You know you're clothes-obsessed when...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Thracozaag, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    1. You have dreams about EG Dover on a 606 (and can instantly decipher what I just wrote) 2. You'd rather flilp through fabric swatches than a Playboy magazine. 3. You have carefully stashed shoe porn material in strategic places throughout your apartment. 4. You start to refer to your tailor as "cara". 5. Your first comment after seeing Casablanca, "Wasn't Humphrey Bogart's shawl collar tuxedo phenomenal?" 6. You create this thread (and of course appreciate the fact that it's called a "thread") and actually post it. [​IMG] koji
     


  2. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    1. You spend a couple of hours a day reading posts on the forum. 2. When you're not on this site, you're scanning ebay for new listings. 3. Your offline time is spent waiting for your latest purchase to arrive/come back from the tailor. [​IMG]
     


  3. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Senior member

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    Slightly OT,

    Thraco (Koji?) do you mean Edward Green, Dover style on a 606 last?

    I have no idea what the Dover style looks like, let alone the last.
     


  4. arvi

    arvi Senior member

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    You stop work to think about this thread [​IMG]
     


  5. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    1. You keep ten pairs of shoes in your office. You change shoes at least once a day.

    2. You are known by name at Brooks Bros., Paul Stuart, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's, Turnbull & Asser, Oxxford, and Peter Elliot.

    3. You check out eBay's bespoke listings just to see bespoke clothes. Never mind that you would never buy.

    4. You have one drawer in your office desk dedicated to clothing catalogues and brochures which you read during lunch or breaks.

    5. You keep in that drawer cloth samples for future reference. You also keep swatches of present holdings.

    6. You have another drawer for extra Turnbull shirting cloth and an extra shirt.

    7. You search for obsurce films on TCM just to see the clothes.

    8. You and your wife comment on the clothes in classic movies. You find that Charlie Chase was an awfully good dresser.

    9. You would rather spend a Saturday shopping and chatting with the salesmen than doing anything else.

    10. You seek like-minded souls on this and other internet sources.
     


  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    You own a steamer, two hams, a sleeve ironing board, but not a clothing store.

    You carry a tailor's tape at least on your trips to thrift stores, if not all the time.

    Your clothing takes up more space in your room/house than all other material possessions combined.
     


  7. Alex_O

    Alex_O Well-Known Member

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    You actually read what everyone posted
    and in the truly dedicated cases ie. Sons of Brummell
    you picture in your mind not the obssesive hoarder lady down the street but an athlete tested by years of adversity and take note of the techniques he has developed. And marvel at his almost heroic dedication.
     


  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    when i get my monthly Stuff/Maxim/FHM/Loaded/Arena/GQ etc, the first thing i flip to is the clothes section, then afterwards oogle the hot babes within
     


  9. musiczone

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    When you plan trips/vacations based on various locations of mens clothing stores.
     


  10. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Senior member

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    "You carry a tailor's tape at least on your trips to thrift stores, if not all the time."

    I've been thinking about that. *shudder*
     


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    1. You convert the largest bedroom in your house to store your clothes and turn it into your dressing room with a chesterfield sofa and wing chair.

    2. You have 2+ times as many clothes (and shoes) as your wife.

    3. You have 200+ ties but never seem to have the "right" one.

    4. You have all the Cary Grant films available on DVD and VHS, and search Ebay constantly for the others, hoping they become available on DVD.

    5. You retain all back issues of GQ going back to 1981 in your library.

    6. You replace the shelf in the library that has your wife's cook books with your haberdashery literary collection.

    7. You buy vintage editions of Esquire for the Lawrence Fellows illustrations, not the Petty pinup ones.

    8. You fret over gaining a few pounds, not because it's bad for you but because that certain blazer will pull when buttoned, destroying the line.

    9. You panic when you have to break in a new dry cleaner or tailor.

    10. You have 37 suits, 51 sport coats, 100+ dress shirts, 200+ ties, over 2,000 pairs of antique cufflinks - and you buy more each week.

    Heaven help us all.................................................
     


  12. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    1. You turn down lucrative job offers from employers who have causal dress codes

    2. You hate Fridays because it's causal Friday

    3. You need more closet space than your wife or girl friend

    4. You acquire adjacent apartment(s) or build a new wing to expand your closet

    5. Your closet is fire and water-proof with museum quality state-of-the-art alarm, climate & humidity control system

    6. Your closet is more secure than your panic room

    7. You hire a professional organizer with a library science degree to catalog and database your clothes holdings
     


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  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Words like "scye" and "dart" and "welt" and "yoke" trip off your tongue as easliy as "and" and "the".
     


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    When you realize there are better clothing makers than Hugo Boss.
     


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