At the ripe age of 38 I have finally decided to begin dressing as a grown-up.
I used to be a street wear victim. Lots of jeans, chinos, sneakers, track tops, and Gore Tex outerwear. No more. Still in the process of learning about fabrics, styles, brands, and construction methods, I frequent lots of thrift stores in search of luxury bargains. So expect to "meet" me in the Classic Menswear forum and the Buy & Sell area.
Besides being a freelance journalist & photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, I'm also a DIY guy. My wardrobe closet, my tie rack, and shoe shine box are all home made. If the trend continues, I may soon start doing clothes alterations, too.
I hope to learn a lot here and share whatever I can.
In my wardrobe so far after ten months of thrifting:
Suits & coats: Armani, Zignone, and Polo Ralph Lauren; a Cerruti 1881 tuxedo; an exquisite sports coat by Raffaele Caruso Sartoriale Parma (just went to the tailor for a fitting). Plus one of the few things I bought new, a brown-red Corneliani sports coat, which is a true joy to wear.
Ties: About 50, mostly silk, some in wool. Highlights include Zegna, Hermés, Sambrook Witting, YSL, and Roger L. of Paris.
Shoes: Oxfords; penny, horsebit & tassel loafers – the Gucci ones are the beauty of the bunch.
Casual pants: Brooks Brothers, Hilfiger, Sunwill, and a wonderful pair of burgundy PT01s.
Shirts: Mostly colours and patterns. Some nice ones by Zegna, Corneliani, Boss, Valentino, and Stenströms.