Steve B, you have gone way too far.
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.
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.