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...