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Offensively Bold Tailored Clothing

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Manton, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

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    That pocket square is not nearly foppish enough to my eye.
     
  2. Patrick06790

    Patrick06790 Senior member

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    I need a glossary to keep up with the abbreviations.

    I hope Manton takes a whack at Trad next.
     
  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    You guys don't know shit about dressing bold, now this fella here...

    [​IMG]

    a true dandy if there ever was one


    His shorts are too long...
     
  4. AlanC

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    I need a glossary to keep up with the abbreviations.

    I hope Manton takes a whack at Trad next.


    You can rest assured that an OCBD is not OBTC, but neither is it UCBD.

    Pay attention, you slack-jawed yokels. The lesson is not about Trad. It is about Conservative Business Dress. Conservative business dressers haven't worn Trad since 1965. Today Trad is a fad; it makes you stand out. NOT CONSERVATIVE.

    Maybe it's just DRAB.
     
  5. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Does this qualify as offensively bold?

    [​IMG]

    You will observe the following:

    (1) The base color for the suit is black.

    (2) The suit has a wide white pinstripe.

    (3) Observe the dark red pocket square'

    (4) Observe that it is being worn with monkstraps. [​IMG]

    (5) The tie is woven and it is orange and perfectly dimpled.

    OBTC or not?
     
  6. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Why don't you add a gold safety pin just to be safe?
     
  8. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I wore hoodies and jeans last Sunday. I'll probably do it again tomorrow, and I promise to take some pics.

    I"m not sure a cashmere hoodie counts. [​IMG]

    --Andre
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I"m not sure a cashmere hoodie counts. [​IMG]

    --Andre

    how did you know?
     
  10. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I think I was ranting to you about cashmere hoodies, and then you told me you had one. That was kind of embarassing.

    --Andre
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is probably more embarrassing for me [​IMG]
     
  12. Con Biz Dresser

    Con Biz Dresser Well-Known Member

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    Are you one of those dull-witted bovines who ate paste in grammar school as if it were some sort of delicacy?

    Or have you been abusing some other substance that blinds you to irony?


    Excuse me but did you and Manton both go to a school that specialized in teaching its students to be rude and disrespectful? This might just be a message board to you but from my perspective it is one that is based on gentlemen's principals and a code of professionalism. Even when I was in public school in South Philly I didn't encounter such unmannerly and abrasive conduct as you have just exhibited.
     
  13. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    This might just be a message board to you but from my perspective it is one that is based on gentlemen's principals

    Yes, they're the ones who told you not to eat the paste.

    Look, everyone here knows the baseline Manton. The affected Manton of the last two posts on what and what not to wear is just that, an affect, which most of the longer standing members appreciate and enjoy.

    You have somehow become, and doggedly continued as, the straight man.

    So, to answer one of your next questions, let me tell you that

    OK, you're a cab.
     
  14. Con Biz Dresser

    Con Biz Dresser Well-Known Member

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    Look, everyone here knows the baseline Manton. The affected Manton of the last two posts on what and what not to wear is just that, an affect, which most of the longer standing members appreciate and enjoy.

    While I realize this is the internet I just don't see why people just can't stick to being themselves.
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    While I realize this is the internet I just don’t see why people just can’t stick to being themselves.

    I gotta hand it to you. A brilliant line, worthy of Newhart, the patron saint of straight men.
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why don't you add a gold safety pin just to be safe?

    That would indeed be a fine addition to OBTC, but the shirt collar in question is too spread. But everyone should make a note to try that.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does this qualify as offensively bold?

    [​IMG]

    You will observe the following:

    (1) The base color for the suit is black.

    (2) The suit has a wide white pinstripe.

    (3) Observe the dark red pocket square'

    (4) Observe that it is being worn with monkstraps. [​IMG]

    (5) The tie is woven and it is orange and perfectly dimpled.

    OBTC or not?

    Well, but the shirt is clearly CBD, so minus two. You could mix more patterns. Minus another two. But the rest is quite strong. B++
     
  18. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Manton, I offer for your comment and expert scoring:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That pocket square is not nearly foppish enough to my eye.
    True, to elevate this ensemble to Bombastically Bold Tailored Clothing (BBTC), a printed silk square would be required. A bordered linen square would also give it a lift, though probably not all the way to BBTC. I held back because I didn't want to shock anyone.
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hope Manton takes a whack at Trad next.

    I've got the OCBDs. I've got the repp ties. I've got the Alden shells in #8. I've got plenty of gray flannel. But what I don't have is a pair of flat front trousers or an undarted jacket.

    Still, if someone wants to volunteer a pic, we can make a go of it. But please, PM me first. No point in wasting everyone's time by getting it wrong. Tell me what you have, and I'll tell you what to wear.
     

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