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post #61 of 108
I think his everyday attire looks great, but the uniform wearing is unforgivable.
post #62 of 108
While I think there's no doubt that the gentleman can be fairly characterized as eccentric, what strikes me as less fair is the spirit of some of the commentaries I've read above. (Surely many of us has found that others fail to understand our interest in clothes, however it may manifest itself in our own lives and circumstances.) Worse, there is in some a strain of homophobia that is unattractive at best. By all means find him absurd as an individual if you like (I certainly find him well over the top.), but not as a member of a group (of which he is hardly representative in any case). My sense is this: As an expatriate (a Scotsman living in Spain), the obsessive quality of this man's wardrobe probably reflects little more than an isolation from his geographic and cultural origins. At the same time, his impulse to share it with a wider world (via his web site) seems to indicate the recognizable human desire to be among like-minded souls, or to use the current phrase, to find a peer group. I say this is a 'recognizable' desire because presumably that's what's drawn the lot of us here in the first place. It's unfortunate that this forum isn't big enough to absorb such a harmless fellow on his own terms, which (unlike some of the responses he's unwittingly engendered) I believe require no apology. Etruscan
post #63 of 108
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By all means find him absurd as an individual if you like (I certainly find him well over the top.), but not as a member of a group (of which he is hardly representative in any case).
Thanks. That's what I was trying to say.
post #64 of 108
I actually think he's got a flair for not only unique clothing,but can also be pretty funny.Have you read his critique about men who wear hairpieces? I was rolling.
post #65 of 108
I liked his stuff, and could imagine myself being dressed exactly like him in a few years, and I would welcome him onto the forum, it is just for reasons I have already mentioned in other threads that I do not like people not entitled wearing military uniforms, ESPECIALLY those with Unit/Regiment/Corps insignia, rank insignia and medal ribbons.
post #66 of 108
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I liked his stuff, and could imagine myself being dressed exactly like him in a few years, and I would welcome him onto the forum, it is just for reasons I have already mentioned in other threads that I do not like people not entitled wearing military uniforms, ESPECIALLY those with Unit/Regiment/Corps insignia, rank insignia and medal ribbons.
agree with you 100% nonk. My suits are very similar to his - dark 3 piece 3 button SB and 3 piece DB 6/4's. I also favor the contrast collar and cuffs, dark ties and contrast waistcoats that he wears. I don't wear a pocketwatch or a bowler, but in the next approx 20 years till I reach his age, who knows? (I also have to admit that he looks better in his suits, as I am shapped in a more, shall we say, fireplug manner.) and he does have the right idea about balding naturally. what I don't like is his using military uniforms as some form of self entertainment. and, there is a slightly creepy feeling that this is some type of turn on for him.
post #67 of 108
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While I think there's no doubt that the gentleman can be fairly characterized as eccentric, what strikes me as less fair is the spirit of some of the commentaries I've read above.  (Surely many of us has found that others fail to understand our interest in clothes, however it may manifest itself in our own lives and circumstances.) Worse, there is in some a strain of homophobia that is unattractive at best.  By all means find him absurd as an individual if you like (I certainly find him well over the top.), but not as a member of a group (of which he is hardly representative in any case). My sense is this: As an expatriate (a Scotsman living in Spain), the obsessive quality of this man's wardrobe probably reflects little more than an isolation from his geographic and cultural origins.  At the same time, his impulse to share it with a wider world (via his web site) seems to indicate the recognizable human desire to be among like-minded souls, or to use the current phrase, to find a peer group.  I say this is a 'recognizable' desire because presumably that's what's drawn the lot of us here in the first place.  It's unfortunate that this forum isn't big enough to absorb such a harmless fellow on his own terms, which (unlike some of the responses he's unwittingly engendered) I believe require no apology. Etruscan
Aptly put. My intention of posting this was in no ways to have a somewhat vitriolic commentary ensuing. However I noted that he wore a gold band on his left ring finger. Perhaps he only possesses a penchant for the aesthetics of period military ensembles. They are if I may speak frankly rather visually pleasing items of clothing.
post #68 of 108
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Hey man, take it easy. Neil Young is a big model train set enthusiast
And yes, you guys are pretty vicious....
post #69 of 108
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Hey man, take it easy. Neil Young is a big model train set enthusiast  
And yes, you guys are pretty vicious....
As am I. Love those model trains. So much for posting a photo of my layout with this crowd. LOL. As to the Gentleman's dress. It is stylized - but, ultimately, so what. Those of us who choose to eschew the uniform of the day - sloppy, ill-fitting clothes and unattractive shoes - ought be far more sympathetic to guy who appreciates vintage clothing choices and wears them well. It is his hobby and passion and, as with any passionate hobbyist, he is sharing. It seems that it is fair to criticize some of the outfits, the fit, or the color choices (but, probably that would miss the point), but we ought applaud his efforts.
post #70 of 108
He could look normal without the ridiculious red moustache, with hair and with normal glasses. Why are some of his military pants so wide on tights?
post #71 of 108
Haha why are so many people bashing this poor dude?? So he is a gay guy who fancies vintage clothing, growing a silly looking mustache and posting pics on the net what's the big deal? Personally I think posting pictures of ones villa in the Hamptons (an example out of the blue) just to show the "magnificient view" goes more to show if you're a "tool" or a poser than what this guy has done on his website.
post #72 of 108
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He could look normal without the ridiculious red moustache, with hair and with normal glasses.
I don't know what all the fuss is about. Many men in the 1930s, 40s and 50s looked and dressed like that. He reminds me very much of Erich von Stroheim ("the man you love to hate"): There is a nostalgia shop in London "Radio Days" (Lower Marsh, behind Waterloo Station), dedicated to the 1940s and the Blitz. All the guys and girls dress within the period.
post #73 of 108
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(ernest @ Jan. 28 2005,16:37) He could look normal without the ridiculious red moustache, with hair and with normal glasses.
I don't know what all the fuss is about. Many men in the 1930s, 40s and 50s looked and dressed like that. He reminds me very much of Erich von Stroheim ("the man you love to hate"): There is a nostalgia shop in London "Radio Days" (Lower Marsh, behind Waterloo Station), dedicated to the 1940s and the Blitz. All the guys and girls dress within the period.
"Normal" means just looking like people living at the end of the 20 century and not the 19 th. What means his clothes are not so old fashion. This is rather the combo clothes+face.
post #74 of 108
All I've gotta say is, hey, this guy's gotten an incredible response here, a la Ernest, & without any self-promotion-- he's a bona fide SF star.. (no slight intended ernest--you're still #1 in my book [wonder how many pairs of braces this guy's got...?])
post #75 of 108
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Haha why are so many people bashing this poor dude?? So he is a gay guy who fancies vintage clothing, growing a silly looking mustache and posting pics on the net what's the big deal? Personally I think posting pictures of ones villa in the Hamptons (an example out of the blue) just to show the "magnificient view" goes more to show if you're a "tool" or a poser than what this guy has done on his website.
No big deal. Just what he thinks he is smart or classy when he is rather ridiculious BECAUSE of his moustache/glasses and posing which are from the 19th century. Why do you say he is gay?
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