner jacket to American shores; that distinction actually goes to Mr. James Brown Potter, himself also a resident of Tuxedo Park).

Forgive if I offend. I have great respect for our Manton and his immense wealth of sartorial knowledge--which far eclipses what I can even hope to accumulate. I was simply surprised by the inclusion of these errors in his writing and hopeful that a similar fate did not befall his book, to which I'm greatly looking forward.
post #29 of 64
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Unfortunately I too will be half a world away. But at least, for all their talk, the infamous ones probably won't make themselves known.
yeah i agree, none of them have the sack to walk up to him and say "im that guy that torments you on the web" - theyll skulk around in the corners, then show up at FNB gloating about some crap they spotted.
post #30 of 64
I'm still disappointed Vaclav never contacted me for some spiked coffee or oysters in Philly. He seems like a cool guy. It's not like I would've showed up with a hidden camera or "outed" him to these parts.
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