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  • LordDoubleyou
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    Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
    [MENTION=16809]LordDoubleyou[/MENTION] ... did he ask for the feedback? I agree with all the feedback but if unsolicited it can be extremely tough, even though I find this forum to be of the more helpful among most.
    Yes, after I have gave him my tactfully delivered feedback, he didn't entirely believe me... So I suggested that we seek other non biased opinions. Which he was happy for me to do... However once the feedback came flooding in, he asked me to take the pic off...
    But we're all good [emoji6]

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  • hockeysc23
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    [MENTION=16809]LordDoubleyou[/MENTION] ... did he ask for the feedback? I agree with all the feedback but if unsolicited it can be extremely tough, even though I find this forum to be of the more helpful among most.

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  • srlclark
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    Originally posted by Hierophant View Post
    Yes exactly: they're what I would think of as Garden Jeans.

    Good luck to your wife and good luck to YOU, up for tenure! That's absolutely huge.

    Completely agreed that the adjunct system and its pervasiveness are systematized abuse.
    Thanks. I had been meaning to say earlier that it seems to me that a lot of senior faculty talk a great game about social justice but then act like the most unreconstructed of cut-throat capitalists. And then I saw this article later: http://www.chronicle.com/article/The...ntentgrid_41_2. I'm in social sciences, which aren't quite as bad in job-market terms as the humanities, but this has some truth to it. Including the critique of trying to climb the ladder.

    Now, brown tweed and dark rinse slim fitting jeans, I can get behind. Possibly grey jeans instead. But garden jeans, no. [I am also less of a fan of grey tweed than brown, even though my only tweed jacket is grey].

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  • LordDoubleyou
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    Yea, I did give him some less than flattering feedback (tactfully of course) but he wouldn't listen, then I put it on here to get some unbiased opinions...

    And it didn't take long before he told me to take it down.

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  • dpark
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    Originally posted by LordDoubleyou View Post
    He asked me to take his pic down. That's all.
    Having people critique your outfit unexpectedly can be a rough scenario. It's tough having people be critical even when you're asking for it.

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  • LordDoubleyou
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    He asked me to take his pic down. That's all.

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  • Hierophant
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    Originally posted by srlclark View Post
    I got the sense from your first post that it wasn't just that they were jeans but that they were JEANS, which I took to mean dad jeans or something like that. No?

    My wife's actually going to be an adjunct this year. It's okay for us because I've got a tenure-track job (and am actually up for tenure this year) and she has a part-time contracted position elsewhere, so it may help her transition to something where she doesn't have to commute, as she does now. But it's in general a terrible blot on the moral integrity of the contemporary university that adjuncts are so widely used.
    Yes exactly: they're what I would think of as Garden Jeans.

    Good luck to your wife and good luck to YOU, up for tenure! That's absolutely huge.

    Completely agreed that the adjunct system and its pervasiveness are systematized abuse.

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  • srlclark
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    I got the sense from your first post that it wasn't just that they were jeans but that they were JEANS, which I took to mean dad jeans or something like that. No?

    My wife's actually going to be an adjunct this year. It's okay for us because I've got a tenure-track job (and am actually up for tenure this year) and she has a part-time contracted position elsewhere, so it may help her transition to something where she doesn't have to commute, as she does now. But it's in general a terrible blot on the moral integrity of the contemporary university that adjuncts are so widely used.

    Originally posted by Hierophant View Post
    No offense intended! I'd wear the jeans-and-elbow-tweed schtick if I were wandering around Cambridge in mid-October too.

    And ohhh yes about poor adjuncts. Half my friends are adjuncts and my heart breaks for them.

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  • Hierophant
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    Originally posted by srlclark View Post
    Hey, now! Us professors don't aways dress so poorly - and adjuncts are so poorly paid and so miserably exploited that they should be cut some slack.

    Mind you, I do own a grey tweed blazer. No elbow patches on it. I don't love it, though, and should probably sell/donate it at some point.
    No offense intended! I'd wear the jeans-and-elbow-tweed schtick if I were wandering around Cambridge in mid-October too.

    And ohhh yes about poor adjuncts. Half my friends are adjuncts and my heart breaks for them.

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  • srlclark
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    Hey, now! Us professors don't aways dress so poorly - and adjuncts are so poorly paid and so miserably exploited that they should be cut some slack.

    Mind you, I do own a grey tweed blazer. No elbow patches on it. I don't love it, though, and should probably sell/donate it at some point.

    Originally posted by Hierophant View Post
    Mostly agree.

    - Jacket is too long and CAN'T be shortened without throwing off the whole jacket's proportions;
    - Jacket sleeves are too long (you know that);
    - Jacket is clearly an orphaned suit jacket, not a blazer;
    - I would basically never wear those jeans with a blazer (unless it was a brown/gray tweed blazer with elbow patches and this was Autumn in Cambridge, MA, and he was an adjunct professor); they look reeeeal incongruous;
    - I think the boots don't go; with that jacket, I'd wear something darker (like chocolate brown suede) or lighter and more decorative (like AE Daltons in Walnut).

    I disagree with [MENTION=15502]Spex[/MENTION] about the lapel width; skinny lapels are a choice and I think they're fine on the dude.

    Shirt looks fine.

    I don't like belts with jackets -- I think they add unnecessary bulk -- but I'm in the minority there.

    If I were him, I'd return the jacket and pick up a JCF blazer in a similar fit but Short.

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  • Hierophant
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    Yeah, the link has since disappeared.

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  • Deke
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    I'm thinking OP deleted the pic after the first few posts. It shows that it was edited about an hour after the last post where someone could see it (Heirophant).

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  • Rawfull
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    Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
    "Doesn't look like anything to me." Am i missing something? I don't see an image or a link and i've tried refreshing a couple times.
    Same, I've viewed this on tapatalk on my phone and in chrome on my pc. No image.

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  • Nandyn
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    "Doesn't look like anything to me." Am i missing something? I don't see an image or a link and i've tried refreshing a couple times.

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  • Hierophant
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    On reflection: yeah, the jacket is way too big overall. He should size down at least one size, if not two.

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