Offensively Bold Tailored Clothing

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

  1. tutee

    tutee Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's not that light; more of a postman's blue. Lighter than navy to be sure, but darker and more muted than avion blue. The stripes are bold, but they're still stripes. A double windowpane is inherently bolder than any stripe.

    "Inherently"? Like the casualness of a DB patch pocketed suit? Get Real will ya? That is what "YOU think Not other people. Wear it infront of good ol' natured conservative minded people and they will let you know otherwise.


    Too warm to wear. The weather has turned. It's hibernating until fall.

    Remember, part of the "charm" in being offensive is utter & complete disregard of climatic conditions around you. Such as wearing heavy tweed artciles when people are wearing just shirt & ties or wearing 3-pc linen suits when rest of the public is in flip-flops and shorts.
     
  2. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am "trapped" in the very Ninth Rung of business casual hell, where men go to the office dressed as if they were going to work on a roofing crew. This allows me to dress as dandified as I want--without fear of ramifications, since no one else there is remotely qualified to take over my position. In fact, I am envied and esteemed by some who wish they could dress better or by women who wish the other men dressed better. I can have all the fun I want with things like my green blazer, white trousers, specator shoes, white bucks and the like--things that would never be tolerated in CBD or UCBD business environment. FWIW, my supervisor (an ultra-Trad, BTW) described me as a "real gentleman" on my last review.

    Jan, I do believe your allusion to give away manton's next endeavor. Forget The Prince. The foundation for his next guide is surely Dante's Commedia.
     
  3. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    I am "trapped" in the very Ninth Rung of business casual hell, where men go to the office dressed as if they were going to work on a roofing crew. This allows me to dress as dandified as I want--without fear of ramifications, since no one else there is remotely qualified to take over my position. In fact, I am envied and esteemed by some who wish they could dress better or by women who wish the other men dressed better. I can have all the fun I want with things like my green blazer, white trousers, specator shoes, white bucks and the like--things that would never be tolerated in CBD or UCBD business environment.

    FWIW, my supervisor (an ultra-Trad, BTW) described me as a "real gentleman" on my last review.


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    Indeed! Pink pants to the office...
     
  4. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    Ahhh, It is gems like this, that allow one to realize the limited wisdom of so called gurus like Drucker, Freidman, CP Snow, Kierkegaard etc.

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    Clearly CP Snow misunderstood the issue: scientists can never talk with intellectuals until they learn how to dress. Neither understands OBTC (much less CBD), but rumpled has no truck with frumpy.
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    With all due respect Manton I feel you are stepping over the line with your degrading comments about what the man in this photo is wearing. Who are you to humiliate a stranger on any message board let alone one that is supposed to represent the better aspects of society and which I always assumed was populated with gentleman who knew the definition of professionalism? For all you know this man could have some sort of disability; how would you feel then to make fun of what he is wearing in such a mean spirited manner? Considering the state of your suits in the photos you have posted, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if your closet looked as if a bomb was dropped in it.
    Your spirited defense is appreciated. Your rhetoric bears evidence worthy of Cicero.
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    With all due respect Manton I feel you are stepping over the line with your degrading comments about what the man in this photo is wearing. Who are you to humiliate a stranger on any message board let alone one that is supposed to represent the better aspects of society and which I always assumed was populated with gentleman who knew the definition of professionalism? For all you know this man could have some sort of disability; how would you feel then to make fun of what he is wearing in such a mean spirited manner? Considering the state of your suits in the photos you have posted, I wouldn't be all that surprised if your closet looked as if a bomb was dropped in it.

    Post of the year? Kasper, you're a great troll. I am impressed.
     
  7. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    This thread is incredible, and not just because it's working on about ten different levels to different groups of posters.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Thank you Mr. Manton for your lesson. Please post pictures of your outfits of what one should wear.
     
  9. tiecollector

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    Thank you Mr. Manton for your lesson. Please post pictures of your outfits of what one should wear.

    Better yet, we all want to see one of your outfits on your body.
     
  10. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Better yet, we all want to see one of your outfits on your body.

    Actually, I want to see one of Manton's "outfits" on Kasper.
     
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    What, in the original photo? There are cufflinks, you just can't see them.
    I was merely pointing out you should have put it in the original post as I do believe it has to be mentioned!
     
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    This thread is incredible, and not just because it's working on about ten different levels to different groups of posters.

    I think he's finally learned how to post on the internet.
     
  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you Mr. Manton for your lesson. Please post pictures of your outfits of what one should wear.

    I've done that already:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33066

    Pay attention, people!
     
  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I was merely pointing out you should have put it in the original post as I do believe it has to be mentioned!

    OK, fair point. I took it for granted that everyone would just assume that OBTC requires cufflinks. Next time I will try harder to write for the level of my audience.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    A conservative business suit: a thing so fucking simple made so fucking complicated by so many stupid people with so much damned money.
     

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