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Rules of attired

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ruprecht, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Well-Known Member

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    Huh?

    I've seen clothing catalogues from England that clearly use the term vest to describe a waistcoat, and not an undergarment.

    Jon.


    I would be very interested if you could give an example? This is very old usage and it would be interesting to know where, in British usage, it has survived.

    Anthony.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    A string vest, as modelled by Rab C Nesbitt.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Well here's one rule we probably agree on...
     
  3. marc237

    marc237 Well-Known Member

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    Your honor, if I may be permitted to withdraw my objection the rule outlawing string vests. [sits down].
     
  4. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    So, I need to buy the cigar before I weed out my favorite suede and caramel colored shoes? Then I smoke the cigar in celebration of now owning only dark shoes?[​IMG]
     
  5. Jetta

    Jetta Well-Known Member

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    As for usage of the English language, you have to remember that people in different parts of England typically have no idea what the other is saying. I have seen people from different parts of London argue over the usage of a word, both positive the word ment something entirely different, and these were people from the same city.
     
  6. Teacher

    Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I'm not much for rules; rather, I prefer generalized guidelines. That being said:

    I'd like to start a thread of rules about dress that each member could add to.

    I'll kick off -

    1. Never wear shoes lighter (in colour) than a Romeo y Julieta churchill cigar.


    I break this one all the time. Not in a formal, serious business situation, mind you, but at other times I love the look of light shoes.

    Not an issue for me.

    In light of the picture presented, I'll give you this one in spades. (And I was eating lunch when viewing this....[​IMG] )
     
  7. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    I have only one rule that I follow (almost) religiously. It's not a rule of dress necessarily, but it's related to clothing:

    Never pay full retail.

    Actually, I like to consider it a guideline more than a rule.

    Other than that, I think rules suck and we can do a lot better with less of them. In fact, if there were less rules, I could be doing out on the town instead of at home studying for the bar exam. Damn rules!
     
  8. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    As for usage of the English language, you have to remember that people in different parts of England typically have no idea what the other is saying. I have seen people from different parts of London argue over the usage of a word, both positive the word ment something entirely different, and these were people from the same city.

    Well then, I can hardly be blamed from the other side of the pond.

    Jon.
     
  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Then I propose:
    "4. Forget everything you just read."


    You have to love lawyers. Thank you, counselor.

    Jon.
     
  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome. I'll see that it's included with this month's bill.

    Along with your Lexus fees? [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Then I propose:
    "4. Forget everything you just read."


    Perfect addition
     

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