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

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  1. Smahatma

    Smahatma Senior member

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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Jacket looks huge on him though.
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    Not at all, just a little waist suppression.
     


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    Not feeling chris pine's shoes.
     


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    So good.
     


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    Not directly tied to fashion, but it seems like everyone has a blog/considers themselves a blogger. I'm not opposed to the concept so much (I maintain a blog myself), but more so the shoddy writing, poor grammar, and lousy sentence structure that characterizes quite a few blogs I've seen.

    It's especially grating to see a well-designed blog with abysmal copy.
     


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    Am I the only one that thinks it virtually takes unemployment to keep up to date with all those things? Some of them such as the fashionista update several times a day, multiply that by 10 and you've got yourself an evenings worth of blog reading, tedious to say the least.
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Not directly tied to fashion, but it seems like everyone has a blog/considers themselves a blogger. I'm not opposed to the concept so much (I maintain a blog myself), but more so the shoddy writing, poor grammar, and lousy sentence structure that characterizes quite a few blogs I've seen.

    It's especially grating to see a well-designed blog with abysmal copy.


    I'm starting a blog, but mostly because there's no good blogs relating to the subject matter i want to explore. If you're going to start a blog (or a website about anything, really), you should be sure that you're offering something that nobody else is, or offering something others are, but doing it better than any of them.
     


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    I'm not into the clothing you like at all, but your blog would likely be worth checking out for the reason stated and because your writing (at least on the forum) doesn't make my brain sore from a mechanical perspective.

    Originality is another thing lacking in a lot of blogs, like you said. I suppose that's natural when you have almost every person on the 'net maintaining a blog. It's too easy to re-post content from other blogs (i.e. hai guyz here are the new drops from X brand) or do something like post new music videos with the blogger's garden variety opinions about it.
     


  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I can definitely understand that and agree about the blogs. However, i think it's a bit shortsighted. I think a lot of blogs are cathartic for people and are a form of expression. Not necessarily originality, but personal expression. It can be similar to others and related to familiar subject matter (new clothing items, newly discovered songs, news stories, etc...) but as long as the person is trying to do their own thing and use it as an outlet i think that's ok. I mean, they shouldn't expect everyone else to fall in love with it because it obviously means more to the blogger than the readers.

    Blogs/tumblr/twitter is the new journal though. I think i was a bit too old to care about myspace (was like 17-18 when it was big) but people who grew up on myspace/livejournal, moved to facebook, then to twitter and now tumblr/googleblogs are used to having an artificial spotlight on them. Despite only a small handful of people reading the blog, you get the feeling of others caring about you and that justifies your work.

    I dont' necessarily think it's right or better worse than "back in the day" but it's just how it is now. It's definitely interesting and has the potential to be much more fun than a simple journal. It is important to remember that you're not a e-celebrity and still just...you though. I know some who get a bit pretentious with it but for the most part i think it's harmless fun and an outlet for one's interests

    I've never had a blog/tumblr or anything like that but don't have a problem with a lot of others having them. None are interesting to me enough to consistently check it out but i'm sure it's worth it to the writer
     


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    There's a difference, though. I'm aware of the catharsis aspect of blogging for some people. It's their right, though if your main purpose is it as a very public "woe is me" type of thing, I think you're better off scribbling in a notebook that you keep under your mattress.

    The type of blog I was referring to in my original post seem aimed for lots of people to read consistently. If that's your goal, then I think it needs to have something going for it, whether it be original ideas, witty banter, interesting topics, etc. I don't consider where you ate today to be interesting, unless you found a fetus in your Cobb salad or something.
     


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    With all the democratization or whatever of info disseminated on blogs/twitter, etc. what does everyone think about the push in the other direction--limiting access to real content?

    I don't mean to single out Inventory, and lord knows they post a lot on the web so they're not anti-online, but they definitely try to save good content for the print mag (part of that is photography, which translates so much better in quality print). Monocle is similar. NYT etc. have experimented with subscription but it seems print/online pubs that have had success with a limited-access model do it by not putting the best content online at all, or at least marketing it so you think the best content is not online.

    Look at the pubs SF has fetishized recently--Mens Ex, Non no, Free and Easy, etc. (Granted these are overwhelmingly not English language pubs to begin with). Not much online at all.
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Though if there was a strong online presence, i doubt it'd be fetishized so much over here. But i think it's smart because let's be honest, online hounds aren't necessarily looking for the most in depth articles or deep analysis. Usually it's touch and go updates or brief previews/reviews. It's easier, more visually appealing and makes more sense having 1-2page layouts about a topic that can engage the senses better than clicking through multiple online pages often made shorter/smaller so you have to change pages every couple paragraphs so they can fit more advertising in.

    With something like fashion that isn't time sensitive i appreciate print mags much more. Though it's hard for me to justify spending so much money on multiple mags a month or quarter when the info is also online for the most part. Unfortunately, i usually save them for plane/train/bus/longcar trips
     


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    Though if there was a strong online presence, i doubt it'd be fetishized so much over here. But i think it's smart because let's be honest, online hounds aren't necessarily looking for the most in depth articles or deep analysis. Usually it's touch and go updates or brief previews/reviews. It's easier, more visually appealing and makes more sense having 1-2page layouts about a topic that can engage the senses better than clicking through multiple online pages often made shorter/smaller so you have to change pages every couple paragraphs so they can fit more advertising in.

    With something like fashion that isn't time sensitive i appreciate print mags much more. Though it's hard for me to justify spending so much money on multiple mags a month or quarter when the info is also online for the most part. Unfortunately, i usually save them for plane/train/bus/longcar trips


    Monocle is the only magazine I'd ever put money down for every month.
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    There was a magazine a year ago that was kinda decent but i think only released 2 print issues then switched to online. Can't remember the name but bought an issue and read it on a plane and i liked it
     


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    With something like fashion that isn't time sensitive i appreciate print mags much more. Though it's hard for me to justify spending so much money on multiple mags a month or quarter when the info is also online for the most part. Unfortunately, i usually save them for plane/train/bus/longcar trips


    Right, and I love browsing through Vman, etc., even if it means the guy sitting on the metro next to me thinks I'm reading a softcore ghey mag.

    The glossy $10+ mags have kind of gone from being documents/guides to luxury products to just being luxury products.

    There's a whole bitter thread on Monocle right now in one of the subforums, but they do indeed do a very good job of selling a consumer-oriented magazine as a signal of class and intelligence. (Vs. a glossier, artier mag that doesn't pretend to have much content other than editorial photo spreads)
     


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