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post #21586 of 43373
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Since when did iroh the college kid everyone made fun of become a sartorial consultant?
What peeps are forgetting is the cost of goods in 06 was immensely cheaper. Top tier jil knits topped out at 700 not 2000, there has been an drastic increase in the overall price level for the stuff we like in the past five years even cps and boo. Weren't rick leathers like 1200 or some shit when he first came out?

Yeah the price rises have been insane

CP's were so cheap a few years ago, and RRP is madness on a lot of nice stuff

But then the discounts are like 50+% as a minimum, so the RRP isn't really indicative of what the real item retail cost is

I know on the patrik ervell webstore that nothing was sold until it went 30% off, so your going to rise your prices more then you should to deal with this

RRP on Margiela is big time crazy though
post #21587 of 43373
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

I love getting involved in navel-gazing discussion about the ghosts of styleforum past. (2)
I really do enjoy that the forum in general has broadened its scope, and fewer people demand justification of value for big $$ purchases/wardrobes, but I really liked the days when dressing well and interestingly on a budget / getting value for money was more of a focus. I know this is hypocritical as fuck, but I still get grossed out by blatant conspicuous consumption (altho I admit, I like to watch...sometimes).

Ha, I'm actually discussing this with Synthese via PM right now, especially that last sentence.

I miss posters like chrono, who didn't have the financial means to buy high-end stuff, yet still had an understanding of what meshes with what and with who. That, for the most part, has been replaced by this "me too" atmosphere where we've got people buying into certain pieces or looks because they're well-liked around here.

There's this general tone to the forum that we're above the LV-bag toting folks out there, but I would say the difference between them and us is a lot less marked than it used to be.
post #21588 of 43373
It just feels to me that - with a couple of exceptions - a lot of the creativity in WAYWT has been replaced by celebrity-stylist "insert designer item here," and that no one's really giving a thought to what they're wearing, and now it's just about who. It's not so much experimentation as just mix 'n match.
post #21589 of 43373
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

this +1
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Sell and give proceeds to the McD donation drive

So I put the MMM bag up in B&S for crazy cheap. Will donate half of whatever I get for it to the Styleforum McD fundraiser. Moo, I think you need this bag!
post #21590 of 43373
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

I love getting involved in navel-gazing discussion about the ghosts of styleforum past. (2)
I really do enjoy that the forum in general has broadened its scope, and fewer people demand justification of value for big $$ purchases/wardrobes, but I really liked the days when dressing well and interestingly on a budget / getting value for money was more of a focus. I know this is hypocritical as fuck, but I still get grossed out by blatant conspicuous consumption (altho I admit, I like to watch...sometimes).

New SF is way better

AA / APC / CP got really boring after a while
post #21591 of 43373
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post

New SF is way better
AA / APC / CP got really boring after a while

New SF is getting just as boring, only it's costing a lot more money.
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ok we apologize, we shall all shop at thrift stores for authenticity and creativity.


please oh creative one, shower me with a fit which consists of a ToJ and random other brands.
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AA / APC / for sure gets boring, but the posters who did and do it well were more like

Surplus / thrift / AA / APC / weird yoox finds

I know hi/lo is arguably tired but those are still the wardrobes I appreciate most


Some of this stems from the oft-given and undisputable wisdom of not settling for cheap versions of "what you really want." But just b/c something is expensive or at full retail doesn't mean you should want it, and I think that's confusing for some people--myself included occasionally. I dunno I'm not feeling particularly articulate right now
post #21594 of 43373
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post

ok we apologize, we shall all shop at thrift stores for authenticity and creativity.
please oh creative one, shower me with a fit which consists of a ToJ and random other brands.

Aren't you the one having a stroke over people not being authentic or creative with their Rick Owens?

I periodically feel sympathy for how you're treated here, but then you negate that by chiming in with comments that suggest an unawareness of how inane or delusional they are.
post #21595 of 43373
God lane, your posts read like such an elitist histrionic fashion queen sometimes

@ APK

I don't think so, this discussion is WAY better, more interesting threads and quite a few new good posters. People always romanticise the way things used to be, but real talk, it was pretty boring.

WAYWT doesn't equal the total of SF, sales thread is a goldmine (risk vs fail lulz) the baller sneakers thread was great (not really SF's fault thats its not so good anymore) the baller footwear thread is great, ToJ is great, Should Shouldn't I buy, Someone should kop threads are great.

Im pretty happy with SF, its a better mix now of workwear / streetwear / high fashion / avant garde components that mix well for the most part.
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Originally Posted by Zeemon View Post

do you know were i can find an instrumental of versailles' "serenade" ?

no
post #21597 of 43373
The thing I never liked about waywt is when people see the designer listing they immediately think that the subject fit must be soley aligned with that designer's vision and not thinking for themselves to see if it it actually meshes well, in a vacuum. That nike rick guy was an excellent example of this.
post #21598 of 43373
100% agree that the pace and depth of discussion on SW+ has improved in the last few years
post #21599 of 43373
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

I miss posters like chrono, who didn't have the financial means to buy high-end stuff, yet still had an understanding of what meshes with what and with who. That, for the most part, has been replaced by this "me too" atmosphere where we've got people buying into certain pieces or looks because they're well-liked around here.

+1 Sad that he rarely posts now. I liked his posts on 'are XX's price tag justifiable' (RIP Dayton) or nicer stuffs that aren't crazy expensive
post #21600 of 43373
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

AA / APC / for sure gets boring, but the posters who did and do it well were more like
Surplus / thrift / AA / APC / weird yoox finds
I know hi/lo is arguably tired but those are still the wardrobes I appreciate most
Some of this stems from the oft-given and undisputable wisdom of not settling for cheap versions of "what you really want." But just b/c something is expensive or at full retail doesn't mean you should want it, and I think that's confusing for some people--myself included occasionally. I dunno I'm not feeling particularly articulate right now

Eh I never really liked thrift shopping and surplus is pretty bad too

Most of the time it was AA Hoody, AA T, APC NS / PS, Boots

Also, anyone that was interested in good design was ridiculed for spending money, it was unbelievably weird as an outsider to come to a conspicuous consumption forum and then watch people making fun of each other for spending too much

That would be like signing up for a weed forum and yelling "HAHA YOU STONER FUCKS" over and over
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