Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
I find these Elgin's to be more "timeless":
Looks like swollen crap, imo.
Wouldn't want it any other way. Love me some PB anytime.
IMO, that post was not helpful, amusing, and didn't contribute to this thread constructively at all.
Oh yeah? Why?
Come on, man, do you really to ask?
Just an opinion.
I seldom do this...I make it a "policy" not to, in fact...but pB is right.
With no reference to maker, they look "rough" and country. To my eyes, any "harmony" or refinement has long since gone begging.
That's my opinion--an "informed" opinion, of course, with some basis in experience and knowing what's possible...but also with a large dose of personal aesthetics. That said, SF is about "style"--the superficial versus substance...and opinion is the reason for its existence.
Mind you some "opinion" is just parroted affectation, but not a reason for a "throw down," surely?
It was a simple argument to the statement that they were "timeless". I don't think they are timeless at all.
'Timeless' is a myth anyways.
Some styles obviously have longer expiry dates than others.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I just don't think there was any point in making the negative comment. I realize I bear some responsibility to bothering to reply to the inane watch comment in the first place; I was just trying to lighten things up with a joke, especially because this is how I was greeted just a few days ago:
Anyway, I'm not gonna let it ruin my Friday, and hope y'all can resume and enjoy yours.
I'll admit, I was being a jerk a few days ago. I could have just told you that your comment was ill-informed.
DW, I don't think pB's statement was "right". It was a disparaging comment, and that was what I took umbrage with. I personally am also not fond of that piece of footwear but "timeless" is really quite subjective, isn't it? I don't think there was anything wrong with that statement, it was just his subjective view on that shoe.
What I take issue with is when people are needlessly rude or critical to others when there is no constructive reason or value for it.
Anyway, peace and a good weekend to all, even pB.
No worries. Don't take it personally--it wasn't meant personally even if I did use your remarks as a jumping off point.
That said, I see so much ego-stroking, school-girl nattering here--"Those are beautiful!" "I'm drooling now!" "Great shoes!", etc., yada yada yada, that it all runs together into meaninglessness.
Sure, it's affirmation but it's like sugar without salt. If positive, flattering, critiques are valid/welcome, surely negative ones are equally so...and maybe even necessary, ever now and again, just to keep us all honest.
Beyond that I like pB-- from what I've seen he's nothing if not genuine...a rarity in a world that is too full of poseurs and pretenders.
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