Sup fashionistas and fashionistos,
Posting at ya from Washington DC, USA! See y'all in the boots and jeans forums.
Hello, my father was a tailor and taught tailoring in an University. When I was 7 years old (late 40's), he made me three piece suits. He passed in '52. I was hanging with peers who also believed in dressing. We had part-time jobs and saved for Stacys, Foot Joys, R. D. Atkins, Ballys, etc. silk shirts, over the calf socks, Dobbs 20 and Stetsons, Aqua Scutum (sp) and Chesterfield top coats with pocket chiefs. Clean white stiches on shined shoes, and most of all coordinated attire: belt/shoes; tie/pocket chief; sport coat/slacks. We never wore jeans (dungarees) and the best were gabardine slacks. No pattern (except color cordinated striped)shirts. No flower or polka dot ties with stripped suits. We wore watchbobs with chain in vests. No matter where we went in public we were "clean, raggin or dapper" in Washington, D.C. I still dress the same in California and often when someone describes me the person replies, "Oh you mean slacks".
Hello all, I am Gabriel. I am a little bit insecure about my look so I want to use clothes to compensate my look. Anyway, as a novice in men's fashion, I found many things confusing and a little overwhelming. I realised I need to recreate my wardrobe and maybe chuck out most of my old clothes, which is kinda wasteful. However, I know I need to recreate my wardrobe slowly and with some help. I join this forum to get more advice on my problems and hopefully one day you all could be those who have changed me, well,strictly say my style and outfit.
Thanks to all at SF for their time and expertise: they've allowed me to build up a decent warchest of (predominantly Samuelsohn) jackets and trousers, and enjoy the confidence of a literal investment in good, well-fitted clothes.
For my part, I'm an academic in a region of the world that Northrop Frye described as one of the most inarticulate communities in western civilisation -- and a man's style is the articulation of clothes and accoutrements.
I do not in fact own a suit made of nettles, but James Reaney's [i]A Suit of Nettles[/i] is a very fine cycle of eclogues, and certainly the finest English poetry with singing geese as the protagonists.
My name is Kyle, I'm from the great Pacific Northwest and reside in Seattle. I'm an Oracle Database Administrator. I usually wear Jeans, sometimes I'll wear khakis or chinos whether I'm at work or hitting the links. Recently, I'm starting to get into watches and high end shoes/boots. So any advice would be much helpful.
Hi I'm roytonboy, though I moved from God's town many years ago and now live in North Wales. I'm currently sat here in 3 piece, grey fish eye wool suit and purple and grey paisley silk tie but last night was out in the pub in a Ben Sherman shirt, Levi's and Brogues. I was drawn to the site by the Mod, Skinhead to Suedehead thread as this was the dress style of my youth, but I'm sure I'll get into the rest of it in the fullness of time.
I love this site! I'm Steve from Hamilton On Canada, lover of thrifting, fedoras, ww2 jackets and caps and old jackets from Canada. I just posted in the men's style thread about some nice Church's monk strap shoes I scored at the thrift yesterday for $25. My girl are just rolling out now for the any 4 items for $15 event at the local Salvation Army...new scores await!
So, nice to meet you ;)