I don't like a lot of the crap you guys do and I don't actually follow any of the trends here, but I think that's because I can't afford it. Though I did just buy some OTC socks because people rave about them here. I'm not sure I would have just bought them on my own.
I like SF for new ideas and to see what something would look like before I commit to purchasing something like it. I don't think it's a groupthink way of doing things. I do feel that there are people on here who tailor their style to be more acceptable by SF'ers. I often become bewildered by the rounds of applause in the SW&J WAYWN thread, where I just don't get some of the nut busting. I'm like "great, another pair of slim jeans and slightly unusual jacket. Wow, amazing stuff... (sarcasm)" while others are jumping head over heels in amazement. There's less of that on this forum. For me SF has been more of an eye opening experience in terms of what I like to wear now vs. what I liked wearing only a year or two ago. I would have been all over the SW&J forum a year or two ago, and I think that's where I headed when I joined, but the MC forum caught my eye quite a bit more and I have since began restructuring my wardrobe accordingly. Depending on how you look at it, it's either total groupthink or just a revelation.
but you were recently soliciting advice for igent pants. That is a step down the road to groupthink.
Yeah but that's because I possibly want a new pair of slim fit slacks and want to know what's out there in the non-designer realm. The IGent part was to say: don't suggest TB or Raf Simons, I know these guys.