Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I blame the recession.
Don't remember the last time PG posted here.
he stopped posting late last year i think.
i enjoyed his posts
Same. I may give him stick to frothing over Rapha and bike frames, the guy has style
Let's be completely honest here though. Most of the 'good stuff' are luxury items. And making a hobby out of it makes for a very expensive hobby accessible to a select few. The decline of SF is pretty much due to those select few who started this forum getting bored of it after a number of years or are moving on with their lives. That's basically it. I came to this forum looking for advice on some awful awful things, then I stuck around for shits and giggles. Nothing baller in my wardrobe.
ditto - sounds like a sign of the times. Interestingly if you believe the ABS data for australia, per capita consumption of clothes/footwear increased for 13 years to 2008 and then it paused i.e. actual volumes not value. I think in general people are "updating" wardrobes rather than "upgrading" e.g. replace worn jacket, shirt etc at the same price point (or less?) rather than becoming aspirational shoppers.
Aspiration only happens when the times are optimistic.
Saw a Louis Vuitton shopping bag filled with a load of household rubbish on Dixon St over the weekend. Typical LOL
LOL reminds me of the AFR feature on LV/china last month talking about how LV went from exclusive to common place
quote "In China, Louis Vuitton is seen as the brand that even your ai-yi, or domestic helper, can afford,"
The entry level Gucci and LV are now called the McDonald bags. Everyone has them. Luxury for the masses. Guess where the leather is manufactured in? Hush hush dont tell....
they use leather?
If i buy these will i be cool too?
What you're missing is that domestic helpers can earn enough to buy LV. That shit ain't cheap. I'm going to China, clean some toilets, and spend the money on G&G..
Do you know that in China, people actually reuse Starbucks paper cups? Imagine, Starbucks as a status symbol.
Actually I'll keep part of it.
The reason we had a better B&S was hinted at by Romp. Excess product. Manafacturers couldn't shift all their product and hence sales.
As for content, I'd suggest that as a proption knowledge posters were more likely to be intrested enough to find SF earlier. We might have similar amounts of good content at this point but so much more weak stuff.
I'd suggest that bar has shifted as well. Old stuff becomes done/discussed and you can't always find something new especially on the MC side with the backwards looking aspects of it.
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