I work in a fashion company surrounded by stylish women, feel that I need to update
my wardrobe, hence joining this forum :)
DMB here. I'm a retired Army officer and currently a detective sergeant with a medium size agency in the south. I blow money on nice watches, shoes/boots, and cigars. Due to the hazards of the job, I don't dress for Wallstreet but still like to wear something in the "nice" range with respect to footwear. I've been wearing a simple Rolex GMT II or Sea Dweller in the military and continue to wear one in Law Enforcement. A decent watch is one thing that I won't compromise on. If I go boots up at work, I'm not going out wearing a plastic digital watch. See you on the boards. - D
Hello, My name is Michael and I'm in the process of learning how to dress in classic styles. I'm very traditional in my dress and feel the style and fashion has two different meanings. Style is classic and will last forever. Fashion trends come and go. I'm learning alot from this site and have started building a minimalist wardrobe with classic styles. I've learned that I've worn clothes to big. I just threw out (sent to Good Will) all the clothes that don't fit me. I started shopping at consignment stores for high quality clothes for discount prices. So far I've bought 10 shirts, 2 sweaters, 4 pairs of pants. I have some more work to do because I just learned that the pants I just bought are all too long. I'm in the process of getting them altered. I'm learning!
Not new to reading the forum but thought it was about time I joined. I also frequent askandy's forums and am still trying to figure out what my style is or should be. I enjoy hunting the thrift shops nearby and spend way too much time looking at shoes I can't afford on the interwebs. I guess I got into all this a few years ago when I was getting married and decided to build myself a morning suit from vintage pieces. It's all been downhill since then...
I've read this forum from time to time, usually as a result of finding threads via Google search.
About me, I used to be very very into high-end men's clothing when I worked in sales in the 1990s and into the early 2000s, and still have that closet full of Oxxford, Brioni, Zegna, and one Savile Row bespoke piece. Then in 2003 I started an internet business and since then have rarely worn suits save for the occasional wedding or graduation.
Fast-forward to now: I've started another company specializing in lead generation for businesses, have recruited a sales team, and that has me out with them on appointments, going to networking events, and so on, so the need for good clothes is back! Sadly, with the exception of my Oxxfords, who seem to be the only maker to be very generous on extra fabric, most of my clothes that were purchased 12+ years ago cannot be let out any further to accommodate, my umm, "change" in physique :)
So I'm back! My interest now is strictly in custom suiting, although I may look into the made-to-measure offering from Oxxford Clothes since nothing gives me that feeling of luxury and power that putting on an Oxxford always has, not my one Savile Row piece, and not the new custom suits I've recently purchased locally.
I look forward to both learning and contributing here!