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post #31 of 49
If you don't love Abercrombie and Fitch, you are just blindly following the forum groupthink, and have no concept of true style.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by onion View Post
If you don't love Abercrombie and Fitch, you are just blindly following the forum groupthink, and have no concept of true style.

Speak truth to power, brother.
post #33 of 49
I've never been accused of group thinking. I like it that way and will continue to do and say whatever I want about whatever I want whenever I want. I guess that could be construed as group thinking somewhere. Oh well.
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
I'm actually referring to the opposite. It's not like Biscotti didn't look 17 and totally fish-out-of-water in all his other pictures, but because a couple people kept giving him compliments, nobody told him he looked like a kid playing dress up. And suddenly, since one person has given him a critique, everybody piled on now that they know it's okay to do so.

I tried telling him about the jeans since he joined the forum but never listened so i kinda just gave up. Figured he'd keep doing this until one day it just clicked and dumped the whole dean/brando vibe.

This shit happens all the time when lame asses like srivats realizes that no one thinks he knows anything. I know most of the posters here who dress well could care less what sf approves or doesn't.
post #35 of 49
I think the groupthink is a legit concern.

It doesn't affect every person, but it certainly affects many.

For example, I was in the 3sixteen thread the other day and the first couple posts everyone was bad-mouthing or putting down the jeans. Kiya chimed in saying he had a hand in the design of them and people thought he was making a joke. soon as they realized he wasn't joking, they suddenly jump sides and are talking about how awesome the jeans are.

similar instances are abound.
post #36 of 49
nm, stupid comment.
post #37 of 49
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by masterllama View Post
I think the groupthink is a legit concern.

It doesn't affect every person, but it certainly affects many.


Exactly.

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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
This shit happens all the time when lame asses like srivats realizes that no one thinks he knows anything. I know most of the posters here who dress well could care less what sf approves or doesn't.

Thank god for thick skins ...

Dressing "well" is a very relative term, you know ... while I do pop over here at SW&D very now and then, I certainly can't see myself wearing most of the outfits here, just like I can't see myself wearing a lot of what people wear at MC. And before people start calling me gramps, I am 26. It is purely a matter of personal taste. However, like in MC, I do appreciate the attention that is given here to quality/fit and I enjoy watching what goes on at SW&D.

I posted the same thread over at MC and it elicited some funny responses and self-depreciating humour with lots of inside jokes. Ofcourse people know me better there, that may have contributed to the nature of responses. My main point in posting this thread was to elicit comments, not to prove or disprove that I know anything. For the records, I know nothing
post #38 of 49
Groupthink isn't a forum problem, it's a people problem. The solution is obviously to remove all people from this site.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
I know most of the posters here who dress well could care less what sf approves or doesn't.

Just wait. In about another week, I will have perfected my Six Layers of Mister Freedom WAYWT.
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Thank god for thick skins ...
This is what we need more of, "fashion" and "style" are subjective so even though there is a general consensus on how one should dress, there are no real rules like there are in MC wear. Too many people get criticised and them get all butthurt about it and bitch and moan about how everyone's ganging up on them
post #41 of 49
Ever heard of the "Wisdom of Crowds" ? The idea is that a huge group of people can often make better decisions in the aggregate than even the smartest individual. (Snotty pseudo-intelectual elites hate this idea). However, each member of the large group must be able to reach their conclusion INDEPENDENTLY in order for it to work. SF does a terrible job of helping people reach truly independent conclusions since the anonymity of the forums causes people to express stronger opinions than they would in person. All of these opinions are then shared with the entire group in a very efficient manner and those whom disagree are mocked, ensuring the participant's independence is tainted.
post #42 of 49
There is a huge issue that 90% of us haven't seen in person 90% of the stuff we comment on in person. To me half of all raw denim look the exact same, how can you really tell one straight raw jean from another?
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
Ever heard of the "Wisdom of Crowds" ? The idea is that a huge group of people can often make better decisions in the aggregate than even the smartest individual. (Snotty pseudo-intelectual elites hate this idea).

What you're talking about can apply to econ, politics, and some types of low-level thinking (i.e. the classic example of members of a large crowd guessing the weight of a goat at a county fair and their average guess being somewhat accurate), but breaks down in matters of taste, art and literature.

Anyway, your ad hom attack on a snotty pseudo-intellectual straw man is pretty lame.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
but breaks down in matters of taste, art and literature.

If it breaks down in matters of taste, wtf are we doing here? Don't we assume that this crowd of people called SF have a collective sense of a taste superior to our own? This is how we collectively ignore Xerox, Saters, and Ntrollable.
post #45 of 49
the original lamp shade wearer is one of the forum's affiliates
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