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  1. KenR

    Off-White dinner Jacket in January?

    Wore Ivory dinner jacket at our 35th anniversary renewal of vows in Jamaica a year ago December. Looked just fine.
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    Your First Car...

    1966 Dodge Dart
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    What are we reading?

    Have been reading a lot of the "Age of Sail" stories lately
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    Share your favorite movie quotes

    "Leave the gun, take the cannoli" - Peter Clemenza
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    What's your favourite smell?

    Vanilla Chanel #5 (not on me though)
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    "NOW" versus "THEN" = 1984 vs. 2014

    Such and evocative thread. Miss those days. However, the timing is impeccable for today is the day I semi-retire after 35+ years of the Wall Street rat race.
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    Alternative to the blue blazer?

    Don't forget the red one for the Christmas holidays.
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    not too 'tuxedo-ish'?

    I don't think it will be tuxedo-ish at all. It will be a suit and a bow tie. And if you have described the rest of the party goers attire accurately, they will probably know the difference also.
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    Mixing brown and black?

    I usually adhere to the the rule. I match my belt to the shoes. Try to coordinate my watchband also. My socks, however, will be matched to my suit. If I'm in sport jacket and slacks, then its argyle heaven for me.
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    What Will You Wear to your Holiday Outings?

    Christmas Eve (midnight mass): BB navy herringbone pattern double breasted suit. BB white French cuff shirt. PS maroon print bow tie. AE Park Avenues in black. Christmas day: JAB red camel hair blazer and black watch vest. BB white shirt and grey slacks. AE Franciscan monk straps in walnut...
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    What does a trad girlfriend look like?

    I'd click my heels three times for that Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Bills Khakis - how often ... untill buttery soft?

    Thanks, I'll give the washing machine a try. I do the household laundry so I will know to be extra careful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    So, you are concerned about other's attire in a restaurant...

    To the OP, You mentioned that the child was not terribly loud or disruptive. Maybe the parents had tested the waters already and found their child to be generally well behaved at nice restaurants. But I can also see your point. Worrying that an outburst might be forthcoming from an child...
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    Bills Khakis - how often ... untill buttery soft?

    I've been sending my Bill's khakis to the dry cleaner on occasion. Do you think that washing is preferable? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dad's Rules We Ignore

    My dad, who just turned 88, wasn't too much for the sartorial. However, there are a few pictures of him with my mother when they were in their late 20's - early 30's where he somehow put it together and looked absolutely top drawer. P.S. I'm a baby boomer and didn't get caught up in the hippie...
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    blackwatch season?

    Excellent posting. As to the Irish thing I would definitely agree. My wife is half Irish (the other half German, love the combo) and has a beautiful Black Watch dress that she will occasionally wear around Christmastime. Some of her siblings that consider themselves to be very Irish get a bit...
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    For argyle sock fans only!

    Paul Stuart sales have traditionally been a so-so event. Unfortunately there is too much of the items that don't sell well at all (weird pattern ties and the like). But I have been able to pick up a nice suit or shirt in the past. You just have to be alert for the diamond in the rough. But...
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    Trad thoughts on pocket squares

    To quote a fellow co-worker's tongue in cheek assessment: "No pocket square? How barbaric!" For me, it's almost always and usually silk.
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    Christmas movies

    I've seen It's a Wonderful Life a couple of times and I think it's a bit schmaltzy also. I'd have to go with A Christmas Story.
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    Attire and grooming in televsion advertising vs. reality

    I'm always interested in analysing the commercials where the man is wearing a suit but not a tie, vs. one where he is.