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Score - I just bought a new pair of Levi's - 527 Slim Bootcut!
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StyleForum Roundup - 1/28/13


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German Army Sneakers


Everyone loves German Army Sneakers, but not everyone loves the hefty price tag most version commands. Check out this thread for a review of some of the best non-designer options out there, from deadstock to adidas. 


All About Alligator


Do you like alligator shoes? How about crocodile? This thread features some beautiful examples of expensive and even bespoke exotic shoes. Take a peek. 


Dogs! Dogs! and Dogs! 


A lot of StyleForum members own dogs. And they like sharing pictures of them. This new thread shows some of the pooch pals of Streetwear & Denim posters.


Deals of the Day


Junya Watanabe Fishtail Parka, L 


Robert Geller German Army Trainers, 41


Zegna Navy Suit, 40R


Looks of the Day


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Streetwear & Denim




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Fashion News - 1/29/13


J. C. Penney Continues Reinvention


On CNBC last week, William Ackman, one of the chief investors in J. C. Penney, revealed that the department store would continue to pursue its strategy of transforming the department store into a series of specialty shop-in-shops. This strategy first appeared in J. C. Penney’s clothing departments, where the department store relaunched their house label, and brought on Nick Wooster to help the store capture a younger audience. While this effort has been successful – the shops-in-shops have been successful – they only account for a small portion of J. C. Penney’s business, which on the whole has continued to decline throughout 2012, with sales down 22% compared to last year. Link


Jos. A. Bank Stock Tumbles


Following an announcement Friday evening that Jos. A. Bank would miss profit projections for the holiday season, the company’s stock fell 15.1% today, ending at $39.28 for a loss of $6.99. The loss was also felt by other menswear retailers, including Men’s Wearhouse Inc., which saw a 5.9% drop in share prices. For StyleForum, these losses can only be seen as a positive light: perhaps with a few more subpar quarters, both companies will go out of business, ridding the world of horrible fitting, overpriced polyester-blend suits that give menswear a bad name. Link


Tragic Bangladesh Fire Casts Light on Overseas Production


A fire in Smart Export Co. that killed seven and injure more than 15 this Saturday is casting new light on global production issues. Smat Export Co. was manufacturing clothing for fast fashion chain Zara, although Zara claims that the orders were placed by a subcontractor without their knowledge, and that they will know longer do business with the Bangladeshi company in the future. The fire has also caught the interested of the American government, prompting a visit by a Congressional delegation on Sunday. Link

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StyleForum Roundup - 1/30/12


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To Curve or Not to Curve


While discussing his latest bespoke commission, Mafoofan criticized a tailor for using a curved yoke on an overcoat, beginning an in depth discussion on the virtues of design, what constitute classic menswear, and what role a tailor should play in the design process. Take a look. 


Classic Clothes, Modern Furniture


Continuing our introspective look at classic menswear, radicaldog explores the discontinuity – there is one – between embracing modernist thought (and furniture) and classic menswear. What do you think? Are they both branches of the same tree, or is clothing a unique category in which the past is more important than the present? 


All About Samurai


While StyleForum has mostly moved away from Japanese repro denim, there is still a small community of posters who live and die by fabric weights and selvedge lines. Venture into the Samurai thread for an excellent exploration of one of the world’s best denim companies, as well as some killer fading. 


Deals of the Day


Carol Christian Poell Spiral-Zip Boots, 8


The West is Dead Selvedge Denim, 34


Isaia Wool/Cashmere Blazer, 46/56


Looks of the Day


Classic Menswear





Streetwear & Denim




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Fashion News - 1/31/13


Ralph Lauren Previews Fall Collection


In a presentation on Tuesday, Ralph Lauren previewed his upcoming Fall collections, including the Purple Label, Black Label and Polo lines. All three labels made heavy used of Tweed fabrics, including authentic, heavyweight Harris Tweed from Scotland. Lauren hopes that younger customers will embrace the hardy fabrics, and can be seen as another in a long string of designers tapping into the fast growing vintage market as seen at Pitti Uomo, and on an endless stream of #menswear blogs. Hopefully Ralph Lauren’s take on tweed will be a little more innovative than simply recycling traditional tweed sport coat designs. Link


Brooks Brothers Opens First Store in India


Brooks Brothers opened its first store in India, located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The opening comes only three months after Brooks Brothers first received approval from the Indian government to expand into the country, and will soon be joined next week by another store in Gurgoan, and several more stores in the coming months. Including the New Delhi location, Brooks Brothers currently operates 79 stores outside of the United States, and plans to continue to expand globally throughout 2013. Link


Bangladeshi Police Detain Smart Export Executives Following Factory Fire


Facing mounting pressures following a fire at that left seven garment workers dead, Bangladeshi officials have detained the chairman and the managing director of Smart Export Garment Ltd. The fire at Smart Export closely followed an earlier fire at Tazreen Fashion Ltd. in November that claimed 111 lives, and has cast a new light on working conditions in overseas factories. Smart Export has been tied to fast fashion brand Zara, which quickly severed all ties with the subcontracted that negotiated with the factory in the wake of the fire. Link

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Sexy Crochets and Techno Florals Highlight Summer Trends; Black shirts – What Do You Think? 


Fashion News


According to WWD, the spring trends to watch for women’s bathing suits include techno florals, sexy crochets, sharp tuxedos, exotica and kitchy retro. Link


Spring Bikini Previews


While prevailing StyleForum wisdom would say no, this thread poses a question that few have asked. What do you think? Link


Deal of the Day


Falio Sarti Scarf 


Looks of the Day

A Fellow Linguist


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Menswear Down Under; Jack Spade Expands; A Primer on British Workwear - 2/4/13


Fashion News


Jack Spade Plans Expansion


Over the least year-and-a-half, menswear label Jack Spade has laid the groundwork for a large scale expansion, and its owner, Fifth & Pacific, plans to position Jack Spade to become a worldwide lifestyle brand in the coming months. During 2012 Jack Spade opened seven new stores, and analysts predict that the business has the potential to generate over a $100 million in yearly revenue with high margins. Link


Hot Topics

Australian Fashion


StyleForum posters are a truly cosmopolitan crowd, and for those who live outside of North America and Europe tracking down quality menswear can be a difficult task. This thread features Australian members sharing their favorite menswear spots, and their strategies for finding topline pieces in a country where high end men’s fashion is scarce. Link


All About Cabourn


Do you like vintage inspired clothing? How about pieces lifted directly from the British Army, circa 1930? If so, you should check out Nigel Cabourn – the British label is the ne plus ultra of mountaineering and military-inspired clothing, with quality and materials to match it’s admittedly high price tag. Link


Look of the Day






Unfortunately there’s no Classic Menswear entry for today – the subforum desperately needs to raise its game. Shameful! 

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Panatone Sees Green; Filson!; SF Tumblers - 2/5/13


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Panatone Picks Top Colors for 2013


Pantone released its top 10 color choices for Fall 2013, and the ranking is dominated by greens, which occupy three of the top spots. Deep lichen green grabs the top spot, acai comes in second, followed by emerald in third, Mykonos blue in fourth, turbulence in fifth, and Samba, linden green, carafe, koi and vivacious round out the top ten. It’s difficult to tell what influence Panatone’s selections will have on menswear – although as far as StyleForum is concerned, expects lots of plains blue and white shirts. 


Hot Topics


All About Filson


Do you like rugged, bulletproof bags with a rich heritage? Do you read a lot of menswear blogs? If so, you might like Filson – the outdoors brand that has become the go to for great looking luggage that will last a lifetime. This thread features some great information on what bags are good for what times, as well as some nice beat up bag porn. Check it out. 


Let's Talk About Tumblr


Do you have a tumblr? Apparently lots of StyleForum posters do. And this this is the thread where they link them. There’s not much more to it than that – other than the tumblrs themselves, which showcase how varied and interesting StyleForum posters are. Is anything else necessary? 


Deals of the Day


Rick Owens Bombers, 46


3.1 Philip Lim Leather Biker Jacket, S


Looks of the Day







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