Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.
STD? WTF? LOL?
speaking of monograms... I just commisioned a shirt with Hamilton with initials of ob4cl on the cuff
its homage to my fave Wu Tang solo album
I bet NORE has NORE on his cuffs.
Funny story, I was recently at someone's house for dinner and he was wearing cufflinks with his initials, which were SS. Normally I wouldnt think anything of it but the S's were shaped like lightening bolts so it looks a lot like a nazi insignia.
that would be kind of awesome.
it's just the music geek in me
I think all monograms are a bit silly, but question: what colour do you get them in?
Do they influence your tie + pocketsquare combo?
I don't think so... I wear mines wif anything
but imo monograms are as "silly" as cufflinks.
Interesting points, Jeff. Honestly I think there is a great deal of over-thinking going on here. Then again, it is SF so that is to be expected. I guess I'll have to think I want a monogram because I see them often and like them and you'll have to think I'm projecting ego . Seriously though, it's just something that I think adds a nice, personal detail. Not advertising how awesome I am. I self promote well enough in that arena. Nonetheless, thank you for the sincere and thoughtful post.
All and all I'm kind of taken aback with the reaction to monograms here. I thought them a very normal and natural thing for people to do. Apparently not so much. I suppose, for the time being, they're just one more point on my SF rebel scorecard.
not really any more silly than a pocketsquare when you look at it like that.
Still not to my taste.
I just have my mom sew my name into the collar.
handiwork for the win.
It depends on your tolerance for being perceived negatively because there is often little upside to having the monogram. More often the connotation is either neutral or negative.
I liked the idea of monogram clothing, until i saw someone with them on their clothing. To me, it carried some connotations of elitist pedigree, which i don't have. So i will be passing on the monograming.
i do not agree with that. i personally own nothing with monograms. but i have thought about a few times, and it has nothing to do with flaunting anything. its just neat.
Those would be absolutely legitimate in my book. They stop being subtly self aggrandizing and become an amusing bit of whimsy- which I think should be heartily encouraged.
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