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Is it aimed at anyone there ??


Nooo... just a theoretical question
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Thread Starter 
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Could we call a Criminal, Genocidal Regime, to one that invades a country for the profit of an elite but using a pretext as "freedom" or something similar , kills 40 people per each own man down and tortures and humiliates the prisoners in concentration camps ?

lakewolf, the correct sub-forum for calling George Bush a Nazi is this one:

http://www.styleforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8

"Men's Clothing" supposed to be about clothes. Hope this helps.
post #333 of 390
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Originally Posted by Mr. Milquetoast
If anything maybe you one of the moderators could change the title to: Business Conservative Dress instead, if so many here really find it necessary to continue this discussion. That title is much more accurate and less objectionable from my perspective.

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I cannot begin to tell you how interested I would be to read your explication of the difference.

I'm on the edge of my seat . . .
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I am, as ever, as calm as a caffeinated Chihuahua.

Comatose and bleeding? Chihuahua's are very suceptible to caffine poisoning.
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I am considering making a poll. Many of the posters on this board seem to enjoy the practice of direct democracy.

The facade of the franchise always keeps the masses happy. Where do I stand in line for bread and circus tickets?
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The facade of the franchise always keeps the masses happy. Where do I stand in line for bread and circus tickets?

There are two distinct and separate lines.
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Stop oppressing me!
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Comatose and bleeding? Chihuahua's are very suceptible to caffine poisoning.

You missed the part earlier in the thread where we covered in tediously pedantic detail the formation of plurals by adding 's.
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I see I have not purged the dwelling places of hobgoblins from my mind...
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Could we call a Criminal, Genocidal Regime, to one that invades a country for the profit of an elite but using a pretext as "freedom" or something similar , kills 40 people per each own man down and tortures and humiliates the prisoners in concentration camps ?

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Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post
Ha. Thanks teacher. I know my grammar is bad, but i swore that was correct.

This is wrong. Just because the New York Times makes their plurals with apostrophes doesn't make it right. Something like the opposite is closer to the truth. The Wall Street Journal forms plurals such as VPs without apostrophes. Which should be good enough for any CBDer.

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To the rest of you ba$tards:

STOP DERAILING THIS THREAD! This is a SERIOUS thread with a SERIOUS purpose! If you don't want to discuss Conservative Business Dress, post your garbage somewhere else!

Here Manton has gone off the rails, however.

We cannot possible discuss this topic without first establishing the possibility of communication. If we don't agree on the rules of language, how can we agree on anything else? The subjects of othology and grammar are, therefore, pre-requisites for continuing at all.
post #343 of 390
How the hell did I miss this thread? This is like Black Suit Pt 2. Also, Manton's witty, trashy replies are making me think he was biggestdouche. Also, how come nobody has pointed out that any real follower of the conservative business dress code would not shorten business to biz. That's inexcusable, and most importantly NOT CONSERVATIVE.
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K-man, this one's for you:



Suit: solid charcoal gray, single-breasted, two button, notched lapels. The most conservative color and cut of all.

Shirt: Solid white broadcloth, medium spread collar, not too dashingly open, not too mafia-closed. Note the button cuffs. NEVER wear French cuffs.

Special shout-out to josepidal: that is an ultraconservative lawyer tie. In fact, I got if from the general counsel to the John Birch Society in an ebay sale. Printed twill with a dark blue ground and small silver and royal blue figures; no accent colors.

Some might say, Wouldn't a solid tie be more conservative? I reply: In the abstract, maybe. But in context, no. Solid ties are actually seen less than prints in the modern office building. In particular, grenadines are known to be favored by men who enjoy their clothes, and that is not conservative. What about a stripe? Conservative-looking, yes. But risky. Stripe patterns are tied to schools or regiments. Even the ones that really aren't look like they are. So what if you wear one, and one of the partners at your firm went to that school or served in that regiment? What then? I'll tell you what. You are f*cked. Pwned. He will crush your @$$. Your career will be ruined. Now, is that worth the risk? Of course not.

Prints are safe. Everyone wears prints. But note well: that is not an iconic print like an Hermes, a Ferragamo, or Vinyard Vines. Stay away from those. Not Conservative. You want a classic looking print of utterly indeterminate provenance.

White linen pocket handerchief, square fold, showing less than 1/2".

However, there will those for whom the above is not conservative enough. Some partner will say, "Who the f*ck do you think you are to wear that hankie? Hankies are for closers!" Someone else might think the tie clasp too vintage, too old world. The Firm Does Not Want Individuals! The Firm Wants Pliant Comma-Checking Slaves!

If so, ditch both accessories, and you will have ultraconservative business dress:



Here endeth the lesson.


Coming late to this thread, and just wondered if I'm missing something: on my monitor, the first picture looks like a little sliver of white on the right side, and there's a random piece of metal (a tie clasp? gasp?) in the middle; was there supposed to be something else in that picture?

Underneath the heading "ultra conservative" nothing shows up at all!
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http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/website...7&dept_id=4088

Do the stripes on this suit disqualify it?
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