Month: December 2017

A Few Questions About Writing Better Guides

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A Few Questions About Writing Better Guides
TL;DR When people ask for hard-to-categorize advice, are they looking for diverse answers or methodological advice?The Wiki is more of a community archive than a structured resource, which puts a pretty steep curve on the new user onboarding process. It’s full of gems, but it relies on a lot of social signposts that aren’t entirely explicit.Which is why I’m posting meta shit.Most questions revolve around situational advice, and that advice usually breaks down into a set of fairly clean categories (survival, refinement, and exploration) that I’ll eventually write another post about.A small but distinct portion of questions hybridize those categories, involve wibbly not-really-situational scopes, and use confused terminology (mostly ambiguous value/comparative value statements). I want to take a crack at writing guides/pumping out some flowcharts for these questions, but skipping the pre-draft survey stage of a project is fucking sinful.The bit with the questions:How large of a guide is too large?Where’s the point of diminishing returns for example pictures?How important is the “This Guide is For You if..” section of a guide?What ratio of troubleshooting to general advice are you looking for?Where in the “damn it, I need to wrap this meat sack in fabric” cycle do you usually turn to a fashion guide?How important is background information (the origins of a cut or style, etc) when you’re looking for quick advice?Do you prefer guides that break things down into specific good/better/best recommendations, or guides that focus on “fashion analysis” skills?Bonus questions:What topic needs a guide?What topic needs a better guide?What brand of jeans can I buy that will fit my MASSIVE THIGHS?I’m essentially trying to figure out whether new users will benefit more from large and rigorous guides that focus on giving them lots of examples to go through (so they can find their comfort zones), or from guides that break down the decision making processes that operate across categories and situations (so they can expand their comfort zones). Both kinds of guides are valuable, but there’s a limit to how many words I can hammer out in the day now that I’m drinking decaf.
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I hate to do this to a small company, but I do not advise anyone here to purchase Duke & Dexter loafers.

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I hate to do this to a small company, but I do not advise anyone here to purchase Duke & Dexter loafers.
Last winter I purchased some Bowler Black Loafers from Duke & Dexter to wear to a handful of formal events I had coming up. I like sleek, minimalist style and thought they’d fit perfectly.Upon arrival and first wear: the shoes were great. Comfortable – a tad small, and they appeared to have quality craftsmanship for a $200 loafer. However, after a handful of wears – less than 20 hours. I noticed some pretty noticeable wear forming on the toe of one of the loafers.I emailed their customer service about this where I was assured this was unusual and a manufacturer defect. In exchange they offered me 15% off a new pair of shoes – which this company regularly offers off their shoes anyway. I believe right now they actually have a 20% sale going on.Regardless, I declined and said if it is a manufacturer defect, I’d like a refund or a replacement pair. The customer service rep connected me to the CEO of the company and this is where it gets really fun.The CEO agreed and offered me a replacement pair of a cheaper model. I agreed and asked when they would ship. I’ll save you the bulk of the emails but he essentially kept putting it off and tried to get me to fly to London to pick them up myself (I’m an American).And this is essentially what has been happening ever since. As you can see their are almost 90 emails in the chain of him putting off my questions and giving false shipment dates.At this point in time – almost a year later, I’m just tired of dealing with it. I’ve decided to stop pursuing the matter and warn you all instead about the shoddy quality and customer service of Duke & Dexter.
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Submitted by Jesuishunter

Old School Clothing newbie

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Old School Clothing newbie
o/ everyone, i just recently started caring more about what i wear, and i have always really liked early 1900s clothing. 1900-1950s ish. Was hoping any like minded people or someone in the know might point me in a direction of where to get things and what to wear. Im fat, but have been gyming and eating better lately so hopefully that changes soon enough. Im very new at this, and have only 2 or 3 button downs and a vest. i pretty much only wear khakis with anything already, so i have plenty of those. i do plan to get a nice tie for the vest as well, and more vests. I already pretty much wear the same stuff as my grandad, but am after more formal looking things, as well as a wider range of daily wear.heres an example: https://i.imgur.com/e90WXfA.jpg have since shaved because i cant grow a proper mustache for the life of mehttps://i.imgur.com/eBQEfN0.jpg anotherappreciate any help!
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Submitted by naliao

General Discussion – December 31

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General Discussion – December 31
In this thread, you can talk about whatever you want. Talk about life, do whatever. Vent. Meet the community.Don’t ask things that should go in Simple Questions.Note: Comment rules still apply, so play nice.
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Recent Purchases – December 31

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Recent Purchases – December 31
This thread is for sharing all your new buys. Clothes, shoes, cars, cologne, share it all. If possible, please post a picture and a little review!Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
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