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You know you're a fop when...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by otterhound, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. otterhound

    otterhound Senior member

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    How can you tell when your interest in dressing well has descended into the depths of foppery? At what point do you belong in The Scarlet Pimpernel?

    Are there telltale signs of this affliction? Is this something one can determine for oneself, or must you wait until your friends stage an intervention?
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  2. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    So, NOW we know what Labelking looks like. It's nice to put a name with a face. [​IMG] (LK knows I'm just kidding... he'd never be caught dead in an ensemble like that. The feather is MUCH too small).

    John

    ETA: I just read LK's Store "scarf/tie" thread AFTER I posted this originally. I love LK's posts, so I don't want this to be read as adding to that drama.
     


  3. Smooth Genes

    Smooth Genes Well-Known Member

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  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    ^ There's a good definition linked in the first post.

    Personally, I sometimes quite deliberately assume some mild foppish traits (acting more obsessed with clothes or appearance or being somewhat effette in mannerism) esp. if I need to persuade certain types of person to do something - these people will routinely underestimate you, making it much easier to negotiate with them. [​IMG]

    This tactic works best on overly confident or overly aggressive people - it confuses and disarms them and leads to their assuming a false sense of superiority.
     


  5. otterhound

    otterhound Senior member

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    Wow, that's a negotiating tactic I've never heard of before.
     


  6. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    Oh, that's a classic---and often effective. Women can do the same sort of thing to good effect as well.
     


  7. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    whats a fop?

    A dandy gone wrong.
     


  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Here's my little club:

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  9. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I guess there are worst things than being a dandy or fop, then again......
     


  10. otterhound

    otterhound Senior member

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    If you ever see me looking like this, please shoot me.

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