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Don't think of the peacockery around here solely as a competition - it is also the exchange of visual ideas - a dialogue.

I really agree with you here. The main reason I came here was really to get inspiration from others. I am sure many people come here looking for just that and then do their own thing or adapt things they see here to what they have, etc... it is a great source, for sure.

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Even before the advent of the Internet, the larger and denser the population, the more there is the impulse to differentiate oneself visually from the crowd (trust me on this, I've lived on the island of Manhattan for 36 years - I've seen differentiations of all stripes . . .)
I found this statement quite interesting as I spend 2 years in MI and after living in Manhattan for almost 10 years. Now I'm back in Gotham, the clothing mindset is again up front and center. In addition to "trend-setters" the clothing turnover market also providers much opportunity to pick up stuff in manageable prices.

I love the contrast that here in NYC there is something about standing out while in MI, everyone is blending in wearing camo. colgate.gif
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Anyone here subscribe to any fashion mags/ books? I'm thinking of subbing to The Rake.

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I was thinking of doing that too.
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Thread Starter 

Genuine question (as opposed to snark): why?

 

There are thousands of pictures out there of wonderful clothes and literally tens of blogs worth reading about them...all for free.

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There is nothing out there beyond Styleforum.  Only tight suits, neck tattoos and some dragons. Stay here.  Here is best.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Genuine question (as opposed to snark): why?

 

There are thousands of pictures out there of wonderful clothes and literally tens of blogs worth reading about them...all for free.

@Claghorn

 

Clags,

 

Could you rattle off your "recommended Holiday reading" - websites, instagrams, tumblrs, blogs, etc. that you go to on a regular basis?  I suspect a lot of people would get a lot out of that.  Thanks,

 

WtL

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Not trying to stir up the loafer debate again, but found this thread that had a nice loafer debate between some old timers for your reading pleasure.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/96303/loafers
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Genuine question (as opposed to snark): why?

 

There are thousands of pictures out there of wonderful clothes and literally tens of blogs worth reading about them...all for free.

I like to read other people's viewpoints, and sometimes longform written in cohesive, well thought out verbiage is nice. Plus, they have some really beautiful pictures that could be used for inspiration. Many of the areas they specialize in aren't as much written about on SF/most blogs (ex - Parisian tailoring is confined to only one small thread on SF, but has some of the most beautiful jackets in the world). 

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I like the Rake but every time I'm in a store looking through it I talk myself out of actually buying it. There was a beautiful DB in the latest issue so I just took a picture of it rather than paying 7 bucks.
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I like the Rake but every time I'm in a store looking through it I talk myself out of actually buying it. There was a beautiful DB in the latest issue so I just took a picture of it rather than paying 7 bucks.

yeah, i've almost subscribed a few times... and then just closed the browser window.

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The articles for the rake are quite good.
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confusing thing for me initially was that The Rake (Japanese) is not the same as The Rake (English)

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Looks like it sold. Hope it was one of you and we'll get to see it in a fit soon!

Preface: Not blaming you in any way. Sheeeeit happens.

Unfortunately, the seller on Grailed did not ship the item, never responded to my e-mails, and even added a fake 5 star review claiming "shipped quickly" and "communicated well." What really pisses me off is that I contacted him on Paypal and said that I was willing to wait if he had unforeseen IRL issues. He rewards my kindness with a fake review. censored.gif

Merry Christmas to all, regardless.
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Rake English version contains no information whatsoever.

 

While its counterpart is really good, I would rank it up there with Men's Precious.

 

Don't think I've ever "learned" anything deep from these magazines, though, just where and when to buy stuff.

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