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Styleforum 101: A Menswear Primer

We hope that you will find valuable information and inspiration from this section of Styleforum. This Primer is intended to provide answers to some of our most common questions, one of which may be your reason for coming to this site.

Please understand that while all attempts have been made to represent the general opinions of Styleforum, there will always be dissenting opinions. The advice here will be aimed at putting you in the most unobjectionable attire possible, and giving you some idea of what different deviations signify.

Please enjoy all the great advice here and feel free to ask questions about any of this in our Men's Clothing or Streetwear and Denim Discussion Forums.


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3 primer submissions by the Styleforum community.

Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Jeans & Trousers)

Outerwear Footwear Pullovers Cardigans Jeans & Trousers Extras My father always told me to pack extra pants. I’m not sure why, but it’s not a bad rule of thumb. Rich textures and colors aren’t just for shirts and sweaters, they can extend to the pants as well (Epaulet trousers, $235). Simply packing a pair of jeans and another pair of non-denim trousers that will get you into those pesky restaurants (yes, I’m being facetious) will suffice. Nudie used to be a favorite on Styleforum – the Slim Jim Organic Brown Indigo was the original “slim” model, but it seems... read more

Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Cardigans)

Outerwear Footwear Pullovers Cardigans Jeans & Trousers Extras One particular brand has captured Styleforum’s collective imagination: S.N.S. Herning, a Danish company specializing in seaworthy knitwear. One specific model is a high neck cardigan with an insulating bubble knit called the “Stark.” I have two, and I wear them everywhere, all the time. As a result, they come with me on vacation. The Stark is super tough - I have worn mine through actual brush, and hardly gotten a snag - and the best $275 you will spend if you want to pretend that you’re a Norwegian... read more

Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Outerwear)

Outerwear Footwear Pullovers Cardigans Jeans & Trousers Extras I love winter. There are those who flee to warm places, and there are others who follow the ski season. I have never been one for beaches, and I’m no good on a snowboard. My friend told me, “It’s like riding a skateboard,” but then I nearly broke my hip. At 38-years old, that would not be a good look. Instead, I like Europe, and particularly Tuscany, in winter. It’s not bracingly cold – and growing up in Canada, I’ve had enough bracingly cold winters – nor is it some tropical resort to which I... read more

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