Clearly and obviously a bounder

That or a peasant.

Look, the point of our having the Cabinet picked from Eton’s finest is that they’ll know these things, instinctively.

Urgent reforms of the financial system are needed in the wake of the Greensill Capital scandal to stamp out abuses that risk allowing inappropriate people to take control of banks and the outsourcing of regulation to third parties, MPs have warned.

Man doesn’t unbutton his jacket when he sits down. Why wasn’t he horsewhipped?

23 thoughts on “Clearly and obviously a bounder”

  1. There will be no ‘reform’ of the financial system. Not in any meaningful sense. Why ‘reform’ a system that permits them and their mates to print their own stipends and benefits? In any event the ‘financial system’ – aka the banking system – is a proto Marxist racket. There is only one bank in the UK, the Bank of England. Every other so called commercial bank is a de facto subsidiary of the B of E. Nationalisation of money and credit is No 5 on the Communist manifesto. (Which is, of course, why the whole system is screwed).

  2. The Meissen Bison

    BiS: He has a woman’s hands.

    Skate wings.

    bobby b: People who are unnaturally skinny sit without unbuttoning. Because they can.

    A gent doesn’t button his jacket even when standing.

  3. Men should always unbutton a jacket when sitting down to avoid the appearance of having man boobs when the jacket gapes as shown in the picture. Also, why is he holding on to the cup? It may be that, being in the company of other bankers (unfortunately, autocorrect didn’t come up with a more descriptive alternative), he knows one of them will try to nick it.

  4. And all that stuff about correctly buttoned jackets & colours of shoes is just a sign of enormous insecurity. For the true alpha male, what he is wearing & the way he is wearing it is so0mething for other people to emulate. He is, by definition, correct in every way.

  5. Well BiS. I’ll agree that I’m, by definition, always correct in every way.

    But I don’t give a damn whether people emulate me or not. Maybe that’s why I’m not a alpha male.

  6. The Other Bloke in Italy

    No idea who this is, or if I should care, but here is a brief exercise for the reader.

    Embiggen the photo, use a ruler or similar to cover half the face vertically. Now do the same to the other half of the face.

    Is this man to be trusted?

  7. Oh no, Boganboy, you are. Not caring what other people do or think is the mark of the alpha.

  8. Nor do I TOBiI. But that he’s chosen to be photographed against a great deal of Formica woodprint & plastic foliage speaks volumes.

  9. He’s wearing a ring. Never trust a chap who wears a ring.

    Cufflinks, for anyone under about sixty, might also be a clue.

    Also, why has he got a mimsy little mug?

  10. The Meissen Bison

    Cufflinks, for anyone under about sixty, might also be a clue.

    I’m afraid that’s probably true. One of the many things that I like about Sir Desmond Swayne, is that he looks like the sort of chap who might lend you a collar stud.

  11. Theophrastus (2066)

    BiS

    “For the true alpha male, what he is wearing & the way he is wearing it is so0mething for other people to emulate.”

    Women, not men, decide who are the alpha males. So being an alpha male is relative to the interests of the women concerned, not an objective property. Some women will think a pimp in a t-shirt is an alpha male, and others will see the correctly suited and booted man as the alpha, and so on.

  12. @dearieme – July 20, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    He’s wearing a ring. Never trust a chap who wears a ring.

    I say old chap, that’s rather a damning generalisation. I can assure you that I’m a thoroughly trustworthy bloke and I wear a ring. In the same way as that members of that strange American sect used to wear a ring to indicate that they were not having sex, so do I… But in my case it’s a wedding ring.

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