SF Abbreviations

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  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    While the site was down, I spent a little of the time putting this together. I figured it would help people get up to speed more quickly. Please feel free to add your own and/or make corrections/suggestions. Clothing specific terms as well as general Internet lingo abbrevs are welcome, though we might want to divide them up at some point if we get lots of general terms. We can also add this into the Wiki with links on each term at some point.



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    1B\t\tOne-button [jacket/suit]
    2B\t\tTwo-button [jacket/suit]
    2.5B or 2-1/2B\t"Two-and-a-half" button [jacket/suit]
    3B\t\tThree-button [jacket/suit]
    4x1\t\tFour-button with one working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
    4x2\t\tFour-button with two working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
    6x1\t\tSix-button with one working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
    6x2\t\tSix-button with two working [double-breasted jacket/suit]
    AA/AAAC\t\tAsk Andy About Clothes [another clothing forum]
    AE\t\tAllen-Edmonds [shoes]
    A&F\t\tAbercrombie & Fitch
    AFAIK\t\tAs far as I know/knew
    AFAICS\t\tAs far as I can/could see
    AFAICT\t\tAs far as I can/could tell
    AKA\t\tAlso known as
    APC\t\tA.P.C. (Atelier de Production et Creation) Brand jeans
    A&S\t\tAnderson & Sheppard [Savile Row tailors]
    AS\t\tAlfred Sargent [shoes]
    Bal\t\tBalmoral shoe
    BB\t\tBrooks Brothers
    BD\t\tButton-down [button down shirt collar]
    BDU\t\tBattle Dress Uniform [military clothing]
    BR\t\tBanana Republic[clothing company]
    CB\t\tChester Barrie [clothing company]
    CdG\t\tComme des Garcons [clothing company]
    CF\t\tCarlo Franco [tie / clothing company]
    C&J or CJ\tCrockett & Jones [shoes]
    CK\t\tCalvin Klein
    CT\t\tCharles Tyrwhitt [clothing company]
    DB\t\tDouble-breasted [jacket/suit]
    D&G\t\tDolce & Gabbana [clothing company]
    DH\t\tDior Homme [clothing company]
    DJ\t\tDinner jacket [i.e., tuxedo]
    e.g.\t\tExempli Gratia [Lat. "for the sake of example"]
    EG (MC)\t\tEdward Green [shoes]
    EG (Streetwear) Engineered Garments [clothing company]
    E&R\t\tEde & Ravenscroft [clothing company]
    FC\t\tFrench cuff
    FIH\t\tFour-in-hand [tie knot]
    FIHTies\t\tFour-In-Hand Ties [clothing company]
    FW\t\tFull Windsor [tie knot]
    HB\t\tHugo Boss [clothing company]
    HF or H-F\tHickey-Freeman [clothing company]
    HF\t\tH. Freeman & Co. [clothing company, not the same as Hickey-Freeman]
    H&H\t\tHarvie & Hudson [Savile Row tailors]
    H&H\t\tHolland & Holland [firearms maker and outfitters]
    H&K\t\tHilditch & Key [shirt / clothing company]
    HL\t\tHelmut Lang [clothing company]
    H&S\t\tHolland & Sherry [suiting fabric company]
    HSM\t\tHart Schaffner & Marx [clothing company]
    i.e.\t\tId Est [Lat. "it is" roughly equiv. to "in other words"]
    IIRC\t\tIf I remember correctly
    IMMSMC \t\tIf my memory serves me correctly
    IMO\t\tIn my opinion
    IMHO\t\tIn my humble opinion
    IMNSHO\t\tIn my not so humble opinion
    JAB\t\tJos A. Bank [clothing company]
    JFTR \t\tJust for the record
    JL\t\tJohn Lobb [shoe company]
    J&M\t\tJohnston & Murphy [shoe company]
    KC\t\tKenneth Cole
    KFS\t\tKilgour French Stansbury [clothing co.]
    LE\t\tLands' End
    LL\t\tLondon Lounge [another clothing forum]
    LLB\t\tL.L. Bean [clothing company]
    LM[F]AO\t\tLaughing my [F__] ass off
    LOL\t\tLaughing out loud
    LP\t\tLoro Piana [fabric and clothing company]
    MOP\t\tMother-of-pearl
    M&S\t\tMarks & Spencer [dept. store]
    MTM\t\tMade-to-measure
    NB\t\tNew Balance [athletic shoes]
    NB or N.B.\tNota Bene [Lat. "note well"]
    NM\t\tNieman Marcus [dept. store]
    NTTAWWT\tNot that there's anything wrong with that
    OB\t\tOzwald Boateng
    OCBD\t\tOxford cloth button-down [shirt]
    OMG\t\tOh my God
    OP\t\tOriginal Poster [poster of the first post in a forum thread]
    OTC\t\tOver the calf [socks]
    OTR\t\tOff the rack
    OTT\t\tOver-the-top [too much, garish]
    PDC\t\tPaper Denim & Cloth [jeans company]
    Perf\t\tPerforated (usu. shoe detailing)
    PoW\t\tPrince of Wales [often referring to the check pattern named after him]
    PRL\t\tPolo Ralph Lauren
    PS\t\tPaul Smith
    PS\t\tPaul Stuart
    PS\t\tPocket Square
    R&B\t\tRag & Bone [denim / clothing company]
    RJ\t\tRichard James [Savile Row tailor / clothing company]
    RL\t\tRalph Lauren
    RLBL\t\tRalph Lauren Black Label
    RLPL\t\tRalph Lauren Purple Label
    ROFL[MAO]\tRolling on floor laughing [my ass off]
    RTW\t\tReady to wear
    SB\t\tSingle-breasted [jacket/suit]
    SF\t\tSan Francisco
    SF\t\tStyle Forum
    ST\t\tSupertalk [another clothing forum]
    STF \t\tShop The Finest [online clothing merchant]
    STP\t\tSierra Trading Post [online clothing discount store]
    T&A\t\tTurnbull & Asser [shirt / clothing company]
    TTTT \t\tTo Tell The Truth
    URL\t\tUniform Resource Locator [web site address]
    VCH \t\tVirtual Clothes Horse [online clothing merchant]
    WCC \t\tWorld Class Consignment [online clothing merchant]
    WRT or W/R/T\tWith respect to; with regards to
    W&S\t\tWhitcomb & Shaftesbury [Savile Row tailors]
    WTF\t\tWhat the f___​
     


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    DJ = Dinner jacket (i.e., tuxedo)
     


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    If my memory serves me correctly, IMMSMC is missing...
     


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    If my memory serves me correctly, IMMSMC is missing...
    WB, Kaga-san! How's life been treating you lately?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    WB is not on the list.

    The EG thing throws me off every once in a while.
     


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    WB is not on the list.

    The EG thing throws me off every once in a while.

    WB = Welcome back - more of a net chat thing than a forum thing usually.
     


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    WB, Kaga-san! How's life been treating you lately?
    J-san, thank you kindly. I am glad to return after my long hiatus.

    TTTT: To Tell The Truth (not nearly as good as show as Ryori No Tetsujin)
     


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    IIRC - if I recall correctly
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    Very nice work, J.

    If I could just make a small correction :
    It is "Comme des Garçons", is it not?

    I would also add HH for Harvie & Hudson.
     


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