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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    The noodles stream of consciousness thread.
     
  2. The Noodles

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    Well "The Noodles" exit seems to be worse than the Grexit from the EU.
     
  3. sugarbutch

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    Does the thread name really mean all that much? This thread, for instance, has had three (four?) names, none of them particularly descriptive, yet it has nearly 29K posts. You dudes get too meta sometimes. Just comment in the thread, and everything else will fall in line.
     
  4. venividivicibj

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    the anti-lifting thread?
     
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    Waughmp Waughmp
     
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    Proposed thread title

    Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter
     
  7. Coxsackie

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    Initially I bridied at the suggestion. But I've decided just to ryde this one out.
     
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  8. Academic2

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    This is probably a longshot, but can anyone recommend a Hober or Cappelli tie for sport coat made from this linen?

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    I’m thinking orange or brown, but all suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  9. in stitches

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    @venividivicibj, as a Denverite, implanted in Baltimore as a kid, I have no real "hometeam." My father was, and is, a dyed in the wool Broncos fan, like his father before him, OBM, and I always have been as well, as is my son. However, generations prior to me never cared much for the Nuggets and the Rockies came into play after I was already in Bmore. Essentially I was a man without a team for baseball and basketball, and I never really cared much for the Orioles, and I dont care much for them now.

    That said, The Admiral was my fave player from the time he was drafted, so I became a Spurs fan since then. I dont really have a baseball team, Im more just a fan of the game. I was a Mariners fan when they had Griffey, he was my fave player all time, and I still have a ton of Griffey Jr. baseball cards, but once he left for the Reds I went back to just following baseball, and not any particular team.

    Truth is, I get so invested in my teams its really better for me that I just follow the sport. If I was as invested in a team in every sport the way I am the Broncos Id have ulcers.

    As to dynasties, I think its pretty clear the Spurs are a dynasty, not much questioning that really. I just dont think they stack up in the dynasty conversation higher than 4th. I cant possibly put them above the Celtics, Bulls and Lakers, and no amount of intellectual gymnastics or statistical analysis will change that. If you have to write a thesis to (re)define what a dynasty means, and you have to sell people that you are right with lengthy explanations, you are already wrong.

    Its simple. Massive dominance and most championships earned in as a close a time period as possible. Thats it. I dont care how many teams were in the league, or the average skill of the average player as compared to said skills in a different time and place. For better or worse, you play in the time you play in, and if thats when you dominated, its judged on that. I think its pretty simple, and in that light, I dont think there is much room for argument. Celtics. Bulls. Lakers. You want to put the Spurs 4th, Im fine with that.
     
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  10. JezeC

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    Is the general rule for cuffs - 1.5" to 2.0"?

    1.5" for shorter dudes and 2.0" for taller dudes?
     
  11. in stitches

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    1.75 for me, every time. Im 5'10, if that helps.
     
  12. Patrick R

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    I'm 6'2" and a 1.75" cuffs guy.
     
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  13. Darkside

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    It's amazing how difficult it is for some tailors to understand the concept of 1.75.
     
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  14. TM79

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    EPL football is less than two weeks away so we can switch to that!

    Hell, basketball doesn't even start for 3 months.
     
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  15. JezeC

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    inspiration pics?
     
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    Well said. I had to laugh at some of what 538 put out there with respect to dynasties. One can certainly argue that it is harder to achieve consistent success or to be a dynasty in the modern era, but that doesn't negate something like winning. I think some of these writers just like to play with numbers a bit too much.
     
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    Srs.

    Thankfully, I <3 my tailor. She does eights of an inch too, when I ask, and always nails it.
     
  18. TM79

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    Eh. Not really. It's not like I won't post there if the title remains The Grad Lounge. It's way too pretentious sounding to me - no more or less. I've said what I had to say about it and won't say any more.

    Not to mention, I think many who post there are far from experts and that includes myself.

    I should add that I am watching various NPR Tiny Desk Concert clips on YouTube right now, so it's safe to say I overlook some forms of pretentiousness.
     
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  19. in stitches

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    @JezeC

    Here ya go.

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  20. archibaldleach

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    But isn't that rather the point? It's precisely the presence of a number of people who have learned a lot and are interested in continuing to learn more and having nerdy specialist conversations that lends a certain similarity to a place where grad students would hang out.

    That said, I also find the title a bit pretentious, though it won't affect whether I post there.
     
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