There is nothing tedious about it. Your praise was effusive and all. It was not only I who thought it a bit much without more detail into your relationship.
If you can't see that, fine. Most are not objective and have no empathy. You are friends. You should have just said that. Why you are friends(because you think he is a great person and tailor)is irrelevant.
There were many others asking questions, not sure why you singled me out besides that I explicitly had the stones to tell you to just state the case and be done with it. Then, no more questions.
And if you want to go on about how he is a fantastic bargain, I can't argue with someone who won't read the multiple other posts explaining how it is hardly at the low end of bespoke options.
And I said, perhaps he is best so then it is. So paint me as the bad person because you wanted to schmooze the board about how your mate who is doing a coat for you at a discount and you, in turn, give him exposure is the best around. There is something in it for both of you and if you were just honest and open, I (and probably most others) would not have an issue with it.
It does not change his work so why not say it?
"All I said in the first place is that this guy's here in NYC, that he's good, and that he'd be happy to meet with anyone interested in a Savile Savile Row standard of bespoke."
That was hardly all you said but it is what you should have said. I'm sure the responses you received would have been quite different if so.
Read your own OP and tell me you just made a simple statement akin to the above. Then again, I find most people are biased and see everything they do and say as completely neutral.
It was a bit rich with no disclosure from a neutral's vantage point, that's the simple truth. Toned down and open, then people can inquire further if they so choose.
Which part of there are other tailors with more established reps, higher op costs, etc. that charge similar or less do you not understand such that you are lambasting me about it?
Perhaps numbers are not your game. Or since, in your mind, he is better than any NYC tailors, the number is low. I repeat, if he is surely better, then a bargain. Why am I repeating myself? Oh, because you are indignant due to having to fill in some blanks.
I think using 'tedious' twice in a sentence is tedium personified.
Friends with someone/something you are promoting is not quite sinister but it is an extra motivation,no? Especially when you don't mention it.
And if I was so out of line, why did you finally answer the question?
"He's passionate about his work, with a missionary zeal about raising awareness of handcraft tailoring, and young enough (30) to be that lifelong tailor we all dream of having."
That is typical Billyburg hyperbole. It smacks of the usual denizen of the area who acts as if they invented butchering whole animals, cooking food that isn't commercial grade awful and pretty much any skill that has been done for a very long time before them and was and is currently done better elsewhere. And most of them have some bloody attitude to boot. I am not saying Rory is one of them. Maybe this was all your doing. He might be the greatest bespoke option in NYC and elsewhere and a humble man .And perhaps you were just a bit too enthusiastic and lost sight of how it comes off. So, now it is all there, people may visit him and if they do, I hope they report their thoughts.
For me, honest people will give you the downside and potholes while stating the upside plainly, openly and confidently.
Salesman type 'pie in the sky' stuff creates skepticism for me and anyone who is not a fool. Fortunately, there are many fools who take what was said as gospel.
And attacking me for asking an obvious question does not fortify your position in any way.
Looking forward to additional reports and the video.