CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. gdl203

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    It's a good looking suit and it stands out dramatically - there are just not that many DB suits out there, particularly well-cut DB suit on younger guys.
     
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    It's a good looking suit and it stands out dramatically - there are just not that many DB suits out there, particularly well-cut DB suit on younger guys.

    Pretty much. A shame that is the case as DB's are loads of fun to wear in my opinion, but c'est la vie.
     
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    I think this is gonna be another one of those threads...it grew by two pages just while I was reading it. [​IMG]
     
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    I think this is gonna be another one of those threads...it grew by two pages just while I was reading it.

    It's off to a great start. Let's hope it stays that way.
     
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    Silk is rebellious? I almost exclusively wear silk squares.

    Reread Manton's comments in this thread defining CBD
     
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    You've probably discussed this elsewhere, but why no linen? I probably wear linen squares 8 out of 10 days.

    I really despise colored and patterned linen squares, leaving only solid white, which I don't want to wear all the time.
     
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    I really despise colored and patterned linen squares, leaving only solid white, which I don't want to wear all the time.
    But you'll wear solid light blue shirts all the time. You're an idiosyncratic one, aren't you!
     
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    Reread Manton's comments in this thread defining CBD

    I don't read Manton's comments.
     
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    Welcome back Manton. Why is your tie C or even B? (At least in the context of the non-creative Bs).

    --Andre
     
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    By the way, it just now occurred to me that Manton's book in part makes the case for dressing as "dandily" as one reasonably can get away with in a given environment. If so, what gives with tonight's argument for CBD (however defined)? Manton, have you had a change of heart since you published your book, a change of style, or did I misunderstand you low those years ago when I first picked up The Suit?
     
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    This is the fit I caught flack for in terms of the cashmere tie not being CBD.

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    CBD when it got really [​IMG]

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    Please do notice how the tie's background picks up the the color of the [​IMG]

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    By the way, it just now occurred to me that Manton's book in part makes the case for dressing as "dandily" as one reasonably can get away with in a given environment. If so, what gives with tonight's argument for CBD (however defined)? Manton, have you had a change of heart since you published your book, a change of style, or did I misunderstand you low those years ago when I first picked up The Suit?

    To me, it just sounds like they're just two different philosophies. I imagine that Manton, like anyone, can do both in a given week, but he wouldn't when he goes to the office which is essentially what this thread is about.
     
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    By the way, it just now occurred to me that Manton's book in part makes the case for dressing as "dandily" as one reasonably can get away with in a given environment. If so, what gives with tonight's argument for CBD (however defined)? Manton, have you had a change of heart since you published your book, a change of style, or did I misunderstand you low those years ago when I first picked up The Suit?
    I got the impression that CBD depends on context - type of business, principal vs peon, young vs. old.
     
  15. Eustace Tilley

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    CBD when it got really [​IMG]

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    Please do notice how the tie's background picks up the the color of the [​IMG]

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    Dude, that does not qualify as CBD under any scenario.
     

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