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new_to_suits

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Hi everyone!

I am Ralf, 29 years of age, and I am delving into the world of suits!

I have some experience with colour theory and building my general casual wardrobe. And I have become a sucker for GoodYearWelted shoes!

I am now starting as a consultant where I will have to wear a suit every day (but not tie) and I have not a single one right now that fits me since I lost a lot of weight, so I have to build a decent wardrobe in the next 3 weeks!

I am reading a lot on this forum and have also been cross-referencing posts here from Reddit like these ones.



I am currently based in the Netherlands, but will move to Switzerland.

Any advice on (threads discussing) straightforward advice on building a beginners wardrobe that is minimalist and versatile are highly appreciated!

Thanks so much! :)
 

billbishere

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Hey -

My name is Bill. I am 39 years old, I live in Columbus Ohio.

Just joined the forum - I came here because someone who wrote a blog I was reading referred to this forum as getting his information so. It sounded like a place where people were knowledgeable about higher end menswear.

I do photography on the side and because of that I have contracted to do work with Magnanni several times over the last couple years. So with that sometimes I work in shoes as part of my payment, so I have several pairs. My Marcelo Boots are the ones I have had the longest, they haven't been worn much and have always had a shoe tree but I have done nothing else to them otherwise. But I recently just picked up 2 more pair Friday so I am to the point now to where I need to learn more about the cleaning and care.

I just ordered ----
Saphir Medaille d'Or Pommadier Cream 75ml - Neutral
Saphir Medaille d'Or Renovator
Otter Wax Saddle Soap | 2oz | All-Natural Leather Cleaner | Made in USA
Jovitec 3 Pieces Horsehair Shoes Polish Brushes

That seemed to be a pretty decent starting point from my research. I am sorta going back on forth on the "Renovator" as they seems to be some good and bad with it. I may just return it and just use the cream for now since I am still learning proper technique and products

I look forward to lurking and learning here.
 

JFWR

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I'm James, I'm 33, a doctoral student in philosophy (who previously worked independently as a professor).
 

Sinyo18

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Hey -

My name is Bill. I am 39 years old, I live in Columbus Ohio.

Just joined the forum - I came here because someone who wrote a blog I was reading referred to this forum as getting his information so. It sounded like a place where people were knowledgeable about higher end menswear.

I do photography on the side and because of that I have contracted to do work with Magnanni several times over the last couple years. So with that sometimes I work in shoes as part of my payment, so I have several pairs. My Marcelo Boots are the ones I have had the longest, they haven't been worn much and have always had a shoe tree but I have done nothing else to them otherwise. But I recently just picked up 2 more pair Friday so I am to the point now to where I need to learn more about the cleaning and care.

I just ordered ----
Saphir Medaille d'Or Pommadier Cream 75ml - Neutral
Saphir Medaille d'Or Renovator
Otter Wax Saddle Soap | 2oz | All-Natural Leather Cleaner | Made in USA
Jovitec 3 Pieces Horsehair Shoes Polish Brushes

That seemed to be a pretty decent starting point from my research. I am sorta going back on forth on the "Renovator" as they seems to be some good and bad with it. I may just return it and just use the cream for now since I am still learning proper technique and products

I look forward to lurking and learning here.
Hello Bill, you need not lurk about. Welcome to our forum!
 

Sinyo18

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Hi,

i have been reading these threads for a while now, but thought it was about time I registered 🙂. I have a love for shoes and classic menswear in general, and tend to spend way more than my partner, so should find some likeminded people over here.
Welcome!
 

SAlexD

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Hi SAlexD here.

37 year old engineer, on a journey to slowly build up my wardrobe and invest in more quality items. My style is quality casual and I'm mainly into shoes, boots, demin and leather.
 

Sinyo18

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Hi SAlexD here.

37 year old engineer, on a journey to slowly build up my wardrobe and invest in more quality items. My style is quality casual and I'm mainly into shoes, boots, demin and leather.
Welcome aboard!
 
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Hello! I came here because I want to dress formal and decent. I would like to invest in classic and quality.
 

TheBookie

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TheBookie here. Born and bred Londoner, long time lurker and hoping to contribute to this community little by little. Got in way over my head a few years ago starting off with a pair of Loake and then straight into G&G. No going back now!

On the hunt for better trousers...
 

lowland4me

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TheBookie here. Born and bred Londoner, long time lurker and hoping to contribute to this community little by little. Got in way over my head a few years ago starting off with a pair of Loake and then straight into G&G. No going back now!

On the hunt for better trousers...
Welcome aboard fellow "over my head'r"!
 
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Good afternoon all,

My name is Cale, I'm a 22 year old graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I enjoy dressing up, but struggle with looking over-dressed in most situations. So, my wardrobe relies heavily on OCBD's and casual sport coats. Being from a farming community I can often be found in cowboy boots lol. Glad to join this forum, I have much to learn.
 

Sinyo18

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Hello! I came here because I want to dress formal and decent. I would like to invest in classic and quality.
Hi, wanting to learn about formal attire is a laudable aspiration. Investing in classic style and quality pieces is a good start. Welcome to the forum!
 

Sinyo18

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TheBookie here. Born and bred Londoner, long time lurker and hoping to contribute to this community little by little. Got in way over my head a few years ago starting off with a pair of Loake and then straight into G&G. No going back now!

On the hunt for better trousers...
Staring off with Loake and straight into G&G, both of which are superb brands. Bookie indeed! Lol! Welcome!
 

Sinyo18

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Good afternoon all,

My name is Cale, I'm a 22 year old graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I enjoy dressing up, but struggle with looking over-dressed in most situations. So, my wardrobe relies heavily on OCBD's and casual sport coats. Being from a farming community I can often be found in cowboy boots lol. Glad to join this forum, I have much to learn.
Hi Cale, even those of us with some sartorial experience began our journey by putting one foot forward and one step at a time. Enjoy the journey. Welcome to the forum!
 

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