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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Warren » 12 Oct 2019, 10:54

Ellie wrote:
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I get a kick sometimes out of the names these things get. Maybe I'm wrong, but I kinda doubt Jefferson ever wore wingtips.
Thomas or George?
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Jake » 14 Oct 2019, 11:47

So I've got a meeting at the White House next week (really!). I really want this "changing landscape of suits" thing to mean I can show up in jeans and a Star Wars t-shirt, but I suspect I'm gonna need to wear a suit and tie anyhow.
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Post by Warren » 14 Oct 2019, 12:06

Jake wrote:
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So I've got a meeting at the White House next week (really!). I really want this "changing landscape of suits" thing to mean I can show up in jeans and a Star Wars t-shirt, but I suspect I'm gonna need to wear a suit and tie anyhow.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Ellie » 14 Oct 2019, 12:08

I thought nowadays you are only supposed to wear a suit if you're not the one in power. Presumably to establish yourself as the most powerful person in the room, you should be naked.
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Post by Warren » 14 Oct 2019, 12:12

Ellie wrote:
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I thought nowadays you are only supposed to wear a suit if you're not the one in power. Presumably to establish yourself as the most powerful person in the room, you should be naked.
Suit, tie, socks, shoes, and nothing else.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by lunchstealer » 14 Oct 2019, 12:14

Ellie wrote:
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I thought nowadays you are only supposed to wear a suit if you're not the one in power. Presumably to establish yourself as the most powerful person in the room, you should be naked.
well the birthday suit is a pretty powerful suit, you're still not as powerful as someone who takes off their birthday suit.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by dhex » 14 Oct 2019, 13:02

I'm in the minority here but I view novelty ties with tremendous suspicion.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 14 Oct 2019, 14:11

dhex wrote:
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I'm in the minority here but I view novelty ties with tremendous suspicion.
As a general rule, if it doesn't look like you bought it at Brooks Brothers, I agree. I'm rather fond, however, of some of those extraordinarily garish ties that were in fashion in the 40s and 50s and have been known to wear one of the few such vintage ties I've acquired over the years now and then. Otherwise, painted ties of any sort and holiday ties immediately remind my of one of my favorite P.G. Wodehouse lines: Bertie, "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?" Jeeves, "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by lunchstealer » 14 Oct 2019, 15:58

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 14:11
dhex wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 13:02
I'm in the minority here but I view novelty ties with tremendous suspicion.
As a general rule, if it doesn't look like you bought it at Brooks Brothers, I agree. I'm rather fond, however, of some of those extraordinarily garish ties that were in fashion in the 40s and 50s and have been known to wear one of the few such vintage ties I've acquired over the years now and then. Otherwise, painted ties of any sort and holiday ties immediately remind my of one of my favorite P.G. Wodehouse lines: Bertie, "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?" Jeeves, "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."
One of the Fry/Laurie ones had Jeeves literally have to leave the room in dismay after seeing on of Bertie's friends wearing a tie with 'little horseshoes on it. One is simply not prepared for such things.'
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by JasonL » 14 Oct 2019, 18:19

dhex wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 13:02
I'm in the minority here but I view novelty ties with tremendous suspicion.
They are awful.

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by lunchstealer » 14 Oct 2019, 19:00

JasonL wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 18:19
dhex wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 13:02
I'm in the minority here but I view novelty ties with tremendous suspicion.
They are awful.
I had a roommate with a Starry Night tie in college, but that was college, and even he knew not to do that at for-reals coat-and-tie events. I have an Escher tie but I don't think I've ever worn it. Don't recall if it was a gift or if I impulse-bought it thinking I'd wear it to the same kinds of things, but didn't. The 90s were a time of garish ties, so there are a couple in my collection that I'd never think of wearing again.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 14 Oct 2019, 19:28

Were I invited to the White House under the current administration, I'd definitely wear one of those parody Trump ties that's about eight feet long. Even Jeeves would probably approve.

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by dhex » 14 Oct 2019, 21:55

Yeah that'd be good. Very shiny red tie down to the balls.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Jadagul » 14 Oct 2019, 22:36

I think what you're calling "novelty ties" I hold in disdain. But I do like very colorful non-conservative ties.

I have this lovely hypersaturated purple swirl tie that I like and wear whenever it matches the outfit. Which is rarely.

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by nicole » 15 Oct 2019, 10:17

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