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post #31 of 421
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Really?

You will only wear for OneShoe and shirts in a single shade, you start threads ostensibly to seek advice which you will ignore since you've made up your mind, you foof photos (sometimes without being asked) to look like larger versions of you with more or less exactly the same cut, shoulder style, gorge, drape, etc...

...and now you're bored? Really?

post #32 of 421
I voted yes for my own reasons. I'm not really interested in the pile-on that this thread is certain to become. Well, I'm kind of interested.
post #33 of 421
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
Meh. I got along OK with the one real Satanist I've met, but it's not my scene.

That's fine, great-whatever. If I don't convert two asians to Satanism today I'm going to be in a lot of fucking trouble.
post #34 of 421
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Yes, exactly. The sad thing is that Styleforum has made me dress in such a way that all my real life friends think I'm too weird for them. Now, it's just me, the internet, and my inner darkness.


Pics, or it didn't happen
post #35 of 421
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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Are you bored because you've learned everything there is to know, or because you dislike what others wear? It could be both but they're not the same thing.

Neither. I don't think I know everything, but I think I know enough to do reasonably well on auto-pilot and deal with any deficits as they come along. There is always more to learn, but you can only learn so much in life, and I don't want my life to be about clothes.

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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Ultimately, I think none of us is really here for the clothes. When we dress, we seek to project a certain image. People come to SF wanting to be James Bond or Carey Grant and all while learning the rules of fashion become part of the SF club. As one's acquisition of sartorial knowledge plateaus, the club becomes everything. It's the reason why people ostensibly drawn together for one reason (clothing) actually spend nearly all of their time here discussing politics, internet humour and lifestyle. I'd say 90% of threads in MC are started by people with <200 posts.

Speaking for myself, I disagree. I came here specifically to learn about clothes. I might have stayed for other reasons, but I wouldn't be here if it weren't a forum dedicated to how men dress.

Moreover, believe it or not, I see no value in belonging to the 'club'--though, I believe it exists. For all the accusations lobbed at me for being a groupthink victim, I'm also constantly criticized for being too stubbornly, arrogantly, eccentrically different. Now, a person who likes to concoct complex explanations might interpret this dichotomy as a two-prongued, confused scheme to project a false individuality to a group whose approval I desperately crave, but I think the simpler, more convincing explanation is that I never particularly cared about being accepted.

That said, the forum covers a diverse range of topics with a reasonably well-educated membership, which makes it a good place to chat.

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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
People either indulge in their own fantasies of leisure, travel, sex and consumption by telling stories about them, or live vicariously through those of others. The SF uniform is a badge that identifies you as someone who "gets it." The pocket square is the SF secret handshake. Same as 3-roll-2, large cuffs and knit ties. Criticizing someone's look is often a way of demonstrating your superior knowledge of the rules, and thus superior status in the group. Approval of a look is often done on the basis of groupthink.

I have no doubt that many here dress to fulfill a fantasy, but that's not me, and I don't think we're all like that. I don't particularly care to look like Bond or JFK--and frankly, I don't often get the appeal ascribed to many of the forum's idols.

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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
All of which to say that to be bored by SF because you don't find the clothes interesting anymore means you are the ultimate clotheshorse/hobbyist and have missed the point entirely. Look at Manton FFS. All he writes about now is his cooking and the youtube videos he discovers 5 years after the rest of the planet. Yet he sticks around. And when he complains about the forum, it's not to say that people have no taste or dress poorly, it's that they act like classless lunatics with no respect. He's taking the group to task for being anti-social, more or less.

So, how does one not be a clotheshorse and hobbyist? Come to the forum, learn, then leave? Come to the forum, learn, and stay to chat about cooking? Come to the forum, don't learn, don't leave? Don't come to the forum?

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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post
So you want to end in a Styleforvm re-education camp?

We are all in a Styleforum re-education camp.
post #36 of 421
Well, seeing as how I just recently discovered SF (and quite possibly style in general), I am still reasonably interested. I do like seeing what other people on SF are wearing, and I don't even mind the snarky criticisms of my outfits. I am only 24 and being the only one of my friends with a "real job" and not having my father around anymore (he passed away in 2008) to offer his advice, I find SF to be the only place for me to get style questions answered (reasonably) intelligently.
post #37 of 421
Foo, I respectfully (yah right, bullshit) disagree with everything you say, stand for and know. You are wrong in every aspect and I think you should know that. Any response to this message will also be discarded and thought to be wrong. Good day sir.
post #38 of 421
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
It is very ivy league with a vast array of brillliant minds making difficult for a silent majority of Sfers to participate to certain debates without showing their ignorance.
you have some evidence of this?
post #39 of 421
Gee, now that you're a level 99 iGent all you have left to do is fight the end boss of teh forvm and be done with it.
post #40 of 421
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Originally Posted by youngScholar View Post
all you have left to do is fight the end boss of teh forvm and be done with it.

Who would that be? More importantly, what kind of weapon would be needed to defeat him?
post #41 of 421
Surprisingly, I can actually see where Foo is coming from. I'm still trying to deal with it.
post #42 of 421
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Really?

You will only wear for OneShoe and shirts in a single shade, you start threads ostensibly to seek advice which you will ignore since you've made up your mind, you foof photos (sometimes without being asked) to look like larger versions of you with more or less exactly the same cut, shoulder style, gorge, drape, etc...

...and now you're bored? Really?

well said
post #43 of 421
I'm bored, but not with the forvm. My boredom can only be cured by:

a.) a more interesting job;
b.) a tan linen suit; or
c. ) another pair of shoes.

Either way, there's a 66% chance that improving my life is going to be expensive.
post #44 of 421
I actually agree with almost everything Foo has to say. I come here to learn about clothes and that is pretty much it. Occasionally, I'll dabble in other topics besides MC but fairly rarely.
post #45 of 421
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Originally Posted by Lowndes View Post
I actually agree with almost everything Foo has to say. I come here to learn about clothes and that is pretty much it. Occasionally, I'll dabble in other topics besides MC but fairly rarely.

Boooooooooooooring
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