The mountaintop of classic menswear is bespoke, and for the truly discerning sartorialphile, providing your own cloth is a great way to have a one of a kind piece. Known as CMT – some acronym that I have no idea what it means – owning a whole bunch of cloth is an entirely new type of clothing collecting.
StyleForum is home to some fascinating communities. One of the best, and most insular, is the mod and suede thread. This thread is chock full of a great history into the 1960s and the development of British fashion culture. The pictures are killer too.
Attachmen is a pretty awesome Japanese brand. This thread is a great way to learn about why things are better in Japan, and how to snag pieces without paying marked up American import duties.