Gentlemen, here are your tied entries for 3rd place... all awesome entries!
Originally Posted by oneeightyseven
I love that you're generous enough to do this. This forum, although it has its bad apples, is full of nice and generous people. There are a lot of members here who go out of thier way for others or just do genuinely nice things for another. Basically I love the comradery that exists. Not looking for the tie though, just putting my two cents.
Originally Posted by esq
Amen to the comraderie. It's instant and real, and I'm looking forward to the time I actually bump into someone familiar with this site and we talk 'bout threads.
I also love the posters who invariably say "oh oh oh oh! I WOULD get that $1200 Thom Browne overcoat, but dang it, it's the wrong size!" I think I'm guilty of that once or twice, but I love me so at least I'm consistent.
Originally Posted by tweedydon
I'll never wear this tie--it's way too nice for me as a junior academic, and I'd be terrified of spoiling it, so please don't take my 2c as an "entry"!
I too love the comradeship of this forum! Through the generosity of others I've secured some beautiful clothes incredibly cheaply that I couldn't otherwise have afforded, and have had several members educate me on their particular interests by PM when they were selling things related to them that I was interested in. I now carry a beautiful French pocket knife everyday as a result!
And, as a seller (mainly of tradly items, like tweeds) I love how decent and straightforward people are here. I've sold things to members in many different countries, and everything's always been smooth and straightforward. This forum, for all the occasional spats, really confirms my belief that people are fundamentally decent and pleasant. And, of course, I'm happy to "pay forward" the getting of lovely things to people.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
I have been on this forum for a little under a year, and what I enjoy most about this forum is the sheer generousity of the people on it, and the encouragement people give towards others. Leafing through WAYWT, I see hundreds of pages of compliments, and hundreds of pages of encouragement. I think the world would be a little bit of a better place if people took this same attitude towards people in the real world
Originally Posted by razl
As a relative newbie myself too, big ditto.
I am thankful to the entire SF community - helpers, informants, snarks, industry moles, sartoriale wonks, grousers, WTFAYWN nuts, the whole friggin' lot of you - for your knowledge, your time, and your efforts. Here's hoping I can give back even 1% of what I've already received.*
[*this is not an entry, someone else needs that tie!]
Originally Posted by artoftime
This is quite good hearted of you, M -
I love that all of my worst fears about men, being as neurotic and clothing obsessed as women are confirmed.
The Forum has a unique hierarchy - pecking order, etc - and within an incredible wealth of useful information. The personalities and attitudes are as cultivated and unique as anywhere in the world and ultimately a forum where we all are here to discuss, heckle, torment, entertain ourselves on the matter and in the interest of looking great. Bravo to SF and this thread.
Originally Posted by JohnnyO12
I love that this whole site has given me a new outlook with regards to dressing, shopping and the beginings of some new found friends. It is nice to see that men can come from many walks of life, from many places on the globe and have something incommon besides sex, drink and food!
I enjoy the education I get all the time from reading posts, I love the ability to hop on here and ask a quick qustion, knowing I will get an answer shortly, and that answer will be honest, and dependable. (not the question of "does this make my ass look big"?)
This is a great place to build friends, not just a wardrobe.
I wish all a grea 2010, and look forward to deeping/establishing friendships.