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post #106 of 136
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post
Are your posts supposed to be tongue in cheek? God i hope so. Kind of reminds me the post-modernism essay generators. They read the same as thomas pynchon that i could never understand.

It mystifies me how straightforward, uninflected, subject-verb-object English prose can be considered "tongue in cheek." This makes me fear that when I am being ironic, many will not get the joke (and in fact, I've had evidence of that). Have texting and Twittering and emoticons so deteriorated our reading skills?

Lord only knows what the reaction would be if I pulled out all the stops and wrote Ruskinian or Emersonian or Barthes-esque prose in a forum. I reserve the right to do so, however. It might be an amusing exercise.
post #107 of 136
so you are being ironic. got it.
post #108 of 136
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post
so you are being ironic. got it.

But in the post you first quoted, I was not being ironic. Not at all.

I suppose I will have to write CliffsNotes for my posts, since there are clearly some different levels of reading skill out there.
post #109 of 136
dude bring on the Barthes-esque prose...drop some knowledge on us
post #110 of 136
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Originally Posted by Howell31 View Post
dude bring on the Barthes-esque prose...drop some knowledge on us

I for one would appreciate it.
post #111 of 136
I am totally serious about the Barthes-esque prose by the way. I just noticed the gym comment. While I've never seen the suit or the loafers, I can say that it's always a pleasure to see the 80+ gents in the gym at the Country Club working out on the machines wearing glossy white button-ups tucked into their white gym shorts. I might have even seen links once or twice
post #112 of 136
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Originally Posted by Howell31 View Post
I am totally serious about the Barthes-esque prose by the way.

I'll see what I can do sometime, but it will be a very pale imitation if I try it. My respect for great thinkers and writers is extreme. As Camille Paglia once said, it doesn't matter whether a Freud or a Marx or a Ruskin is always right, the point is that they open up areas of your mind that you didn't even know were there. In that sense, their ultimate value never "dates" even if some of their specific insights are superseded. Plato is our contemporary; I really believe that. We talk.
post #113 of 136
Well said!
post #114 of 136
I've always admired fashion (for me Trad) but thought that I could not afford to be fashionable.I talk with my friends often about shoes. I am watching the 1988 movie,For Queen and Country,and notice most the clothing is oversized, loose. Is that fashion?
post #115 of 136
If nobody else cares about it, is it really fashion?
post #116 of 136
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Originally Posted by Working Stiff View Post
If nobody else cares about it, is it really fashion?

You may be photographed by the Sartorialist.
post #117 of 136
Often, when traveling the streets of new york, do i find myself in a position of discomfort at the sight of my fellow man. Not in an elitist kind of way, just a bit surprised. I think alot of us were one of those guys at SOME point in time. Eventually we found our way ( i know i'm still quite uneducated in the world of fashion and the technicalities of it all), but i have a great eye and sense of style that makes ordinary things in my closet spectacular.
I think alot of these "sightings" have to do with the fact that these people either don't care, or think they know what they're doing. When one TRULY wants to know all there is to know about style, he will seek it....just like we did. Exposure is a beautiful thing.


besides...if EVERY guy knew about style and obsessed over every little detail the way we do....it wouldnt be so special..now would it?

post #118 of 136
I think the real reason we all want to dress nice is because it's simply a hobby that gives us pleasure. Also, we have so many nice suits, it would be a shame not to wear them. I find myself searching for occasions to wear a sport coat. And I'm absolutely ecstatic if I can add a tie to the ensemble. Too bad, the latter rarely happens. God damn you, the city of Angels and twice damn you my engineering degree. I, personally, tend to agree with people who don't judge others by the clothes they wear. There are more important qualities to a man. Now women is a different story. So many beautiful girls ruin their looks by not wearing flattering clothes. But it's a whole different subject... However, I do find myself looking at the way others dress. For example, yesterday while walking in a park, I saw a pair of newly-weds taking some pictures. I've noticed the 2-size too large black suit + hideous loafers on the groom from afar, but when they lay down on the grass, his trousers went up to reveal (make sure you sit down) white sport socks. Now, in this situation I couldn't help, but judge that person as an asshole. And the bride was ugly, suits him well.
post #119 of 136
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Originally Posted by makker View Post
Do you guys hit the gym in a blazer/suit as well to carry on the elitist image?

I have a polyester DB suit jacket that I can put through the wash and it works well for gym attire because it is more resistant to absorbing odor.

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
As much as a plumber feels like he's the only one that cares about plumbing.
The difference is that most people don't fix leaks every day of their lives.
post #120 of 136
I care about style, fashion doens't interest me at all.
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