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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Romp

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    yeah now you've added beer - makes everything good

    out of interest you say $5 for pine - is it much more for some more exotic timber? like cedar, blue gum or ash? I actually admire the handmade aspect but then im a little OCD and if im going to that effort i might as well make it a masterpiece hehe
     
  2. iSurg

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    lol, yeah, I should stop crying about it. Cheers. Back to regular posting.
     
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  3. lachyzee

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    The problem is that we would then have to apply that "policy" to other Aus affiliates who post on their product in here, Henry Carter comes to mind, as does O&J (when they were still an affiliate).

    Whatever your thoughts on these retailers, we need to be consistent (not that is really the domain of forum members to enforce these rules).

    I don't mind the occasional post from affiliates in this thread, myself. Perhaps it should be restricted to photos + short descriptions only.
     
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  4. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Simon. I will have to report your posts to the moderators because you keep flogging your wares here like spam. I'm sure you're suits are good and if people are interested then they can find all your deals in your affiliate thread. Most people in this thread are actually well dressed so you don't need to explain your made in china suits.
     
  5. iSurg

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    I am of a similar opinion. I actually quite like OJ and HC posts, probably because they are mainly pics.

    I think there is a distinct difference between OJ/HC and Elite posts. OJ and HC are both contributory to the chatter of the thread, and the posts create a nice hype and excitement around the ties and popovers, which are great. The key thing is that it generates interesting fit pics. The other type of posts are anti-hype, anti-excitement.
     
  6. Oli2012

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    Sorry mate, actually the first time I've seen it dealt with directly here :(

    It frustrates me in that a lot of my friends have a 'holier than thou' attitude because their suits M2M, regardless of how it turns out...

    Change topic.
     
  7. Romp

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    back to menswear...

    im gutted i was too late on this Nude Bones M-65 tiger-striped camo jacket!!!

    Never heard of them before but this is pretty cool and if my calculation is correct 198,000 won = about $170 AUD?
     
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    Lachy - a good point.

    I think that Simon should be able to post in this thread because, as you say, consistency should be the key and HC and Romp (for O&J) have made affiliate-related posts in this thread. However, both Henry Carter and Romp also post about other things, as well as their businesses - they contribute to the social nature of this thread and most of their posts are about things other than their businesses. Furthermore, they tend to post pictures instead of large chunks of densely-worded text that is largely repetitive.

    Therefore, I'd be happier if Simon from Elite were to cut down on his large chunks of text and would simply paste some pictures of products from time to time.
     
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  9. iSurg

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    lol, Romp. Where do you get these leads?


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    Jacket is crazy, model - not so much. Wouldn't cover your suit jacket, but great for hiding in the forests while hunting tigers.
     
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  11. Prince of Paisley

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    I think of Romp and HC more as genuine members of the AM family, who happen to have affiliated businesses, as opposed to businessmen who only post here as a marketing exercise. I don't have anything against Simon - how could I? I don't know who he is apart from he owns an online suit business. That's the problem.
     
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  12. AriGold

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    Well Said Prince of Parsley.
     
  13. Simon at Elite

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    I just love a bit of controversy

    1. My post was replying to another and therefore was on topic. It's not as though I posted an ad out of the bue
    2. The first part directly replied to the message and the second part used some examples to back up my argument.
    3. If I'm going to use some examples I'm sorry but I am going to use my own products.
    4. You may want to remember that it's the advertisers that fork over their cash that pays for this forum so you can use it for free.
    5. In my (and to a lesser extent) Romp and HC's defence, running an affiliate thread here isn't exactly cheap so we need to work so it remains worthwhile.
    6. If we can't make it pay we will stop paying Styleforum .
    7. Romp, HC and myself are all Australian based so we certainly want to bring our services to the attention of our fellow Australian members

    That said I agree that at times I can be rather verbose. It comes from years of writing financial reports that take 50 pages to say what I really could have summarised in two. So I'll try to edit more in future.

    Anyway, do you really fully read all the posts? I certainly don't. I scan the first sentence or two and if it interests me I'll read the rest and if not I move onto the next one.
     
  14. Simon at Elite

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    What would you like to know that I can reply to in under 150 words?
     
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    Reading comprehension blunder - limit your Elite promo posts, but write as long as you want about yourself. Start somewhere.
     
  16. lachyzee

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    Simon, while I take your point, I suggest that, in this thread, you move from wordy posts that read somewhat like advertisements to product pictures, and save the lengthy prose for your own thread. It will win you a lot of goodwill, I think you'll find. People love pictures. :satisfied:

    In addition, and by way of compromise, I suggest that, if any forum members take issue with Simon's products, you "discuss" it in his own thread.
     
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    I'm sorry, but I don't owe any affiliate anything. I appreciate that you are Australian-based and look forward to your future positive contributions.

    Thanks, lachy. Point taken.
     
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  18. Prince of Paisley

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    What do you think about Topys on leather soled shoes?
     
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    lol.
     
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  20. AriGold

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    We don't owe you anything, regardless of whether or not you pay for the forum. Without the members of the forum, this forum wouldn't exist either, so it goes both ways.
     
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