Originally Posted by Agatha Crusty
I'm very familiar with shirt and collar stylings. I already posted in another thread that I have made some of my own shirts and I'm well aware of it as an existing design and its place in, chiefly American, apparel. I don't remember claiming that it is a "wrong" design, but it's one I don't personally like. I also don't particularly like unlined collars, or trousers with turn-ups.
I don't think there's anything positive to be gained from implying that other people must be somehow ill-informed because they don't show the same level of enthusiasm for things that you happen to like.
Agatha Crusty, the complaint you made, in light of the aesthetic goals typically associated with BD collars, would be like my complaining that patent leather shoes look "plasticky" and searching desperately for patent leather shoes with visible grain. You could
maintain these aesthetic standards without the possibility of objective philosophical criticism, but it runs so sharply counter to normal aesthetics that the suggestion is one of unfamiliarity. Ditto saying that a Lagavulin 16 is just too "smoky", or that Lafite-Rothschild isn't sweet enough.
As for your supposed credentials, all I can find is a bunch of posts complaining that the supermarket should compensate you for a ripped shirt. I don't want to cast aspersions on your experience - prima facie
was meant literally - I was just tired of n00bs pontificating without anything to back them up. But nobody benefits from internet slapfights, so why don't we just close up this thread and call it a day?