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Stuff Styleforvm overrates

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

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    Really? I think, particularly on sale, the Made in Italy Polo stuff represents a solid value. In my experience, they're one of the few RTW brands whose trousers routinely have forward pleats.

    I'm not saying it's bad... just saying it's overrated. It seems to have taken on mythical status here on SF... a mythical status that has not squared up with my personal experiences.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Shell cordovan
    Knit ties
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    "Classic" style
    High-waisted trousers with braces
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    RM Williams (MC)
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    "Truly free" markets
     
  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    Proper "fit"
    Quality
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  4. repressedm

    repressedm Senior 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.


    At first I was going to post F--- but I have decided you deserve A+++++
     
  5. repressedm

    repressedm Senior member

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    lol
     
  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Construction.
     
  7. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior 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.
    [​IMG] I think the opposite is true. If you wear a $10K Brioni suit that doesn't fit, it looks like you are wearing someone else's suit. I'd rather go to Target and have it fit like a glove. Allen Edmonds I could never wear either because they are too old-fashioned looking. Love knit ties though.
     
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  8. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Sounds like Dewey wants AAAC.

    I think you missed it.
     
  9. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    I won't mention any names for fear of starting a flame war, but I think there are a few watch brands that get blown a little out of proportion here.
     
  10. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    I won't mention any names for fear of starting a flame war, but I think there are a few watch brands that get blown a little out of proportion here.

    +10000.

    I will, though. Panerai comes to mind, of course.

    Followed by other watches whose functionality could be had from $50 quartz watches with more reliability and better quality.
     
  11. repressedm

    repressedm Senior member

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    dudes i think dewey was being sarcastic
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.

    I don't know what to tell you. This never happens to me. I have walked through snow and slush more than once wearing shell boots and never had a problem. Calf soaks through almost instantly, and gets easily stained from the salt they spread on the streets. Cordovan does not. At least, mine has not.

    IMO, overall, Marinella has a higher taste level than any other maker. H&B are well made, and many of them are nice, but many are real clunkers. Marinella are almost uniformly nice, if somewhat dull (but I like dull ties).

    Marinella also uses a great lining, a bit thinner and less spongy. And the shape is cut differently. Marinella's shape is that Italian "bottle" shape that Nicky also does. H&B -- like all English ties -- are cut more like a straight-sided triangle.
     
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  13. SirSuturesALot

    SirSuturesALot Senior member

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    LOL +1 to Manton's response.
     
  14. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    There is an impressive difference between those that post on clothing forums and those who read only. Those who post trending towards eclectic and sometimes anachronistic tastes.
     
  15. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thurston Senior member

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    +10000.

    I will, though. Panerai comes to mind, of course.

    Followed by other watches whose functionality could be had from $50 quartz watches with more reliability and better quality.


    That means all mechanical watches.
     
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    Followed by other watches whose functionality could be had from $50 quartz watches with more reliability and better quality.

    [​IMG]

    This is styleforum, for heaven's sake.
     
  19. Modernist

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    (handstitched) buttonholes and (thick MoP) buttons
     
  20. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Let's add credibility to the list. Styleforum is too gullible.
     

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