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post #106 of 201
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Methinks that Kalra has returned under the guise of "prinseugen".  
Haha, perhaps you're right. koji
post #107 of 201
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I second that LAGuy. This is ridiculous; it is the most polite flame-war I've even seen. Drop thy olde english phrasings gentlemen. Sounds like someone is about to get slapped across the face with a leather glove.
The way I read the whole thing is, Jack said he didn't like light shoes with dark suits, Koji said "touche" and suddenly a rift in the time continuum opened and sucked this thread back into 1905. cad and a bounder
post #108 of 201
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Quote (Tom @ 03 Oct. 2004, 6:08) Methinks that Kalra has returned under the guise of "prinseugen".
 
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Haha, perhaps you're right. koji
Let it go guys.
post #109 of 201
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And it is surely none of your business--except I trust as a disagreeable bystander.
I'll ignore your ugly ad hominem attacks. What I will do is to respond to this little jewel and then be done: You could have taken your quarrel to a PM or to e-mail. You didn't. You chose to post it on a public forum. That makes it the business of everyone who frequents that forum. It's unacceptable for you to try to bully everyone who has the temerity to question you in your public quarrel, which you hung out for everyone to see.
post #110 of 201
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Methinks that Kalra has returned under the guise of "prinseugen".  
Unlike our dearly departed friend kalra however, prinseugen is articulate and adds real value to the discussion. He just needs to step back a bit and take things less personally, IMHO. I shouldn't be surprised if he & Koji, et al, might not get along famously were this one button not pushed (though I've been known to be wrong before). As a previous poster suggested, it really is about men's shoes 'n' stuff. (I suppose duels have been fought over less...) Can you feel the love?  
post #111 of 201
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(Tom @ 03 Oct. 2004, 9:08) Methinks that Kalra has returned under the guise of "prinseugen".
Unlike our dearly departed friend kalra however, prinseugen is articulate and adds real value to the discussion. He just needs to step back a bit and take things less personally, IMHO. I shouldn't be surprised if he & Koji, et al, might not get along famously were this one button not pushed (though I've been known to be wrong before). As a previous poster suggested, it really is about men's shoes 'n' stuff. (I suppose duels have been fought over less...) Can you feel the love?
Jcusey, you are unbelievably tasteless--I was attacked in a public forum, you tiresome bore. Again, I didn't start this idiotic rubbish, and you are apparently too bloody hopeless to just drop the thing, as suggested by a number of perfectly decent members. LA Guy, Versace Man, Mike C., AJL: please accept my sincere apologies for this stupid dirge--and for being Scottish. Look, gentlemen, I greatly appreciate your tasteful interventions here, and I am perfectly willing to let this silliness fall by the waste-side, but the malcontent referred to above simply will not behave. I mean, if we can't have a strong exchange of views on a fundamental question, then what in hell is this forum designed to achieve? Note that Phil has moved on with alacrity. I accept your arguments without reservations. But for crying out loud, a fellow isn't going to eat s--- without firing back.... And in my classically biased opinion, British tan shoes still look out of place with dark blue and dark grey suits. Respectfully, Jack
post #112 of 201
not to restart the battle over light vs. dark shoes with charcoal suits, but over the weekend I combed through a bunch of old Esquire magazines from the 1930s (I have to thank Mike (kidkim) for my newfound hobby of buying them up on ebay), because while I disagreed with Jack, I wasnt convinced of one detail of his argument - Jack's main argument was that I was being progressive in wearing tan shoes with everything, and he was being more conservative and classic in sticking to only darker shades. Looking through the Fellow's drawings I noticed that while there is no general rule, there are plenty of men wearing the exact combo that I love so much. This is turn leads me to believe that tan shoes arent anything new, or exactly the property of the Italians, per se, but merely a very old style that has regained some popularity among some people. This is coming from a guy wearing a charcoal suit, white shirt, black grenadine tie, and a sparkling pair of burnt pine EG stowe's. To each his own gentlemen, thats what I say. Im glad more people dont dress like me, it would be a boring place if we all looked the same.
post #113 of 201
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Jcusey, you are unbelievably tasteless--I was attacked in a public forum, you tiresome bore. Again, I didn't start this idiotic rubbish, and you are apparently too bloody hopeless to just drop the thing, as suggested by a number of perfectly decent members.
There you go, projecting again.
post #114 of 201
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This is turn leads me to believe that tan shoes arent anything new, or exactly the property of the Italians, per se, but merely a very old style that has regained some popularity among some people.  
Of course, nothing is ever "New" in fashion.
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In 1924 I was even caught up in a scandal in France on account of a pair of shoes. I met a member of the Vanderbilt family at the Casino in Deauville. My friend was so daring as to wear yellow shoes with a black tuxedo: and this was a scandal for the Parisian society press Vass/Molnar: Handmade Shoes (p. 63)
post #115 of 201
That's an excellent point; (I HAVE to get that book). koji
post #116 of 201
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not to restart the battle over light vs. dark shoes with charcoal suits, but over the weekend I combed through a bunch of old Esquire magazines from the 1930s (I have to thank Mike (kidkim) for my newfound hobby of buying them up on ebay), because while I disagreed with Jack, I wasnt convinced of one detail of his argument - Jack's main argument was that I was being progressive in wearing tan shoes with everything, and he was being more conservative and classic in sticking to only darker shades. Looking through the Fellow's drawings I noticed that while there is no general rule, there are plenty of men wearing the exact combo that I love so much. This is turn leads me to believe that tan shoes arent anything new, or exactly the property of the Italians, per se, but merely a very old style that has regained some popularity among some people. This is coming from a guy wearing a charcoal suit, white shirt, black grenadine tie, and a sparkling pair of burnt pine EG stowe's. To each his own gentlemen, thats what I say. Im glad more people dont dress like me, it would be a boring place if we all looked the same.
Let me project some more, jc (lower case): you are a thumping dullard. Phil: Apparel Arts magazines are loaded with examples of men dressed in the style you love...the argument is not about whether these combinations have been around since the 'twenties and 'thirties--they have--it is instead about whom among us believes that the choices are proper or not. I simply find that light shoes look odd with dark suits. The outfit sounds swell, by the way.... Oh, and Phil, where do you like to shop? Regards, Jack P.S. you said you were through with this topic, koji--please know that your lack of constancy amuses me no end. I also must admit that your long lapel, pale grey suit is quite tasteful: who made the thing for you?
post #117 of 201
Grenson cognac....puuuuuurrrrfect.
post #118 of 201
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(prinseugen @ 04 Oct. 2004, 02:50) Jcusey, you are unbelievably tasteless--I was attacked in a public forum, you tiresome bore. Again, I didn't start this idiotic rubbish, and you are apparently too bloody hopeless to just drop the thing, as suggested by a number of perfectly decent members.
There you go, projecting again.
It's funny you say this (not as an insult to either you, Jcusey, or you, prinseugen) because I had to define 'Projecting' for my Organizational Behaviour exam today. It was not a fun exam.
post #119 of 201
This is the funniest flamewar I've read in a while. Someone let me know if it gets better or gets really out of hand. Forsooth.
post #120 of 201
prinseugen, you're from Scotland? I lived in Scotland once, on the outskirts of a small town. After a few days, one of my neighbors came to visit. He was a giant of a guy, and he wanted to invite me to a party, so I asked him what the party was going to be like... he said, "you like drinkin? Cuz there's gonna be a whole lotta drinkin" then he said, "I hope you like fightin. Cuz there's gonna be a whole lotta fightin." And he said, "And I hope you like sex, cuz there's gonna be a whole lotta sex." I said, "sounds great, what should I wear?" and he says, "whatever ya like. It's only gonna be the two of us.." hahahahahahaha (boy am I funny)
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