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That jacket is missing a pocket square. I wonder where you could get one
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post #95042 of 117668
looking sechsay, big T.
post #95043 of 117668
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post


are you thinking of getting metal legs?  I hear it's a risky operation, but totally worth it.

Is this a reference I'm missing because I've had too much coffee/beer/whiskey at work?
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

Is this a reference I'm missing because I've had too much coffee/beer/whiskey at work?

you should be ashamed.
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3316252953/
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Of course haha. "You would if you had robot ears..."
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post #95047 of 117668
bad on a lot of levels dude. also kind of offensive.

to elaborate: not only are you staging an advertising campaign wherein you're visiting veteran's memorials, you're doing it while wearing a yuck looking camo suit. not very tasteful at all.
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wow
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shots fired
post #95050 of 117668
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

bad on a lot of levels dude. also kind of offensive.

to elaborate: not only are you staging an advertising campaign wherein you're visiting veteran's memorials, you're doing it while wearing a yuck looking camo suit. not very tasteful at all.

 

Cranky Old Man!     ffffuuuu.gif

post #95051 of 117668
I don't think you should include veteran's memorials in advertising campaigns like that.. if the shots aren't in the campaign, but were taken during the same time, that's fine, but it does't make me cranky to say it's just too much.

it's similar (in a way) to the controversy about bloggers and the holocaust memorial in berlin. lots of bloggers were taking photospreads among the monuments, and a lot of people (myself included) were offende by it. there's something intended to be .. private about commemorating dead soldiers (or victims of a tragedy), and i personally don't think that act should be the basis for an advertising campaign for a menswear brand. the act of sharing pictures on this forum is inherently trite and venal - showing off what material things you're wearing is inherently shallow, and there's something incongruous (and unspiritual even) about combining that act with a monument which is intended to convey a very reverential and solemn experience.

to elaborate even more, when we share fit pictures we're sharing them in an attempt to focus attention on us as individuals - ie: this is what I'm wearing, these are the clothes I own. it's very gratifying, and it's ego-stroking. contrast that with what war memorials are supposed to represent, which is the polar opposite of selfish self-glorification (the sacrifice of others), and I don't know... it's just wrong to me. not sure this makes sense.
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

I don't think you should include veteran's memorials in advertising campaigns like that.. if the shots aren't in the campaign, but were taken during the same time, that's fine, but it does't make me cranky to say it's just too much.

I'm gonna call bullshit here...my family has fought, bled and died for this country, and just because I didn't serve, doesn't mean I didn't suffer the impact of a veteran who came home more than half a man in more ways than one. I was lucky enough to be born in a time when my country didn't need me, but for three generations before me, we weren't that lucky. I didn't grow up in some Leave it to fucking Beaver house, and the sole reason was the United States of America and its armed forces. So take your holy than thou elitest and entitled attitude and stick it right up your ass.
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I'm gonna call bullshit here...my family has fought, bled and died for this country, and just because I didn't serve, doesn't mean I didn't suffer the impact of a veteran who came home more than half a man in more ways than one. I was lucky enough to be born in a time when my country didn't need me, but for three generations before me, we weren't that lucky. I didn't grow up in some Leave it to fucking Beaver house, and the sole reason was the United States of America and its armed forces. So take your holy than thou elitest and entitled attitude and stick it right up your ass.

I don't think you read my explanation for why I find the images somewhat offensive at all.
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post


I'm gonna call bullshit here...my family has fought, bled and died for this country, and just because I didn't serve, doesn't mean I didn't suffer the impact of a veteran who came home more than half a man in more ways than one. I was lucky enough to be born in a time when my country didn't need me, but for three generations before me, we weren't that lucky. I didn't grow up in some Leave it to fucking Beaver house, and the sole reason was the United States of America and its armed forces. So take your holy than thou elitest and entitled attitude and stick it right up your ass.

 

 

It's the contrast of vanity next to something so significantly sentimental that makes it feel tactless. You're taking Teger's comments way too personally. 

post #95055 of 117668
yep. almost all of my extended family died in the holocaust, and I'd never even consider taking a WAYWT photo next to a holocaust memorial. I believe that memorials (really, the function they serve) are important to society, and that using them as a platform to sell a product or show off your material possessions lessens their message.

an example would be the vietnam wall. if i took a fit picture every day, it would no longer be a wall commemorating the thousands of american soldiers who died in vietnam; rather it would be the marble block that's a backdrop to my latest purchase. and that would be a shame.
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