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Are you a menswear snob? – Everlasting Type

By Manish Puri

Forgive me for beginning with such a blunt query. 

I do know that, in frequent parlance, ‘snob’ is a pejorative time period. Nevertheless, with regards to issues of dressing, it’s value recalling the phrases of Yves Saint Laurent who stated, “we mustn’t ever confuse magnificence with snobbery”.

So, on this context, given there appears to be room for confusion, I don’t actually contemplate ‘snob’ to be an insulting epithet – as a result of absolutely my accusers meant I used to be ‘elegant’. Proper?!

Nonetheless, to keep away from accusations that we’re cherry selecting the that means of the phrase, it’s incumbent upon every of us to use the time period pretty and constantly. 

I imply, what if you happen to assume you’re a menswear snob, however you’re actually not? You threat being labelled delusional. And conversely, what if you happen to don’t contemplate your self to be a snob, however you truly are? Then you definately’re simply promoting your self quick!

Fortuitously, I’m right here to assist. The next multiple-choice quiz will rapidly, and with unfailing accuracy, establish if you happen to’re a snob or not. 

To those who don’t make the grade, my apologies. You’ll discover loads of help materials within the Everlasting Type archives. Please be happy to learn by it and take the quiz once more in a 12 months or two.

Good luck!


1. I like to buy…

a) Within the gross sales

b) Responsibly

c) At institutions with Latin mottos


2. My tailor is…

a) Additionally my dry cleaner

b) A revered member of our native excessive avenue

c) On first-name phrases with all of my instant household


3. What goes nicely with a three-piece?

a) Fries and a Coke

b) A pleasant silk tie

c) A understanding smirk


4. Do you want a blazer?

a) Undoubtedly! Me and the lads had one final Friday: just a few pints, cheeky Ruby, and clubbing until 3am

b) I simply repurpose my swimsuit jacket

c) Does the Pope put on Gammarelli socks?


5. What goes by your head when the invitation says ‘Black Tie’?

a) No worries, I’ve acquired one from me gran’s funeral

b) I’d prefer to go, but it surely sounds intimidating so I’ll politely decline

c) I should have my bib fronts restarched


6. Full this phrase: The underside…

a) Of the ninth

b) Line

c) Button mustn’t ever be fixed


7. The place’s Saville Row?

a) Do I appear to be a cab driver to you?

b) I feel it’s someplace off Regent’s avenue

c) Are you intentionally attempting to impress me by spelling it incorrect?


8. What do you consider Drake’s newest drop?

a) He’s not performed something respectable since ‘Hotline Bling

b) They’re such an thrilling model

c) I nonetheless love them, however they have been higher after they didn’t have an internet site and solely offered ties


9. The Japanese make the perfect…

a) Lovers

b) Sushi

c) Denim


10. I costume…

b) To impress

a) My salads with oil and balsamic vinegar

c) Left


11. 4-in-hand is…

a) The approach I take advantage of to hold pints to the desk

b) Presumably value eight within the bush

c) Fundamental AF


12. The most effective cause to suggest to somebody is as a result of…

a) You’ve acquired them into bother

b) You like them dearly

c) You want a superb excuse to fee a brand new swimsuit


13. At a latest marriage ceremony, you made the Bride…

a) Put in a superb phrase for you with the Bridesmaids

b) A hand-drawn card congratulating her on the wedding

c) Cry since you appeared higher than her


14. Excessive-waisted is…

a) A very good description of a weekend away with the lads

b) A trouser fashion I’m undecided I can pull off

c) For wimps. In the event that they’re not touching the ribs I contemplate them to be lowriders.


15. MTM means:

a) Man to man marking in soccer

b) Mark to market

c) You’re too poor for bespoke


16. What’s your angle to weight achieve?

a) Simply means there’s extra of me to like

b) Nothing just a little train and self-discipline gained’t repair

c) One thing for my tailor to fret about


17. Madras is…

a) My favorite curry

b) Now not the right identify. I feel you imply Chennai?

c) The one shirting I put on on vacation


18. Full this sentence: I like my single…

a) Life

b) Malt whiskey assortment

c) Pleat underwear


19. What’s your favorite Home fashion?

a) Electro

b) Georgian

c) A proprietary silhouette developed with an ex-Savile Row tailor who’s 80, blind and has a stitching thumb and index finger which have fused collectively like a crab. He’s additionally closed to new purchasers – not that I’d ever disclose his particulars to you.


20. My mom at all times used to say to me…

a) You’re an enormous disappointment to me and your father

b) You may obtain something you set your thoughts to

c) There. Doesn’t the next collar band body your face properly?


21. My father drove me to…

a) Drink

b) Succeed

c) My first bespoke appointment


22. Each time I kind the letter ‘P’ into my internet browser, the primary web site the autofill reveals is…

a) Pornhub.com

b) Primark.com

c) Permanentstyle.com


Largely a)’s

No offence, however how on earth did you even find yourself on this website? Additionally, you may need just a few points you should work on with a educated therapist.

Largely b)’s

You appear to know the odd factor about menswear, however I’m afraid you’re far too balanced and grounded to ever turn into a real menswear snob.

Largely c)’s

Congratulations! You’re a whole and utter menswear snob. Drop me a DM if you wish to go halves on a Palazzo at Pitti Uomo.


Manish is @the_daily_mirror on Instagram

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