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LL is at www.thelondonlounge.net -- I think you have to apply for admission. I've been on for a while. It's okay -- nothing you can't find here or on AAAC really with exception of some very educated continental members. RJ: why do you think you'll get 86'd? Is the GQ article available online? Can someone post? Maybe I'll see if I can get it through my lawyers lex/nex et al. link. H.
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(jamesbond @ April 25 2005,15:30) yeah i know, i think they felt they had to after what he said about them. it is sad though, with whats happening to saville row and all the old tailors. there just arent enough people who want to sew button holes for a living.
Thanks for heads up, I'll have to check out the article.  You're right about the aging of tailors.  As far as I know, Taylor and Giacomo Trabalza are the most well-known tailors in LA - they're both fairly advanced in age. Incidentally, I visited Mr. Taylor recently and described the visit in my blog if you're interested.  I'll have to see how my impressions square with the article.
I don't read blogs, but I've just checked out yours. Great stuff.
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Horace, thank you for the kind words. You are a scholar and a gentleman.
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yes but that trend is starting to reverse itself. i cant tell you how many freinds of mine who went off to collage are now working at a pizza restaurant because everyone has the same degree of education. today you either have to be an entreprenuer or go to collage for 100 years to be successful.
Totally untrue.  First of all, how are you defining successful?  Second of all, if your friends are working at pizza restaurants despite having college educations, then maybe they need to reevaluate their goals in life.  While this isn't totally unheard of, I can think of plenty of people who have become quite successful after only getting their undergrad degrees.
thats obviously your opinion, probably because you feel you have to justify your education. the fact remains that more people today have 2-4 year collage degrees then 50 years ago. wheras 50 years ago it was something special and gave you an advantage over the rest, today it is common place. true, everyone's definition of successful is different and some of these people go on to great things, but my opinion is that most of these people end up earning average wage and some not earning enough wage. in todays world its almost more of "who you know" rather then "what you know" if your looking for a pissing match i suggest a different forum. good day.
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thats obviously your opinion, probably because you feel you have to justify your education. the fact remains that more people today have 2-4 year collage degrees then 50 years ago. wheras 50 years ago it was something special and gave you an advantage over the rest, today it is common place. true, everyone's definition of successful is different and some of these people go on to great things, but my opinion is that most of these people end up earning average wage and some not earning enough wage. in todays world its almost more of "who you know" rather then "what you know" if your looking for a pissing match i suggest a different forum. good day.
No, I was NOT looking for a "pissing match".  I was merely challenging the idea that one must go far and above everyone else to be successful in life. While it is true that more people have their degrees than say 30 or 40 years ago, sociologically speaking, you are still a minority if you do have a college degree, since only around 30 percent of the country is college educated.  Of course that number goes up in particular areas, especially in big cities, where there is often a large pool of college educated people.  
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thats obviously your opinion, probably because you feel you have to justify your education
You don't know me, so I suggest you refrain from making asinine assumptions such as this.  I was merely trying to offer a different way of thinking of something.
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