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Originally Posted by aw82 View Post

I got lucky and found a navy nailhead tweed sportcoat made by Cremieux for $7 at a thrift shop.  This may not impress any of the power thrifters out there, but I love the look and feel of it, and after having the sleeves let out and inch, it fits me like a glove.  The fact that I spent $7 + $30 for tailoring makes me love the garment even more.
post #32 of 32
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I think you're stuck in the idea that "CM" or "proper dress" pertains to suit-and-tie; you're substituting "proper dress" for "conservative business dress."

In reality, "proper dress" is just that -- proper. That means that it fits your lifestyle and circumstance. However, it also means a deeper understanding of things like fit, proportion, colors, textures and combinations.

Tumblr is full of dudes wearing flood-water hems on flannel pants matched with fresco odd jackets and silk ties in every color of the rainbow. In short, it's full of abortions. However, if you don't understand why something works (and why something doesn't) or what purpose something serves in a larger scheme of dress, then you have no concept of why someone is well dressed. And you end up liking pictures of dudes in jeggings just because their sport coat has a piece of coral on the lapel.

I'm by no means a person who believes that style is about rules and objective measures. In fact, more often than not, I'm dressed in a manner that would garner next-to-no praise from these boards. However, I've done my due diligence. I know why something works and why it doesn't. I know what to avoid for my life(style) and what works.

There may be a few places on tumblr to find actionable, informative information, but there is no way it comes close to touching the wisdom that has been shared here over the past 10 years.

+1 to this. Well said.

Tumblr for menswear (no hashtag) has its uses, but it requires an industrial strength bullshit filter. Honestly, I think it's better for more advanced users because of this. Unfortunately, I think 99.5% of people lack this filter, hence the preponderance of garbage you have mentioned.
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