Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
I once wore a DB w/o tie on a long Amtrack ride and I felt like a total gigolo.
Whew, I first read this an ethnic reference.
I'll bet you did.
BTW, did you make any money?
Not according to game theory.
Does your other half agree?
o/o, that suit kicks some serious ass.
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.
Earlier in this thread I committed to posting, as best I could, only outfits that were within the "rules" of this thread.
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.
I agree with everything Geezer posted except the speechwriter/lawyer comparison. Then again I don't know if Mafoo ever practiced law.
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.
I beieve he went to law school first.
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.
Foo is a world renowned, professional masterdebator.
Fair enough. Apologies.
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