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Behold my mighty hand!


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Nice.

 

My impression is that wide spread or cutaway collars with a tall collar band aren’t very Wall Street these days.  They seem to have disappeared along with contrast collars and fanciful Hermès ties around the time of the onset of the Great Recession.   And they are enough of a departure not to count as just an “individual modification.”  I rank them alongside pocket squares in that respect.

 

I’d be interested if someone currently in the business could either confirm or disconfirm.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 6/13/16 at 4:11pm
post #62 of 293
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Not quite DWW - although this is solid snark. Lord Superb is currently squarely within the confines of CBD and I don't see any attempt to apply his personal style in a way that expresses his likes and dislikes as an individual but also doesn't push it so far and remains tasteful enough so that he doesn't risk losing his bonus. I don't see Lord Superb as much as I see Squire Regular. A hidden monogram is a good way of moderating the potentially bonus-reducing desires to express personal style that led him to want a monogram in the first place, but it's not WSIMCBD.

In that case, I don't understand what's WSIMCBD. CBD with a bit more expression of personal style? Because that's also within the confines of CBD.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/180_20#post_4229735

It's basically tasteful expressions of personal style within the confines of a conservative business environment. Not just blue/ grey suits + white shirt + dark tie with repeating geometric shapes.
post #63 of 293
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Must be guerrilla marketing for Cifo.

Also, at a to the g to the jiffy, please tell us about appropriate WSIMCBD socks for the WS meetings that apparently neither of us attends. When I don't go to those meetings, I want to make sure that no one laughs at my socks. Which are monogrammed with my #StyFoDude handle, but I would never show anyone--even this board--because that would be affected.

Your socks have to match your trousers. This isn't the dandy thread. You don't want to lose your bonus.
post #64 of 293

^ But what if socks are how I individually modify my WSCBD. What's in bounds? Other than non-affected monogramming?

post #65 of 293
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Not quite DWW - although this is solid snark. Lord Superb is currently squarely within the confines of CBD and I don't see any attempt to apply his personal style in a way that expresses his likes and dislikes as an individual but also doesn't push it so far and remains tasteful enough so that he doesn't risk losing his bonus. I don't see Lord Superb as much as I see Squire Regular. A hidden monogram is a good way of moderating the potentially bonus-reducing desires to express personal style that led him to want a monogram in the first place, but it's not WSIMCBD.

Incidentally, this practice of trying to deduce what's appropriate "Wall Street dress" by a bunch of non-Wall Street bankers is about as weird as people who fetishize academic dress from movies they've seen about English professors.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Incidentally, this practice of trying to deduce what's appropriate "Wall Street dress" by a bunch of non-Wall Street bankers is about as weird as people who fetishize academic dress from movies they've seen about English professors.

That's why I'm here. You need a celebrated Wall Street veteran to tell you what will and won't get your bonus reduced. And I have no interest in trying to determine what's appropriate for Wall Street. That's CBD.
post #67 of 293

If someone notices sock garters, will that affect bonuses on WS?

post #68 of 293
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If someone notices sock garters, will that affect bonuses on WS?

Not if they're monogrammed for the benefit of the wearer's children.
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I know I never went back, despite the fact that these don't come with a monogramming service.

post #70 of 293
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I hope someone at some point has gotten their SF handle monogrammed on a shirt.

"mafoofan" on a cuff

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I will pay the monogramming fee for the first person who shows me photographic evidence that they did this.

does this count?

post #71 of 293
Man this thread reminds me of bygone days.

Is Foo's Hermes green breast wallet part of WSIMCBD?
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:worship:

 

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does this count?

post #73 of 293

Very interesting thread!

 

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I think of grumpy i-Gentism is a kind of weird, obsessive hate against things that are popular on the internet (even if they have long traditions, wouldn't be noticed in real life, or are even in good taste). It's focused more on what's "bad" than what's "good." Less about a joy for clothes and more about a hate for people.

Maybe I'm reading this all wrong, but I got a lot grumpiness in the earlier posts.
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But OK, maybe it was meant in humor and I'm reading it wrong. So we have a triple patch pocket jacket with pagoda shoulders and a shirt monogram that nobody would see. And a generally tasteful combination (I like the fit/ ensemble, by the way). If the thesis is that this is more tasteful than a guy in a navy business suit with spalla camicia shoulders (and standard everything else), I admit I don't agree. If the thesis is that this is a good way to look well-dressed in most business environments, then yes, I agree.
I don't think most people in 2016 know how to read suits, so even if the jacket has triple patch pockets and pagoda shoulders, I assume most people don't know or care. Things such as pocket squares would get more notice; other things are too subtle for the non-hobbyist.

 

 

I agree with this, and by saying this I'm not looking down of people.  I didn't know what specific things I liked or didn't like about a suit or sport coat until I started to seek out the specific details.  They either looked good or bad.

 

And sometimes a pocket square shouts "look at me, look at me!"  I think Lordsuperb does a great job avoiding this pitfall.

post #74 of 293
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Can't be a symbol. Just get "murlsquirl" on the cuff of your next Proper Cloth shirt. I also think "Moral Squirrel" should be allowed.

Ruling on the field - Moral Squirrel will be allowed.

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



does this count?

Hmmm... this will require additional review.  On one hand, definitely it's reminiscent of your moniker.  On the other hand, the "poker" part of it makes it more funny, at least to my juvenile mind.  This will require additional judicial review.

post #75 of 293
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post


Sure. I got the monogram because it doesn't add materially to the cost of the shirt and it comforts me to know that it is there. When I die my children will be able to open my closet and see all my beautiful things with my name monogramed on them and will remember something about their father: he was a tremendous pain in the ass who spent much to much time worrying about clothing.
 

 

What if I don't have children? What if I'm impotent?

 

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Your socks have to match your trousers. This isn't the dandy thread. You don't want to lose your bonus.

 

I came out of the womb wearing OTC ribbed navy socks and will continue to do so with everything. Occasionally I reach for brown or olive when I'm really of a mind to tear shit up. Fortunately, I pay my own bonuses.

 

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

They're often used by arrivistes who wish to seem more blue blooded. 

 

Well, that really rolled off the tongue, there. It must be challenging to navigate the streets of San Francisco and distinguish those of proper breeding. Is blogging old money? What about a tattooed monogram on the nipple area? Would that be gauche?

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



does this count?

 

If I wear no pocket square or any other fripperies but wear these (the monogram is below the waist, technically), can I be admitted to the Round Table? Is this CBD?

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