The TFL Effect

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Superfluous, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    During my four and a half years on TFL, I have seen it play out countless times. While searching the internet for information on a particular jacket or jacket related issue, new member stumbles upon TFL (aka the Asylum / Crack House). New member innocently joins TFL with the best of intentions. New member becomes captivated and spellbound by the jackets discussed here, spends an inordinate amount of time studying the pages of TFL, and quickly absorbs a colossal amount of information. New member goes on a shopping spree and, within a few months of joining TFL, new member purchases a dizzying array of new jackets. New member’s jacket collection grows from 2 to 22 overnight, and new member has jackets crammed in every closet throughout the house. The TFL Effect.

    IMHO, the “sign-up” page for TFL should include a comprehensive disclosure of the potential consequences of joining the forum, so that new members can proceed with full knowledge of the risks of membership.

    Warning: Joining this forum may, or is likely to, result in a hypnotic compulsion to study outerwear, hats and/or vintage items that will consume thousands of hours and divert your attention from other aspects of your life.

    Warning: Joining this forum may, or is likely to, result in the expenditure of thousands of dollars on outerwear, hats, and/or vintage items.

    Warning: Joining this forum may, or is likely to, cause a profound addiction to outerwear, hats and/or vintage items, and/or to exacerbate any preexisting conditions.

    Warning: Currently, there is no cure for The TFL Effect. Therefore, proceed at your own peril. You have been warned!

    There is no denying The TFL Effect. It is palpable and reaffirmed here on a regular basis.
     
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  2. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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    I am a proud victim of the TFL Effect.


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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    ^^^Sheez
    Reading the first paragraph reminded me of a group i joined about 15 years ago that said...”If you see yourself in any of this..” you may be a “jackoholic”, or something.
    I’m feeling like someone is looking over my shoulder. Again!!
    Well said Super!!
    B
     
  4. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    This is probably the most relevant lol
    If you're taking the time to do some serious research into outerwear than you are most likely predisposed to the condition :D
     
  5. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    All true but that's because they're just so nice.
     
  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I was undiagnosed before I joined TFL. Spent years thinking I was just some nut job with a sick obsession.

    Ah the relief I felt when I found others just as perverse...
     
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  7. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I'm in therapy :)
     
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  8. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    It’s true. It’s totally true.
     
  9. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  10. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    I was out
    I was clean
    I was talking to real people
    Life was good
    I tried Eastman
    ........................
     
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  11. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Practically Family

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    It's hard to deny this effect, gentlemen :)
     
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  12. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Eastman have a lot to answer for..screwed me up :)
     
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  13. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Practically Family

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    Not only you ...:):):)
     
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  14. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    I have placed my jacket-buying in deep freeze. I now have three or four that I intend to sell, which should leave me with just two or three that I wear most often.

    It is a strange addiction, and one that I had to stomp on.
     
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  15. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I owned no leather jackets before I joined this place. I thought I would be happy with one. Every time I bought another one, I thought it would be my last. My fourth jacket is on its way... there is no cure.
     
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  16. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I bought, sold, bought more, sold most, swore I was done, bought another...
    Darn this place! ;)
     
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  17. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    ... I just realized that including the jackets I've sold means that I've now bought 8 since joining here... I truly am done for :D
     
  18. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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  19. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    I’m currently considering buying a Thunderbay... in July. On the one hand it would be made a bit more quickly at this time of year, on the other it’s summer and I won’t be able to wear it for another two or three months. I’m sure if I couldn’t look at pictures of others member’s Thunderbays on this site I wouldn’t be indulging in this bizarre behavior.
     
  20. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Just going to leave this here:
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