I been single for a couple of months so I need style advice, searched other forms but this one seems best.
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Hi to everyone. At 61 years of age, I am a late bloomer when it comes to interest in fashion, and have a great deal to learn. A fictional character on TV was a life changing catalyst, bringing long suppressed and dormant interests back to life. With these feelings, I spoke with a few fashion conscious friends and was astonished to find the character tended to dress in classic timeless style, many of his examples age appropriate for me. I remember many of them from the 1960s, but could not enjoy them at the time because of where and when I was. Now, I am incorporating many of these examples into my wardrobe, thoroughly enjoying it, and getting very positive comments from many people. The one big problem , pun intended, is I am tall and husky. Trying to find many of these fashions in a size that fits is a serious problem. I hope any of you who are working toward becoming or already are designers will keep taller and larger guys in mind, there are tens of millions of people in my age group wanting to wisely recapture what they could not have in the past, eager to span the generations.
i have been strolling around at the English speaking forums for a while, but now decided to participate a bit in this one. Currently active in a German forum, i hope i can give some input at least getting close to what i hope to receive here ;) Though my personal relationship with the British society in general might described by what is called in German a "Hassliebe" (hate and love meanwhile, not sure wether this is a common English expression), British style and especially Scottish craftsmanship are definitely an enriching aspect of the Island for me. As I have studied half a year in England, I got to know all this stuff a bit more intensely.
I love styleforum because its magical. Seriously though, I have been a frequent peruser for years and have found that I can find answers to even my most obscure inquiries on the forums. I typically do research on the site prior to making any menswear purchase. I always recommend the site for newbies to mens fashion and for advice on dressing and generally conducting oneself like a classically trained gentleman.
Even though I'm a millenial, this is the first forum website I have actually joined in my life. Im a busy professional. However, I am looking forward to actually becoming a contributor.
I am 38 and from Germany. Over the last 3 years I have realized that dressing street style gets more and more unconvincing at my age and sort of upgraded my wardrobe to a smart casual look. Enjoying to wear tweed and Budapesters and even more frequently a tie or bow tie is what happened with it. Hope to find some more inspiration here.
my name is Stephan and I'm from Bavaria, Germany. Being a teacher at grammar school and uni for English language and literature as well as for European history, a fell a quite natural affinity for the English-speaking community. Having spend a considerable time in the UK (Scotland) I also came across British style, which I first regarded as too settled for me. Growing older (and being back in Germany, where especially shoe-culture seems to be rather underdeveloped) I started changing to goodyear-welted and handmade shoes and boots, tweed and corduroy, waistcoat etc. .
I'm really looking forward to taking in new ideas and information in this forum!
This site has been a treasure, have been following you for some time now.
Got hooked on Wolverine 1000 mile boots by the way... ^^
Next topic of interest will be real denim jeans but first I have got to get myself a pair of those boots.
Sadly Revolve has changed the new customer 30% offer to exclude Wolverines.
(I will post a WTB in the marketplace to see if someone here has got a Wolverine 1000 mile pair in brown 9,5US size in good condition... ^^ )
I am from Germany and just making the jump from student to employee. One could say, perfect timing for joining here!
To a good time and wardrobe enriching posts!
I am have been reading SF for a while now but this is my first post. I am a senior in college with a taste for finer things in life, thus I have been trolling around the forum for about a year now. I am about to enter the workplace where the dress code is professional, so have been building my wardrobe accordingly. I have an affinity for prince of wales check, houndstooth pattern and cap toes shoes.
I'm Hugo. Been lurking for…quite a while, actually.
Pretty much the only time I don't wear all-black is during Taekwondo…where I wear all white (apart from my belt, which is black). The upside of only wearing black is that there's no colour-matching to worry about. I can't really remember why or when I went to just wearing black…I used to like colours…many years ago…. (Not that I ever put on a suit jacket, due to the unbearably hot weather we get for most of the year, but were I to wear a suit it would be all black as well.)
I like leather on shoes and belts but rarely on jackets (although my camera strap is rawhide so that sort of covers the idea of having leather above the waist).
I used to have one pair of shoes that wasn't for school (for which I had black loafers): Black trainers. I'd wear them with trackpants and a t-shirt or jeans and a t-shirt. Then I got a pair of Dr Martens 1460 boots (which wear with jeans, where I cover more than tuck. I wore these for a week in Huangshan walking up and down stone stairs for 12 hours a day — barely scuffed them and they really gave me no problems at all). Then a pair of Geox mocs (Monet, I think, but suede. Black, obviously) which are still my go-to shoes. Sometime later I got a pair of Toms, which are on the verge of falling apart just a few months later. Then a pair of Timberland boat shoes. Today I bought a pair of Geox Rubbiano ankle boots (which I can find no opinions on) — they're basically Chelsea boots with a zip instead of elastic and a jodhpur-style, not-really-functional strap at the ankle. I chose them because I'd wear these with a suit (conformity plays no part in my choice of clothing), skinny jeans tucked (where the strap makes the boot look less "empty") or fitting jeans covering the strap.
I haven't worn trainers in…a year, really. Taekwondo is done barefoot (or with specially-made shoes that weigh 1/2 to 1/4 that of running shoes but wouldn't last if worn outdoors) and IMO you'd be insane to do headstands with shoes on (I do yoga every day). I never play cricket "seriously" — just on a quiet street with some friends…so I can get away with not wearing trainers (it's not that I actively avoid them — they just call me up at the wrong times and all that. To be fair, they play in slippers.)
I mostly like long coats. I don't have…any…jackets which don't at least cover my pockets. Not that it really matters — with Hong Kong's weather, you take the coats out for about a month and then it's back to as much light (not in colour) linen and cotton as you can get your hands on.
My criteria for choosing shoes basically boils down to one basic criterion:
- No matter what they're designed for (very formal, formal, smart casual, whatever), I have to be willing to wear them as I would any other pair of shoes — walking (as I so often do on a spontaneous decision) for 2 or 3 hours in at least slightly wet, dry and really-hot-and-dry conditions. Which is why I'm not sure I'll ever get leather-soled shoes.
I treat most of my shoes the same if they get wet — wipe off excess water, allow to dry at ambient temperature (or slightly warmer if it's during winter) then polish/treat with cream (if they're leather, which…most of my shoes are…). So nothing delicate — I buy each pair with the assumption that, at some point, they'll get at least quite wet. Surprised my mocs have held up, actually — never expected suede to be quite so tough. Never expected they'd become my most comfortable pair of shoes (probably because I wear them so much).
So now you know about me.