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Sounds less boring than "made by." And really, don't we all want our precious little writers to be "fashioned" in an exquisite, gentle, and magical fashion by the fairies at the Pen Fashioning Castle in Pen Wonderland??? :cloud9:

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"fashioned in precious resin" sounds more pretentious than "made in plastic", it's that simple.

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What puzzles me is the application of the term to men pens. It'd sound better with "bench made" used by English shoemakers or "engineered by" used by watch companies, just something that suggests a hardened philosophy of manufacturing. "Fashioned by" gives me the image of this guy nibbing my pens with his saliva for QC. :roflmho:

 

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What puzzles me is the application of the term to men pens. It'd sound better with "bench made" used by English shoemakers or "engineered by" used by watch companies, just something that suggests a hardened philosophy of manufacturing. "Fashioned by" gives me the image of this guy nibbing my pens with his saliva for QC. :roflmho:

 

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I think the image of Karl Lagerfeld assembling anyone's pens would scare them.

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What puzzles me is the application of the term to men pens. It'd sound better with "bench made" used by English shoemakers or "engineered by" used by watch companies, just something that suggests a hardened philosophy of manufacturing. "Fashioned by" gives me the image of this guy nibbing my pens with his saliva for QC. :roflmho:

 

http://stylesingapore.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/karl-lagerfeld.jpg

 

I think the image of Karl Lagerfeld assembling anyone's pens would scare them.

 

 

Well, see the picture and now there is a name, but it still means nothing. Wiki says the person is some fashion designer and I imagine that is significant to some people.

 

Somehow that always seemed as silly as a Bill Blass cars.

 

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What puzzles me is the application of the term to men pens. It'd sound better with "bench made" used by English shoemakers or "engineered by" used by watch companies, just something that suggests a hardened philosophy of manufacturing. "Fashioned by" gives me the image of this guy nibbing my pens with his saliva for QC. :roflmho:

 

 

 

I think the image of Karl Lagerfeld assembling anyone's pens would scare them.

 

 

Well, see the picture and now there is a name, but it still means nothing. Wiki says the person is some fashion designer and I imagine that is significant to some people.

 

Somehow that always seemed as silly as a Bill Blass cars.

 

He's considered to be one of the most influential ever but his designs are usually not my kind of style. But, if he went to work for Montegrappa I'd have to switch allegiances to Visconti.

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"Fashioned by" makes me think of a guy in a leather apron and knee-breeches, whittling nibs out of hornbeam (...bracing a pen against a bench dog and smoothing the barrel with a spokeshave, etc.).

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fashion verb

fash·ioned

fash·ion·ing

transitive verb

 

1a : to give shape or form to : mold

b : alter, transform

c : to mold into a particular character by influencing or training

d : to make or construct usually with the use of imagination and ingenuity <fashion a lamp from an old churn>

 

2: fit, adapt

 

3 obsolete : contrive

 

1a and d both sound about right to me. I don't see "fashion" used much as a verb these days, though.

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maybe they are trying to make pens more feminine? cause thats what it makes me feel. engineered by sounds more masculine....

and also, the former is more delicate, even though watches are more likely delicate than pens, with those tiny gears and weights - lets face it, pen enthusiasts can fix nibs, but who heard of anyone fixing their watch gears? and pens dont break if you drop it. (hopefully)

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"fashioned in precious resin" sounds more pretentious than "made in plastic", it's that simple.

 

This. Fashioned means made, it's not a metaphor and it has nothing to do with clothes, it just sounds fancy.

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