I don't want to be a devil's advocate hereHow many people here really nit-pick this much? I don't mean to be disrespectful but I don't think I'd ever really analyze someones dress to such an extent that I would really care if his lapels are stiff. And I can't see looking down on someone because the stipes on his shirt don't line up. That really reminds me of the "Valley Girl" or "Preppy, Rich Kid" in an '80's teen movie. I think most people would applaude the fact that the guy actually was wearing a collared shirt and jacket. Even in the business community today the majority of the time you see "business casual". I've been asked why I was so "dressed up" when I wore a camp collared shirt and slacks to a dinner and a show once. The majority of people at the show were wearing jeans and tee shirts. To see any guy dressed with a collared shirt and jacket, let alone a tie, was strange. So what if their jacket was fused or their shirt wasn't a Brioni. Yes, Brioni is a finer made product but my first thought would be "That guy is sure nicely dressed," rather than "Well, that shirt's stripes don't line up. Must be a blue light special." Maybe I'm cynical becaue I'm in college and to see any guy attempt to dress well and look good is a sight to see. As I said before, no disrespect to anyone. Just adding my 2 cents.
Quote:So yes, members of this forum are in general more likely to notice that the lapels on your friend's jacket are slightly stiff, or that stripes in his shirt do not match up exactly, although I don't dispute that he may nevertheless look very good.