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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    It's all MTO. They can pretty much make any shoe. Like... 'ANY' shoe... not exaggerating, Mimo has Vass with just alligator (or iguana or something) tongues. You can't not find something you like.
     
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    It's true. They will also copy other makers designs up to reason.
     
  5. Bill Dlwgosh

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    Vass Galosh, get it without the medallion and broguing if you want, and in black of course.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. TM79

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    I like how we're all talking as if the site doesn't look like a total abomination aka a minor league baseball stadium's outfield walls.

    The irony being the site is typically centered around things of and in good taste ...
     
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  7. Joenobody0

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    It looks like the AE second of web designs. I especially like how I can't see The options at the top of the page, due to the ugly AE text :foo:
     
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    And if you accidentally click too far one way or the other....

    I mean, with all the affilaite vendors and everything, youd think SF wouldn't need to do advertising like this.
     
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    Ad block on Mozilla kills all this. It is amazing.
     
  10. Caustic Man

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    SF is a business. Hosting these forums, as it turns out, is good business. But so is advertising.
     
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    looking for ad-block for chrome now...
     
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    Absolutely. At work I am confined to IE so that's the only time I see the new "design". Yuck.

    As for what CM said - yes, advertising drives revenue (I'd guess not much revenue in the case of these AE monstrosities but that's neither here nor there) but there's also a way to do it that doesn't turn off people and make them purposely not click anything.

    This is probably the second worst way of advertising - the first being pop up boxes the second you go to a site.
     
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    SF is free. I don't mind the ads.
     
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    Adblock. Get it. No more ads ever. I've seen how this site looks without it, and it's by far the worst advertising I've seen on a forum ever. SF is turning into a quick money grab forum. Just from AVs they're pulling in loads of money.
     
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  15. The Noodles

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    The AE ad makes the site look so bad that AE should pay us to put up with it.
     
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    I'm asking for a pair of seconds to use as shoe trees.
     
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    While Bill is correct, it's still just a forum that honestly doesn't cost much money per month to keep running. And as MonkeyFace said, there is decent revenue coming from all the AVs (and there are a lot now) alone. It's forced monetization which is why it looks so horrible. I really doubt many direct purchases will be made by clicking the ads so it's simply being designed to intentionally create tons of misclicks. That seems shitty to me.

    And it's not a knock on anyone personally running the site. I think it's a flat out shitty way for anyone to design something.

    If the people running the site want to treat it like a part-time job and draw a salary, that's fine. I just wish they'd do it in a more tasteful way.

    Anyways, that's all I'll say about it. I won't beat it into the ground.
     
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  18. Claghorn

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    @LA Guy has complained to Huddler, I think, about the wall to wall ads. To no avail, I guess.
     
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    I've got nothing against site skins, and I thought that this one was done reasonably well, though I'm not fond of the "seconds" branding. I don't typically see the creatives until the last moment.
     
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    It actually costs a lot to keep a site of this size, and a fair number of people, to keep this place running.

    I will keep the comments about the quality of the creatives in mind, though, for the next go around.
     
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