Has It Come To THIS With You...Yet?

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  1. JL_LI

    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    Most of us have a personal style. Mine has become increasingly casual. In winter, it a flannel shirt or sweatshirt with jeans or chinos. In summer, it’s jeans, chinos, or chino like shorts with a polo or a T. I wear Maui, Kauai, or Fender ball caps year round. It’s mostly high quality stuff that I can wear anywhere except weddings and funerals. I’m coming up on a problem though. The kids are out of college. My oldest finished his PhD at Texas A&M 10 years ago. The sweatshirts are looking shabby and it will be 10 years until my first grandchild starts college. What’s a guy to do? Maybe it’s time to start a guitar company sweatshirt collection.
     
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    I just wear what is on top of the pile in my side of the cupboard......Actually , my 10th of of it

    And , Im shocked no one have said this before me : Jakedog , from man to man :you are one handsome mother*ucker ! LOL.....
     
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    My dog thinks there is nothing wrong with the way that I dress:rolleyes:
     
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    66,jeans, black t-shirt, & long hair & beard.
    Cargo shorts & sandals are way too nerdy for me.
     
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    Boots, jeans and my flat cap.
     
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    Haha - Yanks making fun of Euros about what they are wearing :lol::lol::lol: :rolleyes:
     
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    You’re right, y’all dress pretty well. We should be making fun of you for your rock bands (except for England, of course).
     
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    I wear a hat like that when I'm cutting my acre of grass, but that's it.
     
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    OK, you tell me all about how cool REO Speedwagon is, while you are pulling on your cargo shorts, black socks and sandals!
     
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    I'm curious about the hat. (This is not a wind-up or intended to start a fight).
    Do you remove the hat when meeting friends (or strangers)?
    Do you keep the hat on in the presence of a lady?
    I guess you wear it indoors; or did I assume that?
    Do you keep the hat on when dealing with people at the bank (for example)? Or at the check-out counter in the grocery store?

    Hats were already well out-of-fashion when I was a kid. But my German grandparents were pretty insistent that we would show up EVERY SATURDAY in suits, with ties, and HATS. I was 4 years old... wearing a suit, a tie, and a hat. I have never forgotten the protocol.

    Lift your hat when meeting a lady on the street, accompanied by a small bow and spoken greeting.

    Touch the brim of your hat with the forefinger of your right hand when meeting a gentleman of more-or-less-equal status.

    Remove the hat with your right hand, and hold it against your chest when meeting an older lady or gentleman.

    Hats will NOT be worn indoors. PERIOD!!!

    Maybe this is why the whole backward-baseball-cap thing just doesn't work for me!

    BTW - I learned a few other things. Always open and hold the door for a lady, or for anyone of equal or higher status.

    Always - and I mean ALWAYS! - open the door of the automobile for any woman who is entering or leaving the vehicle - including your wife! and your mother most especially!! NEVER forget this! This is perhaps the number one law of the universe, in the world I grew up in.
     
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    And no hats at the dinner table! :cool:
     
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    oh hell no! never, in a million years...

    You never would have got close to the dining room with a hat on!
     
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    Hi.

    Naturally, I gravitate towards a scruffy, shabby chic :)

    My home base would be jeans and a tee shirt (a combo that is just so right, but in the hands of the sartorially negligent, so so wrong), but overall I seem to mostly exist in an uneasy mix of hippy, biker & punk.

    But in summer, cos it is so flippin’ hot here, mostly tee shirts, hiking shorts (not too short, but nowhere near my knees) and sandals.

    Today, as I wander around my lawn with my Telecaster (a normal habit for us all, I’m sure), I find myself clothed with a slightly tattered Norton tee shirt, purchased some 13 years ago from a small repair shop somewhere near Vic Market in Melbourne, and some hippy-ish Japanese canvas pants I was amused to find in an ‘ethnic clothing’ store in New Zealand.

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    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    Hi.

    So, the penguin’s outside then? :)

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    My wife wouldn't get crazy. this ------ > :rolleyes:
     
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    "Equal or higher status " sounds a bit snobbish to me
     
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    that ain't a penguin - it's a chicken!
     
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    I guess Red Green doesnt look so bad after all.. if women dont find ya handsome they should at least find ya handy
     
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    yeah, my grandparents were not really snobbish, but the Germany they grew up in in the 1880s had some pretty formal rules of behavior that we never experienced for the most part. And don't forget - when you are a little kid EVERYBODY is of higher status than yourself. An adult would not normally hold the door open for a child - but a child would certainly be expected to hold the door for an adult.
     
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