This board is unrecognisable
One by one the original bespoke afficianados slowly packed their bags and left. Who were they? Manton, Iammatt, Mafoofan, Voxsartoria, and others whose names I've forgotten. I miss both their expertise and willingness to share their bespoke experiences. Maybe they simply outgrew the forum or felt what they contributed wasn't reciprocated.
They also contributed to the march towards #PeakMenswear. In other words, they brought the best and the worst to the forum.
I too agree that the forum has largely become a marketplace and has become a bit hive like, but I still enjoy coming here and participating. It is the responsibility of us as members to make the forum what we want it to be. Right now, we have some work to do if we want it to change.
Don't they all go off and get there own blogs or clothing related businesses? Always seems to happen that, I suppose its logical in a way, if you have 100 posts a day on here and you are a lawyer (or something) you are probably not that focused on your day job and should probably do something you are really into.
I doubt that Manton, Vox, or Foo are now flogging rags.