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Wish I could give you both thumbs for that comment, Moss.

 

I'm not much of a relativist when it comes to proper dress (though some SF rules-cum-preferences don't make sense to me), but I hate when standards of aesthetics equate to standards of class comportment.  I know there's a great deal of history in which dress served precisely that function and a lot of SF rhetoric that feeds such a viewpoint ("blue hopsack suit is for janitor").  Yet it's possible to prefer good fits to bad for reasons other than validating class prejudice.   

post #2867 of 3286
I'm a construction worker who sometimes wears coat and tie. Where do I start my sartorial journey?
post #2868 of 3286
I thought you were an electrician. Or rather, an owner/manager with an electrician background that happened to be very hands on/lead from the trenches.
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I'm a construction worker who sometimes wears coat and tie. Where do I start my sartorial journey?

Rockwell, Summit800, etc?
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I'm a construction worker who sometimes wears coat and tie. Where do I start my sartorial journey?

 

In greger's time, construction workers always wore a coat and tie.

 

post #2871 of 3286
San Francisco union electrician, in new construction (commercial buildings) and tenant improvement (existing buildings). My last job was a buildout for Google (one of three recently acquired buildings), currently finishing a floor in the Transamerica Pyramid for a different company. Lots of new construction (from the ground up) in San Francisco, which is what most people think of when they hear "construction worker". It's dirtier and you're exposed to the elements, but it can be fun. I've done a couple and wouldn't mind working on the new Salesforce building or, even better, the new Warriors arena.
post #2872 of 3286
You guys freaking out worse than me.

Besides, I'm comparing the 50s and 60s rules with today's goofy world of clothes.

Doesn't the word classic have history behind it? If so, then it pays to get your history right doesn't it? If you're going to use that word at lest get it right. And I wouldn't pull up the word professor the way you guys are failing using the word classic.

If you don't like my comparison of then and now, well, that is why the hippies rebelled. So many people wore a suit and tie just to eat. Who always does that today? Didn't I say I didn't care for all the rules back then. The rules were so strict that only white shirts (with tie) was allowed until the end of the sixties when blue was sorta allowed. Aren't you glad you didn't live back then? Some of those rules weren't bad. Just too rulely about them. Today's world has so much freedom you punks don't know how lucky you are. You youngsters know what a Sunday Best is?
post #2873 of 3286
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So many people wore a suit and tie just to eat. Who always does that today?

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(Though I'll admit to putting on a tie for a particularly nice restaurant)
post #2874 of 3286
Don't you love it when someone goes off the rails with a rant?
post #2875 of 3286
Two things:

1. It would not be SF without rant railing.

2. Is it a running joke that the link for your "Follow me on Instagram" is to your tumblr?
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Edited by Pliny - 2/2/16 at 8:33pm
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2. Is it a running joke that the link for your "Follow me on Instagram" is to your tumblr?

No, just a mistake. Thanks for pointing it out.
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In greger's time, construction workers always wore a coat and tie.



Are you saying he dresses better than you do? Of course, with that kind of work, a suit is not required, as he shows.
post #2879 of 3286
I'm still totally floored by comparing a gun check jacket, grenadine striped tie, and blue shirt to what is worn by a beggar. Maybe beggars dress differently down here in the south-eastern region of the USA.

And as someone who's parents are both teachers, yet still loves tailored clothing, I always find myself bristling when class is brought up in matters of clothing. Not saying it's right or wrong, just something that, for obviously personal reasons, it doesn't connect.

But I do love a good SF rant. Carry on.
Edited by CaptainTohm - 2/3/16 at 7:58am
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I'm still totally floored by comparing a gun check jacket, grenadine striped tie, and blue shirt to what is worn by a begger. Maybe beggers dress differently down here in the south-eastern region of the USA.

And as someone who's parents are both teachers, yet still loves tailored clothing, I always find myself bristling when class is brought up in matters of clothing. Not saying it's right or wrong, just something that, for obviously personal reasons, it doesn't connect.

But I do love a good SF rant. Carry on.

In the northeast, even the beggars come from old money and dress trad. But they can only afford Brooks Brothers Factory.
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