For all I know, LAG, you could own one pair of Sonoma jeans, wear Etnies and have dreads.
True confessions: 1) I actually sort of like the shape of some skate shoes, though I much prefer Gravis to Etnies, and don't own any of either right now - I'm sort into Nike Terminators right now, and am at this moment wearing a very beat up pair 2) An Asian guy with dreads? I'd have to be a lot skinnier (and I *really* like burritos, so even if I ran an extra 5 miles a day, I probably wouldn't be skinny/cut) and a lot cooler to be able to pull that off. No, it's super short hair for me. 3) I actually like somewhat baggy jeans sometimes - Paper Denim's ICON is one of my favorite cuts. It's either baggy bootleg or slim bootleg for me these days. Very occasionally, I'll rock a straight leg pair of ancient, ancient Lucky jeans that have been washes, by my reckoning, about 200 times. Yep. They came by their vintageness honestly. As for the poll, I think that you guys may have misunderstood what I am proposing. I'm not trying to change the nature of the forum - I think that's it's strength. I am just suggesting that the forum could be more influential (imagine if Zegna changed to a fully canvassed construction and a slightly less boxy cut just because the comments on the forum are so widely read. Or if Ebay counterfeiters started to find that profits were going down, down, down... ) The only changes to the forum would be to preserve the integrity of the membership - which would impact current members only in that their memberships would be so much more valuable.