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post #16 of 54
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post


It's more interesting than "I bought a black suit jacket where can I get cheep pents to match it?"

Come on seriously let's talk style and fashion.

 

I'm not even sure what your objection is. I thought I was engaging in your discussion along with a minor aside about a television program.

post #17 of 54
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But Style is eternally beautiful, frozen at 34, charming, witty, worldy without being disenchanted. She was as such the day you married her and will be as such the day you die. She adapts but does not fundamentally change. You know who she is and she is everything you will ever want.

Fashion wakes up with smeared eyeliner. The stench of booze and last night's forgotten memories mingling with cheap, day old perfume.

Why would you ever step out?

You had too much booze as well? j/k - you have very poetically captured both the difference between style and fashion as well as provided an eloquent analogy to commitment and relationships. Well done. I could not possibly top your post.

+1. Exceptionally eloquently stated.
post #18 of 54
so i can't top that previous post by Claghorn but this subject never gets old so let me add a few quotes that may spur us on:

"Elegance is not the perogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future."
- Coco Chanel

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
― Oscar Wilde

“To achieve style, begin by affecting none.”
― E.B. White, The Elements of Style

“The first rule of style is to have something to say. The second rule of style is to control yourself when, by chance, you have two things to say; say first one, then the other, not both at the same time.”
― George Pólya, How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

“The most durable thing in writing is
style. It is a projection of personality and you have
to have a personality before you can project it. It
is the product of emotion and perception.”
― Raymond Chandler
post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

so i can't top that previous post by Claghorn but this subject never gets old so let me add a few quotes that may spur us on:

"Elegance is not the perogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future."
- Coco Chanel

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
― Oscar Wilde

“To achieve style, begin by affecting none.”
― E.B. White, The Elements of Style

“The first rule of style is to have something to say. The second rule of style is to control yourself when, by chance, you have two things to say; say first one, then the other, not both at the same time.”
― George Pólya, How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

“The most durable thing in writing is
style. It is a projection of personality and you have
to have a personality before you can project it. It
is the product of emotion and perception.”
― Raymond Chandler

.....do you think I should tweet my OP?
post #20 of 54

Sure, why not? I mean, not my approach, but I find comfort in consistency, which is why I tend to wear the same kind of thing most days. The particularly fashionable people I know tend to enjoy fundamentally switching what they wear every once in a while. Heck, I might end up in that camp -- I can't tell you where I'll be in five years, much less ten.

 

Right now, of course, the clothes I find comfortable were mostly invented before my parents were born.

post #21 of 54
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

.....do you think I should tweet my OP?

Dunno - my style - I mean wife - tweets but I'm a dinosaur that way. I would prefer if we did this by regular mail.
post #22 of 54
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Sure, why not? I mean, not my approach, but I find comfort in consistency, which is why I tend to wear the same kind of thing most days. The particularly fashionable people I know tend to enjoy fundamentally switching what they wear every once in a while. Heck, I might end up in that camp -- I can't tell you where I'll be in five years, much less ten.

Right now, of course, the clothes I find comfortable were mostly invented before my parents were born.

lederhosen?
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post


lederhosen?


Wore a kilt once.

post #24 of 54
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


Wore a kilt once.

You must persist in your kiltish ways lest it be seen as fashion. Own it - make it your personal style
post #25 of 54
Given the current state of "fashion," with these ridiculous undersized suits that bisect your fly and your ass, I'd say that Fashion is not an "exciting young mistress" but a cheap, skanky whore! (Not that I haven't frolicked with some of the latter!)
post #26 of 54
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You must persist in your kiltish ways lest it be seen as fashion. Own it - make it your personal style


But kilts are in fashion... I already have enough in common with Kanye West...

 

... That's a lie. I should have more in common with Kanye West. Also, "habitually wear a kilt" is somehow not the worst advice I've read on here.

post #27 of 54
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Given the current state of "fashion," with these ridiculous undersized suits that bisect your fly and your ass, I'd say that Fashion is not an "exciting young mistress" but a cheap, skanky whore! (Not that I haven't frolicked with some of the latter!)

when you say "latter" are referring to cheap whores or skanky whores (just for a complete record mind you)? Never mind - I just remembered the difference between former and latter.
post #28 of 54
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But kilts are in fashion... I already have enough in common with Kanye West...

... That's a lie. I should have more in common with Kanye West. Also, "habitually wear a kilt" is somehow not the worst advice I've read on here.

You have made my day.
post #29 of 54
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post


You have made my day.


And it's not yet 2:00 AM for me yet.

post #30 of 54
I concur with the title.
Wife is something sophisticate, timeless, and will(or have the potential) to spend the rest of time with you, although shape and form changes, the allure remains constant.
On the other hand, mistress is excitement, sexy, filthy, it only stays good for a short time, certainly not something you want to keep for a long period.

I am not going to discuss whether a man must have a wife and mistress, but in clothing everyone should accept style and fashion. Style only comes with consistent pattern of fashion.
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