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Stuff Styleforvm overrates

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mussel, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. mussel

    mussel Well-Known Member

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    Cordovan as bad weather footwear. So I followed the SF advice and wear my cordovan during bad weather and got water marks all over. It took a year and half and numerous polishes for the water marks to fade. I don't why so many members suggest cordovan as bad weather attire. Those cheap rubber overshoes work much better with rain, sleet, snow and slush.

    Marinella ties. To see what the fuss all about, I made a trip to BG to examine them in real life, they're very very nice don't get me wrong but there are number of equally nice makers like H&B which can be had for a fraction of cost 20 minutes downtown subway ride away. May be the bespoke ties are much nicer, but I don't see the point of bespoke ties unless you're 5'4 or under or over 6'4.

    So what other stuffs do you think are overrated on Styleforum?
     
  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    S.A. Briggs umbrella.
     
  3. Willsw

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    Pocket squares, definitely. Even though I don't think I'll ever wear a jacket without one again. Raw denim.
     
  4. Cary Grant

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    Raw denim.

    +1
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.
     
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    XeF4 Well-Known Member

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    Paul Smith.
     
  8. grimslade

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.

    +1
     
  9. whacked

    whacked Well-Known Member

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    Raw denim.

    +1

    -1

    ... equals ZERO, foolish dissenters!
     
  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    Anne Hathaway

    +100
     
  11. JeffsWood

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    Pocket squares, definitely.

    +1 - they have there place, but they get pimped out here way too often.
     
  12. Douglas

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    Ralph Lauren. A lot of it may be great, purple label especially, but I own quite a bit of the supposedly better Polo stuff as a result of forum encouragement and it is just sort of meh.
     
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    Knit ties. Don't like the knot they tie and I particularly hate the 100% cashmere ones.
     
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  15. Dewey

    Dewey Well-Known Member

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    This is too easy. First, there's way too much attention to fit, and especially the degree to which fit is more important than quality or just sporting a storied label.

    Styleforum also overrates photography skills. Natural light, clean your mirror, tripod, BAH HUMBUG. You can't see the details? Use your imagination for crissakes.

    Styleforum also overrates buying on discount. You want the item, pay full retail I say.

    Finally, Styleforum overrates wit. This is not a comedy forum. Everyone tries way too hard to be funny. People should tell it like is and leave well enough alone.
     
  16. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Well-Known Member

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    Ralph Lauren. A lot of it may be great, purple label especially, but I own quite a bit of the supposedly better Polo stuff as a result of forum encouragement and it is just sort of meh.

    Really? I think, particularly on sale, the Made in Italy Polo stuff represents a solid value. In my experience, they're one of the few RTW brands whose trousers routinely have forward pleats.
     
  17. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.

    Huh?
     
  18. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.

    Stop making fun of Anne Hathaway's nose! [​IMG]
     
  19. Metlin

    Metlin Well-Known Member

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    Obsessing over style rules.

    At the end of the day, you should wear what you think looks good, and what you feel like wearing. It is quite possible for people to wear black suits, or cuff links without jackets and pull it off.

    Fussing over some of these rules without accepting the fact that at the end of they they are just clothes can be a little over the top.
     
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  20. Willsw

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    Sounds like Dewey wants AAAC.
     

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