I was actually just kidding. I do not think there are some people worthy of body coats, and spme who are not. If one of these people on the picture came to me and ask for a body coat, i'd delighted to make one for them... (well, not now, I don't have skills yet enough for body coats, but when I'm ready, it will be a pleasure).
It's just that I hope there is a place for this kind of garment outside of this specific market niche. I do not consider bodycoats to be exotica, and I do not want them being reduced to this status.
"One of us!...one of..."
I think we are of similar mind on this with the exception that I, personally, do not consider exotica to be a reduction of status par se and would be perfectly happy if these garments could exist again in any (respectable) niche, no matter how small. Better a small corner of contemporary reality than the dustbin of history, no?
P.S. N- I wasn't accusing you of holding any sort of exclusionary opinon, quite the opposite. I'm not sure if this came off in my post or not.
What I meant was to credit you with raising the issue greggor had made elsewhere - that there is a lack of outreach towards a potential market.
Edited by I.Brackley, 23 September 2010 - 07:35 AM.
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