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Stuff Styleforvm overrates

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mussel, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. mussel

    mussel Senior Member

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    Cordovan as bad weather footwear. So I followed the SF advice and wear my cordovan during bad weather and got water marks all over. It took a year and half and numerous polishes for the water marks to fade. I don't why so many members suggest cordovan as bad weather attire. Those cheap rubber overshoes work much better with rain, sleet, snow and slush.

    Marinella ties. To see what the fuss all about, I made a trip to BG to examine them in real life, they're very very nice don't get me wrong but there are number of equally nice makers like H&B which can be had for a fraction of cost 20 minutes downtown subway ride away. May be the bespoke ties are much nicer, but I don't see the point of bespoke ties unless you're 5'4 or under or over 6'4.

    So what other stuffs do you think are overrated on Styleforum?
     


  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Distinguished Member

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    S.A. Briggs umbrella.
     


  3. Willsw

    Willsw Distinguished Member

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    Pocket squares, definitely. Even though I don't think I'll ever wear a jacket without one again. Raw denim.
     


  4. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Distinguished Member

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    Raw denim.

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  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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  6. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Distinguished Member

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.
     


  7. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior Member

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    Paul Smith.
     


  8. grimslade

    grimslade Stylish Dinosaur

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.

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  9. whacked

    whacked Distinguished Member

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    Raw denim.

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    ... equals ZERO, foolish dissenters!
     


  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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  11. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Senior Member

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    Pocket squares, definitely.

    +1 - they have there place, but they get pimped out here way too often.
     


  12. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Ralph Lauren. A lot of it may be great, purple label especially, but I own quite a bit of the supposedly better Polo stuff as a result of forum encouragement and it is just sort of meh.
     


  13. Stazy

    Stazy Distinguished Member

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    Clothes.
     


  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Knit ties. Don't like the knot they tie and I particularly hate the 100% cashmere ones.
     


  15. Dewey

    Dewey Distinguished Member

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    This is too easy. First, there's way too much attention to fit, and especially the degree to which fit is more important than quality or just sporting a storied label.

    Styleforum also overrates photography skills. Natural light, clean your mirror, tripod, BAH HUMBUG. You can't see the details? Use your imagination for crissakes.

    Styleforum also overrates buying on discount. You want the item, pay full retail I say.

    Finally, Styleforum overrates wit. This is not a comedy forum. Everyone tries way too hard to be funny. People should tell it like is and leave well enough alone.
     


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