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Pink Shirt Brits
Q:Subject: help me hip mofo's. dress code advice....

i'm coming over to new york from London next week. I need to know what the dress code is for the cooler NYC bars.
We are a couple of Hip London guys, Gstar Jeans, nicole farhi suit Jackets with Pink vintage T's finished of with a chunky white belt and a battered pair or all stars ( pink or white ), some times same outfit with tight balck shirts and a pink paul smith ties, you get the idea, we LOVE our shabby chic over here, question is, do the doormen even know what shabby chic is over there??

-- "KB in the UK"


A:Dang, what are they, flying planes over England with "Invade New York" banners trailing??? Seems every other email I get is from another self-annointed "hip Londoner."

I'm going to start doing a Bhutan and limit the number of Cool Britannia emailing me...

And before you call me out for doing an indignant Colonial rebellion, let me point out that being called a "mofo" irks us. grrrrr.

Ditch the pink.
Ditch the ties. 'Specially for going out.
"Shabby chic"?
You don't want to be accused of wearing "shabby sh--t"

Ditch the use of the word "chunky" when it comes to discussing men's fashion or anything related to your body, especially when in the same paragraph as "hip" as in "not cool" and/ or hip replacement.

Keep only the jeans.
And send me the photos.

p.s. use Spell Check!

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