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post #31231 of 37395
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Noodles good natured grammar thread. I think I am going to start deliberately misusing "that" and "which."

Which is mostly just the presence of a comma.

I'm gonna go punch myself in the gut and steal my own lunch money now...
post #31232 of 37395
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post


Fewer words and less pedantry, please.

 

I don't think that's pedantry. If you can master a four in hand fold, you can learn basic English!

 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

If we need to know the difference, perhaps you could explain?

 

You were supposed to have learned it in grade school.

post #31233 of 37395

Less for singular nouns, fewer for plural. But I'm in the camp of those who only care about whether one is understood, except in the most formal writing. Which isn't to say that I don't have my own pet peeves. That/which kind of bugs me. :D

post #31234 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Always a flap tucker. If I ever own a gray suit, I'll let the flaps flap.

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@Sam Hober
Bring back the plum!!

Flap away, or continue to tuck!

 

The first thing that comes to mind is Buffalo Bill when I say that...odd?

post #31235 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

The ludlow line is not a bad starting point, but I think you can get a better product for just about the same price from Suit Supply.

Hmm good point. For some reason I thought SS was a lot more than the ludlow line but they are similar in price. I'm going to try out SS and see how well they fit me compared to J Crew.
post #31236 of 37395
I've seen the fit of the Ludlow look great on some people, and you can find them on sale a lot - but those damn dirty lapels! Damn them straight to hell!

They do have a lower buttoning point than most RTW suiting at that price point these days, though. I've give them that.
post #31237 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If I ever own a gray suit, I'll let the flaps flap.

 

Huh? What does gray have to do with it?

As for stripes, I think it's fair to say that they are the province of bankers, older men, and clothing nerds. A young man in a non-banking context has no need for pinstripes or chalkstripes in the first five suits. I'd recommend:

Plain navy

Plain dark gray

Mid-gray sharkskin

Subtle glen check

Fielder's choice: Gray or navy nailhead

post #31238 of 37395
Chalk stripe flannel > sharkskin & glen check

Personal opinion, just saying....
post #31239 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

You were supposed to have learned it in grade school.

How unhelpful. Glad for your contribution.
post #31240 of 37395

In my experience, a pinstripe would draw a lot less attention (particularly for those in junior positions and/or trying to blend in) than a glen check suit.

post #31241 of 37395

Less grammar, fewer assholes.

post #31242 of 37395

Come on, people. Everyone has their pet peeves. Grammar pedant ≠ asshole. And everyone really should use lesser and fewer appropriately. Don't make the Baby Jeebus cry.

post #31243 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If I ever own a gray suit, I'll let the flaps flap.

 

Huh? What does gray have to do with it?

As for stripes, I think it's fair to say that they are the province of bankers, older men, and clothing nerds. A young man in a non-banking context has no need for pinstripes or chalkstripes in the first five suits. I'd recommend:

Plain navy

Plain dark gray

[...]

 

These were the standard "first two suits" for decades.   In my world they still are.

 

However, it's a measure of how workplace dress has changed in the U.S. in recent years that Suit Supply doesn't offer a single charcoal suit.  Nor can I remember many appearing in WAYWRN, for that matter.

 

I do think it's harder today than it was, say, twenty years ago, to offer advice on the top five (or six, or whatever) suits which will be reliable independently of where is the world one is and exactly what one's profession is.

 

Things are more complicated than that today.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #31244 of 37395
Thread Starter 
The only way I'd own a gray suit is if I have some slightly CBD use for it. So flap flap flap
post #31245 of 37395
I'll break the habit of a lifetime to take issue with you Clags dear heart

Your considerable, not to mention charming, shirt and tie wardrobe would bask in the glory of a grey suit! However it is made up.

Just saying biggrin.gif
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