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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    how many people register for styleforum because of B&S? I definitely did, how we score RLBL/RLPL deal back in the days...
     


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    cigarMan Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and a huge thank you to the people behind this wonderful forum. Your work is and always was much appreciated!

    I can't believe, that it has been so many years already. Back in 2009 I was proudly wearing one Emporio Armani as well as two Massimo Dutti suits, had probably one black and one brown pair of shoes and two ties. Then a guy from Sweden joins my team and changes my life forever. He was wearing all MTM and bespoke suits, very balanced, understated, but perfectly fitting. Even on weekends he was wearing amazing jackets and casual trousers. In the months to come he thought me all about "shoe rotation", introduced me to Saphir products and explained me all about cocktails, when everybody around me was still drinking beer. He also demonstrated that manners are at least as important as everything else.

    There are many forum stories to tell, some have already been mentioned. Everything involving @mafoofan was fun to read, because it was worlds apart from the rest of us. We were happy getting the breadcrumps off the "big" guys, who were letting go of their wonderful items on the marketplace. I will also never forget Ron Riders @rider.1731 sale of Paul Stuart shoes. The prices were so low, that we didn't trust the offering and only got in last minute, securing a few pairs. Because I didn't know my size back then, I ordered whatever was available, resulting in a few pairs still in their box collecting dust. I would be curious to know, to how many countries those shoes were shipped. Or @Ich_Dien NOS Borrelli jackets...good times. There was this one 100% silk jacket he was offering, that was the background image of my phone for a few years. Ohh, I should have bought that.

    My journey took me to many artistans in the last few years and I've been fortunate to have had the possibility to commission a few bespoke items. Nowadays I don't wear suits more than 2-3 times a year and my shoe rotation is down to 10 pairs per season. Styleforum has thought me, that less is more and that investing in quality always pays off. Even though I ventured off to other forums, I always keep coming back to this lovely place.

    Lots of love and thank you Otto!
     


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    Neo1 Distinguished Member

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    I also wanted to give my congratulations Fok.

    When i decided to finally "graduate" from crappy footwear, i was drawn to AE because of the variety and available sizes etc. Other than the store managers who were rarely around, i was greeted by some of the meanest most impatient people i had ever dealt with. I was literally never measured and had to figure everything out on my own through sheer trial and error.

    I joined this forum and the small bits and pieces of advice i got went a long way. I vowed to do whatever i could to give bck to this forum and give people any information possible so they wouldnt have to go through the misery i went through. I hope my fit article continues to be a starting point for people.
     


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    stylish_raven Active Member

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    I feel the same way this forum is something new for me but so far so good
     


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    Same here. Back in late 2004, I was arguing with a friend who insisted on wearing brown shoes with black trousers, and I was trying to convince him it was wrong. A quick search resulted in finding AAAC, but it was rather boring and I kept on reading references to "the other forum", so I searched some more and... here we are.

    Well, his username is Caustic Man - that should tell you something!

    No, her knees are too pointy.

    Brown is for farmer?

    Or how about "You like it, the lamb?" :tongue:
     


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    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    Any of those shoes in boxes a size 10us?
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That's about as old school as you can get.
     


  9. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I still got my AAAC account, hasn’t checked there in a long time, is it 100% trad these days?
     


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    Thought I'd take a moment to drop in and say hello. According to my profile, I joined SF in 2003 :butbut:, which seems unbelievable. I've been pretty much inactive since around 2008 (job change, more family obligations, more things taking up my time in general).

    I can't remember how I first stumbled across SF, but I imagine I was searching for information about a suit or some shoes. It was the first internet community that I really participated in regularly. It was a great group that opened up my eyes regarding styles and brands that I had never heard of before. And it really did have a local bar feel. I still recognize some of the names, but seems like there's a lot of newer blood, too.

    Given the time that's gone by, I've forgotten half of the stuff I learned here, but I hope to hang out a bit more and contribute where I can.

    Happy 16th SF!
     


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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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