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

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  1. MSchott

    MSchott Active Member

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    I'm Michael and I like to dress well, mainly at the office. At home jeans and tee shirts are cool. At work wool slacks, quality shoes, mainly AE And a nice 100% cotton dress shirt and silk tie are the norm. I'm careful about the quality of the dress clothes I wear and how they fit. I'm hear to learn from those with more knowledge although I'm pretty confident with my style. I'm glad to be here.
     


  2. RR Rodriguez

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    Hello Hello,

    Like others before me, I've referenced this forum for inspiration, and tips. So here's a "hello", and "thank you", looking forward to contributing to this fantastic community.

    -Randall
     


  3. Bloodworth

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    Hello all,

    My name's Sebastian Bloodworth, I'm a Classics student and in the process of building up a wardrobe of bespoke suits/shirts. I like cocktail cuffs and double-breasted suits. I also write a blog: changelessmadman.com with style reviews and other articles on dandyism and similar!

    -Basty
     


  4. BubbaElmwood

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    BubbaElmwood here. I have been lurking and learning on the forum for some time and decided to signup. 
     
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  5. makeitright

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    I just joined the forum hoping to find some people who could help me find a suit (and possibly a sports coat) that would fit me well.

    I live near DC and am considering spending in the $1000 dollar range to get a suit that fits right. From what I can tell I have to spend that much or it doesn't fit. I'll check out Hugo Boss 36short/slim, which costs less though. I need a size no bigger than 36 short that is cut slim. It has to be cut slimmer than the Joseph A. Banks slim cut, because I know that isn't slim enough. I like a good waist suppression of maybe 6 inches I think, but I have not confirmed.

    I'm considering Brooks Brothers Milano, or made to measure. I also heard about Suit Source, Martin Greenfield and Southwik. To access those I would have to go through a dealer and have no experience with that. I've never bought suits from any of these places before. The only place I've bought a suit is from Joseph A. Banks.

    Thanks
     


  6. RafiqSN

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    Hi all,

    I have always been interested in what looks good to make me feel great. Having a look at many different sites and forums, I have decided to sign up and join this great world wide community.
    I am keen to learn more about the particulars of how to create style.
    I am located in Melbourne, Australia and work in Corporate Telecommunication Sales.

    Looking forward to getting to know these Forums better.

    Cheers,
    S.R
     


  7. doctorstudent

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am Doctor Student. I have been a long time user of the forum, even though I just officially sign up to use it. I started using the forum many years ago and I even remember the older look of the webpage. I am medical student and I love to dress well. My father always taught me to dress well for anything and to dress to be the man you want to be.

    Hello to everyone,

    Sincerely,

    DoctorStudent.
     


  8. caucus of one

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    Hi folks. I have been lurking for a couple of months, long enough to know that I enjoy your collective posts, and so decided to sign up. At my ripe old age, I have begun to question my adherence to a utilitarian focus in clothing. I am here to learn from people who have been paying attention to these things for longer than I, and, if the opportunity presents itself, to be helpful.

    My interest in clothes mostly concerns my workplace attire, so for that context only I will reveal that I practice law at a large but relatively informal law firm. I wear a suit perhaps once or twice per month (but increasingly now that I have discovered that suits can actually fit well and look good), and otherwise wear trousers with button up shirts and a jacket, or not. Typically sans tie. And jeans-plus on Fridays.

    Looking forward to improving myself and getting enjoyment out of it.
     


  9. donjuan17

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    You should check out SuitSuply. I know they recently opened a store in D.C. and they've been doing good. (Bought a tailored suit with a contemporary look from them)
    There's a whole thread here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/250682/suitsupply-nyc
     


  10. gpt293

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    Hi guys

    Been lurking over a year, since around the time I started my first real job, trying to figure out how to look ok in a suit. Finally joined today to take advantage of a group shoe tree buy. Still slowly building up my wardrobe of suits, shoes, ties and the like after having made plenty of mistakes, but I'd like to think I'm much more well dressed now than I would have been without this site. So thanks!
     


  11. fivelittlefish

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    Hello
    I just joined today.

    My interests mostly revolve around shoes and street wear, but can include Highland dress :)

    I work in TV advertising.
     


  12. andrew65

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    Hi everyone, I'm new in this forum. I know that forums are a good place to learn and interact with other people , so that People can share their experience with each other. I have read many threads of this forum which are really useful and full of information so I decided to join this comunity.
     


  13. RandyE

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    Hello all,

    I'm new to this particular forum, having seen it reference on another forum (shaving site), and while I don't spend a great deal of time online I do occasionally find the random forum discussion interesting, at least on certain topics. After a quick review, this site looked active enough and mature enough to be worth joining (insert inside jokes here.)
    What to say about myself is always a challenge so I’ll keep it brief. I greatly prefer to frequent gentlemen's clothier/haberdashery-type shops over chain stores because I like the attitudes and breadth of knowledge of the people who tend to work in such establishments (plus the clothes tend to be more to my liking.) I usually dress casually (for me that means; odd trousers, odd jacket, odd waistcoat, etc.), although my wardrobe is not limited to casual wear by any means. I tend to wear what I want to wear rather than allowing the opinions of other to dictate my dress, and that often gives people the impression that I’m somewhat eccentric (think absentminded professor type), which is fine with me. Lastly, I try not to get embroiled in arguments involving any of the following topics: politics, religion, or personal taste in whatever (although I reserve the right to add to that list as needed.)
    Hopefully that will give some background for use when interpreting my posts here. Thanks to all who managed to get through all that.

    All Glory to the Hypnotoad!

    - Randy
     


  14. shahir

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    hi all,
    new here. interested in jeans and boots..
    hope to learn more.

    thanks and best regards.
     


  15. AllTogether

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    Hi,

    I am an ex-NYer living in the mountains of TN. Ex-baker,ex- pastry chef, ex-cake finisher, ex-vegan caterer, ex-layout artist, present day astrologer who helps people understand themselves and their relationships, and a beginning vermiculturist. Ever changing Aquarian. Two kids - bookends - 16 years apart. Lots of animals. I have an eye for color and design, and I love to see what the different sign of the zodiac are attracted to in fashion and decorating. I find treasures. Lately, I have found silk ties. Now, I am obsessed with ties. My guy wears dirty old denim and flannel and works with his hands. I wear his jeans and flannels - most of the time. Our office is the outdoors or the kitchen table. But men in suits....yum. I live in a crumbling old farmhouse that is a restoration work in progress, but I greedily eat up pictures of houses in Architectural Digest to feed my alternate reality life that goes on in one of my mulitverses.

    This wonderful forum presented itself as I was searching for more info on ties (now that I have about 100 of them, and I sense more are on the way) so that I could find answers for questions like:

    Do men love ties or hate them? Or some of both?

    How carefully do they choose them? Do most men wait to be given ties at Christmas or do most men want to choose their ties as a form of personal expression?

    What kind of messages do ties send? If they speak to me - they must speak to other people, too.

    How much is communicated in a label/designer name?

    I imagine a very specific man in physical appearance and emotional energy when I look at each one of my found ties. Am I right? Would the man most likely to like that tie look like I imagine him to look? How do men choose a tie?

    How many ties do most men have? When I worked in NYC, I had dozens of shoes. Do men have dozens of ties?

    Beyond the tie is the shirt, pants, suit, footwear, etc. that some ties just seem to be made for - at least in my imagination. I am here to see if my sense of fashion is correct.

    And I am here to learn about ties and men who wear ties.

    My guy has already pulled two ties from my growing collection - there may be a real date in my future [​IMG]

    "All Together" aka D. Rae
     


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