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Impending Fatherhood - Sartorial Emergency Kit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by black_umbrella, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Well-Known Member

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    So. I'm apparently going to be a father in the next few weeks. Not sure how this happened, but I blame TV. Or possibly the internet.

    As indicated by a raft of gratuitous daddy pics on the site, some of you have gone through this already. Since both my wife and I work, it will be up to me, typically, to deal with the daycare/school issues (both will be near my office). So here's the question: What do I stock in my office to deal with the inevitable baby-related clothing mishap?

    Here's my current list:

    1) White shirt.
    2) Appropriate undershirt.
    3) A couple of generic ties. Possibly knit.
    4) Pair of grey slacks.
    5) Tide stick (or something)

    Any other suggestions? or is this pretty complete?
     
  2. SpooPoker

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    Condoms. So it never happens again.
     
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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I mean.... well, theres really no hope for your clothes. They sort of take a (gasp) back seat for a little bit after the bugger is born.

    Im also coming off my 7th day of watching my daughter alone while my wife is on a business trip, so Im just bitter.
     
  6. black_umbrella

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    see, now this is the reasoning that will get us straight to idiocracy.

    Acrid, you seem like a generally intelligent person, go out, procreate. There's always the option to be "Father to Many, Dad to None."


    Yeah, I figured as much, but I was hoping there was some ninja-style inside information. Teflon spray?
     
  7. SpooPoker

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    Case in point - this morning, I had on my shearling coat ready to go outside for a walk with her after her lunch of deliciously bland buttered macaroni. Stupid me forgets to wash her hands, and she bear hugs me with butter soaked hands. This is not only 4 days after she flung a spoonful of pureed carrots on a Cucinelli sweater.

    Best I can tell you is avoid direct contact with hands unless they have been declassified first, keep an extra pouch of wet wipes accessible at all times, and wear your shittiest possible clothing around the house.
     
  8. black_umbrella

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    this is where you're supposed to tell me it's worth it.
     
  9. applky

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    Too many dads apply this logic to life outside the house. Make sure you do not make the same mistake!

    And black_umbrella, congratulations in advance on the birth of your first child!
     
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    You wont care about this stuff and/or you will just figure out what you need to do when the time comes. My boy is 10 months now, gets better and better. My tip, you think you have enough diapers? you need more.
     
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    It is not disputed my son will be a conqueror of many lands and peoples, whose domain will stretch from the shores of many a great sea to the tops of the highest mountains. But, in the rarified words of the mighty Highlander, "There can be only one."
     
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    Yep shitty clothes round the house is a must.
     
  14. applky

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    ^ That Put This On guy Adam Lisagor wears that blue jumpsuit for a reason.
     
  15. black_umbrella

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    also shit I used to say.

    Instead I'm having a daughter. Be wary of the unborn son boast....
     
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    Will be awaiting lifestyle shots. Congrats! Might I suggest some extra white handkerchiefs, so that when you actually have to employ one, you have a fresh one for your pocket?
     
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    Every second.

    [​IMG]
     
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    He has come:

    [​IMG]

    BTW - Congrats. Hold on tight.

    P.S. The Highlander quote was a dig on myself (that I really can't handle more than one), not a slight on your kid. While ridiculing infants is incredibly underrated, I do not make a habit of it here.
     
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