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Conservative Business Dress

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    I just took another look at the picture, and to my eye, that shade of gray looks too light to be conservative. Gray is so '80s.
     
  2. Manton

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    I just took another look at the picture, and to my eye, that shade of gray looks too light to be conservative. Gray is so '80s.

    Gunning for a job at Barney's?
     
  3. odoreater

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    Gunning for a job at Barney's?

    You think they're watching?
     
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    Manton, it's great that you have tried to tackle CBD pictorially - the ensemble you posted looks very conservative. I do think Kapser has a point regarding the shoulders, although not about their degree of conservativeness, but rather their degree of business(ness?). There's nothing fashion forward or flashy about them, so they don't lack conservativeness at all, but in this photo they do look a little slouchy and I think a cleaner, crisper line would look more "business." Just my thoughts, I think that's what Kasper is getting at but I could be wrong.
     
  5. odoreater

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    Does this outfit qualify as UCBD?

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    Oh for god's sake it's not the suit that's important, it's what on the inside that's important.
     
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    Oh for god's sake it's not the suit that's important, it's what on the inside that's important.

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  8. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Does this outfit qualify as UCBD?

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    I have to admit, it's pretty damned close. Earlier critics are probably right that pocket flaps are more conservative than besom pockets, so you get a point there. However, I have to deduct a point for the Windsor knot; too much artifice. I can't tell if the tie is woven or not; if so, deduct another point. I suppose that the small amount of color in the tie is acceptable, but it might bump you back down to mere CBD status rather that UCBD. Reds and yellows are thrilling, enlivening, and exciting -- Not Conservative.
     
  9. zarathustra

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    Does this outfit qualify as UCBD?

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    Tie is too flashy to be UCBD and there is way to much cuff showing. And again that is a spread collar. Def not UCBD.
     
  10. skalogre

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    That makes sense. It is even a good neutral business gray colour!
     
  11. Manton

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    Oh for god's sake it's not the suit that's important, it's what on the inside that's important.

    Wrong forum. This is the shallow forum where we only care about what's on the outside. I think Dr. Phil has one where they care about the inside.
     
  12. odoreater

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    Wrong forum. This is the shallow forum where we only care about what's on the outside. I think Dr. Phil has one where they care about the inside.

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  13. Manton

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    there is way to much cuff showing. And again that is a spread collar. Def not UCBD.
    The excess cuff might be an illusion resulting from the low camera angle. I am giving the benefit of the doubt to the shirt collar, in that it looks more like a medium, centrist, moderate spread than a true spread or (God forbid) cutaway.
     
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    Oh crap, now someone's bin steelin' my boxers. Least the shoulder pads in the suit are still there.
     
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    I have to admit, it's pretty damned close. Earlier critics are probably right that pocket flaps are more conservative than besom pockets, so you get a point there. However, I have to deduct a point for the Windsor knot; too much artifice. I can't tell if the tie is woven or not; if so, deduct another point. I suppose that the small amount of color in the tie is acceptable, but it might bump you back down to mere CBD status rather that UCBD. Reds and yellows are thrilling, enlivening, and exciting -- Not Conservative.

    The knot is a half windsor, not a full windsor, so I'll take half a point back. The tie is not woven, so I'll take another point there. I will let you know that the cuffs are french cuffs, so I will concede another point, but I will take a half point back because I'm wearing silk knots instead of cufflinks.
     
  17. Manton

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    I will let you know that the cuffs are french cuffs

    Clever the way you tried to hide that. Deceit is NOT CONSERVATIVE. And before anyone goes on a Bush-bashing bender, remember, this thread is NOT ABOUT POLITICS. We are talking about Conservative Business Dress, not Political Conservatism.

    No way, man. It's the cuffs that count. If they're French, they are not conservative. In fact, anything French is not conservative.
     
  18. Connemara

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    In fact, anything French is not conservative.


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  19. ted

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    In fact, anything French is not conservative.

    Isn't that LePen guy conservative. Oh wait that's political......
     
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    Scour this thread for neoligisms. You won't find any. The closest thing was "irrealis," thrown out to impress us by that blowhard Teacher. But it turns out, that's a real word.

    Right, like throwing out a five-dollar word like neologism wasn't just to impress us. You don't fool me; I deal with undergrads like you every day.

    No more ok than forming plurals with 's !

    That's how we form plurals of symbols and abbreviations/initialisms, like VP's. Sheesh.

    While the platypus rocks, it isn't the only mammal that lays eggs.
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    Echidnas actually lay eggs too.

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    And together they are called monotremes.

    Come on, guys. I think it's a bit unfair to take advantage of me for free language work. I'm not Frasier Crane (though I am much more attractive).
     

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