or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Serious question that's going to make you all angry.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Serious question that's going to make you all angry. - Page 10

post #136 of 227
With any item you buy (or obtain), there is an opportunity cost, which is applicable to you, at a given time, in a given circumstance. If you have far better things to spend your money on, for you the potential opportunity cost between a Patek Philippe and something like a Grand Seiko will be something to balk at, despite the arguable differences (or similarities) in craftsmanship, materials, or aesthetics.

Now then, I have nothing more to add to this thread, so here's a picture of Morgan Freedman with a cat on his head.

post #137 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avocat View Post
By all means ... The best delusion of it all is someone daring to 'judge' others for consumption (I hear Hilary Clinton's voice screeching in the background, why is that?), and making a whole bunch of assumptions. The best was the petite-bourgeois comment (a tired slang offered up by hippies and wannabe bloggers, mostly), and the foul and angry charge at those of us who in Fuuma's words "are born into it". Is there a point there? I assure you we don't "show off" and we don't care.

My response was to not respond; I typically ignore those who, like Fuuma, have no idea what they are talking about and the whole thing is very sad.

There's a lot of Green Party "consumerism" and "neo-marxism" drivel being espoused right now in Canada, along with NDP socialists (yes, you are lucky not to have to put up with that line of thinking in America, for it is delusional, indeed, and we face it everyday up here. It is more than tiring, and it is to that "justify" attitude to which I initially responded, as have many others here). Enough said, except to say that knocking people for style and consumption on a board dedicated to style and consumption? What a hypocrite. Then, it's what I would expect from someone who actually thinks sneakers and denim are "refinement" or, as here:

"I like the crazy japanese brands though, stuff like this (or many CDG collections):
http://www.stylezeitgeist.com/forums...ead.php?t=7478

Not exactly the stuff of refinement, nor would it "fit" in a boardroom, I might add. I say again: hypocrite and drivel.

BTW, as to my Porshe, that was a comment reflected to environmentalism drivel; it's a vintage Targa actually, which I've fully restored for my own pleasure and enjoyment. And among my watch collection (yes, I am a collector) I've a terrific historical piece, a WWII Rolex made in Canada, actually, and it's keeping great time, thanks. Like I said, I like it, the history of it, and the fact that these actual watches were worn by the CDN military (I've many others, but that particular one belonged to my father who was there, and I like the whole mystique of it: and that is all that matters - hardly to "show off", then, "people born into it" don't do that - about the only thing said that was right, but even that is wrong).

Justify to yourself, people. That's all that matters.

It is time to go back to work, really.

Cheers.

My apologies in advance. I am not about to read your post. Base on history it will be excessively over the top.

EDIT: I suggest making a good number of short posts ... to help you along toward a post count of 100. Once you hit the magic number ... a quick trip to CE will provide you with political/cultural kinfolk.
post #138 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by RSS View Post
My apologies in advance. I am not about to read your post. Base on history it will be excessively over the top.

How do they call the tea party in Canada?

I'm curious....
post #139 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
How do they call the tea party in Canada?

I'm curious....
Not Canadien/ian here ... I'll defer to one ... if one happens along.
post #140 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
I used to like Canadians before reading your thread...

So did I.

post #141 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
How do they call the tea party in Canada? I'm curious....
We call them "morons who don't have a legitimate (political) existence in this country, thankfully, despite the best efforts of our George-W.-Bush-esque neo-con war-hawk Israel-boner anti-intellectual obsessive-micromanager king-of-cronyism prime minister."
post #142 of 227
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!
Yeah, Brick killed a guy with a trident
post #143 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by celery View Post
SF also promotes the myth of certain brands or levels of quality at which things "just fall apart" and they cite that buying a higher quality (read: more expensive) products means that they will last longer.

While this can be true in some cases, I do find it odd that I still wear (cheap) clothing that I purchased 8-10 years ago and it hasn't fallen apart in any way. But if I were to ask, "Should I buy these Cole Hanns" I'd get 50 replies telling me that they will fall apart in 4 months and that I should buy something that will last 30 years.

But I am honestly curious as to what people are doing to their clothes that causes them to fall apart? I have yet, in my lifetime, to replace an article of clothing because it fell apart. Almost everything I replace is because I would like a new design, old stuff gets donated and that's that.

Of course, I never purchase anything I believe to be of inferior quality. It may be considered such on SF, but as long as it looks like it will hold up for me, then it's good enough.

So true! I had a pair of Rockports that lasted 14 years when I chucked them because they had gotten shabby looking although they were still serviceable after much hard use.

I have a pair of Cole-Haans that I bought in 1999 that still look pretty good after many miles of dog walking.

I have a pair of made-in-China Timberlands that I bought around 1996 or 1997. I have beaten the hell out of them, walked the dogs many, many miles in them, soaked them doing yard work many times, and they're still serviceable.

I have any number of inexpensive khakis and shirts that have lasted for years. The disintegrating apparel of the iGents has long mystified me!
post #144 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
Whenever I see someone in a supercar I just feel really happy inside because I realize that that person gave up comfort, storage, gas mileage, they can't even drive on some roads, an so on and they did it all so that they could have the best driving experience possible. So when I see someone's willing to pay $1800 for a plastic door latch, I think about how much they must care about cars and driving (which is something I'm passionate about) and it makes me happy.
Of course, some people haven't really given up anything ... they just have a garage -- perhaps one with numerous bays -- filled with cars. I just designed one of those for a favorite client.
post #145 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Of course, some people haven't really given up anything ... they just have a garage -- perhaps one with numerous bays -- filled with cars. I just designed one of those for a favorite client.

Yellow Cab?


- B
post #146 of 227
I dont even think this is worth arguing anymore
post #147 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDMills View Post
I dont even think this is worth arguing anymore

It is just the beginning...
post #148 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDMills View Post
I dont even think this is worth arguing anymore

Sure it is - this thread is still dozens of pages short of the "divots" benchmark.
post #149 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doxe View Post
I'm travelling to Vienna and Budapest to buy hand made, un-gemmed shoes. I'm disguising it as a vacation with the wife, but I chose the location for shoes. I could go to Cuba for half the price and I could wear Aldo shoes for 1/10th the price of what I'm going to pay. So why pay the cost and go through all the effort? Because craftsmanship counts. Because everything in today's society from marriage, to cars to electronics to morals are disposable. I want shoes that took a master craftsman years to learn how to make. I want shoes that are made using techniques that haven't changed in a hundred years. I want them because they are a rejection of everything that is cheap and disposable. I want them because I want to support people who earn their living by making things that endure. But most of all I want them because they are absolutely gorgeous. Have you seen what they sell at Aldo...shoes for Frankenstein's monster.
Yes I have seen Aldo Shoes. They sell a few OK styles but most are all ugly looking squared toed shoes. Most of their shoes look to ugly.
post #150 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Yellow Cab?
Good guess! I'd probably have made more money. But ... unless Yellow Cab has switched to Jaguar XK150 convertibles and Aston Martin DB2/4 drop-head coupes ... I doubt so.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Serious question that's going to make you all angry.