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    How to Gatsby

    http://www.artdecosociety.org/gatsby/m_overview.htm

    The world would be infinitely more genteel if all gentlmen would adhere to a strict Gatsby code when choosing their haberdashery
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    http://www.artdecosociety.org/gatsby/m_overview.htm

    The world would be infinitely more genteel if all gentlmen would adhere to a strict Gatsby code when choosing their haberdashery
    I would love to see you dress like that in Texas. You'd be tarred, feathered and carried out of town on a rail as a moral hazard to the children.
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    I prefer the more natural approach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I prefer the more natural approach...
    Yeah, here's how we Gatsby in Georgia

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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Yeah, here's how we Gatsby in Georgia

    party on...dude!

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    One simply does not wear black ropers with camoflauge.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I would love to see you dress like that in Texas. You'd be tarred, feathered and carried out of town on a rail as a moral hazard to the children.
    Here if you dress like that you're just a hipster. Especially those old-timey round frame glasses.

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    Always wear proper cycling attire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    One simply does not wear black ropers with camoflauge.
    what's camo in texas? a ten gallon hat and some chaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Here if you dress like that you're just a hipster. Especially those old-timey round frame glasses.
    My point exactly.
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    One must beware to not confuse Art Deco with Art Nouveau, and heaven forbid, you mistake any of it for mid-century modern or space age.

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    I often get Art Deco confused with Art Carney.
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    J.C. Lyendecker... accept no substitutes.

    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    J.C. Lyendecker... accept no substitutes.

    20 to 1 they aren't discussing women, dogs or pickup trucks. Probably talking about window treatments or how to keep flowers fresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Yeah, here's how we Gatsby in Georgia

    I do beg your pardon, but I believe I said Great GATSBY, not Great Gutsby sir.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    My daughter's bike (unbeknownst to her, even) has a sign that says, "My Dad can kick your Gatsby's A$$".

    I sneer at fashion -- as my wardrobe will prove, should I care enough about it to display to anyone.

    As long as I'm within dress code limits, my job doesn't care how I look, and my kids accept me as me, whether in cutoff jeans or dress pants. No one else's opinions matter...yep, that includes y'all, sorry to break it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    20 to 1 they aren't discussing women, dogs or pickup trucks. Probably talking about window treatments or how to keep flowers fresh.
    You think? The one on the right is Charles Beach, J.C.s partner and favorite model.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Look at their arms! These boys have never lifted anything heavier than a pen and a checkbook.
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    So a boater hat is considered fancy? There is nothing wrong with a boater.

    I love pho long time.

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    i can't say i'm a fan of fitzgerald. his debut was a fun read and reminded me of 'an american tragedy.' but 'tender is the night' was especially a bore.

    i did like his and zelda's (yum) depiction in woody's 'midnight in paris.'

    concerning fashion, 1960s 'mad men,' with thinner ties and perfectly fitting jackets, has been the look for the last ten years. but 'thin,' whether it be waists or lapels, has never really gone out of style. personally, i think all guys look great in a nice jacket that fits well, regardless of their size. but gatsby? nah, we can all do without wearing trousers up to our tits with sweater capes.

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    That webpage makes me think of John Waters and Ed Wood. There's a veneer of gentility over an unmentioned spiritual seediness.

    I wear my seediness right out there on my (SNIFF!) sleeve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
    That webpage makes me think of John Waters and Ed Wood. There's a veneer of gentility over an unmentioned spiritual seediness.

    I wear my seediness right out there on my (SNIFF!) sleeve.
    Yeah. That's what I tried to say.
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    i'm all for spiritual seediness. just the other day, i made a planter box for a friend.

    while digging the earth, i was wearing cut-offs and a plain, colored t -- my around-town, warm weather biking gear. which reminds me of more literature, kerouac's 'on the road.' he mentions that dungarees (jeans) and the colored t (new apparel in the '50s) was their uniform of choice, allowing them to visually separate themselves from the mainstream. things haven't changed all that much in 60 years...
    happer: keep watching the sky, macintyre.

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    Except the Shift key is so much easier to use. Makes reading sentences and paragraphs a less tedious task for those of us less intellectually gifted.

    Kind of like the Bizarro World opposite of FLAMING.
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    be your own individual.

    dont conform to some 50 year old trend to try to be cool.

    silly person.
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