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post #4576 of 4638

Hi all

A 40 something with 3 kids just discover fashion about 2 months ago

Before this, I mostly wear technical fleece and merino sweatershirts, with fairly boxy fits

Arcteryx

Marmot

Columbia

Ice Breaker

and the like

 

I live in San Francisco Bay Area, so now is a good time to stock up on cold gears

 

I am pretty much start from scratch for my wardrobe, from jeans to chinos, OCBD to henley, boots/derby/sneakers, and jackets

 

I think I like workwear style more than anything else, but who knows, I may find something different down the road

 

Nice to meet all of you, virtually

 

K.K.

post #4577 of 4638

Hello everyone,

 

I am the owner of a company Mule Ties - www.muleties.com where we create a fusion of art and fashion with our neckwear.  I am the owner of the company but I always love learning about fashion.    My big goal is to write a book around the men's fashion industry,  not quite sure the exact title but I have a good idea.  :)

 

I would like to engage with the group and learn from all you fashion experts. I would love to hear from you and if I can be of any value for any of you thinking of starting a store feel free to reach out.  I look forward to learning and engaging with the group.

 

 

Cheers,

Terry

post #4578 of 4638

hey guys! first started my account in 2008 but didn't properly register it until today! :dozingoff:

I'm a guy in his 30s living between LA & NY, single w/ a serious gf. Full disclosure, I work for a men's fashion brand here in Beverly Hills called Franc Milton (francmilton.com). We do made-to-measure suits out of china and bespoke/custom suits out of italy.

 

used to dress kind of trad and preppy when i lived in ohio, went to a more "james dean meets english farmer" look in seattle, and now dress in minimal, fashion inspired classic menswear here in LA. I love sleek and proper with a rakish bent. excited to officially be a part of the community after close to a decade of lurking!

post #4579 of 4638

Hello Fellow Styleforum Members! 

 

I live in Hong Kong S.A.R., China. 

 

Male.

 

I'm 17 currently.

 

Middle-Class (relative) 

 

Ultimately want to help my country (China & Taiwan) and also help the betterment of Southeast Asia.

 

In a few years after I complete my political education in Japan, I wish to do my very best to help unify North & South Korea by appealing to cultural closeness, and afterwards focus on the Mainland/Taiwan disunity problem. 

 

I realize the value of soft politics, and want to set a good example for my fellow countrymen/women. 

Sartorially speaking, I admire the style of the Republican Period China (民国时期) and the 1910-1960 elegant period of menswear. 

 

My mother is a prolific designer of Qipao/Cheongsam (旗袍/长衫) and designs for herself. She has a vast collection of these dresses which number over 2000 individual dresses, each worn only once, and this collection is growing steadily. All of them bespoke commissions. Because Hong Kong bespoke prices are half or less than those of Saville Row, in addition to being convenient, it is also cost effective to build personal style (relatively speaking, because 1500-2000 USD for a commission is considered a large amount in HK, especially since we have a cultural value of frugality). 

 

Personally, I appreciate but don't follow super-count wool fabrics (super 150s, 200s, 300s, etc). I prefer the more "frugal" English Flannels, and prefer suiting with a "furry" appearance, e.g. Melange/Tweed/Flannel/etc. 

 

I believe suits that are too flashy undermine the values of Chinese culture, and therefore look for an elegant medium that is neither overtly flashy or overtly sloppy. To overdo/underdo is easy, but this medium is difficult to find, and is different for everyone. 

 

I admire the Black Fleece line of Brooks Brothers, and most pieces in my current wardrobe are Black Fleece (bought on discount of course). 

 

My current existing wardrobe (as of 2016) has no bespoke items (only OTR/RTW), and consists of (all full-canvas unless stated otherwise): 

 

 1. Black Tie 2-button Wool Barathea Silk Grosgrain Notch Lapel Tuxedo (Black Fleece)

 

 2. Black Tie Single-Breasted Hidden Placket Silk Dupioni Grosgrain Notch Lapel Overcoat (Black Fleece, to match Tuxedo)

 

 3. Vintage Russet Brown Single-Breasted 1-button Silk Velvet Dinner Jacket with Shawl Lapel (Johns & Pegg Bespoke

Commission, bought in excellent condition 2nd hand after Brexit, made in the late 1950s to early 1960s)

 

 4. Black/Grey Check w/ Pink Accent 3-roll-2 Notch Lapel Tweed Sport Coat (Black Fleece)

 

 5. Brown 2-button Melange Tweed Notch Lapel Sport Coat (Black Fleece)

 

 6. Navy Flannel Notch Lapel 2-button Suit with Grey/Red/Grey Thin Stripe (Black Fleece)

 

 7. Navy with White Chalk-Stripe Wool/Cashmere/Mink Flannel 3-roll-2 Notch Lapel Suit (Black Fleece)

 

 8. Cream/Brown/Coffee 3-roll-2 Linen Sport Coat (Black Fleece, unlined) 

 

 9. Khaki Double Breasted Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat (Black Fleece)

 

+ an assortment of 200+ Neckties/self-tie Bow-ties, around 100 OCBD shirts (all Black Fleece), 1 Black Tie Backless Silk Vest in V&A Lattice Pattern, and 30 pairs of odd trousers (Corduroy, Cotton Velvet, Cotton Flannel, Irish Linens, Cotton Twill, etc), and domestically produced silk socks/underpants with Xinjiang long-staple cotton undershirts.  

 

Am contemplating bespoke commissions in October-November this year  in time for December, and want to update wardrobe with double breasted drape-cut suits, raglan sleeve suits, etc. 

 

I own a vintage steel dress watch made by Jules Jurgensen in the 1950s-1960s; thin, Caiman Strap, and 30x30mm square (I have thin wrists!)

 

I admire the illustrations of Esquire Menswear in the 1910-50 period, and I hope to gain the same classic elegance of those Golden Periods.

 

Producers/Companies on my radar:

 

- Swaine Adeney Brigg (Luggage and Silk-Canopy Umbrellas)

- Lockwood Umbrellas  (Cotton Canopy Umbrellas)

- Globetrotter (Luggage)

- Lock & Co. (Hats)

- Brooks Brothers Black Fleece (OTR/RTW)

- Brooks Brothers Own Make (OTR/RTW) 

- Fox Flannels (Fabric)

- Hardy Minnis (Fabric)

- Huddersfield Fine Worsteds (Fabric)

- Victoria & Albert Museum (Inspiration from Archives/Bespoke Fabric) 

- Gordon Yao (Bespoke)

- The Merchant Fox (Fabric/OTR)

- Anderson & Sheppard (OTR) 

- Frederick Scholte (Old Patterns from V&A, Assistance for Bespoke Tailor)

- Turnbull & Asser (Shirts/OTR/Underwear)

- Budd (Shirts/OTR)

- Charvet (Shirts) 

- William Abraham (Socks)

- Pye派 (Shirts, Undershirts)

- Edward Green (Shoes)

- Albert Thurston (Braces)

- New & Lingwood (OTR)

- Darcy Clothing (Detachable Collars) 

 

That's all I can think of for now... this database may be of help to some of you that are new to menswear and want to get started! 

 

I believe in no polyester/synthetics, and I strongly urge others to take upon this pledge; synthetics are bad for the environment, and they are itchy, uncomfortable, and unable to replicate the luxury of natural materials (Cotton-Spandex is incomparable to WISICA Sea Island Cotton, for example). 

 

My mother set an example for me to dress well, and that habit has carried on until now, regardless of what the majority think.

I believe in a good impression and living life to the fullest, a moralistic mindset, and dressing the part is part of the game. 

 

 

 

 

I encourage all members new and old to stay true to their culture and principles, and to adopt dressing modestly but elegantly in order to ease some of the pressure that this *cruel* world places on our shoulders!

 

I also encourage all to adopt a larger budget for their wardrobe, for dressing well is an investment, no different from property, equities, gold, or a car. 

 

 

Bye for now! 

post #4580 of 4638

Hi all -- I am Alex and I have a deep love for Italian leather, boots of any kind, and athleisure. I don't post much, but am excited about the community and to see new styles. Born and bred in California, SF native. Hoping to see some new brands and styles on here.

 

Thanks -- AF

post #4581 of 4638

Hi

 

I recently joined and would like to learn new trends in fashion.

 

Many thanks

post #4582 of 4638

Hello fellow Style Forum members!

 

My name is Joe Carter.  The story of how I developed a relationship with clothing and style starts with my father.  My father was born in a poor, working class family in Phoenix, Arizona in 1948.  My dad had a natural affinity for clothing from a young age, and began delivering groceries at 14 so that he could afford to outfit himself with articles of clothing which his parents were not able to afford.

 

After working in department stores and local shops for a few decades, my father got the opportunity he had been waiting his entire life for when several of his closest friends got together without his knowledge, and surprised him with a loan so that he could finally start his own business.

 

That small, yet significant loan lead to the birth of Carter's Men's Clothing in 1984, a traditional menswear shop that is still alive and kicking to this day!  Having grown up idolizing my own father, I spent endless hours hanging out in the shop with him and his customers (more like friends, as his business model closely rivals that of Style Forums: "Come for the clothes. Stay for the company.") as he willingly opened and closed the doors to his business 7 days a week.

 

I wouldn't say I have the natural ability to understand and portray style as easily as my father can, but growing up in the back of a traditional menswear store has definitely led to some classical nuances being rubbed off on me over time.  Although I do not participate in the business myself (not my choice!), keeping traditional menswear values alive is something that is very near and dear to my heart.

 

I hope to use this forum and my personal platforms to do my part in keeping the history of traditional menswear alive and well.

 

In addition to that, my main purpose in joining this forum is to get in touch with others who have similar tastes.  Unfortunately, I don't have many friends my age (I am 26) who are interested in traditional menswear.

 

If anyone is ever in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and wants to grab a coffee or stop by any of the local shops, feel free to get in touch!

post #4583 of 4638

My name is Rezas S.

I live and work in Norway, Oslo, and I started Henry Blake back in 2015.

 

My idea was to create a watch that I could wear myself, and make it accessible for everyone else like me all over the globe.

I am a Norwegian entrepreneur with a passion for design, and an obsession with small details.

 

Check out our affiliate thread here on SF

post #4584 of 4638

Hi, I'm Clément, working in IT as a freelancer in Paris - France.


I mainly came here because of Alden and the good infos I've already found. I wanted to share a couple of pictures so you'll find my first post in the official thread.

 

I usual stick to both casual chic and workwear clothing.  

- My typical week end outfit will be Orslow pants, Merz B Schwanen sweat shirt and/or henley over a Tanner Good belt and NB 998 over cool Anonymous Ism socks.

- A classic work day outfit will be a Gitman Vintage Oxford shirt, Incotex pants, APC belt, a pair of Alden over flashy Falke socks.

 

Lots of cheers from the city of lights!

post #4585 of 4638

Hi guys! I'm from the Midwest USA. I recently developed a passion for dress shoes and noticed that many of my Google searches led me to this forum, so I joined.

 

Thanks!

post #4586 of 4638
Hi guys! I've perused these forums several times over the last few years as I attempt to up my own wardrobe. The hat discussion caught my attention today and I couldn't help but post. As a woman, I'll probably rarely post, but I appreciate the information and opinions that I find here.
post #4587 of 4638

Hi everyone!

 

Sara here, glad to be part of this wonderful community. I am the cofounder of RockDove, a leather products company with the vision of making premium quality leather products at non luxury prices. We are launching our first product- the personalisable soft briefcase.

 

We would love for you to be part of the conversation on our Official Affiliate Thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/530636/rockdove-leather-products-official-affiliate-thread#post_8611116.

 

 

 ROAST LEATHER BRIEFCASE

 

Ask us anything :)

 

Thank you. 

post #4588 of 4638

Great to be a piece of the pie,

 

Good eve or afternoon to everyone, My name is Ande. I am leading my own movement to push the boundaries of life and it's accompanied styles. Please check out my company Instagram account at bokbok_original. Here is a link as well;

https://www.instagram.com/bokbok_original/

 

Ande

post #4589 of 4638

Hi everybody, I'm J, i'm 36, live in Chicago, and i'm bad at introductions. Good at run on sentences though.

post #4590 of 4638
Hi all
I live in the UK on the North East coast with my wife two adult children and four rescue spaniels.
Following a life changing accident some years ago I have changed my lifestyle completely.
I rediscovered my love of foruntain pens when learning to write again. This lead me to an interest in leather pen cases which in turn led me to briefcases which, you may have guessed this led me here. I have been reading for some time actually a good few years so I thought it was about time I joined.
I dabble n leather work as part of my physical therapy. my work is very much in the amateur league but I have improved over the last few years.
Thanks

Michael
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