1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

    Messages:
    3,379
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Was your dad happy? I am really getting bored with my job.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    Noodles, I think it is pretty clear that he is just resentful of the fact that he is a 30-year-old man without a job living in his parents house and you have a good job in a reliable field in a major city and can afford to have nice things. I would feel more sad for him than anything else, and that really put any more thought into it than that.
     
    3 people like this.
  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

    Messages:
    9,830
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Location:
    Bahstan
    Well, there's always the possibility of entertaining other relations should the criteria meet standards that are mutually beneficial to both parties.
     
  4. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

    Messages:
    2,905
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    To this day, he tells me, "The happiest day in my life was when I found out I passed the CPA exam." He's (probably half) joking that it beats out our birth (twin).

    He still tells me he woke up every morning as happy as he could possibly be. Going to work, getting new clients and signing new deals (mainly loans for theatres, trucks, helicopters, etc), etc. He also loved getting dressed up. I used to get up early to watch him pick out his suit and tie every morning. If there was an SF when he was still working, he'd have been a moderator.

    It also helped that he had a corner office and we got to watch the parades from way up high.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
    3 people like this.
  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

    Messages:
    3,379
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    I can relate to your dad's feeling when he found out that he passed the CPA exams.
    It's a nightmare we all go through, at least the ones who choose to take them.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    Jester, that is awesome. For some reason that made me think of Clavin's dad from Calvin and Hobbes.
     
    2 people like this.
  7. Kira

    Kira Senior member

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

    Messages:
    3,379
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
  10. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    3,212
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    The wrong kind of boring.
     
  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    1. Quite nice. Not the nicest tie of all time, but usable and good looking.

    2. Meh. Just an ok shade of pink and kinda shiny.

    3. Turrble. Horrible shade, too shiny, poor horizontal twill, and too light to almost ever work in an ensemble.

    4. Ugly. Needs no explanation,

    5. See above.
     
    2 people like this.
  12. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

    Messages:
    3,445
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Of course! I think I meant something slightly different. This guy has a very strong opinion that, as a think tank accountant, you spent too much on a suit. I was curious what he thinks the right number is. But I'm kind of generally fascinated by people having very strong opinions about super narrow issues like that.
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    10,005
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Location:
    Texas.
    Kira, pretend like you have all the money in the world. Find ten ties on eBay and post them here. With pictures, so we don't have to click through. Then we can look at what you chose to figure out what your tastes are when money isn't an issue. We can determine what features you like in a tie and we can point out what makes these ties worth buying.

    After doing that, don't bother with any tie that doesn't possess those qualities, regardless of how cheap it is. If that means you only buy two ties a semester, so be it.
     
    6 people like this.
  14. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

    Messages:
    3,379
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    I bet his opinion would have been different if I was working at a Fortune 500 company. But the thing is, I would be earning right around the same money. His statement was made with an assumption that a think tank does not have a great compensation package.

    Everyone has to make choices on how to spend his money. I choose to spend on what I like and what I consider as important to me. One happens to be suits.
    It has been proven that well dressed people are more successful than those who aren't. Of course, their work has to back them up.

    If I need suits for work and happen to spend a thousand or two on them, that's really my choice. It isn't anyone's right to judge.
     
  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    8,962
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    

    I might be paying them a visit in SF.
     
  16. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

    Messages:
    3,379
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
  17. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    8,962
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    You realize that is a flannel patch pocket...like the one I tried to sell you!
     
    2 people like this.
  18. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

    Messages:
    3,379
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    [​IMG]
    Formosa PoWs have been restocked!!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
  19. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

    Messages:
    3,445
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
     
    2 people like this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by