Originally Posted by holymadness
My memory of the evolution of Moo is more or less similar to this. It should be added, though, that post-transformation Moo became the Great Gatsby of styleforum, convinced that ploughing money into a Borrelli jacket or (faux) deerskin bag would grant him the approval he so desperately craved, though he was ultimately doomed to remain a nouveau-riche aspirant. Hence the amateur hour errors, the belligerence in the face of criticism, and the extreme rancoeur evinced towards wealth and class.
The real question is: who bought the ostrich-skin shoes from B&S? Who was the Third Man? Some kind soul wanting to spare this afflicted being, who later burned the offending footwear? Or a mini-Moo, awed by his glorious transfiguration, coveting the treasured artifacts of his admired exemplar?
I'm not sure I understood all of this, but it was so beautifully written it should have been served with a fine brandy and cigar. salut.