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post #8176 of 13401
Thread Starter 
THere is one guy in my building who is in DB every day. There is another in my company, in another building, also in DB every day. Beyond those two, I can't recall the last DB I saw not worn by me. Actually, I do recall, it was dopey.
post #8177 of 13401
Well then that guys is OK in my book. I love it when men wear DBs--I wish I saw it more.
post #8178 of 13401
no one in my office aside from me wears a tie, but around downtown baltimore PS are becoming quite regular (not on me of course), DBs, i dont think i have seen one around to date.

dopey - i wear a black felt borsalino on shabbos.
post #8179 of 13401
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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dopey - i wear a black felt borsalino on shabbos.
With a puffy ski jacket? that is one of my favorite looks.
BTW, have you seen this?
Warning, thread derail. But hilarious.
post #8180 of 13401
OMFG. I will never get those three minutes back. It's like listening to my 8-year-old tell a story.
post #8181 of 13401
This thread has been immensely helpful with respect to how I perceive and acquire men's clothing.

I am glad that the conversation is now starting to turn to accessories (hats) after 500 (very instructive) pages of discussion on jacket/shirt/tie combos.

To that end, would someone be so kind as to offer recommendations for a tasteful briefcase?

Most briefcases I see on the train carried by businessmen fall into one of these categories:

1 - Some sort of ballistic nylon bulletproof / weatherproof / apocalypse proof TUMI.

2 - Some sort of extremely slick/sleek back to match an over-stripey suit and a huge windsor knot that looks awful.

3 - Some sort of God-forsaken lawyer's / banker's briefcase that looks like it's been through Vietnam, has lost one handle strap, and is about to lose another.

4 - Rarely, something that strikes me as tasteful, like this, but interested to know if others agree, and would love to get more examples of what people think a "tasteful" briefcase looks like:

post #8182 of 13401
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no one in my office aside from me wears a tie

My buddy is an executive at Google and when I head to his offices to mooch a lunch from one of their yummy cafeterias, I'm astonished. Basically rooms and rooms full of the smartest kids graduating college today wearing jeans and t-shirts. Times have definitely changed.
post #8183 of 13401
Here's me in a horrible DB suit and even worse shoes at a wedding 3 years ago. Never again.

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post #8184 of 13401
Thread Starter 
Moo, the color combo is good at least.

should really have black shoes for a wedding though. And, a white shirt
post #8185 of 13401
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

Out of curiousity, for those of you who 1)work in offices in which professional men are required to wear suits and ties or 2)regularly interact with those men who do, what % actually wear DB's? pocket squares? hats? In my experiece, less than 1% wear any of them.

DB very, very rarely. PS's are even more uncommon.

But this is in the Bay Area, which is Sartorial Bizzaro World (as noted above re Google).
post #8186 of 13401
In Moo's defense, it really depends on what the groom is wearing and what he asks you not to wear. On my last wedding I planned on wearing a sand linen suit with the necessary accoutrements only to be told by the groom that he and his groomsmen were wearing something very similar. So I had to do the navy linen coat with white pants, etc. I have pictorial evidence.
post #8187 of 13401
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

With a puffy ski jacket? that is one of my favorite looks.
BTW, have you seen this?
Warning, thread derail. But hilarious. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

1. lol, but no. i wear a bekeshe, and in the winter, a long gray, SB, wool/cashmere long coat.

2. i saw that a while back. for those who truly get it, one of the funniest things ever. i assume she is self parodying, otherwise my head will explode. not that there arent people that are exactly like that, sans parody, but they are highly unlikely to make a youtube video.
post #8188 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Moo, the color combo is good at least.

should really have black shoes for a wedding though. And, a white shirt

Agreed on all points. I was fairly earlier in my sartorial education at that point.
post #8189 of 13401
Thread Starter 
I actually think the blue shirt looks better as a purely sartorial matter, but a white shirt is just "right" for weddings.
post #8190 of 13401
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

This thread has been immensely helpful with respect to how I perceive and acquire men's clothing.

I am glad that the conversation is now starting to turn to accessories (hats) after 500 (very instructive) pages of discussion on jacket/shirt/tie combos.

To that end, would someone be so kind as to offer recommendations for a tasteful briefcase?

Most briefcases I see on the train carried by businessmen fall into one of these categories:

1 - Some sort of ballistic nylon bulletproof / weatherproof / apocalypse proof TUMI.

2 - Some sort of extremely slick/sleek back to match an over-stripey suit and a huge windsor knot that looks awful.

3 - Some sort of God-forsaken lawyer's / banker's briefcase that looks like it's been through Vietnam, has lost one handle strap, and is about to lose another.

4 - Rarely, something that strikes me as tasteful, like this, but interested to know if others agree, and would love to get more examples of what people think a "tasteful" briefcase looks like:


I like it. What brand?
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