Ask Andy About Clothes – Forum Review – Why Ask Andy Is The Best Men’s Style Forum On The Internet


Ask Andy About Clothes – Forum Review – Why
Ask Andy Is The Best Men’s Style Forum On The Internet Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. Today, I’m going to be talking about Ask Andy About Clothes and why I think
it’s the best forum on the web. If you haven’t already, please click up there
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button down below. And finally, if you want to grab my free 47-page e-book, it’s right
down there. And I’m also going to link to Ask Andy About Clothes right down there as
well. Okay, Ask Andy About Clothes, I first discovered
this website probably four years ago, but I know that it’s been around for over a decade.
It was one of the first forums out there and has really, in my mind, built itself as the
finest men’s style forum you can see out there on the web. Now, I like Style Forum and I
think that’s a great forum as well, but there’s something about Ask Andy. Maybe it’s that
it’s built around a person and that the quality of their answers and their comments, it’s
just top notch, so that’s the number one reason why I think it’s the best forum. It really comes down to they’ve got good moderators.
Their content and the detail that they put in to those answers, it’s just top notch.
It’s not as big as Style Forum. I think they have about one millions posts. They probably
got, I think the last time I checked, 78,000 threads, so quite a bit, tons of content there,
which Style Forum is even bigger. But when it comes down to it, I just look at the quality
of those answers, the moderators, the people that are coming in there. And the number two thing is you could actually
go check out what they’ve got, their tutorials, so I don’t think Andy really pushes these
too hard, and I’m going to link to them down below as well, but these tutorials are awesome.
They’re written by some of the best people, so you’ve got Kirby over at The Hanger Project.
He wrote a great article on high quality men’s hangers. So where else are you going to find
the people that are out there I think selling and making some of the best men’s items out
there coming in to Ask Andy and actually writing a great article? Hendrik Pohl wrote a great
article on men’s ties, amazing article, and you’re only going to find this at Ask Andy. Again, the big thing here is going to be those
forums and where people come in to contribute, so this is probably the number three thing,
is that I find the person that comes in and contributes — the general contributor, the
general questions on Ask Andy are higher quality than what I see usually on other forms. They’re
a little bit higher of a level, so you can tell that people spent time lurking around,
checking out and reading through everything, and then they come on and they ask really
good questions, which then tailors and seamstresses and people that own companies come in and
answer right there. In addition, let me think, tutorials, high
quality content, it is a complete focus on men’s high-end style, so you’re not going
to find them really talking so much about t-shirts except in kind of a negative way,
so you can look at that as a good thing or a bad thing. I look at Ask Andy About Clothes
as a very focused forum and exactly what I’m looking for. So how could it be improved? What would I
like to see Ask Andy improve upon and make better? The look of the forum. It’s very hard
to navigate and to find your way through it. There’s a lot of broken links, so things like
that really at times drive you nuts because you think you’re going to be going to a great
article. You click on it and the link doesn’t work, and I’ve tried this multiple times.
It’s just a huge monster and part of that is probably because of their history that
forums have been around for over 10 years, but it’s also just frustrating and I’m hoping
they’re going to be able to upgrade it. In addition, I would like for Ask Andy About
Clothes to be more about directing people down a path. So if I want to make a purchasing
decision, it’s really hard because I’ll go look at all the merchants that are listed
and there’s just so many. It’s like a big directory, but I just don’t feel there’s a
direct — and Andy, he does a good job of going in sometimes and pointing out that he
gives this company his two thumbs up, but he does this with so many of them, it’s kind
of lost. It’s like, “Okay, which one is his favorite?”
because he’s recommending this tailor over in Thailand, but he’s also recommending this
tailor over in London. Obviously, there’s a big price difference and which one should
I go with? In that way, I would like to see — I don’t know if he can be improved. Again,
it reaches so many people. It’s such a big forum. Perhaps it’s just something that is
always going to be their Achilles’ heel. Okay. This has been Antonio Centeno with Real
Men Real Style. I hope you enjoyed the review. Go check out Ask Andy. You’re not going to
regret it, but make sure anytime you go to a forum, make sure that you’ve got a good,
strong foundation in men’s style. I’ve got my Men’s Style Guide. I wrote this for part
of this. The reason was I wanted people — if you go over to A Tailored Suit — I’ll link
you down below as well. There are going to be a lot of links down there. If you go to
A Tailored Suit, you can read through my Men’s Style Guide. It’s really solid, objective
comment that helps you build a foundation. Once you have that foundation built, you’re
going to find that it’s a lot easier to navigate through the forums because you’re going to
have a rock to kind of hold yourself on because there is some bad information. Some stuff
does make it through the filters and some of it is just a bad opinion, and how can you
really argue with that except to argue with it? But if you’ve got your foundation solid,
you’re going to do well on the forums. Take care. I’ll see you in the next video.
Bye-bye.

Danny Hutson

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