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post #106 of 128
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Only in smaller markets (like Baltimore) do you find lawyers who wear suits.

I'm one of those old school lawyers who go to court pretty much every day, try cases and stuff, the judges gave me a hard time when I tried wearing polos and chinos. But you're right, even here, lawyers who are not in court and work for the bigger firms often do not wear suits.
I witnessed a car accident a couple of years ago and had to be deposed. I, the witness, was the only one in a suit.
post #107 of 128
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Originally Posted by Sartorial1 View Post
]For those who want to discuss Woody Allen's style,
I have started a new thread.
It is called Woody Allen Style: Politics & Geography Forbidden.

If you want to discuss his style, why not try "Woody Allen's personal life and politics"?
post #108 of 128
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I agree that his dress is impervious to fashion and personal evolution, but I also think that his dress is impervious to style. For me, the mere quality of imperviousness by itself is insufficient to think of someone as well dressed. For you, it might be more charming. I love seeing old coots Allen's age around here in their old Brooks sacks and bows trodding the Earth as if no time has passed. Those that do almost to a man have a panache, a confidence in dress, completely absent from the sallow, rubbishy look Allen affects. Allen does not have a I do not care look. He has a I gave up look. - B
"Affects" seems a bit harsh towards Allen: I think he's quite authentic. But I think you've summed up our disagreement pretty well. Those elderly Bostonians were correctly dressed back then, and now their persistence has given them the style and panache you describe. I think the same is true of Allen, if you adjust his type of dress to his context (NYC intellectual etc.), so I wouldn't say that he has "given up". Now if you think that Allen's style was 'wrong' to begin with (i.e. circa 1960), then you won't see him in a favourable light now. But obviously I don't, so I do. As for whether imperviousness to style can be stylish, well, let's do another threak on that interesting paradox some other time (it's 4am here). Tempting though: imperviousness to style (i.e. no style, albeit for a special reason) implies charm, charm implies style, therefore lack of style can imply style.
post #109 of 128
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post
B, Well put.


If Woody is such a pedo, then why has he stayed with Sun Yi into her 40s?
Would a pedophile do that?



He looks better (but still frumpy) in his movies, and I believe Ralph Lauren has been doing the wardrobe for them since the mid 70s.

I like his regular, frumpy style, but I also consider George Costanza and Larry David personal style icons.

I think he should say to Sun Yi "You know, we should really think of adoption"
post #110 of 128
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I think he should say to Sun Yi "You know, we should really think of adoption"
I believe he has and they did. From Wikipedia: "Allen and Previn married on December 24, 1997, in the Palazzo Cavalli in Venice. The couple has adopted two daughters, naming them Bechet and Manzie[71] after jazz musicians Sidney Bechet and Manzie Johnson."
post #111 of 128
I only have two things to add to this god awful threak:

1. According to Farrow, Allen is an absolute fashion whore in that he obsesses with what labels people wear. He allegedly studies what the celebs wear at events and mocks/praises them and their designers. She claims he spends hours at this.

2. A know hollywood madam claims that Tom Hanks is into infantilism, dressing up in diapers and other baby clothing and having whores change his diapers, feed him a bottle etc.
post #112 of 128
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
I only have two things to add to this god awful threak:

1. According to Farrow, Allen is an absolute fashion whore in that he obsesses with what labels people wear. He allegedly studies what the celebs wear at events and mocks/praises them and their designers. She claims he spends hours at this.

What's Allen's FNB username?

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2. A know hollywood madam claims that Tom Hanks is into infantilism, dressing up in diapers and other baby clothing and having whores change his diapers, feed him a bottle etc.

I run into him all the time in New York, but I don't know if your madam's story is related to this.


- B
post #113 of 128
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Yes, I must admit that I was the primum movens of one of the worst threaks I've ever read through. Nonetheless a couple of interesting (for me) points did emerge in my exchange with Vox. Thanks, Vox. Sorry, world.
post #114 of 128
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Nonetheless a couple of interesting (for me) points did emerge in my exchange with Vox. Thanks, Vox. Sorry, world.

You're welcome. I'm always ready to help.


- B
post #115 of 128
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post

I run into him all the time in New York, but I don't know if your madam's story is related to this.


- B

my understanding is that only two places in NYC specialize in that so if you run into him in the east 50's and he smells like Johnson's Baby Powder, you'll know why.


Lastly, this thought. Imagine Woody Allen adopting current age mafoofan.
post #116 of 128
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
my understanding is that only two places in NYC specialize in that so if you run into him in the east 50's and he smells like Johnson's Baby Powder, you'll know why.

I assumed it was coke. Thanks to your story, I now know better.

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Lastly, this thought. Imagine Woody Allen adopting current age mafoofan.

Together they would constitute the world's oldest man. You could adhere one to the other with cream cheese from Zabars.


- B
post #117 of 128
Wow! What a shit storm!

Like Polanski, I like Woody. Like Polanski, who peaked with Chinatown, Woody peaked long ago and I really don't have much interest in his new productions. However, I can watch any classic Woody over and over.

Also, he put my late cousin Morty in Broadway Danny Rose. I thought it was cool that he had those Catskills guys that he came up with in one of his movies...even if the context was ironic as hell.

His style? Never did much for me...mostly because of what he looks like and his on film behavior. He is someone who even if he was dressed perfectly, I would not want to emulate....or would associate with being stylish. I know that many people want to divorce style and clothes from personal appearance and behavior, but you can't. Ugly people still look ugly, even in great clothes.

End of story.

Mike
post #118 of 128
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You're welcome. I'm always ready to help. - B
Voxartoria, thank you for the Woody Allen timeline. If you didn't post it I would have. Second point, Mexico is not part of North American. Mexico is not part of South America. Nu..... anyone for 2 pts want to guess what part of America Mexico dwells in. Might I also add that I think it is "ironic" that natives are kicked (shot to death) out of their own land (land like Arizona and Texas) Maybe we need to do a timeline of Mexicans. 4th,5th, 6th point... Woody Allen doesn't share a Maine banker right wing style. It is called Ashekanzi , LES/midwood, poor, cheap, chic. Ever heard of it? He is stuck on the Yiddish grandmother trying to control her grandson from assimilating into American culture. His style is indicative of "Jewish boy drops Gemorah and starts eating pork. I do think calling someone American has turned into a negative connotation for some. For others, it is positive, "Oh he BE American" says Japanese little girls, "he American I can marry have nice baby." says robots with slanted eyes. Am I shocked that Woody married his daughter. Not really. He is sick in the head. And she is desperate and open to American opportunities. *adding fuel* to the fire
post #119 of 128
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I assumed it was coke. Thanks to your story, I now know better.



Together they would constitute the world's oldest man. You could adhere one to the other with cream cheese from Zabars.


- B

http://www.zabars.com

post #120 of 128
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Wow! What a shit storm!

Woody peaked long ago

Mike

Mike! Watch more Woody. Thx

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