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The Terrible Fashion Blog Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. dragos25

    dragos25 Senior member

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    It's very interesting to see dubious or just unusual fashion choices tried on by "fashion bloggers", even if you might never wear such things. Not to sound stoned or anything, but it opens up your mind, man and makes you a bit more creative. I've seen color combos work that I wouldn't have thought of. or weird layering or something and it prevents me from falling into a routine and being unimaginative with the stuff I have.
    As for self-promotion and sponsorships, everybody's doing what they can to stay afloat... It's fine. And for people that have money but no time or interest in building a wardrobe or learning about style, an image consultant is a valuable professional, like a barber, and the amount he charges can vary a lot...
    Just my 0.02 cents
     
  2. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    dude the reason people here don't like these guys has nothing to do with open-mindedness
     
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    js0930 Senior member

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    But Brad, this is about ethics in fashion blogs... (10)
     
  4. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    No complaint about the "image consultant is a valuable professional" part, but the equation of that with not learning shouldn't be reality. A style professional should teach (in a fast, understandable way). If he or she is just saying Wear this or that, even if it looks okay, in the long run it's probably a disservice to the client. Most blogs are even worse than that, just looks that the blogger probably wants viewers to emulate, worst of all when they are stealth paid endorsements and/or in poor taste, hence this thread. Edit: also there's a natural human hostility toward an "I'm better than you" vibe and people are eager to down those whose superiority seems imaginary.
     
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  5. dragos25

    dragos25 Senior member

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    It would be very difficult to teach a client the many rules, suggestions and details of style/fashion, and while you can teach people basic stuff and give them some base items and outfits, there's a lot more to learn. Admittedly that AlphaM guy fails here because he takes random guys for one trip, buys them stuff and puts some outfits together, and when they get home those guys are probably going to revert to what they feel comfortable in, or they won't know how to coordinate the stuff they got. He films it, gets sponsored, his sponsors get advertised and the guys seemingly get helped.
    The big magazines and sites like GQ or Esquire or Ask Men do this the most, promoting styles and items as "The hottest stuff you have to have right now!", etc because of the brand new sponsorship they got from some company.Sure there's tons of smaller blogs that do this too, but there's lots of blogs putting out good stuff that's helpful to noobs like me and others, and sure, they advertise or have affiliates but IMO it doesn't feel pushy or profit-centered.
    Dappered has something about this:http://dappered.com/ftc-disclosure/
     
  6. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    It is. That's why money is charged. Also, that's a reason there are lengthy free articles on the website.

    It seems with almost all blogs and completely free sources, people are kept dependent and never get all the way to very knowledgeable about style themselves. Also, because 'noobs' often can't tell good from bad, this thread does a public service, even if it's mean at times. A good forum is maybe the one free source where, occasionally and after a long time of active usage (plus probably some mistake purchases), a person can become almost a style expert.
     
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  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Dude, your website is possibly the worst I've seen all year, it looks like something from the late 90's.
     
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  8. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    Glad to report that City of Gentlemen is still going strong.
     
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    7_rocket Senior member

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    Will check this when I get home. As for Alpha M, I sub to his youtube channel. He does post alot of decent material that I don't mind.

    I wouldn't pay for his service though, where he takes a client and does a make over.
     

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