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post #376 of 552
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Originally Posted by bebop d View Post

You're quite wrong. Your Latin teacher has let you down: ad = toward or at, hominem = accusative singular of homo meaning man.

There's nothing about character. It means a personal attack.

*Sigh*

I never took Latin. I'm referring to the term as used in the modern, English vernacular. I hate to do this, but Merriam-Webster's definition of "ad hominem"...

marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made
post #377 of 552

A personal attack and an attack on someone's character are the same thing, you idiots.  

At least someone here(Sidd) has above grade-level English skills.

 

The native are restless.

Remember, all forms of dissent in affiliate threads must be crushed.

post #378 of 552

In case this needs further explication

 

You suck, and your mother's a whore = ad hominem

Your jacket does not fit well = ad sartorium

post #379 of 552
Please stop arguing about semantics.

Main point - he was posting tie pics and not asking for fit critiques. And if you do choose to give a critique, do it contstructively and politely.
post #380 of 552

But I love arguing about semantics.

 

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It did come a little out of left-field, but the point has been made repeatedly in other threads that digressions on fit critiques are, you know, entirely on-point for the premise of the forum, regardless of where they are sorted in the forum taxonomy. It'd be like having a forum of ceramics aficionados only talking about how nice each other's glazes look while never mentioning the actual pottery handwork.

 

The premise of keeping threads "on-topic" is important in something like a tech support troubleshooting forum, where you don't want to conflate separate issues and environments and isolate specific usage cases, etc. I still struggle to understand why that concept is so rigorously policed in discussion-oriented forums, where diversions would make sense. I think it's one of those Internet rules that is just used in order to suggest a sense of order, Robert's Rules, etc. However, SF has 8 billion threads because of this, and there are only a two dozen threads anyone reads. It would make more sense to merge everything and keep up the discussion.

 

Edit: eureka moment while shaving -- I think this probably goes back to newsgroups and early mailing lists, where there were bandwidth constraints, and digressions from the topic would mean propagating sidebar conversations across the server to thousands of readers who, after waiting extremely long times after dialing in to their local operator and downloading all of the headers, find content that had nothing to do with the stated title of the thread they downloaded. For better or worse, this etiquette has persisted even though the bandwidth today supports digressions and, unlike listservs, forum threads are accessed in an ad-hoc fashion, not automatically sent.

post #381 of 552
Thread Starter 
Let's all calm down and look at our new ties, OK?

Silk/linen from John Cooper, probably from the 80s:



Printed silks - the two furthest to the right are new:

post #382 of 552
Very nice, @gshen!
Are some of these the new fabrics ordered from your recent trip to Scotland?
post #383 of 552
Thread Starter 
^^ Thanks! Nope, the fabrics from our recent trip will take another month or two to be delivered. Most of the italian weavers take a month off in August, so things probably won't arrive till they're back in action.

Also, we've ordered more of the black-white silk houndstooth from Japan icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #384 of 552
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Also, we've ordered more of the black-white silk houndstooth from Japan icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Gerald, you have just put a smile on my face.
post #385 of 552

Away from SF for a few days, and looks like I got some fan mail while I was gone! <333

 

Very kind of all of you to leap to my defense while I was on a work project. Though I will say, I do always welcome well-reasoned fit critiques. Those particular Lubiam jackets are obviously on the slim side, but that's greatly exaggerated by my photo setup, which involves backing away quickly from a timed camera that's set at a low angle, making the jacket look shorter than it is and rumpling the fabric as I move back. (And unlined jackets tend to rumple easily.) Also, I have terrible posture and am perpetually hunched over, as others can tell.

 

Regardless, I love Luigi Bianchi Mantova and LBM 1911 jackets for the summer. They're shorter, slimmer, unlined, and usually done in unique fabrics. It's not for everyone but it definitely is for me.

 

So, that's all some context, but even so, few of us live inside a #menswear photo shoot. I have about 30 seconds each morning on my way to meetings to take any fit photo, so they come out however they come out. Clothes are meant to be worn, not displayed, and clothes don't always look perfect when you go through your day. That's part of why I love Vandas: they look great, but more importantly, they wear great. Keep both the fits and critiques coming! Though I'm an editor, so mind your grammar, usage, and tone. :teach:

post #386 of 552
For those of you gents who might be interested I have a couple of Vandas for sale from two of their early collections: http://www.styleforum.net/t/526097/handmade-neckties-from-vanda/0_30#post_8506187

They are both lovely, but I'm selling them so they can be converted to something more wardrobe stabel (the red-cream racing stripes and the green light blue racing stripes to be specific bigstar[1].gif)
post #387 of 552

Both look great, A bit too slim for me, but I'm sure they'll get snatched up quickly.

 

Great choices on the new ones. I only have the red-cream, but it's definitely one of my favorite ties.

post #388 of 552
Gerald when do we expect the matka silk preorder to come around? No rush just curious.

Also a silly question but I figure I would throw it out there, would you guys ever do knit ties with a flat bottom?
post #389 of 552

Light grey japanese grenadine and linen square from Vanda

 

SF compresses my high quality photos too much...so if you want to see the real quality click the link below:

http://imgur.com/a/6QsL6

 

post #390 of 552
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Light grey japanese grenadine and linen square from Vanda

SF compresses my high quality photos too much...so if you want to see the real quality click the link below:
http://imgur.com/a/6QsL6



Love this. You look slimmer!
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