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

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I agree. But that is where the discussion has moved, even if not beneficially held there.

    Feel free to comment--I swear I'll respond. Then we'll have a conversation.
     


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    Or summer camp- "last year the counselors were great, the food was delicious, and it didn't rain"
     


  3. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Senior member

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    That's because things are always changing. Members come and go, topics change with the current trends, and icons shift from who was to who is. This is the nature of everything and instead of cursing it, you of all people, should appreciate your role here. Despite your curt style of communication, many people have learned from your posts and examples.
     
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  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes and no. Things do evolve, but there was a strong core of members for a long time. Many were given "DH" powers specifically to keep them around, but it didn't work. Today's SF is a distinctly shallower place.


    Ah, you see, I often forget that when I post here, I'm now speaking to a crowd that is 90+% new.
     


  5. IrateCustomer

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    Look, I completely understand your point...and I agree with you regarding the shift in depth here. I have learned so much about men's clothing, style icons, guidelines for what makes an outfit go from good to great. Hell, just learning all the different patterns is something I had to go through. Without all of the people are you referring to, it would have a much longer process than it was because of all the great discussions and effort you guys put in. But I will say this, there will be a different group of people who learned from you guys who will pass as much of that information along as possible. There will never be another Vox, but somebody will come along an fill that role. Right now, that role is filled by you...for as long as you decide to wear the mantle, that vintage, herringbone overcoat of a mantle.
     


  6. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    You know I was ready to troll this thread and then you ruin it with an appeal to meaningful conversation. Thanks.

    In any case, the OP has posed a question which, in the context of this subforum's premise, is obtuse.

    The correct answer to his question, is, "Yes."
     
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  7. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    I do miss Vox. I remember the end of the old days, but such are the changes that happen on internet boards.

    On the OP: I had to look up what "natural leather" is. Apparently you can get a car seat made with it. That is my entire depth of knowledge on the topic.
     


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  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^This, I fear, neglects to consider that the oldsters don't post out of charity. Few folks are willing to play Obi Wan if the conversation isn't rewarding for them as well. At least not for very long.
     
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  10. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    Fair enough, however taking the mentor role is a natural progression, and carries with it valuable rewards.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Carry the torch? Are you ignoring the fact that I've been here for six years and have nearly 17,000 posts? My participation here today is fraction of what it used to be.

    I've carried t quite a lot.
     
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  12. Quadcammer

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    really though?

    If you are regularly commissioning bespoke works, what really are you gaining from a forum? You have your own style and preferences, and your tailor will also have his own preferences. If you're happy with the result, great, if not, you decide for yourself what is wrong.

    If its a desire to fit into some mind numbing rules of what is "correct", then just post the list and be done with it.

    That said, WAYWRN is a disaster lately. Maybe one decent look out of five.
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I found it rewarding for a long time. But as the years go by, you realize you're playing catcher in the rye. There are always the same questions to answer, always more noobs to mentor. Eventually it becomes less rewarding. And when you're subsequently told by a well-meaning poster that your reward for all that work is more work, and that you really should stop moaning that the work is less fun than it used to be ... well, it's exhausting.

    If you're here in five or ten years, with a disquieting number after "Posts:" I suspect you'll feel differently than you do now. Which isn't meant as criticism, just a competing perspective.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's the point of spending all that time and effort acquiring the perfect handbag if you don't get to swing it?
     
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  15. Apollotrader

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    Valid points, and Foo makes a good one also, however I don't think it is particularly useful for a very senior member of any organization publicly tell the rank and file that they suck.
     
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