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Does anyone know where Zach Brandon purchases his clothing?

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, it fits here

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu May 24, 2007 6:49 pm

universitylad wrote:Please elaborate. Isn't men's haberdashery just another word for menswear?


Not how I know it. But, looks like it's been reappropriated by us Yanks to mean more than the original definition of a shop that sells cloth, buttons, and men's accessories like cufflinks and watches.

So I guess you're all good. But really, the word still reeks of pretension. Is that really who you are?
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Postby snoqueen » Thu May 24, 2007 7:09 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Is that really who you are?


Why? You think he's Zach Brandon?
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Postby TheBookPolice » Thu May 24, 2007 7:14 pm

snoqueen wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:Is that really who you are?


Why? You think he's Zach Brandon?


Well, I meant to ask if he's really that pretentious. But if he's in fact Zach Brandon, then he's gone all third-person on us, and that can only mean that his ego is quickly approaching critical mass.
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Postby jjoyce » Thu May 24, 2007 7:26 pm

I think it's actually a shop that makes clothing, ala Saville Row.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Thu May 24, 2007 7:36 pm

TheBookPolice wrote: But really, the word still reeks of pretension. Is that really who you are?

America's most famous haberdasher, Harry Truman, was far from pretentious. Our own U Lad, on the other hand.
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Postby Marvell » Thu May 24, 2007 9:00 pm

jjoyce wrote:I think it's actually a shop that makes clothing, ala Saville Row.


I believe Jason is correct.

My great-grandfather, Duncan Currie, was a haberdasher in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. My dad tells the story of traveling with his brother on the train from L.A. to Moose Jaw and getting off the train wearing (as he put it) 'my uniform' of white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Grandpa Currie took one look at them and announced, "No grandsons of mine will be seen around town looking like the children of farmers." He took them immediately to the shop and had them fitted for suits.

My parents visited Moose Jaw in the late 90's, and reported that Grandpa Currie's haberdashery was now a porno theater.
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Postby acereraser » Thu May 24, 2007 9:50 pm

WTF?

I thought a haberdashery was a hat store?
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Postby mrak » Thu May 24, 2007 10:02 pm

acereraser wrote:WTF?

I thought a haberdashery was a hat store?

Wikipedia's Haberdasher article gives one definition as a seller of small accessories like hats.

But what I really like, is that their list of notable haberdashers includes Nigel Tufnel.
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Postby universitylad » Thu May 24, 2007 11:02 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
universitylad wrote:Please elaborate. Isn't men's haberdashery just another word for menswear?


Not how I know it. But, looks like it's been reappropriated by us Yanks to mean more than the original definition of a shop that sells cloth, buttons, and men's accessories like cufflinks and watches.

So I guess you're all good. But really, the word still reeks of pretension. Is that really who you are?


Not trying to sound pretentious at all--I don't think I'm pretentious at heart. I was just looking for a word to describe menswear nicer than one normally sees. Zach's outfit was much nicer than anything I've seen at department stores around Madison--just calling it menswear would not do it justice. Near my hometown, I believe there was a menswear store downtown called the Haberdasher Unlimited.


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_2_29/ai_53747385
In the not-so-distant past, say forty, fifty years ago, menswear - or men's haberdashery as it was regularly, quaintly referred to then
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Postby snoqueen » Thu May 24, 2007 11:43 pm

acereraser wrote:WTF?

I thought a haberdashery was a hat store?


A hat store for women was called a millinery and the person who ran it was a milliner. I'm not sure about men's hat stores.
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Postby narcoleptish » Fri May 25, 2007 12:15 am

This all reeks of balderdashery.
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Postby Taxed » Fri May 25, 2007 11:52 am

Shouldn't this thread be titled "Fags on Rags? "

Somebody in the public eye around here doesn't look like he looted Kurt Cobain’s crypt for a wardrobe and the limp-wrists get all wet while everyone else wonders why they couldn’t find those clothes at Shopko.

Some locals seem to think State Street is the Miracle Mile. Gotta go . . . sale on Bass Wejuns!
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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri May 25, 2007 12:01 pm

Taxed wrote:Shouldn't this thread be titled "Fags on Rags? "

Somebody in the public eye around here doesn't look like he robbed Kurt Cobain’s crypt for a wardrobe, and the limp-wrists get all wet while everyone else wonders why they couldn’t find those clothes at Shopko.


Folks get banned for that, kiddo (not that I have anything to do with it). Watch your dumb hick mouth, asshole.
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Postby jjoyce » Fri May 25, 2007 1:36 pm

Taxed wrote:Shouldn't this thread be titled "Fags on Rags? "

Somebody in the public eye around here doesn't look like he looted Kurt Cobain’s crypt for a wardrobe and the limp-wrists get all wet while everyone else wonders why they couldn’t find those clothes at Shopko.

Some locals seem to think State Street is the Miracle Mile. Gotta go . . . sale on Bass Wejuns!


Wrong on all counts, but why should today be different from any other day? Good to see you speaking your mind. This post will prove to be a good reference point for when you try and play moderate common sense guy in the future.
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