Originally Posted by rick lombardo
I know that you may all think I am laying it on a little thick when it comes to shoes, but those who purchase a great suit or fab tie must have at some time been overwhlmed by it's perfect shape, texture, or colour.
This is a forum for people who have a passion for their clothes.
Not only for people who want to a good deal for the money.
Look up "PASSION"
Whatever. I like Allen Edmonds. I even (horrors!
) own shoes that are less
rarefied than AE.
I once wrote in another thread that "upping the ante is what it's all about. Practically every online forum I have ever checked out, whether it be about politics, sports, sex, cars, clothing, movies, music, beer, book collecting -- all utterly male-dominated, of course -- is ultimately, on close inspection, pretty much of a ******* contest. Alpha males and wannabe alpha males have always been into comparisons
, but the ease and anonymity of the Internet fuel that tendency considerably. Many posts in many forums could really be boiled down to a single statement: 'Dude, I'm more extreme than you are.' (I spend more on it than you do, I own more of it than you do, I'm more into it than you are, my tastes are more pure and rarefied than yours are, my enthusiasms are more obscure than yours are, my knowledge is deeper than yours is, my commitment is more intense than yours is, etc., etc.)"
My passion can lick your passion!