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post #31 of 93
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
You're probably right.

I must say that the Ernest era as well as his Second Coming is rather unforgettable.

But SF's true Golden Age was the prelapsarian Eden before the Great Crash of '06.

I agree SF post-crash somehow is not the same, especially after sysdoc was driven away.
post #32 of 93
I don't know that "driven" is quite the right word. It feels to me that SF has become less about the Men's Clothing forum, but then of course we've discussed just about everything by this point.
post #33 of 93
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Originally Posted by mussel
And don't forget about johnnynorman, Marc Greyson (when he's at his best behaviour), and Beaman (before everything went to hell).

Was Kalra & jmswentworth the same person?

Yep, the Beaman / Greyson / Kalra days definitely were the heyday.

It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.
post #34 of 93
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Originally Posted by Kaga
IMMSMC, the period of the first Bennies' Grenson Masterpiece sale coincided with the Golden Age of SF.
Or the Great Paul Stuart Sample Sale of 2005.
post #35 of 93
For the admins, I'm a little confused about the Great Crash. Was everything not backed up? Is the site not hosted in a data center of some sort with daily backups? Then again, Brian SD did almost lose his entire laptop drive.
post #36 of 93
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Originally Posted by dah328
Or the Great Paul Stuart Sample Sale of 2005.

I read that thread after I joined -- it was a like a great novel, I laughed, I cried, but in the end -- I was just desperately hoping for another one, soon.

The great thread of my (very short) time has to be the Corben thread.
post #37 of 93
Forgive my prickliness, but I think any longing for a long past golden age is just misplaced nostalgia. Were there characters back in the day? Of course, but we have our fair share now. The initial Bennies sale? Quite something. But it can't hold a candle to the frenzied run on the ersatz RLPL EGs.

I've been in these precincts for nearly four years now, and rarely does a day go by when I don't learn at least a little something. I continue to be amazed by the wealth of sartorial (yes, sartorial) knowledge invested in the collective membership.
post #38 of 93
The day that guy sold all those Kiton suits for 99 cents was nice.

What, you missed it?
post #39 of 93
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.
+1
post #40 of 93
I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
post #41 of 93
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
Well, there's always the "more advanced" forum...
post #42 of 93
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.

Hmmm, I've long thought the two had divergent personalities. A few years ago, AAAC was home both to the Armies of the Trad and the Darren Beaman Appreciation Society--neither of which had nearly as much currency here.
post #43 of 93
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
He likes it, the simile
post #44 of 93
All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.
post #45 of 93
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Originally Posted by Manton
All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.

Agreed.

Also, I would like to add that the great "╦ťdiscussions' with Ernest (his moronic opinion about watches) and Kalra (NM charge card thread) were part of SF's golden age, and I did help end that golden age by helping to get them banned. I guess I'm like Augustus that way...

Jon.
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