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The gig line

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob 'Oswald' B Jul 28, 2013. 25 Replies

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

 

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Rob 'Oswald' B replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"You do the dimple?  I hate the dimple, and take pains to work it out from below the knot.  In my mind everyone does the dimple, and to me it looks sloppy.  C'est la vie. ."
Jul 28, 2013
Kevin B replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 28, 2013
Rob 'Oswald' B replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 28, 2013
Steve C replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 23, 2013
Steve C replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"I'll bet they do! I can just see the headline on the society page: "Local man attends gala benefit in his jockey shorts."  What? Oh you didn't mean your underwear?  Never mind.... :D"
Jul 23, 2013
Steve C replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 23, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"In my neck of the woods Black Tie Optional means waiters only, at benefits most men come more casual. I actually came in shorts to one, and they still talk about it, lol."
Jul 23, 2013
Andrew W. Swantak replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"Good point IonEdanger. That thought occurred to me, as well. Of course, that bow tie you're wearing to the Gala is self-tied. "
Jul 22, 2013
Andrew W. Swantak replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"The "gig line" has military roots. Prepsters seldom availed themselves of the such resources."
Jul 22, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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."
Jul 22, 2013
Adrian Miranda replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"EVERYTHING VISUAL MATTERS.  from gig line to shoes, socks, type of knot in the tie, collars, lint on the coat, cut of the hair.  EVERYTHING.  GIG LINE MATTERS."
Jul 21, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"I have no military experience, but I can't stand it if that line's not right."
Jul 19, 2013
Andrew W. Swantak replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 19, 2013
Tom Knighton replied to Ricky Joseph Cairns's discussion 27 Years Old and Tired of Looking Like a Bum
"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…"
Jul 7, 2012
Native Son replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 7, 2012
Jay Anderson replied to Tom Knighton's discussion The gig line
"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…"
Jul 7, 2012

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