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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    His prices have gone up - used to be $30 for topy on the sole and $35 for a new heel.
     


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    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I never recommended him, simply that I've heard good things about him. This is a discussion forum, after all.

    Though, if you look through this very thread there have been myriad people here who consistently recommend tailors they've never been to. Funny that.
     


  6. ColdEyedPugilist

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    QFT

    That phrase is starting to piss me off but good.
     


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    Yeah SF approved is such en empty concept. The audience of this forum ranges from fashionistas to people who want to party like it's 1929 to people who will slouch to work and then play dress up to impress the boss. It's as inconsistent as it gets. It's mainly a lot of brands getting touted.
     


  9. tone76

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    I think the SF Approved[​IMG] tag can be useful for those starting out on their sartorial journey, particularly when it comes to certain brands to look out for. That said, I don't care for some stylistic elements that are SF Approved[​IMG], and I actually quite enjoy other stylistic elements that would get me escorted from any of the WAYWRN threads in disgrace.

    I have a number of non-SF Approved[​IMG] garments in my wardrobe, mainly by virtue of the fact that the brands aren't well known in the US. However, they fit well and look good, so I'll cope. Most people wouldn't know the difference anyway.

    Perhaps we need an SF Approved[​IMG] Australian Edition, as a buyer's guide? It's a given that P Johnson, MJ Bale, Herringbone and R&B would be on that list.
     
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  11. The Ernesto

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    I thought the only thing that was Style Forum approved was trying to dress with a bit of style.
     


  12. tobiasj

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    I agree.

    I've bought Loake and Herring shoes, Howard Yount trousers, Sam Hober ties, Modern Tailor shirts, Gold Toe socks, a Fulton umbrella, R&B and Kent Wang pocket squares... All of these brands are 'SF approved' to some degree at least -- by which I mean, they are talked about on here, suggested to new members and attract generally positive reviews -- and with the exception of Loake, I would never have heard of any of them were it not for SF. I'm very happy with pretty much all of my purchases, so as far as 'SF approved' means 'brand/thing to look out for', I'm all for it.
     
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  13. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The SF tag can almost be split in to 2 different meanings I think, firstly the SF Approved Brands as Tobias mentions above which I've bought from many of them also and are happy for the most part with my purchases.

    Then there is the uglier side of SF approved in where members try to dictate whats approved to wear or how to wear them. Take for example a few of the more annoying commentators on WAYWRN that incessantly try and critique outfits (while never posting there own) with the same critiques everytime with the likes of "add a white pocket square and change the knot to a double four in hand and this would be great" bollocks. How have they come to these conclusions anyway other than simply being on SF? Things like DFIH knots scarcely exist in the outside SF world and that's where it becomes a bit of a wank, but I think the whole SF approved concept as far as my latter definition goes has had a bit of a backlash of late in anycase, which is only a good thing. I think in most cases when posters try and dress SF approved and dont know what they are doing they mainly end up just looking like young blokes dressed like old blokes, having forgotten about whether they actually look good or not.
     


  14. The Ernesto

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    Well put.

    Maybe the only phrase used should be 'Style Forum approved supplier', as in they sell decent stuff at an appropriate price and are reliable in terms of quality and delivery.
     


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    Hoping that TM sign is meant tongue in cheek, god knows there is enough bollocks posted on this forum already. Tone, in response to your question, the answer is no :)
     


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