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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    You and I are of like mind in this respect.

    While I certainly did date a few blondes in my youth (including one particularly jaw-droppingly beautiful wench with Scandinavian ancestry), I've always tended to prefer dark girls - by that, I mean those with olive (or darker) skin, black hair, and brown eyes.

    My first wife was a Sri Lankan Burgher and my current spouse is Chinese.

    I myself am pale as a ghost, with blond (well, it used to be blond) hair and blue eyes. This puts me at a distinct evolutionary disadvantage, due to my high skin cancer and cataract risk. For that reason alone I would prefer not to procreate with another paleface. Dark gals rock my world.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I grew up in a city with a Spanish speaking majority. That indeed might have contributed.

    Archer says octaroon all the time.
     
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  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Yeah, I just say I prefer 'tan' girls - whether that be Latina, Asian, mixed etc. (this actually also includes tan white girls though...)
     
  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Lol at cox for 'cataract risk'
     
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    Ethnicity is not so important to me, as long as she has classic proportions, a balanced colour palette and a coherent overall fit. Though I do tend to prefer smooth textures over coarse and a generous lapel roll.
     
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    Veremund Senior member

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    Try a belt with a slide buckle and no notches.




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  7. Isolation

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    I can't say pussy or cock either. Those words in particular are too tied in with a culture/way of viewing sexuality I'm not fond of associating with.

    Also, Clags will be proud I think, that I've got my hands on an SS Washington (SB peak lapel) and wore it with gray flannel trousers as a separate. It's a pity though, the sleeves are a bit too short, I don't think they leave enough fabric to lengthen it do they?
     
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  8. Kid Nickels

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    What on fucking earth? The first one I think is possibly bullshit… the second one weirds me out… I definitely picked the wrong time to just casually drop by.
     
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  9. Isolation

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    Maybe I was brought up a bit conservative and so on. I'm not squemish about sexual things, but I don't like the way it's discussed and depicted in popular media and culture.
     
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    As opposed to the financial and societal advantages of being pale? ;)
     
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  11. Coxsackie

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    Now, that's an interesting comment, and worthy of a detailed reply. But off-topic as it is, I'll spoiler it.
    There's no question that I have taken advantage of both financial and societal advantages of my pallor - or more specifically, my Caucasianness. This is pretty much a "given" in the Australian society I grew up and matured in.

    However, the times are changing. Australia is no longer the bulwark of white-skinned Anglos it used to be. The racial diversification of our population is unstoppable. I personally think this is great. But it raises all sorts of challenges, most of which are related simply to the pace of change.

    With each new wave of migration, society has to adapt and accept, and this can be difficult. Right now, we are grappling with an influx of migrants from various Muslim-dominant areas. The overall percentage of Aussies who identify as "Muslim" is still small, but they are regarded with suspicion by many.

    If you're from the Middle East, or the Horn of Africa, or China, or wherever, you can't really hide your ethnicity. It's written on your face. I was able to hide mine. (I'm a "wog" and I have an unpronouncable middle-European surname, but I c -n pass for an Anglo.) But in Australia these days, we have all types of face and all types of skin. I would hope for a gradual cultural stabilisation whereby we all accept this and work together for the common good.

    Having said that: I do strongly feel that we need to acknowledge the "special case" of the First Australians. Everybody has a right to their unique inherited culture. Australians have an obligation to ensure the continuance of the culture which developed here over many thousands of years prior to our continent's "discovery" by seafaring adventurers from afar.

    The above sentiments are, as expressed, woefully inadequate. But it's the best I can do.
     
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  12. Isolation

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    I am Australian actually, and it really saddens me that Australia gets into the news for xenophobia and racism so much. I guess it's because it's a very real problem, but I obviously personally know a lot of great people who appreciate the diverse culture Australia offers, so it's sad to see that side hidden by the bigotry.

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    Suit supply~
     
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  13. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Ha. I've lived in Australia, Germany, the UK, and China. Racism is everywhere.
     
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  14. Isolation

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    Most certainly, human nature, good and bad, is everwhere, but the way media and mainstream culture engages with it varies, and the way it interacts with people can vary.
     
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    You can add Korea to that list, Cox.

    I believe a certain white man here was spit upon by a Korean drunkard.
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @Kid Nickels
    No bullshit, and I didn't have a very conservative upbringing at all. And from what I gather, Iso is anything but conservative in such things, at least in a broad sense.

    Just goes to show how much variety there is out there.

    Oddly enough, I never had any problem using "pussy" in a pejorative sense, especially when one wasn't properly bringing it on the basketball court (probably a microaggression). Phallus is just plain fun to say at a bar, especially at loud volumes. Never used either terms seriously though.

    @Isolation, you should be able to lengthen the arms a bit

    @Cao Cao
    Twice!
     
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    I bought a pair of grey wool flannel pants from Luxire recently. I took measurements myself from a pair of black wool Pal Zileri suit trousers that I thought fit well. To cut to the chase, the Luxire pants seem a touch too snug in the seat; it feels like the pants are being held up by my ass.

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    And here are some shots I took in front of a mirror.

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    Do the grey pants just have less "give" than the black pants because of wool differences? Does the nylon in the grey pants matter? Or should I just increase the hip measurement (and other measurements?) next time?
     
  18. WillingToLearn

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    Measurements much tougher to get right than sending in a pair that fits well. First hand experience
     
  19. Kid Nickels

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    I suppose, but IME anything EXCEPT "pussy" is odd. I have dated numerous women of various ethnicities, languages, religions, etc. both in the US and abroad … invariably they all used "pussy". Of course men speaking with other men will obviously use any of a number of colorful terms, but I honestly have never heard a woman say anything other than pussy save for the rare exception.

    http://jezebel.com/my-neck-my-gash-men-dont-know-what-to-call-your-vagin-1667400986



    True and as well… but being from the US, Oz is the only country (I'm sorry to say) in which I experienced racism that made me feel as if I'd travelled back in time.
     
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