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  1. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    Yo @Iain Aschendale ... what's the gameplan for coordinating face masks with our suits? Treat them kind of like ties in the matching scheme? Or more like silks/pocket squares? I'm thinking of some kind of hybrid, but you can't match the mask pattern too closely to the tie or silk or it will look forced. Maybe treat all three as separate entities--tie, silk, mask--and riff them all off the shirt but it a different way? I'm so fucking confused. What about pinstripes, windowpanes, paisley, and glen plaid? Do the inner-outer rules of pinstripe thickness still apply? What about squares on squares and circles on circles? Do those apply to the mask as well?
     
  2. Iain Aschendale

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    Dude....

    I mean, duuuuddde.....

    Thing is, I've got fifty or sixty pocket squares I expect, so I could probably use one in the pocket and drape another over the mask. Can't really breathe in the first place wearing one, so a little less air won't make any difference, will it?

    But as for the coordination, well shit...

    This is gonna be FUN!
     
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  3. Iain Aschendale

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    @Homer Potvin and the folds!

    I mean, I'm generally a stuff-and-puff guy with the pocket. Don't like overly engineered looks (and I suck at doing them), but for a mask, you really need to do something that hints at the folds of an allergy mask, but perhaps vertical rather than horizontal. Just so you don't get mistaken for some prole with a bandanna fixing to rob a liquor store, mind you.
     
  4. Homer Potvin

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    Treat it like a hat and match it to the shoes? That's probably it... north, south symmetry, right? Unless, of course, you're already wearing a hat, in which case, the mask is more at the silk level in the vertical spectrum.

    On a side note, this is the 54th day since I've worn a suit.
     
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    I broke out my linens yesterday. Not that I've worn much of anything other than t-shirst, sweats or steteco (kind of like board shorts, they're a Japanese half-length long underwear that the designers have taken into a plausible combination inner- and outer-wear.)

    Outerwear steteco with pockets and no fly (same pattern I've got on right now actually):

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    Innerwear version, lightweight breathable fabric, no pockets, button fly:

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    Match it to the socks? I go about dressing in a completely cockeyed way, some days I just feel like a particular pair of socks or square and build everything off that.
     
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    What? Off, Off! OFF!! Not more! Unless you want to cut out a liver or something. wT to the F? o_O

    :superlaugh::superlaugh::superlaugh:
     
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    I don't even wear clothes, but now you got me puzzling as well. I would think the pocket-handkerchief would evolve to be a spare mask, thus matching or contrasting as a statement. Don't know if mask tips the upper-lower balance thing. You could always go steampunk.
    Ooh. hey! How about a Rorshak thing!
     
  9. Iain Aschendale

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    Not if you're wearing the latest fashions from Eldridge of Paris.

    aka Eldridge Cleaver, formerly of the Black Panthers.

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    "Walking Softly but Carrying it Big..." :superlaugh::superlaugh::superlaugh:
     
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    It's too big for him.
    I've already designed an advanced one. Unisex. One size fits all. One other adapted size for newborns-toddlers.
    Comes in sheer and nude.
    Taking pre-orders... :D
     
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    Meanwhile, I could probably get a hangover from a handful of alcopops.

    #LightweightCheapDate
     
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    My hairline is sprinting away.
     
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    Mine's just slowly sliding down my back. Same number of active follicles as in my youth, it's just that some of them have taken retirement and moved out of the sun.
     
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    That moment when the scene you were trying to revise suddenly becomes about a thousand or so words longer and keeps getting longer. It's not a problem... yet.
     
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    I was born with a mature hairline. I may look stupid now, but in 10 years I will have a mane comparable to that of Mufasa.

    If it gets longer than 4000 words, contact your editor.
     
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    Me trying to catch my hairline.

     
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    Finasteride (Propecia) sort of works. It doesn't regrow, but it keeps it from falling out. At the rate mine was dropping, I was going to be clean bald by thirty, like my dad. Instead, I have almost the same hairline I did when I started taking it at twenty-one. A little more fell when I was off it a few times. It used to be expensive and I missed weeks here and there. Consequently, it's a little thinner than I would like in the front but thicker than half the men's at my twentieth reunion. I avoid certain hairdos, but mostly, you can't even tell.
     

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