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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. TreborH

    TreborH New Member

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    Hi folks!


    This site has been a treasure, have been following you for some time now.
    Got hooked on Wolverine 1000 mile boots by the way... ^^
    Next topic of interest will be real denim jeans but first I have got to get myself a pair of those boots.
    Sadly Revolve has changed the new customer 30% offer to exclude Wolverines.
    (I will post a WTB in the marketplace to see if someone here has got a Wolverine 1000 mile pair in brown 9,5US size in good condition... ^^ )

    I am from Germany and just making the jump from student to employee. One could say, perfect timing for joining here!


    To a good time and wardrobe enriching posts!
    Trebor
     
  2. dibbasatya

    dibbasatya New Member

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    Hi

    I am have been reading SF for a while now but this is my first post. I am a senior in college with a taste for finer things in life, thus I have been trolling around the forum for about a year now. I am about to enter the workplace where the dress code is professional, so have been building my wardrobe accordingly. I have an affinity for prince of wales check, houndstooth pattern and cap toes shoes.
     
  3. Scabal Fanatic

    Scabal Fanatic Active Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Simon, 30 years old, from Montreal (Canada). Fanatic about luxury, fabrics, clothing, watches, cars, shoes, etc.

    Also a big fan of James Bond (Daniel Craig) :)

    I've just started to get bespoke items, never going back to a store! LOL!
     
  4. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    I'm kevin and I enjoy Alden, Edward green, charvet shirts, and long walks on the beach.
     
  5. hugopoon

    hugopoon Member

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    I'm Hugo. Been lurking for…quite a while, actually.

    Pretty much the only time I don't wear all-black is during Taekwondo…where I wear all white (apart from my belt, which is black). The upside of only wearing black is that there's no colour-matching to worry about. I can't really remember why or when I went to just wearing black…I used to like colours…many years ago…. (Not that I ever put on a suit jacket, due to the unbearably hot weather we get for most of the year, but were I to wear a suit it would be all black as well.)

    I like leather on shoes and belts but rarely on jackets (although my camera strap is rawhide so that sort of covers the idea of having leather above the waist).

    I used to have one pair of shoes that wasn't for school (for which I had black loafers): Black trainers. I'd wear them with trackpants and a t-shirt or jeans and a t-shirt. Then I got a pair of Dr Martens 1460 boots (which wear with jeans, where I cover more than tuck. I wore these for a week in Huangshan walking up and down stone stairs for 12 hours a day — barely scuffed them and they really gave me no problems at all). Then a pair of Geox mocs (Monet, I think, but suede. Black, obviously) which are still my go-to shoes. Sometime later I got a pair of Toms, which are on the verge of falling apart just a few months later. Then a pair of Timberland boat shoes. Today I bought a pair of Geox Rubbiano ankle boots (which I can find no opinions on) — they're basically Chelsea boots with a zip instead of elastic and a jodhpur-style, not-really-functional strap at the ankle. I chose them because I'd wear these with a suit (conformity plays no part in my choice of clothing), skinny jeans tucked (where the strap makes the boot look less "empty") or fitting jeans covering the strap.

    I haven't worn trainers in…a year, really. Taekwondo is done barefoot (or with specially-made shoes that weigh 1/2 to 1/4 that of running shoes but wouldn't last if worn outdoors) and IMO you'd be insane to do headstands with shoes on (I do yoga every day). I never play cricket "seriously" — just on a quiet street with some friends…so I can get away with not wearing trainers (it's not that I actively avoid them — they just call me up at the wrong times and all that. To be fair, they play in slippers.)

    I mostly like long coats. I don't have…any…jackets which don't at least cover my pockets. Not that it really matters — with Hong Kong's weather, you take the coats out for about a month and then it's back to as much light (not in colour) linen and cotton as you can get your hands on.

    My criteria for choosing shoes basically boils down to one basic criterion:
    - No matter what they're designed for (very formal, formal, smart casual, whatever), I have to be willing to wear them as I would any other pair of shoes — walking (as I so often do on a spontaneous decision) for 2 or 3 hours in at least slightly wet, dry and really-hot-and-dry conditions. Which is why I'm not sure I'll ever get leather-soled shoes.
    I treat most of my shoes the same if they get wet — wipe off excess water, allow to dry at ambient temperature (or slightly warmer if it's during winter) then polish/treat with cream (if they're leather, which…most of my shoes are…). So nothing delicate — I buy each pair with the assumption that, at some point, they'll get at least quite wet. Surprised my mocs have held up, actually — never expected suede to be quite so tough. Never expected they'd become my most comfortable pair of shoes (probably because I wear them so much).

    So now you know about me.
     
  6. Fjordmannen

    Fjordmannen New Member

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    A jolly young Norwegian, studying shipping in the UK.

    Wrote alot more, but deleted it by mistake! Too lazy to retype everything :)
     
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  7. glbriggs

    glbriggs New Member

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    Hey,

    I'm 30 and live near Seattle. I'm into boots and denim.
     
  8. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I have been reading SF more and more over the past year and finally decided to join. All the advice and tips from the knowledgable members has been greatly appreciated and I have enjoyed purchases from members like Howard Yount, Kent Wang, Luxire, and Andrew Lock.

    I am in my early 30s and live in Boston, but recently spent two years in Europe where I started to truly develop my style. I look forward to learning much more from this forum.
     
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  9. Toffee

    Toffee Active Member

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    Ditto. I have also been a frequent visitor but never took the effort to sign up.

    Great site, feels good to be on board.
     
  10. TB82

    TB82 Active Member

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    Long time lurker here from Belgium.
    Clothingwise I like: MTM jackets/suits/shirts, (vintage) watches, Alden boots,...
     
  11. Suit Beaut

    Suit Beaut New Member

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    New here and fairly new to mens fashion. I'm a rapidly growing fan of the suited lifestyle. I'm from the East Coast of Canada. Aside from mens fashion my other interests include cars, sports, food and drink, travel and generally living a happy, healthy(ish) life.
    Just stumbled upon the site so I probably won't be too active until I get to reading through what's here already.
    Cheers.
     
  12. LogicProduction

    LogicProduction New Member

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    I'm Rahim. I'm a Freshman in High School. I'm a music producer and I've decided to vamp up my style. I noticed that when I wear certain things I get a different reaction from friends. Cant wait to start.
     
  13. Varmant

    Varmant Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone. Glad to be here. New to the forum but not new to the world of fine clothing.
    I look forward to contributing and being a member of this fine forum.
    Cheers!
     
  14. katastrofa

    katastrofa Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a Pole living in London. I work in finance. I became interested in men's classic fashion because my work requires it and also because my wife couldn't stand any more me looking so shabby as I did ;-) I'm a newly converted English shoe fan, but also interested in other stuff (suits, shirts, ties...).
     
  15. itsthepaulice

    itsthepaulice Member

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    New member living in Vancouver, not too styles are showcased aside from from the usual multi-coloured tech gear to combat the weather. A bunch of styles in the SW&D WAYWT have caught my eye and so I hope to learn a little about each.

    As for my own style, I'm looking forward to digging into the archives in search of anything related japanese street fashion, despite it being such a vague categorization of a multitude of styles.
     
  16. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    First post. Hmmm...I'm a man and like most multi gazillionaires I put my pants on 1 leg at a time. I own many pairs of shoes. An ex used to call me Mel Marcos, Immelda Marcos twin brother. She also said something was wrong with me because I owned more shoes than her. It seems we were destined to part. And we did. [​IMG]

    Anyway I'm a computer weenie, a father, I'm a avid/rabid motorcyclist, a former soccer player and current owner of a small-medium sized gut. Cheers!
     
  17. Scalable

    Scalable Member

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    I suppose I should go through the motions and make my first post here (despite, it seems, the fact that nobody other than the occasional admin and most new users ever look at this thread).

    Hello, everybody.

    I'm a full-time student, and I hail from the frozen wastelands of the North. I've been reading through these forums for quite some time before I made this account, so I hope I will not be as green as many other users (though I am, no doubt, still very much so). My discovery of this forum coincided with a rising interest in what I wore - earlier, I was your typical t-shirt and jeans kind of guy who had baggy mall-shirts, terrible trainers and perhaps a single pair of chinos and a black polyester suit bought from some cheap store in an age long past.

    I am, currently, working to simultaneously build my wardrobe, succeed and amaze academically and get (further) into shape. It's a bit of a juggle, but it's all exciting.

    Cheers.
     
  18. duke1980

    duke1980 New Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Bob. I am a teacher of AP and IB English. I also have taught in college and even was sent by the US to England as a teacher and representative of the US. I used to collect medieval paintings--now I have (too) many ties.

    I am curious about Leonard Paris ties. I own one and love fine ties. I haven't the money to buy them retail however. On the internet when one looks for Leonard Paris ties a series of images appear, The first and most beautiful, shows simple floral ties that are exquisite. Does anywhere know where I can find Leonard Paris ties such as these? I do watch Ebay. Any other suggestions? Any time the company itself has sales?

    Thanks for reading,

    Bob
     
  19. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Well-Known Member

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    Woops! Double post.
     
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  20. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Well-Known Member

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    As a fellow biker i'm curious as to what you use for casual riding? Favorite denim brands?
    I was thinking of getting me some red wing boots for the road.
     

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