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Started 1354882190.52 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1355503268.543 by HappyVal
I'm baffled by what I just heard on "Fashionably Early"! A purse color was "tony gray" and no one knew what that meant! Neither the hosts nor the Travelon vendor (her own product) ever heard of the word "tony"? In the fashion industry? One asked "who Tony was!!" This is my first negative post ever, and I know I'm being petty, but I grew up in a South Louisiana swamp and even I know what tony means! LOL!

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briiii1354882314.886305 PostsRegistered 2/18/2010Chicago

I don't know what it means. I've never heard of tony gray.

*sigh*

UpTooEarly1354883113.813853 PostsRegistered 1/18/2011

from Mirriam Webster:

marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style

jackthebear1354884399.735871 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 12/7/2012 PetDoc said: I'm baffled by what I just heard on "Fashionably Early"! A purse color was "tony gray" and no one knew what that meant! Neither the hosts nor the Travelon vendor (her own product) ever heard of the word "tony"? In the fashion industry? One asked "who Tony was!!" This is my first negative post ever, and I know I'm being petty, but I grew up in a South Louisiana swamp and even I know what tony means! LOL!

It is OK not to know, but I think this points out that these people go on air with no preparation.

I think is it rather sad

Puppy Lips1354886599.751478 PostsRegistered 11/19/2009

I have never heard the term "tony gray" either. The vendor should have known why her product was called "tony gray" for heaven's sake! Then she could have taught the viewing audience something new. I like it when I actually learn something while watching QVC. Isaac Mizrahi and the other designer -- can't think of his name, the one who teaches at a design school -- I often learn something interesting from them.

circles1354921453.21717555 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

A Travelon bag considered Aristocratic...High Toned manner or Style???? I have yet to see a Travelon bag I would ever call Aristocratic....I never heard of tony gray either....

circles1354921524.7117555 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.
On 12/7/2012 Puppy Lips said:

I have never heard the term "tony gray" either. The vendor should have known why her product was called "tony gray" for heaven's sake! Then she could have taught the viewing audience something new. I like it when I actually learn something while watching QVC. Isaac Mizrahi and the other designer -- can't think of his name, the one who teaches at a design school -- I often learn something interesting from them.

Puppy....your thinking of George Simonton....

JustJazzmom1354921597.8728099 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

Tony here also means the award given to Broadway plays.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Troop_Angel1354921854.1935424 PostsRegistered 4/22/2006

lol! I missed that. Do you think they were saying "pony gray"?


jonbon1354928681.2171741 PostsRegistered 6/23/2006

I've usually heard the word "tony" used to describe a neighborhood. But, yes, I did know what it meant.

baby burns1354935133.138793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

i feel like the lady selling the bag, should have known what tony greay was, not doing your job as a vendor! not that i really care either!

BurbankKate1354937367.816188 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007Home of: Disney Studios,W. Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon network, media capital of the world

Tawny Gray perhahps?

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Tawny Gray color by Carrie_L_Hale. ... Comments. 14. Views. About This Color. By Carrie_L_Hale. Aug 23, 2011. 14 COLOURlovers viewed this page and think ...

your guess is as good as mine.....

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honeycat1354937952.8273779 PostsRegistered 8/12/2009
On 12/7/2012 jonbon said:

I've usually heard the word "tony" used to describe a neighborhood. But, yes, I did know what it meant.


Same here...would not really associate that adjective with a purse (especiallya Travelon {#emotions_dlg.lol})

honeycat1354937953.883779 PostsRegistered 8/12/2009
On 12/7/2012 jonbon said:

I've usually heard the word "tony" used to describe a neighborhood. But, yes, I did know what it meant.


Same here...would not really associate that adjective with a purse (especially a Travelon {#emotions_dlg.lol})

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Cleo1231355023544.15270 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008Texas

Is that something like "Shades of Grey?" {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

running sh­elby1355291098.091954 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

I have never heard the adjective "tony" used to describe a color. "highbrow gray" that makes no more sense than "tony gray"

Crisso1355293497.6171511 PostsRegistered 1/25/2009

Do you know what is worse than vendors not knowing enough about their products? Posters who do not read the previous posts!! The answer was given at post #2 and only a few posts later people were still speculating... It's not like it is a long post. Geez, ladies.

KathyPet1355342603.1678212 PostsRegistered 1/25/2006Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

I have never heard this term before.


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tototwo1355344790.3032597 PostsRegistered 2/8/2008Great Plains

"Tony" is a very common term around here -- as is a "pork chop" pocket. Probably regional.

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LipstickDi­va1355346101.82738624 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio
On 12/7/2012 UpTooEarly said:

from Mirriam Webster:

marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style

If this is the definition, it makes no sense to me to refer to a color as "tony" gray.

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coco141355346958.561108 PostsRegistered 6/19/2010

"tony" generally means high end, or classy -

Brinklii1355347294.52310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

I'm betting the word is supposed to be "tawny gray." Who knows though?

Edit: I think I saw the purse in question. It was listed as toney gray. Looked to me like it was just different tones of gray. {#emotions_dlg.blink} Didn't exactly look aristocratic.

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baby burns1355372318.628793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

CLEO 123, you gave me, my laugh for the day. do you think no one else caught the joke? i guess they do not read alot!

KatCat11355439662.9817143 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Never heard the expression. Why say it if you don't know what it is especially on live tv?

HappyVal1355503268.543644 PostsRegistered 6/9/2011

Yes, I am familiar with the word, but it is odd that it was used in a description for a purse color, especially since it seems many viewers are NOT familiar with its use.

I also agree that IM and GS are great educators and I often learn something about fabrics, garments, construction, etc. when watching them. But that is part of the difference between a designer and a "vendor".

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