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Where do people hear some of this crap?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by intent, May 13, 2010.

  1. intent

    intent Senior member

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    My collection of sartorial advice from around the US and Canada:

    "Black suits are versatile".

    "Always button the bottom button; sometimes the middle; never the top". (One law student said this to another while giving me the evil eye for not following the "rules")

    "Double breasted suits are for fat people".

    "Your shirt sleeve is the right length when it's still covering your watch with your arm bent".

    "You've outgrown your suit when your shirt sleeves are showing underneath your suit".

    "Dark shirts with light ties are fashionable".

    "Cowboy boots look well with suits".

    "Denim jackets are versatile".

    Where the hell are people getting this advice from? What have you heard?
     


  2. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    I love denim jackets and cowboy boots. FU
     


  3. intent

    intent Senior member

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    I love denim jackets and cowboy boots. FU
    Not worn with suits or as part of a Canadian tuxedo, I hope?
     


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    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Have you considered reducing your caffeine intake?
     


  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    My collection of sartorial advice from around the US and Canada:

    "Black suits are versatile".

    "Always button the bottom button; sometimes the middle; never the top". (One law student said this to another while giving me the evil eye for not following the "rules")

    "Double breasted suits are for fat people".

    "Your shirt sleeve is the right length when it's still covering your watch with your arm bent".

    "You've outgrown your suit when your shirt sleeves are showing underneath your suit".

    "Dark shirts with light ties are fashionable".

    "Cowboy boots look well with suits".

    "Denim jackets are versatile".

    Where the hell are people getting this advice from? What have you heard?


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    Maybe Esquire? haha just kidding!
    I think if this is from SP then they will say anything to get the sale.
     


  7. ld111134

    ld111134 Senior member

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    Macy's?
     


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    Colours not to be worn at weddings (for women):

    White (only), for the bride - makes sense

    Black (only) for funerals- makes sense

    Red, signifies that you have slept with the groom - [​IMG]
     


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    There can be only one place. Health & Body.
     


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    Colours not to be worn at weddings (for women):

    White (only), for the bride - makes sense

    Black (only) for funerals- makes sense

    Red, signifies that you have slept with the groom - [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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    "Always button the bottom button; sometimes the middle; never the top". (One law student said this to another while giving me the evil eye for not following the "rules")


    They probably just remember sometimes always never, but got the order wrong.
     


  12. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Macy's?

    That would be my guess. Met a Macy's employee at a party last week. The magic quote: "Why does everybody think Macy's is a TJ Marshalls?"

    I don't know, might be the last time I was in the Macy's Men's department they had tables loaded with dead stock in the aisle and a hotdog vendor. Nothing says quality more than the smell of old hot dog water!
     


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    Colours not to be worn at weddings (for women):

    White (only), for the bride - makes sense

    Black (only) for funerals- makes sense

    Red, signifies that you have slept with the groom - [​IMG]


    Or the bride....Nowadays all options are available...
     


  14. ld111134

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    That would be my guess. Met a Macy's employee at a party last week. The magic quote: "Why does everybody think Macy's is a TJ Marshalls?"

    I don't know, might be the last time I was in the Macy's Men's department they had tables loaded with dead stock in the aisle and a hotdog vendor. Nothing says quality more than the smell of old hot dog water!


    I can't tell you how much sadness there was here in the Chi when Marshall Field's was transformed into Macy's. The changes at the flagship store was especially tragic - no more Hermes scarves and St. John ensembles for the ladies, no more Canali and Hickey-Freeman for the gentlemen, no annual London Flea Market. Marshall Field's had the reputation for being kind of dowdy but I enjoyed it - now it's "shot to hell" (as my dad would say).
     


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    I can't tell you how much sadness there was here in the Chi when Marshall Field's was transformed into Macy's. The changes at the flagship store was especially tragic - no more Hermes scarves and St. John ensembles for the ladies, no more Canali and Hickey-Freeman for the gentlemen, no annual London Flea Market. Marshall Field's had the reputation for being kind of dowdy but I enjoyed it - now it's "shot to hell" (as my dad would say).


    I'm a native New Yorker who was living in Chi during the changeover. Even I hated the idea of the name change, but I thought the quality would remain the same. This was before I was exposed to the phenomenon that is the "mall Macys". Macy's 34th st is still a grand old department store, unfortunately, Federated thought Chicago would be better served with a mall Macys than a 34th on State.
     


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