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post #9121 of 13790
Idk, i felt a bit of sympthy for faust. Not enough to totally agree with him because he seems like a tool, but he thinks there's something special about being an enthusiast of avant garde clothing above simply wanting to buy and wear dope shit--it's a connection to the vision of a designer, who they view as artists/artisans and that's why it's cool to them. Grailed is less about the expression of the designer/artisan and more about kopping fire jawnz. I think it's legitimate to think there's something objectionable to that, even if you might disagree, and I think it's also legitimate to be worried that the hypebeast element will crowd out the people who like artisinal stuff and it'll cheapen their silly but still very real self-conception as a connoisseur of clothing.

I guess the comparison could be made to like, high end wine--you can think a Bordeaux as an expression of winemaking ability and centuries of tradition and an expression of terrior but now it's just a status symbol for chinese oligarchs. If you've been in the wine collecting game for a while for the aforementioned reasons, it probably pisses you off for the latter, though you could be rightly accused of elitism for having that viewpoint (not to mention it's legit to be salty that they're running up the price of this thing that you like, which sucks regardless of whether or not its for the "wrong" reasons).

I think both the "there is something being lost here" and the "you're being an elitist dick" viewpoints are legitimate. You can't stop the graildificiation of fashion and that sucks for guys like faust, but at the same time, it actually does suck for guys like faust.

Also maybe i'm just used to pumping out pseudo intellectual garbage but I didn't think his writing style was that offensive either.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 4/13/16 at 12:04pm
post #9122 of 13790
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I guess the comparison could be made to like, high end wine--you can think a Bordeaux as an expression of winemaking ability and centuries of tradition and an expression of terrior but now it's just a status symbol for chinese oligarchs. If you've been in the wine collecting game for a while for the aforementioned reasons, it probably pisses you off for the latter, though you could be rightly accused of elitism for having that viewpoint (not to mention it's legit to be salty that they're running up the price of this thing that you like, which sucks regardless of whether or not its for the "wrong" reasons).
 

Or... you can think of it as a bloody good drink.

post #9123 of 13790
the noveau riche chinese mix really expensive bottles of wine with sprite frown.gif
post #9124 of 13790
On a semi-related note, if you like crazy wine collections and super rare cars. You should check out David Lee on his various media including instagram/YT and his page: http://ferraricollectordavidlee.com/ .

He tracks his cars at least satisfied.gif

Maybe @StanleyVanBuren can attend one of his weekend car meetups.
post #9125 of 13790

Thankfully the internet exists so I can follow the egregious world of the uncomfortably wealthy

post #9126 of 13790
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

On a semi-related note, if you like crazy wine collections and super rare cars. You should check out David Lee on his various media including instagram/YT and his page: http://ferraricollectordavidlee.com/ .

He tracks his cars at least satisfied.gif

Maybe @StanleyVanBuren can attend one of his weekend car meetups.

 

Haven't been to a car meetup in awhile. Super high end stuff isn't that interesting to me, but if he tracks his cars that's a big plus in my book. I need to get something worthy of taking to a car show again, kinda wish I still had my Fiat but then again I still have nowhere to put it and never quite fit in it anyway...

post #9127 of 13790
Looks like he just tracked his 288 GTO and LaFerrari this weekend in Sonoma.
post #9128 of 13790
fok, is there a reason the shockwave crashes on SF have increased in the past 36 hours? i'm used to them happening to some extent on my windows xp machine, but now it's constant on that machine and it's started happening on my windows 10 machine too.
post #9129 of 13790
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fok, is there a reason the shockwave crashes on SF have increased in the past 36 hours? i'm used to them happening to some extent on my windows xp machine, but now it's constant on that machine and it's started happening on my windows 10 machine too.

 

Yeah, this has been happening to me for the past 36 hours or so, on a windows 8 machine and a windows 10 machine. At random times having an SF tab open in
Chrome will completely cripple the browser and sometimes the whole machine. Just didn't bother posting about it since I couldn't isolate the link or ad being served that was causing it (since the whole page was frozen)

post #9130 of 13790
Got a pair of NOS DH MIJ jeans.
Options:
1. wear to death as is like it's 2005 again
2. hem
3. taper + hem

Go.
post #9131 of 13790
Shockwave and flash belong in the recycle bin of archaism. Windows, whatever version, belongs nowhere.

Posted from my cli lynx browser devil.gif
post #9132 of 13790
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Got a pair of NOS DH MIJ jeans.
Options:
1. wear to death as is like it's 2005 again
2. hem
3. taper + hem

Go.

1.
post #9133 of 13790
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Got a pair of NOS DH MIJ jeans.
Options:
1. wear to death as is like it's 2005 again
2. hem
3. taper + hem

Go.

What does NOS stand for? 

 

I'd go for 3 

post #9134 of 13790
new old stock
post #9135 of 13790
Not trying to defend faust, but he isn't a native english speaker, is he? That is rather limiting when it comes to writing, anyone here who has learnt a language as an adult will understand...
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