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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post

@Claghorn


Clags,

Could you rattle off your "recommended Holiday reading" - websites, instagrams, tumblrs, blogs, etc. that you go to on a regular basis?  I suspect a lot of people would get a lot out of that.  Thanks,

WtL

I actually don't follow/read any blogs or tumblrs -_-.

I'll post my favorite IG's in a bit. I think there is already a thread for that somewhere
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People are looking for different things. 

 

I agree that if one simply wants to look at pictures the net suffices.  And if one has reason to keep up with changes in fashion (say, one's in the business) then magazines and other periodicals might be needed.

 

For other information books are often still the best bet.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Good question clag. I dont know, I like things related to fashion. Yes there are tons of nice pics and articles online, but I enjoy having physical things too.
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Merry Xmas to all!

 

I arrived at SF three years ago thinking I was already a good dresser - how wrong I was.

 

The visual feedback and thumbs system are imperfect, but they have really helped me lift my game. Sure, it's a popularity contest. Sure, it's a mutual kopsterbation session. All those things.

 

I've noticed that my thumb count has gone steadily up and up, and I'm pretty sure that it's partly because I'm now "known" and "liked" by a certain subgroup of regular readers. So I'm more focused these days on my relative thumb count. If I post a fit and it gets less thumbs than usual, I go back to it and look critically to try and figure out where I went wrong.

 

I also post fits far less frequently than before. I'm focusing more on quality now. If I put a rig together and feel good about it, I'll post it. Otherwise, what's the point? I'm not going to learn anything.

 

So for me, the site is still very much a learning resource.

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The Rake has good articles that, to my knowledge, are not
Available for free online. That's why I like it and consider getting a subscription.
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Twill vs. Poplin for business shirts? Twill too wrinkly?

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Twill vs. Poplin for business shirts? Twill too wrinkly?

 

The opposite: poplin is wrinkly. Yet, more formal.

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The opposite: poplin is wrinkly. Yet, more formal.


I've found that twill comes out of the wash a creased mess, and then holds a press better. Poplin, on the other hand, comes out with shallow wrinkles, and then gets a bit rumpled by mid-day.

 

I like 'em both, and wouldn't want to have a wardrobe of exclusively one or the other.

 

Really, I think that's an undercurrent of the SF mentality: wanting the OneCloth or OneCollar or OneCut or OneTieWidth at the expense of variety. Not that it's bad – but it's good enough to stand up to questioning it.

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I'd use twill for most of my standard shirts, though I have a Poplin more formal shirt. Want to change it to a wider spread collar though.
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I'm thinking about trying one of Spier and Mackay's dress shirts as a cheaper alternative to the Luxire route I'd begun using. Their contemporary fit measurements are similar to my Luxire profile, so I might grab this one to test them out.

 

http://www.spierandmackay.com/product_information/3788_sky_blue_fine_twill

 

 

They also have a similar poplin:

 

 

I think I'll go twill first.

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Not worth the savings if they don't fit well.

 

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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

@Claghorn

 

Clags,

 

Could you rattle off your "recommended Holiday reading" - websites, instagrams, tumblrs, blogs, etc. that you go to on a regular basis?  I suspect a lot of people would get a lot out of that.  Thanks,

 

WtL

 

I only follow 100 or so people, a number of Styleforum people, but overall, but not many IG accounts that would really make a feed incomplete. But here are four (non-SF) I strongly recommend following if you don't already:

 

jonghyucksun

andreasweinas

gusvs9

kkong397 (her husband mostly, though she's well dressed as well)


Edited by Claghorn - 12/26/15 at 7:24pm
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The Rake has good articles that, to my knowledge, are not
Available for free online. That's why I like it and consider getting a subscription.
It is the only magazine I am aware of that might be worth the subscription. I will have to pay closer attention to the articles when I peruse...
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Speaking of shirting fabrics, is royal oxford more formal than a fine twill? 

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Speaking of shirting fabrics, is royal oxford more formal than a fine twill? 

 

Nope.  

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Speaking of shirting fabrics, is royal oxford more formal than a fine twill? 

Murl's correct, though I don't understand why.

It seems closer to a pique front tuxedo shirt than anything other weave I've seen, yet it is viewed as inherently more casual.

I don't get it, but that's the "rules."
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