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

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

  1. johnw86

    johnw86 Well-Known Member

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    When the Style Forum goes off line to move servers, you can't log in, and your hands start to tremble...
     
  2. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Tell me about it... [​IMG]
     
  3. Jofaile

    Jofaile Well-Known Member

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    You may be clothing-obsessed if you have ever...

    ...run back to your room and changed you pants after realizing you were wearing two articles of clothing from the same designer.

    ...mowed your lawn and found four pairs of shoe trees.

    ...gone through your closet and used sticky notes to color-code matching suits, dress shirts, and ties.

    ...worn brown leather thong sandals in 38 degree weather just because they looked so damn good with those flat-front slacks, white collared shirt, and blazer.

    ...visited a Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, and Donna Karen just to find a navy fabric belt.
     
  4. shuman

    shuman Well-Known Member

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    When pressured from your significant other, you agree to give some things to charity, but when they arent looking, you smuggle things back in the house. [​IMG]
     
  5. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    Reviving an old thread... You check every day--okay, maybe more--because the Sartoria Attolini website is under construction, and they just may be loading their spring images
     
  6. vezatron

    vezatron Well-Known Member

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    When you stop going to your tailor because you realize he isn't that good.
     
  7. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    ...When you find the time to search for and resurrect 5+ year old threads on clothing obsessions...
     
  8. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Well-Known Member

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    You almost lose it when someone says the English didn't invent pants
     
  9. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    You finally come out of the closet
     
  10. Looch

    Looch Well-Known Member

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    You finally come out of the closet

    Exactly . . . not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
  11. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Well-Known Member

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    You call a brown shoe's color by the corporate given name

    You read on SF that pleats are bad, so you get your tailor to remove the pleats from all your pants. Half a year later, your style evolves onto its own, and you decide you like pleats. So, you bring all your pants back to said tailor to have them re-pleated. (This is parodiable, of course.)

    You can speak intelligently, and at length, about various online suit tailors

    You scoff at Levi's, because everybody knows APC is sooo much better!

    You think of your girlfriend as an accessory

    You have been a member of AAAC or SF for five years or more
     
  12. Lear

    Lear Well-Known Member

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    You have an hour to kill in the centre of London. You find a table at some coffe shop, with a commanding view of oncoming pedestrians. You spend the next hour muttering to yourself, " no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no...", until eventually a bloke with perfect shoes strolls past, upon which you gently mutter, "yes". You try to look as if your not staring at shoes, even pretending to read a newspaper.
     
  13. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Well-Known Member

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    When you attend a funeral as a pall bearer and as you sit in the front row while everyone passes by the casket you critique everyone's clothing and shoes. As Lear said it's "no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, hmmm nice shoes, no, no, no...."

    This happened to me last week.

    EZ
     
  14. ld111134

    ld111134 Well-Known Member

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    1. A major crisis in your life is when the dry cleaners presses your 3Sixteen denim against your expressed orders not to do so.

    2. You have a 90 minute conversation with another guy talking about the finer points of shoes.


    3. Your significant other compares you to Imelda Marcos.

    4. You examine suits at stores to determine the quality of their construction.

    5. You wear tailored clothing to a "business casual" office.

    6. While dining out with your significant other, you wonder why men don't dress-up to go out for the evening any more, and watching a guy wear distressed denim in a "white tablecloth" restaurant bothers you.
     
  15. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy Well-Known Member

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    You finally come out of the closet

    And it is not a sexuality issue but rather due to you being in the closet for long periods of time deciding what will look best together.
     
  16. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    You plan trips to Europe around shopping and visiting tailors rather than sightseeing, visiting friends, or relaxation.

    When in London, you'd rather go to Savile Row than tour the British Museum or a catch a West End show.

    You're dying to go to Naples, but couldn't care less about seeing Capri or the ruins of Pompeii.

    It never entered your head to visit Budapest until you learned about Vass bespoke, and now you've already bought tickets.


    EXACTLY!
     
  17. badsha

    badsha Well-Known Member

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    Your shirtmaker is on speed dial.
     
  18. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    You have an hour to kill in the centre of London. You find a table at some coffe shop, with a commanding view of oncoming pedestrians. You spend the next hour muttering to yourself, " no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no...no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no... no....n o... no... no... no...", until eventually a bloke with perfect shoes strolls past, upon which you gently mutter, "yes". You try to look as if your not staring at shoes, even pretending to read a newspaper.
    Ha ha, I am subconsciously doing this all the time in London. On the tube, on the bus, in the park, at the pub, walking around. It is almost like breathing now, I don't notice I'm doing it until I see someone wearing nice shoes.
     
  19. fwiffo

    fwiffo Well-Known Member

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    When your female acquaintances notice you look at men to size up the fit of their clothes instead of women. This happened to me with my cousin and a female coworker.

    Sadly, I went to London to check out Savile Row and Jermyn Street.
     
  20. lasbar

    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    When you start organizing shopping trips abroad under false pretense...

    The same rule applies to business trips when changed/cancelled appointments to satisfy sartorial urges.

    I remember spending more time in Venice looking for some Kiton or bespoke tailors than visiting the city itself...

    The same in Paris ,Rome or Florence...
     

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