Originally Posted by OTM
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.
Originally Posted by chasingred
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?
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.