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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Can someone give me the history here? It seems like several forums have spun off of on another. StyleForum, AskAndy, and ModernMan. Any other spin-offs, active or dead.

Thanks,

M8
post #2 of 19
The London Lounge somewhat spun off Ask Andy and is meant to have a greater focus on bespoke and having a gentlemanly air. Film Noir Buff forum also spun off Ask Andy a couple months ago. Many of the more prolific members were banned from AA (and other fora). Really long stories behind these.
post #3 of 19
People around here can better tell this than me, but SF spun off of the GQ forum when J and a group of likemindeds got sick of all the flaming and crap that went on there.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by m@T
People around here can better tell this than me, but SF spun off of the GQ forum when J and a group of likemindeds got sick of all the flaming and crap that went on there.

You know I looked at that GQ forum once [when I was getting the mag].

That place was a friggin' zoo! I seem to recall some woman over there who liked to cause a lot of trouble. And the political discussions were unreal.

Thanks.

M8
post #5 of 19
Actually the Japanese invented the Styleforum in the early Nara period. Right after they invented the internet in A.D. 712.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Actually the Japanese invented the Styleforum in the early Nara period. Right after they invented the internet in A.D. 712.
and on the third day they invented the Mac Mini
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by m@T
and on the third day they invented the Mac Mini

No Mat, I blame that one on the Nazi's.
post #8 of 19
The Japanese invented StyleForum before they invented denim? I can't deal with this.
post #9 of 19
Everyone knows that "streetwear" as we know it today was not around until at least the early 1300's... sheesh.
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
The Japanese did not invent the Eiffel tower, but they sure perfected it!

M8
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Actually the Japanese invented the Styleforum in the early Nara period. Right after they invented the internet in A.D. 712.
Al Gore is Japanese? How could he run for President? I thought one had to be U.S. born.
post #12 of 19
Japan invented the United States. Grandfather clause.
post #13 of 19
In the beginning, there was the GQ Forum. It was an informative place, albeit on a very simplistic level compared to today's clothing forums. GQ Lawyer and European Interloper posted there frequently. One day, in February 2002, an individual with the username "GQ Airline Pilot" attempted to pick up GQ Lawyer, inviting him to join the "mile-high club." GQ Lawyer declined and told GQ Airline Pilot that he had a fiancee. GQ Airline Pilot refused to take no for an answer, insisting that no man who knew that much about moisturizer could possibly be straight. GQ Lawyer rebuffed GQ Airline Pilot again. This back-and-forth went on for awhile, until one day GQ Airline Pilot made a post posing as GQ Lawyer (there being no log-in system on the GQ Forum) "admitting" that he was bisexual and asking the other members of the GQ Forum how he should tell his fiancee.

At this point, most people realized there had to be a better way. The first attempt to replace the GQ Forum failed, for reasons I do not recall. The second attempt was the StyleForum. A few hardy souls, including yours truly, left the GQ Forum for the StyleForum and never looked back. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Over the past four years, individuals have come and gone from the StyleForum, but the general tenor has remained the same: a welcoming place, much like the neighborhood bar, where everyone knows your name and one can discuss men's style in an atmosphere free of pretense and rancor.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
The first attempt to replace the GQ Forum failed, for reasons I do not recall. The second attempt was the StyleForum. A few hardy souls, including yours truly, left the GQ Forum for the StyleForum and never looked back. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being, thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature.

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Japan invented the United States. Grandfather clause.

The US did invent the modern Japan...ever since they pointed gun ships at Tokyo harbor and demanded that Japan trade with them.

Jon.
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