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The buttons seem nice...
post #587 of 769
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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The buttons seem nice...

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indeed they are.
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post #588 of 769
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period. Old shoes will serve a hero longer than they have served his valet -- if a hero ever has a valet -- bare feet are older than shoes, and he can make them do. Only they who go to soires and legislative balls must have new coats, coats to change as often as the man changes in them. But if my jacket and trousers, my hat and shoes, are fit to worship God in, they will do; will they not? Who ever saw his old clothes -- his old coat, actually worn out, resolved into its primitive elements, so that it was not a deed of charity to bestow it on some poor boy, by him perchance to be bestowed on some poorer still, or shall we say richer, who could do with less? I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. If there is not a new man, how can the new clothes be made to fit? If you have any enterprise before you, try it in your old clothes. All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be. Perhaps we should never procure a new suit, however ragged or dirty the old, until we have so conducted, so enterprised or sailed in some way, that we feel like new men in the old, and that to retain it would be like keeping new wine in old bottles. Our moulting season, like that of the fowls, must be a crisis in our lives. The loon retires to solitary ponds to spend it. Thus also the snake casts its slough, and the caterpillar its wormy coat, by an internal industry and expansion; for clothes are but our outmost cuticle and mortal coil. Otherwise we shall be found sailing under false colors, and be inevitably cashiered at last by our own opinion, as well as that of mankind.
--Thoreau
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

summation please. my eyes glazed over after 2 lines.

Welcome to the sound bite generation...
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Originally Posted by EBugatti View Post

Welcome to the sound bite generation...

lol, i actually enjoyed thoreau a lot in high school. was one of my favorites. im just a bit under the weather this week and could not process all that with all the meds making me drowsy.

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ill have a read later tonight i think.
post #590 of 769
New non-rule rules:

  • Don't get a shirt like Stitchy's
  • Do not wear "official" SF tie
post #591 of 769
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Not the pink one but one that's just as much etched in SF's history and collective ethos... Have you ever heard these two words around these parts? (usually whispered, and followed by either sighs, giggles or mentions of Darren Beaman) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Carlo Franco
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I think that is the official AA tie on the left! nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

New non-rule rules:
  • Don't get a shirt like Stitchy's

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its lovely with my white khakis. haters gone hate.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

summation please. my eyes glazed over after 2 lines.

"beware of all enterprises that require new clothes"
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

another rule for me: no wool knit ties. Can't really tell you why. I just don't like them at all.

I agree. Silk knit or chunky cashmere.
post #596 of 769

No button down collars.

No sport jackets with jeans/khakis/chinos.

No French Cuffs.

No dress shoes with jeans, though I suspect that might actually be a real rule.

No feeding after midnight.

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Cmon, is it really that bad? multicolored shirt (Click to show)
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post #598 of 769
Looks like almost all of my personal rules have been covered already. Here are a few that I didn't see mentioned

  • No solid color silk pocket squares
  • No dimples in ties - I work with an impecabbly dressed older gentleman that never has a dimple, I am not ashamed to admit that I started copying him
  • Rubber soles or topy only on dedicated rain shoes - I dont care what anyone says about sole material not affecting breath-ability, my feet get clammy with non leather soles
  • Metal taps on front of shoe sole, rubber on back - Too many close calls on marble floors for metal taps on the rear. Rubbers save lives biggrin.gif
  • No jewlelry besides wedding ring and cufflinks
  • Baseball hats are for baseball players, fisherman hats are for fishermen. Unless its a blizzard or gale force winds you wear a real hat. Panama or linen in the spring/summer, Fedora or wool cap in the cold.
  • Grey ribbed singlets under all shirts - Hides the chest hair and nipples and can't be seen under a shirt and as an added benefit the ribbed fabric keeps you cool. Thankfully I don't need the armpit protection provided by a full undershirt
  • No solid white dress shirts - I'm the only guy in temple on Yom Kippur with a blue shirt (I wear a white Kittel on top for all you that are shaking your heads)
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Originally Posted by redtree00 View Post

[*] No solid white dress shirts - I'm the only guy in temple on Yom Kippur with a blue shirt (I wear a white Kittel on top for all you that are shaking your heads)
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I got like 35 solid white dress shirts.... Bonfanti cotton, Alumo cotton, Riva cotton, Thomas Mason cotton, Testa cotton, Albini cotton, Alfatex cotton, Riva linen, Bonfanti linen, Thomas Mason linen....... I'm obsessed with white shirts smile.gif
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I dont wear a watch with a black leather strap if I am wearing brown shoes.
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