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Posting same topic here and on AAAC forums??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Casanova White, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you're partial to T-shirts, jeans, Mickey Mouse watches and the like.

    [​IMG]

    What's wrong with a Mickey Mouse watch by Gerald Genta?
     
  2. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    There have been a lot of "Why would you pay so much for that?" responses lately, and not over brands that would be considered particularly high end here. Often followed by an argument over whether what we wear really matters. Very different than it used to be.

    I've noticed that every time I click on my link to AAAC, I am redirected to this weird place. I believe it's called Ask Cruiser About Clothes.
     
  3. johnnyblazini

    johnnyblazini Senior member

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    There is (IMO) a greater love for shoes on Styleforum.. And less politics...
     
  4. robin

    robin Senior member

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    I've noticed that every time I click on my link to AAAC, I am redirected to this weird place. I believe it's called Ask Cruiser About Clothes.
    God damn you - I was going to make the same joke! [​IMG]
     
  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    The mods keep it within reason, from what I've seen.

    But isn't the spectrum something like this:
    LL - AAAC - SF/Mens Clothing - SF/Streetwear - stylezeitgeist - superfuture
    I'm somewhere center-left in that.


    You mean from extremely polite/moderated to free for all? Not sure I agree.
     
  6. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    That wasn't what I had in mind, though that seems to work for the first 3 and I'd be interested in how it should be laid out for the rest.

    That spectrum is closer to the probability at any given moment one is wearing dinner jacket, or a suit, or a sport coat.

    Apparently it no longer correlates with the probability of wearing high end clothing. My history on the fora is to short to have first hand knowledge, so I'm reading this thread with interest.
     
  7. Orsini

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    I'll just say that AAAC has evolved into a very different forum from the one I joined four years ago. If your idea of an excellent purveyor of men's dress apparel is J.C. Penney and you're partial to T-shirts, jeans, Mickey Mouse watches and the like, it is a far more hospitable environment than it used to be.
    I have been a member there for one year this month and I have noticed a significant change in the direction you mention in just that time.
     
  8. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    I've noticed that every time I click on my link to AAAC, I am redirected to this weird place. I believe it's called Ask Cruiser About Clothes.
    Very astute, sir! You are wise in your generation!
     
  9. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    God damn you - I was going to make the same joke! [​IMG]
    Too bad it is not a joke...
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have been a member there for one year this month and I have noticed a significant change in the direction you mention in just that time.

    Things finally went past the tipping point. The gross attachment to correctness was bound to rid the forum of all interesting posters sooner or later.
     
  11. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    Things finally went past the tipping point. The gross attachment to correctness was bound to rid the forum of all interesting posters sooner or later.
    While I appreciate your viewpoint and understand what you mean that was not primarily my concern...
     
  12. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    Things finally went past the tipping point. The gross attachment to correctness was bound to rid the forum of all interesting posters sooner or later.

    Correctness? I disagree. I think they are against anything that may seem superior to potential members.
    So they keep the chat as egalitarian as possible and focused on somewhat easily attainable clothes. I think the rise of Cruiser exemplifies that perfectly.
     
  13. JLibourel

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    I think the banning of the terms "slob" and "slobwear" were very symbolic of the new order of things at AAAC. Last time I looked, the term "snob" (one of Cruiser's favorite epithets, usually in "hateful snob") remained uncensored.
     
  14. Orsini

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    Correctness? I disagree. I think they are against anything that may seem superior to potential members. So they keep the chat as egalitarian as possible and focused on somewhat easily attainable clothes. Think the rise of Cruiser exemplifies that perfectly.
    "Think" or "thank"? You know, I may have to resort to a $100.00 suit, and I may post about it either here or there but I am not going to brag about it...
     
  15. Orsini

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    I think the banning of the terms "slob" and "slobwear" were very symbolic of the new order of things at AAAC. Last time I looked, the term "snob" (one of Cruiser's favorite epithets, usually in "hateful snob") remained uncensored.
    Well, I like to think that that is what the "twit filter" is for... I turned mine off the other day for a while and got pretty aggravated pretty fast. I have turned it back on now...
     
  16. Holdfast

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    I used to post fairly frequently on AAAC, now I post MUCH more over here.

    The atmosphere is often feels very flat at AAAC, for a variety of reasons, and I do agree that this has worsened over recent months, whereas SF seems to be moving ever upwards, the occasional Kasper-clone aside.... [​IMG]

    Just take a look at the respective WAYWRN threads, and it tells you something about the relative life of the two forums.
     
  17. DocHolliday

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    Correctness? I disagree. I think they are against anything that may seem superior to potential members.
    So they keep the chat as egalitarian as possible and focused on somewhat easily attainable clothes. I think the rise of Cruiser exemplifies that perfectly.


    This is an interesting point. It just seems so ruthlessly practical these days, without much passion for the clothes themselves. Buy a blazer, because everyone should have a blazer, but don't spend too much. Any blazer, doesn't matter, because then you'll have a blazer. Try Jos. A. Bank. That's fine for folks on a budget, but now it seems there's a presumption that everyone, regardless of situation, would be better off that way. I'm as value-oriented as anyone on these boards, but even I find it odd to have a clothing forum that tries to talk people into buying lesser-quality clothing.

    Not long ago, some posters were horrified by the very mention of "shoe porn," yet that's exactly what the place needs -- enthusiasm for the clothes, rather than a dull sense of gentlemanly obligation. It's revealing, I think, that photos are almost never posted there, at least in the men's clothing forum. Here, every day is Christmas morning for someone.

    I give the Trads this: At least most of 'em are into being Trads, rather than simply getting up and donning shirt and tie just because they feel they ought to.
     
  18. Orsini

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    ...I'm as value-oriented as anyone on these boards, but even I find it odd to have a clothing forum that tries to talk people into buying lesser-quality clothing...
    Yes, I agree. You know, I do not spend much time at the London Lounge as the layout does not display too well on my obsolescent CTR, but I noticed the other day that their logon screen has a mission statement that says something to the effect that their members will strive to uphold the highest standards of sartorial excellence. I think that is very good and I believe that the trend we are observing at AAAC unfortunately does not reflect this. Thankfully, there is not much discussion of wearing $100 suits by choice over at the LL...
     
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    That was my post, entitled "The Slobb Report" and the ensuing conversation about my co-workers changing clothes immediately after Thanksgiving dinner that led to the word "slob" being banned.
     

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