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post #16 of 34
It appears people don't want to help the starter in this thread so I'll start and try to get things going. Seeing as you have registered at SF I assume you want somewhat of a sophisticated look. I don't think you'll find much support for bogan/yobbo or surfer looks here. Dress your age. No DB suits for high school calculus class, but if you want to dress smart follow this forum and pick up on the tips you can. Personally I'm in business school so I have the privilege of wearing the occasional suit. However I usually wear something I guess you would call business casual; shirt, v-neck cashmere, flannels, dress trousers, monk straps, PAs etc. In the warmer months I adopt a somewhat more sporty style, docksides etc.
post #17 of 34
I like anything that really pops at night. I am a huge aficionado of color, and patterns... yet I enjoy keeping it subtle as to not be over the top or too loud. My default look may encompass a three piece pinsrtipe suit, or jeans with a sporty blazer. This year I'd like to incorporate more knit ties, and a double breasted suit into my arsenal. All-n-all, I think everyone should fine something that makes them feel comfortable, something that's sartorial, something that's affordable, and something that attracts the opposite sex. Stay classy. -Fair
post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the last two posts, they are just about the only decent ones that are trying to help me out.

I try and look professional/classy with everything I wear. I have an athletic build and like to keep fit for my sport and so I naturally like close fitting clothes and look good in Formal wear (like at my formal and Debutant ball). I take pride in my appearance and dont really go for any of the usual trends (like surf, skate or metro).

But basically what I really opened this topic for is to try and find out about as many different styles as there area and some basic information about each one (please don't go into too specific details as I'm not exactly fluent in the language of fashion). Oh and also a bit about what kind of personality someone would have if they wore those kinds of clothes (what personality YOU think they would have).

Thanks
post #19 of 34
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I love our magnificent fjords.


- B

Yeah, dude! They're like, totally pining and sh*t!
post #20 of 34
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I can't tell if he's implying that he's a Brit or an Aussie. I think FNB's loss has finaly driven him insane.

Maybe he's pining for... FNB?
post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by Joycie View Post
Thanks for the last two posts, they are just about the only decent ones that are trying to help me out. I try and look professional/classy with everything I wear. I have an athletic build and like to keep fit for my sport and so I naturally like close fitting clothes and look good in Formal wear (like at my formal and Debutant ball). I take pride in my appearance and dont really go for any of the usual trends (like surf, skate or metro). But basically what I really opened this topic for is to try and find out about as many different styles as there area and some basic information about each one (please don't go into too specific details as I'm not exactly fluent in the language of fashion). Oh and also a bit about what kind of personality someone would have if they wore those kinds of clothes (what personality YOU think they would have). Thanks
Skater - carefree Surfer - adventurous Punk Rock - rebellious Preppy - well read/ well mannered Metro - subscriber to GQ & Esquire Magazine Sartorial - powerful Never let age define what you can and cannot wear as a young man. I was wearing suits at age 17, and wrote a book at 18. Don't be afraid to stand out & take some risks. You only live once. Stay classy. -Fair
post #22 of 34
Thread Starter 
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.
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post #24 of 34
Yeah. I like that.
post #25 of 34
Serious proposal: Styleforum Teen Edition.
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by Joycie View Post
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.


The best way to start is to find a favorite male actor or celebrity whose style you enjoy and mimic it. Print the pictures from online, or clip them out of your favorite men's magazines. Then find the closes vintage stores in your neighborhood and go sartorial diving (treasure hunting).

Look for materials such as cotton & wool (since it will be summer soon), and find any pair of good brown shoes. If the clothes don't fit, you can always have them tailored later on (which shouldn't cost no more than $100). You should also shop by a tailor anyways just so you can find out your measurements.

These are the most important measurements.
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Neck:
Bicep Size:
Wrist Size:
Chest Size:
Shoulders Size:
Stomach Size:
Sleeves Length:
Sleeves: Hemmed or Unhemmed
Jacket Length:
Jacket Hips:

Pant's Length:
Pants: Hemmed or Unhemmed
Thigh:
Pants Hips:
Knee:
Crotch:
Waist:

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That's the best way, and most affordable way to shop.

And if you haven't already done so... create an eBay account for yourself. The best things I've bought, clothing wise, have been from great bidding and bargaining on eBay.


Stay classy.


-Fair
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I love our magnificent fjords.


- B
just want to say: it's posts like this that keep me reading.
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by Joycie View Post
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.
post #29 of 34
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Serious proposal: Styleforum Teen Edition.
It's definitely needed.
post #30 of 34
Agree completely with glenjay, great post. I like the idea of a Teen Edition too.

EZ
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