What are your thoughts on natural leather items (i.e. belts, wallets, etc.)?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by weatherguy, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. weatherguy

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    What are your thoughts on natural leather items such as belts, wallets, watch straps, etc.?
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Stupid hipster trend.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    What do you wnat people to say?

    More importantly what are yours? If you ask for opinions the least you should do is offer your own.
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Man, this forum has really gone down the tubes.
     


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    I keep seeing people post those sentiments; other than silly hipster trends like this making an appearance in the forums, what else would cause the quality of the forum to decline? What was it like in the "Golden Days" of SF? I haven't been lurking nearly long enough to know.
     


  6. Apollotrader

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    No, you have become senior. Learn the difference.
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Participation appears to be way down, first of all.

    Second, the subject matter has completely changed. Now, it's 90% retail and brand oriented. We are just a step or two away from being the GQ forum. Lots of questions about whether something is fashionable. Little to no experience left amongst active members with legitimate classic style or tailored clothing. Just neophytes mimicking Mad Men or Pitti. There are more discussions now about doing alterations to RTW than there are about bespoke tailors. That's telling.
     
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    foo, that's a damn shame. I came from /r/malefashionadvice because they had nothing left to offer me when it comes to classic style, because it's all gothninja stuff and ridiculously fitting clothes.

    I've recently started working at a men's boutique that specializes in high end custom clothing and I'm trying to soak up as much as possible here, but I've taken to searching the archives... I guess I can see where you're coming from when it comes to a decline in quality.
     


  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, it is indeed a shame. But there is good stuff in the archives.

    Basically, for a host of reasons, the forum's veterans all departed en masse. Some come back every now and then, but we do not drive discussion like we used to. I stopped posting for a long time (a year?) and came back to find this. Blegh.
     


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    Apollotrader Senior member

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    It is the same as being in a house in college.
     


  11. Mitchacho

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    Where else on the internet would I be able to find something like the golden days of SF at this point in time?

    Also, sorry to OP for derailing your thread.
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    It's really not. Up until a year or two ago, there was continuity. That is gone.



    If you want focused discussion on bespoke clothing, go to the London Lounge. Slow forum, but high quality.

    Also, look for blogs. Mine us paltry, but hopefully it will gin momentum as I rebuild its content.
     


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    It changed when B&S went from forum to marketplace.
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe that was the death knell, but the change has been going on since before that.
     


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    Blogs are an awful substitute for a forum. There is no discussion and a good discussion on here three years ago would generate more interesting content than a month of good blog postings do.
     


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