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post #106 of 213
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Originally Posted by robster View Post
Unbuttoned suit jackets.
Even worse: Unbuttoned overcoat/raincoat.
And worst of all, a belted coat with the belt stuffed in the pockets, tied in a knot or buckled around the back of the coat.

I do this (tie it in front) on the rare occasions I wear a belted coat - buckling it seems too fussy and anal-retentive to me, but to each his own I guess.
post #107 of 213
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Originally Posted by j View Post
I do this (tie it in front) on the rare occasions I wear a belted coat - buckling it seems too fussy and anal-retentive to me, but to each his own I guess.



I thought with a mackintosh that tying, rather than buckling, was considered "correct."
post #108 of 213
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
I thought with a mackintosh that tying, rather than buckling, was considered "correct."

Yes I think it is considered "correct" and there lies the mistake in IMHO.
It looks too casual I think. The mackintosh or trenchcoat is a more formal garment so the belt should be buckled neatly, not tied like a bath robe.
post #109 of 213
Black on Black is a rakish look, but it is ubiquitious. So much so that it has become a dull and complacent look. Especially on celebrities.
post #110 of 213
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Originally Posted by robster View Post
Yes I think it is considered "correct" and there lies the mistake in IMHO.
It looks too casual I think. The mackintosh or trenchcoat is a more formal garment so the belt should be buckled neatly, not tied like a bath robe.

I never considered the mackintosh or trenchcoat to be an especially formal garment. It can be a very casual garment, IMO. Nice, but still casual.
post #111 of 213
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Originally Posted by presence View Post
Black on Black is a rakish look, but it is ubiquitious. So much so that it has become a dull and complacent look. Especially on celebrities.

+1. Exactly. I have come to think of it as a uniform-like look.
(Yesterday a colleague walked into my office and asked me what I though of his combo. All black and grey. "Nicely matched, isn't it? All the same colours."
I told him that when I was young we combined colours like that. In the army. All green and brown.)
post #112 of 213
Shorts and t-shirts worn on a plane, accompanied with sandals.
post #113 of 213
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Originally Posted by presence View Post
Shorts and t-shirts worn on a plane, accompanied with sandals.

+1,000,000

Airplane dress had already devolved to a shocking degree; 9/11 and its concomitant security restrictions made it worse.

Most of all, I hate the new trend of young high school and college-aged women wearing sweatpants (generally emblazoned with "Abercrombie" or some high school or college name across the backside) or pajamas and slippers, toting a pillow, onto the plane.

If a woman is going to wear pajamas in my presence, she ought to have the common courtesy to sleep with me.
post #114 of 213
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
If a woman is going to wear pajamas in my presence, she ought to have the common courtesy to sleep with me.
post #115 of 213
Good list so far...

1.) Huge women who wear ill-fitting sweatshirts, especially when shirt says, "Tigger."

2.) Button-down collars with suits

3.) Regis look (mentioned previously)

4.) Plastic, square-toed "dress" shoes.
post #116 of 213
Stupid tee-shirts with idiotics slogans such "Trainee porn star" or "Don't You wish your girlfriend was hot like me" especially when the lady in question is fat and ugly....

Che Guevara tee-shirts on Middle-class or Toff boys ...

The over-use of gimmicks such as "fit" in England....This guy is fit ,she is fit and everybody is fit....
People calling you "Mate" when you do know them for 2 seconds....

"Hippie chic" girls especially on posh girl taking 2 showers a day and trying to be cool..
post #117 of 213
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Backpacks with a suit
Brand new here, but I'll throw myself to the wolves:

What about a messenger bag with a suit? I ride a scooter to work; it's necessary.
post #118 of 213
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Stupid tee-shirts with idiotics slogans such "Trainee porn star" or "Don't You wish your girlfriend was hot like me" especially when the lady in question is fat and ugly....

Che Guevara tee-shirts on Middle-class or Toff boys ...

The over-use of gimmicks such as "fit" in England....This guy is fit ,she is fit and everybody is fit....
People calling you "Mate" when you do know them for 2 seconds....

"Hippie chic" girls especially on posh girl taking 2 showers a day and trying to be cool..


yeah, what he said mate....

Actually, that one caused me to send a lengthy email of complaint/rant to my local Harvey Nichols, as some twat in menswear habitually referred to me as mate every few seconds.
post #119 of 213
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Originally Posted by jamoo View Post
Brand new here, but I'll throw myself to the wolves:

What about a messenger bag with a suit? I ride a scooter to work; it's necessary.

Welcome!


I do it, although I'll probably get a sartorial beat down for admitting it.
post #120 of 213
Instead of a messenger bag, I use a 1920's Brigg elephant-hide trunk for travel to and from work.
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