• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 7: Castangia from SARTORIALE

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction is for a Castangia Suit or Sportcoat from SARTORIALE Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The rules are not subjective!!!

dopey

Stylish Dinosaur
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 12, 2006
Messages
15,118
Reaction score
2,408
This morning, I came to the breakfast table and got independent lectures from my wife and daughter for being inappropriately dressed. I was wearing a saxony suit (gray nailhead), with a yellow OCBD and an Irish poplin tie with a blue ground and a yellow, red and lighter blue overplaid. I had earlier mentioned that I had some business-related entertaining tonight and was told that my shirt and tie were not formal enough. I was sent back to change - my wife was specific and said I needed a bespoke dress shirt, not one of those sloppy Brooks Brothers shirts. My daughter said I didn't look "fancy" enough. Even when I returned, my first tie selection (a very dark, nearly solid navy and green plaid) was rejected as not formal enough.

Apart for trying to elicit sympathy for a henpecked dwarf, Why do I bother to tell you this? To demonstrate that some of the "rules" we discuss, whether codified or not, permeate the air enough so that normal people, even children, who pay no attention to internet clothing forums, still have a sense of what is appropriate for formal business dress and what is not.
 

Film Noir Buff

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2005
Messages
6,134
Reaction score
13
Originally Posted by dopey
This morning, I came to the breakfast table and got independent lectures from my wife and daughter for being inappropriately dressed. I was wearing a saxony suit (gray nailhead), with a yellow OCBD and an Irish poplin tie with a blue ground and a yellow, red and lighter blue overplaid. I had earlier mentioned that I had some business-related entertaining tonight and was told that my shirt and tie were not formal enough. I was sent back to change - my wife was specific and said I needed a bespoke dress shirt, not one of those sloppy Brooks Brothers shirts. My daughter said I didn't look "fancy" enough. Even when I returned, my first tie selection (a very dark, nearly solid navy and green plaid) was rejected as not formal enough. Apart for trying to elicit sympathy for a henpecked dwarf, Why do I bother to tell you this? To demonstrate that some of the "rules" we discuss, whether codified or not, permeate the air enough so that normal people, even children, who pay no attention to internet clothing forums, still have a sense of what is appropriate for formal business dress and what is not.
Maybe next they can get you to start hanging out with more normal and appropriate forum buddies.
 

Manton

RINO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,583
Reaction score
2,855
Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Maybe next they can get you to start hanging out with more normal and appropriate forum buddies.


You mean like the Shooman?
 

Thomas

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Jul 25, 2006
Messages
29,128
Reaction score
1,318
Originally Posted by dopey
My wife has already pointed out that there is no such thing.

Yours isn't the only one with said opinion. I think mine would rather I hang out at biker beer halls than internet forums.
 

rnoldh

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
16,909
Reaction score
2,999
Originally Posted by dopey
This morning, I came to the breakfast table and got independent lectures from my wife and daughter for being inappropriately dressed. I was wearing a saxony suit (gray nailhead), with a yellow OCBD and an Irish poplin tie with a blue ground and a yellow, red and lighter blue overplaid. I had earlier mentioned that I had some business-related entertaining tonight and was told that my shirt and tie were not formal enough. I was sent back to change - my wife was specific and said I needed a bespoke dress shirt, not one of those sloppy Brooks Brothers shirts. My daughter said I didn't look "fancy" enough. Even when I returned, my first tie selection (a very dark, nearly solid navy and green plaid) was rejected as not formal enough.

Apart for trying to elicit sympathy for a henpecked dwarf, Why do I bother to tell you this? To demonstrate that some of the "rules" we discuss, whether codified or not, permeate the air enough so that normal people, even children, who pay no attention to internet clothing forums, still have a sense of what is appropriate for formal business dress and what is not.



I've always thought that you are pretty sharp and you have the talent of sardonic wit.

But now I have respect for your wife and daughter too. Is this story true? Do you ever comment on their dress.

And I love your wife using the euphemism "sloppy" for BB shirts, when she meant cheap shirts.
 

maxnharry

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2005
Messages
1,403
Reaction score
15
Sounds like you had a little "Trad" seizure while dressing.
 

Manton

RINO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,583
Reaction score
2,855
Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
I think i know who your Rasputin is.


Who? Really, Carl, who? We are all dying to know. It can't be me, right, because you never, ever post about me and never have, right? Not even once. Right?
 

dopey

Stylish Dinosaur
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 12, 2006
Messages
15,118
Reaction score
2,408
Originally Posted by rnoldh
I've always thought that you are pretty sharp and you have the talent of sardonic wit.

But now I have respect for your wife and daughter too. Is this story true? Do you ever comment on their dress.

And I love your wife using the euphemism "sloppy" for BB shirts, when she meant cheap shirts.


Story is true. She has criticized BB and Press OCBDs before as not suitable for wearing other than on the weekends. She has given up for the most part, except when she knows I have something specific to do that day.

My wife will never forget the day I objected to her leaving the house in hot pink and black, saying she looked like a "Good & Plenty". I have also told her once that she looked like a drag queen and another time that she was wearing curtains. She got rid of those things. Frankly, I get away with giving more than I get, so I have no real right to complain.
 

Manton

RINO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,583
Reaction score
2,855
Scarlett O'Hara made a terrific dress out of curtains once. Or, rather, Mammy did. In any event, don't knock it.
 

Film Noir Buff

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2005
Messages
6,134
Reaction score
13
Originally Posted by dopey
Story is true.
With an outfit like that it would have to be
Originally Posted by dopey
She has criticized BB and Press OCBDs before as not suitable for wearing other than on the weekends.
I'm starting to like this woman. Tell her FNB gives her full backing on this point. Can we see the items so we too can criticize them?
Originally Posted by dopey
My wife will never forget the day I objected to her leaving the house in hot pink and black, saying she looked like a "Good & Plenty". I have also told her once that she looked like a drag queen and another time that she was wearing curtains. She got rid of those things. Frankly, I get away with giving more than I get, so I have no real right to complain.
Youre a brave guy.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 29 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 141 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 265 32.7%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 51 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,984
Messages
9,226,674
Members
193,674
Latest member
poultrychef
Top