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SW&D groupthink

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KPO89, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    the anne hathaway groupthink couple years back was interesting
    She wears Balmain [​IMG]
     
  2. PaulYAY

    PaulYAY Senior member

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    I am teh dumb, can't think. [​IMG]


    Half of my posts are just doing the [​IMG]

    the other half are asking jet what he thinks.
     
  3. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Half of my posts are just doing the [​IMG]

    the other half are asking jet what he thinks.


    [​IMG]
     
  4. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    I actually have nice Gucci stuff, and some pretty nice Prada shoes as well. I also have some really decent early John Varvatos stuff. There is actually a leather bracelet from the present collection that is really well made, and which I really like.
    +1. I think a lot of it has to depend on the execution. For example, not all Gucci menswear have the inverted double G logo, it really depends on what you buy and the image you are trying to project.
     
  5. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    +2. Can we turn this into a Gucci love thread?
     
  6. KitAkira

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  7. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    Well it was him who revived Gucci.
     
  8. Made in California

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  9. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    For a second, I thought it was kitonbrioni selling the jacket.
     
  10. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are guys on the forum (Rye GB (now mostly absent), Fuuma, Rach, off the top of my head,) whose fashion memories are considerably longer than one cycle, and who tend to be less dogmatic about what brands and styles are "acceptable" than many members.

    Speaking of... did you get my PM way back when? I found your Dries teal trench and a link to the whole season!

    You ne'er PM'd me back. I cried. [​IMG]

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...1&postcount=51
     
  11. mickey711

    mickey711 Senior member

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    I had a chunky alpaca Gucci turtleneck once. It had a great hand and drape to it - very epicurean. It shrank while I was washing it, though, rendering it completely unwearable [​IMG]

    I just realized I need some baller knits.


    Also, why does everyone always have to come in with the Dolce (et. al.) hate? Talk about groupthink

    +1. There's more to Dolce and Gabbana than garishly logoed eurotrash gear. They do put out a number of nice stuff every season. S/S (or was it F/W?) 11 in particular has some very covetable knitwear:

    [​IMG]

    I also like their long point collar shirts. The collar complements thicker ties very well - if only they were more affordable...
     
  12. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    There are so many different aesthetics here it naturally keeps everyone from thinking too much alike. However, the one thing we can all agree on is that shit is shit, which I've noticed seems to make noobs whine about "groupthink" when they get slammed over some garbage they think is cool.
     
  13. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    what really bothers me is when people just list off the brand names in their outfits without even writing which item is which. I've seen good reactions to blank pictures and then when everyone asks the brands and it turns out they're the GAP or something everyone goes quiet, then someone justs lists off the brand names without identifying the item and everyone gives them props because it's obvious how expensive the getup is. At least name the item and then where it's from, sheesh.
     
  14. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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  16. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    what really bothers me is when people just list off the brand names in their outfits without even writing which item is which. I've seen good reactions to blank pictures and then when everyone asks the brands and it turns out they're the GAP or something everyone goes quiet, then someone justs lists off the brand names without identifying the item and everyone gives them props because it's obvious how expensive the getup is. At least name the item and then where it's from, sheesh.
    Noob, it's always headgear-neckwear-outerwear-knitwear-shirting-belt-pants-boots
     
  17. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    This place is definitely interesting as it's a place where people willingly subject their own sense of style to the LOTFesque world of internet message boards

    I think there is some kind of self fulfilling heirarchy here of established members dogpiling w/o impunity and "plebes" either jumping on the bandwagon ("thank you elite poster, you can fukk my bitch elite poster") or staying the fuck out of the way.

    Me personally, I think I've dialed down my approach here considerably, and am just minimizing my interactions here to using SF as a resource & one of many sources of feedback for the development of my own style. I think that's prob the best and only way for 75% of the people who post here to use this place.... figure out one's own style and use this place to perfect it and their techniques of procurement.
     
  18. Fuuma

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    I actually have nice Gucci stuff, and some pretty nice Prada shoes as well. I also have some really decent early John Varvatos stuff. There is actually a leather bracelet from the present collection that is really well made, and which I really like.

    There are guys on the forum (Rye GB (now mostly absent), Fuuma, Rach, off the top of my head,) whose fashion memories are considerably longer than one cycle, and who tend to be less dogmatic about what brands and styles are "acceptable" than many members.


    Prada used to be great, nowadays the brand still releases some nice pieces. I think that if you've been into it for a while you understand that the brands you'll like in 10 yrs won't be the same as the one you enjoy wearing now.
     
  19. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Yeah, you idiots need to stop trying to be different. Just be happy in your assimilation. It's like that scene at the end of The Matrix Revolutions, if any you saw it. BTW chrono which poll option should I choose?

    My point is that a person should buy what he/she likes or finds good, and not worry so much about makes us the same or different.

    SF is VERY different from the real life and the real world where we all actually live. Here, brand names are the shit - but only the right brand names. Armani Exchange, D&G, Gucci are all brands that have nice pieces, and in my community (Russian) people will fawn over an ugly Gucci shoe much more than a nice Alden shoe. Do I care? Of course not. But I could buy a nice Gucci shoe, and come to SF and people will shit on it just because it's not G&G or MA+ or whatever SF is into that week. Groupthink drives the brand whore/label love that is so prominent on this forum. For better or worse. This is how I see the Groupthink.

    There is the overlap in terms of preferring certain brands, but the reasons for preferring those brands are different.
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Speaking of... did you get my PM way back when? I found your Dries teal trench and a link to the whole season!

    You ne'er PM'd me back. I cried. [​IMG]

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...1&postcount=51


    I had forgotten all about that. Yeah, there was that, and a peacoat in the same fabric, with an amazing embroidered lining. Oh man. If I had not been a postdoc living in Cambridge, it would have been mine!
     

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