Have you ever had an occasion where SF mentality/attitude/uniform etc. been a detriment for you?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Saltricks, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. tj100

    tj100 Senior member

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    I have a "job interview uniform" that consists of a Jos. A. Bank suit, Cole Haan captoe, and a plain white shirt.

    A recruiter that I was working with a few years ago mentioned that my suits looked too expensive for me to be taken seriously as a "hard working" guy (in the trenches in finance).
     


  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Just thought of another one. My roommate started dating this girl who is a "stylist" (immediate red flag, IMO). Anyway we were sitting on the couch the other night and I was in sweats as I had just finished working out. She went on a rant about how Marc Jacobs makes the best menswear and that she would love to pull some pieces for me because it would be a great style, etc, etc and how, obviously, judging by my current attire, I could use some tips.

    I thanked her for her suggestion and then went, politely, yet in an informed manner, on a bit a tirade about the terrible quality, too-trendy styling and how he is in no way, shape or form a good fit for my style. The entire time I could tell she was completely taken off guard and at the end of it was actually quite pissed that a guy knew more about the brands that she was recommending to her clients than she did. When she asked what brands I would love to wear all the time I said Kiton and Attolini and explained why. I might as well have been speaking Chinese.

    Needless to say the roommate asked why I had to be such a dick after she told him and she is "no longer a fan of mine." C'est la vie.
     
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  3. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    hahahahahaaha!!!!

    but thats a $6,000 watch! its THE sports watch of the 1980s...

    well in philly, its worth FIFTY bucks.
     
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  4. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    ive gotten that for years, even before SF. the nice thing about getting married, is that you dont have to look approachable anymore...i can become even MOAR of an asshoal. :D
     


  5. OTM

    OTM Senior member

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    I like to reply to the question of why I am so dressed up today with my favorite Andre3000 quote:

    "Some days you wake up feeling a little extra spiffy!"

    or something of the sort...
     


  6. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    In some of my circles, that would get you cut.
     


  7. OTM

    OTM Senior member

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    Somehow I anticipated that reply.
    It really doesn't read good.
     


  8. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Yes. But who gives a flying toss? If you're going against the grain of current sloppy clothing, you have to know that you're going to get shit from other for it.

    It's interesting, I'd never think to openly mock someone who's obviously poorly dressed; yet many deride those who dress "well". It just comes with the territory.

    i wish I had a dollar for everytime I've been called Clark Kent, Superman, Peter Parker, Spiderman, etc., by some random person on the street.
     


  9. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    Went over like a lead ballon.... Twice. :slayer:

    In Manton's book you have to figure out how to read his voice to understand when he's being arch and when he's being serious.

    On my work side, every single thing about SF is detrimental. Like tj100's interview suit, I have my "science uniform": faded old somet jeans,
    blue OCBD shirts, suede alden boots. I wear it whenever I'm in a group of 50 or more of my colleagues.
     


  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    lol!
     


  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    People at work constantly ask me if I have an interview that afternoon...
     


  12. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    The other day I saw a man enter the restroom, I followed him in there. He was taking a leak, I stood next to him, I looked over and said "Nice Suit". I never saw a guy leave so quickly.

    Another time, I was at a bar. A hot chick came up to me to compliment my suit, I said to her "whats underneath this suit is even more impressive". Within 10 minutes, we were passionately making out in my car. I later paid her $200 for services rendered.

    ...........
    EDIT
    if you guessed this was BS, you were right :laugh:
     
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  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    This problem can be solved by approaching girls yourself and/or smiling at them.
     


  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If it's a lady asking, I usually go with, "because I thought I might see you today"
     


  15. jobro

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    Seems like SF wasn't such a detriment to you. I don't want to know what you were saying to random strangers in restrooms in your pre-SF days.
     
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