What have you learned most from this board?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    (Thracozaag @ 28 June 2004, 09:41) I just tell them..."well, those pair of Lattanzis, Lobb's, etc. will outlast your BMW about ten times over" koji
    But I want to see you do 0-60 in under 6 seconds with your Lobb's... [​IMG] JJF
    Well, just wear your Lobbs while driving your Ferrari 360 Spyder. [​IMG] Jon.
     
  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    (FIHTies @ 28 June 2004, 09:57)
    I just tell them..."well, those pair of Lattanzis, Lobb's, etc. will outlast your BMW about ten times over" koji
    But I want to see you do 0-60 in under 6 seconds with your Lobb's... [​IMG] JJF
    Well, just wear your Lobbs while driving your Ferrari 360 Spyder. [​IMG] Jon.
    Does Lattanzi make a driving shoe? koji
     
  3. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Senior member

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    I have learnt, and I will have to start off with a negative point, that it is not easy to integrate with a different class of people.

    On the plus side, I have learnt a lot about tailored brands, previously I was more into brands like YSL, Gucci, Versace, Vuitton etc. rather than Brioni, Kiton etc. However, after what I have learnt here, it has all changed. I have also learnt that Americans can dress very strangely (not an insult, as Americans possibly consider how the British dress strange) en mass (I previously thought it was confined to the Americans I knew). In that they wear colligate ties, tassel shoes, and turn ups (cuffed trousers), which previously, I thought was simply the stereotype.
     
  4. avtar

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    I am new, so I hope to learn a lot. I am just graduated law school and am starting my professional career. I think it is very important to look your best to make a good first impression. I will have to read up to see if I can learn the things on johnnynorman3's list. Everyone seems very laid back with the excepetion of karla2411 who comes off quite the opposite. Not to start any flame wars but I hope that he is the exception not the rule as I have a lot to learn.
     
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    Welcome. Congrats on your graduation. You will learn a lot on the forum, and will significantly increase your sartorial knowledge and find people with the same hobby (obsession?) and the camaraderie that comes with it. And remember: if you have any questions you can post them or can use the PM system to contact one of our wonderful moderators, any member (including myself). [​IMG] Jon.
     
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    Welcome, avtar. Congratulations on your graduation; I believe you are in good company here, as I think there are many lawyers on this forum.

    I wouldn't place too much negativity on Kalra2411's comments; I'm an American, and I don't dress the way he states Americans do, but everyone's entitled to their opinion. Sometimes, written communication can be taken the wrong way, and I'm willing to accept that what Kalra2411 states wasn't intended to be confrontational.

    I'm fairly new here myself, but I've found this a great place to learn a lot, and make some very good friends in the process.
     
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    Again, welcome and congratulations.  I also think that you will find many other budding lawyers here as well.
     
  8. avtar

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    Thank you all for the welcome. I will probably not post often as I have a lot to learn. I will ask questions and hope not to annoy too many people. I will see if I can get this quote thing right.
    I will admit that I was a little taken aback by Karla for a very simple reason. The picture he is using is of my father's boss, who as an Indian like myself remebers all too well our terrible caste history, and would be very offended by who suggested that they were of higher class. I just found it very offensive and apologize if I overreacted. I have only been in the States for 3 years and still fight holding back my culture.
     
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    I wouldn't place too much negativity on Kalra2411's comments; I'm an American, and I don't dress the way he states Americans do, but everyone's entitled to their opinion. Sometimes, written communication can be taken the wrong way, and I'm willing to accept that what Kalra2411 states wasn't intended to be confrontational.
    I will admit that I was a little taken aback by Karla for a very simple reason. Â The picture he is using is of my father's boss, who as an Indian like myself remebers all too well our terrible caste history, and would be very offended by who suggested that they were of higher class. Â I just found it very offensive and apologize if I overreacted. Â I have only been in the States for 3 years and still fight holding back my culture.
    Well, it's certainly not my place to intervene in a situation which obviously has some personal meaning for you. My apologies, too. [​IMG] Welcome, regardless. Nice to make your acquaintance, and I look forward to learning along with you - and from you, too. [​IMG]
     
  10. MilanoStyle

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    I learned:

    1. Fused suits VS Canvassed.

    2. Top notch suit labels that I never heard of.

    3. How fashion labels does not really make their own products.
    (i did not expect this from top labelers)

    I still think fused suit can canvased suits is hard to tell visually if a man buttoned his jacket. I usually can tell it by how lapel rolls or the drape (like paper) .. but if the suit's button is closed, on a fused suit with high quality fabric, I cannot tell if the suit is canvas or fused since the lapel rolls virtually flat anyways ..
     
  11. Kai

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    Some things I've learned: They may not all be from this board in particular, as I frequent both Style Forum and Ask Andy, and there is a fair amount of overlap between the two, both in people and topics addressed:

    Bespoke:
    Vass shoes; Raphael the tailor

    RTW Bargains:
    Carlo Franco Ties

    Hats:
    Information and links on Panama hats. I've become a regular Panama hat wearer now.

    Styles:
    Single breasted peak lapel jackets (don't have one yet, but probably not too far off.) Definitely also looking seriously at a pair of Spectator shoes now.

    People:
    Have "met" lots of very cordial, polite, and helpful folks. Have received lots of great advice and encouragment, and engaged in a lot of entertaining "conversation." Have generally been amazed at the high level of deportment and quality of the participants when compared with many other internet forums.
     
  12. avtar

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    No offense taken.  Glad we are so polite.  As for Kalra, I assure you that he is not Lakshmi Mittal.  I read through the Car and Neiman Marcus posts and it was clear that everyone figured it out, but he is not Lakshmi Mittal.  The Lakshmi is a very kind and thoughtful man.  While he freely spends his hard earned wealth (his house is a lot grander than the one in the pictures) he treats all people equal and would never bring class into a discussion.  As I said he is my fathers boss and I have spoken to him many times.  Sorry to blather and I will get back on the topic of clothes.  But please Kalra stop soiling the name of a good man.
     
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    Oh, he not only uses that picture but tells us that it's him in the picture. Perhaps you should go to work with your Dad and chat with his boss about your mutual interest in the Style Forum. Right, kalra? (Forgive my impertinence. ) [​IMG]
     
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    I've learned, probably as many have, that I really didn't know anything close to what I thought when it came to clothing before I found this board. This forum has been indispensable for years now, and I am very grateful to all the members who take time out of their day to post. I echo the sentiment that it's more of a 'community' than probably any other message board I frequent. Alas, I do miss some great posters who no longer visit for some reason.
     
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    Well, I've learnt that I'm a closet shoe fan, and I think I'm not alone on this one. [​IMG] I've learnt lots about clothes in general of course, thanks to the very knowledgeable and helpful people on this forum and Ask Andy's. Most importantly though, I think I've learnt that there's a difference between being interested in fashion and being interested in clothes. Â And that being interested in clothes is not a bad thing at all. Â (Except on the wallet, sigh - what's that they say about ignorance being bliss??? [​IMG])
     

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