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post #46 of 67
Got it today and found it really underwhelming.
post #47 of 67
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post
Got it today and found it really underwhelming.

It's becoming super formulaic....some clothes, watches, cars, rinse, repeat.
post #48 of 67
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It's becoming super formulaic....some clothes, watches, cars, rinse, repeat.

Kinda like the mag itself then, eh?
post #49 of 67
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I flipped through and passed. I'd pay $25 for something like this if it was really good. I suppose that's what Rake or Monocle are for but they aren't available at any bookstores that I'm aware of.

lol.
post #50 of 67
I found 3 new copies of the 2011 BBB at a thrift shop this morning. My understanding is they have a magazine shop owner who brings thing in for re-sale periodically. They were 50 cents each so can't really go wrong even if it turns to be a dud.

I'm going to keep one but if anyone is interested, I'm happy to hand off the other copies to anyone who might be interested (free). I don't really want to bother with shipping them out, so I'd prefer to just hand them off to anyone in the mid-town Manhattan area on Monday.

First PMs expressing interest get 'em.
Philo
post #51 of 67
I bought it last night without looking at first. I would say that it is a fail. Less well put together fits to emulate, and more sloppy and "fashiony" looking stuff with flipped collars, shirts half hanging out, distressed pants and the like. I would say pretty uninspired stuff this time around.

Mike
post #52 of 67
Haven't seen the Spring 11 one yet, but I have found the last two seasons' to be a disappointment. So i am not surprised at all by others comments.
post #53 of 67
I just came from my favorite Border's (at Keystone) only to find it is closing, and no BBBs left.
post #54 of 67
Just picked one today at B&N.
post #55 of 67
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It's becoming super formulaic....some clothes, watches, cars, rinse, repeat.

This was my initial impression as well. Some good stuff still in there though.
post #56 of 67
The advertisement in esquire magazine doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. A scruffy looking tramp with beard and holey rolled-up chinos. Yeah that's a look I want to emulate.
post #57 of 67
So I picked up a copy of BBB this weekend (thanks to a fellow SF'er directing me to a store selling it). It is a bit underwhelming and felt that an issue like this can be a lot of fun with colors and attire for Spring/Summer, they really held back. On the other hand, this is my first Spring BBB (bought first Fall BBB last year). So it's nice to have, even if it adds some color to the coffee table.
post #58 of 67
so guys, should I just get a the Rake subscription, or what?
anyone vouch for it on a month-to-month basis?
post #59 of 67
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post
so guys, should I just get a the Rake subscription, or what?
anyone vouch for it on a month-to-month basis?

I found the earlier issues were better than the later ones. I also have someone pick up issues for me in Singapore, so I can't recommend the almost 300% increase in price for a US subscription.
post #60 of 67
I read through most of it and it seems like a hodge podge of advice. One section tells guys not to go overboard emulating Steve McQueen, then there's a 20 page spread on how to dress like a sailor . . .

. . . I did like the Cucinelli spread.

I havent picked up an issue of the Rake in a while, but to me its not even close.

Also, does anyone feel like Esquire is a bit behind? Lots of doublebreasted advice as if they just heard about them, and I apparently managed to pick up a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses years before Esquire put the word out on those as well. . .
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