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

  1. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician New Member

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    Greetings! I am a consultant and work with a broad array of clients, each with their own dress code. My company services software/engineering offices that are very casual as well as financial services/insurance firms that are rigidly formal and everything in between, including highly fashion-conscious media and cosmetics companies. We also lead events which include military PT (boots, bloused cammies, etc.) and often feature hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities along with conference room activities. Packing for week-long trips is always a challenge and is compounded when visiting multiple clients/events.

    I'm really excited to have found SF and I'm looking forward to digging deeper into the great info I've seen thus far! To that end, I'd appreciate any advice you could give that will help a new user get up to speed. For example, it would be really useful if there were a current list or ranking of brands and/or retailers or some sort of "getting started" guide.

    Thanks!
     

  2. Sinyo18

    Sinyo18 Senior Member

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    Interesting, I've never seen this website (Hudson) before. Many of the styles seem comparable to that which I've seen offered for sale in the states, or that which is produced by/for American brands. Trask is one brand that comes to mind. How would you rate Hudson's quality and craftsmanship?
     

  3. Brogue_Bro

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    Hello, my name is Steve! I graduated college a few years ago and as soon I was employed and earning a paycheck I instantly became interested in fashion. I started following FMF on reddit just picking and choosing what I like. I like colorful prints and casual wear although I am starting to eye more formal wear since I work in education. I like Engineered Garments and Our Legacy quite a bit as well as Freeman's Sporting Club. I look forward to interacting with a community and (hopefully) not just being a lurker.
     

  4. SuitedCC_50

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    Hello - my name is Kyle! I'm new to the whole style thing but looking forward to getting some great tips from all of you!
     

  5. Svdharma

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    Hello!

    My name is Julian. I wear dark chinos or jeans with a button up shirt and high top Clarks chukkas most days. I have a penchant for vintage shirts, flannels, and jackets, especially in cool materials like wool, linen, mohair, and crepe. I like clean, simple lines and I like to let the texture of the materials do the talking. I am interested in design and I like to make cloths and accessories as an outlet for my creativity.
     

  6. 30000shoes

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    Hi, I'm 30000shoes. I've only recently started to explore style and fashion options in the last year or so. My current go-to style is dark, asymmetrically patterned shirts, dark jeans and light boots (chelseas/chukkas). For summer, I've been trying to change it up and go for lighter colors, dressier sneakers, but I'm definitely a fall/winter kinda guy because I love boots and jackets. Some of my favorite brands are: Ted Baker, Allsaints, Allen Edmonds, A.P.C., Paul Smith, Helmut Lang, etc. I've also started to dabble in some splurgey-high-end accessories from brands like Gucci, Prada and Alexander McQueen (their clothing items are not really my style - or within my budget - but I do like those accessories). It's been really fun and liberating to spend time exploring brands and fashion and clothing, and it's kept me from some more self-destructive habits. Now I would rather spend the weekend going shopping or looking for good deals online than out all night drinking or worse. I'm on this forum because I think my friends are getting sick of hearing me talk about clothes and shoes and wallets - oh my.
     

  7. Sinyo18

    Sinyo18 Senior Member

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    Dear Mr. 3000 Shoes, ("shoes" for short?) good that you're doing research to find out what you like. The challenge is to then find out what about these things are attractive to you. The goal for all of us here is to find our own personal style. That has nothing to do with fashion. I'll break it down to you like this, fashion is a momentary blip almost like a pop band that has a one or a few hits in a certain era, but cannot transend. Style is personal and should be transendent. It speaks to your personal character. Certainly style may also include some fashionable elements, but it never seeks to capitalize on that. Being fashionable on its own is largely useless. You can enjoy it much as you would any hobby. Lastly, finding your own personal style has nothing to do with other people, it has everything to do with you having value in your appearance and how you present yourself to the world.
     

  8. 30000shoes

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    Thanks for responding! But telling other people the "correct" way to view and feel about subjective elements of life like style and art, fashion and clothing is a bit myopic, don't you think? I was just giving you my personal narrative.

    To be blunt about it: Who died and made you the doctorate authority on my personal narrative?
     

  9. Sinyo18

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    I never mentioned there being a correct way. No one's death jaunted me to becoming an authority and I've never claimed as such. What I wrote was meant to offer some clarity. Yes, that's based on my perception.
    I didn't mean for you to take my statement & musings in a dispirited way. It's not a condemnation.

    Wishing you and all a peaceful evening.
     

  10. WildcardUS

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    Hey Everyone!

    We would like to formally introduce ourselves to the StyleForum community.

    We are Wildcard, a US-based design house that caters to creatives, the free, the future, and more.

    We founded the company on one core principle, let creativity, and freedom reign supreme.

    We think there's too much focus on the safe, on things that stick to the same tried and true approach. So we're trying something different.

    In a world where most are seeking to replicate the past and push out product, we look toward designing more interesting pieces.

    We look forward to meeting more of the community and learning about your tastes!
     

  11. Tlon

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    My first post! I'm new to the forum. Just started getting back into shoes and clothes after losing a bit of weight. This has been a pretty helpful forum to explore.
     

  12. deloton

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    I'm Keeve and I love Rick
     

  13. Kentucky Korean

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm Justin, a 30 year old physician working in a business casual clinic environment (no white coat for me). I wasnt really interested in style until I found out about online made to measure and now I'm hooked.

    I've always hated clothes and clothes shopping because as a short & broad chested guy, nothing fits me well off the rack.

    I'm replacing all my dress shirts w/ proper cloth, and currently waiting on my first Luxire chinos to arrive.

    I started out on Reddit's fashion forum but feel that styleforum, especially the classic menswear forum, is more applicable to me as I get older.
     

  14. darthrevan

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    Hi everyone, have lurked mostly, but just wanted to say hi,

    Oh and I wrote up a couple thoughts on slim fitting shirt brands in the slim shirt thread to help some of you guys.
     

  15. Splash Pitman

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    Hi I'm new here , stumbled on this site while trying to track down an ironheart N1 jacket , like hens teeth to find in the colour and size I want , found one here but have reservations on buying for reasons that I won't go into .
    Anyway I'm on the wrong side of 50 and still into unsanforised denim both blue and wabash and will alternate with moleskins . As far as tops go I'm not sure where I'm at as I'm too old for hoodies and dislike button up shirts and jumpers so I guess I layer with henleys and sweaters jackets . I love boots and feel guilty that I own four pair and am always lusting another , I don't own runners and am never likely to regardless the hairy eyeballs I get at the gym .
    So I'll poke around and see if this place is for me .
    Cheers Splash
     

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