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post #481 of 2089
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

What if you just happen to have super-awesome initials?

STD? WTF? LOL?
post #482 of 2089

speaking of monograms... I just commisioned  a shirt with Hamilton with initials of ob4cl on the cuff

 

its homage to my fave Wu Tang solo album

 

post #483 of 2089
I bet NORE has NORE on his cuffs.
post #484 of 2089
Funny story, I was recently at someone's house for dinner and he was wearing cufflinks with his initials, which were SS. Normally I wouldnt think anything of it but the S's were shaped like lightening bolts so it looks a lot like a nazi insignia.
post #485 of 2089
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I bet NORE has NORE on his cuffs.


that would be kind of awesome.

 

it's just the music geek in me happy.gif

post #486 of 2089
I think all monograms are a bit silly, but question: what colour do you get them in?

Do they influence your tie + pocketsquare combo?
post #487 of 2089

I don't think so... I wear mines wif anything

but imo monograms are as "silly" as cufflinks.

post #488 of 2089
Interesting points, Jeff. Honestly I think there is a great deal of over-thinking going on here. Then again, it is SF so that is to be expected. I guess I'll have to think I want a monogram because I see them often and like them and you'll have to think I'm projecting ego biggrin.gif. Seriously though, it's just something that I think adds a nice, personal detail. Not advertising how awesome I am. I self promote well enough in that arena. Nonetheless, thank you for the sincere and thoughtful post.

All and all I'm kind of taken aback with the reaction to monograms here. I thought them a very normal and natural thing for people to do. Apparently not so much. I suppose, for the time being, they're just one more point on my SF rebel scorecard.
post #489 of 2089
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

I don't think so... I wear mines wif anything
but imo monograms are as "silly" as cufflinks.
true.

not really any more silly than a pocketsquare when you look at it like that.

Still not to my taste.
post #490 of 2089
I just have my mom sew my name into the collar.

handiwork for the win.
post #491 of 2089
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

All and all I'm kind of taken aback with the reaction to monograms here. I thought them a very normal and natural thing for people to do. Apparently not so much. I suppose, for the time being, they're just one more point on my SF rebel scorecard.

It depends on your tolerance for being perceived negatively because there is often little upside to having the monogram. More often the connotation is either neutral or negative.
post #492 of 2089
I liked the idea of monogram clothing, until i saw someone with them on their clothing. To me, it carried some connotations of elitist pedigree, which i don't have. So i will be passing on the monograming.
post #493 of 2089
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Well, assumed intent. I think most of the time, people get them purely for themselves, not for whatever message you think they're trying to project to others.

yup
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


It is, as gsugsu hit on, about the intended audience. An initial does nothing for you- you know your initials and you know it's your shirt. The only real reason it's there is to announce to the world that, "Hey, I just bought a shirt that's more expensive than yours! I have money and buy expensive stuff, see how awesome that makes me?".

i do not agree with that. i personally own nothing with monograms. but i have thought about a few times, and it has nothing to do with flaunting anything. its just neat.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

STD? WTF? LOL?

laugh.gif

"GTFO" ?
post #494 of 2089
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

STD? WTF? LOL?

Those would be absolutely legitimate in my book. They stop being subtly self aggrandizing and become an amusing bit of whimsy- which I think should be heartily encouraged.
post #495 of 2089

What's SWD?

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