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The Suit by Manton: An Online Illustrated Companion (group effort)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    I just finished Manton's book. Many here have lamented the lack of pictures. I now invite you to help assemble a reader's companion. (Yes, I have cleared this with Manton, thus avoiding my ruin) My hope is to give something back to this forum, and future readers, and to Manton (b/c a guide can only spur book sales, etc) My hope is that the SF'ers who are bored have a little fun with this scavenger hunt. My hope is that the "guide" will prompt more discussion/debate on the topics covered. I started a spreadsheet that outlines every celebrity reference (for starters) he makes in the book, with the intent that we can hunt down picture(s) that illustrates his point. If none is available, SF readers are free to find a substitution that equally illustrates the point being made. Note: The grid is not editable, as its NOT intended final product, just an outline http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...NaHlodkE&hl=en In parallel, the final guide will be this Powerpoint presentation. http://docs.google.com/present/edit?...eGM2cmYz&hl=en The slides are in a 1:1 correspondence with the rows in the spreadsheet. If you change the number of rows in the spreadsheet (split a row into 2 b/c of multiple examples, etc), then please keep the presentation in sync, and add a slide. (Slide -> Insert Slide) FYI: Yes, I have the spreadsheet backed up, and can revert nefarious edits, etc. (Like Wiki)
     
  2. edmorel

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  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Damn. I never thought that I would see the day, but here it is:

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  4. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    who are you? [​IMG]

    Dude, that's reevolving.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    FYI, I just made my first contribution to this spreadsheet by increasing the font from 10pt to 11pt.

    I might put in some formulas. Stay tuned.


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  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Ooops. Changed cell background for "Short Man" to red.

    Sorry about that. But maybe it works...


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  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    I tried formatting Conan O'Brien as a percentage.

    It doesn't work. Any thoughts?

    [​IMG]


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  8. bigbris1

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    who are you? [​IMG]

    I laughed.
     
  9. Cary Grant

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    Ooops. Changed cell background for "Short Man" to red.

    Sorry about that. But maybe it works...


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    Changed it to a more racially-stereotypical "short man" color.
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Changed it to a more racially-stereotypical "short man" color.

    Good team work!

    I've added a new column called,"Transformers," just for mafoofan. I've also added a column for "Kosher Meats" for iammatt.


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  11. lasbar

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    who are you? [​IMG]

    I was asking myself the same question...

    He is very keen anyway...[​IMG]
     
  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Woahhh...just won at tic tac toe!



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  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Alright, there is now a border from A46 to D55.

    No one else is allowed within this border.

    I mean it.


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  14. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    who are you? [​IMG]
    Does this help?
    Buy a fake. Do the research, and find the right website. My friend paid $300 for several fake Rolex watches, and they can't tell the difference at the Rolex store. It's impossible to tell if you get a top quality fake. $300 vs. $2000. No brainer. Your money is best invested elsewhere.
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    I've added a second sheet with a tasteful photograph of Nikki Whelan, just to perk things up a bit.


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  17. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    Alright, there is now a border from A46 to D55.

    No one else is allowed within this border.

    I mean it.


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    [​IMG]
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Who's the fruitcake who deleted my Nikki Whelan sheet?

    She's now on sheet 3. Please don't ghey up this community effort.


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    excel thing has a mind of its own - bho & michelle keep popping up...[​IMG]
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    To whomever added Hasselhoff with puppies...

    [​IMG]

    Wait...that was me. Never mind...it's still awesome.


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