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What's the silliest thing you do for style's sake?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PeterMetro, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    Agreed. btw, ever since you changed your avatar, I read all of your posts in Frylock's voice. it's weird, but it adds authority. and by authority, i meant hilarity.
     
  2. CharlieZircon

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    I think probably the most silly thing about me and style is that I think about what I will wear before just about anything else.  So when I get asked to give a speech or go to an important meeting, I don't think "What am I going to say?" or "Who is going to be there?", I think "Hmmm, I wonder if the new green suit would be too much?".

    I have a lot of sympathy with the shoulder-bag strap problem that started this thread - strap on one shoulder kills the suit and is a sad look.  I usually only carry a shoulder bag when dressed down.  One solution is to wear the strap diagonally across the body - not elegant but preserves the line of a jacket somewhat better. Also better if you need to walk some distance.

    I think about bags a fair bit, being something of a bag-tragic. The tragedy is that although I keep buying new bags, the only one that really works for me is the one I have had for probably seven years.  So I have a pile of useless bags.  THE bag is leather, in an unusual burgundy colour, briefcase style, open topped (although it can be zippered shut) with a handle that can be stowed, in which case it can be carried portfolio style, and a strap that can be pressed into service when you want to go hands-free (like when getting food at a conference buffet).
     
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    (kidkim2 @ 26 Aug. 2004, 5:25) faustian bargain-- LOL.
    Agreed. Â btw, ever since you changed your avatar, I read all of your posts in Frylock's voice. Â it's weird, but it adds authority. Â and by authority, i meant hilarity.
    l read all his posts as well now. l have a new-found respect for faustian bargain [l just wish his name was easier to spell]. Faustian Bargain: your name vexes me but your avator totally rules m8.
     
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    Tucking my shirt into my underwear before pulling on my trousers (to prevent the shirt from "pulling" too much). My wife thinks it is silly [​IMG]
     
  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    I'm obsessed with how my pant leg falls on my shoe. I have certain shoes that I will only wear with certain pants. Usually when I buy a new pair of shoes, I need at least two new pairs of pants that go perfectly with it. I work each outfit from the shoes up.
     
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    I used to be that way, but I start to go nuts with perfection, and so I stopped caring...(ok, maybe I still care, but not as much)

    Jon.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I think your wife is correct. Shirts tucked into underwear is... not good.

    My personal quirk: I like having my belt show (I love belts) and have resorted (when wearing a shirt) to the dreaded half tuck. That, or I'll wear shirts with real short tails. I am not slim enough (youj have to be super good looking *and* very, very good looking (Zoolander style) and super skinny to pull off a shirt tucked into jeans)], so I'm stuck. Lately, I've been wearing shorted length t-shirts, or a casual jacket over a t-shirt, just so that my belt shows.
     
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    Tucking my shirt into my underwear before pulling on my trousers (to prevent the shirt from "pulling" too much). Â My wife thinks it is silly Â
    I think your wife is correct. Â Shirts tucked into underwear is... not good.
    It does help prevent your shirt from moving out of your waistband too much. If I have it just under my waistband, moving your arms, sitting, etc causes the shirt to pull out too much. [​IMG]
     
  9. faustian bargain

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    some might say that could be a sign of a shirt that doesn't fit terribly well. might have better luck with smaller arm-holes, but i'm not one of the experts here.
     

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