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The 5 most valuable contributors to the online discussion of classic menswear style and its crafts for the last 10 years

The answer will be subjective, clearly. On the other hand, I believe we can agree on some mega stars. I have no doubt about three of them, in alphabetical order:

Manton
- for his unique capability to communicate specific standards, customs and rules from the universe of the suit

Michael Alden
- for his entertaining anecdotes, stories, idiosyncrasies and views in regard to the art of dressing and bespoke tailoring

Sator
- for his tireless teaching about the historical foundation of the suit and bespoke tailoring

It becomes more difficult with four and five. But, I would like to include Costi from the LL. He is not only extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to the tradition of the suit, but also demonstrates like few others, how you really ought to relate to clothing and shoes bespeaking them from local craftsmen.

Who is the fifth one? Voxsartoria, NJS, Will, RJMan, JeffreyD, Medwards, Mafoofan, and several more are contenders. However, I will choose Will. By shere presence, his ASW has had a huge impact on the online discussion of menswear, although he has a tendency to recycle rather than enlarge the discussion.

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Sycophants, start your engines... GO!
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I am sincere about it. It IS interesting to identify who improves the discussion, and what they say. The continuing discussion can benefit from it.
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FNB's style (from what I can glean from his words, not pics)  is mebe a bit quirky, but for my money he's the most articulate  and opinionated  -  in a good way  -   writer  on any of the forums I've visited.  

 

his combativeness is stimulating, and his provocations are entertaining -  if you're not on the receiving end lol

 

He came back to 'What are you wearing' on SF as JRMoody  (I think) or some such a couple yrs ago-  quite a shot in the arm until he was banned again.

 

Vox should be there-  prolific and funny altho not as fluent as FNB

and Manton of course-  his battles with FNB (b4 my time) were a great example of 2 strong voices pushing ea other to the dizzy heights, and lows.  worth a look in the archives.

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FNB's style (from what I can glean from his words, not pics)  is mebe a bit quirky, but for my money he's the most articulate writer on any of the forums I've visited-  

Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!
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Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!

 

 evil, yes.  but in a good way

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 evil, yes.  but in a good way

And besides, a needed contrarian lest the groupthink become hegemonic.
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FNB's style (from what I can glean from his words, not pics)  is mebe a bit quirky, but for my money he's the most articulate  and opinionated  -  in a good way  -   writer  on any of the forums I've visited.  

Opinionated he may be, but he has the prosody of someone only mildly familiar with the English language. His rhythm is clunky, his prose meanders and his rhetoric would be better deployed in the hands of an eighth grader.
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FNB's style (from what I can glean from his words, not pics)  is mebe a bit quirky, but for my money he's the most articulate  and opinionated  -  in a good way  -   writer  on any of the forums I've visited.  

his combativeness is stimulating, and his provocations are entertaining -  if you're not on the receiving end lol

He came back to 'What are you wearing' on SF as JRMoody  (I think) or some such a couple yrs ago-  quite a shot in the arm until he was banned again.

Vox should be there-  prolific and funny altho not as fluent as FNB
and Manton of course-  his battles with FNB (b4 my time) were a great example of 2 strong voices pushing ea other to the dizzy heights, and lows.  worth a look in the archives.

These statements suggest that English is not your first language. Is that correct?
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These statements suggest that English is not your first language. Is that correct?

 

Non native English speaker here, just wondering why do those statements suggests he's not an native English speaker?

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Non native English speaker here, just wondering why do those statements suggests he's not an native English speaker?

FNB's prose is inarticulate and uses fancy words incorrectly. He tries to sound smart by writing grandiose prose and by using complex words, but his sentences are incomprehensible. Vox and Manton are among the two best writers on SF because their writing is clear and can convey nuance. I suspect Pliny is not a native speaker because he thinks FNB is articulate and more fluent than Vox.
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Whose initials are FNB?
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