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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I once wore a DB w/o tie on a long Amtrack ride and I felt like a total gigolo.
     
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  2. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    Whew, I first read this an ethnic reference.

    I'll bet you did.
     
  3. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    BTW, did you make any money?
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Not according to game theory.

    Does your other half agree?
     
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  5. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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  6. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    o/o, that suit kicks some serious ass.
     
  7. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    I once in the 80s wore a mid-grey nailhead DB to an event with no tie because I had woken up in a bed not my own with a slightly fat girl whose name I could not recall and was hungover enough on a Saturday not to want to put a tie on. I was duly accused of looking like a Mafioso.

    Manton is winning this fencing bout, because:

    - he is right;
    - in a speechwriter v lawyer spat, I go for the speechwriter.

    In addition, his earlier reference to the 60s light grey suit/black shoe look perfectly matches my latest summer suit and how it is worn. Despite his disdain for plain socks (I am the reverse and have an irrational dislike for any and all patterned socks).

    Somewhere in my thin resume I appear to have a graduate academic qualification in Art History. So I can say with authority that aesthetic preferences are heavily culturally influenced. The last two hundred years of Western/international clothing demonstrate that dark outergarments and white shirt are heavily culturally associated with elegance. QED.

    I farking love this thread.
     
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  8. tactical1

    tactical1 Senior member

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    Earlier in this thread I committed to posting, as best I could, only outfits that were within the "rules" of this thread.

    I renege.

    Having apparently sparked the latest iteration of Manton v Mafoofan "did not/did too" with my white shirt/white pocket square the other day, I now commit to poking both Manton and Mafoofan with sartorial sharp sticks as often as possible.
     
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  9. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    I agree with everything Geezer posted except the speechwriter/lawyer comparison. Then again I don't know if Mafoo ever practiced law.
     
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  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are the universality of preferences tied to the reproductive drive a good proxy for aesthetics, generally? Not just the visual arts, but, say, music?

    BTW, has anyone done a study on homosexual men across cultures to see if there is a commonality in the men they find attractive?
    What about men that straight men think are handsome? I wonder if, in each case, they 1) correlate to what women think and 2) are the same across cultures.
     
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  12. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    I beieve he went to law school first.
     
  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Okay guys, I do like to preserve some semblance of professional anonymity here. If you're really so interested in my career, PM me. Thanks.
     
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  14. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Foo is a world renowned, professional masterdebator.
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    Fair enough. Apologies.
     
  16. Geezer

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    Foo

    No wish to intrude on your privacy. But you did run, under what I assume was your real name, for Esquire's BDRM in 2009, so you aren't exactly running deep and silent.
     
  17. etkl

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    I thought it was a matter of public record that after graduating from law school you went into a different field. If I am mistaken, I apologize.
     
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    [​IMG] You see whnay looking up to him? Larger bow tie wings = increased lift. [​IMG]
     
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  19. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :nodding:


    are you sure you know the meaning of that word? :)


    and it was glorious.


    the one you posted previously in this thread? i love that suit.


    there has to be some kind of political joak in here, i just know it.


    clearly not you ;)

     
  20. RSS

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    That's Whnay in that photo? Good Lord I've been on -- and off -- these various fora for too long. I remember him when he was young.
     

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