I critiqued my boss's clothing yesterday, and still have a job

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Closer, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. peezie

    peezie Senior member

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    hahaha best post so far in this thread
     


  2. comrade

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    Good advice, except for the patch pockets.
    I hate patch pockets.
     


  3. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Are you actually in Silicon Valley?
    If so, I have some recommendations.
     


  4. Closer

    Closer Senior member

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    No, not in Silicon Valley. We sell technology solutions, ERP software systems, to a pretty blue collar industry. Our clients are usually in the midwest. Our clients usually wear khakis and polo shirts. I have always dressed well, but made sure not to dress to well or get too fancy around my clients. For example: I always wear barrel cuff shirts instead of cuff links. The reason I gravitate toward dark suits, white shirts and solid or grenadine ties and such is that I don't want to stand out. I want to look sharp but wear nothing garish or flashy. I wear very high quality items, but nobody knows their cost except me.
     


  5. OinkBoink

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    Ironically, my statement was based on your bizarre attacks on others who were responding, quite reasonably, to your initial bizarre post.
     


  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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  7. herringbonePete

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    First post - after a bit of lurking - and this is the thread I chose to do so on..(.can I kill more than one bird with my stone?)

    I skim-read the OP's post and thought it generally a good summary of what I believe has come to be SF 'Group think'.

    So I was surprised to see people turn on him.

    The advice of not wearing black I thought was bang on. In general, it is not a great colour to wear for all the reasons people give. There is some method behind the madness.

    Good forum this! If I may, although there is some merit in SF groupthink, ie .black I do think people take all the rules a bit seriously at times. I sometimes wonder if people tend to hide beind anonymity and that there is a bit of classic internet 'nerd'/over control syndrome going on a bit and that in real life, we can slip here and there.

    I like the Australian thread - people seem very grounded. I should confess - I am an Englishman living in Melbourne. Much of what I read interests me.

    Thanks guys!
     
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  8. ter1413

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    so why are you stressing what you said????
     


  9. Closer

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    I wasn't stressing. I just found the whole situation odd.

    Many people on Styleforum post about being the only well dressed person at their company or the pressures of overdressing. I had to endure that for years at my office. So I guess this change is welcome.
     


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    What are his top 5 favorite bands?
     


  11. ter1413

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    :rotflmao:
     
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  12. Closer

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    I guess I just don't understand why you are asking. I am aware of some bands that he talks about and what concerts he chooses to attend. I don't really know or even care to know his top 5. I don't really get why you keep asking me these types of questions.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How about restaurant? Does he have a favorite?
     


  14. daspianist

    daspianist Well-Known Member

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    What I don't understand from the OP's post (and would appreciate his enlightenment here) is that, if the CEO and OP are such good friends (and for more than a decade), why would there even the be concern, and amazement (as gleaned from the title), at not being sacked for offering the boss friend sartorial advice?
     


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    It is obvious that you are fucking with me to amuse yourself. I hope you are amused.
     


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