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Does anyone know of any books/articles/threads about the psychology of attractiveness of different clothing? e.g. why do we prefer suits (I've heard because of the "V" shape), ties, certain color patterns, etc.   These kind of studies are done for other similar topics like posture, smiling, etc., but I haven't found anything for clothing.
I understand that, but what I am saying is that there should be a different thread for each question.   How do you go about finding replies to your posts? I look at the few posts after my own, and if it's been a while, I search for my name to see if I miss anything. This seems very inefficient versus having a threaded discussion.   Even better would be to use a tree-like posting system where you can expand off of any given discussion (e.g. like Thunderbird displays...
I read SF fairly often, but I don't post very often, partially because I find it time consuming to find replies to what I write.   I'm curious what the rationale is behind having so many large on-going threads rather than having separate sub-sections for them? e.g. this thread being a sub-section of Classic Menswear. That would have the advantage of being able to easily skip content that you don't care about and being able to see all of the replies to your specific...
I have a few shirts from them, and they suffer from the same problem (and other problems) where the waist is a lot baggier, despite my giving them my measurements.   The fabric has been really flimsy. It looks wrinkly even after I iron it. They don't seem to use the measurements I give them, and they don't speak English well enough to discuss them after.   I'm hopeful that the shirt being made at http://www.yelp.com/biz/spoon-tailor-san-francisco right now turns out better.
My problem/concern is that I am wider around my chest than around my waist. I would assume this is the case with most people? e.g. the BB extra slim fit is perfect around my chest, but it is baggy around my waist. Is this only remedied by darting or could it have been made differently?
Is it possible to have a shirt be smaller in the waist than the chest without benig darted? I was talking with a guy at Spoon Tailor recently when ordering a shirt there for the first time, and he suggested I get my shirts darted.   e.g. The Brooks Brothers extra slim fit fit me quite well, except that they are a bit baggy around my waist. Is this unavoidable when constructing the shirt without having the side seams go diagonally/not straight down from under the...
I bought a new pair of pants (Banana Republic) and socks (JCrew), and I attempted to get a less boring picture than I had in the past. Unfortunately my wife wanted to leave to dinner and was not interested in my teaching her to use my camera for it, so it came out a bit blurry:         Since my last post, I also wore this (not casual, but oh well):    
I've been looking around for messenger bags to carry my laptop (15") around in. I had seen one on SF before that I liked, but I can't find it, so I've been searching around online.   I really like the style of http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Brunello-Cucinelli-Contrast-Strap-Leather-Messenger-Bag-Leather-Goods/prod149480219/?ecid=NMALRFeedHy3bqNL2jtQ...&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=prod149480219skuBROWN&CS_003=5630585, but unfortunately it costs a ton of money. I'm not...
  The prior answer on Jos A. Bank seems accurate. Generally, I've been most concerned with getting clothes that fit the best, and I haven't been as concerned with craftsmanship.   There's a lot to avoid, according to the standards of this forum. Some of them will depend on your figure though. Try to avoid dark/bright colored shirts; I bought a lot of these before realizing they look a lot worse than others (unless I'm at a bar or something perhaps). Avoid short sleeve...
Congratulations on your first job!   You'll probably have to give some more details to get a meaningful answer. I'm sure there are plenty of acceptable menswear stores near you, but it depends on the style you want and the price you're willing to pay. e.g. I bet you could find a Brooks Brothers nearby and after spending quite a bit, you'll have some nice clothes.
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