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A Collection of Sartorial Excellence 2008

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alexander Kabbaz, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I live in NYC and would like to go. But I must admit that is a bit intimidating.

    If you find a bunch of dorks standing around talking about clothes intimidating, well ...

    Seriously, it's not.
     


  2. shawndo

    shawndo Well-Known Member

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    Last year, I didn't have any decently fitting jackets, so I didn't think I could go. Considering the standards of clothing you guys talk about. I ended up not going because I felt a little intimidated then.

    I have a couple now, but I still worry about the fitting. Oh well, closing my eyes and going anyway!
     


  3. chas

    chas Senior member

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    I was thinking the requirement to get all dressed up to the standard you guys talk about was intimidating. But I'm putting on a sports jacket anyway and just going.

    Thanks for clarifying for me shawndo. That is what I was referring to. I am not intimidated by the social setting or the function.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, but look at it from the other side. Many of us may talk a good game, but seeing us in person you may think "That slob thinks he's well dressed?" Imagine the schadenfreude potential.
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Many of us may talk a good game, but seeing us in person you may think "That slob thinks he's well dressed?"

    Yep, you'll find yourself saying this more often than not.

    I'd go but I'm both intimidated of the possibilty of my sleeve pitch being the subject of ridicule and the fact that I am very reclusive.
     


  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Yeah, but look at it from the other side. Many of us may talk a good game, but seeing us in person you may think "That slob thinks he's well dressed?" Imagine the schadenfreude potential.

    Are you trying to bring out the Devil's Island gang in full force?
     


  7. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Are you trying to bring out the Devil's Island gang in full force?

    I hear they're going to infiltrate the event and then....make fun of it on the internet!
     


  8. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    An Antique Japanese Tie Tack, c. Early 1900's

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    Bishamonten, God of Dignity: This God is known as the Guard of Honor of the Buddha and a guard of the East. He is seen holding a miniature pagoda in one hand and a long spear in the other. He is considered the guard of treasures. *


    Does this come with, a matching turquoise , mood ring ?
     


  9. RIDER

    RIDER Senior member

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    Last year, I didn't have any decently fitting jackets, so I didn't think I could go. Considering the standards of clothing you guys talk about. I ended up not going because I felt a little intimidated then.

    I have a couple now, but I still worry about the fitting. Oh well, closing my eyes and going anyway!


    Me too.....I'll be hiding behind shoes, though.
     


  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I hear they're going to infiltrate the event and then....make fun of it on the internet!

    Making fun of fellow sartorialists on the Internet! How could they stoop so low?! Positively shocking, I say! Shocking!
     


  11. chas

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    I think I opened a can of worms.

    Anyway, I have requested an invitation and as long as I can come up with a solid alibi for my girlfriend (of 8 years with whom I live) I will go.

    She knows you all are the reason that I went from Cole Haan to Alden and C&J. She likes the way I dress now but there is a substantial difference in my clothing budget pre and post forum.

    I look at it as a matter of corrected priorities. Thanks all.
     


  12. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Alibi for your GF? Why not bring her along as a guest? These guys, who like to think of themselves as "gentleman" [​IMG] , will be less likely to make fun of you if you are with a woman.

    At least that's what I think. At least that's partially the reason my wife is coming with me.

    Another thing,

    Manton will be there, so he can autograph his book for you, if you have it.
     


  13. RIDER

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    Manton wrote a book?
     


  14. grimslade

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    Manton wrote a book?

    So he says. Of course, it's not his name on the cover...
     


  15. chorse123

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    I have to say, I was a little reluctant to go again, thinking it might just be more of the same, but the presenters this year look great. I have yet to see the Martegani's in detail and want to take a look. I love the idea of relatively affordable special order shoes.
     


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