Is it rude to tell someone the label is still on their suit jacket sleeve?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by graymerica, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    And we answered, saying, "Our name is Legion: for we are many."
     
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    It's obvious that neither the guy or his wife knows that the tag should be removed before wear. It's pretty blatant that the tag is there when wearing a suit. I would tell him in private just so that he stops making the mistake in the future.
     
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    graymerica Well-Known Member

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    My wife 100% knew that it should be removed, just thought I should not tell him or bring it up.
     
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    I still leave all the tags on my dress shirt. It's on the inside, why bother?
     
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    Because you don't want to be embarrased in front of your drycleaner.
     
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    Being embarrased in front of your drycleaner might be understandable when presenting him with Y fronts covered in skid marks. In context of dress shirt, I fail to see how tags could be embarrasing. Be it a George shirt or Kiton one, why would any drycleaner give a shit about the brand of your shirt?
     
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    Just to clarify, I meant no disrespect to you or your wife. I would wager that she is beautiful, has a heart of gold and bakes a mean apple pie and all, but in this case she would be mistaken. Were it me, I probably would have told the guy right in front of everyone and if anyone called me rude, I would have said to that person, 'wait, you mean you didn't notice the tag on his sleeve?' Think about it, a group of people let the guy look like an ass and only you were willing to help him. Where I come from it means you were the only one in that group that cared enough to alert him. I would have said it like this, 'Bill, you must have been in quite a rush today..you forgot to remove the tag off your sleeve.' This would have given him room to maneuver without losing face by replying, 'Oh hey thanks Sam, yeah I completely forgot about it, heh, thanks!' No one is offended, and no harm done, in fact everyone could enjoy a chuckle together. Happy world.
     
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    In life as hectic as it is, I'm known to be blunt. Depending on the person's personality I will either tell them in front of the group or quietly tell them, but typically I'm not going to pull them aside.
     
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    If it's Chinese Alpha Males, yes, otherwise no it's not rude.
     
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    I don't get it at all. I think it's just plain dumb to waste minutes to pry off a neck label on a dress shirt. Who does that??? REALLY?
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    Probably best to just mind your own business. If he wants to appear an anal cavity, let him.
     
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    Hi alla. Firt post around here. Found a handful of interesting opinions. But this has really knocked me off. Why sould one do that if it doesn't hurt one's neck? BTW, my wife does that all the time with hers...

     
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    This is why I keep a seam ripper on me at all times.
     
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    Irony?

    (pun intended)
     
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    You were right in telling him. It can't have been rude if you let him know in a subtle, non-patronizing way. He may hold a small grudge, but in time it will wane and he'll be thankful.
     

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