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post #16 of 21
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That's true. I've seen recently a television program about obesity in Texas.
Low blow, low blow. There's more than a kernel of truth to it (owing, no doubt, to such low-fat local delicacies as Tex-Mex food, barbecue, and Cajun food; and to unwalkability of Texas cities due to urban design and weather), but most of the press that I've seen has been shamelessly overblown. Nobody in the press, either in the UK or anywhere else, ever went bankrupt, however, drawing attention to the barbarity of others, particularly when the others are as reputed for their braggodocio as Texans are.
post #17 of 21
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owing, no doubt, to such low-fat local delicacies as Tex-Mex food, barbecue, and Cajun food;
That television program put the main blame not on the food as such, but on the size of the portions served (and apparently the good people of Texas are expecting gigantic servings) and on the many restaurants and diners offering "Eat all you can" at fixed prices. It is also a problem in the UK here; the number of "clinically obese" and "morbidly obese" people has vastly increased in the last twenty years.
post #18 of 21
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That television program put the main blame not on the food as such, but on the size of the portions served (and apparently the good people of Texas are expecting gigantic servings) and on the many restaurants and diners offering "Eat all you can" at fixed prices.
Oh, the super-sized meal is omnipresent in the US, not just in Texas. Chicken-fried steak as big as your face is a staple at every restaurant-in-a-box that's sprung up throughout the country in the past 20 years. The singular cause for increasing obesity rates (which probably aren't increasing nearly as much as the hype would indicate -- sensational crisis-mongering is the lifeblood of modern journalism) that is presented in this genre of expose depends on the particular axe that the source of the story wants to grind.
post #19 of 21
This thread reminds me of a classic quote from Bernhard Roetzel's Gentleman - "Americans in general obviously have rather large behinds." How's that for a generalization...
post #20 of 21
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To do a wholecut boot in peanut brittle croc could have added about £2,500 to the price but would have also looked stunning.
Doh. - I meant $2,500 not £2,500. Sorry for the confusion guys. (Original post has been edited.)
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And I thought (quoting from the catalogue): "Edward Green use only the smallest, finest, farmed skins and therefore styles are typically "pieced" rather than whole cut."
I'm guessing this is a difference between RTW and bespoke. If a customer walks in and insists for something to be made in one piece of croc leather, I'm sure they will accomodate.
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The older the croc, the larger the skin, the less supple the skin. I have seen animals that were large enough for a wholecut shoe, but not for a boot. Maybe they stretch the leather?
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Mind you, the scales in the centre are about 2" square.
Tony didn't mention anything about this not being possible, nor about the potential toughness of the leather. However, he did mention the size of the scales would be bigger than on the shoes he had on display. I'm a UK size 8.5, so maybe the croc wouldn't have to be *that* big. :-) Now back to my 12-egg, cheese, bacon, and sausage omelette and my stack buttermilk pancakes covered in maple syrup and lard. Yum.
post #21 of 21
All this talk of Tex-Mex, barbeque and chicken fried steak has made me hungry. Barbecue...mmmmm.
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