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That's such a foolish way to go through life. A true man knows that his worth is based on how big his television is and what kind of watch he wears.There are always going to be people passing through here who appear to like feeling superior to others based on how they dress. They don't usually last very long IME.
Is that true in the insta-age? The kids live an entirely different existence than your youth.When I was in college I wasn’t worried about what GenX was thinking. I don’t really think any generation cares much about the next one, but more so the skip level generation (their parents).
In other words, gen Z cares nothing about Millennials and more that they don’t look like their Gen X parents do today (while also borrowing the styles of their youth Since fashion operates on 20-30 yr cycles)
I'll admit that the majority of the time I go out these days it's for exercise, so I'm not exactly dressed to the nines. But I make an effort whenever I'm going somewhere else- like to the office for my once every few months visit, etc.Was out an about last night
people put effort into their attire. Not everyone, but enough so that those dressed like slobs stood out as slobs.
good to see things trending back to looking good again.
i don’t know what to think of the neck tieGood a place as any for this complaint. I rarely have a chance to wear a tie anymore, so I was looking forward to an upcoming family wedding. It turns out that literally nobody (groom included) is going to be wearing a tie, so I am out of luck. If you can’t count on weddings to dress up where do we go from here.
I generally think most people who wear suits without ties look terrible, because they look like they had a tie on before and just took it off. I like suits without ties when they’re being worn with something not normally associated with a suit: bright patterned shirt, or a denim/chambray, or a T-shirt and sneakers.i don’t know what to think of the neck tie
It looks good, when done right. I don’t dislike it. I lean towards liking it.
it looks bad when done poorly, like middle management Scranton PA paper company, or government employees in The Wire.
but generally it looks good.
but is it necessary?
A suit without a tie can look superb as well.
And let’s be real.
the only “controversial” aspect of those who dress well versus the slobs is the neck tie.
it is the the neck tie that draws the comments from the insecure “why are you all dressed up?”
It is the neck tie that brings a different level of formality to one person that might not be present with others.
it is the neck tie that people associate with a “work” or “formal function” or “purpose beyond being social” that can make the slobs uncomfortable.
not to mention, with respect to the “comfort” argument thag the slobs like to push, remove the necktie and a nice outfit is generally as comfortable as the slob in jeans. It is only the buttoned collar that really separates the formal outfit in comfort.
and a suit without a tie is a “good” look.
but then again, I like ties. And a suit with a tie is often a “better” look than one without. How much better? Debatable.
I was looking in the sam hober appreciation thread and lots of great neck ties in those photos. But I’m not sure when and where those are being worn? What type of situation? Work? Special occasions? Doubtful that they are being worn for every day social opportunities.
not that it matters too much, but where I am coming from:I generally think most people who wear suits without ties look terrible, because they look like they had a tie on before and just took it off. I like suits without ties when they’re being worn with something not normally associated with a suit: bright patterned shirt, or a denim/chambray, or a T-shirt and sneakers.
I like wearing ties though, period, and don’t care what people think about it. If I’m going to a nice lunch or dinner, I’m probably in a tie. Especially knit ties, which relax the formality of the fit.