Thursday, September 8, 2016

Yes, Ralph

This sign is on the fence around Ralph Lauren's 17,000 acre ranch a few miles outside Ridgway, Colorado. Evidently, some locals are not impressed.

Ranchers shake their heads over the way the fence (miles and miles of it) is built. Livestock tend to lean and rub against fences. With the rails on the outside, it's easier for cattle to push them off the vertical posts. But Lauren liked the look of the rails on the outside. Because he's a designer, not a rancher.

Ralph has some gigantic teepees on his ranch for selected guests. Naturally they're decorated just so. However there's so much decor going on that there's almost nowhere for guest to put their luggage. The nightstand has stuff on it. The side table has stuff on it and under it. The coffee table has stuff on it. The trunk has stuff on it. The headboard and footboard have stuff on them. All looking great, but totally impractical. Because he's a designer, not a hotelier.

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  1. So true, he's a designer not a rancher, he's a designer not a hotelier, but.... he has so much $$$$$$$$ he can make a fool of himself & is OK, LOL.

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    1. Who says he's making a fool out of himself? We're all on our own path. While I've never purchased anything in his line, his particular talent has allowed him to purchase land in a gorgeous location; something I wish I could do. Course, I'd open it to dispersed camping :)

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  2. Actually he has so much money because we have been the ones making fools of ourselves by tripping all over each other to buy his crap.

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    1. So true, advertisement is powerful, many buy looking at the label , NO me, I buy genetics & used clothes in fair shape. If brand-names expect to become rich from me, they sh.... out of luck !!

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  3. And once again,jealousy rears it's ugly head.

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  4. Ralph Lauren is my favorite designer.He makes quality merchandise made to last.Look for his items at thrift and consignment shops if you can't/don't want to pay retail.

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  6. Brave who drink too much before bedtime wake up in tea pee.

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