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I'm Redacted. I used to have another account on this site, which I sincerely hope isn't against the rules. I don't have the login information anymore, and I wouldn't use it if I did. A couple of years ago, I got very hostile with some people I disagreed with, and I acted like a complete jerk. That account is also connected to my real name, so I'd prefer it quietly faded away. I'm back because I'd like to have people I can talk about clothing with, and because I've graduated, gotten a job, and can afford to buy some of the clothing we discuss.
I'm Marco, 42 y old. I'm from Italy and I live in the NE, not far from Venice. My small town is renowned for its ham, called 'Prosciutto di San Daniele'. I have been an IT technician for many years, selling and repairing personal computers, but you never know what life has reserved for you, so here I am for a new start in my life.
I'd like to move to the USA and I've already started my own company there, in Tampa.
I manage it from abroad, since it is an e-commerce, somewhat related to style and fashion.
Italy has numerous craftsman traditions, for example the industrial districts of textiles, glass, ceramics, iron, leather, food, etc. Such a small country that for centuries has given birth to so many geniuses and artists, who with their work, innate talent and products have contributed over the years to creating what is now a universally known brand for its quality, unique design, luxury, style and prestige: ‘Made in Italy’.
Nonetheless these jobs, and these workers, struggle to survive. Technology, digital advancement, low cost mass production, high fixed costs, bureaucratic difficulties and credit lines are amplifying and accelerating the death of an artisan industry that is still accustomed to a slow pace, and pen and paper instead of pc and tablet.
This is where I'd like come to play...
Everything starts with the desire to bring prestige back to all those ancient artisan traditions of our 'Bel Paese' which have for years and decades helped Italian products become THE products par excellence.
Imagine being able to wish for a product made exclusively for you, a unique piece, perhaps coming from your own imagination or a drawing you made. Made in Italy, by true Italian artisans, and labelled 100% Made in Italy.
This is what I'm working at.
I have followed some custom-made projects for customers requesting leather briefcases, belts, ... and it's very exciting because it isn't a 'virtual work' generating intangible results. I stay close to craftsmen, looking and learning how they transform raw material into a work of art.
I landed here to SF to talk about style and to learn what Americans like and what they are looking for.
In conclusion, I hope to be a useful resource for this forum and to bring our full contribution.
It's nice to be the wrong side of 40 with 3 kids and still give a damn.
Hello all, my name is Nacho, and I am glad to be with you.
I am primarily interested in men's night and homewear, and leather slippers. I have a blog and IG profile, hope you like them. I'll be glad to advice on any of those issues.
I'm Justin. My fashion choices the last 5 or 6 years have been mostly driven by the fact that I'm tall (6'6") and want to have fewer rather than more things. So I tend to wear uncreased khakis, OCBDs (and other button-down-collar shirts), shorts, linen pants, sweaters, etc., but in a semi-casual way (I work at a tech startup). I am happy to spend money on things that last forever (e.g. dress shoes) but not so much on things that don't (e.g. I go for value with shirts). And despite working at a startup, I do get to wear black tie a few times a year, and appreciate a good suit.
I've been a reader for a while now, but this is my first day posting.
Peter from Detroit, MI. I am an engineer by day and a fashion addict by evening, and a full time husband.
I've been lurking on these forums for some time, and finally joined.
Look forward to the support and advice from the community!
Please follow me at @cordiallymade on IG
Also, check out our (my wife and I) new creative outlet, a web-pocket-square store featuring home made pocket squares
I'm Edward. I came here to learn, basically. Some people (especially my wife) have told me that I don't have any fashion sense, so I am here to prove her wrong.
I am passionate about all my hobbies, and I would like to add this one to the list. I love to stay in touch with nature, which is why I go hunting. I appreciate art in all its forms, especially when it comes to good TV shows and movies. I also enjoy video games, which is a strange combination, but I think that a man should be as versatile as possible.
So, that's about it. I hope we'll get along nicely.
I'm Lunar. I'm 19 and, for most of my life, have been interested in fashion but have in actuality worn nothing but band T-shirts. Whenever a formal occasion comes up I get a suit from John Lewis's. I've come here hoping to get some advice to change all that. I have very little money (long-term unemployed due to illness), so my priorities are probably all wrong in wanting to get some decent pieces, but I really do need to, I feel. I've been the badly-dressed one for too long.
I'm in my 30s and am most interested in this site for formal wear considerations. I've been lurking for about a month and decided I might as well sign up and post. I'm in SF but travel to the Northeast fairly regularly and head to LA for work every now and again, thus the handle.
At this point I have several OTR suits by I have not been happy with the cut or fit, but now that I can afford it I am going to explore the MTM space in SF (or perhaps in LA or the Northeast when I'm in either of those locations).
Long, long time lurker finally taking the plunge and signing up.
I'd estimate the Classic Menswear, Casual style thread has been the most helpful resource I've ever come across for improving my appearance. My interest in this clothing nonsense started with a passionate dislike of denim and has brought me to a reasonably well curated wardrobe of chinos, corduroys, ocbds, sweaters and field jackets.
Hobbies and interests include music, reading and spending an inordinate amount of money on suede shoes and cashmere knitwear.
Long-time lurker, finally ready to start talking back. I wear chinos and button-downs most days of the week, but I do what I call Business Casual Fridays where I wear dress pants, a dress shirt, dress shoes, and a tie- mostly because I want a reason to wear those things. I know some of you dress nicer than that every day of the week but it's hard out here on the west coast. I'll probably be spending most of my time in the thrift store thread.