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post #16 of 180
I have a "job interview uniform" that consists of a Jos. A. Bank suit, Cole Haan captoe, and a plain white shirt.

A recruiter that I was working with a few years ago mentioned that my suits looked too expensive for me to be taken seriously as a "hard working" guy (in the trenches in finance).
post #17 of 180
Just thought of another one. My roommate started dating this girl who is a "stylist" (immediate red flag, IMO). Anyway we were sitting on the couch the other night and I was in sweats as I had just finished working out. She went on a rant about how Marc Jacobs makes the best menswear and that she would love to pull some pieces for me because it would be a great style, etc, etc and how, obviously, judging by my current attire, I could use some tips.

I thanked her for her suggestion and then went, politely, yet in an informed manner, on a bit a tirade about the terrible quality, too-trendy styling and how he is in no way, shape or form a good fit for my style. The entire time I could tell she was completely taken off guard and at the end of it was actually quite pissed that a guy knew more about the brands that she was recommending to her clients than she did. When she asked what brands I would love to wear all the time I said Kiton and Attolini and explained why. I might as well have been speaking Chinese.

Needless to say the roommate asked why I had to be such a dick after she told him and she is "no longer a fan of mine." C'est la vie.
post #18 of 180
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I told someone recently that my watch told time in London, Paris, Rome and Gstaad. He offered me $50.

hahahahahaaha!!!!

but thats a $6,000 watch! its THE sports watch of the 1980s...

well in philly, its worth FIFTY bucks.
post #19 of 180
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

It's interesting the comments re: being unapproachable and looking arrogant.

Take from that what you will. I suppose your demeanour should determine whether you are approachable or not - rather than your sartorial choices...

ive gotten that for years, even before SF. the nice thing about getting married, is that you dont have to look approachable anymore...i can become even MOAR of an asshoal. biggrin.gif
post #20 of 180
I like to reply to the question of why I am so dressed up today with my favorite Andre3000 quote:

"Some days you wake up feeling a little extra spiffy!"

or something of the sort...
post #21 of 180
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by OTM View Post

I like to reply to the question of why I am so dressed up today with my favorite Andre3000 quote:

"Some days you wake up feeling a little extra spiffy!"

or something of the sort...

In some of my circles, that would get you cut.
post #22 of 180
Somehow I anticipated that reply.
It really doesn't read good.
post #23 of 180
Yes. But who gives a flying toss? If you're going against the grain of current sloppy clothing, you have to know that you're going to get shit from other for it.

It's interesting, I'd never think to openly mock someone who's obviously poorly dressed; yet many deride those who dress "well". It just comes with the territory.

i wish I had a dollar for everytime I've been called Clark Kent, Superman, Peter Parker, Spiderman, etc., by some random person on the street.
post #24 of 180
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

See? Same thing in this thread as well. Of course, when I posted it in "CBD an Experiment", I was unaware that Manton actually HAD written a book on the subject.

Went over like a lead ballon.... Twice. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

In Manton's book you have to figure out how to read his voice to understand when he's being arch and when he's being serious.

On my work side, every single thing about SF is detrimental. Like tj100's interview suit, I have my "science uniform": faded old somet jeans,
blue OCBD shirts, suede alden boots. I wear it whenever I'm in a group of 50 or more of my colleagues.
post #25 of 180
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Originally Posted by Saltricks View Post

In my single days, I remember one night at a lounge this smoking hot girl came up to me and said "I like your suit", to which I said, "It's actually a sportcoat". Needless to say, I went home alone that night.

Any funny stories where your SF influenced dress, manner, attitude has let you down?

lol!
post #26 of 180
People at work constantly ask me if I have an interview that afternoon...
post #27 of 180
The other day I saw a man enter the restroom, I followed him in there. He was taking a leak, I stood next to him, I looked over and said "Nice Suit". I never saw a guy leave so quickly.

Another time, I was at a bar. A hot chick came up to me to compliment my suit, I said to her "whats underneath this suit is even more impressive". Within 10 minutes, we were passionately making out in my car. I later paid her $200 for services rendered.

...........
EDIT
if you guessed this was BS, you were right laugh.gif
post #28 of 180
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

It's interesting the comments re: being unapproachable and looking arrogant.

A few girls at work actually said once that out of two identically attractive guys - they would prefer the one who is well dressed but would only approach the one who was dressed down...

Take from that what you will. I suppose your demeanour should determine whether you are approachable or not - rather than your sartorial choices...

This problem can be solved by approaching girls yourself and/or smiling at them.
post #29 of 180
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Originally Posted by OTM View Post

I like to reply to the question of why I am so dressed up today with my favorite Andre3000 quote:

"Some days you wake up feeling a little extra spiffy!"

or something of the sort...

If it's a lady asking, I usually go with, "because I thought I might see you today"
post #30 of 180
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

The other day I saw a man enter the restroom, I followed him in there. He was taking a leak, I stood next to him, I looked over and said "Nice Suit". I never saw a guy leave so quickly.
Seems like SF wasn't such a detriment to you. I don't want to know what you were saying to random strangers in restrooms in your pre-SF days.
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