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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I didn't say they were demerits on an objectively level, I merely said that those are the result of dressing the way he does (only in suits). Some people like variety. I do, and therefore choose to wear a larger variety of things, including more SW/D stuff, but I certainly have not implied there's anything wrong with people who do differently. I was in fact specifically saying that lacking variety it does not impede being well dressed, so I'm confused.

    I do think that it CAN on occasion lead to being badly dressed in so far as one might consider being inappropriately dressed "badly dressed". Whether that's the case is up to you, but I think many would think wearing a suit on an occasion where nobody expects anybody to be wearing suits and thus sticking out as overdressed/try hard to be badly dressed.
     
  2. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    @julius weber

    What is the weight on this fabric?
    Can I see a better pic? is it charcoal?
     
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  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Wearing a suit to a BBQ is being poorly dressed.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unless I am with my mother. She gets rather irritated with my inappropriate use of the lounge suit.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If this were the 30's, 40's and maybe the 1950's PB, you could go to a baseball game in a suit and look like everyone else.

    Standards and perceptions are much different today. Can't explain the sociological differences of today but maybe someone else has explored this.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I went to a Motorhead concert in a suit. That was probably the most awkward I have ever felt in my cloth of choice.
     
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  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe choosing Fresco is more optimal than 16 ounce Lesser's for Motorhead
     
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  9. mktitsworth

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    David Lynch would be proud.
     
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  10. lasbar

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    Brilliant...

    I did gardening in a suit in front of my wife's BF ...

    Digging out bushes ...

    She was shocked.
     
  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Ron Jeremy would be proud.
     
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    :crackup:
     
  13. SartodiNapoli

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    Those who wanted the Agnelli windowpane, i have got today my usual Carlo Barbera wools on sale price and is this similar one. Awesome[​IMG]
     
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  14. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    story related to me by a client.

    He's standing in the kitchen about to leave to drop his son at school, son is kindergarten age

    Wife asks, where are you going?

    he says, dropping Jr off at school

    she asks, What are you doing after that?

    He says, nothing

    Wife, Where are you going after that?

    he says, nowhere

    She says Why do you have a suit on?

    He says, "I remember my grandfather and I never saw him without wearing a white shirt, tie and a jacket or a suit everyday. That's the image of him I remember and that's the image I want to have with my son."
     
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  15. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    great story...except i thought it was gonna turn to..."where are you going...nowhere....you better not be going to your tailor!"
     
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  16. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've heard that story too!

    Have one client who is more of an addict than a client and his wife and sons refer to me as a crack dealer.
     
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  17. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You're more expensive than a crack dealer. I am sure they would welcome such a transition.
     
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  19. marcodalondra

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    This is one of the reasons, after my "rebelling years" that i went back into classic mensmwear. My grandfather always wore a tie, even if he had to stay all day at home, when he probably would wear a wool/cashmere cardigan over the shirt and tie. When out, you could rarely see him without a hat. Although he was in his late 80's in the 1990's, and was generally very open minded on many aspects of modern life, but he always commented on how sloppy kids dressed nowadays...
     
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  20. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    When looked after by our paternal grandparents my brother and I were made to wear a shirt and tie at all times when out with them. I too fondly remember my grandfather, Fred, always sporting a tie and as you mention it a wool cardigan when reading the morning paper at home. Happy days.

    My eldest daughter attends a school where a tie is part of the uniform, though they do not enforce it. In these 'enlightened' times it is left up to the child if they wear a tie. My daughter chooses to wear hers two or three days a week and is keen to get it just right, dimple and all, just like Daddy. Very proud of her! :nodding:
     
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