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post #76 of 108
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How does look like your shoes from Paris?
post #77 of 108
All I can think of is P. G. Wodehouse and his marvelous character Bertie Wooster. Evoking an era we should all recognize as the grandest in dressing oneself well. We all are seeking a style of our own but we should except that fashion today is just a reinterpretation of what this fellow follies over.
post #78 of 108
Guy looks like a butler. Don't you think his style is too studied, too inclined toward what he saw on TV? He calls his site 21st Century, but really, that style belongs in the 20th century.
post #79 of 108
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Guy looks like a butler.   Don't you think his style is too studied, too inclined toward what he saw on TV?   He calls his site 21st Century, but really, that style belongs in the 20th century.
Or 19 th?
post #80 of 108
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All I can think of is P. G. Wodehouse and his marvelous character Bertie Wooster. Evoking an era we should all recognize as the grandest in dressing oneself well. We all are seeking a style of our own but we should except that fashion today is just a reinterpretation of what this fellow follies over.
Of course Bertie had Jeeves to prevent him from sartorial disaster. The commentary of this chaps site puts me in the mind of a yahoo group, mentioend on AAAC, that I recently subscribed to. "Stiff COllars" --- which was supposed to be about reactionaries that wear detachable collars, etc. I thought, great what fun. I am as much of a sartorial reactionary, in some way, as many others. Problem was (for me at least) that it was just a bunch of gay men exchanging photos of themselves in detachable collared shirts. Which is okay, as it is, but not of interest to me.
post #81 of 108
As for his pics, many of the suits (sans accessories) appear timeless to me. Ernie: re: 19thc. That's the thing that always drags me down when I am in Paris. I can't get out of the 19thc any suggestions?
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post #83 of 108
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He calls himself a 21st Century FOGEY, as in an "old fogey", implying he understands he is harkening back to an earlier, maybe even an anachronistic, era.  
I thought this was understood by all.
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Edited by 4Mica - 8/22/11 at 1:03pm
post #86 of 108
I see my "fame" has spread before me. And I am a tool and a loser to boot. Well goodness me, I'd go and find a rock to crawl under but I am afraid I might mess up my suit. Firstly I should possibly explain why I have placed so many photos of myself on my site. My site is not linked to anywhere, it's purely for my own personal use and the URL was given to my friends, many of whom share my interest in collecting vintage clothing. I started taking pictures as a way of cataloguing my collection. I put the pics online at the request of the friends I mentioned. Certainly I am aware that the Internet is a public place. I had perhaps naively assumed however that should anyone who stumbled across my site be sufficiently interested to pass comment that they would have contacted me directly. I was greatly amused by the "is he gay?" postings. Do I detect just a smidgeon of heterosexual angst, boys? Don't worry, you can still take pride in your appearance without it being poofy. In response to the other question - yes I do have a partner, we've been together going on 16 years now. To those who made positive and supportive comments in this forum, my thanks, to those who called me a tool and a loser - well it's very easy to insult people anonymously isn't it? And since I feel no need to justify myself to you - I won't. BTW, the use of the word "tool" as an insult goes back to at least 1825 in Scots dialect, according to the Scottish National Dictionary. Yes, I am a pedant as well. regards, Paul Kavanagh
post #87 of 108
Wow, a tool with balls. I respect that. Still doesn't change my original opinions, but I'll tip my hat to you for shear gutsiness. As for insulting each people anonymously over the net - a fair number of us have grown to know each other in person - and I like that people still call a spade a spade. For example, Horace and I started or interaction over this forum in a decidedly unfriendly tone; and we still have out differences, but have grown to appreciate one another (at least I have him. He is *not* one of the members I've met in person, btw.) I've had both personal and professional interactions with several members over the course of the forum's history, and have found everyone very amicable. But the free exchange of ideas and opinions, albeit sometimes overheated, is what makes this forum an interesting place to be.
post #88 of 108
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You guys CAN be vicious.
We try. Jon.
post #89 of 108
Mr. Kavanagh, I for one would be interested if you would list some of the brands of your suits, sportcoats, etc. Thanks and welcome to the forum. Hope it's not your only visit.
post #90 of 108
I agree. Come join us. Though I was the one who used to "tool" word, if you come join us I would welcome you, learn from you, and respect your thoughts and posts. I think I mainly had the problem with the quite ridiculous posing and the wearing of the military garb (just strikes me as somewhat offensive).
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