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Well I for one am interested in the most recent turn to speculation about correlations between political bent and personal taste. Though maybe a new thread should be devoted to the topic. I'd say that for us culturally radical, atheist, socialist types, a kind of eclecticism makes the most sense. Kiton one day, Southwick the next. Whatever does it for you, baby.
It does seem a bit thick to come out in public and denounce a whole profession as "drones and parasites on society," even if you feel that way. No doubt a lot of us feel ill-disposed toward all sorts of different professions, but it's just not, er. nice to go around insulting all members of a given profession at a stroke, even with that little dodge of "all honorable exceptions excepted." It's kind of ill-mannered, in fact, regardless of what ax you have to grind.
Quote: Quote: Originally Posted by Lord Foppington,June 04 2005,09:34 It becomes funny when a thread goes on for page after theoretically self-conscious page about how true trad must have an unstudied, negligent, natural air to be convincing. My Lord, that's what's so brilliantly hilarious about it. Well you're half right, from my point of view. But then the idea that preppy/trad is all about unstudied ease has always...
I'm new to both forums and have learned a lot from both. I think many of the characters there are endearing, including the guy who always pipes in with his uncomprehending one-line non sequitors. But pseudo-patrician tone that they sometimes affect--and they ought to be told it almost always sounds like affectation, no matter how rightfully they come by it--gets pretty embarrassing. Stuff like "I find a most pleasing effect created by a pocket square bunged in rather...
Quote: I grew up in New York City, have an Ivy League undergraduate degree, received an Masters from the U of Chicago and am one dissertation short of a Doctorate. U of Chicago was more"intellectual" than Cornell, at least in the 60s and 70s when I attended both. I lived in Chicago from '71 through '88 when I moved to the SF Bay Area. During this time, I principally shopped in New York at Chipp, Dunhill Tailors, and Paul Stuart. Chicago did not, as a...
Quote: Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Checks,May 18 2005,23:00 It all comes down to the students: brilliance in; brilliance out. I love Chicago, was just there on Sunday. One caveat: If anyone from the shoe department at Paul Stuart reads this: I really was there to shop, even though I was wearing jeans and a tee shirt. Your loss. Chicago Lyric every bit as good as the Met. NY Phil concert here in the hinterlands was 'okay'; would have...
What about this Kilgour, French, & Stanbury suit from Barney's I found at a thrift store recently? It's made in USA as I recall. So does KFS sell their name to be stuck on a line of Barney's RTW USA-made suits?
I would make bold to say (adapting a logic I've encountered somewhere) that a Harvard education that ill-fits a particular student is very much worse than a Podunk-U education that fits him, his aptitudes and inclinations, perfectly.
Quote: This is like listening to the Prince of Thailand argue with the Queen of Bathsheba about who has the best nuclear weapons. By God you're right. Universities don't exist. [runs out of imaginary building]
Quote: Quote: Originally Posted by Manton,May 18 2005,07:33 Unfortunately, the hipsters who now run the University of Chicago are busy turning it into a copy of every other prestigious American University, and slavishly copying every lame-brain up-to-the-minute trend.  Sad, sad, sad. Agreed. Hmm. I've never spent much time at Chicago. But I think the Committee on Social Thought there has pretty interesting roster, full...
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