Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    Ahem.... (from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_(title))

    "[In the UK, "Registered medical practitioners" hold the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (usually also with surgery). Though they are holders of bachelor-level degrees, history has allowed the use of the title doctor by physicians, however, it is recognised that it is in essence an honorary or courtesy title. ..... Australia and New Zealand use the titles of Mr and Doctor, in the same way as the United Kingdom."
     
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  2. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Teach!
    A colleague compares physicians to mechanics and considers those with PhDs as the only "real" doctors. My surgeon FIL would disagree though.
    But what I find fascinating is that in the US dentists and even pharmacists are given the title of Dr....what!!!??

     


  3. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I'm neither, but as I understand it, the word "doctor" really means "teacher". So unless they're also teaching, one has to ask why physicians insist on being called teachers? :)

    Incidentally, on the "familiarity" thing, I do some guest lecturing with primarily American undergrad and grad students. I can't remember any of them calling me by my first name unless invited to do so. But then I always wear at least a sports jacket and tie. I find Americans painfully polite most of the time - a complete reverse of our national stereotypes. British people tend to curse like dockers, even with strangers.
     


  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Dentist and optometrists (hope there are none here) do not deserve the title Dr. Cavity or Dr. Cataracts.

    Americans nowadays are becoming more educated in other cultures and are getting better with manners.

    I hate meeting Koreans (especially older) at work because I have to bow at a 45 degree angle and my American coworkers make fun of me. "Sigh."
     


  5. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Then you put it online so we can make fun of you. You love the pain, Noodles.
     


  6. Oneflewover

    Oneflewover Well-Known Member

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    Yorkshire Day over here in the UK. So would be perfect.

    http://www.yorkshireridings.org/news/yorkshire-day.html
     


  7. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    I always understood PhDs can perform small operations.

    Q. How do you hide a C note from a surgeon?
    A. Hide it in the patient's chart.
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    An economics professor and his student are walking down the street and see a hundred dollar bill on the ground. The student bends down to pick it up and the professor tells him not to bother, that the bill is fake. The student asks how he knows this, and the professor explains that had it been real, someone would have picked it up already.
     


  9. in stitches

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    I am also a Doctor. A Doctor of looooooooove.
     


  10. The Noodles

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    I wonder if Clag bows...

    Anyhow since we're on the topic of titles, I like to rant about this:
    I cannot stand idiots who put MBA after their names on their resumes. That is the most annoying $#!T I see around my peers. IDIOTS, MBA.
     


  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I need your help fellow Noodlers.
    As I transition from 38R to 40R, I am cleaning out my closet. One of the victims of this transition is this RLBL suit. From my encounters on SF market, I have gotten offers between $300 ~ $400. I bought these at full retail [​IMG]. Should I let these go at such $#!TTIE prices or just keep them as beaters?

    EDIT: I have a black one (pictured) and a navy one (not pictured).
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  12. SeaJen

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    Ho else would one know that the individual has a shallow understanding of a broad array of topics? [​IMG]
     


  13. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Someone is prepared to pay you $400 for a black suit? Bite that hand off!

    Don't confuse the price you paid with the worth of the item. $400 is a great price for any used suit. Look at how many suits Spoo sells for more than that. Not many. Only Kiton suits regularly beat that price, and they only average about $500 on teh bay.
     
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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have never found a Kiton suit or SC (of recent model) under $1000. :( It should be noted I'm a size 38 though, my size always sells out very quickly.
     
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