Originally Posted by Get Smart
haha touche....but not because *you* don't like TB, but the volume of displeasure anytime Sartorialist (or the various other TB threads) has a thread involving him has gotten old...and dull
Well, I haven't been one of the people posting Pee Wee Herman pics (though I'll admit I found it amusing when I first saw it), and I've also grown weary of those kind of posts. It's kind of this annoying to see back and forth cycle where one person posts a TB praise thread, doesn't get the desired reaction from the crowd, and decides to post another one, this time prefaced by some semi-sarcastic callout remark (which, of course, works well and brings out the sarcastic replies).
For me it at least, it's not so much the look I'm responding to as what comes across as baiting of critics that causes me (and others) to pop in these threads with visibly annoyed tones. To an extent I think Sartorialist brings it on himself because he really does seem to have this in-your-face evangelical attitude about TB that shows up whenever he posts a thread about the guy. His other threads don't really do that, and thus regardless of the fact that there's never unanimous agreement about the outfits he posts, you never see any unpleasant exchanges. If it were some other random no-name poster starting the TB praise threads he did, the first thing I would ask is, "Do you work in Thom Browne's marketing department?" I think that's really what people are reacting to.
That said, I'm sure all of us would like to see pictures of you in your TB suit when you get it and have it altered, so we could all get a more realistic picture of how his outfits work. Extra points if the thread stays free of both Pee Wee Herman pictures and accusations of dullness.