"I'm rather short, and one thing I've discovered is that the "rise" of the pants is also very important. What invariably happens with me, when wearing a regular rise, is that the pants fall to my natural waistline, which…"
"I'm an oddball tie lover, and the Jerry Garcia abstract ties at Kohls are great.
For a more standard look, however, I find you can buy good ties at pretty much any menswear store. Macy's sometimes has good builds.
Also, can't go wrong…"
I'm 5'5". Not exceptionally short, but short enough that buying pants is a huge pain in the ass. See, my inseam is ~27".A while ago I taught myself to hem my own pants. This, after some extreme frustration, turned out to be a not-so-bad thing as I could actually get a decent look going. I've got hemming dress slacks down pat, and if I buy 29" inseam jeans (kind of hard to find) it doesn't look bad. No matter how I try, though, or what style I purchase, I can't seem to find khaki's that look…See More
With a new grilling season now upon us, I'd like to get the AoM community's opinion on something.I've recently moved to a new apartment, and we've got walk-out porches off the backs. The lease states that we can only have propane or gas grills, and nothing that burns charcoal/wood/etc. I'm fairly certain this is because the porches are wooden, and at some point someone probably did something stupid and caught their third-story porch on fire with briquettes. I've previously been spoiled, and had…See More
"Ya I have the same problem. My boss does not ware a tie. I deal with it by dressing well in all other aspects including having fun with cuff links. You can dress well without a tie, you just switch the details. Also get…"
"I love wearing ties, I truly get treated different when not wearing them. That said I think the pocket square in colorful patterns are a great way to compliment the wardrobe. You can have fun with monograms on your pocket and cufflinks as…"
"In this I agree with you. This is a problem with many who are exceptional in a field or sport. Family money, athletic ability, intelligence, or other abilities seem to garner such deference much to the detriment of the individual's…"
"RS. Missed my point. It's the twin senses of infallibility and personal exceptionalism that are often reinforced by a privileged education. The education itself. (Although, many years ago, it was pointed out that, particularly among…"
"I agree with this suggestion. It seems as though the OP is trying to capture the attention of his group rather than enhance the conversation, an action which could be perceived as a lack of maturity on his part. By talking less, but more…"
It's not just the privileged education. Most who have had people forgive indiscretions in their past bring forward to the present a feeling (or at least it seems so) of infallibility or at least that they can do anything and get,…"