Conservative Business Dress

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Clearly the problem here is semantic---Manton is stuck on half-way Claremont-esque UCBD. He needs to embrace the full Monty of UCBD

    http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=BY03H27


    Is that a Naked Guy reference?
     
  2. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    I have to admit, it's pretty damned close. Earlier critics are probably right that pocket flaps are more conservative than besom pockets, so you get a point there. However, I have to deduct a point for the Windsor knot; too much artifice. I can't tell if the tie is woven or not; if so, deduct another point. I suppose that the small amount of color in the tie is acceptable, but it might bump you back down to mere CBD status rather that UCBD. Reds and yellows are thrilling, enlivening, and exciting -- Not Conservative.

    I believe that's a Shelby/Pratt; notice how sharply angled it is. Didn't you write some kind of book on this shit?
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I believe that's a Shelby/Pratt; notice how sharply angled it is.

    He's already confirmed it's a half Windsor, douche:

    The knot is a half windsor.

    You mean this?

    http://www.amazon.com/85-Ways-Tie-Sc.../dp/0767906438

    No.
     
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    Teacher Senior member

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    He's already confirmed it's a half Windsor, douche:


    Then we're both wrong; in fact, I'm closer. [​IMG]

    And that "douche" crack hurt.
     
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    ted Senior member

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    Then we're both wrong; in fact, I'm closer. [​IMG]

    And that "douche" crack hurt.


    Girls, girls, you're both pretty.
     
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    Teacher Senior member

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    Girls, girls, you're both pretty.

    Thank you.
     
  7. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Is Rolex conservative?

    --Andre
     
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    eg1 Senior member

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    You are driven in a black Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 to run down poor immigrant children, beggars and the general riff-raff while cigar smoke wreathes out of the back window.

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    This might be fun, but it is NOT conservative business behaviour ...
     
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    ABALO Senior member

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    Depends on the nature of business....
     
  10. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    Right, like throwing out a five-dollar word like neologism wasn't just to impress us. You don't fool me; I deal with undergrads like you every day.

    that's how we form plurals of symbols and abbreviations/initialisms, like VP's. Sheesh.


    Ha. Thanks teacher. I know my grammar is bad, but i swore that was correct.
     
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    JBZ Senior member

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    I think Dr. Phil has one where they care about the inside.

    He's a touchy-feely, candy-ass, panty-waist by the way.


    And that "douche" crack hurt.

    Perhaps Manton meant to write "touche."
     
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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Ha. Thanks teacher. I know my grammar is bad, but i swore could have sworn that was correct.
    Fixed
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    To the extent that prescription eyeglasses are an important accessory for those required to wear them, which styles are most appropriate with conservative business dress?
     
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    To the extent that prescription eyeglasses are an important accessory for those required to wear them, which styles are most appropriate with conservative business dress?

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  15. Con Biz Dresser

    Con Biz Dresser Well-Known Member

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    Manton, it's great that you have tried to tackle CBD pictorially - the ensemble you posted looks very conservative. I do think Kapser has a point regarding the shoulders, although not about their degree of conservativeness, but rather their degree of business(ness?). There's nothing fashion forward or flashy about them, so they don't lack conservativeness at all, but in this photo they do look a little slouchy and I think a cleaner, crisper line would look more "business." Just my thoughts, I think that's what Kasper is getting at but I could be wrong.

    Gehrig, thank you for making the point better than I could; I was getting a little frustrated in the moment and might not of expressed myself as well as I would of liked to. Maybe I was being overcritical about the shoulders of Manton's suit but that might just because the lack of padding and slouching is foreign to what I am familiar with. I do think though that the use of "ultra" and "neo" conservative in regards to dress is not necessarily helpful for those of us who take our professional appearance seriously as it does add a political overtone which I don't feel is appropriate in the workplace.
     

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