Originally Posted by Viral
it amazes me as well.........I would LOVE to see all the haters on this board before they found SF. They learned how to tie a knot and pronounce a few high-end names and all of a sudden they're too good for their Aeropostal shirts and Aldo shoes?
For the record, HB is a great value when bought on sale.
There are many threads floating around where people have posted what they looked like and wore before they found SF...its not pretty.
For the record: things SHOULD be a great value when they are deeply discounted.
Originally Posted by Reevolving
The vast majority of suits that are sold are fused,
yet I have never seen a single person wearing a "bubbled out" suit b/c a drop of water fell on it.
Some of this is more of a hypersensitivity to the issues. There are lots of people walking around with bubbly fusing on their jackets...they just don't care (or more likely the other aspects of the fit/look are so far off that some bubbling is not even noticed). It is just that once you have figured out how to get everything else right (fit, colors, matching)...issues like bad fusing start to stand out.
Same goes for corrected grain leather shoes...you could easily just assume that that's just what leather looks like--people with good looking shoes must just be buying a lot of new shoes to avoid the buildup of crinkle-creases. Now that SF has given me an eye for it, I wouldn't touch a pair of CG shoes...I would still consider buying a pair of cheap black beaters if the shape was good and they were NOT CG (like my old rockports) but lately CG seems more and more common since people don't want to bother with shoe shines.