I can see where you are coming from with regards to the issue of spam. But perhaps this is just a little harsh here.
@Leaves runs a reputable shoe retail business and I do respect how he conducts it, and also how he treats his customers (I'm one of them) and his online interactions.
Just the same, I respect you for how you take pride in your craft (tie and shirt making), and your sense of integrity, in exposing tailors or people in the industry who are not honest and use shill bloggers.
Taking Leaves' post in context, this thread has been dead for about 4 years for lack of information on Carlos Santos, until it was once again revived as SkoaB has only recently started carrying this maker. An earlier poster on this thread had also directly asked Leaves for information on CS and he responded accordingly. I do understand this post is outside of his affiliate thread but being a retailer that carries CS he definitely has information and insight that might interest the other posters on the thread.
Styleforum, to a large extent, is about sharing, and I don't think his post really goes beyond that.
Moreover, not that I'm overly singing his praises (I'm just stating the obvious), almost everyone already knows who Leaves and SkoaB are, and the makers he carries.
In any case, I see you both as friends, and I hope the thread can move past this, in the spirit of sharing.
The rules are to get followed by everybody. I got nothing against anyone, just follow the rules or try to do, on the contrary, what would say if any other, not me, would put pics of what he is selling all around the forum with even his own face as has happened . You know what would happen, I know what will happen... Let´s leave that there, as Bart Simpson said to Lisa on a chapter.