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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Senior Member

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    I've noticed there's been no response from mafoofan on my flannel coats, perhaps he's learnt something from my posts
     


  2. Ralphie

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    Beautifully made, but I think i tend to agree that it would look better as a suit than an odd jacket.
    Still, fit is amazing, where was that made ?
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    It's more likely that his computer spontaneously transformed into a turnip and he is still in the process of acquiring a new one.
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    That is a lovely buttonhole. The rest of the coat is not to my taste personally, but by all means enjoy in good health.
     


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    Only a fool would argue otherwise and it looks like you found a few. I would advise you to retire from this discussion for that old Twain adage is beginning to apply. Very nice jacket by the way, cloth and all.
     


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    perhaps he hasn't noticed how bad your coats fit around the neck?
     


  7. forex

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    The only thing I like about this jacket is the buttonhole, other than that, there is nothing special about it. Neither pattern nor fit but it's your money and clothing so feel free to do whatever you want. If you think all people on this board have no idea what they are talking about, perhaps you are in the wrong place to begin with?!
     


  8. tcbrgs

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    Thanks for insulting me. You do realize how ironic it is to join a debate calling people 'fools' whilst purposefully ignoring all rationale points made?

    This isn't how educated men converse, so you have perhaps achieved your goal, I am no longer posting in this discussion.
     


  9. tcbrgs

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    @Forex where did I say everyone on this site have no idea what they talk? This is a straw man, please don't do that.

    @fassbinder how so?
     


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    Spare us your sophomoric logic and spend some time reading around instead.
     


  11. tcbrgs

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    Lol I give up, this is painful. You do realize due to your inability to construct a proper argument, or converse intelligently - I have no idea what exactly you disagree with me on, or what you actually want me to read. Good day.
     


  12. Loathing

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    You've conflated inability and disinclination. Isn't failing to make a distinction between the two one of your little logical fallacies? And also, isn't your insistence on placing the burden of evidence on me another logical fallacy?

    Look at me! I can do Logic! :teach:
     
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  13. tcbrgs

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    I'm not placing the burden of evidence on you to prove whether I'm right or wrong, I'm just asking you to add something to the discussion..

    It's actually quite insulting you can't be bothered to engage in the conversation in any meaningful way. With my post and arguments, I've put the effort to actually to take time out of my day to take pictures and explain my position.

    It's great to know you can't be arsed showing me the same level of courtesy.
     


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    In all seriousness though, here's why those patterns look bad as odd jackets:

    1. They look like they could be orphaned suit jackets. This is one of the most egregious mistakes in all of men's clothing.
    2. Odd jackets are casual by definition. They should look casual, they should be hard-wearing, they should be heavier in weight, coarser, more rustic, and bolder in pattern than suiting. The special exception is the navy blazer.
    3. Grey flannel trousers are the quintessential trouser to wear with an odd jacket. Therefore all of your odd jackets should contrast greatly with grey flannel.
    4. Finally, these cloths have a history, and small-scale glen plaids have historically been used for suits and not for odd jackets. This is one of the main reasons why point (1) is so important.
     
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    It's funny that you see it this way. From my end, it looks like you can't be bothered to read around a little before engaging in a vociferous argument on an elementary point of good taste.
     
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