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    The 5 most valuable contributors to the online discussion of classic menswear style and its crafts for the last 10 years

    The answer will be subjective, clearly. On the other hand, I believe we can agree on some mega stars. I have no doubt about three of them, in alphabetical order:

    Manton
    - for his unique capability to communicate specific standards, customs and rules from the universe of the suit

    Michael Alden
    - for his entertaining anecdotes, stories, idiosyncrasies and views in regard to the art of dressing and bespoke tailoring

    Sator
    - for his tireless teaching about the historical foundation of the suit and bespoke tailoring

    It becomes more difficult with four and five. But, I would like to include Costi from the LL. He is not only extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to the tradition of the suit, but also demonstrates like few others, how you really ought to relate to clothing and shoes bespeaking them from local craftsmen.

    Who is the fifth one? Voxsartoria, NJS, Will, RJMan, JeffreyD, Medwards, Mafoofan, and several more are contenders. However, I will choose Will. By shere presence, his ASW has had a huge impact on the online discussion of menswear, although he has a tendency to recycle rather than enlarge the discussion.

    :)
     
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    Sycophants, start your engines... GO!
     
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    This thread serves no purpose.
     
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    I am sincere about it. It IS interesting to identify who improves the discussion, and what they say. The continuing discussion can benefit from it.
     
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    FNB's style (from what I can glean from his words, not pics) is mebe a bit quirky, but for my money he's the most articulate and opinionated - in a good way - writer on any of the forums I've visited.

    his combativeness is stimulating, and his provocations are entertaining - if you're not on the receiving end lol

    He came back to 'What are you wearing' on SF as JRMoody (I think) or some such a couple yrs ago- quite a shot in the arm until he was banned again.

    Vox should be there- prolific and funny altho not as fluent as FNB
    and Manton of course- his battles with FNB (b4 my time) were a great example of 2 strong voices pushing ea other to the dizzy heights, and lows. worth a look in the archives.
     
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    Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!
     
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    evil, yes. but in a good way
     
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    And besides, a needed contrarian lest the groupthink become hegemonic.
     
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    Opinionated he may be, but he has the prosody of someone only mildly familiar with the English language. His rhythm is clunky, his prose meanders and his rhetoric would be better deployed in the hands of an eighth grader.
     
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    These statements suggest that English is not your first language. Is that correct?
     
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    Non native English speaker here, just wondering why do those statements suggests he's not an native English speaker?
     
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    FNB's prose is inarticulate and uses fancy words incorrectly. He tries to sound smart by writing grandiose prose and by using complex words, but his sentences are incomprehensible. Vox and Manton are among the two best writers on SF because their writing is clear and can convey nuance. I suspect Pliny is not a native speaker because he thinks FNB is articulate and more fluent than Vox.
     
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    Whose initials are FNB?
     
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    huh?
     
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    I was responding to the OP and not your question.
     
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    I interpret Vox as an eccentric and at heart, an extroverted hermit. His often-cryptic writing style suggests an influence combination of Paul Theroux and Anthony Burgess with a dash of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. His brilliance is matched only by his madness. Manton is the William Shakespeare of the forum. Very few people understood William Shakespeare's writing even in the 16th century, let alone the contemporary reader. The 'Old English' that Shakespeare used was flowery even for his own time. Both Vox and Manton have exceptional knowledge but this type of thread discussion overlooks the dozens of other members who greatly contribute to the forum. This is why a thread like this one serves no purpose. It is not a contest and every member has something useful to contribute.
     
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    Film Noir Buff
     
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