Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VRaivio, Feb 9, 2013.
To be fair, it was self-imposed...
Apologies for my naivety - has there been a thread that tried to capture the "rules" as opposed to "wardrobe basics"?
Wait. Wut? Really?
It only leads to arguments about what's a rule and what's just convention, and what's a personal preference. Also there are some rules that are generally known and generally observed (don't wear black shoes and a brown belt) and some that aren't generally known nor observed (don't wear black suits during the day).
Arguments can be good.
No, it couldn't, because all such rules are conventions.
Well, the way I interpret them, conventions are statements of what's done. In contrast, rules are what should be done. Often they are one and the same, but not always. No?
So would it make sense to start such a thread? Might be best if a dubiously honoured member did to allow for vicious moderation.
It's already happening in the good taste thread Manton started.
I think I'm using the word "convention" poorly. Is "your pants should be a lighter shade than your jacket" a rule? I'd say no, but it's a good guide, and mostly you will see well-dressed men wearing trousers that are lighter than their jacket when not wearing a suit. But I wouldn't elevate it to a "rule".
Yes, but that's irrelevant. A school, club, restaurant, armed service, fire brigade, business or whatever can set precise rules, because it can enforce them coercively on its property or among its members or employees.
I don't understand. A "rule" is simply a normative prescription. It is a statement of what you should do. In real life, rules are distinguished from "guidance" or "best practices" due their enforcement by some authority. But here, there is no such authority. Rules, guidance, best practices, etc., are all the same thing for our purposes.
Fair enough - that process will work but be limited in content by the pictures posted whereas a "rule" thread would be more direct.
I think this is mostly an SF thing.
That's not what I'm getting at.
Why do you think schools adopt a uniform. What are they trying to achieve?
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