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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    For me, it's not seeing the ads that's the problem, it's the unscrupulous forces that drive them, the way they collect you, profile you, store you, and sell you. Often hidden, and with no oversight. Not to mention the risk they pose to your digital property should you happen to click on the wrong ad (or, more likely, when it decides to click on itself for you).

    I don't know why seeing ads is being presented as the problem. It's not. If that were the case -- if it were a just minor, temporary annoyance, rather than a genuine risk -- I would gladly disable the following:

    Noscript
    AdBlock Plus
    Ghostery
    Https Everywhere

    But for right now, I can click on any one thing that Ghostery blocks and read, in detail, of the massive corporate interests behind it, and the shitstorms of abuse they love to inflict, without anyone's knowledge or consent.

    But yeah...big coat hangers are also annoying.
     
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  2. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Well-Known Member

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    Meh, most of the tracking that happens on the big ad networks, which Styleforum runs on, is absolutely harmless.

    The only stuff it collects is for the purpose of showing you more relevant ads, which seems like an obvious win/win for everyone involved to me.

    https://www.google.co.uk/settings/ads

    There's a lot of paranoia about online tracking, the vast majority of which is completely unfounded.

    Advertisers don't give a fuck about your porn habits, they just want to know that they're spending their money reaching people who are going to be interested in the product they're selling.
     
  3. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you just start working in advertising?
     
  4. 3 Prague Winters

    3 Prague Winters Well-Known Member

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    Finally got around to installing adblock. Thanks Hanger Project!
     
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    conceptual 4est Well-Known Member

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    I find my internet browsing experience is most enjoyable when I pay no attention both to the ads presented to me, as well as any content I may accidentally stumble across
     
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  6. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Well-Known Member

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    I work in email marketing, but am exposed to the tools the PPC and display teams use.
     
  7. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

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    What can/should I do with the shoulders of this otherwise pretty nice vintage coat? They are a little wide (i think) with together with the slight padding make them a bit pointy/wide. I prefer more natural shoulders. Does it look ok as is/will it settle with wear/can I tailor?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. robinsongreen68

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    i think it looks ok, and in keeping with the style of the coat. i wouldn't try to tailor, any time i've done that the results have not been good.
    (if any internet fashion experts call you out, just tell them it's CCP)
     
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  9. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Thank god there is AdBlock for FireFox. The Hanger Project ads are an abomination and about the worst that I have seen on any forum. Pretty embarrassing.
     
  10. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    You don't want to buy a hanger?
     
  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Not from them, on principal.
     
  12. basil rathbone

    basil rathbone Well-Known Member

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    Disabled adblock to see what the hubbub was about and most of the background ad isn't even visible lol. Doesn't even show the full name of the company.
     
  13. ridethecliche

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    Those coats weren't made to be worn over *just* a shirt. If you're layering underneath, I feel like the shoulder issue will be greatly diminished.

    Poor design/implementation imho. Also, why was the same advertiser allowed to just take the page over. Kind of nuts tbh.
     
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  14. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could get my hands on these boots

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  15. Parker

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    I think you should keep as is, Super-b. Looks good to me, and within classic proportion bounds. plus you're tall so you can get away with a wider shoulder anyway. If you're interested in infusing some Yohji into your wardrobe, his shoulders look pretty close to that too.
     
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  16. fistinyoface

    fistinyoface Well-Known Member

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    Got a pair of these in black. Size 44. If they're your size you can have them for the cost of shipping and a pack of gum.
     
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  17. sinnedk

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    what are those?
     
  18. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Well-Known Member

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    I would take you up on that right now but unfortunately I am a 45
    C'mon man its me, Regis....guess
     
  19. sinnedk

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    Didn't notice who posted it was now I know :p
     
  20. kashmir

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    superb0bo if you want to tone down the pointiness of the shoulder you can try to ask a tailor to reduce or take away the sleevehead without reducing the shoulder width at all- just take away that little fabric that gives structure around the sleeve to armhole connection. i have a phobia for that sort of rigid looking sleevehead also and i found that only taking away the sleevehead did the trick.
     
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