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The Monocle.

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Hoooogaaaaannnn!
 

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Eh, an affectation that seems to be more trouble than it's worth.

I think I just defined a dandies wet dream.
 

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Originally Posted by celery
Eh, an affectation that seems to be more trouble than it's worth.

I think I just defined a dandies wet dream.


Since my right eye has astigmatic issues that my left eye doesn't, I feel that a monocle would be the ideal compromise.

However, this item needs to be employed with care as it really only goes with simple modern clothing. Otherwise, you'll look like you came from a Fedora Lounge meetup.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Since my right eye has astigmatic issues that my left eye doesn't, I feel that a monocle would be the ideal compromise.

However, this item needs to be employed with care as it really only goes with modern clothing. Otherwise, you'll look like you came from a Fedora Lounge meetup.


I think a better compromise would be glasses. Why would you want overdeveloped muscle around one eye and a groove from clenching the darned thing?
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
I think a better compromise would be glasses. Why would you want overdeveloped muscle around one eye and a groove from clenching the darned thing?

A good monocle doesn't require clenching.

They were made so as to fit into your ocular bone structure. Besides, it wouldn't be worn all the time.
 

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I always understood that most of the popularity of the monocle came from the fact that a number of armies, most notably the British and the Prussian, forbade their officers from wearing spectacles in public, the monocle being a compromise for those who were visually impaired.

No matter what sort of apparel it may be conjoined with, I fear that in contemporary America (and probably most other places) the wearing of a monocle will be perceived as highly eccentric and costumey.

As a matter of note, some of the veteran staff at Guns & Ammo told me that my late friend Col. John D. "Jeff" Cooper, whose name will be familiar to gun-savvy forumites, affected a monocle for awhile although he had evidently discarded the practice by the time I became friends with him.
 

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Originally Posted by celery
Eh, an affectation that seems to be more trouble than it's worth.

I think I just defined a dandies wet dream.


No dandy would be caught dead wearing a monocle.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Since my right eye has astigmatic issues that my left eye doesn't, I feel that a monocle would be the ideal compromise.

However, this item needs to be employed with care as it really only goes with simple modern clothing. Otherwise, you'll look like you came from a Fedora Lounge meetup.


Only if you accessorize with a Zeppelin and those JM Weston button boots. Then you might be a Nouveau Traditionalist.
 

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Wodehouse, a more significant writer than Proust, and gifted with a more profound insight into the human condition
Wodehouse is funny, at best, but comparing him to Proust, and posing him as more significant writer
 

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