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post #31 of 52
I do not realy get it, why do you take offence if somebody says you work for Lacoste?
post #32 of 52
You confuse me; perhaps you are not reading the messages fully. I DO NOT LIKE LACOSTE, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST YOU.
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Quote Take it with a pinch of salt, relax, we are only giving our opinion. If you had the guts to do it, don't downplay it now.
post #33 of 52
Kalra, I have no arguments against the brands you suggested, but please keep in mind that the majority of forum readers, especially the students, do not possess the liberal budget you allocate for clothing. That being said, I'll offer a few more suggestions for polos that sit between the Brioni/Lacoste spectrum. OH, and FWIW, I find most of the Brioni designs for casual clothing either tacky or apropos for a retirement home. Like everyone else, I wear Ralph Lauren polos made by some starving child in Macau for everyday wear. If I decide to look a bit more presentable, I have two mercerized cotton polos from Joseph Abboud. They are still made in HK, but the materials tend to be a bit more upscale. My happy, and less expensive, alternative to Zegna is Dunhill (I had the opportunity to acquire a bunch of Dunhill polos for $35). Search for the ones made from pima or mercerized cotton. I would also check out Canali. Bloomingdale's tends to discount pretty heavily at the end of the summer/spring season.
post #34 of 52
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If you want to buy a shirt made in a place where they have no clue how to make clothes (e.g. USA, Peru, India, China, whatever) with little consideration for fitting etc. Moreover, the use of a simple piece of branding to charge more for, what is in my opinion, a silly looking thing, mostly in asinine colours as well, that is without a doubt your prerogative. However, to call my post immature, simply because I do not like what you buy is definitely not your prerogative. I think perchance you should realise that just because I am expressing the fact that I think what you have bought is not really (in my opinion) a quality product, it does not mean I am passing any personal affront.
Passing any personal affront, do you know what that means Greg, moreover that was said in ernest in my earlier post as above, so why you are still under the concited impression that I am passing affront makes no sense to me. Norcaltransplant,
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Some are a lot more than the Lacostes (YSL RG, LPF), and I appreciate that you many not want to spend that much more.
So whay do you reitterate what I have accepted;
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but please keep in mind that the majority of forum readers, especially the students, do not possess the liberal budget you allocate for clothing.
Anyway, please do not take this as an insult aswell, as many other members do, keep it calm, and although I feel bad saying it don't get all American and violent.
post #35 of 52
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Gregory- do you work for Lacoste? Sure seems like you're giving them a lot of "press"...
Steve, I think he works for Ryan Phillipe and the Upper Class as well. All his posts seem to be about these three topics.
post #36 of 52
Gregory: I asked because no other members of this Forum have added an "endorses" to their avatar, and a company logo. You may need Lacoste's permission to post their logo, although I doubt they'd prosecute you. You also posted some promo photos that an employee of Lacoste would have pretty easy access to. As the moderator of the Forum, I think it's best we be up front with other members. It's perfectly OK if you like Lacoste, and even if you work for them. Just tell us, and post your business solicitations where they belong, in the Buying and Selling section.
post #37 of 52
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Gregory: I asked because no other members of this Forum have added an "endorses" to their avatar, and a company logo. You may need Lacoste's permission to poste their logo, although I doubt they'd prosecute you. You also posted some promo photos that an employee of Lacoste would have pretty easy access to. As the moderator of the Forum, I think it's best we be up front with other members. It's perfectly OK if you like Lacoste, and even if you work for them. Just tell us, and post your business solicitations where they belong, in the Buying and Selling section.
Steve B, you have gone way too far. I am sure if I had an avatar that said "Gregory endorses Oxxford" or some other brand that you like, you wouldn't be giving me all the trouble that you are giving me now. I suspect you vastly prefer American goods (and I suspect most forum members know this), and that you do not like Lacoste because it is a French brand (because France did not support the war in Iraq), and that you think all tailors in Hong Kong -- such as Jantzen -- work in sweatshop conditions (despite the fact that your suspicions toward Jantzen were completely baseless, exist only in your imagination, and, not to mention, has been disproved by other forum members who have visited Jantzen's shop in Hong Kong). Steve B, can members not have the right to endorse any brand that they want? Aren't we here to discuss about clothes that we like? Am I not allowed to say "I bought some Lacoste shirts the other day and I like them completely. I would fully endorse them"? Is it a crime in this forum to do so? Steve B, how many people do you want to drive away from this forum before you are satisfied? Ricky Ho from Jantzen no longer posts in this forum partly because of you and your ways. His presence would have been tremendously useful to almost all members here. I do not work for Lacoste. I am a college student about to graduate and I already have a job in the banking industry. I have said this consistently since the very beginning of my presence of this forum, and anyone on this forum who has read my posts can attest to this fact. And no, I did not give up my banking job to work for Lacoste, okay? If I were working for Lacoste, there would be no need for me to buy my polo shirts from SaksFifthAvenue.com and from eBay. Steve B, you completely jumped to conclusions without any justification to suspect me at all. You are far too quick to suspect people whose views you do not like, just as you suspected Ricky Ho of operating a sweatshop. The photo was not a Lacoste promotional photo. It is available on the Internet here: http://olivierbazin.free.fr/party/kl...927/020927.htm Steve B, I am absolutely, absolutely, dissapointed with your leadership skills on this forum. I felt your personal biases interfered with your ability to moderate this forum fairly and justly. I hope you will spend sometime to self-reflect on whether you have treated me -- and other members you have driven away from this forum -- justly or not. I let others members of this forum judge my case.
post #38 of 52
Oh, more Styleforum drama. Fashion forums are veritable breeding grounds for this sort of thing. Even if is this more male oriented.
post #39 of 52
Gregory: The Forum now has almost 800 members, again none of whom have chosen to post a company's logo with an endorsement.  Whether or not you work at a Lacoste retail store was just a question asked for clarification, Gregory, not as an accusation. It's been asked before in similar situatuons, usually by other members before I even get to it. No one's ever reacted as defensively as you have, so I apologize for hurting your feelings. I suppose I have driven some people away, but have had an equal smattering of positive and negative comments about my moderating skills. Driving some people away is unavoidable, even desirable depending on the person and how they conduct themselves, in a venue like this. As I've said before, this is a volunteer position, and often a thankless one, which your ad hominem attacks clearly indicate. May I remind you, Kalra STRONGLY indicated his dislike for Lacoste as a brand, not for you as a person. In addition a policy was posted a while back that ad hominem attacks, whether they're on me or anyone else, will not be tolerated. Because you've questioned my impartiality in this matter, I'll e-mail J. immediately and let him decide. It's his Forum and his choice. For the record, I like Lacoste, and have satisfactorily owned many polo shirts from them in the past. I just like mercerized polos better, and think they're better quality. Funny that you wish to voice your opinion freely, yet I can't voice mine.   I never said Jantzen was a sweat shop, merely asked some questions about the working conditions, many of which Ricky chose ultimately not to answer. That could also be why he is no longer posting. Or it could be that he's so damn busy from the HUGE increase in business Jantzen has gotten from readers of this Forum. Controversy sells- the current success of reality TV bears this out. I also feel I've been very liberal about where threads concerning Jantzen shirts are posted. And your accusation that I don't like Lacoste because the company is French, and they didn't support the war in Iraq shows you don't read this Forum very closely for someone who's making all these wild accusations. I have been THE MOST VOCAL CRITIC HERE, and continue to be, of the Bush administration and America's war effort in Iraq. Thread will be locked until J. chooses to render his decision.
post #40 of 52
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And no, I did not give up my banking job to work for Lacoste, okay?
Well, it would explain the decline in quality at Lacoste.
post #41 of 52
Gregory, come on. Steve acted completely appropriately and you are blowing this whole thing way out of proportion. I don't know how much experience you have with internet forums but in case you didn't know, the humor meant by a statement is very hard to convey with simple text. Steve's suggestion that you might now work for Lacoste was meant jokingly and you took it way too seriously. You must admit looking back over your last few posts that you really went off in endorsing Lacoste products, which is fine, but it still invites speculation and poking of fun. If you can't handle that, then I don't know what to tell you. You really need to take things way less seriously and think a little about the possible ways something might be meant before responding to your first impression of a post. And accusing Steve of driving away members is just ridiculous. In any environment, some people cannot handle the rules, and if we are lucky they just leave instead of having to be kicked off. That we have only had to ban a couple of people throughout the whole history of the forum speaks to Steve's fairness and openmindedness in moderation. I'm not going to censure Steve as his handling of this topic was just and fair, and I suggest you look hard at your own actions and think about them in terms of how such a reaction would appear in the banking industry you are soon to enter. I have a feeling your higher-ups and peers would not react with such leniency in the real world. I hope you'll stick with us because I think you are a valuable member of the forum, but please try to act with a bit more maturity in the future.
post #42 of 52
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OK, I'm tired of this issue. I have deleted my earlier response.
post #43 of 52
Ah, all of this drama could've been avoided if only Steve had used proper Internet grammar...
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Gregory- do you work for Lacoste? Sure seems like you're giving them a lot of "press"...
WINKING SMILEY FACE, PEOPLE... It's not just a good idea, it's the law. (See?) I don't think I've ever worn a polo shirt, except for P.E. when I was in school. I feel as if I'm missing out. Anyone know where I can find a nice, slim-fitting polo, preferably online? (No-one say Bluefly, no-one say Polo.com.) Good-quality fabric would be a plus.
post #44 of 52
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Anyone know where I can find a nice, slim-fitting polo, preferably online? (No-one say Bluefly, no-one say Polo.com.) Good-quality fabric would be a plus.
How about the other choice Yoox.com?
post #45 of 52
Today I wore a Perry Ellis polo shirt I got for $7 on clearance in size small. It fits me like I wanted a medium to. Apparently all the sizes are way off to fit super loose or to soothe widening Americans' egos, or both. Anyway it's black pique just like a Polo brand or Lacoste and it looked pretty good at the store (tried it on). After washing once on gentle/cold, drying inside out and ironing a little to make it flat again, I wore it today and after careful consideration I have to say I don't like regular polo shirts any more. For one thing I felt like a clone all day. Probably half the guys in the US are wearing a polo shirt at any given time. The other thing is it was barely different from one of those logo shirts that tech companies have and I see everywhere; it just didn't have the logo. The style looks good on me, but I am going to make a new rule of not buying any plain old cotton polo shirts any more. Maybe something in better fabric that drapes and breathes better, etc., but definitely no more colored cotton. I might grab a white one if I see one on sale, just for hot days washing the car or something.
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