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Can you wear a pocket square to a law school party?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by josepidal, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    You know, it's not mandatory that everyone read and respond to every thread. You can always ignore threads that don't interest you.
    Several people have already expressed the view that Jose needs to develop a little more security and sense of personal style and look a little less for validation from this forum. Beyond that, the "look how self-assured and clever I am, as demonstrated by how contemptously and insultingly I can pile onto the Jose-slap-fest" starts to look petty and infantile, imho.
     
  2. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    Wear 1. Fuck it, wear 3. Make 'em all pink. Tie a couple of the fuckers on your hands while your at it:

    [​IMG]

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  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You know, it's not mandatory that everyone read and respond to every thread. You can always ignore threads that don't interest you.
    Several people have already expressed the view that Jose needs to develop a little more security and sense of personal style and look a little less for validation from this forum. Beyond that, the "look how self-assured and clever I am, as demonstrated by how contemptously and insultingly I can pile onto the Jose-slap-fest" starts to look petty and infantile, imho.


    Yes and no. It may help carry the point across in a more effective way than the previous instances you are referring to
     
  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I would strongly urge you to not wear a pocket square. People are already paying an inordinate amount of attention to how you dress, how you speak, and how you write. Anything that draws additional attention is to be discouraged. Instead, I would suggest you concentrate on identifying what the popular students wear and try to copy the colors, styles, and fit as precisely as possible. Of course, this extends to making sure that you know the clubs and bars in which they hang out, the drinks they order, and the food selections they make. At all costs, seek to avoid individuality; it will only bring derision.
    Avoid date-rapes; they will not gloss it over for you.[​IMG]
     
  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    The question is why are you mixing terms here? A Law School... party?
     
  6. Man In Space

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    Jose -
    Although I do agree that you do seem to obsess too much over minute details, I do have great respect for your ability to filter out all of the crap spewed your way to get to the good friendly advice given by some.
    You're like a boxer who is improving despite daily ass-kickings and still manages to remain standing and come back for more.

    Even if the pocket square/blazer at the bar was "over the top", who really cares? Would that be worse than the guy in shorts and flip-flops? I'd rather be overdressed than underdressed even if I end up looking like I'm trying too hard.

    By the way, it seems to me that some people feel the need to respond to every one of Jose's posts because it's an easy way to increase their own post count.

    Who gives a rat's asshole what his threads started vs. threads replied to or whatever the fuck that stat was?
     
  7. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I do have great respect for your ability to filter out all of the crap spewed your way to get to the good friendly advice given by some.
    Heh, thanks. In every forum, there are people whose opinions are as wise as they are well meant. For example, I've listened to a respected denim proprietor comment about having to filter out the posers on Superfuture, etc.

    I don't think sounding out people about tweaking your style on a style forum is a sign of insecurity (it might be a sign of sufficient security to do it). Maybe obsession, but we're all guilty of that to various degrees.

    I think making inane comments on an Internet forum ad nauseum is a sign of insecurity.

    I simply love the couple of pocket squares I have because I purchased them in Singapore while taking a brief tour with an SF'er. I've received countless compliments on the particular navy/gold square I always wear with my blazer. As whoopee and others said, it's no big deal. Even if I were in fact overdressed by my peers' perceptions, I ended up joking that I was the only person in the room licensed to practice law already, and that cracked everyone up.
     
  8. odoreater

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    Jose -
    Although I do agree that you do seem to obsess too much over minute details, I do have great respect for your ability to filter out all of the crap spewed your way to get to the good friendly advice given by some.
    You're like a boxer who is improving despite daily ass-kickings and still manages to remain standing and come back for more.

    Even if the pocket square/blazer at the bar was "over the top", who really cares? Would that be worse than the guy in shorts and flip-flops? I'd rather be overdressed than underdressed even if I end up looking like I'm trying too hard.

    By the way, it seems to me that some people feel the need to respond to every one of Jose's posts because it's an easy way to increase their own post count.

    Who gives a rat's asshole what his threads started vs. threads replied to or whatever the fuck that stat was?


    On the other hand, starting a million useless threads pushes the useful threads down further where they are less likely to be seen and where people are less likely to respond to them, thereby decreasing the overall quality of communication on the forum.
     
  9. MrRogers

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    Heh, thanks. In every forum, there are people whose opinions are as wise as they are well meant. For example, I've listened to a respected denim proprietor comment about having to filter out the posers on Superfuture, etc.

    I don't think sounding out people about tweaking your style on a style forum is a sign of insecurity (it might be a sign of sufficient security to do it). Maybe obsession, but we're all guilty of that to various degrees.

    I think making inane comments on an Internet forum ad nauseum is a sign of insecurity.

    I simply love the couple of pocket squares I have because I purchased them in Singapore while taking a brief tour with an SF'er. I've received countless compliments on the particular navy/gold square I always wear with my blazer. As whoopee and others said, it's no big deal. Even if I were in fact overdressed by my peers' perceptions, I ended up joking that I was the only person in the room licensed to practice law already, and that cracked everyone up.


    So if it's a non-issue why bother to post about it.

    I do admit I like your posts because I think you're a quirky guy. From the old "'antiquing' 1000$ shoes with fountain pen ink posts" to the "does my custom blazer that's 4 sizes too small fit ok post" I love em all!!!!

    Nevermind what others think of your dress as long as it is professionally appropriate when necessary. I wear all kinds of crazy stuff and take chances with my dress on a daily basis. I'm also one of two men in a graduate cohort of 21 women. Opinions of me may vary but at the end of the day I dress for myself and could really care less if someone has a negative opinion.

    MrR
     
  10. gdl203

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    I think making inane comments on an Internet forum ad nauseum is a sign of insecurity

    Here is something we may all agree on
     
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    By the way, it seems to me that some people feel the need to respond to every one of Jose's posts because it's an easy way to increase their own post count.


    I don't think this is true.
     
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    By the way, it seems to me that some people feel the need to respond to every one of Jose's posts because it's an easy way to increase their own post count.


    On the other hand, maybe you have a point.
     
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    JBZ Senior member

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    By the way, it seems to me that some people feel the need to respond to every one of Jose's posts because it's an easy way to increase their own post count.


    Nah...I just don't believe it.
     
  14. Hanseat

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    As far as I can recall you're attending Harvard Law School, where in the US, if not there would it be okay to break out a PS? Also, isn't everyone trying to be 'special' there anyway- so that's your mark of distinction, it's a mark of honor!
     
  15. Augusto86

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    Quote: Originally Posted by Man In Space By the way, it seems to me that some people feel the need to respond to every one of Jose's posts because it's an easy way to increase their own post count.
    I don't think this is true.
    On the other hand, maybe you have a point.
    Nah...I just don't believe it.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. marc237

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    Avoid date-rapes; they will not gloss it over for you.[​IMG]

    Yes, but wearing a pocket square would then make it far easy for the polic to pick you up after.

    Officer: "Do recognize the man you say Ms. LaRue met in the bar among the men standing in that room - take your time.

    Witness: "Yes, he is the one with the pocket square. I would recognize it anywhere. No Harvard man would ever wear one. I know something was fishy."
     
  17. Master Shake

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    Yes, but wearing a pocket square would then make it far easy for the polic to pick you up after.

    Officer: "Do recognize the man you say Ms. LaRue met in the bar among the men standing in that room - take your time.

    Witness: "Yes, he is the one with the pocket square. I would recognize it anywhere. No Harvard man would ever wear one. I know something was fishy."

    Jose may end up being the next Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. retronotmetro

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    I don't think this is true.

    Stop wasting bandwidth.
     
  19. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    On the other hand, maybe you have a point.

    Srsly, stop wasting bandwidth.
     
  20. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Nah...I just don't believe it.

    Enough already.
     
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