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Most people who think of Denimbro think we’re all stuck up assholes and elitists
I personally like the mix of brands and the people on this forum that’s why I keep coming back.
You can find some of it on SUFU but not all of it.
Double 0 and Dukes threads were probably a couple of my favorite things here.
I don’t think anyone was or is being bullied. I like that this forum everyone has thick skin and can take a the blunt criticism/input.
I’m sick of seeing people where every image someone posts. They’re like omg that’s so amazing. Wow you killed it.
Get all that fake bs out of here. But hey maybe that is where the denim community has gone?
A bunch of posts and photos of you lacing up your boots, and photos of all your pristine barely broken in jeans.
That’s just not for me and that’s part of what drew me here. Guys didn’t give a shit. They were hard on their stuff. Washed their jeans a lot or never washed them.
I’d be sad to see the forum go but mainly because of the community and people I’ve met.
I don’t think most of us are on IG, Reddit, SUFU. So probably would lose contact with a handful of you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (5) Thanks(5)   Quote robroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2019 at 4:53pm
Mark, Nicolas, sansome, thanks for returning to help sort this out.

Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:


- do you think DB is still relevant and can continue to be so? To me this is irrelevant. The internet is infinite and while WebWiz may put space limits on us, I think us active members are able and willing to figure this out. 
 All fashions come and go and if denimbro continues on, many of us were here before the denim/herritage boom, and will be again when it comes back around, at which point denimbro may or may not be relevant but again what does it matter in the infinite space that is the internet.

- what personal gain do you receive from interacting on the forum? I continue to check in on a near daily basis and while there and valleys and peaks of interactions, I still come to see double o soul's denim progress or JohnB's current trip to the ocean, but also its still a resource for me.

- does the marketplace serve as a useful resource for you? yes, see above. 

- do you feel the site balance between information and personality content is acceptable? I honestly don't know how to answer this in the grand scheme of the internet. its both a non essential part of my life if it went away, and something I frequent regularly. 

- do you have any concerns about bullying? Do you feel dismissed or condescended to by any particular members with problematic frequency? No names or specifics need be mentioned. no, none never. maybe I'm too stupid to know I'm being bullied, or I don't care, or I am privileged, or I mind my P's and Q's or its not so toxic that I haven't stopped visiting.

- are you an even-tempered, thoughtful person who would be willing to act as a moderator? yes. (and while I haven't shared this on denimbro yet) I have a 7 month old son that's occupying a lot of my time, I am willing to contribute as a mod, or financially, or both if necessary to continue on.

A more general and less site specific question-

- do denim specific clothing fora still have an audience in the post peak heritage era? I don't know, and I don't care, nor do I think this is relevant to continuing. (my opinion. this is not My forum, nor do I pay the bills). 


I don't know if everything has been said about heritage brands and denim, and somehow cone closing it all feels like 1982 all over again,  but my plea is that if Mark, Sansome, Hollows, et all, if you guys have moved on, it was great knowing you, and I hope you stop back in from time to time if nothing more than to say hello, and if that is the case, I would hope that you would hand over the keys to Dr heech, or JohnB or committee of bros to carry on. Thanks - Robroy
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I have a massive backlog of things to post- my gal said she would teach me how to use a pc, so I do intend on posting if we continue- I’ve always been interested in some of the well versed UK bros- dissecting my 1876 Chinese impact report
As for the market place- I’ve always done well when I needed to raise some $
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I absolutely do not feel welcomed on this forum overall and I doubt anyone who actually reads posts on here will be surprised to hear this.
If it does continue, I doubt I will contribute much anymore for what I believe are pretty obvious reasons.
I haven't really contributed much in a long time anyway aside from my accidental contributions...
With that said, there is too much knowledge here to let this place die.
My belief is that DB needs to open up and be a bit more welcoming than it is now because even if we save it now, it will die pretty soon after if it continues as is.

Even if it is futile (and I really hope it is not), I would still vote to keep it going in hopes that it can stabilize. 

I think this forum deserves another chance if for no other reason than I believe the knowledge should be out there for people to learn from.

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I don't post much but this is my favorite place, i enjoy every post here
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Hello been a lurker for years. Here is my input

do you think DB is still relevant and can continue to be so?  Right now I say no. I cannot predict what will happen in the future but there is a possibility it might. I use this site to inspire my creativity and broaden my knowledge. I'd hate for it to go.

- what personal gain do you receive from interacting on the forum? E-Friendship

- does the marketplace serve as a useful resource for you? 100% yes

- do you feel the site balance between information and personality content is acceptable? Yes, loved the interview section and how its worn thread.

- do you have any concerns about bullying? Do you feel dismissed or condescended to by any particular members with problematic frequency? No names or specifics need be mentioned.

Denimbro in its prime was very cliquey and most of the newcomers were intimidated by this. Old community was tight-knit but let very few in.


- do denim specific clothing fora still have an audience in the post peak heritage era? Can't tell but denim will forever be a part of fashion and I don't see it going away anytime. 
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Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:


We don't want to hone our way to a sartotial monoculture any more than we already have. The criteria for a good post needn't be "would I wear this?" Variety is a very good thing.

I wholeheartedly agree with Nic here. I abhor uniformity and hegemony and have really come to enjoy both the forum itself and the guys on the forum because I think there is a great mix of styles here and am glad to see the miner cosplay thing go the way of the dodo, and I have loved seeing members like Mr. Q, CSL, and Flash (just to name a few) show of their respective wears. 

On a more personal note, even though I haven't been around for but a few years I really do feel like you all are my denimbros in a sincere way. I learn much from you all, have enjoyed both the encouragement and the exhortations I've received, and even the jabs (as it is written somewhere "faithful are the wounds of a friend"). I couldn't care one lick whether this forum is relevant or not, and actually see its irrelevance as its greatest asset and draw. I have made genuine connections with some here, have made some cash when needed, and gotten to join in on the brotherhood of the traveling pants (although as it is well-documented I failed at that task). Denimbro is quixotic, and I wouldn't have it any other way.




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do you think DB is still relevant and can continue to be so?
It's clearly relevant to a small group of people and if it can continue to be hosted it will continue to be relevant to that group. Without change that's all its ever going to be though.

- what personal gain do you receive from interacting on the forum? I've got to say none, just another place that features some content on subjects that interest me. Funny though that my most visited threads are the non denim specific threads like post anything!


- does the marketplace serve as a useful resource for you? No, to little a selection of brands and fits on DB to make it worth searching, which is in essence DBs biggest problem.

- do you feel the site balance between information and personality content is acceptable? Yes, as above. Post anything is the best thread!

- do you have any concerns about bullying? Do you feel dismissed or condescended to by any particular members with problematic frequency? No names or specifics need be mentioned.
Personally no, but DB is not a particularly welcoming or diverse community. Although it's moved on from the cosplay image it still doesn't feature, encourage or welcome different fits/looks/ideas. There's a very small group posting fit pics that are quite frankly fawned over and any diversity is ignored.

- are you an even-tempered, thoughtful person who would be willing to act as a moderator?
I am but no interest (time!)

A more general and less site specific question-

- do denim specific clothing fora still have an audience in the post peak heritage era?
Absolutely, look at Sufu. Sufu is often bashed on here but is a much more enjoyable, diverse and active forum.
Bad manners/etiquette is called out quickly but also moves on quickly.
There's a variety of fits and brands posted and discussed regularly.
There a wealth of knowledge available. No offense but you all could learn a thing or two from the community over there.
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Here are my thoughts.


I’m not the kind of person who feels comfortable on IG & FB posting pictures of myself modeling clothing. In fact it’s very rare that I ever post any kind of ‘selfie’ on those forums. 


I do it here because it feels like an appropriate place for such activity. When I do post a photo of myself I feel somewhat comfortable doing it because I assume I am interacting with somewhat likeminded clothing enthusiasts. I imagine that my fellow contributors are focusing, not on the fact that I am an awkward old git, but on the garments I have chosen to invest in & wear. For instance someone may be thinking, “Ah, I noticed that item on the MF/FW/RMC site. So that’s what it looks like on.” 


I hit ’like’ on every photo that appears in the HIW thread even if the look is not my cup of tea. I do this because I appreciate that that person is taking the time to contribute. I feel if someone has the nerve to post a pic of themselves then they deserve a positive response. Who am I to criticize or judge their choices. (Of course if a person is asking for opinions about fit then an honest response should be expected & given.) Furthermore I have nothing against the IG mocs & socks, cuff adjusting crowd. I don’t think piss taking in general ever achieves anything positive. I wish I had figured that out earlier in life.


While I understand that some members may feel differently I’m not personally concerned with the relevance issue. Since my teens I have lived my life as misfit wearing a costume. Even when I go out ‘dressed down’, ‘normal people’ tend to look at me like I have two heads…


I’m not sure I would have the time to contribute as a moderator. I’m certainly willing to help pay for storage space. Would an annual subscription be a good idea? 


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