Kirby Allison appreciation thread

He really is an amusing character, and probably the ideal bespoke customer/paying gun on a shoot: apparently a pleasant enough individual, the right amount of cluelessness and the general befuddlement of an American observing native Britain and finding out that it's not quite as imagined.
I appreciate him.
 
Yep, all that hoorar and bespoke preparation over 12 episodes, and he ends up shooting a gun on the top of a hill with blokes in gum boots. :lol Kirbs was the only one in a coat and proper shoes too. Wasn't a big regal affair at all, just really ordinary actually.
 
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There certainly are shoots and driven hunts in the UK and on the continent where coat and tie are required and where you are expected to wear a dinner jacket and trousers in the evening, but these are events where you are invited (most probably by former or current nobility), and they are most certainly something you cannot buy.


Kirby's day on the other hand was most likely booked via gunsonpegs or some other agency., which is perfectly fine, but you're not going to find yourself shooting with a Duke on his estate that way.
 
There certainly are shoots and driven hunts in the UK and on the continent where coat and tie are required and where you are expected to wear a dinner jacket and trousers in the evening, but these are events where you are invited (most probably by former or current nobility), and they are most certainly something you cannot buy.


Kirby's day on the other hand was most likely booked via gunsonpegs or some other agency., which is perfectly fine, but you're not going to find yourself shooting with a Duke on his estate that way.

These were my thoughts too. Kirby doesn't know the right type of people or go to the right `club', so he has done a gunsonpegs version of the shooting weekend - which means shooting a few birds coming over the trees up on the hill with the village below (no big private estate). He gets bespoke made for it, but the event just doesn't hit the mark. And like you said; later should be dinner suits with roasted wild game served at the aristocrats estate with the finest drinks while mingling with important folk of Scottish society. But Kirby can't break into that group because Kirby is a newcomer and doesn't know how it all works (he is an outsider, and always will be). After the shoot, Kirby probably had some drinks while talking to the locals and went back to the hotel for bed.

Kirby is dressed for the occasion, but he and his cameras are kept well and truly out of the real goings on of the society events. I think Kirby may have had ideas about a fancy event with important people, but no, it isn't that easy. You can buy your way into some clubs and buy nice clothes and speak to artisans, but it is difficult to break into certain social circles, so Kirby chooses a poor substitute to cater to an idea of grandeur.
 
These were my thoughts too. Kirby doesn't know the right type of people or go to the right `club', so he has done a gunsonpegs version of the shooting weekend - which means shooting a few birds coming over the trees up on the hill with the village below (no big private estate). He gets bespoke made for it, but the event just doesn't hit the mark. And like you said; later should be dinner suits with roasted wild game served at the aristocrats estate with the finest drinks while mingling with important folk of Scottish society. But Kirby can't break into that group because Kirby is a newcomer and doesn't know how it all works (he is an outsider, and always will be). After the shoot, Kirby probably had some drinks while talking to the locals and went back to the hotel for bed.

Kirby is dressed for the occasion, but he and his cameras are kept well and truly out of the real goings on of the society events. I think Kirby may have had ideas about a fancy event with important people, but no, it isn't that easy. You can buy your way into some clubs and buy nice clothes and speak to artisans, but it is difficult to break into certain social circles, so Kirby chooses a poor substitute to cater to an idea of grandeur.
Pretty much nailed it there.
I don’t know this for a fact but I’d expect that it’s possible to pay for a ‘Downton Abbey’ experience and his money would have been better spent there where he could have been more at home in his cosplay outfits pretending to be the Duke of Earl and shooting birds for fun.
 
mate, you're not familiar with this shit. nobody does cosplay on a real shooting. most of the gear is bespoke but well worn or so. do your homework carefully. it amazes me really, how you can make such useless and stupid assumptions, wow. get a room, please.
I have you on ignore so I see nothing that you post. I do see moderation reports when you complain. I also see that management has told you to shut the fuck up and stop whining about the past and to stop being a cunt in the present. But you can't deal with the fact that you are the biggest whiny cunt around DW since Pimptard left and you have to continue whining about the Euros savaging you several years ago in the past. They are not here but you still are, yet you whine about them, which is the definition of a cunt lacking the perception of time.

As for me not being man enough to call you out directly, I already have but you want more. So OK, here it is:

You are a whiny, cunt-grifter on any social media platform you frequent, not just DW.

it was a toss-up regarding who was the most irritating cunt on DW, you or the late Pimpernel. For the longest time It was Pimps. But since he is gone and you are not, congratulations, you are now the biggest and whiniest cunt left on DW.

Now you go back on ignore and I won’t notice you until you cry to moderation again. That will be shortly, no doubt.
 
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... until you cry to moderation again. That will be shortly, no doubt.
sorry to say, I have no idea about the pimps thing. why should I, seriously?

you as ad mod, can quote my deleted comment on shooey about kirby and stuff, right? pls, tell me what's inappropriate, if you can or being able to.

fwiw, I never cried for moderation. you guys got on me and I just asked for the reasoning, nothing else. never got an appropriate answer. done.

actually, dw is not a heart affair of mine, just thought it could be fun to point out some i-gent stuff, alright, I was wrong, nvm.

sit in your cunt sauce, many thanks
 
I have you on ignore so I see nothing that you post.
so this just for the crowd. mr. anton zeilinger is part of my high profile community, noble prize in physics 2022, I guess, you have an good answer to that.
 
sorry to say, I have no idea about the pimps thing. why should I, seriously?

you as ad mod, can quote my deleted comment on shooey about kirby and stuff, right? pls, tell me what's inappropriate, if you can or being able to.

fwiw, I never cried for moderation. you guys got on me and I just asked for the reasoning, nothing else. never got an appropriate answer. done.

actually, dw is not a heart affair of mine, just thought it could be fun to point out some i-gent stuff, alright, I was wrong, nvm.

sit in your cunt sauce, many thanks
I recommend doghouse doghouse doing a fact check. he is not so hot headed and known for his expertise, agreed?
 
so this just for the crowd. mr. anton zeilinger is part of my high profile community, noble prize in physics 2022, I guess, you have an good answer to that.
My response is you are a whiny cunt. I am merely responding to your provocation. Ask your Nobel physicist to fix your whiny sour cunt, grifter ways.

I did not delete whatever you wrote and don’t care. I do have this though. Horses for courses, YMMV.

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you as ad mod, can quote my deleted comment on shooey about kirby and stuff, right? pls, tell me what's inappropriate, if you can or being able to.
i deleted it because you were, for absolutely no reason, being a complete and total stupid fucking cocksucker to shooey. well i suppose there is a reason and its because that is what you are, what you've been, and seemingly what you'll always be.
 
A really enjoyable video from Kirby. The first few minutes of the video is very clever when introducing Max. He and Max Foulkes visit a London thrift shop and the stuff they find is incredible. Sulka dressing gowns, stunning John Lobb bespoke alligator loafers unworn, top hats etc.
 
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Despite being morally opposed to hunting myself, I quite liked the series on the shoot in Scotland. There's a noticeable step up in production values, which has carried over to other recent videos as well.

What kills me is the tie penor. In every video, he wears the back blade of his neckties a good 2-3 inches lower than the front blade, extending well below the trouser waistline. It looks completely ridiculous and affected. I don't know if he's going after some perceived sprezzatura bullshit or what, but someone needs to tell him that it's distracting.

That, and he's still a poor conversationalist with a very limited vocabulary. He throws out his canned superlatives about craftsmanship and heritage at the beginning, which is then followed by some awkward glances and an attempt by his interlocutor to start blathering on about his wares to fill time, with Kirby nodding along.
 
Despite being morally opposed to hunting myself, I quite liked the series on the shoot in Scotland. There's a noticeable step up in production values, which has carried over to other recent videos as well.

Yes, Kirby is really doing things at a high level now. He travels the world and makes great production videos showing people famous clothing/shoe places they always wanted to see. Respect for what he is trying to do. No-one does what he does. He films many of the famous makers, they all know him now. He is quickly becoming a famous menswear identity; he already has over 500,000 subscribers (huge for menswear) and his videos generate massive views after only a few days. Most menswear videos only generate 2,000 views or less.



Would be great if he filmed at Silvano Lattanzi, but it seems like Lattanzi brushes all these folks off. One of the only makers where shoegazing and Hugo were unable to penetrate. Lattanzi is a huge name, and it seems like he doesn't have time for any of these people. Lattanzi has this distinct group of customers and he doesn't need sticky noses asking pesky questions. Lattanzi loves the $$$$$ and he knows internet videos are not going to bring him customers. He is above all of that.
 
I really don't understand how people can watch those endless Kirby videos. I like shoes and everything, but I tried to watch different parts of the Carmina visit above and he makes the most interesting things unbearable to watch imho
 
I really don't understand how people can watch those endless Kirby videos. I like shoes and everything, but I tried to watch different parts of the Carmina visit above and he makes the most interesting things unbearable to watch imho

Wasn't his best video. Lots of "o.k" "o.k" "o.k". It was quite awkward.

Videos worth watching are:
- dominic casey (always good)
- gaziano & girling with Tony Gaziano doing bespoke
- thomas mahon chat
- that thrift shop video above
 
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Pretty much nailed it there.
I don’t know this for a fact but I’d expect that it’s possible to pay for a ‘Downton Abbey’ experience and his money would have been better spent there where he could have been more at home in his cosplay outfits pretending to be the Duke of Earl and shooting birds for fun.
Look Grand Potentate Grand Potentate , another installment of the shoot.

I quickly had a look at the 12th installment of the `estate shoot', and it is indeed dress ups and pretending to be a Duke or Earl. All of the people at the shoot were normal everyday working men, or more specifically, men who were in the clothing industry who work for a living. No Dukes or people with big estates. Just normal guys trying to be like Dukes by shooting guns, eating pheasant and sitting by a big fire at some estate rented out. No nice big chesterfield couches or deer heads hanging on the walls, just average chairs in an average nice rented room with no wood oak paneling. A tiled floor too.
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More about the shoot.

A shoot for the regular joes. Nothing fancy here, just blokes getting together in baseball caps and cargo pants to shoot their guns.

The estate can't be too exclusive, the globalist wind turbines are close by in the background. Obviously it is just a business catering to everyday folk.
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Kirby does have a few good ones coming up including Berluti bespoke.
 
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So Kirby is spending a smaller fortune it looks like installing a massive, industrial-scale air filtration unit into his new home, just to smoke some cigars indoors. Isn't he living in Texas? Can't he just step outdoor and get some real fresh air when he puffs his cancer stick? For me, this is next-level ridiculousness

 
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going outside for the rest of one's life would be a nuisance, especially if they smoke cigars, so l can understand why Kirby would go to all this trouble. He wants to be comfortable and avoid the heat outside in summer and the cool weather at night. It seams like overkill, but l do understand where he is coming from. I just hope he has a great leather chesterfield stuffed with horse hair to sit on while smoking.
 
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So Kirby is spending a smaller fortune it looks like installing a massive, industrial-scale air filtration unit into his new home, just to smoke some cigars indoors. Isn't he living in Texas? Can't he just step outdoor and get some real fresh air when he puffs his cancer stick? For me, this is next-level ridiculousness


I almost had a stroke when he said he was considering a $40k 3ton HVAC unit and that was WITHOUT installation.

Jesus he’s ripping out sheet rock just to put in solid ducting to run it to his $15k air scrubber unit? This is literally insane.
 
Here it is guys, the big one we have all been waiting for. Gotta give Kirby credit for doing this...he takes us to places many of us will never get the chance to visit. I am expecting it to be Kirby's greatest video. Along with Lattanzi, these are my dream shoemaker...both are dreams of mine for almost 20 years. Berluti bespoke quoted me $14,000 for a pair of calfskin derby, so sadly l declined, but it hurts like crazy not to own a couple of pairs.

 
I almost had a stroke when he said he was considering a $40k 3ton HVAC unit and that was WITHOUT installation.

Jesus he’s ripping out sheet rock just to put in solid ducting to run it to his $15k air scrubber unit? This is literally insane.
Best thing is this is not even going to work, everything is still going to smell like cold ash. Yes it will be better than no filters, but his wife is still going to hate it

e. Can‘t wait for him to cover the plywood with styrofoam going to be a top notch mcmansion!
 
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Kirby buys the cigar bloke a bespoke suit, and l think it couldn't happen to a nicer bloke. I really like the cigar bloke, he gives off a really nice vibe.


It's a pity Kirby had to broadcast his generous gift to the world. It would have been really good if he did it quietly without anyone else knowing, that would have been really honourable. So many want to broadcast their good deeds to the world, and it is a pity.

If l was making the video l would have made it about the cigar man getting a bespoke suit, but l wouldn't mention that it was a gift. OR, l would say someone organised the suit as a gift for the cigar man and wanted to remain anonymous.
 

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