Originally Posted by Joycie
Ok. I like sartorial.
What kind of clothes should I be looking at (remember to keep it dumbed down, I dont really know what I'm talking about).
Keep in mind that I'm 16 and not really into wearing a power suit on the weekend... or is sartorial only business shirts and the like.... although i really like the suit in your display picture fair rose.
This is kind of like saying "I want to be a vinofile, what wines should I look into, and keep it simple." It doesn't work that way. If you want to *know* about clothes, you have to *learn* about clothes. However, you are certainly on the right path by joining the SF forum.
Spend some time reading through the various threads (ignore the snark), and get a feel for what constitutes good clothing and good shoes.
Stay away from synthetics and poor construction whenever possible. A good tailor is always an asset. Clothes should look like they fit properly (not too tight and not too loose).
Your age is a great time to start learning about clothing and proper attire. Keep your wardrobe simple, and minimal, right now (quality not quantity). Use this time as a learning experence. At your age most things you buy right now will not fit in a few years, so you will need to look at it as an educational expense, rather than a direct investment. This will allow you to make much wiser investments in shoes and clothes when you are a few years older.
BTW, I second the idea of a teen style forum. This type of information used to be passed on by the valet or man servent, but could (can) also be learned in prep school to some degree.