Board of Education: What Forum Culture Taught Us About Style by Jian Deleon
Mejia believes that forums’ effect on trends is bigger than many people realize. “I honestly consider forum culture the springboard for almost everything going on in menswear today,” he asserts. “None of what’s currently going on in terms fashion media, especially as it relates to menswear, would be happening if it wasn’t for forums. Superfuture, Hypebeast, and all the others are where the community-at-large of hyper-attentive consumers came to hone its sense of ever-shifting identity and thirst for all things new. A lot of folks claim they never checked forums in their heyday like it’s some sort of badge of honor to them, but really: we all know you’re lying.”
Read the piece on Complex.