Anonymous asked: Okay. June 15, and that photo of RDJ in what looks like a knitted vest. I just have to point out that by far the most bizarre thing about this, to me, is that he's wearing his cravat INSIDE his shirt collar. What even?
TIME FOR SOME EDUCATION!!!
this is the picture anon is talking about.
it is overall a fashion disaster, but the TYING OF THE NECKCLOTH IS VALID. (even though I am fairly certain he should have unbuttoned the shirt one more button or worn a different shirt collar, that collar is STARCHED TO WITHIN AN INCH OF ITS LIFE.)
that style of tie is in fact called an ascot.
it is worn within the shirt. it gets its name from the Royal Ascot race meeting and was a kind of ‘day cravat’, worn with formal dress during the day (as opposed to the more formal cravat worn with evening dress. ah the intricacies of fashion in the late 1800’s). the ascot worn inside the shirt is the traditional form; it can also be worn outside the shirt.
BONUS PICTURE: your robert blogger wears an ascot.
6:45 pm • 25 August 2012 • 14 notes
#OVERALL THIS IS A HORRIBLE OUTFIT but the tie is fine
#still on semi-hiatus SORRY.
#MY FACE WHAT?
#i am assuming my tie-identifying skills are valid
#that's my favorite shirt in the entire world guys
#i really really really can't remember how i know what an ascot is
#it's kind of bothering me
i’m just gonna leave this here as a reminder that “hitting bottom” doesn’t mean “staying on bottom for the rest of your life and dying as a piece of crap”
A reminder that Robert is, in fact, an incredibly inspiring human being.
5:53 pm • 25 August 2012 • 192,258 notes
#regardless of his clothing choices
SOMEHOW in your NOT QUITE INFINITE WISDOM you have elected to wear a black tie with a fucking PINK PALM TREE on it.
WHAT IS THIS CHOICE.
and compounded within this REALLY VERY TERRIFYING LOOK is also a suit that is VAGUELY PLAID-LIKE IN NATURE and also somewhat brown.
the suit might have been acceptable in other circumstances.
robert. please create a bonfire and burn the fuck out of that heinous tie.
11:26 pm • 19 August 2012 • 49 notes
#bringing this back because it was the FIRST EVER ROBERT POST
#oh back in the day when the url was 'rdjwhatareyourlifechoices'
#that was a long time ago
Anonymous asked: This blog... this is the greatest blog, like, ever. I can't stop laughing. The outfits are funny enough on their own, but then you come in with snark and BAM I am laughing like a madwoman.
10:59 pm • 19 August 2012 • 4 notes
#asks: i answer them
#answering this was basically just an excuse to use this gif
And then Downey gets the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to a fan who says she turned 15 today. This is why he’s the king. Her question is what color he would make his armor if it was up to him. “Does mauve offend anyone?” says Downey.
—The Iron Man 3 Comic-Con Recap
I don’t even know what to say.
If RDJ got to choose his costume
reblogging because YES
12:11 am • 12 August 2012 • 123 notes
#the fanciest iron man
#omfg PERSON WHOEVER YOU ARE YOU ARE GENIUS
#AND I LIKE YOU A LOT
#y'all better be grateful that your robert blogger is the creepiest blogger
#and stalks all her posts
#ALLLLL OF THEMMMMM
I will grant you the grey suit (with matching belt!) and the sunglasses but.
what is that hideous shirt.
the pattern itself is admittedly NOT HORRIBLE, but it is the kind of pattern that belongs on an ACCENT PILLOW adorning a black futon in a tiny pseudo-minimalist apartment. NOT ON THE BODY OF A MOVIE STAR.
and you have only exacerbated things by wearing with it that hideous patterned tie, which IN NO WAY GOES WITH THAT SHIRT AT ALL. wrong color, wrong pattern, wrong everything.
robert. i am beginning to suspect you are patternblind in addition to colorblind, because otherwise there is no excuse for this monstrosity.
4:50 pm • 8 August 2012 • 30 notes
#i have in fact posted about this shirt twice
#but multiple people have sent it to me recently so i was like 'I CAN DO THIS AGAIN NO BIGGIE'
#i called it the 'hideous half-moon fuckery shirt'
#robert downey jr