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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Tailor dummy we have at home is a few sizes too small and has boobs.

Same here. One time my wife put it in the shower and scared the shit out of me. I respected that.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I'm not really sure why I bought the dummy. It was quite cheap. I guess I just like the idea of having it in my room with an outfit on it. It could be useful for trying out fit ideas.

Basically, that's just playing with dolls on a larger scale. Slightly creepy. Or, as they say In the 80s movie Mannequin, "You are one sick puppy.". biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Congrats on your new apartment Cox. Are you really going to name your daughter bubba?

 

Who said anything about a daughter? For all I know it may turn out to be some kind of limbless, segmented slug. I certainly hope so.

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Basically, that's just playing with dolls on a larger scale. Slightly creepy. Or, as they say In the 80s movie Mannequin, "You are one sick puppy.". biggrin.gif

 

Cecil knows where you live.

post #25894 of 37396
Probably too late to help, but here's the '80s:



Low buttoning points, bold shirt stripes, and bold ties.
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Crazy shirts like that are very British, and still worn today. If you were to tone down some of the tie patterns and make the collars slightly bigger and wider spread, those looks wouldn't be bad at all.

Of course, if GQ back in the days was the same as it is now, then most people probably wore more sedate suits in real life than what is depicted. I wasn't around for 80s, so I'm sure someone else could comment on that.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Crazy shirts like that are very British, and still worn today.

 

I was just thinking that. Dubai imports a lot of British styles and when I lived there I would see wide stripes in nearly every men's store.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Of course, if GQ back in the days was the same as it is now, then most people probably wore more sedate suits in real life than what is depicted. I wasn't around for 80s, so I'm sure someone else could comment on that.

It was much closer to what men actually wore.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I was just thinking that. Dubai imports a lot of British styles and when I lived there I would see wide stripes in nearly every men's store.

As a current dubai resident, I would say that while you're right about the preference for British brands here, the loud shirts/stripes/etc is mainly about flashiness.
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You mean it isn't in Britain?
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

Who said anything about a daughter? For all I know it may turn out to be some kind of limbless, segmented slug. I certainly hope so.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

You mean it isn't in Britain?

I dint think in quite the same way, no. There's a certain British style, which has been discussed on this forum in the past, of making the shirt the central focus of a fit. I don't think he's around anymore, but ManofKent was a good example. I think this is what monkeyface was referring to above.

In dubai the starting point is something garish. Then you layer on various brand elements, which may or may not be genuine and which may or may not have anything to do with the product, in order to add cache. Britishness is one of these brand elements, and it's applied to a broad range of products which have never and will never see British shores.
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I think there might be some overlap between skint noobs and GNAT readership, so a cross-post: http://www.styleforum.net/t/457485/ragged-trousered-philanthropists/100_50#post_7957050

Three suits, three pairs of pants.
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Dubai, India?
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There's a Dubai, India?
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