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Subforum Cultural Divide: Mens Clothing vs. Streetwear

thebunk

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I did a search on this topic and if it has been done, I cannot find it (please post the link if it is out there so I can use that one instead).

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, in all of my years of boarding on many different forums, across different topics, I have never witnessed such different behaviours between two sub-forums within the same forum. I think it is pretty much known how non-newb friendly the Streetwear and Denim forum is. People get shit on for creating new threads like they just got caught fondeling Jet's\\Uncontrol's mother. All that said, the Affiliate Threads in this forum are the ones I read the most on the whole site (TOJ, Leather Soul for Alden, Epaulet)

The Men's Clothing forum is totally different. People are definitiely more accepting of newbish behaviour and I would say much more helpful (in my experience). Also, I find the WAYWRN thread in this forum much more enjoyable and inspirational then some of the Nom de Walking Dead fits in the Streetwear forum.

Anyway, both forums have their stars (Spoo, New York Ranger, Shoreman, etc) and purpose, yet have diversely different cultural vibes. Is it the maturity of the posters between the two forums or that one forum has some stronger personalities then the other? Or is it something entirely different altogether?
 

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There's a lot of cussing and foul language on the streetwear forum. I don't know why it's even tolerated. The objectives of newb posters between the two seem obvious enough: to look good for girls vs. to look good for the job.
 

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I just checked into streetwear yesterday, and the majority of threads on the front page had thousands of posts. I just can't be bothered with the investment in time...
 

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There's a lot less to discuss on the MC forum, so without having newbies constantly ask questions there would be almost no discussion there.
 

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Originally Posted by Lel
There's a lot less to discuss on the MC forum, so without having newbies constantly ask questions there would be almost no discussion there.

You really think that is the case? And even if it is, do you think Streetwear veterans get stressed out from the newbs asking questions because there is so much to talk about that they do not have time to answer questions rather then say "this was discussed fucking 24 pages back" or "use the search function you cocksmoker!!"
 

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I rarely venture into SW&D except an occasional peek at their WAYWRN, but from the most general perspective, I can only assume that the average general age between the two forums kind of defines the tone.
 

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There really isn't much difference between the two. You have your louder more outspoken posters on both forums. You have your leaders, followers, and dicks.
I get a lot of PM's from both groups. I also get shit from both groups.
The difference to me is
SW&D are more fashion forward thinkers. Menswear tends to be more Trad. SW&D do tend to spend more money on things they like. The people on menswear tend to be more frugal. The menswear crowd wants to purchase Kiton or RRL purple label but never want to pay retail. SW&D people tend to understand and appreciate the basics and invest in them and then go after the trends with full force.
That's how I view the two for a retailers perspective.
I wish more Menswear readers would follow my thread and try my stuff. They claim to understand quality but are a little more timid to try take that fashion forward step.

I am always here to help if a person has a question that is legitimate and that's the real difference. the readership of menswear is a lot larger than of SW&D so there is more bullshit to wade through. To many cooks in the kitchen that don't deserve to be cooking, if you get my drift. In SW&D people don't really tolerate dumb questions or people and are quick to police their own. So I could see someone thinking that the people on SW&D don't like newbs when in fact they just don't want shit backing up their pipes.

I hope this makes sense .
 

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I am a designer/retailer. I have a thread on both Mens clothing and SW&D. I sell product which is favored in SW&D but not so much in Mens clothing. I would like more people from Menswear to follow my thread and buy my stuff. What's not to understand?
 

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Originally Posted by Mauro
I am a designer/retailer. I have a thread on both Mens clothing and SW&D. I sell product which is favored in SW&D but not so much in Mens clothing. I would like more people from Menswear to follow my thread and buy my stuff. What's not to understand?

Without that background, I had no idea what "follow my thread" and "try my stuff" meant. I understand what it means now, as I never saw your thread. Thanks.
 

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Just went thru a few pages of WAYWT streetwear thread



I don't know if the term "fashion-forward" could be applied to any outfits there...unless being an urban pseudo-lumberjack is it.
 

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Originally Posted by Mauro
I am a designer/retailer. I have a thread on both Mens clothing and SW&D. I sell product which is favored in SW&D but not so much in Mens clothing. I would like more people from Menswear to follow my thread and buy my stuff. What's not to understand?
If that's true, I'd suggest not characterizing MC as Trad.
 

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Originally Posted by Mauro
I am a designer/retailer. I have a thread on both Mens clothing and SW&D. I sell product which is favored in SW&D but not so much in Mens clothing. I would like more people from Menswear to follow my thread and buy my stuff. What's not to understand?

Just visited your site - I like a lot of your chinos - especially espresso. I checked out the shirts, and they seem (based on the model) to be very slim-fitting. Is this so?

Not to sound like a prole, but do you have any promotional codes right now?

G
 

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