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post #1 of 45
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I'm a woman who has avidly lurked on Styleforum for 5 or 6 years now, particularly enjoying the WAYWRN/WAYWT threads. I have looked online for something comparable for women, but never found it. I admit I enjoy the fits/cuts/styles/classic quality of menswear (and the men wearing it) far more than I enjoy the ephemeral and often ridiculous nature of most women's fashion. Surely there is a website out there where women can trade "looks," information and WAYWT photos without getting bogged down in the sillier, cattier aspects of the "women's fashion" scene?

I found one old thread on the topic via Google search. Unfortunately, it was full of tiresome generalizations, such as:
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women don't tend to talk abotu style - they tend to talk about fashion. lots of OMG and other such acronyms......
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Don't forget "cute." Everything is "cute." Especially when accompanied by a squeal and an "OMG!"

That describes me 100% not at all. "OMG," "cute," and "squee" are not in my vocabulary. I like classic, tailored looks as well as modern casual looks, but I rarely find looks I like in magazines. I am not a magpie. I don't watch Sex and the City. I don't read supermarket rags or Jezebel. I have no idea, nor interest in, what anyone wore to the Oscars. I don't care about labels and price; I care about quality and style. I am of a certain age and I have the self-assurance, income, and tastes to match. Maybe I'm just not in anyone's target demographic, but I can't help wondering if there isn't someplace online I've missed, where I can learn from the female versions of the inspirational, original and brilliant men here. Gentlemen, what would you want your wife to read?

I sit here sipping my Oban 14 (neat, thx, and note that I find Cosmos repulsive) and awaiting your thoughts.
post #2 of 45
You'll get a better response if you post pics.
post #3 of 45
Thread Starter 
No problem! Beauty like this ain't something you see every day, after all. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by ROTFL - 3/8/14 at 3:16pm
post #4 of 45
We need more women on SF. That has always been my stance. I cannot hold down the fort all by myself.
post #5 of 45
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

We need more women on SF. That has always been my stance. I cannot hold down the fort all by myself.

I have a feeling you are the only one who has that stance.

Then again, only a woman could reply to this without making some obscene insinuation quoting the phrase "my stance."

Wait...
post #6 of 45
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Incidentally, years ago, when I signed up, my .sig line was nice and clean. Now it's stroked-out gibberish, and the site tells me I'm not allowed to change it. Sorry, Mark E. Smith.
post #7 of 45
"Classic", "tailored" and "modern" isn't what men or even women want women to dress like. It's more important for classic menswear to be well made because we have to wear some variation of the same shit every day for work and work wardrobe staples inevitably creep into what we wear casually. I can't see the same being true for women. You say you don't like the fashion scene but the one designer I believe who lives and breathes the aesthetic you seem to be describing is Giorgio Armani. You could also try just wearing men's or boys clothes but I doubt your niche is sufficient for a forum to be made out of it
post #8 of 45
i dunno what you're talking cosmos are great.

honestly fashion spot and the purse forum are as close as you're going to get.

call me a chauvinistic pig with cisgender heterosexual male privilege but women don't get as nerdy as guys do. they care more about the form or shape or outer appearance or color combination of things. guys can really nerdy about things like construction and drape sometimes to the detriment of form.

i wish more women would post here instead.
post #9 of 45
why don't you ask the sf mods to make you a womens sub-forum?

post #10 of 45

As much as this thread seems like a joke...I actually think that's a cool idea. I know there is an incredible amount of faux-misogyny round these parts and some folks will get all hot and bothered. But...well...meh. I think I just like the idea of another perspective to chime in on clothing.

post #11 of 45
I see a far bigger downside with that imo
post #12 of 45
I think SW&D would benefit the most. Female ninjagoths look pretty much like male ninjagoths. But yeah, nothing in CM(enswear) would really translate well. So I guess I wouldn't really see the benefit.

Still, I enjoy the good fits in SWD, and I'd enjoy the variety brought by female posters there.

Outside of DT (and CM), is there much content that's really exclusive to males?
post #13 of 45
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

As much as this thread seems like a joke...I actually think that's a cool idea. I know there is an incredible amount of faux-misogyny round these parts and some folks will get all hot and bothered. But...well...meh. I think I just like the idea of another perspective to chime in on clothing.

Sadly, I do not think all the misogyny is faux.
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Sadly, I do not think all the misogyny is faux.


Nor do I. I was just pretending to give the benefit of the doubt.

post #15 of 45
The Cutter and Tailor forum has a women's subsection, intended to be what I think you're asking for, but the site has largely fell to disuse... undoubtedly due to the fact that none of the people posting or managing the site were actually tailors.
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