Constructive ideas on improving the forum - Page 35
There's been a discussion going on in the "Vass pr0n" thread about people constantly asking the same questions: prices, how to order etc etc. Being a thread of hundreds of pages, people tend to ask rather than wade through the whole thing looking, which can be irritating, but understandable.
What might be helpful would be a "sticky" thread of shoe references that's always at the top of the CM list, containing links to brochures, price lists, last shape comparisons, etc. No pics or commentaries, no posts just maybe an admin edit: a list of attached files for each maker in alphabetical order.
I've seen the same questions and irritation in a number of threads - Carmina, Meermin etc. So how about it? A "lesser-known makers reference page"? My suggested entry for Vass (just posted in that thread would be:
VASS SHOES (BUDAPEST, HUNGARY) - Last updated 3 March 2013
How to order: email Mr Rezso Kuti, Sales Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
prices_árak-1.pdf 41k .pdf file
Catalogue 3,523k .pdf file
Colour Chart 38k .png file
Selected Leather Options 111k .jpg file
yes, when do you exactly do you become an active member. one can't really participate in discussion when posts take 9+ hours to be approved.
Remove the moderation on new users earlier. I have posted eight, and have been waiting 12 hrs for approval on two or three others. This makes it impossible to participate in a debate in 2013. A troll will be scared off after even awaiting approval for one post, the fun goes away and so does the troll. I suggest removing the approval after one post.
Regardless, having to wait 8+ hours for a post to be approved in a fast-moving thread almost guarantees no one will read your post.
There are plenty of people who enjoy a combination of denim, chinos, unconstructed jackets, leather coats, collared shirts that go beyond blue, accessories, etc.....
It is a look that is found in the creative community (arts, advertising, tech, design, etc) that is comfortable, suitable for most business settings, follows fashion to a degree and fairly international. It has no interest in the head-to-toe look of Trad or preppy because it is progressive and can be found in most major cities of Europe and the US.
OK Styleforum, it is time to move ahead and add more options to mens style....
Really, I feel the opposite: the "Classic Menswear" section already has people wearing blazers with jeans and cargo pants, and even sneakers. Surely that is covered by the definition "streetwear"?
By all means have another section, or a crossover thread, or whatever, but what's wrong with letting "Classic" mean just that?
I agree. Let Classic be classic style and "rules". Let it be the place for traditional suit, tie and dress shoe combinations.
But so many industries and professions don't dress like that any more. Lets have an area that isn't streetwear but isn't bound by the rules, formality or costume of a bygone era. Lets have an area that is more progressive, stylish and cool.