Any great compliments lately?

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  1. galahad

    galahad Active Member

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    Coming home from the local pub this evening, I turn into my road and hear "Hello"

    I look around and see three kids about twelve years old on their bikes.

    I say "Hello, are you all right?"

    They reply "yes" in unison.

    A few steps further on I hear one of them say "It's James Bond"

    Well. who wouldn't be pleased? However, I made the mistake of telling my wife and she still hasn't stopped laughing.
     


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    At a recent luncheon, another gentleman guest approached me out of the blue and said I looked so sharp he should sterilize himself just from looking at me. I was caught off guard for sure, felt great.
     


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    Quite a few at a recent wedding I attended wearing a Black Fleece suit

    Also a couple days ago at Saks, while wearing a BB Fitz herringbone sportcoat
     


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    I got a few compliments on a pair of Paul Smith shoes I was wearing the other day. Also got many compliments on a pair of Gucci flower shoes that everyone here hated at a wedding. A bunch of gals at a table were taking pics of my shoes! Was nice!
    Ankur
     


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    I haven't received any compliments in a while. I'd be happy with just mediocre compliments. I'm starting to think I'll need to be more interesting. Maybe I need a bigger wardrobe.
    Also got many compliments on a pair of Gucci flower shoes that everyone here hated at a wedding.
    I still remember those shoes. They were interesting, but I'm sure I speak for all when I say we weren't at the wedding. [​IMG]
     


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    Coming home from the local pub this evening, I turn into my road and hear "Hello"

    I look around and see three kids about twelve years old on their bikes.

    I say "Hello, are you all right?"

    They reply "yes" in unison.

    A few steps further on I hear one of them say "It's James Bond"

    Well. who wouldn't be pleased? However, I made the mistake of telling my wife and she still hasn't stopped laughing.


    [​IMG]

    That is awesome
     


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    Heard recently: "Oz, you don't look as fat as you used to."
     


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    I occasionally get compliments from a sales group I look sharp.
    But, it's all relative; most of my immediate coworkers are older than I, and wear whatever they find that day. They look at me suspiciously as if I'm about to/have just gone on an interview, or I'm being uppity if my shirt complements my pants and shoes (I'm in IT) [​IMG] but I refuse to give up!
     


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    Let's see I got a compliment on the Paul Stuart odd jacket I wore last week. It was the first day I'd worn it.

    I often get compliments on the plane from flight attendants. I take those to heart, as they see a TON of business travelers. Most recently it was on one of my new Charvet ties that I bought on vacation in Paris this past summer.
     


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    "looking spiffy in that jacket, very mafioso"


    even though it wasn't very mafia like...
     


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    A hostess at a local restaurant told me that my girlfriend and I looked "like a model couple" which of course is true since she was on a Seventeen magazine cover....me? I don't know about that.

    I know I know....I'm a braggart

    But doesn't a guy have a right to brag about his girl??? Or is the this ostentatious as well?
     


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    A hostess at a local restaurant told me that my girlfriend and I looked "like a model couple" which of course is true since she was on a Seventeen magazine cover....me? I don't know about that.

    I know I know....I'm a braggart

    But doesn't a guy have a right to brag about his girl??? Or is the this ostentatious as well?


    It is ostentatious, but that is exactly why I love doing it.
     


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    After lurking here for a bit, I have stepped up the game on my wardrobe somewhat. Getting shirts that fit, and tailoring the ones that don't, some decent blazers, shoes, etc.
    But since I teach public high school, most of the compliments I get make me feel like a dirty old man (I'm 32), but are flattering nonetheless.
    Since I teach in the inner city, I find it hilarious the conversations I get into with young urban youths about my style and theirs. They express an admiration for some of what I wear, but wonder why it's fitted. I compliment their clothes and joke about why none of it fits. I've actually established a nice rapport with some of these kids just from clothes, so thanks yall.
     


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    A few steps further on I hear one of them say "It's James Bond"

    Well. who wouldn't be pleased? However, I made the mistake of telling my wife and she still hasn't stopped laughing.


    I recently had a similar comment...some ridiculous blond at my college. "Are you James Bond...?"
    Apparently wearing a sportcoat in a world where my generation perpetual sees dressing nice as a cardinal offense against our almighty god of "Comfort". Appalling

    I really wanted to tell her that if I had a Brioni sportcoat I would not be at this school.
     


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    After lurking here for a bit, I have stepped up the game on my wardrobe somewhat. Getting shirts that fit, and tailoring the ones that don't, some decent blazers, shoes, etc.
    But since I teach public high school, most of the compliments I get make me feel like a dirty old man (I'm 32), but are flattering nonetheless.
    Since I teach in the inner city, I find it hilarious the conversations I get into with young urban youths about my style and theirs. They express an admiration for some of what I wear, but wonder why it's fitted. I compliment their clothes and joke about why none of it fits. I've actually established a nice rapport with some of these kids just from clothes, so thanks yall.


    Hey we didn't pick out your stuff...

    Thank yourself.
     


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