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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Well you've clearly understood the basics.

    Wow. Is this a new business model or your own innovation?
     
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  2. PapaRubbery

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    Learning from the best, boss ;)

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    Sorry, couldn't resist. :( Not meant to be in a mean-spirited way LM

    Not that I am a funeral director but it is a faux pas to draw attention to oneself at someone's funeral? Quite a few in the general public would see this as doing so.

    As I said before I deal with CEOs and Board of Directors who have many years and $$$ on me and part of my job is to challenge their processes and plans. In such cases you have to be bullet-proof as to why their unrealistic assumptions and models are potentially flawed. You can't really afford to lower yourself in their eyes as then your job is 100x harder and you are very easily dismissed.
     
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    You're right though - I can't fathom people lowering their view of someone because they have a white PS. It really is just beyond my ability to accept.

    I'm OK with that.
     
  5. Foxhound

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    I'll take a few fifty lashes please, DR.
     
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    It's not just the PS, it's the context.
     
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    You misunderstood RKLan. He wants to make the topic singularly on the PS only.
     
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    Back on topic, I guess?

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    how about one fifty lashes?
     
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  10. LonerMatt

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    I understand that, I just can't accept the mentality behind it.
     
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  11. Prince of Paisley

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    Matt, yes, it's hard to believe some people form negative, (sometimes vitriolic) opinions about you because you are wearing a pocket hanky. Or even just a suit. But it happens quite often. A lot of men (and women) are insecure and will be threatened by anything exceeding mediocrity, whether it be in dress or thought. My personal attitude is that these types of people will find any excuse to not like you if they really want to, unless you are completely incompetent, but toadying up for a promotion has never sat well with me. Then again, I am a tactless arsehole so I have learnt to live with the hatred of others, including "superiors" - in rank only - in my career.

    Secretly I enjoy it, and will happily wear a sharp suit or loud tie to piss off narrow minded peons. I find it amusing. Others may have large mortgages, gambling debts etc. that make them more risk averse in their workplace attire. It's their choice and none of my business; if you have to ask "is it ok to wear...", for you, it probably isn't.

    I think you have touched on a deeper issue - which is, if expressing yourself in your dress is something you enjoy doing on a daily basis, and it's important to you, you should be working towards a job with some freedom in how you present yourself. And also remember that work is only a part of life and just as you can wear jeans on the weekend, you can wear a pocket hanky to the opera, to your son's little league games, to Aldi...

    As for pocket hankys at a funeral, I've done it. White silk.

    But I hardly knew the guy.
     
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  12. LonerMatt

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    Man, I love you and all, but are you sure you live in reality? Have you been officially welcomed to the real world?

    Genuinely though, thanks for your perspective.
     
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    Oli, I'll send you a PM.
     
  14. LonerMatt

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    Serious question: presuming that you do have legitimate complaints sometimes about someone's insane judgement, or ludicrous personal bullshit do you not find it hard to work for them? I'm not wording the question correctly (because I assume everyone would find it hard to work for who they work for at times).

    Like, in my head, I'm imagining finding out that someone found my white PS a problem and just failing to repress a rant about how there are, you know, big issues in the world and that my PS just isn't worth anyone's emotional energy and that they can take their money and fuck off, and things like that. Again presuming that you're a good person and essentially have some perspective, if most people are that nitpicky and shallow doesn't that affect your desire to actually do decent work for them?
     
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  15. Prince of Paisley

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    Yes, please don't clog up our existential discussion with meaningless clothes talk.
     
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    I know better than to express opinions here, old chum.
     
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    Only the impotent are pure.
     
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    Every man knows in his heart that nothing is worth doing.
     
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    It's all worth nothing, and everything.
     
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    You are a man of hidden depths - I didn't expect to see G.K. Chesterton quoted here.

    "If the only end of the thing is nothing, it hardly seems worth doing."
     
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