No thanks! It isn't a constructive conversation. I'd rather not know. Time to move on.
"fedacct, I'm sorry if I offended you. The Trad forum here is a pretty close, genial community, and I hope you stick around, get to know us, and contribute. Experience here indicates that when folks show up and their first post is to flame a retailer, they usually aren't interested in becoming a part of this community on its own terms, and often are never heard from again. If that's not you, I apologize for making the assumption. Sometimes we get over-zealous in trying to keep this forum a conversation among e-friends rather than a Yelp-style bulletin board for people to make drive-by assaults on whoever they aren't happy with.
I was also trying to offer an alternative way of looking at the situation. Going by what Taliesin said, I may have been wrong about that too, and I'm happy to admit it.
If you do stick around, you'll see soon that bashing and defending Brooks Brothers may be the most popular intramural sport we have. Just make an effort to enroll and learn the culture before you join up on either side. ;-)
Again, if I overstepped myself, I apologize."
BTW, congratulations. You made it onto my ignore list.
(Eagle2250, take heed for what? Why are you editing my post? So, he is allowed to insult me, but I'm not allowed to defend myself? Why aren't you editing his posts? His comment was condescending, unnecessary, and untactful. I didn't do anything to this guy, but yet he tries to pick a fight. Explain please....why the favoritism?)