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Help a socialist dress

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Allen, May 5, 2013.

  1. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    Hi. I'm a socialist and I need help on picking an outfit for an evening event I'll be attending about a month from now. I usually wear a suit and tie when everyone else does, but a suit is really a right-wing institution and this time I actually want to make a political statement(and clothes are useful at sending messages :p ).
    There is no dress code per-se, although I'm expecting most people will be wearing suits and I don't actually want to offend. I was perhaps thinking of wearing a sport coat of some sort, dark blue cords and a light purple OCBD. But would a sportcoat actually be more leftist than a suit? Any ideas? Since it's a month from now, I still have time to place an order with my tailor, so feel free to suggest anything I might buy(no Mao suits).
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do as Gandhi did.
     
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  3. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    Find a sportjacket made of jean material - the fabric of the proud working man. :slayer:
     
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  5. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    Red socks are generally viewed as right wing in an individualistic and "I'm a special butterfly" kind of way.
    As far as denim goes, I would rather wear jeans than a SC.
     
  6. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Suits are right wing, yet you have your own tailor? Fail. You already wear suits, so don't act like a child throwing a temper tantrum. Suit up!
     
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  7. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    Just to clarify, my tailor is a local tailor and also a friend of mine, so no "man oppressing man" here :D
    Again, this event is more political in nature than, shall we say, a wedding(at which I usually wear a suit, if that's the dress code) and that explains me not wanting to wear a suit.
     
  8. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    We don't need to know about your personal life. Just tell us what type of suit you want.
     
  9. Pembers

    Pembers Senior member

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    Look into chambray.
     
  10. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    A Socialist with a sense of irony? Or is it ignorance?
    Your avatar is of Salvador Dali, almost alone in the Spanish
    Arts community in his de facto support of Franco's Fascists in the Spanish
    Civil War and the regime that followed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_DalĂ­
     
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  11. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Duplicate Post
    (Fascist Plot! )
     
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  12. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Buy something vintage and have it altered. Thus you are recycling and providing the opportunity for work. Wear a red tie, or a rose lapel pin.
     
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  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Spalla Camicia has returned
     
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  14. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I was going to mention both Comrade Lenin's suit wearing, also wearing an old-fashioned worker's cloth cap for a more proletarian look, but nmfa beat me to the punch on both counts!
     
  15. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    One word: monochrome. Now you may say that is how a Communist dresses but the difference is that a Socialist chooses to wear it, whereas a Communist is, shall we say, strongly encouraged to do so.
     
  16. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy Senior member

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    Socialist. Get a suit like everyone else. Second choice if you are a successful closet capitalist masquerading as a socialist would be to get a nice suit and then buy the same for everyone else.
     
  17. gambit50

    gambit50 Senior member

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    Switch a couple of letters around and go from 'socialist' to 'socialite' and then it will all be clear to you, grasshopper.
     
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  18. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Huh?

    Wear a Mao suit, and be done with it.
     
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