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post #31 of 102
Well, most of my shirts are shirred in the back, with no pleats, and two darts. Frankly, I'm agnostic on the shirrng--it looks right on my Neapolitan shirts because of all the hand-detailing, but could easily look out of place in a another application. Darts are more of a fitting feature than a stylistic choice. However, I hate pleats on non-sporty shirts. They confuse the purpose of the shirt.
post #32 of 102
foo in helmut lang? i wish you had a pic of that.
post #33 of 102
Dear Would you ever wear a pair of Acne jeans, even though they are named after a skin condition?
post #34 of 102
Dear ,

refering to a question also posted in the "Jacket for beginners"-thread, can you recommend any resources on wardrobe building - books or other websites?

I currently have Flusser's Dressing the man, Roetzel's Gentleman: A Timeless Guide and some related books (Musgrave and James, Antongiavanni).
post #35 of 102
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Dear ,

refering to a question also posted in the "Jacket for beginners"-thread, can you recommend any resources on wardrobe building - books or other websites?

I currently have Flusser's Dressing the man, Roetzel's Gentleman: A Timeless Guide and some related books (Musgrave and James, Antongiavanni).

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post #36 of 102
Thank you.

Come to think of it, I have seen that link in my lurks.

Thanks again for reminding me.
post #37 of 102
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Granted, that is an extensive library, but how about the essential, introductory works? Would they be Roetzel and Flusser?
post #38 of 102
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Granted, that is an extensive library, but how about the essential, introductory works? Would they be Roetzel and Flusser?

If you were American, Flusser's Clothes and the Man, Boyer's Elegance and his Eminently Suitable, and Amies's The Englishman's Suit.

There might be other books better for a European, but the four above are good reading.
post #39 of 102
Any notable pre Styleforum bad purchases?
post #40 of 102
Dear ,

Should one match the general weight of sweaters to the general weight of pants? For example, in our previous discussion about shetland sweaters, should shetlands only really be worn with things such as jeans, moleskins, corduroys, tweed, and heavier wool fabrics? Similarly, should sweaters with a thinner fabric be matched to chinos, tropical wools, and linen pants?

Thanks,
Chase
post #41 of 102
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I currently have ...Antongiavanni.
Know nothing hack.
post #42 of 102
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Dear ,

refering to a question also posted in the "Jacket for beginners"-thread, can you recommend any resources on wardrobe building - books or other websites?

I currently have Flusser's Dressing the man, Roetzel's Gentleman: A Timeless Guide and some related books (Musgrave and James, Antongiavanni).

I like Flusser's Dressing the Man as a starting point. Just don't treat it like a rule book. It's just a very good intro to basic ideas and general concepts.

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Dear ,

Should one match the general weight of sweaters to the general weight of pants? For example, in our previous discussion about shetland sweaters, should shetlands only really be worn with things such as jeans, moleskins, corduroys, tweed, and heavier wool fabrics? Similarly, should sweaters with a thinner fabric be matched to chinos, tropical wools, and linen pants?

Thanks,
Chase

It makes sense to me that the weights should match--both visually and practically. Why bother wearing a winter-weight top to keep warm but then put on a pair of summer-weight pants that will leave your legs freezing cold? Also, it looks strange when one pairs garments of different seasonalities (because it typically looks strange when one does strange things).

That all said, I've never understood the usefulness of lightweight sweaters. I only wear them to keep warm, so they are all naturally of the heavier variety.
post #43 of 102
The linen sweater eludes me.

In my parts, people love to pair sweaters and even heavy coats with shorts. That eludes me as well.
post #44 of 102
Dear ,

I know the waist needs to be taken in, can you criticize my suit viciously?
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...09&postcount=2
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In my parts, people love to pair sweaters and even heavy coats with shorts. That eludes me as well.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/03/11/86-shorts/
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