Introduce yourself. - Page 116
Hello all -
Happy to introduce myself, but I'm here to learn, read and ask questions more than talk. I live in Boston but grew up in Portland, OR. I work for a company that builds websites for non-profits. My new year's resolution is to dress better, so I'm starting with footwear (my first real pair of nice shoes was a pair of chili Allen Edmonds from Nordstroms, just sent them in to get recrafted). I've got a long, narrow foot, so I like that AE's come in "B" (I'm a 12B mostly, although I should ask them to measure me when I'm at the store next).
The discussion threads have been really helpful for helping to get my head around raw denim (among other things!) and I'm looking forward to buying a first pair -- ideally at a big of a discount via the Marketplace.
On that note, any tips on how to effectively use the marketplace or warnings about the potential of getting ripped off?
And as I'm a huge fan of well-made and local stuff, any good work being done in/around Boston I should put on my radar?
Name's John. I'm currently in NJ, I love food and conversation(usually). I came across SF as I was looking and learning more into men's fashion (not the mainstream but basics) and fit for myself. I realized that I had some terrible pieces of clothing I was putting on myself (possibly not terrible but just didn't fit me right. I am always dress in business professional and sometimes business casual, so I want to make sure that I look well.
After learning about a few basics on fit and whatnot, I decided that I was dressing like a total doofus and decided to learn more and more and hey, I'm here now. Purging wardrobe as we speak, and looking to buy some new pieces (albeit slowly, $$). I have a strange build (skinny frame, arms, legs, wrists) so now I am looking to see how I can make myself look more professional and balanced with the body I grew into.
I hope to receive more insight into the world of men's fashion and a new wardrobe as I browse through the pages of this website.
Hello, gentlemen (and ladies.). Well, here is a go at a bit of an introduction. I am Eric.., I grew up in the Chicagoland area, but I've been living in Kansas for the past five years. I'm currently a history and Spanish student and am nearly done with my BA. After I finish, I plan on moving to Madrid to do a Masters in Spanish history.
About three years ago I started getting into fashion. By getting into fashion, I mean stop shopping at Kohls and begin shopping at Men's Wearhouse. I am just now getting into more custom menswear, but I am certainly enjoying every moment of it.
I'm looking forward to being a member here and thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with a fashion noob.
I'm Michael, do Tropical Medicine and wear RL, Armani, Boss, DuChamp London, Paul Smith, a bit of Dior Homme and avoid mentioning French labels such as La Coste etc...
I style on antiquated British style mens clothing and am very fond of the US interpretations through RL and Tommy Hilfiger.
I've a range of weighted wool jackets/pants from heavy herringbone (winter tweeds), medium plaids (spring/autumn tweed) and modern light weight suits (Italian [Armani, Boss, RL], and Savile Row). Casual gear is mostly DuChamp and Paul Smith. Good neck tie, bow tie and pocket square collections and love the US interest in bow ties. Recently discovered Brooks Brothers and top-end stuff from Jos A Bank, via shopping at airports.
Avoid (but often admire) contemporary designers through McQueen and recently Christopher Kane.
My family has a heritage in clothing, hence my interest (Macclesfield silks, Lancashire cotton) and surname derives from immigrant workers in the Yorkshire wool industry.
In summary the connecting themes are very British with Italian flair.
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!
Amen to that Trebor :)
Hello I'm Steve and from the upper Midwest (Wisconsin). I'm an engineer by trade and can even spell it :). I found the forum by chance while searching for advise on blazers for work wear. I love to wear suits even though it's not a requirement at work, we are "business casual" and I really think people should reconsider the meaning of those words! Some take it to mean most anything. I own several special suits that are handmade (for someone other than me) that I have had tailored to fit me, two of them are Denny Crane screen worn suits from Boston Legal. I am the same chest size as William Shatner and found out after my first purchase that with some tailoring I could actually wear the suits (waist taken in, sleeves let out, pants let down, coat waist taken in). I like to look good and feel good while wearing nice clothes. I'm also a part time musician, prop builder, and collector of SciFy memorabilia. Have two grown children and one in HS. I look forward to learning much more about clothing, styles, and how to buy on a budget.