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post #3766 of 12606
Who can broker an end to this shit?
post #3767 of 12606
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

Actually, you were the one arguing that there is 1 ideal all else is bad. POST 3702. Now I now why you gave up the law. LOL.
My lat post on this. Promise.

If you can't eliminate all the wrong answers to a multiple choice question, does that mean more than one answer is right?
post #3768 of 12606
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Not that anybody cares, but to me, the reason why "matchiness" is generally unappealing is that it draws attention to itself. But white is so often seen that matching it goes completely unnoticed. It's like all the "he saids" and "she saids" when you're reading a story or novel - it will never seem repetitive if the author just uses them over and over again because you just read over them every time. The rarer the color, the more awkward it is to match it somewhere else in what you're wearing.

Exactly: I hate "she saids" and "he saids." They're asinine, conventional or not. Thankfully, more and more writers are junking them.
post #3769 of 12606
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Exactly: I hate "she saids" and "he saids." They're asinine, conventional or not. Thankfully, more and more writers are junking them.

To me it's much worse when a writer cycles through their thesaurus finding a new verb for each statement, so that it's "she exclaimed", "he commented", "she parried", "he ejaculated" etc etc.

Although no verb at all and just an exchange of:

"Statement."
"Response."

is at least as good as "he said", "she said".
post #3770 of 12606
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

I was thinking the same thing just this morning:


That looks like one of the old, classic Charvet ties, form when Charvet was talked about in Esquire and AA as something exotic. They have reissued some of them, though knowing your preferences, I assume yours is Polo/RLPL.
post #3771 of 12606
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

To me it's much worse when a writer cycles through their thesaurus finding a new verb for each statement, so that it's "she exclaimed", "he commented", "she parried", "he ejaculated" etc etc.
Although no verb at all and just an exchange of:
"Statement."
"Response."
is at least as good as "he said", "she said".

I'm a proponent of no verb at all. "Said" can be inserted when it's really not clear who's talking. Varying the verb is only more clutter.
post #3772 of 12606
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

Actually, you were the one arguing that there is 1 ideal all else is bad. POST 3702. Now I now why you gave up the law. LOL.
My lat post on this. Promise.

1. You misspelled two one-syllable words.
2. Cold.
post #3773 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

1. You misspelled two one-syllable words.
2. Cold.

I tld u I ws sck.Im lst wo splchk. Wht gd ar vwls anywy.
post #3774 of 12606
Today I am wearing a 3-piece tweed suit in dark gray with navy windowpane, blue and white OCBD, white pocket square, navy socks and no tie. I feel it is in good taste. Anyone care to disagree? I didn't think so.
post #3775 of 12606
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

I tld u I ws sck.Im lst wo splchk. Wht gd ar vwls anywy.

I'm Welsh, and approve this message.
post #3776 of 12606
Thread Starter 
you pass foo's two acid tests because the shirt is not solid white and the socks are not gray.

personally I find a 3-piece with no tie kind of dodgy.
post #3777 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Today I am wearing a 3-piece tweed suit in dark gray with navy windowpane, blue and white OCBD, white pocket square, navy socks and no tie. I feel it is in good taste. Anyone care to disagree? I didn't think so.

Three piece tweed. nod[1].gif
post #3778 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

you pass foo's two acid tests because the shirt is not solid white and the socks are not gray.
personally I find a 3-piece with no tie kind of dodgy.

3-piece w/o tie? WTF?

Damn, I swore I never would do this.
post #3779 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

you pass foo's two acid tests because the shirt is not solid white and the socks are not gray.
personally I find a 3-piece with no tie kind of dodgy.

It's tweed so it's cool.

Flannel or worsted would be weird I agree.
post #3780 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

It's tweed so it's cool.
Flannel or worsted would be weird I agree.

No tie=No suit
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