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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. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    yeh everytime i wear this flannel sportcoat someone always has to touch it and say "what is it? silk?"

    some scratchy ass silk then
     
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  2. MadAboutPlaid

    MadAboutPlaid Senior member

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    [quote name="Saltricks" url="/t/266986/

    yeh everytime i wear this flannel sportcoat someone always has to touch it and say "what is it? silk?"
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    Reminds me of the movie "Coming to America" - "This is beautiful, what is that, velvet?"

    I work with a bunch of guys with high incomes who are perfectly happy wearing Dockers and logo golf shirts every day. I do what I do but downplay it with the guys. I do, however, happily accept compliments from many of the females I work with.

    Every once in a while, a guy will secretly ask me something like "where do you get your shirts?" as if he is asking about buying drugs or something.
     
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  3. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    I get more compliments from guys than the ladies :(. This is of course hilarious to my friends who claim I am gay for not dressing like a total slob.
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yea I've gotten the "will you take my husband shopping?" question from women before.
     
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  5. Nelton

    Nelton Senior member

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    Being 17 and attempting to follow a bit of a SF forum mentality can be tough, as I often find I have to dress down a lot when out with my friends. Occasionally when in my DB suit for my sixth form, I get the odd "Don Corleone" etc jibe. I tend to get a lot more compliments from the teachers mainly female about the way I dress as opposed to my peers. It's fun though, I love dressing the way I do and being young means I can get away with the some great clothes like my pink chinos haha. Also its been really bugging me but when people say a OCBD blue shirt what do they mean.

    Cheers Nick
     
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  6. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Oxford Cloth Button Down; remember, "button down" refers to the collar and not the front of the shirt.
     
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  7. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Oh, don't worry, I'm not saying I'm a style bore - that path leads to incidents such as those in the OP where you alienate people with obsessiveness. Conversations go where they go, and more often than not, while they may start with style, they end up a long way away. [​IMG]
     
  8. Nelton

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    Thank you!! It had been annoying me haha

    Cheers Nick
     
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  9. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    My wife yelled at me last night because while I was watching Jeopardy I just couldn't get over the champion's knot/collar. It was atrocious - large windsor with a narrow straight point collar.
     
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  10. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I attended a meeting last week of all 150 or so people at my level of management along with everyone above us all the way up to the Pres/CEO. The dress code was billed as "business comfortable" whatever that is so most folks were in polyester polo shirts, Nike trainers and their best Dockers. I wore tan RLPL wool slacks, a spread collar white shirt (ties strictly forbidden), AE Sanfords in burnished chestnut and a Harris Tweed SC in honor of the impending season. Top level management gave me a number of compliments on my appearance.

    People at my level were mostly confused as to why I'd wear a suit. :brick:

    OTOH, my brother in law has a girl friend who has discovered that he will accept and wear items that she thrifts for him. While her sense of style is dead on, unfortunately, they have not yet learned about construction and quality so some of the items are not quite to my liking but ...whatever, eh? I was invited to accompany him to my alterations person to have some of her purchases fitted to him. He put himself completely in my hands so I suppose I must be doing something right.
     
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  11. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Hah...my mother in law and I are currently watching Family Feud and critiquing the various contestants' awful, obviously just purchased TV wardrobes. Steve Harvey is no great shakes, either.
     
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  12. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know I'm far from perfect myself, so I try to keep lecturing/snark to a minimum, but I must admit I kind of cringed when my little brother (your typical engineer) told me he had bought a black suit and silver coloured tie (I could do with the black suit, but I detest silver coloured cloths).

    I didn't actually say anything to him though, as I think it's an asshole move to do so. If he thinks it looks great I don't want to take that away from him by being snarky (and it's not like any of his colleagues dresses better anyway).
     
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  13. james_timothy

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    I knew I was far gone the time I was watching some pundit talking on a PBS show, and I stopped listening as I recognized the collar roll on this OCBD as Brooks Brothers.

    Very bad.
     
  14. facet

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    That made me laugh. So far, the only detriment has been to my wallet.
     
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    I don't think anyone here has ever advocated for explaining the different between a suit and an SC when that comment is made by a hot girl :brick: :brick: :brick:

    R U serious?
     
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    My sister has been happily married for ten years next weekend. One night ten years ago, her girlfriends went to a bar/club to hook up with guys and dragged her along; she had a headache and didn't want to go out, so she went in sweatpants and a sweatshirt so that everyone would leave her alone. At that bar/club were a group of guys also looking to hook up; one of them also would rather have stayed home, so he wore sweat pants and a t-shirt with paint stains. Four months later, they were married. Both are style-conscious people who normally dress the part.

    I always remind myself of that story when thinking about how clothing can drive all manner of relationships. Appearances do matter and I don't deny that, however, sometimes they end up mattering in a way that is different from what you might expect.
     
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  17. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    Wow! Their whole relationship is a big cliche! Very awesome story though.
     
  18. eliasgomez

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    as to the replies you are giving the women, very creative. im dressing up for a friends b day sat. might have to use some of though's responses. that is a crazy story also, i always hear im not going to meet THE ONE at a bar. now i have a story to reference too.
     
  19. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    "Trying to show off with your Hermes handkerchief, young man?"

    :embar:
     
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    It looks like a Jennifer Aniston or Meg Ryan 's movie script..
     

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