Meh, it was said with tongue firmly planted in cheek (avoiding the urge to make an inappropriate joke here) and taken as such. If it had been anything other than a jokey "thank you", it would have been cringe-worthy.
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About as much as my old boss and I reminiscing about Sunday school, in which she ended by calling herself a recovering Catholic.
Thank you, sir
Good on ya. I hope the cobwebs shake off fast. I always feel like relearning to walk during my first week.
So, fellow middle and high school teachers, here's to another year in the trenches. May your students be nice and your helicopter parents be nary
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A question for those outside the UK: what are the university-affiliated ties like? Are any you've come across particularly aesthetically pleasing? Over here most universities (and Oxford and Cambridge colleges) seem to have at least a repp and an emblematic design, and some have summer ties in lighter colours and a striped bow ties, although it seems completely random whether they are wearable or look like the colour palette was selected at random.
Outside of the UK, I've only held roles in South Africa and the US. My experience is that they make ties in university colors (usually just a simple stripe pattern) or with a university's crest/emblem in varying scales, but these are not (as mentioned in the previous post) hot sellers among students. They tend to be in the gift shop for parents and the like more than students.
Also, most people in the US, in my experience, attach no meaning to a striped tie in "school colors", unlike the UK where such ties often have relatively well known connections to different schools, universities, military, clubs, etc.
Were it not for the fact that sprezzatura is by definition intentional, I’d say that the older academic in the English-speaking world, both as a stereotype and often in actually, is a good example of the thing. The slightly rumpled look you see here is classic (if you’ll forgive that word).
Interesting, thanks all. I've definitely seen the odd college tie or cufflinks (easier to recognise) in London but not much, come to think of it, elsewhere.
Ah ha, I am in luck! I am in the hunt for a linen suit for a June wedding as well (the priority, actually) and could use recommendations for stores to check out, if you wouldn't mind.
Here's my search strategy so far:
-Franco's is a bit over my budget (recently almost reached for my credit card for a $700 Jack Victor summer-weight wool sport coat, though),
-Short Pump: Banana Republic stuff is all lined, JCrew only has Ludlow, and the department stores didn't have much to offer (about a month ago),
-JosABank has no linen, their seersucker is apparently "faux", and the "tropical weight" wool/cotton blends look good but are fully polyester lined (not to mention the boxy construction),
-haven't looked at the typical Macys/Men's Warehouse fare of Lauren Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and such because I think they are all fully lined with polyester.
-Stein Mart no longer carries the semi-respectable Flusser linen suits (per website), and
-JCP Stafford linen suits did not look that great.
Next stop is Brooks Brothers and whatever else I find at Stony Point. I'm thinking I will probably either end up with BB (full price is over my budget) or JCrew Ludlow with it's skinny lapels. Wildcard is online (e.g., half-lined Bianco B's from Amazon, Uniqlo). Any recommendations for a local clothier/store I am missing?
'Pleasure to meet another RVA member!