Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLibourel, Jun 2, 2005.
Yup... different people...
I find the differences mostly superficial (SF - "Yo, dude" , AAAC - "What ho."
Each has its wits...and nitwits.
SF - better technical site, allows swearing
AAAC - better writers, occasionally tedious
Taken together, just two sides of an increasingly rarified coin. Most men neither know nor care about what we so passionately discuss.
i get better advice there, have more fun here
(Alias @ June 02 2005,21:33) You are taking me too seriously. Please swallow your self-importance and take my post for what it is: a post on the Internet.
Don't want to get in the middle of a pissing match here, but how exactly is this any different from what the AA guys do? "...take my post for what it is: a post on the Internet" - weak excuse - the AA guys can easily justify their boorish behaviour the same way. Panzer
Regarding AAAC, another annoying aspect of the site is that the newbies constantly start new threads that duplicate previous ones. It seems like every day there's a thread about "Charles Tyrwhitt shirts - quality?" or "Alden vs. Allen-Edmonds".
since were doing the other-fora thing...what do people here think of London Lounge?
<cue spalla/ma, swooping down like an eagle to head off this meandering>
But at the same time, that what makes it a more pleasant forum to post entry-level questions. Without adequate search engine ( and none of the two fora has one) what one should do? Wait until the question pops up again? Wear cap-toe with a black-tie?
I like both sites but find the style forum more interesting. The way the forum is set upmakes them seem like their lives revolve around clothing. They don't general chat areas, where you can here Dritzz, Whnay, JohnApril and Globetrooter go at it. They also lack memebers like LA Guy and Manton, who posts I look forward to even if they are on subjects I have no interest in. Not to mention they don't have flame wars of the same caliber of this site's Plus Greyson, Karla(sp?) and the rest.
I post on AA a lot, actually.
My .02 cents, I enjoy both fora. Each has its strengths and weeknesses as has been stated already.
Now, in regards to this thread, I think that is has shown the shortcomings of some of the posters on SF more than anything else. Just as telling everyone you are a gentleman excludes you from being one, going on one clothes forum to disparage people on another shows you are no better than the people you are disparaging.
Yes you do, I wasn't clear. I was also including the diversity of topics you post on.
Regarding AAAC, another annoying aspect of the site is that the newbies constantly start new threads that duplicate previous ones. It seems like every day there's a thread about "Charles Tyrwhitt shirts - quality?" or "Alden vs. Allen-Edmonds". Truly laughable.
But at the same time, that what makes it a more pleasant forum to post entry-level questions. Without adequate search engine ( and none of the two fora has one) what one should do? Wait until the question pops up again? Â Wear cap-toe with a black-tie? B
No search engine is necessary. An Ask Andy newbie just needs to click back through a few pages and they will know everything they need to know about CT shirts, Alden and Allen-Edmonds, Brooks, J. Press, madras, and assorted other Amer. Trad. crap. Then there will be no need to start future topics. There have been times when there were multiple Tyrwhitt threads going on the same page. The question about what shoe to wear with semi-formal dress has come up countless times on both sites. Maybe you should start a new thread on Ask Andy.
I was referring exactly to this specific multi-thread discussion. I haven't posted there any question, yet, but I know, on a daily basis, if I have a very basic question, I can find the answer there in seconds. B
I should perhaps be recused because I moderate here, but I like both Forums. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to read and post very often "over there". Heck, have even been "neglecting" my "job" here due to lack of time off and on over the last 6 months or so.
I think Malinda is Andy's wife. I've met both of them, and they are charming people.
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