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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    I love seersucker. I wear it just about weekly during the season. In fact, I wore my jacket yesterday, and I got at least one compliment on it from a random person. That said, I'm with Gib - I own the suit, but I wear it as separates. I just can't bring myself to wear the whole deal. I've seen the full suit done very well, but I just don't feel like I could pull it off.

    Also +1 to lawyerdad. A lined seersucker jacket makes no sense to me.
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm joshin. I think they are fine, but they have to be paired with very sober shirt and tie. When things get too patterny they look like costumes.
     
  3. MrG

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    Agreed. I generally wear my jacket with khakis, a blue button-down, and a simple, more casual, tie (if I wear a tie). The pants I wear with either a blue cotton or a white linen shirt. Very simple.

    If you try to start mixing a bunch of colors or patterns, it can definitely turn costumey very fast.
     
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  4. JayJay

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    I've always wanted a seersucker suit, but can't bring myself to buy one. Instead I opt for poplin or linen because I'm not sure I'd wear the seersucker.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We have this new Director at our company who is the definition of a micro manager. She asks excruciating questions and is dense at the same time. Not 10 minutes goes by without me hearing the phrase, "What I hear you saying is..."

    Now other people unconsciously have been saying, "What I hear you saying is..."

    I must hear this phrase 200 times a day and I want blow my brains out.
     
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    I've found people that really like this phrase use it in an attempt to reframe things to suit them. When I catch people doing this to me with this phrase I reply, "If that's what you're hearing you are not listening very well..." and repeat my initial framing of it. I then ask them to repeat back to me what I said (if they are really persistent fucks with this tactic.) I mean, used very sparingly and in the right situation, accurate attempts at re-summary really can help a conversation. Used like this though? Not so much.
     
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    It can help, but in this woman's situation she just has zero confidence of her understanding of things. Nervous nelly.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    What I hear you saying is that you are in love with this woman and are looking for a way to take advantage of her lack of confidence.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm, maybe. I do go for the, "Angels with broken wing" types usually. You can mold them into what you want them to be. :devil:
     
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  11. lawyerdad

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    It's a buzz-phrase currently popular with the bullshit workplace communications consultant/trainer crowd, so I'm sure she was trained to do it in some seminar or workshop.
     
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  12. Steve Smith

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    The secret to wearing seersucker is to pretend that you are not wearing seersucker.
     
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  13. Steve Smith

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    Years ago a woman who worked for me liked to restate what I said by saying "So your fear is that blah, blah, blah..."

    I would not let her do it. I told her "My fear is venomous snakes up close. This is not my fear. This is me telling you how I want things done."
     
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    I wear it once a week, from Easter to late September, Usually go full suit, white OCBD, solid color dark tie (if I wear a tie). Get lots of compliments.
     
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    More reasons to be cynical about such people!
     
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    I'd wear it as a full suit, too. I'm not a fan of seersucker worn as odd jackets or odd pants. If I lived in the south I'd probably have a suit by now.
     
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    What I hear you saying is that it is an industry rife with smug, useless hacks, most of whom settled into it after failing or plateauing in other fields.
     
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    :lol: That's great.
     
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    Why most men have absolutely atrocious taste in ties :confused:
     
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    I don't know how to judge that comment being I have never seen how you dress. I have seen the car you drive, however.
     

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