Thursday, December 17, 2009
Why Does Christian Chensvold at Ivy Style Hate Me?
From the earliest days of the blog called Ivy Style, its author Christian Chensvold has poked fun and criticized me! He mocked my wearing of saddle shoes, and eliminated me from the Ivy fold for having clothing that is too new. He makes comments like WASP 101 is a class I take, and could never teach. These statements and actions bring me to the classic question of why?
Personally, I don't care if he or anyone likes me for that matter and I am a pro at being an arrogant prick. However, I think Christian my be able to say the words "checkmate" in the arrogant category. Heck, I even rated his blog as one of my top five favorites just to extend an olive branch, and why I did that I do not have a clue. But honestly, what is so great about Ivy Style? It is basically just a lot of LIFE photos, and yes, he uses his fashion connections to bring the likes of J Press and Bruce Boyer on board for interviews. But what amuses me is the fact that he is critical of my clothing, but he never shows us any of his. It is like the anonymous comments that I occasionally allow out of the vault; they hate but they never demonstrate.
Perhaps it is my lack of mastery of the English language, which in addition truly seems to offend some of my haters. Sure, I know I am not a great writer but I admit it. I spent far too much time staring at my female classmate's bosoms rather than listening to lectures on conjugation. However, that being said, I am far from being the worst writer in the world and heck, I scored a perfect 4 on the writing test in high school. But what I am good at is understanding people, and creating public relations ideas. Do I write scripts, yes, but I have editors to make clean ups. I understand politics and have helped many Republicans get elected over the years, though I still will never refer to myself as a political consultant. And yes, I understand classic style and what is great about style is not being afraid to make mistakes. I have no fear of mixing patterns, and I think I do it well.
So Christian, what is it you hate? Do you think there is not enough room for two Ivy/WASP bloggers. Are you afraid you can't compete with my 2,000 or so readers a day? I truly don't understand, and curiosity is all that provokes this post. I love Oxford Cloth Button Downs and 3/2 Sack Suits just as much as you. I enjoy an occasional pipe smoke........What is it, that is the question?