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…"
"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…"
""Even having a baby can't make you anything other than a sperm or egg donor (and I know of too many of those), anything else has to come from inside you."
Very true. While I credit my son's birth with my own…"
"I enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18, because I was a complete screw up. I was about to get kicked out of college for not showing up to class, and figured the military would help me grow up. Well, it didn't really.
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.
But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"
"If you don't know what someone is talking about, say "Tell me more, I am interested in what you know about that!".....everyone likes to talk and they will be flattered you asked them to fill you in...it works every time!"