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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EFV, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I follow you and especially enjoyed your Pitti pics. Some of the best anywhere. Far better than even the NY Times feed.
     
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  2. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Tumblr is a good platform for an interview or narrative brand story but the fun is happening on Instagram. I used to get 100+ Likes on Tumblr for an average nice post (I've had many over 1,000 and even one over 12,000) but these days even a good story or unique photo doesn't quite get the response it used to. That is one of the reasons I went to Instagram. Plus, more people are post their own photos and use less styled editorial shots. 95% or more of my Instagram shots are mine and shot with my phone. Rarely do I follow people who use stock photos or editorial styled photos which now seem to dominate Tumblr.
     
  3. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Well-Known Member

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    ^ all true, but it's a bummer that Instagram pics can't be Pinned
     
  4. GusW

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    True, but it forces people to keep new things in play rather than reposting the same italian dude smoking a cigarette pic 10,000 times :)
     
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    If I only could give this two thumbs up, a high five, and a chest bump!
     
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  6. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    I've never understood the popularity of aggregation blogs, especially in the menswear world. Then again I've always treated the "like" button as most treat the reblog...
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I think the popularity for aggregation blogs amoung guys is putting together looks they aspire to own and wear. The appeal is more on a novice level which is, after all, the majority of Tumblrs in any category (clothing, cars, etc..)

    I really appreciate people who provide their own content and photos.
     
  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    So what would each be best for for a menswear perspective?

    Pinterest: collecting looks/items for personal inspiration

    Tumblr: ??

    Instagram:??
     
  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    I think the best part of tumblr is one's ability to seamlessly blend editorial with context-free images. The Q&A features are also quite nice in terms of getting actionable feedback and/or getting to know the author.
     
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    I know I'm late to the party but since I've been enjoying the pictures you post on SF @Crat I checked your Tumblr and I like it, I scrolled all the way to the bottom. Keep up!
     
  11. Crat

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    Thank you for the kind words. Its not fast moving full of fast cars and bare birds but its my tumblr :)
     
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  12. GusW

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    I decided that I would get back to doing stories and interviews on my Tumblr once again. As part of it I selected a new theme or format that is interactive with other social media. I can interface with Twitter, Instagram, etc. Here is my first story using the new theme. http://abitofcolor.tumblr.com/
     
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    Great to see that you're going to be doing more stories and interviews - that's very good news!
     
  14. GusW

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    Thanks Journyman, I appreciate your comment. I have a few new interviews lined up with some people outside the Styleforum mainstream that I have run into at trade shows and through travel. I hope you will find them interesting.
     
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