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post #31 of 51
Finding out that I'm not the only shoe freak   , but this board does not do anything about curbing our fetish, the opposite actually. I've learned to pay more attention to the workmanship and different lasting method in shoes, thanks to Bengal-Stripe/A.Harris/Jcusey et at.
post #32 of 51
Among my highlights thus far: 1.) I had only thought of Kiton as a tie manufacturer for some reason-- probably learned of this through a fashion mag, and did not realize they offer top-notch suiting. Not that I can run out a buy a dozen, but hey, I consider this nice to know. 2.) English shoes can be had more reasonably than I realized, now that I know where to find them. 3.) There should be no shame in buying off E-bay. More importantly, no fear, if you mind your p's and q's.....Know thy seller, know what thou art purchasing, etc. 4.) Not all internet shirtmakers are created equal. 5.) If they ever build a Filene's Basement anywhere near my casa--or my casa is relocated anywhere near a Filene's Basement, I might want to visit that store frequently. Still learning. And I'll just stop there. Oh, and I've mined a lot of interesting links from these posts...websites that I likely might not have hit upon otherwise, related to men's clothing. Seems like Google never turns up everything.
post #33 of 51
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As I said he is my fathers boss and I have spoken to him many times. Sorry to blather and I will get back on the topic of clothes. But please Kalra stop soiling the name of a good man.
Next time you meet me, ask me about the styleforum then.
post #34 of 51
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(his house is a lot grander than the one in the pictures)
You think I have one house?
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Perhaps you should go to work with your Dad and chat with his boss about your mutual interest in the Style Forum. Right, kalra? (Forgive my impertinence. )
A superb idea
post #35 of 51
I am not going to add any more fuel to the fire, except to say this.  I spoke to my dad who said that he wouldn't ask Mr. Mittal because it is silly and no one in their right mind would believe that he would be on this board.  That he knows for a fact that someone from Savile Row makes all his suits and comes to measure every season.  Also I must say my dad was annoyed by this but said that Mr. Mittal is taking a two week vacation on a private island in Indonesia and was not to be contacted unless there was a major emergency.   So I apologize for stiring it up but unless I see a picture with a style forum note or Kalra (which is a very popular Indian surname and I doubt any american would call themselves Williams if it wasn't their name)tells my dad name (Raj, only Raj on senior staff) that it is him I will never believe it. In fact, I am sorry but I cannot be apart of this person trying to harm Mr. Mittal's name by portraying him as a classist arrogant prat.  I hope to return some day, but not until Kalra starts using his own name.  Please forgive this.
post #36 of 51
dude, just ignore him... who cares who he pretends to be?
post #37 of 51
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Mr. Mittal is taking a two week vacation on a private island in Indonesia
Perhaps you do know me, but what makes you think that you know this is not me, you backed out, not me, thus meaning that it is likley that you are talking rubbish. Go ahead, ask me in person - I am sure the answer will surprise you.
post #38 of 51
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But probably the biggest key is that those who are very knowledgeable, share their knowledge and expertise freely and without any hint of condescention.  It is not often that someone can have an opinion torn apart, but with tact and thoughtful reasoning.  Odd as it may seem, that is a trait that I have been trying to bring to my professional life.
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I've learned that there is a great forum where guys don't feel obligated to outdo, out-macho, out-spend, out-joke, out-cool, out-tough, or out-style each other, but can let all that go and share a common passion with courtesy and open minds, devoid of judgements.
I think that I am not alone in hoping that we live up to those descriptions, and end all this supercilious bickering.  Maybe Steve or J will lock this thread, and hopefully we can all move on. I am sure that johnnynorman3 is not too happy with the downward spiral that we have been reading.
post #39 of 51
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But probably the biggest key is that those who are very knowledgeable, share their knowledge and expertise freely and without any hint of condescention.  It is not often that someone can have an opinion torn apart, but with tact and thoughtful reasoning.  Odd as it may seem, that is a trait that I have been trying to bring to my professional life.
Quote I've learned that there is a great forum where guys don't feel obligated to outdo, out-macho, out-spend, out-joke, out-cool, out-tough, or out-style each other, but can let all that go and share a common passion with courtesy and open minds, devoid of judgements.
I think that I am not alone in hoping that we live up to those descriptions, and end all this supercilious bickering.  Maybe Steve or J will lock this thread, and hopefully we can all move on.  I am sure that johnnynorman3 is not too happy with the downward spiral that we have been reading.[/quote] I will stop. Sorry for the inconvinence.
post #40 of 51
Thank you, HRHAndrew, for your keen perception. And thanks, Kalra2411, for your willingness to proceed on a great topic, in the manner of a true gentleman. To everything there is a season, and a time...and a place. I'm sure you will find the appropriate venue - outside of this topic - to express your position. And now, back to our regularly scheduled informative topic...
post #41 of 51
I am embarrassed to think of what I have learned. All I can do is plead busy-ness with my training to excuse my sloppy dress these past years, that and relative poverty. I would prefer to pretend that I have ALWAYS been this stylish.....
post #42 of 51
I've learned that I am indeed getting older and living in a different reality than many 20-somethings in college / grad school today.
post #43 of 51
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I've learned that I am indeed getting older and living in a different reality than many 20-somethings in college / grad school today.
(Amen to that, brother. )    P.S. I was born in Dallas: Highland Park, on Princeton Street.
post #44 of 51
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I am embarrassed to think of what I have learned. All I can do is plead busy-ness with my training to excuse my sloppy dress these past years, that and relative poverty. I would prefer to pretend that I have ALWAYS been this stylish.....
David: Its no shame to have been born ignorant, however it is a shame to show an unwillingness to learn and grow. We are all born naked, needy and covered in filth and we cried when the slightest invonvenience or discomfort befell us. We thought the world was us and us alone. The trick in life is to move upwards from there. Most of the participants of this forum belong to those that do and beautifully so. Alas, some do not. And so it is with life in general. JJF
post #45 of 51
Instead of the "Philosopher-King" you are the "Philosopher-Haberdasher."
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