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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    On the subject of dynasties: I would define a dynasty as a sustained high level of play lasting distinctly longer than the average success/failure cycle for comparable teams in which several championships are earned. This certainly puts the Spurs on the level of a dynasty, however certainly not at the meteoric levels of success of some others. On the other hand, what they have been able to accomplish is in some ways more remarkable. Considering how long their core players have been able to sustain success it seems to me somewhat more rare than, say, 4 championships in 6 years or so. Consider it something like the NE Patriots.
     
  2. heldentenor

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    College basketball vs. NBA is almost an analog for anthopologists vs. engineers. Do you care more about the game as a ritual thickly enmeshed in a culture, or the game as a precision performance bound largely by its own logic?

    For me, college all the way, warts and all.
     
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  3. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    @TweedyProf was the one that came up with the snooty title and disastrous first post. But I agree, the name needs to be changed into something more inclusive
     
  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    So true. Especially since I like anthropologists more than engineers. No hate.
     
  5. TM79

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    Re: Spurs

    I still saying winning 3 in 5 years in the free agency age in a sport qualifies you to be called a dynasty.

    I understand what people are saying about a core of players but to me it's also more impressive to do it without a strong core like MJ, Pippen, and Grant. That means you have some pretty sick role players and great coaching.
     
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  6. TM79

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    Yeah, definitely. The thread title is so pretentious sounding. I can't get down with that.
     
  7. heldentenor

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    Why not just rename it "Thinking About Classic Menswear?" Is that too grandiose/reductive?
     
  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    If I may be so bold, my SWD thread is called "SWD Theory", Why not Classic Menswear Theory? That's really what it is when it comes down to it, isn't it?
     
  9. Academic2

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    I think threads should begin with the equivalent of a mission statement.

    Once that's in place, even if only provisionally, other decisions, like what to call the thing, become much easier.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  10. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Deeper dive into CM?

    Random style thoughts?

    CM for nerds and junkies?
     
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  11. The Noodles

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    You all are complaining while everyone here has the option to create a new thread.

    I agree that the name should be changed. And I have begged Clahorn many times.
     
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    This is the CM equivalent of SWD's "Random Fashion Thoughts" thread
     
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  14. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    While I'm obviously failing to follow my own advice a few post back, I do rather like "Clagshead Revisited."

    For some thread, at least.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  15. kulata

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    This is not about your thread. You own this one for life. :D
     
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  16. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    By the way, I'm responding to people's complaints about the title of "The Grad Lounge."

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    I agree. I was talking about The Grad Lounge title, Noodles, not this thread.
     
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    Eventual #StyFoDude Tweets
     
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  20. Coxsackie

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    I don't mind "The Grad Lounge" as a title.

    Finally it becomes apparent that you sports bores are talking about basketball teams. I had no idea. I thought maybe baseball, or that ridiculous contest you insist on calling "football" although the ball only contacts a foot maybe once or twice in the entire game.
     
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