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post #61 of 111
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Ahhhhh..... Good 'ol Styleforvm.... Going from insulting my suit, to my face; in what, two posts? Thank you as usual, for your insightful (or should I say inspiteful) contribution.

Well in fairness, I didn't know the image was of an SF member (though I was aware there was a material chance that it could be). And the suit does not hold back. We frequently make judgement of what does/doesn't constitute good taste, don't we?

I understand the concepts of FU dress and dressing with a sense of humor, but if/when you do that you gotta be prepared...



Regarding Dr. Nefario, that's mostly directed at the glasses. Can you see where I'm coming from? I actually think there is another Nintendo or some-such character that you look like in terms of the hair/glasses/face combo (particularly with the hair), but I couldn't place it. I spent a good 5-10 minutes trying to think of it.
post #62 of 111
^
Dr. Robotnik, from Sonic the Hedgehog?
post #63 of 111
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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

Unfortunately, amazing deliciousness can't be valued or PayPaled. Sorry! Get in the business, come to Florence, and I'll take you to dinner!

but is it kosher? i doubt it. frown.gif
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Very true. Also, they tend to be slim, which doesn't hurt.

it must be nice to have the perfect means wear build. le sigh.
post #64 of 111
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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

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The two of you are such a charming couple. I am sorry I didn't get the chance to spend more time with you. We are definitely going to have to put together some sort of Forum meet up in January.
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Looking forward to it!
post #65 of 111
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Dr. Robotnik, from Sonic the Hedgehog?

I thought of that, but didn't pan out, he's got a huge red mustache.
post #66 of 111
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Well in fairness, I didn't know the image was of an SF member (though I was aware there was a material chance that it could be). And the suit does not hold back. We frequently make judgement of what does/doesn't constitute good taste, don't we?

I understand the concepts of FU dress and dressing with a sense of humor, but if/when you do that you gotta be prepared...


It’s “fair” to insult someone you don’t know; whether they are a Styleforum member or not? Interesting way of looking at things.

So, wait. Let me be sure I get this right; you’re telling me I should be prepared that a forum where the group think dictates solid colors and textures over patterns and high contrast isn’t going to be into my electric blue, three piece, double breasted, chinolino, suit with three open patch, inverted pleat pockets and might give me some flack about it??? Yeah buddy, I’ve got that. I’m a big boy and won’t cry. For goodness sake this was my first WAYWRN photo some seven years ago:




I don’t come to Styleforum to be part of the circle jerk or to drink the group think Kool-Aid. I come to Styleforum because I am passionate about clothing and enjoy interacting with other people who are too even if most of the people here seem ashamed to admit it. Unfortunately, most of the people who created the most interesting content, had the most experience, and keenest whit have moved on for their various reasons. However, this forum still has the strongest community and serious conversations so I lurk and from time to time participate even if our styles are not aligned.
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Regarding Dr. Nefario, that's mostly directed at the glasses. Can you see where I'm coming from? I actually think there is another Nintendo or some-such character that you look like in terms of the hair/glasses/face combo (particularly with the hair), but I couldn't place it. I spent a good 5-10 minutes trying to think of it.

Sure, I can comprehend your thought pattern. That doesn’t mean I think it excuses you.

I wore the suit because I thought it would be funny and I received the reactions I expected, including yours. Ultimately, you are free to call me out on the ridiculousness of my suit and I am free to call you out on the ridiculousness of your behavior.
post #67 of 111
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

but is it kosher? i doubt it. frown.gif

I doubt it too. There is a huge Synagogue in Florence however, the Great Synagogue of Florence (naturally), so I am sure some tasty and kosher Flortinian food could be found.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

it must be nice to have the perfect means wear build. le sigh.

You and me both...
post #68 of 111
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

I thought of that, but didn't pan out, he's got a huge red mustache.

Try me in the winter sometime.

post #69 of 111
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

but is it kosher? i doubt it. frown.gif
it must be nice to have the perfect means wear build. le sigh.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

I doubt it too. There is a huge Synagogue in Florence however, the Great Synagogue of Florence (naturally), so I am sure some tasty and kosher Flortinian food could be found.
You and me both...
There are two kosher restaurants in Florence. One is around the corner from the synagogue and is called Ruth's. It is fish/dairy. There is also a kosher mini-market nearby that sells sandwiches and some prepared and eat-in food. The family that runs it is very nice and does private event catering. There are also a couple of kosher butchers.
Stitchy could survive Pitti. It would be legendary.
post #70 of 111
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


There are two kosher restaurants in Florence. One is around the corner from the synagogue and is called Ruth's. It is fish/dairy. There is also a kosher mini-market nearby that sells sandwiches and some prepared and eat-in food. The family that runs it is very nice and does private event catering. There are also a couple of kosher butchers.
Stitchy could survive Pitti. It would be legendary.


Wow. that would be awesome. So Stich, what are you doing January 13th-16th???

I was over in that area for the antique market but didn't have time to explore the neighborhood more thoroughly or the Synagogue.
post #71 of 111
I have the wifey half convinced to go one of these years. Only problem is Florence was where I went with my first wife on our honeymoon... She doesn't like that mojo. baldy[1].gif
post #72 of 111
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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post




I've seen you post this in the WAYWRN thread maybe within the last year as well, one of my favorite photo setups in here period. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #73 of 111
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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

It’s “fair” to insult someone you don’t know; whether they are a Styleforum member or not? Interesting way of looking at things.

I don't think saying "Yikes" regarding that suit is particularly insulting, particularly given that it seems shock is a reaction that you were going for.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

So, wait. Let me be sure I get this right; you’re telling me I should be prepared that a forum where the group think dictates solid colors and textures over patterns and high contrast isn’t going to be into my electric blue, three piece, double breasted, chinolino, suit with three open patch, inverted pleat pockets and might give me some flack about it??? Yeah buddy, I’ve got that. I’m a big boy and won’t cry. For goodness sake this was my first WAYWRN photo some seven years ago:

I don’t come to Styleforum to be part of the circle jerk or to drink the group think Kool-Aid. I come to Styleforum because I am passionate about clothing and enjoy interacting with other people who are too even if most of the people here seem ashamed to admit it. Unfortunately, most of the people who created the most interesting content, had the most experience, and keenest whit have moved on for their various reasons. However, this forum still has the strongest community and serious conversations so I lurk and from time to time participate even if our styles are not aligned.

I am happy to hear many of the things you said here. I share many of the same views. I disagree with a lot of SF's mantras, and have frequently been vocal about it. A agree that the max subtlety/boringness thing is lame. It sucks. It can achieve success but cannot wow.

That does not mean that anything that reaches for the stars is a success. It doesn't mean we all have to judge whether or not something works in unison. I, personally, think the suit was loud as hell. As they say, "too much." I don't think it's an over the top, or unfair judgement. I don't think it was bad behavior saying so, since critiquing clothing is to some extent the basis of this site.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Claymore View Post

That doesn’t mean I think it excuses you.

I wore the suit because I thought it would be funny and I received the reactions I expected, including yours. Ultimately, you are free to call me out on the ridiculousness of my suit and I am free to call you out on the ridiculousness of your behavior.

Sorry to have offended you. That said I don't find my behaviour to be particularly ridiculous or out of synch with the norms of SF.
post #74 of 111
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

I have the wifey half convinced to go one of these years. Only problem is Florence was where I went with my first wife on our honeymoon... She doesn't like that mojo. baldy[1].gif

Can't blame her, I suppose.  You could slip it into a tour of Tuscany or Italy or Italy/Switzerland.  Unless you have to be, being there the entire week is really tiring, although @EFV and his fiancee seem to have looked no worse for the wear after all that.  Hats off to you both.  You are better men then me, or @Synthese, really.  Although single train tickets are more expensive than a lot of guidebooks would lead you to believe, if you are going to a bunch of places, you can just get a pass and make reservations, for a low additional fee, on the first class train a couple of days in advance. 

 

Milan is just an hour away by high speed train now (though, shopping aside, Milan doesn't have that much to recommend itself - it's a fairly ugly, post-War, city) and Naples is pretty close by train as well.  

post #75 of 111
Have you done Rome? Wife and I enjoyed Rome much more than Florence (stayed in Trastevere). Naples looked like a shithole (tailoring is the last thing on my mind when on vacation).

The other places I'd recommed are San Gimignano and Positano, though both are tough to get to.
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