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socks look good to me.
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Originally Posted by sartorialism View Post
I love your style. But let me take a liberty here. I hope you don't mind, as you must know that tattoos are controversial and that some of us might not like them... That said, every time I see your outfits, I think how much better you'd look without the tattoo. I can't help it, but even if I see the nicest outfit ever, the tattoo will ruin the view. Sorry, but I'm being frank and would hope for a response. I'm sure others might have other opinions (lately I'm seeing many advertisements for bespoke or upper-end clothing with the models showing tattoos under their beautiful clothing), and I'd like to hear them... Also, do you mind sharing the story of this tattoo? Why'd you get it? What's the significance?

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IMHO tattoos are not up for critique on a men's clothing site.

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This comment is a little ridiculous. It would be like saying to someone oh I really like your style and your clothes fit perfectly but I dont like your face so it ruins it for me. Maybe Im biased because I have quite a large portion of my body covered in tattoos but still, it seems like a silly comment to make on his clothing.

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Fair enough. I was mainly just opining that it distracts from the clothing. But I shall desist.

Sart, no offense taken. And I can see how it might fit into a discussion about style. First off, to me, its a stereotyping issue. People see tats and think the worst, although with their popularity recently I'm a little surprised many people still think this way. When people learn I'm a teacher they seem particularly shocked, but I know lots of teachers without tattoos who I'd be horrified with if my children were ever in their classes, and I honestly feel I'm one of the good guys.

People may scoff at my rationale, but to me they are very spiritual, and religiously superstitious. Growing up Roman Catholic I garnered a very quick and strong distaste for any centralized religion and throughout my life felt myself more connected spiritually to many different aspects of many religions and cultures. So the dragon that's my biggest tattoo is for protection. When I was 17, I suffered a horrible compound fracture of my right forearm, and because of that, my life was saved. A few days after the cast was removed I was in a horrible car wreck, and my first instinct (at 17 it was not buckling a seat belt) was to put my broken arm behind my back to prevent myself from impacting it (I saw the crash coming). When we impacted, all of my body weight was on my left side, and sitting in the passenger seat I shot left and forward, instead of just going straight forward. Had I gone straight, I would have gone clear through the windshield and probably would have died (we hit a pole at about 45 mph). Instead, I just severely banged up my face (broken nose, orbital, maxillary sinus, cheekbone, and a bunch of stitches above my left eye). So the dragon is my protector. I don't want to shit up the thread with my tat stories, but I figured since you asked I could at least explain the big one. I have 7 others, if you'd like, pm me, and I'll tell you about their relevance, but they all have some sort of "deeper" meaning.

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Chock full of win! I like the scruff/shaved head look on you.

Cheers AC.

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I know your pain. 10 years ago I got sick of it, sold my snow shovel and moved to FL! Hakuna Matata!

Noice! I like the snow and winter, but this one has been particularly brutal for me.

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
NewYorkRanger - besides being envious of the weather, that final SC look is really nice. Great color combo although somehow it seems way overdressed for a resort. Still, I love the look.

Cheers MC, I wasn't the only one in jacket and tie at the restaurant that night so I felt a little better.

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you and me both, brother. Need to grab a beer once we thaw out.



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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Greg, you've come a long way and I think you're settling into a style in which you look natural. Your posts are usually prefaced by an explanation of why you look bad, but you seldom do. Good work.

+1 too.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Greg, you've come a long way and I think you're settling into a style in which you look natural. Your posts are usually prefaced by an explanation of why you look bad, but you seldom do. Good work.

Thank you, Moo. Still struggle with a visual disconnect between my closet and the real world. Defining My Style, perhaps? Posting forces me to take a more critical look at my choices (and their fit). Not sure how I went all those years with such ill-fitting attire.

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No hate here. I like the splash of color over the more muted suit. Looks good.
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It's finally not precipitating here in NYC, and it's cold enough for the slush to be frozen - a day without rubber overshoes - bliss

Layered for the cold, then . . .











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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Gnatty - What kind of bike is that? The one with the spring seat.

Harley Davidson Forty Eight

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Greg, you've come a long way and I think you're settling into a style in which you look natural. Your posts are usually prefaced by an explanation of why you look bad, but you seldom do. Good work.

Can't agree with this more, I always chuckle at the self-deprecation just before posting a realy visually pleasing fit.
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You purple h8trs out there can just keep it to yourselves. This is my first Drakes tie, and it garnered compliments at the rate of about 6 per hour yesterday. I may have gone too far with the socks, though. Are these argyles too casual for the rest of the ensemble?




People love this combo:

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Cold again, but no precipitation so I got to take the gorilla out
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I ask about your pics because you are so happy in your shots. There is no smiling happening above my camera line in my pics. Trust me. You do seem like a morning person. I am NOT.

It is not that I am such a happy morning person that I smile in my photos, it is that if I don't smile, I look like a dead mullet. I think that the smile is preferable.

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You purple h8trs out there can just keep it to yourselves. This is my first Drakes tie, and it garnered compliments at the rate of about 6 per hour yesterday. I may have gone too far with the socks, though. Are these argyles too casual for the rest of the ensemble?


As a proponent of purple, you'll get nothing but praise from me - the tie looks good, and the socks are a small piece of sprezzatura - not for every occasion, but a visual amusement. Enjoy them both.
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post
You purple h8trs out there can just keep it to yourselves. This is my first Drakes tie, and it garnered compliments at the rate of about 6 per hour yesterday. I may have gone too far with the socks, though. Are these argyles too casual for the rest of the ensemble?

No hate here! That tie looks awesome. One day I shall own a Drake's tie. I also really like the way you did the pocket square. It's a little fancier than a TV fold without going full mountain range.



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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
It's finally not precipitating here in NYC, and it's cold enough for the slush to be frozen - a day without rubber overshoes - bliss

Those double monks rock!! I like that green tie, too.



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Natty as always, gnatty!
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
That suit is just gorgeous. What is the make?
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Great fit on those trousers - love the cuffs.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
That coat is simultaneously awesome and terrifying. Like, I think it wants to murder toddlers terrifying.
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
Sart, no offense taken. And I can see how it might fit into a discussion about style. First off, to me, its a stereotyping issue. People see tats and think the worst, although with their popularity recently I'm a little surprised many people still think this way. When people learn I'm a teacher they seem particularly shocked, but I know lots of teachers without tattoos who I'd be horrified with if my children were ever in their classes, and I honestly feel I'm one of the good guys.

People may scoff at my rationale, but to me they are very spiritual, and religiously superstitious. Growing up Roman Catholic I garnered a very quick and strong distaste for any centralized religion and throughout my life felt myself more connected spiritually to many different aspects of many religions and cultures. So the dragon that's my biggest tattoo is for protection. When I was 17, I suffered a horrible compound fracture of my right forearm, and because of that, my life was saved. A few days after the cast was removed I was in a horrible car wreck, and my first instinct (at 17 it was not buckling a seat belt) was to put my broken arm behind my back to prevent myself from impacting it (I saw the crash coming). When we impacted, all of my body weight was on my left side, and sitting in the passenger seat I shot left and forward, instead of just going straight forward. Had I gone straight, I would have gone clear through the windshield and probably would have died (we hit a pole at about 45 mph). Instead, I just severely banged up my face (broken nose, orbital, maxillary sinus, cheekbone, and a bunch of stitches above my left eye). So the dragon is my protector. I don't want to shit up the thread with my tat stories, but I figured since you asked I could at least explain the big one. I have 7 others, if you'd like, pm me, and I'll tell you about their relevance, but they all have some sort of "deeper" meaning.

Quite a story! I appreciate your attitude toward my question; after seeing the other responses I feared you'd lash out. Instead we got an incredible story about a miracle (which I hesitate to attribute to the tattoo)...

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Cold again, but no precipitation so I got to take the gorilla out

Awesome, awesome, awesome.
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
It's finally not precipitating here in NYC, and it's cold enough for the slush to be frozen - a day without rubber overshoes - bliss

Layered for the cold, then . . .

Crusty, love the green tie and the monks. The cufflinks, ring, and watch chain are a bit too much bling for my tastes.


Love the jacket with the dual breast pockets. The light shoes with charcoal pants, I'm not sure about.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Cold again, but no precipitation so I got to take the gorilla out

Spoo, that coat is frightening. At least the fur on your chin balances it out some.


Nice loook, acrid. With your gray hair you almost have a Tom-Cruise-in-Collateral thing going on when you wear pale colors. Except you do it better than he did.
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Cold again, but no precipitation so I got to take the gorilla out

I originally thought you wore that coat as some sort of ironic prank..


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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post
The light shoes with charcoal pants, I'm not sure about.


I was absolutely positive about them and didn't for a second think about wearing a darker shoe. I think the dark sole provides enough contrast.
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gnatty,nice coat. Is that a Polo coat? What is the make?
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