Year In Review: 2004

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  1. Biggs

    Biggs Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen, as we approach the new year, let's look back to some of the major events that transpired this year.  Here they are, in no particular order,

    1) Karla situation
    2) Inception of "sticky" posts
    3) RLPL Cardiff/Whittaker, Polo McCallum Chukka, C&J Seymour
    4) Bennie's Grenson
    5) Longer Jantzen wait times (though there were some exceptions)
    6) More satisfied WW Chan customers
    7) NYT Article
     


  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    I'd replace the C&J Seymore with the Weymouth.
     


  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Ahem. Aren't we forgetting something?

    I joined the forum. (ok, ok so did Ernest...)

    Farmer forever,

    Jon.
     


  4. FCS

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    Eh, what's up with C&J Weymouth? Did I miss any sale?
     


  5. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I'd think the NYT article would have to be first with Bennie's Grensons probably second (and the Bluefly RL shoes competing for that spot).
     


  6. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    Just the overall effect of the 04 influx of new members, considering both the massive post-NY Times rush and the fact that quite a handful of 04's already have racked up ridiculously high post counts (and I thought I was nuts when I reached 400 or so).

    Since kalra's been mentioned, I'd also say that it seems to have been quite the year for flamewars here: kalra, ernest, the election, etc.
     


  7. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    No, but what's remarkable is that 20-30 forum members own this shoe.
     


  8. FCS

    FCS Senior member

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    So who's the primary supplier of these C&J Weymouths? P. Lal?
     


  9. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    If we're remembering 2004, did anybody remember to say, "Goodbye, M39."?
     


  10. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    My meeting with Jerry.

    A stronge symbol =

    An American & a French guy of 2 different generations met to talk about clothes.

    How could it have been possible without internet and this forum?
     


  11. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Well said, Ernest.
     


  12. jerrysfriend

    jerrysfriend Senior member

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    My meeting with Jerry.

    A stronge symbol =

    An American & a French guy of 2 different generations met to talk about clothes.

    How could it have been possible without internet and this forum?[/quote]
    Well said, Ernest. And not just the first meeting at our hotel-one lunch with him, 3 dinners (two with his girlfriend) and many hours talking and shopping together in Paris.
     


  13. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I would add the rapid increase in high quality goods in both the Forum's buying/selling section and on Ebay generally. It is incredible how many more "small timers" are finding hidden gems in stores around the country and flipping them on Ebay for small profits. Some may criticize the seller for doing this, but it really does move goods to their most efficient sources.

    Also, I would add the greater trend toward quality generally on the Forum. I remember when I first joined there was not as great a wealth of knowledge re: quality. Just look back over the past year and you will see how demands for quality have changed.

    Finally, I would note that the Jantzen thing should be credited for more than just adding wait times. 10 months ago few on the Forum really knew what Jantzen was, and now I'd say at least 50 Forum members have placed large orders. We could rightly claim at least some of the credit for Ricky's increase in web business. Who knows how many lurkers or guests searched for custom shirts on Google and were directed to a Jantzen post.
     


  14. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    More people on the forum & a report in the Time.
     


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