The New, Official, 10th year anniversary

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    " means that they're rebuilding lost heritage, knowledge, and taste in society"

    From scratch, it would appear.
     
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    :laugh: There's some truth to this. And I blame your generation for its loss!
     
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    Could be. But that smacks of "collective punishment"
    In point of fact, I was probably one of the preppiest guys at
    Woodstock- Lacoste shirt, etc. Trying to maintain standards
    during the cultural tsunami. As far as "heritage or knowledge",
    I don't buy it. Any idiot can familiarize themselves with the design
    standards of the top of their craft by going online. Learning it is far more difficult,
    especially when schools and/or apprenticeships are thousands of
    miles away. Nevertheless, displaying their clients in their website in
    "streetwear and denim" attire, hardly comports with their pretense of
    producing bespoke dress shirts. I suppose it comes down to image.
    But image in this case is probably very revelatory.
     
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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Well, I think they're catering to the generation raised with MySpace, Facebook, Styleforum WAYWRN, etc.
     
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    Is there a charge for the O'mast showing, or is it co-sponsored by the Armoury and W San Francisco?
     
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    I'm hoping it's one summer scarf per seat.

    lefty
     
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    Not to extend this interchange too much further- which i admit I am.
    Your last point implies that social media adepts include a high proportion
    slobs or taste-challenged. Probably true. But are those same people into
    custom or bespoke dress shirts? I'd be surprised if they were. One good
    sign that the "shirt/jean collective" on Valencia St sources their bespoke
    from the Gambert Clan in New Jersey- very respectable bespoke shirt
    operations, who, if i remember correctly, made a formal shirt for our own
    Will.
     
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  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    There is actually a splash page here with all the details for the entire weekend.

    http://blog.styleforum.net/10-years-of-styleforum/

    There is a $18 charge if you purchase a ticket in advance, and $20 at the door. That barely covers your cocktail, tbh. Associated expenses include a discounted room rental, AV rental, and the travel expenses for director and producer Gianluca Migliarotti from Milan, as well as liquid refreshment.
     
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    You'd be surprised what type of people get custom clothing, I am sure of it. Specifically, I have liked references to the silhouette of the Samurai or of aikijitsui uniforms - so, often slimmer than usual tops and jackets, and more voluminous pants. In a couple of instances. I've actually asked for some custom clothing to "not fit too perfectly." Maybe it's because I'm a little jaded, and I want something a little different in those rare instances I am not in uniform (leather jacket, pullover, jeans, sneakers or chukkas.)
     
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  10. emptym

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    Through places like TS, they are getting introduced to bespoke shirts and other nice things. I've had a shirt made by them/Gambert, and it was very well done. Stop by some time. I think you'd have some great conversations w/ the guys.
     
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    Also, congratulations to Parker on becoming a Styleforum style icon overnight. Enjoy it, man. Hope you are a Timberlake, not a K-Fed.
     
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    Agreed. Parker's Powerpoint and styrofoam mockup for the Edible Arrangements presentation to L.A. Guy not only portends a colorful masterpiece, but inevitably will be packed with fructose and a few antioxidents that survived the pealing of the fruits.

    The six foot "fountain" of bananas in the arrangement? Superb...and a fitting homage not only to the host city, but to the assembled throng.

    I can't wait to learn who eats the first banana...lefty?

    Comrade?
     
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    That's all fine and dandy but where are the dolphins??
     

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