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Style Forum's golden age?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kasper, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    [​IMG] You're probably right.

    I must say that the Ernest era as well as his Second Coming is rather unforgettable.

    But SF's true Golden Age was the prelapsarian Eden before the Great Crash of '06.


    I agree SF post-crash somehow is not the same, especially after sysdoc was driven away.
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I don't know that "driven" is quite the right word. It feels to me that SF has become less about the Men's Clothing forum, but then of course we've discussed just about everything by this point.
     


  3. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    And don't forget about johnnynorman, Marc Greyson (when he's at his best behaviour), and Beaman (before everything went to hell).

    Was Kalra & jmswentworth the same person?


    Yep, the Beaman / Greyson / Kalra days definitely were the heyday.

    It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.
     


  4. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    IMMSMC, the period of the first Bennies' Grenson Masterpiece sale coincided with the Golden Age of SF.
    Or the Great Paul Stuart Sample Sale of 2005.
     


  5. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    For the admins, I'm a little confused about the Great Crash. Was everything not backed up? Is the site not hosted in a data center of some sort with daily backups? Then again, Brian SD did almost lose his entire laptop drive.
     


  6. StockwellDay

    StockwellDay Senior member

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    Or the Great Paul Stuart Sample Sale of 2005.

    I read that thread after I joined -- it was a like a great novel, I laughed, I cried, but in the end -- I was just desperately hoping for another one, soon.

    The great thread of my (very short) time has to be the Corben thread.
     


  7. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Forgive my prickliness, but I think any longing for a long past golden age is just misplaced nostalgia. Were there characters back in the day? Of course, but we have our fair share now. The initial Bennies sale? Quite something. But it can't hold a candle to the frenzied run on the ersatz RLPL EGs.

    I've been in these precincts for nearly four years now, and rarely does a day go by when I don't learn at least a little something. I continue to be amazed by the wealth of sartorial (yes, sartorial) knowledge invested in the collective membership.
     


  8. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    The day that guy sold all those Kiton suits for 99 cents was nice.

    What, you missed it?
     


  9. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.
    +1
     


  10. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
     


  11. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
    Well, there's always the "more advanced" forum... [​IMG]
     


  12. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.

    Hmmm, I've long thought the two had divergent personalities. A few years ago, AAAC was home both to the Armies of the Trad and the Darren Beaman Appreciation Society--neither of which had nearly as much currency here.
     


  13. Matt

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    I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
    He likes it, the simile
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.
     


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    All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.

    Agreed.

    Also, I would like to add that the great "˜discussions' with Ernest (his moronic opinion about watches) and Kalra (NM charge card thread) were part of SF's golden age, and I did help end that golden age by helping to get them banned. I guess I'm like Augustus that way... [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


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