or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › To put the word out or not put the word out
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

To put the word out or not put the word out - Page 2

post #16 of 25
Quote:
Quote:
(quill @ 28 June 2004, 06:21) But what I'm not really hearing yet, in this discussion (or I've simply not caught it), is what the one overriding and compelling advantage for the majority of folks on this board would be.
the acquiring of some scratch shallow? maybe practical? definitely
post #17 of 25
Quote:
Quote:
(LA Guy @ 26 June 2004, 3:55) 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.
Don't think that enthusiasts have that much of an influence on mass-marketed brands. For them, selling RTW to the average Joe is going to be a higher margin business with fewer headaches. Also, should you in fact convince Zegna that there's an appropriate market for fully-canvassed suits, you've demonstrated to them an increase in demand which will be met with increased price. In your other thread, Acole hit the nail on the head -- we're exchanging knowledge here to exploit inefficient markets. I have neither the time nor the money to hope for any more than that. dan
Zegna already has hand finished (for Zegna anyhow, obviously they are not Attolini) suits: Napoli Couture. Which have a very Neapolitan cut that is anything from boxy. Jon.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
I think that there are a lot of companies - traditional manufacturers and retailers as well as internet and mail order businesses, that could profit greatly from the existence of a well respected *and* well publicized, dedicated third party forum like ours, and would be willing to funnel resources into sustaining it. That it is well-publicized (but not over-exposed - just to the level of "have you heard about this Styleforum thing? Do you know what it is?), I think, would be a selling point (for all we know, there are other such forums out there. I think that getting the one that gets the publicity is the one that will prosper and profit). Moreover, I think that we would be doing the professionals who have contributed some much to this forum a real service. However... the tribe has spoken? Just think about it though.
post #19 of 25
Its up to J and Steve to decide if they would want to advertise. Whenever a magazine mentions Steve, do they also mention this site as well? I know I've seen askandyaboutclothes mentioned in Men's Health before. I don't know if that was a problem for them. I don't understand what would be wrong with more people finding out about this site. Its like that poem Dover Beach. Yeah, we might get some bad posters but we might end up with some more people, who are just as awesome as the people right now. Of course, maybe we should start raiding other sites for their most valuable posters. Privately e-mail them about this site. This way, you wouldn't have a huge influx of people.
post #20 of 25
Quote:
Of course, maybe we should start raiding other sites for their most valuable posters. Privately e-mail them about this site. This way, you wouldn't have a huge influx of people.
I feel a bit bad about doing this, but that is basically how the forum started. A bunch of us on the (horrible, messy, ghetto) GQ Forum decided it was enough and I started this, and then I and others would go there and answer questions with the styleforum address in our signature line. People started moving here from that, and (I assume) telling their friends. Anyone who is well respected at other forums is welcome to advertise this one in their sig or whatever you feel is appropriate.
post #21 of 25
I was reading the archives of menshealth style forum, and its pretty evident that there used to be a number of regular posters who were very insightful. However, the only one left is Hermes_God. Either they don't have enough time, or they got sick of all the disturbing posts. Would it be wrong if we privately e-mailed them, and informed them about this site.
post #22 of 25
Quote:
However, the only one left is Hermes_God. Either they don't have enough time, or they got sick of all the disturbing posts. Would it be wrong if we privately e-mailed them, and informed them about this site.
If you can get a hold of his e-mail address, definitely send him a note. Like j said, that was a large part of the StyleForum's beginning. And I have to thank him once again for e-mailing me. I would hate to be stuck over at the GQ Forum slowly losing my sanity and self respect.
post #23 of 25
I vote no, for the moment, at least. After all, GQ is almost a household name, and as a result, their forum is full of drooling imbeciles and gimmick posters. I'm in favor of banner ads, however, if it'll help J pay for bandwidth. Pop-ups... no. On a somewhat-related note, any chance of a plugin for a 'click to ignore this user' button? This way, if you thought a member was not contributing/not being mature, you wouldn't have to read their drivel. I can think of a few members who would immediately put this into place against each other...
post #24 of 25
Quote:
Quote:
(esquire. @ 28 June 2004, 10:35) However, the only one left is Hermes_God. Either they don't have enough time, or they got sick of all the disturbing posts. Would it be wrong if we privately e-mailed them, and informed them about this site.
If you can get a hold of his e-mail address, definitely send him a note.
Hermes God from Men's Health is already a member here. However, here he's not a god and is just known as Hermes. Bradford Hoping Hermes is not mad that I'm blowing his cover.
post #25 of 25
The GQ forum you are writing about is this one right? http://us.gq.com/forums/style/ Jon.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › To put the word out or not put the word out