Originally Posted by marc237
Are you suggesting the Drunken Giraffe-style of Kung Fu that Master Lee, the 87 year-old 12th degree Black Belt Shaolin monk (he is the only survivor of a little-know massacre in the remotest monastery outside Guilin) taught me during my time in China is not authentic?
A big reason I used to read e-budo.com a lot was due to the Baffling Budo subforum. People would find some REAL GEMS (some would put your above example to shame)
P.s. Execstyle, I shall be civil about this because I strive to be avoid being an arsehole, even online
. I am not close-minded. I just find your assertions rather difficult to believe without sufficient evidence to the contrary. If this were some other forum, e.g. a car forum or Mac forum it may have been different but here we do not look solely at labels (of cloth nonetheless) and decide "oh this must be great". We dig in to claims such as your own for fun because we are genuinely interested in it. Raison d'etre et.c.
By the way, I do own a fused suit myself made in Italy with Zegna Trofeo which is very much like what you describe in that it has as a primary point of sale the textile manufacturer, not the actual quality and value for money. While I do not bemoan the fact, I know now that even at 150.00 it was not the best price/value ratio I could have achieved. Panegyrics like "Coppley is one of the premier suit manufacturers in North America" mean very little, quite frankly. Zegna themselves make real clunkers under their own label, e.g. many of the "Zegna Soft" and "Z" line suits.