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You know you're clothes-obsessed when...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Thracozaag, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    1. You have dreams about EG Dover on a 606 (and can instantly decipher what I just wrote) 2. You'd rather flilp through fabric swatches than a Playboy magazine. 3. You have carefully stashed shoe porn material in strategic places throughout your apartment. 4. You start to refer to your tailor as "cara". 5. Your first comment after seeing Casablanca, "Wasn't Humphrey Bogart's shawl collar tuxedo phenomenal?" 6. You create this thread (and of course appreciate the fact that it's called a "thread") and actually post it. [​IMG] koji
     
  2. johnw86

    johnw86 Well-Known Member

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    1. You spend a couple of hours a day reading posts on the forum. 2. When you're not on this site, you're scanning ebay for new listings. 3. Your offline time is spent waiting for your latest purchase to arrive/come back from the tailor. [​IMG]
     
  3. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Well-Known Member

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    Slightly OT,

    Thraco (Koji?) do you mean Edward Green, Dover style on a 606 last?

    I have no idea what the Dover style looks like, let alone the last.
     
  4. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    You stop work to think about this thread [​IMG]
     
  5. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Well-Known Member

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    1. You keep ten pairs of shoes in your office. You change shoes at least once a day.

    2. You are known by name at Brooks Bros., Paul Stuart, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's, Turnbull & Asser, Oxxford, and Peter Elliot.

    3. You check out eBay's bespoke listings just to see bespoke clothes. Never mind that you would never buy.

    4. You have one drawer in your office desk dedicated to clothing catalogues and brochures which you read during lunch or breaks.

    5. You keep in that drawer cloth samples for future reference. You also keep swatches of present holdings.

    6. You have another drawer for extra Turnbull shirting cloth and an extra shirt.

    7. You search for obsurce films on TCM just to see the clothes.

    8. You and your wife comment on the clothes in classic movies. You find that Charlie Chase was an awfully good dresser.

    9. You would rather spend a Saturday shopping and chatting with the salesmen than doing anything else.

    10. You seek like-minded souls on this and other internet sources.
     
  6. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    You own a steamer, two hams, a sleeve ironing board, but not a clothing store.

    You carry a tailor's tape at least on your trips to thrift stores, if not all the time.

    Your clothing takes up more space in your room/house than all other material possessions combined.
     
  7. Alex_O

    Alex_O Well-Known Member

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    You actually read what everyone posted
    and in the truly dedicated cases ie. Sons of Brummell
    you picture in your mind not the obssesive hoarder lady down the street but an athlete tested by years of adversity and take note of the techniques he has developed. And marvel at his almost heroic dedication.
     
  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    when i get my monthly Stuff/Maxim/FHM/Loaded/Arena/GQ etc, the first thing i flip to is the clothes section, then afterwards oogle the hot babes within
     
  9. musiczone

    musiczone Member

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    When you plan trips/vacations based on various locations of mens clothing stores.
     
  10. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Well-Known Member

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    "You carry a tailor's tape at least on your trips to thrift stores, if not all the time."

    I've been thinking about that. *shudder*
     
  11. cuffthis

    cuffthis Well-Known Member

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    1. You convert the largest bedroom in your house to store your clothes and turn it into your dressing room with a chesterfield sofa and wing chair.

    2. You have 2+ times as many clothes (and shoes) as your wife.

    3. You have 200+ ties but never seem to have the "right" one.

    4. You have all the Cary Grant films available on DVD and VHS, and search Ebay constantly for the others, hoping they become available on DVD.

    5. You retain all back issues of GQ going back to 1981 in your library.

    6. You replace the shelf in the library that has your wife's cook books with your haberdashery literary collection.

    7. You buy vintage editions of Esquire for the Lawrence Fellows illustrations, not the Petty pinup ones.

    8. You fret over gaining a few pounds, not because it's bad for you but because that certain blazer will pull when buttoned, destroying the line.

    9. You panic when you have to break in a new dry cleaner or tailor.

    10. You have 37 suits, 51 sport coats, 100+ dress shirts, 200+ ties, over 2,000 pairs of antique cufflinks - and you buy more each week.

    Heaven help us all.................................................
     
  12. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    1. You turn down lucrative job offers from employers who have causal dress codes

    2. You hate Fridays because it's causal Friday

    3. You need more closet space than your wife or girl friend

    4. You acquire adjacent apartment(s) or build a new wing to expand your closet

    5. Your closet is fire and water-proof with museum quality state-of-the-art alarm, climate & humidity control system

    6. Your closet is more secure than your panic room

    7. You hire a professional organizer with a library science degree to catalog and database your clothes holdings
     
  13. Lint Brush

    Lint Brush Well-Known Member

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  14. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Words like "scye" and "dart" and "welt" and "yoke" trip off your tongue as easliy as "and" and "the".
     
  15. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Well-Known Member

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    When you realize there are better clothing makers than Hugo Boss.
     
  16. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    ... your wife simply doesn't want to hear anything more about vents, pleats, turn ups, lapels, gorges, worsted wool, or planning a trip to Hong Kong. And you can't imagine why.
     
  17. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    1. You find yourself editing conversations with your significant other, not for references to a relationship with another woman, but a relationship with your tailor.

    2. Your significant other comes in holding a shirt and looking angry. She points out not lipstick on the collar, but the price tag.

    3. You yearn to gain a couple pounds so that 44R Brioni jacket you found in Filene's will fit.

    4. You're lost when your roomate brings up a column on ESPN.com's page 2, because instead you spent your 'net leisure time perusing Japanese shoe sites that you can't read, nor explain in this situation.

    5. At 24, you find yourself trying to wear older clothes to dinner with your parents, so they don't realize how much new stuff you've been buying and ask for that college tuition back.

    6. Your significant other sits on a couch and looks bored while you shop, instead of the other way around.

    Alright, I have a problem...

    You realize that despite all this, you're not done shopping.
     
  18. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member

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    a fire breaks out in your house and you make a mad dash for your stockpile of Edward Green shoes to carry them to safety instead of... (insert-wife, child, dog, mother, etc.)
     
  19. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    lol, great lists guys.

    add a few more:
    1) you know your neck, sleeve, shoulder, wrist, chest, waist, hip, and inseam measurement by heart.
    2) you can name your shoe size in half a dozen makers.
     
  20. Lomezz

    Lomezz Well-Known Member

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    1. You actually have a use for the pharse "I'm going to see my tailor" 2. You find yourself looking at other men on the street just because they're well dressed (or badly dressed, even more entertaining) 3. You know more than most clothes salesclercks about the merchandise they're selling 4. Your female friends (or your mother in law.) ask you for style advice 5. You go through the mail quickly just to get to the clothing catalogs 6. You know more about laundering and ironing techniques  than your wife 7. When an uninitiated friend shows you his latest shoe purchase and asks for your opinion, you don't even know where to begin... 8. It suddenly seems normal to you to spend more than $300 on shoes, something your uncle, who's net worth is in the high 8-figure range, wouldn't dream on doing...
     

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