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

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  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Congrats on the weight loss.
     
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  2. AdamInMO

    AdamInMO New Member

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    Thanks! Did it without surgery or meth; just changed my diet and did P90X, getting ready to do P90X again for the last 15-20. When I started my weight loss, my doctor told me my target weight. Since that day a little over two years ago, I've put all my pocket change at the end of each day, AND two dollars each day, into a shoebox. That's my "New Me, New Wardrobe!" reward money, haha.
     
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  3. Shoe artist

    Shoe artist Active Member

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    Hello Ladies Gentlemen,

    I'm an artist from France.
    I'm specializes in hand-painted artwork and
    applies patina on all footwear and leather goods.

    I would like to introduce me as well as my work. You have a below the reason why I became a shoe artist.
    I'm happy to meet you all.
    I was in NYC last january for presenting my work and make patina in live. I'm coming back soon in may.
    I hope I will meet some of you for real.

    Something personal

    Before it was the role of the father or the grandfather to guide his sons in the school of elegance and the art of “savoir-porter”, to understand the art of wearing clothes. But our world changes and nowadays, this role is fulfilled by the internet, TV or cinema.
    And indeed, cinema is treasure. How can one forget Prince of Wales three-piece suit, Steve’s blue shirt in “The Thomas Crown affair”, Marcello's natural elegance in “Dolce Vita” or Gary's ease to wear the tuxedo. I’ll stop here, I guess you got my point. I am allowed to call them by their first names because somehow each of them were fathers to me.
    Though the first person who opened the way before them was my own father. He, who when I was a child, was taking out of his dressing room these Weston or Berluti to display them over the big coffee table of our living-room to polish them.
    He who was taking out his Creed or Smalto suits to get dressed in the morning. I vividly recall him, in his boxer shorts, wearing only a shirt, knee socks and Lobb shoes hesitating, trying suits on several times. Then once dressed, the tie’s double knot completed and the pocket handkerchief fluffed he would walk out in a nonchalant move like a tomcat. Sometimes he would even change more than three times through the day to the great displeasure of the house attendant who spent hours in the linen room.
    I owe him my love and affection for “elegance”.
    Now I create my own criteria. Unfortunately I don’t always have the budget for custom-made suits at Creed’s or Berluti’s. That’s why I often go to second-hand clothes shops and fortunately, Toulouse is not lacking of those. I am one of their good customers.
    Furthermore I buy from our British friends via eBay and other websites. Last purchase: a seventies Prince of Wales woolen trench coat (Brett Sinclair had the same) and not to forget a pair of Merton from CJ. And since I’m not wearing ties anymore (not to mention, I’m hairy… sorry I’m a man) I cannot go without my silk scarves and my double-cuff shirts over my vests.
    This is the way one thing lead to another, I quickly was consumed in an initiative of research, finding the yellow plaid jacket from Hackett, I needed an adequate pair of pants, a velvet golden yellow Trussardi found in a second-hand clothes shop. But here is the thing: the shoes looked very tasteless with the rest. Thus I needed to put myself to work on the patina and even paint on certain models.
    Emmanuel
    https://www.facebook.com/ashoesaffair
     
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  4. dolama

    dolama Member

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    Hi there!
    Congrats for your works, they are really something special!
     
  5. Meezy

    Meezy Member

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    Long time reader, first time poster. Don't have much time to obsess about the mill my jeans come from or spend a weekend looking for that right tie, but I try to be selective and aware about everything from fragrance to shoes. I guess you could say I can recognize good stitching in a pair of APCs and can spot a nice monk strap shoe from a mile away, but I don't judge someone who likes to wear A&F sweats or does not know who won the independent fragrance award last year. To each his own. Hope to be constructive and learn.
     
  6. hang10

    hang10 Member

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    I've long used SF as a resource for purchases. I dig what goes on here, and finally decided to register.

    I'm in my mid-thirties and live in San Diego. I'm an artisan and work from home (you can see my work here & here <--is this okay to post?) Consequently, most of my daily wear is pretty casual since I get dirty and dusty all day long. But in the evenings I change it up. I did my grad work in NJ, and the more formal style there introduced me to wearing suits. I've got a pair of tailored Ben Sherman suits and a pair of Aldens that I rarely wear. It's mostly denim in the evenings for me with the occasional sportcoat over a button up to dress things up for a night out. I'm a big fan of Varvatos' style. But I've seen a lot of the European brands here that I'm interested in checking out. I'm looking forward to participating more now that I've registered.
     
  7. Qinddesign

    Qinddesign New Member

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    Hello there Style forum,

    My name is Victor Nartey. I am founder and Creative Director of Qind Design (pronounced as KIND). We are an accessories and urban apparel brand. Our aesthetic is clean & simple, with a particular appreciation of colourful & tasteful cotton prints married to various complimentary fabrics in our products: http://qinddesign.com

    We are a very small startup which began with me selling old world style cravats made of West African Prints in craft markets in London. In the year and half since we have been around we have evolved a bit with the creation of the very versatile Spring Turtle which is an innovative meld of the concept of the cravat and the snood: http://qinddesign.com/neckart/spring-turtles

    It was actually at Greenwich Market in London that I first became aware of Styleforum. An enthusiastic customer who is a member and regular contributor here thought this might be a good way to make more men aware of the work that we do. And so here I am and I am happy to be here.

    In terms of what we do, we have quickly moved on to add pocket squares to our collection, always maintaining our particular aesthetic of vibrant colourful cotton prints. Here we use mostly classic prints from the world famous department store Liberty in London: http://qinddesign.com/qindman-menswear/pocket-squares-kerchiefs

    We've also started to play around with offering a full menswear range with colourful Sri Lankan shirts which we source. We have however launched our Second Soul blazer concept where we are taking jackets of recycled origin and giving them new life and purpose with accents of print: http://qinddesign.com/qindman-menswear/blazers/the-qind-one-qdblss01-001

    We are getting braver and moving into the realm of wholly recutting the blazers as opposed to simply adding touches to them.

    I look forward to my time here on Styeforum and hope share with you some of the things we create which we think you might like. As well as get feedback and ideas.

    many thanks
    Victor
     
  8. dbsf

    dbsf New Member

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    Hey Everyone!
    I'm new here. I came across this site in my search for cool clothes and thoughts & opinions on sizing, quality, and general info on a lot of my favorite brands.... mainly Nice Collective, but also Aether, Dillon Montara, and other San Francisco/ west coast designers.
    Looking forward to selling a few things and also buying!
    Feel free to be in touch.
    Thanks
    DB
     
  9. dbkjones

    dbkjones New Member

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    Morning all, new guy here. Going to be getting married in a year, and I;m in the process of finding a nice suit for all the groomsmen to wear. I've had great experiences with Indochino in the past for MTM suits, but some of my groomsmen are not as financially secure as I am so dropping a lot of $$$ on a suit is out of the question for them.

    Been searching around, and found this site as a great place to get reviews to gauge cost/quality. So far nothing has fit the bill, but happy to be here to keep searching.
    Thanks
     
  10. 2LG2QT

    2LG2QT New Member

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    Hi guys!

    I'm Josh, I was searching the webs for respectable dress shoes... somehow I landed here. I found tons of useful insight, and decided to come out of lurking. :)
     
  11. sonny34

    sonny34 New Member

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    Hellot name is sonny .Im a single parent volunteer EMS,phlebotomist , and student. I live alone whiles son lives with my mom so he can stay in his school
    And I can be closer to my job which is 70 miles always from where
    My son lives . It stinks but he loves his school. I love for working out , walking around anywhere and helping anybody in any way I can. . I'm a quiet guy and stay to myself but I believe in opening doors for other cause it what we should
    All do and I think I'm a nice guy and always try to do the right thing. Far from perfect and struggle to get by . But I always find a way to make life work just here to check things out and do something different
     
  12. ar1975

    ar1975 New Member

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    Hi,

    trying to get myself a nice suit, i started educating myself, and found myself on AAAC and here all the time. I guess my recent love of Japenese Selvedge brought me closer to SF.

    I have learned a lot but barely scratched the surface, and feel I have a lot to learn, before I can venture out of from my de facto outfits
    a) preppie during the daytime
    b) flannel/jeans/boots at night

    pretty much what i wore during the late 80s / early 90s anyways - haha

    thanks all for all the help and hope to reciprocate someday,

    ar1975
     
  13. helen2014

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    I am Helen from UK, just join this forum, wish to get more fashion information to make live beautiful [​IMG]
     
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  14. SixOhNine

    SixOhNine Senior member

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    Classy.
     
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  15. SlanderousMambo

    SlanderousMambo New Member

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    Hi, I'm SlanderousMambo. I'm an NBA-sized beanpole who is slowly getting wider (40 lbs in 14 years without getting taller). I'm here because I'm getting married in July, and I'm still looking for what to wear - more about that below. Since life goes on after marriage, or so I'm told, and I hate my current wardrobe, I think I can use some of the knowledge SF is pushing.

    I'm 6'8", 220 lbs. I have a 42" chest, 37"-ish waist, a 16.5" neck and 27" thighs, so nothing fits off the rack. I work in a place where everyone wears the same thing every day, and we buy it from the organization in standard sizes. I have not been forced to learn how to dress myself like an adult. I am sick of looking like a clown in street clothes, and I want to be ready to look professional when that starts to matter.

    Why I'm really here: I am getting married in less than 90 days, and I am being vain about my outfit. I'm not even sure whether I want a tux or a suit, but I'm pretty sure I want to go MTM - OTR won't fit, and I don't have the knowledge or budget for true bespoke. All I need to do is figure out what I like, and where to get it. I'm looking for good tailors between Seattle and Olympia, WA, that can make something that fits before I migrate east at the end of June. Any suggestions for Seattle tailors or suiting for Members of Unusual Size?

    FWIW, I have used the forum search and found several useful threads but they are all at least six months dead.
     
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  16. cloaca

    cloaca New Member

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    Boston-based with midwest origins, I find that no matter where I find myself in the world, SF has been a fairly consistent distraction for my wandering internet habits. My uncle, a haberdasher in his own right, purchased me my first proper bespoke suit 5 years ago and I've been ruined ever since. Not one to typically engage forums, I joined to seek out the advice of the knowledgable MC crowd and hope to one day give back a little. "See one, do one, teach one" they say. Style-wise, I currently find myself pulled in several different directions, though I most certainly borrow from members here, grandfathers everywhere and the enthusiastic lads over at The Armoury NYC. I'll get it right one of these days.

    Cheers for now!
     
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  17. mikael3

    mikael3 New Member

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    Hello all. I found thias site while trying to expand on my tuxedo knowledge. I quickly got a lot more information than that, and within days this site became one of my favorites.

    I have a strong interest in cultural history, but only recently has clothing taken much of my attention. My early interest was in the history of food (or the "ethnography of food", as some would say), and I still read endlessly about food--and I eat rather endlessly, too. I also study religious life in the middle ages rather extensively, which branches out into the architecture and music of the period, and farming and husbandry and private life as well. Another interest I've had since childhood is fibers and textiles, spinning and weaving, and production of fabric and clothing, from ancient times to the late middle ages. All these interests eventually touch on clothing and dress, but only recently has that translated into the matter of a personal wardrobe.

    I wear a suit every day, which has the opposite effect on me of what most people might think. I buy cheaper clothes and shoes and recycle them every 8-10 months or so. I tend to destroy them long before they wear out, and I hate to do that to a nice outfit.

    Outside of work, I tend to wear slacks and button-down oxford shirts and derby shoes of some sort. I often look out of place and over-dressed, but considering my personality, wearing jeans would make me seem even stranger than I already am.

    I was significantly better-dressed at University and grad school, and I'd like to get back to that strong sense of style. This site has already led me to choose better shoes, and I expect I'll be improving all aspects of my wardrobe in the near future.
     
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  18. aDrummingDude

    aDrummingDude Senior member

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    Hi Guys! I'm Brian, a long time lurker. I've gleaned so much great knowledge off of this site for so long, I'm excited to join the community!
     
  19. chickendiver

    chickendiver New Member

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    Hey everyone! I'm Bradley. I've been interested in fashion for a few years, but only really started understanding it as of about a year ago.

    I like to think I'm constantly growing and learning about my own personal style from what others wear as well. I've been a lurker for a few weeks, so I've decided to make a profile and see where it takes me.

    Over the past few months I've taken it upon myself to thrift the entirity of my fits. I've seen a huge improvement in the way my clothes fit as well as in the variety of what I wear. It's given me the opporunity to push the boundaries on what I wear because if it turns out to be garbage, then I just put it back through the system having learned something new.

    I'm from Alberta, Canada, and am currently finishing my degree in Computing Science and Psychology. I hope to be around here a little more often!
     
  20. MickeyD

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    Hey all. The name's Mickey. I'm just getting into style and sophistication, and found this forum. Glad to be aboard!
     

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