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My favorite nyc store: davide cenci

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by marc39, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. shoefan

    shoefan Well-Known Member

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    How is that buying the hype? It's based on my own experience and observations over the past 25 years, from undergraduate days until now. Believe me, I also knew lots of people at Harvard with whom I was wholly unimpressed, but the fact remains that, on the whole, it was an incredible student body. Just because someone attends Harvard does not guarantee (s)he is brilliant (or talented, or whatever), but in aggregate, the student body was remarkable. This statement is based on actual my experience, not others' opinions. No offense intended, but what basis do you have for rejecting the accuracy of my opinion or asserting that my opinion is the result of buying the hype?
     
  2. PeterMetro

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    You're right - your opinion is your opinion, and I have no way of knowing the processes that led to it.

    However, being surrounded by Harvard students and faculty from birth, your sentiments are not echoed by these people. From undergrads to professors emeritus, they all agree that Harvard attracts a first-rate student body, but is not the ivory tower that many people, and you yourself, purport it to be. Granted, this is all second-hand; and if your breadth of knowledge mirrors the sartorial knowledge you've displayed on this board, then you are a fine example of why Harvard has the reputation it does.
     
  3. norcaltransplant

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    Well this post has developed an original flavor unto itself...
    In regards to Harvard, it's a wonderful place populated with some of the most amazing undergrads in the U.S.  However, what about any of the myriad of fine educational institutions that exist in the US or rest of the world?  I thought that my introductory Chemistry class was pretty cool since I got to chat with a Secret Service agent when the lectures were boring and had a conversation with a random asian girl who I later found out to be a gold medal Olympist...  An ex took classes at Princeton with Maya Angelou who is apparently a terrible lecturer.  At Cambridge, the original version, Watson or Crick, I can't remember which one is still active/alive, will give talks periodically.  Anyways, I just wanted to emphasize that most universities or places of higher learning are attended by equally impressive students....

    btw, when is naturalat or thracoozag gonna hook me up with an ABT dancer or violinist from Julliard (another exemplary establishment)?
     
  4. shoefan

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    Thanks for the compliment. I never said it is an ivory tower; I just said Harvard had the most talented group of people I've ever experienced, a group that I found extraordinary. I guess I agree with those whom you cite who say it attracts a first-rate student body. Anyway, this has nothing to do with men's fashion. [​IMG]
     
  5. norcaltransplant

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    Oh yeah...I've never seen the H bomb work in a social setting. The MIT guys chuckle, the Yale guys puke, the BU girls swoon, and the Wellesley girls laugh that the Truck back to BFE has a greater percentage of guys than gals...

    FWIW, please say that you didn't attend Andover or Exeter...
     
  6. LA Guy

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    That would be James Watson.  I saw that guy back in California too.  He is a crazy old man who thinks that there should be mandatory screening for genetic diseases (that is definitely on record.)  There are a lot of nutters in academia  [​IMG] I totally hijacked this thread, so, to summarize: David Cenci, good. Pretentious ivy-leaguers or ivy wannabees... need a slap. Me, on yet another rant.
     
  7. Mike C.

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    I've coached a Harvard undergrad in Pick-up, and trust me, the "I go to Harvard" line is terrible. It conveys all the wrong things. No one is getting laid with that line.
     
  8. T4phage

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    I would not know about the NY store, but they did refer to it as "our little store". I go to Italy twice a year, and Cenci is always a mess.

    I think the concentration of talent is based on the specialty of the school. I for one did not even consider Harvard for my doctorate in Molec. Bio., not enough talent there compared to say CALTECH, Berkeley, Stanford, Rockerfeller Inst., Whitehead Inst, etc.

    Be careful, that is my doctorate advisor you're talking about. Jim has done so much to advance medicine and our own understanding of life, and by being the primary force behind the Human Genome Project, he has ensured that the basic tools for understanding and defeating diseases is in our midst. By calling such a brilliant man "crazy" is totally inane. He has done more for humanity than you could ever accomplish.
     
  9. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Trust me, unless you have a very wide streak of masochism, avoid both these types. [​IMG]
     
  10. LA Guy

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    I didn't mean to disparage his accomplishments to science. I reserve my right to comment on his political views though. Be careful, you're starting to sound like an ornery academic [​IMG] BTW, your screen name makes a lot more sense now.
     
  11. learydenis

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    norcaltransplant: you talked with secret service agents? i see you went to stanford. my guess is they were protecting chelsea clinton?
     
  12. CunningSmeagol

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    So, Davide Cenci stuff, any good? There's some in B/S right now and I kind of want that pumpkin jacket.
     
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    So, Davide Cenci stuff, any good? There's some in B/S right now and I kind of want that pumpkin jacket.

    Cenci obviously contracts out with other manufactures for his wears. I purchased a cashmere tweed jacket, actually made by Cantarelli. The hand on the cashmere is very nice, it's fully canvassed (as to be expected given the retail price was >2K). Other than that I was not very impressed with the worksmanship of the jacket.

    -ALL the buttonholes were machine sewn
    -lapel button hole was semi-cut
    -Other than the shanks on the buttons, I really cannot see any other visible hand work
    -Collar was machine sewn/attached, and most likely machine padded

    All in all still not bad for the price I paid, but objectively I'd say it's about quality of entry level Italian wears like Canali.
     
  14. zarathustra

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    So, Davide Cenci stuff, any good? There's some in B/S right now and I kind of want that pumpkin jacket.

    I'd so rock that pumpkin jacket if it were in my size.
     
  15. Douglas

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    Yeah, I've also been eyeing up one of those jackets. How are the armholes?
     

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