Goddamn people, chill out. Style is what it is; you either put together cool outfits from unexpected elements that reflect your own personal taste or you don't. Everyone sees what other people around them are wearing. Style is being able to take details of what other people are doing and fit them into your own look.P
Is that not the exact purpose of this board? Sorry dude, but your comments wreak of ignorance. I wouldn't expect you to know anything about the people here because you obviously haven't been around for very long, and I'm guessing from your arrogance you're one of the temporary transfers over from the other SF. Fine, criticism is always helpful, but I don't know who you're targeting because no one that I know on this board falls into the category you seem to be straw-manning.
I would say most people on here don't have style, they just follow basic trends and fetishize ridiculously expensive jeans and otherwise-unremarkable hideously expensive designer clothes. That's not to say that y'all aren't well dressed, you're just not particularly stylish.
Fetishize over high end jeans? Absolutely. Otherwise-unremarkable hideously expensive designer clothes? Not hardly. Designers get a ton of criticism here. Most people subscribe to a look, determined by their lifestyle, how they like clothes to fit and colors they are into, etc. and base how they implement items into their style off of those aesthetics. Again, I really don't think you know what you're talking about. Style is generally directly involved with trends, whether or not that trend originated in your generation. As for buying certain labels, it's just something that happens when you buy shit online. Since you can't see it in person, you have to place some trust in the label to meet basic quality and style requirements. A lot of us also don't have access to American Rag, or other stores that have a huge variety of labels, so it's not that frequent that we can find a new item from a random label and work it into style.
Are you stylish? Ask yourself: Would I buy this $200 belt if it had no label on it? Do I exclusively shop in high-end department stores and boutiques? Have I ever paid more than $100 for a pair of jeans? Do I ask people on the internet what sneakers to buy? Am I wearing more than $500 worth of clothing right now? If yes: Am I only wearing a t shirt and jeans? Do I look like a homeless painter? Have I ever seriously considered purchasing something from 45rpm? If you answered yes to any of these questions you probably aren't stylish.
1) Yes. Label means nothing when it's a company you've never heard of before. 2) Nope. I, along with many others here, frequent all kinds of independent boutiques as well as second-hand stores, both "vintage stores" and thrift stores. 3) Yes. Gladly. Absolutely guilty to "fetishizing jeans," though I'm not sure this automatically brands you as not stylish, and I dont understand the whole idea of placing an arbitrary price ($100) as the limit for "no longer considered stylish." 4) Do I ask them what to buy? No. Do I ask them if they've heard of anything new and/or different so I can check it out before I blow some cash on new shoes? Yep. 5) Yes. No. No. 6) Yes. Definitely. They make some incredible pieces. Sorry that you don't appreciate quality? In conclusion, you sound like you're just trying to pick fights around here, especially with that pointless sig. Assuming that you have some basis for your attitude of self-righteousness, I'd be interested to hear what kind of shit you're into. After you cool your jets a bit, you could probably post some information of actual usefulness.