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Why Will is so great

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dopey, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because he is a guy who sells men's clothing that doesn't dress like a guy who sells men's clothing.












    He is a menswear blogger who doesn't dress like a menswear blogger.
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I first met Will while I was out for a run in SoMa. This was before the store became a full-blown thing and before I had heard of Style Forum. Nice guy.
     
  3. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    What? Another personality thread?! I thought the Great Man Theory is defunct, with structural explanations of the world being de rigueur in the academic bubble -- or at least so I was told back in university.

    Still, I'll jump on this one. Saw him in London this year T'was a cold and rainy afternoon, not untypical, and he stood at the Jermyn Street end of the Piccadilly Arcade, and was gazing intently at the rain. Five minutes later, the rain stopped (I was waiting for it to subside too). I kid you not. Must have been Will.
     
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  4. Jamesgatz

    Jamesgatz Senior member

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    I've always had great service from ASW and love Will's blog. Would love to hear Foo's opinion though as Will was one of the first to use StyFo as a commercial opportunity (which, by Foo's lights, has set this forum on its current downhill).
     
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  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Obviously I'm not in the know here. Where is this blog?
     
  6. Jamesgatz

    Jamesgatz Senior member

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    A Suitable Wardrobe.
     
  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Oh, ok. I know what you are talking about.
     
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    Agreed.

    He dresses like an adult.
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will's great. He was a pure blogger long before he opened his online shop, and had demonstrated both his taste and knowledge in spades. So, his case is a bit different from others. Anyway, I have no problem with ads and sponsors. It's the current crowd of consumption-oriented posters that has changed the forum. Maybe you can link the two, but we've always had ads and sponsors (hey, can't have a forum if the forum owners can't make money!).
     
  10. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

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    'A Suitable Wardrobe' has articles on caviar and sending your shirts out to the laundry, rather than just ironing them yourself or getting the wife to do so.

    It is not really relevant to the life I lead. I suspect Will always travels with a steamer trunk and never just hand luggage on a budget airline.

    What did he do before he started on clothes full time? What line of work was he in ?
     
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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I know what you mean. I don't begrudge anyone that lifestyle, I'm very much a typical live and let live Californian in that respect, but it just doesn't relate to me. No matter how I dress I will always be that guy yelling a little too loudly at the umpires at a ball game. The great thing about people like you mention, though, is that when they write about those kind of lives it lets you in to something you might never have known before. I'm genuinely interested in that kind of lifestyle. Not because I covet it, but because it is so different from mine.
     
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    Now that you mention it, I'd like to see a photo of him smoking outside of a fashion show.
     
  13. Coburn

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    I started reading his blog long before I discovered Style forum. Outstanding service and top quality inventory at ASW
     
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  14. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    funny about online celebrity. i was driving around SF one morning (on my way to lunch with hewhowas/is/matt) and i pulled past the Fairmount and I swear I saw Will going in. I almost stopped the car and ran over to say hi when i realized ... wait ... what would be weird.
     
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    Will's such a pleasant writer that I enjoy reading anyway. Right? He never makes me feel bad about not eating caviar or ironing my own shirts or not buying "the perfect shade of wine" necktie.
     
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  16. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Definitely.
     
  17. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    And that makes all the difference.
     
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    Will is a nice guy. In ye olden days, he was also very kind to folks new to fine clothing - sharing his thoughts and knowledge. And what he's done with ASW is pretty remarkable. Will's posts were always good, but he's also added a number of great guest bloggers that always make the site worth a visit.
     
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    and his video on how to polish cordovan shoes is great. although, i'm still waiting for him to post the full-length version
     
  20. bboysdontcryy

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    One day later, I can say this with relatively conclusiveness -- Will is not as controversial as Vox. Either that, or the Vox thread is one whole gigantic attempt to make a satire out of Vox's proclivity to derail threads and go off-tangent.
     

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