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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yeah SJ, Silver Jubilee does spring to mind but then again I didn't win anything!

    I suppose the Union Jack was lost to xenophobia but has been reclaimed quite rightly by the great and the good!
     


  2. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Glad you confirmed that, Cleav. It was a sorry contrast to the overwhelming pride seen in the US for the stars and stripes when I moved out here. I could never imagine flying the Jack on my house in the UK, but here...
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    It's sad that when I see that, the first thing that comes to mind is Gareth Bale.
     


  5. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    And here it is in the flesh. Some of the flowers are a little pinkish, which I'm OK with.

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  6. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Gennych gwaed Cymru, Clags? Fy gyn-wraig oedd Cymraeg iaith gyntaf.
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Grandparents. Apropos to a conversation with Cleav.
     


  8. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    In this thread of non-sequiturs, the raising of any flag is apropos providing it isn't in the form of a tie, which would fail to be within the remit of "advice," good natured or otherwise. Have you been to Wales?
     


  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    What?!!
    Is this for real? The Union Jack was associated with xenophobia???
    In America, our flag is flown with pride. It is pretty awesome to see how respectful Americans are of the flag.
     
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  10. AJL

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    Unfortunately, the starz n stripez can also be used as a a blunt instrument to dispense with any notion of reasonable discussion. Not egg-zackly what our forefathers had in mind methinks.

    Happy to be an American in USA//do not suffer patriotic fools gladly.

    Religion anyone?
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :nodding:


    now you have to kop formosa.


    yes you can.


    superb.
     


  12. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I hope that the Formosa fits on me as well as it does on @Murlsquirl and then I can go all out on other Formosas...
     


  13. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Unfortunately so. Xenophobia, fascism, racism. It was co-opted by the British National Party and others. Thankful that it has been reclaimed.
    This article sums it up I think.Here

     


  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Very nice article. Provides a good historical background of the Union Jack to a layman American like me.
     


  15. Coxsackie

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    OK. I'm going to ask a spectacularly stupid question here.

    I've been pinning fit photos I like to my Pinterest board. How do I go to that board to view those photos?

    I know it's stupid. But I just cannot work out how to see my own pins.
     


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