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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ProfessorShak, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Senior member

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    Is no one else curious as to what 'culture' this is? [​IMG]

    North American? [​IMG]
     
  2. hadamulletonce

    hadamulletonce Senior member

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    +1 See Iammatts thread about extended family...

    Alternatives:

    2) You're considering going gay for the tax benefits, and trying out the waters

    3) You're being secretly filmed for a reality show that requires you to dress that way

    7) if you think this is gay, you should see the silky negligee I have on underneath


    Great ones...

    To each their own. And you're boning their daughter/sister.

    +1 Excellent point.

    Stay away from sharp snarky comments towards her in-laws. The satisfaction isn't worth a poor relationship with your in-laws.
     
  3. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    He wears tight clothes from Armani Exchange and YOU'RE gay?!?!?

    +1

    Or you could say "Honey, thanks, but you're not my type"
     
  4. SeriousBusiness

    SeriousBusiness Well-Known Member

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    Your brother in law sounds like a guido. You don't need to listen to him.
     
  5. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Your brother in law sounds like a guido. You don't need to listen to him.

    Bigtime.

    Armani Exchange, ALDO, and Banana Republic.

    What a DB.

    Tell him to get the fuck off or you'll slap him with your ring hand.

    Don't take masculine fashion advice from people that worship prissy gay fashion designers.
     
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    What culture is this?
     
  7. sweisman

    sweisman Senior member

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    Help us out here...What were you wearing? What does too gay look like?
     
  8. ProfessorShak

    ProfessorShak Senior member

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    Is no one else curious as to what 'culture' this is? [​IMG]

    In terms of style, I consider it very boring and unconcerned. Think Uzbekistan, where old fat men wear jackets that they can't button, are sticking out from the shoulders and need 3 inches in to see the cuff, AND this would be a good jacket for them.
     
  9. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    While i think we all like feeling a bit self-righteous and snobby for dressy "preppy", the fact is everybody has a different idea of what looks good and therefore how they feel when they're wearing what they think is right. The fact is, you each believe that the way you dress makes you look good... the only problem I see here is your ego and belief that dress codes other then yours are wrong or bad... but realize they're just not "right" for you, so it doesn't mean it's not right for him... I'd avoid personally attacking that person back becuase then you're just being egotistical and trying to pretend like you're better then them. It might feel good, but frankly I think it's immature. My advice is, shrug your shoulders and say I think what I'm wearing looks good and sends the right message to the people I care to have me acknowledged. Just cause you think it looks gay doesn't mean it is, and I would never wear what you're wearing. You're not the type of person whose opinion really matters to me. or something along those lines
     
  10. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    he likes tight fitting clothing. He's mostly into Armani Exchange, ALDO, and Banana Republic.
    And YOU look gay?! [​IMG]
     
  11. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    i take some shit once in a while for dressing well, but most of it is just good ball breaking. If you dress well all the time, expect to get ribbed a bit, it comes with the territory in the environment we live in.

    That being said, those people dont nessecarily think you're wrong, you'll know the day they come to you asking what they should be wearing for a formal occasion, interview, ect.....then you take them shopping, snag them a $2000 suit for $500 or less, have it tailored by the best tailor in your area, then find them a deal on some Aldens, RL shoes, or similar and i guarantee you are the man afterwards.

    My GF thought i was nuts.....she just bought her first pair of Kate Spade shoes yesterday.

    my brother thought i was nuts....but guess who he asked to help him dress for an interview? you guessed it, he mentioned to me he needed a suit at 7pm the night prior.....i took him to the stores that all know me by name and snagged him a suit 75% off retail, a pair of allen edmonds, a belt, shirt, socks, and even had the pants hemmed for him that night...because all the sales people and tailor knew me well.

    My dad, wont spend a dime on clothes....also wont get dressed up in anything except the high end 'over-priced' clothes that i buy for him on his birthdays and christmasses.


    You do better by proving them wrong and saying nothing, then saying alot and looking like an ass (I've done both, btw, and looking like a stuck-up douch doesnt do well)
     
  12. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    It is a waste of time defending or explaining why you wear what you wear especially to people who don't share your sartorial tastes. Cultural differences + family relationships = huge problem in debating/fighting to support your point. Take the high road and don't lower yourself to their level.
     
  13. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    YOU wear tight clothes from Armani Exchange and I'M gay?!?!?
    slightly edited embow's post and you pretty much have what I would say to him
     
  14. VKK3450

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    I had never heard of ALDO, so I googled it and apperantly they are also in the UK.

    What do you think of these boots? I like the elegance of the square toe when combined with the kl@$$y stitching and broguing. Might be the perfect thing when I am EngJacking it up on a Saturday night in Covent Garden.

    On sale to! With the weak Pound some of you guys might want to get in on it!!

    http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/men/boot...1633489-dumont

    K
     
  15. whiteslashasian

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    I had never heard of ALDO, so I googled it and apperantly they are also in the UK.

    What do you think of these boots? I like the elegance of the square toe when combined with the kl@$$y stitching and broguing. Might be the perfect thing when I am EngJacking it up on a Saturday night in Covent Garden.

    On sale to! With the weak Pound some of you guys might want to get in on it!!

    http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/men/boot...1633489-dumont

    K


    Good sir, while I thank you for bringing that lovely specimen of footwear to my attention, I feel it is my duty to open your eyes to a whole "next level" of Am/EngJacking. These fine boots would be most fashionable when combined with your favorite 7fam dirty wash jeans and Express graphic T underneath your Kenneth Cole 3 button peak lapel sport coat.

    http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/men/boot...396410-gontaut

    All for a modest £13.99 more.

    What say you?
     
  16. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    your suit jackets still don't look good.
     
  17. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Good sir, while I thank you for bringing that lovely specimen of footwear to my attention, I feel it is my duty to open your eyes to a whole "next level" of Am/EngJacking. These fine boots would be most fashionable when combined with your favorite 7fam dirty wash jeans and Express graphic T underneath your Kenneth Cole 3 button peak lapel sport coat.

    http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/men/boot...396410-gontaut

    All for a modest £13.99 more.

    What say you?


    Now those do look nice, but I'm not sure if I should be wearing brown out in town at night.

    K
     
  18. Chiaroscuro

    Chiaroscuro Senior member

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    You've got to work on your slightly contemptuous stare and dismissive look-away. Combine with a quick head-to-toe and slight eyebrow raise for extra effect. [​IMG]

    This is a great start. Silence can be more powerful than words. To top it off say in a uninterested way "This coming from the closeted alcohol made me do it...hmm". Or of course go with the classic I am banging your sister and her twat is lovely wanna smell.
     
  19. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It is a waste of time defending or explaining why you wear what you wear especially to people who don't share your sartorial tastes. Cultural differences + family relationships = huge problem in debating/fighting to support your point. Take the high road and don't lower yourself to their level.
    I agree. I tend to not attempt to explain or justify what I do or what I wear.
     

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