"Read your recent post in Growing in Manliness, trying to reply...but keep losing my post (things are hectic at work). I'll try to post soon, we're going through similiar things. I wonder how much of your backstory leading to…"
"When Royal Navy (and RCN, RAN, RNZN, etc.) uniform is worn with swords, the sword belt is worn under a double-breasted jacket, with the scabbard slung on two slings that hang from the sword belt. So it might be possible to pull something…"
""Waistcoat" is just the British English term for "vest," so I'm not sure what you mean by "vest should be a waistcoat style."
But the vest for white tie should have a very low buttoning point, and not be…"
"well I know the longer tails are more for conductors like in the orchestra. Also I can tell you white tie is customary to be worn with tails. this is where the tie and vest are white. the vest should be a waistcoat style and the shirt…"
"Thanks very much! Tailcoat is indeed the genre of cuts I'm looking for, but doing a quick google it seems that that phrase can mean many lengths for the tails and many heights and cuts for the front.
Thanks for getting me in the…"
Howdy,I'm getting married in 10 months and need some advice about tuxedos before I start having mine made, and so that I can clearly communicate my needs to those best men who will not be able to join us for the group fitting and rental.My 'men at arms' (known as groomsmen to the less awesome) will be wearing swords (and receiving daggers with my family crest on the sheath as their gift). I have some experience wielding and wearing swords and understand that the standard tux jacket will a)…See More
"Joe, do you mean just the vest? It's hard to find low cut three button vests, I like them too! It should be possible. Oddly, I have terrible luck finding them at suit / formal clothing stores. My best luck has been at…"
There are the "haves" and the "have nots" among us. You know who you are. If you've got your own Man Cave, then this is home sweet home for you. Join the rest of the men who've found true peace, in the AoM ManCave!See More
"The SCA - society for creative anachronism - ya know, people running about, pretending that for the next hour it's the middle ages?
The SCA does not do olympic/modern fencing. The SCA does historical fencing, strike zones are most of the…"
"Disownining the 1800s was serious. Maybe less so outside of old blood lines, especially in the states, but it was very serious. Given the era, and the man's wealth, it would not surprise me if legal records were changed to reflect that…"
""trick an entire race of people into [voluntary self-genocide]" - Please, provide detailed sources please. I have no idea what you are talking about. I get that you mean abortion as a means of self-genocide, but which…"
Hi Rod, wanted to discuss what you consider a normal male? How would that definition contrast with the normal man? Please friend and msg back if you are interested in the conversation. Thanks
Thanks for your friend request Alex! Much appreciated. I would love to start a discussion about it and would first reference you to this post that might shed some light on my thoughts.
To your point about male vs. men I would say that, in my mind, if we are to progress as a gender we have to look at our "group" as on a spectrum and not in isolation.
Normal men speak to a specific segment of the male population. My hope is that men see the important role they play in assisting males of all ages and specifically boys who are searching for role models outside of negative stereotypes. How would you think of men vs. males? I thank you again for the friend request and look forward to collaborating our thoughts!
Hi there Alexander. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"And slightly tangential, but I'd have to say that if an individual has physical relations with someone they barely know and trust to the point they have to have a contract signed affirming consent, then if they are falsely accused of rape this…"
"Fact is fact. The actresses consented, by any definition of the term. You're suggesting legal technicalities to overturn that ... but that doesn't change the fact. She was mentally capable. She knew what her…"
"Down the rabbit hole we go.
Fact is fact. The actresses consented, by any definition of the term. You're suggesting legal technicalities to overturn that ... but that doesn't change the fact. She was mentally…"
"Well in the post above, you equated subjective legal definitions such as "grown up" which has varied greatly historically and legally with "objective reality", so you seem to be more confused on the subject matter than I…"
"Not to mention, what you're doing is equating subjective legal definitions such as that of 'grown up' with objective reality, which is inconsistent as that would mean that the government has some 'quasi-divine' authority to…"