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I should never have entered Esquire's BDRM contest.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    foo's is more of a stigma he is having to deal with , a fallout from the press. he is compared , dissected and critiqued and verbally abused (not obviously) in circumvent manner disguised as a 'compliment' perhaps. totally different thing.

    As I like to say. Oh well.
     
  2. hamish5178

    hamish5178 Senior member

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    is the today show appearance on youtube? linky?
     
  3. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    And the shoes. Oh god. People look at my shoes like I'm a homeless person with dirty cardboard strapped under my feet. No, they're not Gucci or Ferragamo. Yes, I know I can get them for what I paid for these. Shut up, shut up, shut up.
    It could be worse. You could have won. Then you'd be wearing square-toed Kenneth Coles.
     
  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    This is what happens when you look 16 but dress like you're 60. Deal with it brah.
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    remember. the 30,000 dollars worth of Kenneth cole merchandise?

    you still have to pay taxes on that.

    consider around 9000 i would guess (on the retail value of the clothing).

    that's a big time loss.
     
  6. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    This is what happens when you look 16 but dress like you're 60. Deal with it brah.
    Listen to Moo. He knows how to handle this sort of thing. When someone gives him a hard time about his ostrich shoes or his deerskin murse, he just pops them with his cock-and-balls signet ring.
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    The original post should have been an article updating Tweed in the City.


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  8. MyOtherLife

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    Mr Foo, You have my deepest respect. You got on TV and showed 'em all. As for your current situation, they'll never recognize you in these... [​IMG]
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    From one NYC associate to another--I think a major part of your problem is your location, and that it would be just about as bad if your colleagues knew that you regularly posted on this forum, but you'd never entered that contest. Heck I get annoyed just overhearing some of my colleagues talk about style, much less having to discuss a pocket square with them.

    You know that almost every male white collar professional in this city who cares what he looks like also thinks he's a style expert, but primarily dresses according to NY nightlife trends, what his other douchey colleagues told him was currently cool, and what his girlfriend/female friends think is "hot." Clothing here is almost entirely either a) status driven, or b) bargain driven. I know very few young professionals who don't either shop at some store they regard as an upgrade, like Pink, or think they're smarter than everyone for using a bargain traveling hong kong tailor that's "a lot better than those other ones." They're really into custom tailoring, even though the most they could probably tell you about the fabric they selected is whether it's a super 120s, and the color, and they only got measured once so the fit looks about the same as tailored off the rack. "But check out this awesome bright red lining!" Peacocking is a major element of this style. Ultra-shiney, plush ties with windsor knots are another part of this--your unlined ties with a FIH will seem really strange to guys who think the bigger knot the better. When one's primary motive in dressing to display their income, style is a pretty empty term.

    Single young professionals suddenly earning six figures, in a city designed to take their money by constantly making them feel outdated and not desirable enough, are never going to understand your style/the aesthetic prevalent on the SF or promoted by blogs like ASW.

    Living in Manhattan, you don't stand a chance at sanity if your colleagues your age are trying to talk to you about style. Since everything's a dickswinging contest here to the extreme, in the context of style there's just no way out of this one aside from a location or profession change.


    I think this about covers it. Just add into the mix the projected ostentation that you're better dressed than everyone else.

    A little ironic coming from anyone who posts frequently here. Just saying.

    Not at all. I come here precisely because I don't want to talk to people about clothes in real life.

    Stop hanging out with old and uncool people.

    I'm not sure cool sub-28-year-olds would want anything to do with me.

    That's one thing they got right, no?

    No, because my spectacles are spectacular.

    This is what happens when you look 16 but dress like you're 60. Deal with it brah.

    How do you deal with . . . oh forget it.

    The original post should have been an article updating Tweed in the City.

    This is Tweed in the City.
     
  10. voxsartoria

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  11. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    - I had 15 minutes of national fame for something a couple of years ago. It *amazed* me how differently I was treated for awhile by people I had known for years. It will pass after a bit, don't worry.

    - In the meantime, realize that every comment/question is a compliment. Even the guys who are trying to say "I have Kiton" or whatever. They are wanting validation from you that they have something good. You are the acknowledged expert. So their comments are compliments and signs of your achievement. You can use that prestige to your advantage if you wish.

    I assume jokes about the "BDSM" contest have already been made?
     
  13. musicguy

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    So was this Dan getting his K.Cole prize last year? Interesting.
    I'd be curious to see the UK Winners' shopping sprees.


    Poor guy. Having to try on all that crap with that 'style expert' giving him advice. Ug. I think the best part was when he had him switch out his watch for that shitty KC watch. That cotton/poly sport coat was just awful.

    I assume jokes about the "BDSM" contest have already been made?

    First time I saw it I thought it was Esquire Bedroom. I was like, that's kind of odd with pictures of dudes. HAH
     
  14. Trompe le Monde

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    Every guy asks me for what I think about their clothes, but in a disingenuous, bragging manner, as if to make sure I know I didn't deserve to be a finalist because his jacket is Kiton/Brioni/Zegna/Armani/RLBL.

    I always politely say "Very nice. I like it."
    They follow-up with: "Do you know where I got it?"
    "Huh, I dunno."
    "It's a Kiton/Brioni/Zegna/Armani/RLBL."
    "Oh, cool. Good stuff."
    "What designer is yours?"
    "Oh, I had a tailor make it."
    "Oh . . . well, check out Kiton/Brioni/Zegna/Armani/RLBL. I got a gay friend who works at Bergdorf/Saks/Bloomingdales who says it's the absolute best."



    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] stop hanging out with lawyer types
     
  15. Burton

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  16. Mr. Moo

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    Listen to Moo. He knows how to handle this sort of thing.

    When someone gives him a hard time about his ostrich shoes or his deerskin murse, he just pops them with his cock-and-balls signet ring.


    FUCK yes.
     
  17. Wes Bourne

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    Ever since I was a finalist and appeared on the Today show, I can't escape discussing my clothes with acquaintances and friends now eye me up and down every time I see them.

    Now they know how we feel.

    Even worse, they always look disappointed and skeptical.

    We know that look.

    I wore a blue OCBD under a navy cashmere v-neck jumper and grey trousers with longwings to a holiday party

    ich_dien uses that term instead of sweater; he's English, what's your excuse?

    Of course, they also ask for advice, which I try not to give. But then push comes to shove, and I make a recommendation. At least a dozen male friends have asked me what kind of shirts I like to wear casually. When I tell them I like Brooks Brothers OCBDs (and explain what those are), they grimace and point out in a pitying tone that they've already upgraded to Pink or Tyrwhitt. I'm sick of explaining what my "hankie" is for and why it doesn't match my tie. Everyone has asked me at least once where to buy a "cool pinstriped blazer" to wear with jeans.

    Please. You love that shit. Tell them to submit their questions here.

    Suddenly everyone's a critic and a fashion editor.

    Instead of only you?

    I don't like talking to people anymore because they can only seem to talk about what I'm wearing.

    I doubt that, but on the off chance that it's true: you do love talking about what you're wearing. Btw, the conversation around here lately hasn't been about what you're wearing simply because you haven't started one of these damn attention whoring threads in a while.

    Let this be a lesson to others.

    Fvck. Here we go again. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. TheWGP

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    That video of Dan was just painful to watch. Especially the watch part... seriously, they need to step it up or just make the prize all cash. Who would pay the taxes to keep the crap they give them? Seriously?
     
  19. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    is this like when those people go on reality shows, allow camera's into their homes and then complain about the attention [​IMG]

    If you did not want to be looked at as a mannequin, you probably should not have enterered a national contest where the final would be televised on national TV. Why anyone would want to put themselves out in the public eye like that, when their career/job has nothing to do with fashion, it boggles my mind.
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    is this like when those people go on reality shows, allow camera's into their homes and then complain about the attention [​IMG]

    If you did not want to be looked at as a mannequin, you probably should not have enterered a national contest where the final would be televised on national TV. Why anyone would want to put themselves out in the public eye like that, when their career/job has nothing to do with fashion, it boggles my mind.


    Are you saying that he should enter again next year?

    [​IMG]


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