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^Didn't know that, Fuuma.
I thought SF started during the "Great Schism of 2002" on ALVA (Authentic Louis Vuitton Addicts), when Nancy, still high off her purchase of a Burberry check scarf, commented snarkily to Tamela, the wife of a record executive, that her Louboutin pumps made her ass look big. Oh, many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

Well another rumour says the split happened on the MoD-ID forums (Mollusk of Decrepitude Interior Design forums) during a fight to determine if this clip was fierce or extra-fierce (guest appearance by forum member gdl203 wearing a ToJ jacket starts at 2min15):

stitches: what was the post I should have answered? I doubt you actually offered to go to a neonazi meeting with me, I don't think we'd make it unscathed.
Edited by Fuuma - 9/28/12 at 3:05pm
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People who doubt Fuuma's version of history need only to look at the front page for clues



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I don't think you're aware of this as it is old forum history but styleforum was started in 2002 as a splinter of the stormfront fashion section. Site managers LAGuy (formerly known as AryanGuy) and J (formerly known as JewsRBad) disagreed with stormfront moderator aryanfist666 over the appropriate styling of jackboots and SS insignias and left to create this place. Antisemitism is a big part of our DNA and we'd like you to have some respect for this proud heritage. Rahowa!

 

So THAT'S why Ralph Lauren is being discount in this thread...devil.gif

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rach and fuuma - i have to head to shul for shabbos. ill respond to you both saturday night. i hope you can handle that anticipation.
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For me - it's tied between Turnbull & Asser, Brioni and Brooks Brothers (possibly RL, but it has watered down its name and branding too much).
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Well another rumour says the split happened on the MoD-ID forums (Mollusk of Decrepitude Interior Design forums) during a fight to determine if this clip was fierce or extra-fierce (guest appearance by forum member gdl203 wearing a ToJ jacket starts at 2min15):

And the verdict was EXTRA FIERCE, thanks to the dude at the beginning wearing a knock-off of Macdonald's Givenchy AW02 Haute Couture floral jumpsuit. lol8[1].gif
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Come to think of it, maybe sizing down on the tie-dye was a bad idea
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Haven't read thread. Has anyone mentioned Perry Ellis yet? That was my jam back in the day.

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My goodness, man. What is wrong with you?

I hadn't realized that pointing out the obvious and responding to your posts are "wrong."

Seriously, you didn't think unprovoked personal attacks are without consequences?

But I am willing to drop this if you are.
Edited by JensenH - 9/29/12 at 2:07am
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Haven't read thread. Has anyone mentioned Perry Ellis yet? That was my jam back in the day.
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ZOMG!! GOLD LABEL? PLEATED SHOULDERS??

sorry rach. i could not resist. to many memories.
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Loved the pleated shoulders - made a guy look broad shouldered.

That was back in 1985, no?

Stitchy wasn't even born yet! shog[1].gif
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Now THAT would be a fun class. smile.gif Sorry for the wall of text, but I enjoy discourse analysis and social dynamics: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I forgot to add that the only time I've really seen a single "topic" thread (meaning not one like WAYWT or something that is regularly updated with new material), go 700-800+ posts is when a flame war develops.
With almost no exception, I don't think a single-topic thread can be informative past 300 posts. Beyond sheer material exhaustion is also a paradox: any single topic on a public "general interest" forum won't have enough "expert" knowledge to keep it going without tiresome repetition. Conversely, assuming such experts all taking part in the same thread, it becomes hard to follow.
Looking at the science of social networks... my guess why this is the case is even though we are online, I don't think we can go beyond the cognitive social limits evolution has given us; I don't think we can really pay attention to 40 people all sharing a lot of information at once. At best, we focus on 4-5 and skim the rest (similar to what we'd do in a large room... focus on a few and mostly ignore the others). We simply aren't equipped to handle more than that, whether online or IRL. On any given SF thread, there are probably not more than 4-5 informative posters worth listening to, so in general we don't exceed those limits. As well, those 4-5 generally are given an obvious leeway/deference by others, so that even when there are 50 or more on a thread, the "leaders" (like any social group) quickly become obvious.
*This is perhaps one problem with CE; everybody thinks they are the leader on a thread and so with 30 people, 29 of them all think they are the only one contributing information (so it becomes an obnoxious, almost unreadable echo-chamber)*
Having been on many fora since 2000 or so... IMHO what is required to keep a forum going is not what you'd expect; it is this wide range of non-expert poster that makes it fun. I've also been on those "private" forums made up of only experts, and it generally burns out quickly with a lot of catty bitching. So, you really can't have your cake and eat it, too.
Even then, there is a brief lifespan to a topical thread, with peak fitness at 30-100 posts. Less than that, it's finding its legs... more than that and the real meat has been shared, after which the vultures swoop in.
SF is sort of like the RL of menswear fora; somehow it hasn't diluted its "brand" even given a number of different quality levels (after all, for every Manton/Purple Label there is a mensimageconsultant/lauren Ralph lauren.)

interesting points. i think i would tend to agree with most of it. maybe all of it even. the psychology behind the behavior of posters, and what makes forum conversation a success or a failure, is something i find interesting.

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stitches: what was the post I should have answered? I doubt you actually offered to go to a neonazi meeting with me, I don't think we'd make it unscathed.

lol, no i dont imagine that would end well for either of us. i was more referring to earlier, more serious posts. but no matter, its old news now, and i am sure it was nothing personal. as rach noted above, there are only so many opinions one can take note of, and converse with.
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Loved the pleated shoulders - made a guy look broad shouldered.
That was back in 1985, no?
Stitchy wasn't even born yet! shog[1].gif

hey now! i was born in 82. and i was rocking PE by the time i was bar mitzvah in 95, maybe even earlier.
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What about Tommy Hilfiger?

what about getting banned?
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