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post #97471 of 109053
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I don't think this place is anti-noob, just don't be annoying or defensive or act noobish and you'll be fine. I'd be happy to provide constructive criticism as long as they're willing to learn and don't just post pics like jamiester without utilizing the resources of the entire subforum. Just read the forum for awhile before posting pics kind of like studying for a test. You don't go into the test without knowing the material.

How many people come in and buy generic looking button plain jane ups for like 100 dollars each when they could just buy uniqlo and spend bank on nicer shit like sneaks / outerwear / boots?

I think if people don't have retail stores near them, they sort of get sucked into to thread specific group think and start paying through the nose when they would be better off buying other stuff but they can't handle it first so they go with the easy herd kops .

Holla at me Fok, would love to set up something like this, my lasting legacy can be The Official SF Bigger Brother Thread and the EBay Someone Should Kop Thread
post #97472 of 109053
"adopt a newb program"

jfc as if full grown men need someone to hold their hand as they buy gitman shirts and apc denim.
post #97473 of 109053
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

"adopt a newb program"

jfc as if full grown men need someone to hold their hand as they buy gitman shirts and apc denim.

How about semi grown manlets :P
post #97474 of 109053
I think you guys are being to hard on Noob, he can dress himself without any hand holding.
post #97475 of 109053
This discussion is pointless because the only people that are posting are people who the current system worked for. Without the input of people who have simply wandered off because the information that would help a n00b is often drowned out by a lot of other types of discussion, we're only going to her a variation of Mikey's sentiments (which is kind of a shitty attitude, considering some of us remember clueless-mikey)
post #97476 of 109053
'adopt an idiot' program would be more helpful. At least the threads I browse are rarely derailed by newcomers.
post #97477 of 109053
I dunno. I feel like r/mfa fills that niche way better than we could here. You'd never find discussion like the Lemaire/Damir or the min/max wardrobe discussion on Reddit just because of its set-up. A sub as large as r/mfa becomes way diluted in content, which is generally the problem with reddit's discussion style anyways, and that's why it's more newby friendly. They have FAQs and guides on the sidebar, and if someone posts a question all you have to do is upvote the best answer, versus on here if you post a thread you have to have multiple people respond to it and then read all of the responses (thumbs are not a good indicator of.... anything). We're past the age where a forum style like this is preferred by most people, honestly.

I don't think Styleforum is noob unfriendly in terms of attitude, our core group of members aren't assholes and are generally pretty helpful. The only unfriendly part about Styleforum is its sheer amount of content and detail, something that takes time and effort to go through. And if a person is really interested in taking the time to look through all that interests them, I think ultimately that's the type of member we like here. I've helped many, many people in PM and am always happy to do so, likewise I think many members are as well.
post #97478 of 109053

I definitely would appreciate a program like that or even just a more active "ask a simple question" thread. If I had learned some things a few months earlier it would've saved me a bunch of money, time, energy, etc. I don't go to mfa because someone had told me they have very... middlebrow collective tastes, for example recommending red wings and CDBs for every boot, etc. Nothing wrong with that in itself but I'd like to have more options or a wider range of tastes when I'm still impressionable. And it's true that an overwhelming number of questions can be answered by simply searching through the designer or affiliate threads, but sometimes that takes quite a bit of work. I have gotten most of my questions answered though.

post #97479 of 109053
How did you waste money?

Clothing isn't something that we can have hard and fast rules for. Literally every single person here who has developed their style has dropped mucho bucks on that phase. I honestly do not think any amount of direction and help will solve that, unless you're going for stuff like GQ look, MFA uniform, etc
post #97480 of 109053
I haven't been here all that long but I've had a pretty healthy fashion/clothing interest for a while. I think the only "unfriendly" part here are the trolls and the inside jokes that newcomers don't get.
If you are completely new to clothes/fashion then I think you just need to stand back for a whole and read some threads first instead of just going straight in and asking basic questions and starting a bunch of brand new threads... Basic forum stuff.
post #97481 of 109053

Doesn't sending people to other sites defeat the purpose since the point is also to drive more traffic to SF?

post #97482 of 109053
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

How did you waste money?

Clothing isn't something that we can have hard and fast rules for. Literally every single person here who has developed their style has dropped mucho bucks on that phase. I honestly do not think any amount of direction and help will solve that, unless you're going for stuff like GQ look, MFA uniform, etc

 

Buying BB shirts at retail, asked around for $200 price range jeans, got APCs but later found out I should've researched further and looked at japan blue, left field, and learning more about the difference between workwear and fashion jeans, etc. Getting a lot of EG tops cuz they looked good by themselves but didn't realize I can't really wear skinny/slim jeans to match, and just a bunch of other things I wouldn't even know to ask and obv no one I know personally would've been able to help. I realize bad decisions are unavoidable and everyone has dropped a lot of money early on to experiment. And yes, everyone's tastes are different, but the opinions of those with an experienced or refined eye can help tremendously in helping cultivate personal taste, and those opinions are worth much more than those who don't have the same experience, specifically me. I'm not asking for someone to copy, it's not difficult to get a black leather jacket, white tee, CPs; i.e. copying the stuff that appears most often in waywt threads, but going beyond copying requires some thought and research where asking questions is unavoidable.

post #97483 of 109053
I'd just like to say that for the most part I have had a very positive experience on here as a new poster. As a 44 y/o I had developed some major ruts in style and color (Steven Alan plaids, OL stripes, APC jeans, CP sneaks). And while there's nothing wrong with any of those brands/styles I had outgrown them over the years and just gotten lazy. And instead of just re-upping and spending $$ on more of the same, many of you fine folks stepped in with some hints and suggestions that led me to my current bend towards the more avant designers. I mean, I had to google "CCP" to find out what it meant no less than five months ago. smile.gif Never in a million years would I have ever dived into that world if it hadn't been for posters like Eckblk and Eton97 and Uzairh (among others) with whom I've had extensive conversations with.

Not really having much experience in forum culture I wasn't exactly prepared when posting for the first few times. And I got my fair share of flames. But it's true, if you just have some manners, drop the ego (for a while), cancel your Details subscription wink.gif and realize that everybody had to start somewhere and that not everyone has the same body type/shape/complexion and bank balance I think amost anybody can have a positive experience on here.

At least that's been my experience so far, and I know I still have a long ways to go.
post #97484 of 109053
Maybe people could start answering the questions the ask a question thread to begin with, 99.99999% of the questions go unanswered.
post #97485 of 109053
A lot of that thread is more MC questions about boring shit that I have no clue about. At least lately. But I check it pretty regularly and if I know an answer I'll give, although the last few times I've answered questions the people that posted the questions have never responded so who knows of they ever even came back to check.
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