Been lurking for a while now.
I'm also on the sufu forums.
Hello, I'm TJ. I work in the insurance industry. I became interested in men's style and clothing a couple of years ago and I'm looking forward to dicussing it with all of you. I've been a regular reader and occasional poster over at Dappered for a while and just though I should join up here too.
I just joined here after lurking a few week. I find that after 38 years in an industry that defines a three piece suit as blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a polo shirt, the last 10 in a third world country that shall remain nameless, that I know less about dressing like an adult than most new college grads.
I’m looking at taking early retirement and returning to the land of my birth in less than a year.
So expect dumb questions.
Also, the last decade here has not been kind to my waistline, so I’ll be looking for ways to camouflage that while I work to change it.
I recently had a local tailor (native of yet another third world country) make a couple of sport coats for me. He did OK following the pictures I got off the web. I ordered some nice suspenders (in third world countries “Shop and Ship” is your friend). I’m gathering pictures of dress trousers off the net and plan to give the tailor a try at making a pair. That way I will have something to wear with the coats besides 501’s and cargo pants.
I’ve never had dressier shoes than Rockports. But they are so comfortable I will have a hard time getting myself to wear something from Allen Edmonds. But when I finally get stateside, I’ll find some to try on and see how it works out.
Thank you all in advance for any wisdom I glean from the forum.
Hi all, I'm a professor in the Philadelphia region and I'm interested in upgrading my wardrobe. Haven't bought suits in quite a while, and never have gotten suits or jackets tailored properly. I'm not into the really conservative business look nor the super-young, super-tapered, "style forward" kind of thing. Just some classic looks that will still be a bit youthful and fun. I've enjoyed reading the forum so far and look forward to more of it.
My name is Jack and I am from Boston, MA. I enjoy style and talking with people about new stuff. I hope to learn a lot here as well as offer up my modest two cents.
I enjoy casual chic style and am always looking for new things to wear with jeans. I enjoy shoes... perhaps more than my girlfriend.
I work in marketing for a startup footwear company. Chat with you on the boards...
I've been taking Continuing Education sewing and tailoring classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Although a woman, I find Menswear very satisfying to study and hope to apply what I've learned to the clothes I make for myself. This forum seems likes a good place to learn more about the history, vocabulary, and standards of Menswear.
hey, waldo1982 here, have been a member of a different clothing forum for a number of years but want to move away from those brands and style
have recently fallen in love with the workwear style and the mountaineering/outdoor rugged style so really looking forward to discovering the likes of post o'alls, EG, battenwear, filson, 8.15 etc etc
looking forward to getting into the spirit of things around here
Hi I'm doncastro from Ireland. I am a new student of what's fashionable and luckily for me I came across this forum before pulling the trigger on looking back what would have been some horrendous purchases. Instead, I have just bought my first suit from suitsupply, and look forward to soaking in more nuggets of fashion information and hopefully one day supplying some of my own!
Hello all I am Leviathan (do not judge my religion by this name please :D ).
I am 21 years old and generally I though I have no style some time ago, but watching more at what is popular to youth now I understand I am huge hipster if we just look at clothing.
For me it is hard to find anything I like only way seems to go to vintage stores and buy clothes there .
I generally wear black outfit what may be or may not be matched at all, mostly because I like to army(camouflage) clothes too and black with camouflage not always go together.
So in one sentence : clothing hipster here .
I've been reading the forum for quite some time now, but never felt the urge to post anything as I've only recently started caring for my wardrobe. It all started off with a promotion to the central office of my company. It soon became apparent that shorts and flip flops simply weren't appropriate. So I started doing some research on how to start a formal wardrobe and that led me to SF. I've since bough a couple of bespoke suits (through an offer at Barcelona´s Señor, in Passeig de Gracia) made of Loro Piana and Vitale Barberis fabrics. Sets of plain shirts from TM Lewin, Brooks Brothers, and Eton (with a 2x1 offer when they opened their online UK store). Three pairs of shoes, started off with a pair of tan Loakes to try my hand at polishing, and have since bough two Church´s (both black and burgundy oxford toe caps, bought at Bicester Village) and a pair of Carmina´s monks at their Bilbao store (no discounts on this one).
I bought a couple of v neck merino wool jumpers and dodgy high street cashmere cardigans (on TK MAX, terrible quality) to cover the gap until this sales and have now bought three Johnstons of Elgin cashmere jumpers (£160 for 2ply and £165 for 3ply). A couple of cashmere scarfs on neutral colors. And two complementary watches (a second hand Breitling Aerospace, and a silver Tissot Visodate).
In total I've spent in renovating my wardrobe just shy of £3,000. Which is I think a pretty good deal overall considering that the general quality of the clothes and accessories is very good, and the Carmina's alone make up for over 10% of the budget.
I hope to keep learning from the forum and hopefully (once I get my new mobile phone), sharing some pictures of my beloved new clothes. It's amazing to look back 6 months and realise how much I've changed. So much so that I think my wife is convinced I'm having an affaire...
Greetings stylish gents! I've been a long time reader on the forum but decided to sign up after I started a menswear blog. I recently moved from Seattle to Saigon and missed my wardrobe so much I thought a blog would be the only way to quench my thirst for the lack of wearing a blazer on a daily basis. No sweaters or thick flannel trousers for me anymore -- well at least not until I move back in a year or so. I'd describe my style as paisleys, plaids, pinstripes and polka dots.
I'm looking forward to interacting more on the site and getting to know some of the members. I discovered Sam Hober ties on Styleforum and recently ordered one. Once I get it I'll post a pic to that thread. If you wish to check out my blog you can find it at http://postandmodern.com.
P.S. If anyone on here is currently living in Saigon and would like to grab a beer send me a private message.