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Poll Results: Who does best emulate his style hero?

Poll expired: Oct 29, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 39% (28)
    EFV
  • 19% (14)
    Pingson
  • 4% (3)
    Shen
  • 4% (3)
    YRR92
  • 2% (2)
    oldog/oldtrix
  • 5% (4)
    Victor Elfo
  • 18% (13)
    In Stitches/DerekS/SpooPoker
  • 1% (1)
    archibaldleach
  • 22% (16)
    Thin White Duke
  • 28% (20)
    Sprezziamo
71 Total Votes  
post #121 of 141
New challenge:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/367380/friday-waywrn-challenge-cm-does-swd
post #122 of 141
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

if that is factual, you have just changed my opinion of the man more than i can express.


Again, all I can say is that Styleforum is in dire need of a slowly, sadly nodding emoticon.

post #123 of 141
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

He thought the Nazis were pretty cool.

 

Not sure about that, but as a young man in Italy at the time, fighting for the Fascist movement wasn't that unusual, I guess. Not sure which sources you attribute his admiration for the Nazis to.

 

Also, personally, I don't think he was a very good automotive manager. Then again, he was educated in law...

post #124 of 141
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post
 

 

Not sure about that, but as a young man in Italy at the time, fighting for the Fascist movement wasn't that unusual, I guess. Not sure which sources you attribute his admiration for the Nazis to.

 

Also, personally, I don't think he was a very good automotive manager. Then again, he was educated in law...

I think they were talking about the Duke of Windsor, who "never thought that Hitler was such a bad chap."

post #125 of 141
This thread is making me sad now. Let's go back to talking about clothing.
post #126 of 141
Spoilered so Stitchy doesn't get sadder. (Click to show)

Hanging out with Nazis in 1937

 

Please note the lack of face stabbing that is considered the proper way to greet Hitler.

 

 

He also said aborigines were the lowest type of human being and basically monkeys. He was legitimately disgusted by them. If I recall, he had a pretty low opinion of Australians in general.

post #127 of 141
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

I think they were talking about the Duke of Windsor

 

Oh, my bad. Sprezziamo's post Clags quoted was referring to Agnelli, though. Some confusion right there.

post #128 of 141

I was talking about Agnelli, I honestly don't know that much about the Duke of Windsor, apart from a few things related to his style.

post #129 of 141

Confusion indeed.

post #130 of 141
not gonna lie, pretty mad right now.
post #131 of 141
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not gonna lie, pretty mad right now.

Boychik, take comfort in the fact that both the Duke of Windsor and Gianni Agnelli are dead, and you are not, thank G-d.
post #132 of 141
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If I recall, he had a pretty low opinion of Australians in general.

I ride by an Aussie bar on the way home. I'm not sure I can hold that one against him.
post #133 of 141
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

if that is factual, you have just changed my opinion of the man more than i can express.


Again, all I can say is that Styleforum is in dire need of a slowly, sadly nodding emoticon.

Before that we need a head shaking "No"

re Agnelli, this is from Wikipedia, so hardly definitive, but there's no mention of association with Nazis:
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Agnelli was educated at Pinerolo Cavalry Academy, and studied law at the University of Turin, although he never practiced law. He joined a tank regiment in June 1940 when Italy entered World War II. He fought at the Russian front, being wounded twice. He also served in a Fiat-built armoured-car division to North Africa, where he was shot in the arm by a German officer during a bar fight over a woman[citation needed]. After Italy surrendered, due to his fluency in English, he became a liaison officer with the occupying US troops. His grandfather, who had manufactured vehicles for the Axis during the war, was forced to retire from Fiat but named Valletta to be his successor. Gianni's grandfather died, leaving Gianni head of the family but Valletta running the company. Fiat then began producing Italy's first inexpensive mass-produced car.
post #134 of 141

As if there isn't something very similar going on today, just take a look at what Palestine is suffering. Btw, many supported the fascists, especially when there're supposed to be the only force against the socialist "treat" in Europe.

post #135 of 141

Right, there was some antecedent confusion at the start of all this. Someone quoted a post about both the DoW and Agnelli and said something along the lines of "I'm not aware of anything to bad about him." I took "him" do be referring to the DoW, and then this whole mess got started.

 

Regardless, I've always preferred Prince Michael of Kent anyway. A much cooler person.

 

Damn, I just realized he would have been fun to emulate. And I totally have a tie that could have pulled it off.

 

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