I just joined today.
My interests mostly revolve around shoes and street wear, but can include Highland dress :)
I work in TV advertising.
Hi everyone, I'm new in this forum. I know that forums are a good place to learn and interact with other people , so that People can share their experience with each other. I have read many threads of this forum which are really useful and full of information so I decided to join this comunity.
I'm new to this particular forum, having seen it reference on another forum (shaving site), and while I don't spend a great deal of time online I do occasionally find the random forum discussion interesting, at least on certain topics. After a quick review, this site looked active enough and mature enough to be worth joining (insert inside jokes here.)
What to say about myself is always a challenge so I’ll keep it brief. I greatly prefer to frequent gentlemen's clothier/haberdashery-type shops over chain stores because I like the attitudes and breadth of knowledge of the people who tend to work in such establishments (plus the clothes tend to be more to my liking.) I usually dress casually (for me that means; odd trousers, odd jacket, odd waistcoat, etc.), although my wardrobe is not limited to casual wear by any means. I tend to wear what I want to wear rather than allowing the opinions of other to dictate my dress, and that often gives people the impression that I’m somewhat eccentric (think absentminded professor type), which is fine with me. Lastly, I try not to get embroiled in arguments involving any of the following topics: politics, religion, or personal taste in whatever (although I reserve the right to add to that list as needed.)
Hopefully that will give some background for use when interpreting my posts here. Thanks to all who managed to get through all that.
All Glory to the Hypnotoad!
I am an ex-NYer living in the mountains of TN. Ex-baker,ex- pastry chef, ex-cake finisher, ex-vegan caterer, ex-layout artist, present day astrologer who helps people understand themselves and their relationships, and a beginning vermiculturist. Ever changing Aquarian. Two kids - bookends - 16 years apart. Lots of animals. I have an eye for color and design, and I love to see what the different sign of the zodiac are attracted to in fashion and decorating. I find treasures. Lately, I have found silk ties. Now, I am obsessed with ties. My guy wears dirty old denim and flannel and works with his hands. I wear his jeans and flannels - most of the time. Our office is the outdoors or the kitchen table. But men in suits....yum. I live in a crumbling old farmhouse that is a restoration work in progress, but I greedily eat up pictures of houses in Architectural Digest to feed my alternate reality life that goes on in one of my mulitverses.
This wonderful forum presented itself as I was searching for more info on ties (now that I have about 100 of them, and I sense more are on the way) so that I could find answers for questions like:
Do men love ties or hate them? Or some of both?
How carefully do they choose them? Do most men wait to be given ties at Christmas or do most men want to choose their ties as a form of personal expression?
What kind of messages do ties send? If they speak to me - they must speak to other people, too.
How much is communicated in a label/designer name?
I imagine a very specific man in physical appearance and emotional energy when I look at each one of my found ties. Am I right? Would the man most likely to like that tie look like I imagine him to look? How do men choose a tie?
How many ties do most men have? When I worked in NYC, I had dozens of shoes. Do men have dozens of ties?
Beyond the tie is the shirt, pants, suit, footwear, etc. that some ties just seem to be made for - at least in my imagination. I am here to see if my sense of fashion is correct.
And I am here to learn about ties and men who wear ties.
My guy has already pulled two ties from my growing collection - there may be a real date in my future
"All Together" aka D. Rae
I joined a few days ago and I am blown away by what's going on here.
I'm all about thrifting and that unbelievable deal.
Shoes, Suits, Shirts ...
Beeing born and raised in Germany I'm not a native speaker and i hope i don't get in trouble for not knowing some of the abbrevations.
New member here and first post.
I'm a late thirties guy who lives in Perth, Australia, and I've joined your great site to pick your brains in the lead-up to my wedding in May.
I have pretty classical (some might say beige) tastes and love to dress well. Climate and work conspire against this however, and see me in heavy PPE or shorts and thongs (or whatever you guys want to call them) but what better excuse than a wedding to buck that usual trend.
I look forward to learning heaps.
Thank you for this site, I find it very helpful and useful in my research of menswear and fashion.
Men's fashion is my passion and I work for a men's haberdashery in Chicago.
I believe your wardrobe is a serious investment and should fit your body and lifestyle.
I consider myself very lucky to perform the due diligence, on behalf of my clients, in order to find quality clothing, shoes, and accessories that fit their wants and needs.
It's all in the details and quality feels good.
Once you wear a pair of Corgi socks and Alden shoes, it will all make sense...
Rick here. I live in Charlottesville VA where I've settled after 10 years in Manhattan. I have a wife & 2 year old son who keep me pretty busy. I've developed a fetish for fine cordovan shoes which led me here. I'm in the process of building a respectable wardrobe & look forward to getting feedback here. Cheers.