Hello all. I found thias site while trying to expand on my tuxedo knowledge. I quickly got a lot more information than that, and within days this site became one of my favorites.
I have a strong interest in cultural history, but only recently has clothing taken much of my attention. My early interest was in the history of food (or the "ethnography of food", as some would say), and I still read endlessly about food--and I eat rather endlessly, too. I also study religious life in the middle ages rather extensively, which branches out into the architecture and music of the period, and farming and husbandry and private life as well. Another interest I've had since childhood is fibers and textiles, spinning and weaving, and production of fabric and clothing, from ancient times to the late middle ages. All these interests eventually touch on clothing and dress, but only recently has that translated into the matter of a personal wardrobe.
I wear a suit every day, which has the opposite effect on me of what most people might think. I buy cheaper clothes and shoes and recycle them every 8-10 months or so. I tend to destroy them long before they wear out, and I hate to do that to a nice outfit.
Outside of work, I tend to wear slacks and button-down oxford shirts and derby shoes of some sort. I often look out of place and over-dressed, but considering my personality, wearing jeans would make me seem even stranger than I already am.
I was significantly better-dressed at University and grad school, and I'd like to get back to that strong sense of style. This site has already led me to choose better shoes, and I expect I'll be improving all aspects of my wardrobe in the near future.
Edited by mikael3 - 4/19/14 at 4:23pm