Any hard core trads here?

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  1. ted

    ted Senior member

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    Trad interest here seemed to wane after everyone of that persuasion related there undergrad experience at an exclusive Virginia college (plus selected other private Southern colleges) and what a great trad dresser their father/grandfather was. There were also a few converts who saw the light and were saved by Trad. Just where the Mr. Ken Polleck, Esquire, and other true believers are is not clear anymore--we can only assume they are out there caring on the one true faith in world of be-darted, be-pleated, Italian shoes wearing bunch of philistines who will soon be rotting in genhenna.

    Thank you, someone who knows what it's all about.

    PS, can I quote that last bit, the bit about the philistines rotting.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You should go to the Andover shop instead [​IMG]

    It's actually closer. But I refuse.
     


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    ted Senior member

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    It's actually closer. But I refuse.


    Why not go to Andover, I've only ordered from the catalogue. Is there something I should know?
     


  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Why not go to Andover, I've only ordered from the catalogue. Is there something I should know?

    I had an experience there that turned me off the shop and the owner.
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Well, I'm going down to pick up some pocket squares at J. Press in about an hour...

    Can they match them to your denim [​IMG]
     


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    It's actually closer. But I refuse.

    Good for you - it is tradly to hold grudges.

    Can they match them to your denim [​IMG]

    Yes, but the wiskering is really fake-looking.
     


  7. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Virgil or Charley?
     


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    Good for you - it is tradly to hold grudges.



    Yes, but the wiskering is really fake-looking.


    Yes, but nothing some sandpapering after sitting in the tub with the squares won't fix [​IMG]
     


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    Well, I'm going down to pick up some pocket squares at J. Press in about an hour...

    I got a 3-pack of the white (Irish) linen on sale. Very good quality, but they're too friggin' big for my taste, and jackets - almost 18" sq.! Anyone want them? I think I paid $27 or so. Quite nice & very tradly...
     


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    I think you will find that the two most prominent attitudes toward trad on Style Forum are hostility and indifference.
    Not quite. I respect the trad style. But when they, like Christians, want to force their beliefs on me, it's on.
     


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    Not quite. I respect the trad style. But when they, like Christians, want to force their beliefs on me, it's on.

    I don't think your view is representative of the general view on trads on this forum.
     


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    Pardon me, but I've never noticed any of this hostility.
     


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    Not quite. I respect the trad style. But when they, like Christians, want to force their beliefs on me, it's on.

    When have the Trads ever evangelized anyone? They're all very busy arguing about whether Trad is a lifestyle or just clothing and whether darts are the "secret handshake." They seem an insular bunch.
     


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    I've been evangelized one or two times by them. Not here, but in real life. I basically told them to fuck off in the nicest way possible.
     


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    Pardon me, but I've never noticed any of this hostility.

    There's a reason why trads don't post around here...or at least why they don't post about things that pertain strictly to trads. I'd say that most people swing closer to the indifference side of things, but hostility is not out of the question.

    Besides, styleforum is not very trad and a true blue-blooded trad would not be caught dead here.
     


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