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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton, what is your opinion about a 4x2 suit for CBD? I like oldogs 6x1's, but the 4x2's look a bit leaner; is there a question of formality?
     
  2. Mr. Pink

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    I don't love the sperm tie, and for monks to be CBD (barely) they can't have a toe cap or medallion. Well, double monks can have a cap but those are not CBD.

    Not sperm:

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  3. CaymanS

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    Manton certainly has good taste, but his dislike for red ties is a personal quirk (like Foo's dislike for orange ties). To say that red ties have no place in the canon of conservative business dress is a stretch...

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  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Great pic.
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not sperm:


    Vaginas.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of those presidential ties, I would say Reagan's and Bush I's are wine or maroon, not red.

    I am certainly aware that solid red is a go-to politician's tie. But I don't like it. I have one, BTW, in grenadine, but I haven't worn it in like ten years.
     
  7. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    Vaginas.

    Much better
     
  8. Ike

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    .. and the obvious irony that red ties used to be used to identify oneself as a homosexual. I imagine it's lost on GWB, for example.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    .. and the obvious irony that red ties used to be used to identify oneself as a homosexual. I imagine it's lost on GWB, for example.

    What? How is this obvious? I have never heard such a thing.
     
  10. Redwoood

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    I don't love the sperm tie, and for monks to be CBD (barely) they can't have a toe cap or medallion. Well, double monks can have a cap but those are not CBD.

    I don't want this to turn into another black-suit type of thread, but this distinction between single and double monk wrt CBDness seems rather arbitrary (and somehow Trini got away with it, too).
    Care to elaborate?
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't want this to turn into another black-suit type of thread, but this distinction between single and double monk wrt CBDness seems rather arbitrary (and somehow Trini got away with it, too).
    Care to elaborate?


    Tradition. The only two monks that I think are truly in the "canon" of classic shoes are the plain toe single strap and the stitch cap double strap. I like my Jermyn II but it's a modern shoe. I would never wear a monk with any broguing at all.
     
  12. Redwoood

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    Tradition. The only two monks that I think are truly in the "canon" of classic shoes are the plain toe single strap and the stitch cap double strap. I like my Jermyn II but it's a modern shoe. I would never wear a monk with any broguing at all.

    Now, I'm confused.

    Is a double-monk categorically not CBD?
    Is a cap-toe double-monk categorically not CBD?
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now, I'm confused.

    Is a double-monk categorically not CBD?
    Is a cap-toe double-monk categorically not CBD?


    No, two seperate points.

    1) The only "correct" double monk is one with a stitch cap.

    2) Double monks, even the correct ones, are probably not CBD.
     
  14. tazmaniac

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    I'd say double monks in general are not really CBD. There is a guy in my office who regularly wears a (black) pair, however.
     
  15. tazmaniac

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    BTW, Manton, as we are on the topic of shoes: What exactly did you mean by "funky" regarding my shoes a few pages back?
     
  16. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    I've been asked for a picture of how the Minnis 520 Fresco looks when made up as a blazersuit. I know some don't like the points up PS, but I like it with linen squares with colored borders.

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  17. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    very nice.

    shoes too light?
     
  18. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    very nice.

    shoes too light?


    Thanks.

    Yes, shoes are too light. I was actually wearing light gray pants with this outfit today. Since someone asked for a picture of the suit, I swapped out the pants so he could see the full rig.
     
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    Thanks.

    Yes, shoes are too light. I was actually wearing light gray pants with this outfit today. Since someone asked for a picture of the suit, I swapped out the pants so he could see the full rig.


    Looks great; think that might be the next length of cloth that I pick up. Did you get the suit made local?
     
  20. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    You look itchin' to draw yer gun with that stance. [​IMG]

    Have you lost weight? If not, very flattering cut on that suit.
     

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