Do you have a 'signature-item'?

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  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I wear a monochromatic navy blue outfit about 80% of the time. Usually blue pants, white shirt, with or without a blue sweater.

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    I've often thought my Col. Klink style monacle showed a certain sense of style
     


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    I've often thought my Col. Klink style monacle showed a certain sense of style
    I was waiting for someone to make a monocle crack. Anyone care to ante up with a quip about their enormous member?
     


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    EG 888 last.

    That is all.
     


  5. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    Here is a quote from Bruce Boyer's book/essay-compilation Elegance about this topic (it was written in the middle of the '80s) :
    Also here's a vid for purple lovers, and here one for monocle-enthusiasts (both quite good, btw).
     


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    Mr Pelican Pants Well-Known Member

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    I've got a "siganture item" in my pants.
     


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    Jerome Senior member

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    ^ I bet you just signed up for telling me that! Hilarious!
     


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    stimulacra Senior member

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    Things I carry everyday and would feel naked without:

    1) Bathys 100 Fathoms (UV PVD)
    2) Swiss army knife (Spartan)
    3) Stainless Steel Spyderco Harpy

    In terms of wardrobe most days I'll wear some combination of OCBD and silk knit tie. The rest is a bit more flexible.
     


  9. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Some kind of exotic leather and/ or heavily stitched shoes.
     


  10. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Things I carry everyday and would feel naked without:

    1) Bathys 100 Fathoms (UV PVD)
    2) Swiss army knife (Spartan)
    3) Stainless Steel Spyderco Harpy

    In terms of wardrobe most days I'll wear some combination of OCBD and silk knit tie. The rest is a bit more flexible.


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    My BMW 335 with stick shift.
     


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    gladhands Senior member

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    Other than my monocle?

    I wear a bow-tie every Thursday, and only Thursday, however there have been dozens of occasions when someone in the office asked "Wheres' your bow-tie".
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    when wearing a suit i only wear a white shirt. call me boring but i think you just cant argue with the clean crisp look of a white shirt with a nice suit and tie.

    i always wear my JLC reverso. with a suit or shorts and a tee. i guess if i had more dough id buy a slimmer gold patek annual calendar or something on a leather band, but for now what i have works for me and i love it.

    here she is (i have the black leather strap too but rarely wear it, it was getting beaten up and is a pain to switch out)

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    Patek Senior member

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    My BMW 335 with stick shift.

    I can agree--although I do miss my E46 M3 that I had before it. I don't know if it is a signature item though as I tend to get bored and change cars every year or so.

    However, a few Dinan upgrades took care of most of that [​IMG] and I have a purpose-built RX-7 for when I really need to go fast.
     


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    I always wear braces, and most of my shirts (like 80% of them) are double cuffed with spread collars, and I always wear a pocket square. Whenever I wear a tie, which is generally at least 6 days a week, it use a tie bar or tie tac, depending on the weave of the silk. I always wear an automatic watch. I am a student, so any of these things in my circles is considered to stand out.
     


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