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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    I think being a first mover is significant.

    Also, instant gratification without navigating through all the clutter i.e. zero distractions. I actually think no advertisements is a smart choice for what the website is focusing on.

    Just think about the last time you visited, from point 'A' to 'B' you got to where you want without any intermediary. It was seamless and easy. As the website grows it's going to show how strong the engine is working in the background (the algorithm and all that). It is far better than eBay for what the focus is IME. And how many questions do we still get here about using Rakuten or the likes and proxy services?

    How large do you think gr4iled segment is compared to Styleforum B&S? Any noticeable pattern in B&S traffic since gr4iled took off?

    All things aside you cannot overlook that it was a smart move and now they are capitalizing on it.

    The complaints about other users is going to be prevalent in any type of service model that deals with customers. Perhaps more often in a peer-to-peer environment. There is always going to be people trying to circumvent the system. Everyone at the end of the day is going to try and make a quick buck, or save a quick buck depending on how you look at it.
     
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  2. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    The issue I see with forum b&s is precisely that there is a forum attached to it, and that forum - be it SF or any other one - tends to condone a certain taste/range of styles only. Which is great if you happen to have or want sth that corresponds to that image but less great otherwise.

    I sold a pair of Ann Demeulemeester boots on gra*led recently and the buyer was talking about what size he wears in Dolce&Gabbana and DSQUARED2. On SF you couldn't mention those brands in the purchases thread without getting ignored (best case) or laughed out of town (worst case) by both the indigo/Visvim/workwear and the RO/Viridiane/all-black crew.

    Quite a few of the things I wear are close enough to what SF likes - that's why I still read and post here - but my b&s is not necessarily so limited, and narrow forum opinion reflects on my chances of shifting the non-SF-approved stuff on here. On gra*iled at the beginning you couldn't filter for label names either, but it was successful and grew anyway because on the one hand it's specialist (unlike ebay) but on the other hand it's totally style-neutral.
     
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  3. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    I was going to mention the whole forum aspect too but more about a forum being a clutter to navigate for new users. It's not as intuitive when you have a standalone platform dedicated for b&s.

    The style-neutral point also makes sense as it would be another deterrence for new users.
     
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  4. DeadBoy

    DeadBoy Senior member

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    You're right, they do cancel each other out. It's like you're wearing nothing at all.
     
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  5. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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  6. accordion

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    I love how the weather channel said there wasn't gonna be snow today two days ago and now my car's buried and I'm stuck home waiting for 4-8 inches.
     
  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The last part sounds like a grindr date.

    On a serious note, the weather report is use less.
     
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  8. 100 yrs

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    i'm placing an order with Anatomica Paris, and they're asking if I have a preferred shipping company (I'm in the states). Can anyone recommend one where I'm least likely to get killed in fees? It's a pair of Aldens, so I need to ask them to mark the package as US goods, correct?
     
  9. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    had an item up for 2 weeks on ebay, posted it on grailed last night, it sold instantly

    i'm not complaining about this grailed shit
     
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  10. hayaoyamaneko

    hayaoyamaneko Senior member

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    seems everybody made a mad rush to list things before the new fees kicked in

    time to kop [​IMG]*


    *or maybe not upon checking my bank account [​IMG]
     
  11. Severisth

    Severisth Senior member

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    I think I listed 15+ things last night just to get them up there :embar:
     
  12. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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  13. hayaoyamaneko

    hayaoyamaneko Senior member

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    I noticed :) I won't lie, I listed something I haven't even received yet just in case it doesn't fit when I get it [​IMG]
     
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  14. t3hg0suazn

    t3hg0suazn Senior member

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    Damn I should have just made 100 blank listings to "fill in" later.
     
  15. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    The struggle is real.
     
  16. thatoneguy

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    Local post is always best imo, just gets handed off to USPS. Ask them to mark the value low
     
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  17. Mulan

    Mulan Senior member

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    Rip Maurice White.

    "
    There was a Ba de ya - say do you remember, ba de ya - dancing in September, ba de ya - golden dreams were shiny daaaaaaaays"​
     
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  18. Kid Nickels

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    +1 ... there's an interesting story on NPR about him right now … he had some pretty out-there cosmological ideas, kinda like Sun Ra… cool.
     
  19. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    No, don't rip the man, he's only just passed on.






    [COLOR=c1c1c1] sorry[/COLOR]
     
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  20. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Realized tonight I got back into fashion hard after falling out for 2 years or so. Was thinking hmm I'm wearing Geller/Our Legacy/Our Legacy/MMM. Probably because I've gone from 210lbs to 160lbs. Don't really want to wear baggy workwear anymore.
     
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