The Laws of (American) Style

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  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Saw this today.

    http://lifestyle.msn.com/men/article...13609&GT1=7997

    I like:
    12. Additionally, your tie knot speaks volumes.

    THE SIZE OF A BALL BEARING: "In my spare time, I snort coke and jam with the Strokes."
    THE SIZE OF A PINBALL: "I'll be on the Vineyard for the entire month of August. You should come out."
    THE SIZE OF A GOLF BALL: "The reason you hate me is that pretty much everything I do, I do perfectly. Like tying this tie."
    THE SIZE OF A TENNIS BALL: "Yo, Vinny, I'm starving. Let's grab a slice on the way to the reception."
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I saw this in the magazine, and particularly like law 2:

    Livestock are the only American staple that should show any visible branding.
     
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This article also spurred me to post a thread about it when it appeared in the magazine a couple of months ago. There's some good advice -- no logos, no cufflinks with jeans -- along with some curious advice -- no DB suits -- and some terrible advice -- only use black shoe polish (?!??).
     
  4. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    no laws, only rules
     
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    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I LOVE this one:

    "3. The ideal age at which a well-informed sense of style finally agrees with the level of the American man's disposable income: Thirty-five. Pre-thirty-five, you have no money. Post-thirty-five, you have kids. And no money."

    I turn 35 this year so apparently just about to hit my prime time. And we have absolutely no intentions of having kids--I'm set for life apparently.

    bob
     
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    tiger02 Militarist

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    The one thing I really *liked* was...dunno, #34 or so. Try wearing different cufflinks on each wrist. Good stuff, nice and subtle effect.
     
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    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Speaking of laws and rules...where has our dear friend Manton gone to? Book signing?
     
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    thinman Senior member

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    I saw this in the magazine, and particularly like law 2:

    Livestock are the only American staple that should show any visible branding.


    I love it!
     
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    odoreater Senior member

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    Wait, I guess I'm a sucker, but what happens when you polish brown shoes with black shoe polish?
     
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    Flame Senior member

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    They look darker and more antiqued.
     
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    poorsod Senior member

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    Wait, I guess I'm a sucker, but what happens when you polish brown shoes with black shoe polish?

    To tell you the truth, the only shoe polish I use these days are JM Weston's burgandy. Sometimes it gives black a little red patina, and makes brown look richer. Beeswax polish smells so good. [​IMG]
     
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    The absolute #1 thing I take away from reading the list on the link provided is...

    Rosario Dawson is hot. [​IMG]
     
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    gorgekko Senior member

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    There is a lot dodgy about that list, not surprising considering it comes from Esquire.
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    No boots and suits, no DBs, cardigans for a young man, just one pair of shoe trees and black shoe polish needed, replace one's wallet every year, it's okay to wear mismatched cufflinks? These points should be ignored. It's not a bad list otherwise.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    I LOVE this one:

    "3. The ideal age at which a well-informed sense of style finally agrees with the level of the American man's disposable income: Thirty-five. Pre-thirty-five, you have no money. Post-thirty-five, you have kids. And no money."

    I turn 35 this year so apparently just about to hit my prime time. And we have absolutely no intentions of having kids--I'm set for life apparently.

    bob


    You don't choose whether to have children. Chuck Norris tells one of his women to marry you and he permits your sperm to swim for a moment without fear.
     

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