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Why Will is so great

post #1 of 47
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Because he is a guy who sells men's clothing that doesn't dress like a guy who sells men's clothing.












He is a menswear blogger who doesn't dress like a menswear blogger.
post #2 of 47
I first met Will while I was out for a run in SoMa. This was before the store became a full-blown thing and before I had heard of Style Forum. Nice guy.
post #3 of 47
What? Another personality thread?! I thought the Great Man Theory is defunct, with structural explanations of the world being de rigueur in the academic bubble -- or at least so I was told back in university.

Still, I'll jump on this one. Saw him in London this year T'was a cold and rainy afternoon, not untypical, and he stood at the Jermyn Street end of the Piccadilly Arcade, and was gazing intently at the rain. Five minutes later, the rain stopped (I was waiting for it to subside too). I kid you not. Must have been Will.
post #4 of 47
I've always had great service from ASW and love Will's blog. Would love to hear Foo's opinion though as Will was one of the first to use StyFo as a commercial opportunity (which, by Foo's lights, has set this forum on its current downhill).
post #5 of 47

Obviously I'm not in the know here. Where is this blog?

post #6 of 47
A Suitable Wardrobe.
post #7 of 47

Oh, ok. I know what you are talking about.

post #8 of 47
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Because he is a guy who sells men's clothing that doesn't dress like a guy who sells men's clothing.

He is a menswear blooger who doesn't dress like a menswear blogger.


Agreed.

He dresses like an adult.
post #9 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jamesgatz View Post

I've always had great service from ASW and love Will's blog. Would love to hear Foo's opinion though as Will was one of the first to use StyFo as a commercial opportunity (which, by Foo's lights, has set this forum on its current downhill).

Will's great. He was a pure blogger long before he opened his online shop, and had demonstrated both his taste and knowledge in spades. So, his case is a bit different from others. Anyway, I have no problem with ads and sponsors. It's the current crowd of consumption-oriented posters that has changed the forum. Maybe you can link the two, but we've always had ads and sponsors (hey, can't have a forum if the forum owners can't make money!).
post #10 of 47
'A Suitable Wardrobe' has articles on caviar and sending your shirts out to the laundry, rather than just ironing them yourself or getting the wife to do so.

It is not really relevant to the life I lead. I suspect Will always travels with a steamer trunk and never just hand luggage on a budget airline.

What did he do before he started on clothes full time? What line of work was he in ?
post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

'A Suitable Wardrobe' has articles on caviar and sending your shirts out to the laundry, rather than just ironing them yourself or getting the wife to do so.

It is not really relevant to the life I lead. 

 

I know what you mean. I don't begrudge anyone that lifestyle, I'm very much a typical live and let live Californian in that respect, but it just doesn't relate to me. No matter how I dress I will always be that guy yelling a little too loudly at the umpires at a ball game. The great thing about people like you mention, though, is that when they write about those kind of lives it lets you in to something you might never have known before. I'm genuinely interested in that kind of lifestyle. Not because I covet it, but because it is so different from mine.

post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


He is a menswear blooger who doesn't dress like a menswear blogger.

 

Now that you mention it, I'd like to see a photo of him smoking outside of a fashion show.

post #13 of 47
I started reading his blog long before I discovered Style forum. Outstanding service and top quality inventory at ASW
post #14 of 47
funny about online celebrity. i was driving around SF one morning (on my way to lunch with hewhowas/is/matt) and i pulled past the Fairmount and I swear I saw Will going in. I almost stopped the car and ran over to say hi when i realized ... wait ... what would be weird.
post #15 of 47
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

'A Suitable Wardrobe' has articles on caviar and sending your shirts out to the laundry, rather than just ironing them yourself or getting the wife to do so.

It is not really relevant to the life I lead. I suspect Will always travels with a steamer trunk and never just hand luggage on a budget airline.

What did he do before he started on clothes full time? What line of work was he in ?

Will's such a pleasant writer that I enjoy reading anyway. Right? He never makes me feel bad about not eating caviar or ironing my own shirts or not buying "the perfect shade of wine" necktie.
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