During my military days, one of the things our uniforms were judged on was our "gig line". That is the line formed by the shirt, belt buckle, and the fly of one's pants. Maybe it's me, but I'm…Continue
"Yep, I'm active duty but I think that it's the little things like the gig line that seperate the men from the boys. To me it's the same as a dimple in the tie knot or making sure your shoes are laced in the same way. Some people might…"
"Yep, I do.
I'm still active duty, and have to dress up in civilian formal/business wear for work; also do it for the occasional non-work thing too. The gig line matters! I'll also spend a half hour tying & re-tying my tie to make sure…"
"Actually, although the cummerbund covers your belt line, your shirt placket and pants fly (closed I hope) are still visible; and of course your bow tie needs to be straight and centered as well.
Speaking of OCD, there's a fellow who…"
"I am not a military man, but have always had my neck tie, shirt placket, belt buckle and pants fly line up. It looks really dorky if they are off center. I never knew there was a term for it, but leave it to the military to provide…"
"Never heard of the term (it wasn't in the Preppy Handbook, lol) but it sounds like a good general guide; something to make sure of when waiting for that interview or entering the sign-in line at the benefit Gala."
"I work in a "dress down" office environment but still wear a tie everyday. (Hey. After 40 years of office work experience I cannot change. besides, it hard to keep a Work" attitude when you're dressed like your going to the…"
"First, congrats on your decision. It's not always an easy one, especially when you're trying to lose weight. On top of that, you're a relatively short guy (I'm 5'8" myself, so I know what I'm speaking…"
"And next, "the Citadel Hug" for keeping one's shirt front looking sharp...
I never heard a specific term for this, possibly because it's always been so obvious that the placket, belt buckle, and fly needed to line up, or you…"
"I have no military experience, but I am a tad bit obsessive-compulsive. Because of this, I need to ensure most things are in line. This includes the positioning of my watch on my wrist, my knife clipped in my pocket, the slip-joint in my back…"
"I'm partial to Sherlock Holmes on audiobook. They're shorter than novels, being short stories (although the 4 novels are also good). So it's not as boring as trying to get through a novel. Also, they're…"
"+1 JB, you said this very well.
I too could never tolerate a girlfriend who is "always right" or who "walks all over" me. I've ended relationships over that kind of thing.
The damaging thing about the view of the…"