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Alexander left a comment for Marvin
"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…"
Jul 3, 2013
Dean Tiegs replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
"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…"
Mar 8, 2012
kevin webster replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
"not a full vest a backless vest with 3-4 buttons meeting at the belly button not continuing up the chest like a traditional vest would. these type of vest are refereed to as waistcoats."
Mar 8, 2012
Dean Tiegs replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
""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…"
Mar 8, 2012
kevin webster replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
"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…"
Mar 8, 2012
Alexander replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
"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…"
Mar 8, 2012
kevin webster replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
"Yes sounds like a tailcoat to me, morning coat is an entirely different thing. "
Mar 8, 2012
Jeff Brendle replied to Alexander's discussion Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My! in the group Suits
"I think you may mean a tailcoat? (rather than a morning coat)"
Mar 8, 2012
Alexander added a discussion to the group Suits
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Jackets, Tuxedos, and Swords: Oh My!

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
Mar 8, 2012
Alexander commented on Leo Doom Occulta's group Sartorialists
"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…"
Mar 8, 2012
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Jan 16, 2012
Alexander replied to Bassaiguy's discussion Non-Olympic Fencing in the group Martial Artists
"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…"
Mar 9, 2011
Alexander replied to Andrew McNeal's discussion How to get out of being "stuck" on a family line? in the group Manly Art of Genealogy
"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…"
Mar 2, 2011
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Mar 1, 2011
Alexander replied to Clint Connolly's discussion Sex slavery? in the group The Great Debate
""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…"
Feb 2, 2011

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Interests
martial arts, nature, wilderness survival, western medieval combat, ethics, spirituality, mysticism
Books
The Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Trilogy
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorne Trilogy
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Ulysses
Music
Savatage
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"To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield."

"The measure of a man is not what he would die for. Dying is easy. Everyone does that. The measure of a man is what he is willing to Live for."

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At 6:48pm on February 11, 2010, Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male said…
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
-Alex.

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!
Warm Regards,
Rod
At 8:38pm on February 4, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 4:49pm on February 4, 2010, Dwane Lay said…
Welcome to AoM!

If you enjoy reading, you are welcome to join our book of the month club. Link is below, hope to see you there!

http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/bookofthemonth
At 1:42am on February 4, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, Alexander. Glad to see you're already getting involved here.
At 5:29pm on February 3, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 4:02pm on February 3, 2010, Herb Munson said…
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.
 
 
 

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Shane replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"@Jay What makes you think I'm going to go point by point to debunk your bullshit when you don't actually care? BTW, just glancing at it, the third on the list is bullshit too. @Dom He didn't say yes. He said, "ummm. I guess…"
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