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Mind you are they really that special? I mean without wanting to upset people, Foo has bought what a dozen (maybe less) garments from Rubinacci? I don't think that makes you an expert on tailoring or even on Rubinacci, or even that extraordinary of a client for a place like that. Now I suppose I am talking about Foo here because I know the most about him, but I think the biggest draw is that he goes to high end makers, but.....lots and lots of people do, every day. His experience is interesting and valuable to a point but I think it was just fetishised by the aspirational posters you talk about that were always here and who can only dream of fine tailoring.
Its tough though because people that really buy high end tailoring do not tend to post about it and I agree thats a shame in a way but then i understand it. A CEO, business owner, or a Partner in a firm probably has little time or inclination to post on here, they do read though in my experience.
Edited by David Reeves - 12/17/15 at 9:58am
As far ar ads and stories about brands, tailors, etc., on the front page of Styleforum, what do you expect? When you read the business news, isn't it all about monetizing a website? That is the online world.
There is still lots of quality content here on Styleforum and it continues to be an excellent resource for discovering new and emerging looks, styles, tailors, and talent.
The discussion of full bespeaking of clothing has diminished, as there are fewer full bespeakers writing up the bespeaking experience. And that is a loss. (I think there might be as much or more discussion of the bespeaking of shoes, however.) There is still significant discussion of custom clothing, cloth selection, fit, pattern, color, etc. Some of it is in AV threads, some isn't.
I browse here once week or so, but it does seem mainly now like a venue for people to sell stuff or for people to organise trunk shows. No shame or bad in either of those things but difficult to cut through when you just want to exchange or read ideas about bespoke.
More affected than someone who said people couldn't know anything about bespoke until they'd ordered 12 suits from the same tailor?