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If you ever needed proof that The Times is going downhill

R.O. Thornhill

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle5181804.ece

On the topic of "Dark suits maketh man"; some highlights:
- "Well, the little black dress, or LBD as it is known in the trade, has its male equivalent in the LBS, or little black suit. And, dare I say it, is even more versatile than the girls' version of this staple. "
- "But while grey, blue and black suits all have a place in the modern wardrobe, it is the last that will serve you best at this time of year."
- "For black tie just add a white shirt and plain, er, black tie"

If I had a subscription I would cancel it now
 

gorgekko

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I like black suits and even I find that objectionable.
 

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"This look, made famous by Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, has become known as Hollywood Black Tie and will pass muster at all but the most starchy gatherings."
 

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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill
If I had a subscription I would cancel it now
I no longer buy the Thunderer but read the odd article online. When a moronic loser like Danny Finkelstein (adviser to SDP, John Major, William Hague) is Chief Leader Writer, you know that it is beyond parody.
 

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yeah, I don't agree with all the people here and at aaac who say black suits are unnaceptable, but I would never wear one in leiu of black tie. I like wearing them to casual events when its dark out, but black suits are not formalwear(or semi-formal wear).
 

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I don't think I could take someone seriously if they wore a black suit with black tie. It would look like a stupid costume, the sort of thing a 15 year old wears to a dance.
 

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Who wrote that piece (of s**t.)
 

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What comment did they remove?
 

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At the moment there is a comment:

What absolute idiocy.

There is no place in any man's closet for a black suit.

David Valenta, Downers Grove, USA
 

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You mock now, but this article is the butterfly wing beat that will result in black suits being accepted by SF groupthink as appropriate 'smart casual' evening wear by winter 09.
 

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Originally Posted by Tangfastic
You mock now, but this article is the butterfly wing beat that will result in black suits being accepted by SF groupthink as appropriate 'smart casual' evening wear by winter 09.

Damn. You're probably right.

 

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