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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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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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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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That suit is just gorgeous. What is the make?
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Great fit on those trousers - love the cuffs.
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That coat is simultaneously awesome and terrifying. Like, I think it wants to murder toddlers terrifying.
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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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Cold again, but no precipitation so I got to take the gorilla out

Awesome, awesome, awesome.
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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 . . .

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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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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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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This is a SC. It has patch pockets. A (true) blazer has flap pockets, is dark navy and has six golden buttons in the double breasted form and three or four buttons (I forgot) on each sleeve or three buttons + four on each sleeve in the single breasted form. Other colors are possible: black, camel, bordeaux, dark green. Other buttons are possible: mother of pearl, vitreous enamel. Anything else is probably a SC. Could it be that this SC is one or two sizes too small for you? Do you feel comfortable when moving around with your arms? Does the SC move with your arms?
The SC feels great,it does not move when I move my arms. It's the smallest size(34) available and My chest is 34. Next size is 36, it will be too big for me or is that sometimes acceptable that sometimes people have a certain size chest but wears a larger size SC/Blazer? I was just curious on if it needs any tailoring, personally I feel like the sides needs to taken in.
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Those double monks rock!! I like that green tie, too.

Thanks BB. The double monks are from BB (the other BB, as in the store with those initials), and were ordered on-line when their price fell low enough. My shoeshine guys are antiquing them every time I go for a shine (the original color was much lighter than current).

The tie was snatched from a Barney's warehouse sale many moons ago.

[quote=acridsheep;4085422]That suit is just gorgeous. What is the make? [quote]

It's Brooks Bros. Golden Fleece - an oddity that showed up in my local branch, and went unloved until it was marked down, then I grabbed.

[quote=Orgetorix;4085461]Crusty, love the green tie and the monks. The cufflinks, ring, and watch chain are a bit too much bling for my tastes.

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Glad that you like the tie and the monks - as for the bling, chacun a son gout.
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Not only did little Ralphie Lifshutz make that suit out of his bubbe's couch, but that couch was the pride of Moshulu Parkway, in da Bronnix. (We'll assume, with those lapels, that either you bought this masterpiece of the tailor's art a while ago, or you are not the first owner.)

As for the metal content of your private parts, for wearing that plaid, I'd say you're beyond steel - somewhere in the titanium range . . .

As for complimenting someone on wearing purple - you are so busted . . .


LOL.

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Feeling tame today, Michael? You rocked bubbes couch nicely.


It was finally cold enough to wear that thick ass flannel suit in comfort!! That is probably its last appearance this year.

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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?




I think this is one of your best to date, TB.

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Cold again, but no precipitation so I got to take the gorilla out


That coat. Damn.

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This is a nice shot, and a nice mix of color. When you get some spread collars, your look is going to improve greatly. This may be your best to date, IMHO.

Mike
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Still cold...might even sleet today.

This one is for my good buddy Reevolving. I know how much he likes the corncob special.

Mike


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Purple is a GREAT color. Wore a HF wool purple tie yesterday with gray flannels and a cashmere houndstooth SC. Great combo.

Love the socks, too.
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Still cold...might even sleet today.

This one is for my good buddy Reevolving. I know how much he likes the corncob special.

Mike

Nice, Mike. Sleeve length looks marginal (and uneven?) in the pics. But it's a great fabric and fit overall. Seems like a blue shirt might liven it up a bit by providing some non-earth-toned contrast.
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