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Strangest Reason Behind a Poll Ever: SF Heavy-Hitters Please Weigh In

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brad, May 7, 2008.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I think he means spaghetti straps.
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    I've been in that type of business environment before, and I can confirm that that those straps seem unable to keep those tops on.

    My guess? Bad engineering.

    - B
     


  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  3. Brad

    Brad Distinguished Member

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    I sent him the link the poll, and apparently he's read it as this is the response I got: "As for the sweater, it is solid navy blue cashmere (v neck, of course). I have a solid off-white to almost yellowish button collar shirt underneath."
     


  4. Joseph K. Bank

    Joseph K. Bank Senior Member

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    I sent him the link the poll, and apparently he's read it as this is the response I got: "As for the sweater, it is solid navy blue cashmere (v neck, of course). I have a solid off-white to almost yellowish button collar shirt underneath."

    I don't mean to offend you or question your honesty but could the person wearing the sweater vest today actually be you? I have in the past asked people opinions on different issues using an anonymous friend as an example when I was really speaking from my own personal experiences, usually out of a feeling of shame or embarrassment that I shouldn't of felt in the first place.
     


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    Yeah, I think so. He usually keeps it pretty tame.

    Ok, then I'm sticking with my "No" vote.
     


  6. stickonatree

    stickonatree Distinguished Member

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    I voted yes, but the real answer is that it can be stylish. It can also be a disaster.

    +1.

    make sure there are not too many patterns in your overall outfit!
     


  7. JamesT

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    Chris tends to wear a sweater vest with a suit in the winter. I think it is a fantastic look but I don't wear it myself (as I have a lack of sweater vests).
     


  8. whacked

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    The thread title just calls for a public poll...
     


  9. Teacher

    Teacher Stylish Dinosaur

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    I voted "on the fence" because if we really are talking about suits, then I say only fine-gage sweaters (preferably with collars and a button or two) work for me. Now, under sportcoats, a greater variety can work.
     


  10. Brad

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    I don't mean to offend you or question your honesty but could the person wearing the sweater vest today actually be you? I have in the past asked people opinions on different issues using an anonymous friend as an example when I was really speaking from my own personal experiences, usually out of a feeling of shame or embarrassment that I shouldn't of felt in the first place.

    Nope, I'm not using a strawman. I wear them all the time with suits and sportcoats.
     


  11. FreedBird

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    It's hard to do well and if you can do it well then why not just go with a full on sweater so that you can still look good with the jacket off?

    Not that I care, I am personally okay with the look but many people are not. Also a bad sweater is considered the norm, but a bad sweater vest would get your lunch money stolen if business offices were anything like middle school cafeterias.
     


  13. FIHTies

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    Agreed. If only anybody made a sweater vest or cardigan that fit me!
    What size would that be?
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    What size would that be?

    I don't even know. I have a size 38 chest but need something in a length more typical of a 34 short. Sometimes XS sweaters fit, but not all the time, and they're rarely available.
     


  15. RJman

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    Buy a small sized wool vest, then wash and dry at high heat. It will fit a gerbil after that.

    EDIT: I'm sure FNB's friends are reading this post.
     


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