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SF vs. AAF

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLibourel, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. bch

    bch Senior member

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    I have enjoyed both for more than year now. Over that period, one or the other has had material I find more interesting, and I'd miss either one if it were gone. It seems that AA has become a little more fragmented, or "clique-ish", of late, e.g. the American Trad thing. And the whole WASP thing over there has left a bit of sour taste in my mouth since it smacks of elitism. But I'm sensitive that way. SF seems a little more laid back, down to earth, and has a better sense of community, at least for now.
     
  2. bigbadbuff

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    I personally don't find the sites alike at all. I admit though I've only been over there twice in the last few years- the lack of decent hosting, layout, etc. for years turned me off for good.

    I also find many of the posters over there ridiculous- a whole lot of 'I am a sartorial genius, and you're not so there' attitude. There is no contest between the 2 IMO...
     
  3. Alias

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    Hahahaha, YES. There are so many posers on AAAC that pretend to know absolutely everything there is, but most of them end up to be fat and old guys who can't dress to save themselves.

    And you wonder why discussions on "trad" are so popular there. I hate the word "trad" now. TRAD TRAD TRAD HLARLHLGHG.

    But my original move from AAAC to the SF was for two reasons:

    - Better loading times
    - No marc grayson

    I am loving the streetwear forum.
     
  4. poorsod

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    I don't know about you guys, but I like SF because it tells me about the great sales in NY. I'm new to all this stuff and the Paul Stuart sale was great - even though I missed the first day of the sale and everyone on this board was saying to drop everything and go to the sale.

    I got a nice pair of Jodhpur boots from it even though it is the most expensive pair of shoes I own. In retrospect I should have also gotten the side laced Alpines but at that time I thought they were weird. Now I like them.

    I'm sure I'll see forum people at the JM Weston sale this weekend.
     
  5. gorgekko

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    And I hear they beat their wives too.

    Let's save the invective, please. I've had no cause to believe the members of AAAC to be anything other than what they say they are. One could easily make the same points about the excessive devotion to European clothing and spotty claims about some of the members of SF.
     
  6. Kaga

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    I am wounded.
     
  7. Eumenes fraternus

    Eumenes fraternus New Member

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    Originally Posted by bigbadbuff,June 02 2005,16:52
    I also find many of the posters over there ridiculous- a whole lot of 'I am a sartorial genius, and you're not so there' attitude. There is no contest between the 2 IMO...
    Hahahaha, YES. There are so many posers on AAAC that pretend to know absolutely everything there is, but most of them end up to be fat and old guys who can't dress to save themselves. And you wonder why discussions on "trad" are so popular there. I hate the word "trad" now. TRAD TRAD TRAD HLARLHLGHG. But my original move from AAAC to the SF was for two reasons: - Better loading times - No marc grayson I am loving the streetwear forum.
    Interesting. Â This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar. I'm sure Alias has met so many of the posers of AAAC in person that he knows them to be fat and old. Â Care to name names oh mighty all knowing Alias? I thought not.
     
  8. dorian

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    Wow.

    Funny username. Funnier immaturity.
     
  9. bch

    bch Senior member

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    (Alias @ June 02 2005,17:00)
    I also find many of the posters over there ridiculous- a whole lot of 'I am a sartorial genius, and you're not so there' attitude. There is no contest between the 2 IMO...
    Hahahaha, YES. There are so many posers on AAAC that pretend to know absolutely everything there is, but most of them end up to be fat and old guys who can't dress to save themselves. And you wonder why discussions on "trad" are so popular there. I hate the word "trad" now. TRAD TRAD TRAD HLARLHLGHG. But my original move from AAAC to the SF was for two reasons: - Better loading times - No marc grayson I am loving the streetwear forum.
    Interesting. This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar. I'm sure Alias has met so many of the posers of AAAC in person that he knows them to be fat and old. Care to name names oh mighty all knowing Alias? I thought not.
    And you registered with a new name to tell us this? Or are you a new contributor? If the latter, welcome aboard.
     
  10. dorian

    dorian Senior member

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    (Eumenes fraternus @ June 02 2005,17:23)
    I also find many of the posters over there ridiculous- a whole lot of 'I am a sartorial genius, and you're not so there' attitude. There is no contest between the 2 IMO...
    Hahahaha, YES. There are so many posers on AAAC that pretend to know absolutely everything there is, but most of them end up to be fat and old guys who can't dress to save themselves. And you wonder why discussions on "trad" are so popular there. I hate the word "trad" now. TRAD TRAD TRAD HLARLHLGHG. But my original move from AAAC to the SF was for two reasons: - Better loading times - No marc grayson I am loving the streetwear forum.

    Interesting. Â This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar. I'm sure Alias has met so many of the posers of AAAC in person that he knows them to be fat and old. Â Care to name names oh mighty all knowing Alias? I thought not.
    And you registered with a new name to tell us this? Â Or are you a new contributor? Â If the latter, welcome aboard.
    No, someone who deemed it necessary to act like a buzzing insect - but not with his regularly used name on AA and SF. Pretty lame, in my estimation.
     
  11. bch

    bch Senior member

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    Oh, "Potter WASP." I get it. Creative.
     
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    I didn't even bother, to visit that topic. However, with all the comments regarding the WASP thread, I'm going to check it out. [​IMG]
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot.

    IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal.

    Graduate school seminar mi culo.
     
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    Sigh... [​IMG] WHY CANT WE BE FRIENDS LYRICS Why can't we be friends (4x) I seen ya, I seen ya, I seen ya 'round for a long long time I really, I really, I really remember when you drank my wine Why can't we be friends (4x) I seen ya, I seen ya, I seen ya walkin' down in chinatown I called ya, I called ya, I called but you did not look around I pay my, I pay my, I pay my money to the welfare line I seen ya, I seen ya, I seen ya standing in it everytime Why can't we be friends (4x) The color, the color, the color of your skin don't matter to me As long as, as long as, long as we can live in harmony I kinda, I kinda, I kinda, like to be the president And I could, and I could, and I could show you how your money's spent Why can't we be friends (4x) Sometimes I don't speak right But did I know what I was talking about I know you're working for the cia They wouldn't have you in the mafia Why can't we be friends (4x) (repeat to fade)
     
  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Oh, c'mon Jon. There is being friendly, and there is being friendly...
     
  16. Eumenes fraternus

    Eumenes fraternus New Member

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    Interesting. Â This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar.
    Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot. Â IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.
    Hey, don't get me wrong. Some people loved junior high school. I don't have a problem with that. You can read whatever judgment into that statement you want--your own analysis is pretty much the same. But to criticize AAAC members as pseudo-experts who know nothing of style and then compound the slur by making an observation that has no basis in fact is hypocritical, and deserves to be called such. And yes, I registered to make this observation. So what? Everyone has to start somewhere. I guess I don't get to sit at the cool kids table. Enjoy your tater tots.
     
  17. bch

    bch Senior member

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    (LA Guy @ June 02 2005,18:00) Quote Interesting. This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar.
    Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot. IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.
    Hey, don't get me wrong. Some people loved junior high school. I don't have a problem with that. You can read whatever judgment into that statement you want--your own analysis is pretty much the same. But to criticize AAAC members as pseudo-experts who know nothing of style and then compound the slur by making an observation that has no basis in fact is hypocritical, and deserves to be called such. And yes, I registered to make this observation. So what? Everyone has to start somewhere. I guess I don't get to sit at the cool kids table. Enjoy your tater tots.[/quote] Dude, chill out. Again, welcome. Let's be friends, now.
     
  18. dorian

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    I don't think there is any sort of hostility between the forums on the whole... no, not at all, imo. I do think that on each there are some undesirables, and it just so happens that some of the high-posters on AA are.... Â [​IMG] Â enough said on my part. BTW, I love posting over on AA, and have been doing so for quite a while, although my participation is more frequent here because of certain members on AA. EDIT: Why do I feel like I'm going to pay for these posts in one way or the other? Hmmmm....
     
  19. Alias

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    You are taking me too seriously. Please swallow your self-importance and take my post for what it is: a post on the Internet.

    Post pictures of yourself and I'll tell. You flame like an idiot, by the way.

    Edit: LA Guy says it a lot better than I am. The SF crowd is more well-rounded with regards to menswear, from suits to jeans. AAAC is where I'll go the next time people argue about silhouette, with a few people here and there who don't know anything about the topic but who argue anyways and treat whatever they say as golden law. SF is a lot more relaxed, and I like it this way.
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Originally Posted by LA Guy,June 02 2005,18:00
    Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot. Â IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.

    Hey, don't get me wrong. Â Some people loved junior high school. Â I don't have a problem with that. Â You can read whatever judgment into that statement you want--your own analysis is pretty much the same. Â But to criticize AAAC members as pseudo-experts who know nothing of style and then compound the slur by making an observation that has no basis in fact is hypocritical, and deserves to be called such. And yes, I registered to make this observation. Â So what? Â Everyone has to start somewhere. Â I guess I don't get to sit at the cool kids table. Â Enjoy your tater tots.
    I wouldn't say that AAAC posters are particularly ignorant, some of them are quite knowledgeable about clothing, American Trad or otherwise. Â And I have no idea whether they are old fogeys or young fogeys, nor whether they are fat or thin. However, I do think that SF members are typically less dogmatic and more tolerant than AAAC posters, perhaps because a larger spectrum of interests are represented.
     

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