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+1 to Sprout on P-K-L. 
 
Mainly because:
 

 

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Um, who doesn't understand French food?  It's great sauces, and meat with lots of fat,  And other things cooked with lots of fat.  And salt.

 

Oh right, and bread.

 

What is there to not understand?


No tortillas.  Which is also the answer to DWW re. NYC.

 

@agjiffy  Thanks for the first few posts of this thread.  I hadn't laughed like that since RJman retired to thumbs.

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@Caustic Man to answer your question about "fit" vs. "ensemble," I find that using the term "textile interface" neatly resolves this issue when talking about my clothes to others, and it's a fitting term for the age of high technology in which we live. I used to refer to it as my Huddersfield Exoskeleton but I found this created too much confusion, as the man on the street is not well-versed in entomology.

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I dunno if I should believe my head moderator,  On the other hand, I know @emptym, and I would be highly surprised if his photoshop skills were that good.

post #185 of 293

Click and you will believe (that the shoes are real or my photoshop skills are unreal).

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^ unfortunately this thread has gone vastly off-topic and migrated into a discussion about what people wear on Wall Street. It's frustrating but I understand that no one wanted to engage Dieworkwear in a conversation about my problems with Neapolitan tailoring and so, as a deflection mechanism, the conversation turned to Wall Street and other matters unrelated to the purpose of this thread. So I get it. In any event, tomorrow morning I plan to get this thread - my thread - back on track with a discussion of my problems with Neapolitan tailoring. Until then I suppose you can all just continue to thread drift as frustrating as it may be to me, and I bid you gentlemen a goonite (except for P-K-L, who I know won't sleep until he is sure that everyone at the fedora lounge has seen his monogram).

 

I agree completely with this. If this thread is descending into a discussion about what people are actually wearing on Wall Street, or anywhere else, the magic is lost. The thread was based on a glorious ideal. Sure the ideal was somewhat inflated, rambling and incoherent, but still. I want to know what we feel should be a proper visual representation of a WSIMCBD fit textile interface. What goes on in the real world is of no interest to me. The real world is the reason why I browse SF during working hours, I don't want to be reminded of it here.

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@Caustic Man to answer your question about "fit" vs. "ensemble," I find that using the term "textile interface" neatly resolves this issue when talking about my clothes to others, and it's a fitting term for the age of high technology in which we live. I used to refer to it as my Huddersfield Exoskeleton but I found this created too much confusion, as the man on the street is not well-versed in entomology.

 

This is pure genius. Textile Interface, or TI as it will soon be referred to in this forum, will be the future. When people tell me, as they often do, "that's a very nice suit you're wearing", I will from now on answer along the lines of "why thank you, I feel that the suit aspect of my textile interface was particularly successful today, it will be stored in my cache".

post #188 of 293

I generally try to spend as much of my time plugged in and in a deep dive into the Forumatrix, because I know that what we have been led to believe is "real" outside ("RL") is actually a hollow shell, a ravaged apocalypse where people plan to enslave humanity through Crocs and Underarmour. In this capacity, the TI is not only important for projecting one's spatio-temporal identity into the Forumatrix (WIWT), but, since it is made of London-shrunk 500g+ twill, it helps absorb some of the electrostatic shocks absorbed on impact/reentry to and from the Forumatrix/RL.

 

Unfortunately, I had intended for my deep-dive/textile interface apparatus to be like Fig. 1 below, but Accounting could not allocate enough funds for it, so I had to settle for Fig. 2 from OfficeMax.

 

I.

 

II.

 

 

III. (Reference: possible future implementations)

 

post #189 of 293
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shoes with name on them

 

 

By this time next week I'll have tattooed my username over the small of my back. Enhanced with broguing filigree above it.

post #190 of 293
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this thread is descending into a discussion about what people are actually wearing on Wall Street

 

At least it's keeping @sprout2 out of the GNAT thread. 

post #191 of 293
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I think we need to hear from Upr Crust.  He stands out among the crowd on Wall Street as an excellent dresser.  I really admire his sartorial style.
I am curious as to what he thinks and how his style fits in where he works.

It is only as I had an idle moment this morning that I delved into this thread, and came across the quote above.

First off, Jim, thank you for your praise.

Secondly, my "style" such as it is, exists only because I work in the IT work, where if you're not violating the company's dress code in some egregious manner, or the local decency laws, you can wear whatever you like. I rarely if ever see people from "the outside", so I dress essentially to please myself. The men in my office either have some grudging admiration for my style, or ignore it completely, as a harmless eccentricity; the women in my office see me as an eye-candy oasis in a world full of boringly or badly dressed men.

As for the average style factor on Wall St., what I see is not very impressive, but the financial district is more of a "factory town" now - the "front office" folks, for whom presentation skills count, work more in midtown. Much of the attire I see is some form of "business casual", and that includes some of the higher-end investment banks (to paraphrase Sarah Palin, "I can see Goldman Sachs from my cubicle window" - an absolutely true statement, as it happens). Walking around Brookfield Place doesn't give one a sense that Wall St. style is all that interesting, and certainly not the ironbound standard that the OP professes - unless someone has chained the really good dressers to their desks in the towers upstairs.
post #192 of 293

Thanks for chiming in @upr_crust. On my recent, but brief, visit to New York I stayed a stone's throw from Wall Street (a big mistake as it turns out, seeing how the noise never stops and anyone from a normal part of the country who tries to get a decent night's sleep is SOL). The only thing I was struck by was how little I was struck by the style on WS. It was mostly utterly boring and most of the clothes of those who presumably worked there didn't even fit all that well. I was much more intrigued by the sometimes totally outlandish people in the garment district. Not necessarily for stylistic reasons, but always for anthropological ones.

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At least it's keeping @sprout2 out of the GNAT thread. 

 

:smarmy:

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Thread Starter 
Neapolitan gettups.
Edited by Griffyndor - 6/17/16 at 6:13am
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I avoided the devil's shoppe by attending the University of Chicago.

 

This explains quite a lot about your personality.

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