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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by VMan, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Care to spill the beans? I'm sure a few of us are just dying to know.
     
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    Very understandable.
     
  4. Bradford

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    Sorry I cannot.
    Very understandable.
    Sounds like we have a celebrity amongst us. How about a hint as to your career field. Did you just hire an "apprentice"? Bradford
     
  5. kalra2411

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    Industrialist, Banking, Commodities, Manufacturing, and Retail are my industries, don't try too hard because I doubt you will find out......
     
  6. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Industrialist, Banking, Commodities, Manufacturing, and Retail are my industries, don't try too hard because I doubt you will find out......
    you sound strikingly like "dug"....
    I know how we can prove or disprove this.... Post pictures of the Veyron please... [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, with YOU in it with your eyes covered with a black bar for anonymity. If you can do that, we'll believe you. Maybe.
     
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    Why not? You just said up above that we probably know who you are. Does not compute.
     
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    I will post pics, but not with me in, perhaps at my house. How do I get the pics onto my computer??
     
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    Don't worry my son helped me, here you go... Â [​IMG] By the way this is not my kind of thing, Â [​IMG] Â so consider this a special just for you Versace and Vero. [​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps I should have said that you could guess.
     
  12. Ambulance Chaser

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    I am getting the dreaded red "X" instead of a picture.

    Kalra, if you are a well-known captain of industry, what's the harm in revealing your identity?  If you are Dennis Kozlowski and do not want your posts to be used as evidence in your upcoming re-trial, I understand.
     
  13. LA Guy

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    I'd be interested in seeing pictures of the Veyron.  

    BTW, to everyone else (all you amateur sleuths out there): I did a little search through all of kalra2411's previous posts, and they are certainly a little confusing.  At the beginning of his participation in the forum (Aug 2003), his posts were littered with grammatical and spelling mistakes, and even the spelling of brand names (that the very rich are unlikely to be unfamiliar with) is incorrect.  For example, in our (rather inane) thread arguing the merits of English vs. Italian suiting, he writes:

    Not only is "Brioni" spelled incorrectly, but his subsequent posts (in that thread) indicate that this was not just a typo.  Also, the sentence is verbose and written in a style inconsistent with someone who is Oxford educated, as he has also claimed (see the recent "Black Suits" thread.)  An Oxford grad might have written:  "...except that from Rome, namely Valentino and Brioni".  The phrasing "from Rome which are namely (sic)" is not a literate sentence; and the mistakes made are not the mistakes of a highly literate writer.  His subsequent posts in that thread indicate at best rudimentary knowledge of tailoring and the fashion industry.  

    He also posts are rather juvenile question on August 28 about the American fashions.

    As time progresses, however, his posts improve markedly, both in content and in the quality of his writing.  He begins in write in a punctuated, bulleted manner, the way most people do when in a hurry.  In a recent thread, he even criticizes my grammar.  His criticism shows that he is sensitive to grammatical structure.

    His posts consistently indicate that he is a Brit and a Londoner; and married, and the topics he posts to indicate that his interests (fashionwise) are in European designers and in (really expensive) watches.  In fact, his posts on watches seem the most genuine.  He starts a watch thread listing his rather impressive collection, which is a bit odd, but in follow-up posts he is merely asking the opinion of a particular watch he just bought.  He also seems to be fairly knowledgeable about cars, but I'm ignorant on that subject, and so can't really judge.

    I'm a little confused because the learning curve seems a little steep.  He could've picked up a lot of knowledge just by surfing he net or even just reading posts on this forum, and his observations about Versace jeans might suggest that he is just more interested in designer fashion than he is in tailored clothing.  But it's difficult to improve your language skills so much in such a short time.  Were there two writers?  Was kalra writing poorly at the beginning on purpose?  To what purpose?

    We're not going to be able to figure out kalra's identity just by looking at his posts, but I think that there is enough interesting evidence for us to delve a little deeper.  "j" will have his email on file - which could verify who he is if it's a company address.  But a Hotmail or Yahoo account would tell us nothing.  Assuming he really is a rich industrialist, he'd probably be listed in the British "Who's who".  If anyone has a copy, they could cross-reference with London residence and (perhaps) marital status.  He is probably going to be between his late twenties and his early forties (a guy in his late forties is unlikely to be laughing at those in their 60's, as he does in one of his posts).  Complementary information might be found by looking at his financial interests.  He seems to be involved in a number of industries.  Banking and commodities are nearly impossible to track, but there are finite numbers of manufacturers and (large) retailers.  It's likely his companies are public, so just look at the list of executive structures of larger companies down through the VP level.  I thought that it was interesting that he posted:

    This is a very odd post, and not very well written, which might be another indication he is an imposter.  But if he isn't, that he calls Bally his enemy might be a clue as to his identity.  Also, he says he is well known, which suggests that he is in the public eye to some extent.  Hey, are you that guy who dated Princess Di?

    In any case, I am intrigued.  Kalra, P.M. me if you are the real deal.  

    On the other hand, if you are Paul, my buddy down the hall, then you owe me a beer.
     
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    Thank you, I'm sure I can speak for Vero when I say that we appreciate the pics. [​IMG]
     
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    True, very true, Dior Homme is my favorite. The fact is that before I did not realise that the internet had serious people on it, so hence the improvement of grammar upon meeting you people, but LA Guy I know this is verging on being rude, but where were you educated. How is "from Rome, which are namely" not literate. By the way, Bironi was an honest misspelling, I looked in my suits after that thread and realised my error.

    Londoner I am, from the West-End.

    Right, well I tried to be as polite as possible, however, I always seem to be out of place in my dress in America, so wanted to know more.

    Bally is nothing to do with me. I merely do not like their shoes as they always break within the first month of purchase.
     
  17. kalra2411

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    Harm... I ask you Ambulance Chaser, ever heard of the press, and what people know England for; "The British Tabloids"
     
  18. VMan

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    kalra,

    If you are having trouble with the pictures, you can e-mail them to me and I will post them for you. Let me know.

    Eric
     
  19. LA Guy

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    I apologize if my post sounded rude - just trying to get to the bottom of your identity (have you gotten your pictures to post, BTW?) We've had trolls before, that's all.

    As for the grammatical error, I'm pretty sure that suiting is singular, so you should have used "that" instead of "those". You also originally left out the comma before the "which".

    I was educated in Queen's Unversity in Kingston, and my higher degrees were from the California Institute of Technology. Although I'm doing a stint at Harvard now, my education is nearly completely scientific and technical, so I'm legitimately illiterate.
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That is hilarious. Could you picture the prosecutor with a bunch of Styleforum posts saying "Sir, did you or did you not use company funds to purchase the following strictly for personal use, and I quote: a Patek watch valued at 50 thousand dollars, a custom Ferrari valued at 300 thousand dollars, matching his and hers lamborghinis with a combined value of one million dollars, a custom platinum platinum threaded, diamond encrusted Brioni suit sewed by teeth by Italian virgins valued at 80 thousand dollars and several lifetimes of frustration, and last but not least, Biggie Small's skeletal remains, valued at two million dollars."
     

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