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post #108856 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

I really like the way that Suspension Point does pre-orders - if there's an item I want, I'd much rather reserve it at a fair price (20-25% below retail) than waiting for sale season. This benefits me as a consumer and it also lets me support stores I like rather than playing "OK, who has it in stock for 85% off click click click." And this completely subjective, but I feel more attachment to an item I make a deliberate effort to pre-order rather than something I see in a store on a whim, leading to a lot less junk in my closet. It also presents an opportunity to get something that a store might not pick up, like this black hoodcoat.

I realize that brands might be operating on a different schedule and there are sometimes gaps between samples and production, so I don't know how sustainable this model is, but I'd love to see it carry on in the future. Knowing what brands might be offering pre-orders and the window to place an order well in advance would certainly help plan purchases

You'd only see something like this happening for Western retail priced markets.
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I've actually been thinking a lot about the "megathread" format that this forum and many others — including myself — have ended up falling into. I don't think it really happened intentionally, just organically over time, but I do think it stifles discussion and it's something I'm wondering how to address.

Anyway, I will find a way to make sure that anyone who's interested in Japanese pre-orders can be notified.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Or the latest one: where can I get underwear to make my dick look small (real thread).

am I the only one who went looking for this thread....
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post


am I the only one who went looking for this thread....


http://www.styleforum.net/t/478972/crotch-slimmng-cotton-boxer-briefs

post #108860 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Benjaminba View Post

Can't seem to find any leather slip-ons with a decent sole. Don't like the paper thin leather soles. Something like the pairs below. Any recommendations? Preferably around $200. Guidi makes some super nice ones, but they're too expensive frown.gif




Moto makes a very solid slip-on. My wife just picked up a pair and loves them

http://www.motostyle.jp/moto/mens-shoes/1642/1642.html
post #108861 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Benjaminba View Post

Can't seem to find any leather slip-ons with a decent sole. Don't like the paper thin leather soles. Something like the pairs below. Any recommendations? Preferably around $200. Guidi makes some super nice ones, but they're too expensive frown.gif

These don't have a stacked leather heel, but if you're looking for something more like espadrilles, they could work. Sabah shoes:

http://www.sabah.am/

post #108862 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

please take a picture of yourself in front of Angelic Pretty
That would send all kinds of wrong messages to my kids o_O
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

Maas & Stacks is a cool shop.

also:
Unionmade
Self Edge
MAC

SF meet up with Zissou ?
Ah, right, I forgot about Unionmade, one of my favorite shops. Will check Maas&Stacks, too. I will see what I can do about meeting up, but I can't make any promises. It's the one week out of the summer that it seems we all are able to take a family trip.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I want to see Zissou in Archive drapey ninja'd out.

MAC is nice (their main location), Unionmade is probably your speed. There's of course DH, MMM, SLP etc. boutiques too.
Archive it is! wink.gif
post #108863 of 109053
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Originally Posted by MickeyPunch View Post

OK I'm a bit drunk so not a random fashion thought but a random thought in general. I've been working for over 4 years for a british company. First year and a half in the main office in London but now I work remotely and I only go there once per year or so. I'm flying on Sunday to London for a week and scared as if it was my first day in school, even though I already know most of my coworkers. The reason: the language.

I think I can write and speak (at least basic) English, enough to get my work done (IT). Internet has helped a lot with that. But understanding what others say is a completely different beast. If I watch a BBC newscast I will understand 99% of what they say, I guess it's the closest to the (posh?) English we're taught at school. But even with movies I struggle without subtitles, and god forbid someone with a strong accent (my new boss) or who speaks very fast talk to me.

Some people find it easy to learn a second language (as an adult, as a kid doesn't count), but I find it so hard.

BBC English definitely isn't posh English, it's a very neutral accent.

I don't think you have anything to really worry about, one of the best things about London is just how massively diverse it is. You might have some small problems understanding a few people at first, but it won't last long and most are very understanding.

Your written English is better than that of a lot of native speakers I know.

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I've actually been thinking a lot about the "megathread" format that this forum and many others — including myself — have ended up falling into. I don't think it really happened intentionally, just organically over time, but I do think it stifles discussion and it's something I'm wondering how to address.

Anyway, I will find a way to make sure that anyone who's interested in Japanese pre-orders can be notified.

It's not really an issue Reddit has, as threads have a very limited lifespan due to the way they are presented.

That does come with different problems though, like the exact same topics and questions coming up on a very frequent basis.
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
 

yeah I just scan the SW&D main page and open whatever looks interesting -- or in LA GUy parlance... mingle in the bar. I don't even know what a subscription does/is. 

This, and responding to the Styleforum Batsign notifications, is what I do.  We have subscriptions, but I've never used them.  Seems so programmed (at least to me).  I lie to wander around and find out new stuff.  That's how I learn.

post #108865 of 109053
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I've actually been thinking a lot about the "megathread" format that this forum and many others — including myself — have ended up falling into. I don't think it really happened intentionally, just organically over time, but I do think it stifles discussion and it's something I'm wondering how to address.

Anyway, I will find a way to make sure that anyone who's interested in Japanese pre-orders can be notified.

This happens in nearly all mature, large, forums.  I should probably go in with the mods and pull some of the less focused megathreads (like this one) apart, so that people can discuss more about how the site works, or food, or whatever it is that we discuss here for a few days, and then move on to the next thing.  The issue is not that the megathreads are bad in and of themselves, it's that it is nearly impossible to pick up a conversation once the larger group has moved onto something else.

 

Er.. you can form groups in this place.  I'll try to give you some instructions on how to do that, Brad.  I think that PMs can also reach a really large number of people.

 

Also, if I do make that MTO/Pre-orders subforum, people will know where to look.

post #108866 of 109053
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

But it's also hard to generate new content and conversations on a continual basis for a long time. I feel like there's always something to learn but the more you learn, especially about something narrow as men's clothing, the harder it is to find new interesting things to learn and talk about

I find the opposite, really.  The more you know about something, the more there is to talk about, and the more you realize you can learn, as long as you are inquisitive and open-minded.   You can learn about different types of men's clothing, their history and genesis, the business of fashion (always a favorite topic of mine), plus there are always new designer coming and old ones going.  But if you are interested primarily in what you like to wear, personally, yes, you are absolutely right.  But to me, that makes no sense.  It's like being interested in cars, but only those cars you would personally drive, and can afford.

 

Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I dress in a fairly narrow spectrum.  Heavy leather jackets, a henley, a scarf, a pair of heavy jeans,  a cool belt, and kicks.  That is me 90% of the time.  The other 10% of the time, I wear boots instead.  If that is all I talked about, I'd get bored pretty quickly.

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So many shitty sellers on eBay/Gr@iled etc listing their boots as able to fit 2-3 sizes, how is that even possible? It makes it really hard to discern the actual sizing.
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In terms of ads, got a popup while browsing the mobile site that tried to redirect me to the Google app store, take a survey, earn $2:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en_US&id=com.surveysampling.mobile.quickthoughts&referrer=mat_click_id%3D553a9fe1cbcd26af84e6b4737b1e5a35-20150509-5128
post #108869 of 109053
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

BBC English definitely isn't posh English, it's a very neutral accent.

I don't think you have anything to really worry about, one of the best things about London is just how massively diverse it is. You might have some small problems understanding a few people at first, but it won't last long and most are very understanding.

Your written English is better than that of a lot of native speakers I know.
It's not really an issue Reddit has, as threads have a very limited lifespan due to the way they are presented.

That does come with different problems though, like the exact same topics and questions coming up on a very frequent basis.

LOL, the neutral accent in question is spoken by a small minority and considered the accent of the educated, dude c'mon. It's the fucking accent you used to get when you went to boarding school, no matter where you were from. Underneath (media) dominant accents you always have matters of regional and class divisions.
post #108870 of 109053
I dunno man, I went to a boarding school and the prevailing accent was rah more than it was BBC.

Maybe we just have different definitions of posh accents? I'm thinking Maggy Thatcher and the Queen, not BBC.
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