Hard to believe I know butJune 12, 2014 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself21 CommentsI actually smartened myself up for this event. For example, that shirt had been ironed within living memory, my hair had actually been brushed once that day. Doesn’t seem to make much difference really. previousRitchie doesn’t like these suggestionsnextSurprise! 21 thoughts on “Hard to believe I know but” Leo King June 12, 2014 at 8:12 am Obviously the Cuff Links, très chic John Galt June 12, 2014 at 8:17 am Well, I think you captured the befuddled eccentric / liberal studies teacher look brilliantly Tim. Next time though, try a battered tweed jacket with leather elbow pads sown on for that added frisson. 🙂 bilbaoboy June 12, 2014 at 8:21 am and you forgot to leave your flies undone!!!! davidseven June 12, 2014 at 8:23 am An illusion shattered. I imagined you had to don the Georgian wig, frock coat, stockings and buckled shoes to speak to the multitude. nautical nick June 12, 2014 at 8:45 am Speaking as one who was there, it was a great success. It was also a great pleasure to meet you, Tim! Keep up the good work! Clarissa June 12, 2014 at 8:51 am I’d intended to be there but sadly things conspired against me to ensure that I missed it. Hopefully next time. Richard Allan June 12, 2014 at 9:21 am Good to see you Tim, thanks for the talk! BraveFart June 12, 2014 at 9:24 am Beards and cuff links or cuff links and jeans together are a fashion faux pas. Otherwise I do admire the dragged myself through a hedge backwards to get here to speak look john miller June 12, 2014 at 9:39 am Oh my god! You’re THAT Tim Worstall! Tim Worstall June 12, 2014 at 9:41 am Yes, the other one is a sysadmin somewhere in California and I’m not that one. Jamie June 12, 2014 at 10:04 am Does Jeremy Clarkson know you raid his wardrobe? Andrew M June 12, 2014 at 10:04 am Pleasure to have met you, and thanks for the book! You’ll have to update your profile photo here and on Forbes – I didn’t recognise you with just the one chin. Squander Two June 12, 2014 at 10:48 am Great to finally meet you, Tim. And Andrew M, Rubadub, and In Actual Fact. I will try to be slightly less rude to you all now you’ve seen my face. Steve June 12, 2014 at 10:57 am Lookin good Tim. You look younger than in your Forbes photo. dearieme June 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm Gentlemen don’t wear brown shoes in town. John Galt June 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm @Dearieme: If you’re going to quote, please quote it all. Men of renown never wear brown in town. Kevin B June 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm So, confirmation that Tim is in fact the raw materials oligasch refered to in this Telegraph column. For all I know there may be some subtle semaphore of one-upmanship among the global financial elite about how many buttons you leave undone – maybe a cautious unfastened collar button speaks of the lower rungs of big-shotdom; two buttons, of a more self-confident sense of pantomime plutocracy that hovers at about the level of television’s Dragon’s Den; three open buttons probably means that you are a raw materials oligarch; and open to the navel, you are so rich that you have more planes and yachts than you do Hermès ties. Runcie Balspune June 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm raw materials oligarch Tim told us the worldwide supply could fit in the back of a van. And a big white van needs a driver. Ghostrifle June 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm Very smart, like the hat. Who is the scruffy guy in jeans to your right? ( Yes I’m going now) john malpas June 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm I thought you would be taller. john77 June 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm Had to miss it because I was committed to a race (part of a series organised by my trainer and her husband). Frankly, I should not have recognised you from the previous photoshots (beardless but fatter). Please could you update you online photos? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.