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    How many suits do you really NEED vs. OWN?

    How many suits do I own? I actually don't know exactly. Lots of stuff is in storage to help prepare for retiring and moving next year. But I'd guess that I have about 100. How many do I need? I haven't worked in finance for over 15 years, and I haven't done any lobbying of Congress for over...
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    Friday Challenge: Creative Business Casual

    I know that SF doesn't track Awesomeness Points, but if it did, that would definitely earn a few APs. Maybe I'm just saying that because that's a good example of how I used to dress in college.
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    Consensus on Walnut Shoes?

    I hate to admit it, but I followed the advice of SF posters and picked up a pair of AE Strands in walnut a few years ago. They look great and seem to go well with lots of colors, but I almost never wear them. There always seems to be a better alternative. So, at this point, I'd say that they...
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    Suits! Suits! Suits! Let's Talk About Suits! - June 25, 2015

    Funny. I had lunch in Annapolis last weekend, where it was 98 degrees F with 95 percent humidity, the result of some passing mass of tropical air. Being one of the few people left who still think that suits are awesome in pretty much every way, I wore a suit to lunch. Seersucker. Holy...
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    Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

    It's that time of year again - when the red and green Neumoks get worn for pretty much the whole month.
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    Anyone happy with itailor.com?

    I think that the I think that the lesson to be learned from your experience is that you simply don't have the same level of protection when you use PayPal that you get when you use your credit card. I once had a vendor intentionally send me a wrong size because he was out of the size that I...
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    Pocket Squares: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions.....

    I just ordered one of these. If the quality of their products is as good as their customer service, this could become my go-to place for pocket squares. Not that I really need any more, of course, having over 100 now, but you never know when you'll see one that you somehow decide that you really...
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    Pocket Squares: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions.....

    Just checking to see if anyone has any experience with these guys: Pochette Square, a French company that seems to sell some interesting squares. http://www.pochette-square.com/en/ I hadn't heard of them before and if I didn't have a $1600 repair on my car to pay off this month, I'd be...
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    The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

     Thanks. That's the first time I've laughed today.
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    The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

    Totally irrelevant to this thread: their ties aren't black. But at least pictures like this one make me feel better about the Tour-de-France-themed stuff that I've been wearing the past couple of weeks.
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    The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

    Holy cow! That's giving me flashbacks to fraternity parties that happened more than a few years ago.
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    What's the difference between Khakis and Chinos?

    Do you have a reference for that more general interpretation of "khaki?" My Oxford English Dictionary limits the use of the word to a single color. So it seems to say that you can have, for example, khaki chinos but not navy khakis.
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    What's the difference between Khakis and Chinos?

    Khaki is a color. "Khakis" are pants that have this color. Chino is a kind of fabric. "Chinos" are pants made from this fabric. But I think that this distinction is unknown to so many people that the incorrect usage is getting as common as the correct usage. Maybe I'm too uptight about...
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    Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

    Most excellent socks. Mine got lots of wear during the recent America's Cup, of course.
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    Tuxedo Shoe Options

    I say show up wearing one of these http://uglyshoes.com/category/top-10-ugliest-shoes to scare people, and then change into the real shoes right before the ceremony. One of my wife's friends did a similar thing at our wedding, although not as extreme.

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