Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    "OCD" tendencies should not be called "OCD tendencies" is what I mean because OCD is a very specific situation, especially when there are English words that mean the same thing, ie "being neurotic". I agree with those things being worse, but I think yeah, hyperactive is a perfectly fine word and doesn't trivialize actual conditions. Being neurotic, obsessive, hyperactive, all perfectly reasonable description, it's when you take a very specific part of the spectrum and make it representative of the everything, especially much lighter conditions that's an issue, ie. being unhappy can be considered depression (maybe not clinically, but certainly literally sure), but using a word that denotes suicidal tendencies to refer to your state of unhappiness when it's not accurate at all, is trivializing the condition of people who literally might kill themselves at any moment.

    ADHD certainly is, on average, a less severe condition, but it varies from person to person and the common sentiment that "it's not really an issue" and that it's "made up to make excuse for lazy children" is entirely unhelpful so I like to avoid promoting that kind of thing. It's easy for people without conditions to say that this or that condition is not that big of a deal.

    ADHD being overdiagnosed (if it is; it's also underdiagnosed for some, depends on which demographic) just tells us how fucked the whole mental illness situation is, it doesn't mean it's not a big issue imo.

    Anyway I was more annoyed at "psycho". People have no idea what psychoses really means or is like. Just look at at the % of psychotic people in real life doing harm to people other than themselves, compared to % of psychotic people in film and media turning out to be murderers or otherwise harmful. It's a bit of a joke that society thinks the least dangerous people in the world as the most dangerous, and the people who hurt or take or exploit the most are seen as the most balanced and normal.
     
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    I literally just finished reviewing behavioral sciences yesterday for my upcoming exam, coincidental to see all the talk of it here. Anyways, do I get extra StyleForum street cred for wearing a Loro Piana blazer for Halloween?
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  3. ridethecliche

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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a ridiculous amount of experience with mental illness -_-
     


  5. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    So does our english friend who hasn't been posting that much anymore.

    Why can't I remember his name. I feel silly now...

    Edit: Holdfast!
     
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  6. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Of course, just an easily graspable example. Comparing everyday sadness with debilitating depression from people who have no suicidal tendencies would also be bad, but that's something that most people seem to not grasp. "They are just sad, just need to buckle up and stop moping" etc etc, as I assume you're familiar. It's unfortunate but without using specifically tangible and graphic results (ie. suicide) it's hard to explain to people how serious the issues can be.
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Would love to have seen that.


    We dont PM that much.
     


  8. ridethecliche

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    Yes, but worst case scenarios like that lead to well intentioned* politicians trying to set up laws to monitor all clinically diagnosed patients with depression.

    *read: stupid/crazy
     


  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    ditto

    makes for an existence more readily informed
     


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    i'm gonna go contrary to the common belief in this thread...

    @The Noodles

    buy the PoW.

    its an awesome suit...and if you wear it, get good use out of it, and enjoy it...then it is money well spent.

    I would say order it, try it on, see if you can envision yourself wearing it, and if not...return it and get one of the grey options...
     
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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Noodles: If you're getting a Formosa, get the gray sharkskin. Stitchy is crazy. Flannel is wonderful, but it's not one of the first five suits to get. SuitSupply seems perfectly acceptable for filling out your rotation. Again, Stitchy is crazy.
     


  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Get the PoW. Wear it once a week. You clearly love it. It isn't exactly a stupid purchase. Should you get the staples first? Yes. Is it ok to ignore what you should do? Sometimes.
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Get a cotton solaro...it's exactly what you need.

    ....I just want to add to the confusion.
     


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    That's on my list for this spring...

    Solaro is awesome.
     


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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Yup. I will post pix when I get it. We'll see then.

    Fudge! Putting on new tires took 3 effing hours. WTH! But it really handles wells and luv it.
     
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