I'm a 49 years old male living down under in Auckland, New Zealand. I also spend part of each year in South East Asia, which has been my second home for the past 30 years.
I confess that in recent decades (aka "the internet era") I strayed far from my younger self's preferred bespoke sartorial path. However, I've recently rediscovered my youthful passion again for all things bespoke. I'm not talking high-end Savile Row in Mayfair (I wish) either. Just good value mid-range custom tailors in Asia that were easily accessible and affordable for me then.
In addition to my sartorial decline, the internet era had a negative impact on my health too. As (ahem) "middle age spread" increasingly colonised and took over my body, destroying my health and sartorial silhouette in the process. Alas, it was good bye English military cut suit/sports jackets... hello 1980s Hugo Boss sac cut. Great in 1989 -- but not a good look circa 1999-2009!
Anyway, during those dark days for me both weight and health wise, it gradually became harder for me to take pride in my outward appearance as my overweight/obese condition slowly progressed. SF members struggling with weight and health issues will know what I'm talking about, I'm sure.
Anyway, it's great to be out from under that dark cloud (i.e. I lost the excess weight and have kept it off for several years now) and once again I am taking a sartorial interest and pride in my clothing attire.
Thanks for the inspiration Style Forum! I look forward to learning from the forum and sharing my own modest sartorial travellers tales with you all.
Edited by BespokeKiwi - 7/25/13 at 5:49pm