If style is your beautiful wife fashion should be your exciting young mistress

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  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I'm not even sure what your objection is. I thought I was engaging in your discussion along with a minor aside about a television program.
     
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    johnvw Senior member

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    +1. Exceptionally eloquently stated.
     
  3. bertie

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    so i can't top that previous post by Claghorn but this subject never gets old so let me add a few quotes that may spur us on:

    "Elegance is not the perogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future."
    - Coco Chanel

    “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
    ― Oscar Wilde

    “To achieve style, begin by affecting none.”
    ― E.B. White, The Elements of Style

    “The first rule of style is to have something to say. The second rule of style is to control yourself when, by chance, you have two things to say; say first one, then the other, not both at the same time.”
    ― George Pólya, How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

    “The most durable thing in writing is
    style. It is a projection of personality and you have
    to have a personality before you can project it. It
    is the product of emotion and perception.”
    ― Raymond Chandler
     
  4. David Reeves

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    .....do you think I should tweet my OP?
     
  5. YRR92

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    Sure, why not? I mean, not my approach, but I find comfort in consistency, which is why I tend to wear the same kind of thing most days. The particularly fashionable people I know tend to enjoy fundamentally switching what they wear every once in a while. Heck, I might end up in that camp -- I can't tell you where I'll be in five years, much less ten.

    Right now, of course, the clothes I find comfortable were mostly invented before my parents were born.
     
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    Dunno - my style - I mean wife - tweets but I'm a dinosaur that way. I would prefer if we did this by regular mail.
     
  7. bertie

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    lederhosen?
     
  8. YRR92

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    Wore a kilt once.
     
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    You must persist in your kiltish ways lest it be seen as fashion. Own it - make it your personal style
     
  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Given the current state of "fashion," with these ridiculous undersized suits that bisect your fly and your ass, I'd say that Fashion is not an "exciting young mistress" but a cheap, skanky whore! (Not that I haven't frolicked with some of the latter!)
     
  11. YRR92

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    But kilts are in fashion... I already have enough in common with Kanye West...

    ... That's a lie. I should have more in common with Kanye West. Also, "habitually wear a kilt" is somehow not the worst advice I've read on here.
     
  12. bertie

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    when you say "latter" are referring to cheap whores or skanky whores (just for a complete record mind you)? Never mind - I just remembered the difference between former and latter.
     
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    You have made my day.
     
  14. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    And it's not yet 2:00 AM for me yet.
     
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    I concur with the title.
    Wife is something sophisticate, timeless, and will(or have the potential) to spend the rest of time with you, although shape and form changes, the allure remains constant.
    On the other hand, mistress is excitement, sexy, filthy, it only stays good for a short time, certainly not something you want to keep for a long period.

    I am not going to discuss whether a man must have a wife and mistress, but in clothing everyone should accept style and fashion. Style only comes with consistent pattern of fashion.
     
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