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post #91 of 181
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
It's not that light; more of a postman's blue. Lighter than navy to be sure, but darker and more muted than avion blue. The stripes are bold, but they're still stripes. A double windowpane is inherently bolder than any stripe.

"Inherently"? Like the casualness of a DB patch pocketed suit? Get Real will ya? That is what "YOU think Not other people. Wear it infront of good ol' natured conservative minded people and they will let you know otherwise.


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Too warm to wear. The weather has turned. It's hibernating until fall.

Remember, part of the "charm" in being offensive is utter & complete disregard of climatic conditions around you. Such as wearing heavy tweed artciles when people are wearing just shirt & ties or wearing 3-pc linen suits when rest of the public is in flip-flops and shorts.
post #92 of 181
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
I am "trapped" in the very Ninth Rung of business casual hell, where men go to the office dressed as if they were going to work on a roofing crew. This allows me to dress as dandified as I want--without fear of ramifications, since no one else there is remotely qualified to take over my position. In fact, I am envied and esteemed by some who wish they could dress better or by women who wish the other men dressed better. I can have all the fun I want with things like my green blazer, white trousers, specator shoes, white bucks and the like--things that would never be tolerated in CBD or UCBD business environment. FWIW, my supervisor (an ultra-Trad, BTW) described me as a "real gentleman" on my last review.

Jan, I do believe your allusion to give away manton's next endeavor. Forget The Prince. The foundation for his next guide is surely Dante's Commedia.
post #93 of 181
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
I am "trapped" in the very Ninth Rung of business casual hell, where men go to the office dressed as if they were going to work on a roofing crew. This allows me to dress as dandified as I want--without fear of ramifications, since no one else there is remotely qualified to take over my position. In fact, I am envied and esteemed by some who wish they could dress better or by women who wish the other men dressed better. I can have all the fun I want with things like my green blazer, white trousers, specator shoes, white bucks and the like--things that would never be tolerated in CBD or UCBD business environment.

FWIW, my supervisor (an ultra-Trad, BTW) described me as a "real gentleman" on my last review.



Indeed! Pink pants to the office...
post #94 of 181
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Originally Posted by oscarthewild View Post
Ahhh, It is gems like this, that allow one to realize the limited wisdom of so called gurus like Drucker, Freidman, CP Snow, Kierkegaard etc.

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Clearly CP Snow misunderstood the issue: scientists can never talk with intellectuals until they learn how to dress. Neither understands OBTC (much less CBD), but rumpled has no truck with frumpy.
post #95 of 181
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Originally Posted by Con Biz Dresser View Post
With all due respect Manton I feel you are stepping over the line with your degrading comments about what the man in this photo is wearing. Who are you to humiliate a stranger on any message board let alone one that is supposed to represent the better aspects of society and which I always assumed was populated with gentleman who knew the definition of professionalism? For all you know this man could have some sort of disability; how would you feel then to make fun of what he is wearing in such a mean spirited manner? Considering the state of your suits in the photos you have posted, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if your closet looked as if a bomb was dropped in it.
Your spirited defense is appreciated. Your rhetoric bears evidence worthy of Cicero.
post #96 of 181
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Originally Posted by Con Biz Dresser View Post
With all due respect Manton I feel you are stepping over the line with your degrading comments about what the man in this photo is wearing. Who are you to humiliate a stranger on any message board let alone one that is supposed to represent the better aspects of society and which I always assumed was populated with gentleman who knew the definition of professionalism? For all you know this man could have some sort of disability; how would you feel then to make fun of what he is wearing in such a mean spirited manner? Considering the state of your suits in the photos you have posted, I wouldn't be all that surprised if your closet looked as if a bomb was dropped in it.

Post of the year? Kasper, you're a great troll. I am impressed.
post #97 of 181
This thread is incredible, and not just because it's working on about ten different levels to different groups of posters.
post #98 of 181
Thank you Mr. Manton for your lesson. Please post pictures of your outfits of what one should wear.
post #99 of 181
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni View Post
Thank you Mr. Manton for your lesson. Please post pictures of your outfits of what one should wear.

Better yet, we all want to see one of your outfits on your body.
post #100 of 181
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
Better yet, we all want to see one of your outfits on your body.

Actually, I want to see one of Manton's "outfits" on Kasper.
post #101 of 181
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
What, in the original photo? There are cufflinks, you just can't see them.
I was merely pointing out you should have put it in the original post as I do believe it has to be mentioned!
post #102 of 181
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby View Post
This thread is incredible, and not just because it's working on about ten different levels to different groups of posters.

I think he's finally learned how to post on the internet.
post #103 of 181
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni View Post
Thank you Mr. Manton for your lesson. Please post pictures of your outfits of what one should wear.

I've done that already:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33066

Pay attention, people!
post #104 of 181
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Originally Posted by nioh View Post
I was merely pointing out you should have put it in the original post as I do believe it has to be mentioned!

OK, fair point. I took it for granted that everyone would just assume that OBTC requires cufflinks. Next time I will try harder to write for the level of my audience.
post #105 of 181
A conservative business suit: a thing so fucking simple made so fucking complicated by so many stupid people with so much damned money.
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