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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    There is nothing out there beyond Styleforum. Only tight suits, neck tattoos and some dragons. Stay here. Here is best.
     
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  2. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Senior member

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    @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
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I like to read other people's viewpoints, and sometimes longform written in cohesive, well thought out verbiage is nice. Plus, they have some really beautiful pictures that could be used for inspiration. Many of the areas they specialize in aren't as much written about on SF/most blogs (ex - Parisian tailoring is confined to only one small thread on SF, but has some of the most beautiful jackets in the world).
     
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    Chaconne Senior member

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    I like the Rake but every time I'm in a store looking through it I talk myself out of actually buying it. There was a beautiful DB in the latest issue so I just took a picture of it rather than paying 7 bucks.
     
  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    yeah, i've almost subscribed a few times... and then just closed the browser window.
     
  7. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    The articles for the rake are quite good.
     
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  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    confusing thing for me initially was that The Rake (Japanese) is not the same as The Rake (English)
     
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    Preface: Not blaming you in any way. Sheeeeit happens.

    Unfortunately, the seller on Grailed did not ship the item, never responded to my e-mails, and even added a fake 5 star review claiming "shipped quickly" and "communicated well." What really pisses me off is that I contacted him on Paypal and said that I was willing to wait if he had unforeseen IRL issues. He rewards my kindness with a fake review. :censored:

    Merry Christmas to all, regardless.
     
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  10. sprout2

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    Rake English version contains no information whatsoever.

    While its counterpart is really good, I would rank it up there with Men's Precious.

    Don't think I've ever "learned" anything deep from these magazines, though, just where and when to buy stuff.
     
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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

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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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  20. flvinny521

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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

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    They also have a similar poplin:

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    I think I'll go twill first.
     

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