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Interesting. Never knew that. I first heard about him after he nailed that presidential election and mostly knew him through his political stuff. Got a free copy of his book "The Signal and the Noise" at a conference where he was the keynote speaker. Decent book. Interesting and bright guy. I just am skeptical of some of the quant work done analyzing sports other than baseball.

That's interesting because except for some recent added variance due to the Rockets style of 3 point shooting spreading to more teams, basketball has always had some of the purest data to work with.

If anything, I'd put MLB only behind NFL in terms of random variance big plays plus some other stuff which add more variance to analytical research.
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Didn't mean it in a negative way at all (though I didn't read Simmons, just his people, who are extremely good)
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I could use another bit of GNA—how loud can your pinstripes be in a corporate environment in a pretty junior role? My understanding is that chalk stripes and the like are "reserved" for the senior guys like suspenders, Gucci loafers, etc., but I've never really liked any subtle pinstripes.

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I could use another bit of GNA—how loud can your pinstripes be in a corporate environment in a pretty junior role? My understanding is that chalk stripes and the like are "reserved" for the senior guys like suspenders, Gucci loafers, etc., but I've never really liked any subtle pinstripes.

The answer to this question is almost always, "it depends." It depends on the culture of your firm, the culture of the particular group within the firm and your bosses' personalities. Along with the "it depends" answer, however, I'd be remiss to not suggest that whenever you are in doubt, erring on the more conservative and less loud side is the best bet.
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@WillingToLearn
, this wool/silk striped Bigi tie from NMWA is classic, pairs easily, and is a steal at the moment:

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Thank you. If Clags and Helden recommend same tie, must be a winner. I appreciate so many people chipping in on my tie ideas. Seems like we are back to GNA, which is awesome. I promise to post a fit or two with the purchases, even though my photos suck and I am a bit shy, as Clags knows.

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I agree with you, but I was born and raised 5 miles from Oracle. Whole life.

Born at Alta Bates and raised in Oakland (Montclair/Skyline area). 2nd generation oaklander as my mom was born and raised in the O as well. I grew up watching Sleepy Floyd and Joe Barely Cares. That might be too old a reference for you Murl, but those were pathetic times, other than Sleepy going for 26 in Q3 against the Lakers in a playoff game one year. Then came Chris Washburn...
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The answer to this question is almost always, "it depends." It depends on the culture of your firm, the culture of the particular group within the firm and your bosses' personalities. Along with the "it depends" answer, however, I'd be remiss to not suggest that whenever you are in doubt, erring on the more conservative and less loud side is the best bet.

Do you think the second image below is conservative enough for most environments? The first is probably safe anywhere, but I'm really not a fan of pinstripes you almost can't see. And the third is obviously what I'd like to avoid on the other extreme.

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Didn't mean it in a negative way at all (though I didn't read Simmons, just his people, who are extremely good)


Sorry, I'm not an emoji user: I was just kidding. Though not about ESPN sending Simmons as far from ESPN and Grantland as possible!

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Suit in the second image seems fine. Not loving the shirt / tie combo but figured you were not asking about that.
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Born at Alta Bates and raised in Oakland (Montclair/Skyline area). 2nd generation oaklander as my mom was born and raised in the O as well. I grew up watching Sleepy Floyd and Joe Barely Cares. That might be too old a reference for you Murl, but those were pathetic times, other than Sleepy going for 26 in Q3 against the Lakers in a playoff game one year. Then came Chris Washburn...

Born in the same hospital...family is from Boston though. I was just a little guy when those guys were in the league.
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The answer to this question is almost always, "it depends." It depends on the culture of your firm, the culture of the particular group within the firm and your bosses' personalities. Along with the "it depends" answer, however, I'd be remiss to not suggest that whenever you are in doubt, erring on the more conservative and less loud side is the best bet.

Do you think the second image below is conservative enough for most environments? The first is probably safe anywhere, but I'm really not a fan of pinstripes you almost can't see. And the third is obviously what I'd like to avoid on the other extreme.

 

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There's really no such thing as "most environments."  There are only individual environments.

 

That, I believe, was Mr. Leach's point.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

There's really no such thing as "most environments."  There are only individual environments.

 

That, I believe, was Mr. Leach's point.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

But, without knowing which individual environment I will find myself in a few years time, I will have to do my best to approximate.

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But, without knowing which individual environment I will find myself in a few years time, I will have to do my best to approximate.

It's nice… I like that combo. Yeah not sure on the "most environments" thing, but on the flip side I can't think of anywhere you'd wear that someone would say "why the fuck are you wearing that?" except perhaps the beach.
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Did someone say Longhorns?

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Did someone say Longhorns?

Yes....please sit on one.
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Hater.
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