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An unpinned thread: Digmenow's journey toward sartorial self improvement.

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Am I being punished?

It's because I anagrammed pocketsquareguy into A Sucker Quote Gyp in the ugly PS thread, isn't it?

Okay. I have no clue how to fix it.
 
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Am I being punished?

It's because I anagrammed pocketsquareguy into A Sucker Quote Gyp in the ugly PS thread, isn't it?

Okay. I have no clue how to fix it.


I see them - they are all spoiler tagged. Is that not what you want?
 

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Not in the OP (except for the very last one) but I can't get rid of the spoiler tags.


Hmm... if I go out of the "Rich Text editor"... just maybe!

Nope.


Arrgh!
 
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You've been a good sport DIg, and it's been a rush watching you transform your wardrobe these past few months. You're heading in the right direction, but Ed was right, pay closer attention to better shoes, and watch the overall boxiness of the sportcoats. Well done, and keep doing..
 

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Thanks, gnatts. I'm working on it. I always look forward to your Friday posts.
 
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Am I more Neanderthal than modern human? I look at pictures of the rest of you guys throughout this forum and see slender, inward tilting rib cages and slim hip bones while I have tug boat fenders sticking out above my abdomen and around my belt line. I often wonder if bone reduction surgery is an option. Kidding. Please don't send letters.

Seriously, I feel like I have more in common with the skeleton on the left than the one on the right.


Anthropologists assembled the first complete Neanderthal
skeleton (left) just last year, using bones from several adult males.
A side-by-side comparison wtih a modern human highlights
Neanderthal traits such as a wider shoulder span and pelvis, a
flared rib cage, and heavy browridges.
 

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As a new guy who's fumbling around, gotta say thanks for putting this thread together. TB's tie threads were new to me and are a freaking gold mine!
 

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As a new guy who's fumbling around, gotta say thanks for putting this thread together. TB's tie threads were new to me and are a freaking gold mine!


Wow, sorry I missed commenting on this. Anyhow, the thread was a lot more usable before the migration to the new forum style and I've just been too lazy to redo it. Glad it helped and I agree with you about TB's tie thread. Solid gold.

Anyhow, don't mind me. Just X-posting some updated fits. Carry on.


I've been busy so I just skipped over 500 posts and have no clue what's going on in this thread. Anyhow...today. Some of us have to work on Saturday.
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Apparently, i used a beach towel for a pocket square.
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I found a lightweight wool DB overcoat. Please note the adjustment away from skinny lapels.
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Brooks Brothers Madison 1818
Charvet tie
BB no iron slim fit
Florsheim Imperials (USA)
Costa del Mar sunglasses in the suit pics.
Ray-Ban 4026 "Shot: sunglasses in the overcoat pics.


More pics from September/October/November 2011

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December 2011 Alfred Sargent boots
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Brooks Brothers gray herringbone overcoat, Southwest headwear :lol: and oversized H-F sweater.
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January/February 2012
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I see you've upgraded your shoes. Nice going :slayer:

Might I suggest upgrading your jackets - they are a bit outdated. Not terrible, mind you - just a bit vintage. You can get a nice sportcoat for less than $200 at an outlet, or here on B&S if you scour well.

Overall, looking good.

Do lose the Felix the Cat keychain, though.
 

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Do lose it...but keep it for special occasions. For example, surprise us one day by dressing in black tie, for whatever situation (meeting a head of state, opera, soccer practice), and whip it out then. Otherwise it becomes pedestrian. Vulgar, even. If set aside only for such worthy occasions, it would have an indelible impact - more than presently, anyway.
 

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I see you've upgraded your shoes. Nice going :slayer:
Might I suggest upgrading your jackets - they are a bit outdated. Not terrible, mind you - just a bit vintage. You can get a nice sportcoat for less than $200 at an outlet, or here on B&S if you scour well.
Overall, looking good.
Do lose the Felix the Cat keychain, though.


Don't ever lose the Felix keychain.


Do lose it...but keep it for special occasions. For example, surprise us one day by dressing in black tie, for whatever situation (meeting a head of state, opera, soccer practice), and whip it out then. Otherwise it becomes pedestrian. Vulgar, even. If set aside only for such worthy occasions, it would have an indelible impact - more than presently, anyway.


I was already beginning to think twice about the keychain as an affectation but I really liked the continuity that it provided. It's a bi+c# to remember, sometimes. I think the special occasion idea is a pretty good one. I continue to seek more current items to replace some of the "starter" items I currently wear. Expect better as time passes (I hope!).

Thanks, guys.
 

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Well, it seems that I can no longer go back and edit my earlier posts so I have to add posts of new stuff of importance to me. Sorry if you fell into this thread expecting something different.

There seems to be a lot of confusion about Gant in this thread, I figured I'd share what I know, to enlighten my fellow thrifters:
Gant by Michael Bastian- Most expensive line, current, also only started F/W 2009 (10 maybe) so very recent
Gant Rugger- Also recent, step bellow bastian but same idea, remakes of archival gant clothes, think this line only started 6 or so years ago so also quite recent
Gant- Shield logo, recent but not worth picking up, along the same idea as penguin or ben sherman
Gant Blue Label- Crap, 90's, 80's, 70's cheap remakes of trad, lots of polyester, If you can find shirts that are all cotton they can be good for you but not flipping
Gant The Rugger, Gant Shirt Makers, Or Gant Made for X Men's Shop- Vintage tradly goodness, not sure about the flipabbility but definitely nice stuff. The Rugger often refers to the fit (tapered body) however I have seen Gant The Rugger Blue Labels which I think lean towards later 60s Early 70's and can be pretty nice.
 
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Well, it seems that I can no longer go back and edit my earlier posts so I have to add posts of new stuff of importance to me. Sorry if you fell into this thread expecting something different.


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How's THAT for collar roll? Late 50's and mid 60's style, back when Mom used to dress me. GF had it goin' on!

I want this sweater back. Pretty sure it was Carolina blue.


Skinny tie and a nice P.S.

Fairly certain that's a clip on.


Needless to say, a small trove of old photos resurfaced at a family GTG, yesterday.
 
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