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New Issue of Classic Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TCN, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. N.K.

    N.K. Active Member

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    Um...let's see. Blow me. If you want to take a shit on the magazine that is your business. I happen to find its enthusiasm and integrity appealing. I like it because it is not so polished and bland like Men's Vogue or blatantly whored out like GQ. Just because you do not find the magazine appealing does not make my taste puerile.


    It's okay to question GQ, Men's Vogue, Esquire, Details and the like...but hands off Clasic Style. It is clearly the best men's magazine ever, from writing to photography to wide market appeal. It is rough and amateurish and "un-slick"...which makes it incredibly appealling. It is not whorish like the other magazines - disregard the hat ads and articles on the "Return of the Hat", etc. This is all obvious to me now, my mistake.

    As for your request to "blow you"...I'll pass. Have your mother do it, hillbilly. You can rest your issue of CS on her head and read the article on argyle socks, have yourself a real day of it. Ask her if you "taste peurile."

    N.K.
     
  2. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    You would rather read CS than GQ or Vogue? That makes sense. It's a good idea to pass up articles written by world class writers, with photos taken by world class photographers, and really good clothing for...a costume magazine. Maybe you should also drop Esquire and pick up Children's Highlights.

    While the last issue was somewhat better, CS still seems like Vanity Press material slapped together by some college kids. The "My Dad's got a barn and Polly can sing, let's put on a show" version of...something. Seriously, this thing can't last long. It's pretty thin and the writings pretty amateurish. Not to mention the photography. Check out the cover; the models pants are so tight the pleats are bulging and he's practically sporting a camel's toe. Poor attention to detail.

    As for the holster guy with the specs and the 'stache - oh brother. This magazines going to have about as much appeal to consumer's as a new Buick - not much unless you're at least 69 years old.

    N.K.

    Don't know why you've gotten such a rise out of people...

    Though I'd disagree about the good-ness of the clothes in GQ or Vogue, I think you're more correct than people give you credit for.

    I enjoyed Manton's article on Peter Mole and the Savile Row one as well. Wasn't able to make it through too many of the rest.

    The style photos are nice but not markedly different in style or brands from mainstream men's fashion magazines.

    I think it's a nice magazine and provides a solid half hour of entertaining poolside reading but it will be interesting to see if (if it hasn't already) it expands beyond the core Fedora Lounge / AAAC group.
     
  3. N.K.

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    Don't know why you've gotten such a rise out of people...

    Though I'd disagree about the good-ness of the clothes in GQ or Vogue, I think you're more correct than people give you credit for.

    I enjoyed Manton's article on Peter Mole and the Savile Row one as well. Wasn't able to make it through too many of the rest.

    The style photos are nice but not markedly different in style or brands from mainstream men's fashion magazines.

    I think it's a nice magazine and provides a solid half hour of entertaining poolside reading but it will be interesting to see if (if it hasn't already) it expands beyond the core Fedora Lounge / AAAC group.


    Thank you, I agree. I'm not saying all in GQ/Esquire/Vogue etc is great but some things are and the professionalism (IMHO) is many degrees higher. I myself don't understand why it's okay to disparage them at length but, to some, CS is hands off. CS better learn to take some criticism as constructive and act on it if it intends to stay around or become anything other than a small niche mag.

    N.K.
     
  4. Film Noir Buff

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    Thank you, I agree. I'm not saying all in GQ/Esquire/Vogue etc is great but some things are and the professionalism (IMHO) is many degrees higher. I myself don't understand why it's okay to disparage them at length but, to some, CS is hands off. CS better learn to take some criticism as constructive and act on it if it intends to stay around or become anything other than a small niche mag.

    N.K.



    Apparently there is a market for remembering the 30s-50s.

    http://www.reminisce.com/2005/SO05/R...&OrgURL=&r_d=y
     
  5. NukeMeSlowly

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    It's okay to question GQ, Men's Vogue, Esquire, Details and the like...but hands off Clasic Style. It is clearly the best men's magazine ever, from writing to photography to wide market appeal. It is rough and amateurish and "un-slick"...which makes it incredibly appealling. It is not whorish like the other magazines - disregard the hat ads and articles on the "Return of the Hat", etc. This is all obvious to me now, my mistake.

    As for your request to "blow you"...I'll pass. Have your mother do it, hillbilly. You can rest your issue of CS on her head and read the article on argyle socks, have yourself a real day of it. Ask her if you "taste peurile."

    N.K.


    I guess you are as stupid as your postings suggest. I clearly stated that you are free to criticize the magazine to your heart's content. You are not free, however, to insult me because I happen to like it. Oh, and buy a dictionary shitbird. It's puerile, not peurile.
     
  6. grimslade

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    I have a dictionary. "Shitbird" isn't in it.


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  7. millionaire75

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    Gotta say I agree with NK....
     
  8. itsstillmatt

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    I have a dictionary. "Shitbird" isn't in it.


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    even the scrabble dictionary?
     
  9. Manton

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    even the scrabble dictionary?

    I think it's in the Urban Dictionary.
     
  10. JBZ

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    I think it's in the Urban Dictionary.

    Shitbird? I think that's the Urban Dictionary from the 1950s.
     
  11. Tarmac

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    do you guys pick this up at Borders? BN? both?
     
  12. Manton

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    Shitbird? I think that's the Urban Dictionary from the 1950s.

    Well, see, once in, it's in for good.
     
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    do you guys pick this up at Borders? BN? both?

    I got a one year subscription. I believe both Borders and BN carry it but I would call ahead to make sure.
     
  15. Gradstudent78

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    I've always seen it at Barnes and noble.
     
  16. AlanC

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    It is my understanding that every B&N should have CS front and center in the 'Men's Interest' section right now as per arrangement with the magazine.
     
  17. N.K.

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    I guess you are as stupid as your postings suggest. I clearly stated that you are free to criticize the magazine to your heart's content. You are not free, however, to insult me because I happen to like it. Oh, and buy a dictionary shitbird. It's puerile, not peurile.

    Is there an option to NukeYouQuickly?

    N.K.
     

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