"SF approved"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sander, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Could we please stop saying that? It doesn't even mean anything.
     


  2. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Sadly, it means something to those that use it.
     


  3. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    I doubt even that.
     


  4. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    +1 for ceasing it, but I too reckon it has meaning to those who use it.

    It's the catchphrase of the convert; converts tend to zealotry.
     


  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I approve this thread.
     


  6. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    This thread may lead to cognitive dissonance.
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    sorry, i cant hear you over all these wristbeads
     


  8. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Is it not true that Vox's approval is synonymous with SF-approval? :confused:
     


  9. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    No. See above.
     
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  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Don't most people use it ironically? I don't think anyone actually uses it seriously. I think it has valid currency as a term when used in this way, as it punctures a little bit of the pomposity and groupthink that can occur on any internet forum.
     


  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    +1
    But, here is another quandary:

    Why does everyone insist on referring to F. Corbera as vox? I do not dispute the fact that he is the same person, only that if he wanted to be reference as such, he would use the vox login...
     


  12. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Yes, but I'm afraid there are a lot of people who are serious about it.


    It's shorter and more established.
     


  13. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    pls check your pm, ty.
     


  14. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "SF approved" still has a ring of truth to it, even if it's used ironically. There are certain looks and certain items that the majority of us would deem "good", so for better or worse those things get the stamp of approval.

    The higher frequency of these looks and items in waywn and other threads just reinforce the approval rating. The only way to expand the notion of what is "good" is to look at and discuss things outside of the SF norm that are of high quality. That's why I like the visual threads like Sartorialist, Non-Sartorialist and Vintage Images, even if half the time they're filled with snarky "look at that clown, he's wearing a scarf with a suit" comments.
     
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  15. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    How can you know this?
    Are you American?
    You know that many Americans don't 'do' irony!
     


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