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Sinyo18

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I just wanted to make a knife sheath - yet here we are... no, no kidding. That's how my leatherwork career started off :)
Now doing a lot of customized leather work, ( no I don't wear only leather ^^ ) - and testing out new methods of i.e. coloration etc.

well, guess that's it for the moment....
Greetings, nice to see that there's a brother who's 'into' leather out there. Sorry, but I couldn't resist;) Have you a website?
Welcome!
 

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Thank you for accepting me to the forum. I'm from Yorkshire in England and live fairly close to where many of the finest suit fabrics are woven. I was first introduced to the world of bespoke suits at the age of 16 back in the 1980s when I had one made to wear for a wedding. I'm still a customer at the same tailor even though unfortunately the founder passed away a few years ago.

I found this forum a while ago but joined recently to contribute, sometimes there have been unanswered questions to which I've known the answer.

I've recently been updating my wardrobe with some classics, Burberry make their heritage coats in a town nearby to where I live. I replaced my a 25 year old trench coat with their Westminster model recently. Amusingly my mum tells a story that in the 1960s some of girls she went to school with went to work at that factory when they were older and were sewing the coats together. During this era of the swinging sixties a number of these local young women suddenly appeared on Friday nights in dancehalls wearing perfectly fitting bespoke dresses and skirts looking suspiciously like they were made of a very familiar fabric!
 

Soppiantare

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Hi All,

I've been lurking these forums for several years but I think it's time now to contribute to the conversation. I'm a relatively recent college grad living in NW DC and currently doing consulting work for the government. Like many clothing-conscious guys, I went through a Fast Fashion phase in college, but I'm currently filling out my wardrobe with vintage and high-quality modern pieces, so I look forward to discussing good style here.
 

TheIronDandy

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I suppose After browsing the forums for a while I decided to actually join. I'm a rather smug, cynical, wordy man in my early 40s, who try to fill the void in my soul by buying lots of expensive toys. After getting all the cameras I wanted I drifted into higher end menswear. I fund all my luxuries by not having children, as well as being a corporate pirate.

I've done some fashion photography, which got me thinking about how much the outfit changed how a picture turned out, and in turn asking myself what story my own outfits was telling. I grew up treating clothes like something you use to cover your body (if you find something cheap in your size, buy several), so I had no real experience in thinking about clothing as a form of self expression. I started off wearing off-the-rack suits of brands like Zegna and Canali, knowing very little of the classic suit fitting, and thinking the sprayed on Tom Ford suits was the ideal. I have a few very nice, but not great fitting, suits from that era - my tailor did the best possible work to salvage them, but I realize I will eventually have to get rid of them for lack of use. I got into bespoke tailoring a year ago (celebrating my first bespoke order in a couple of weeks), and after that things just.... got out of hand. Currently awaiting my fifth bespoke jacket.

I'm lucky enough to have some friends in the tailoring industry, so I've managed not to go too far astray with my style game (or so I think), but as I'm also a customer to them, they have incentives not to be too brutally honest. So I figure this could be a good place to get some advice on how to hone my style game, pick up some new inspiration, and just nerd out on classic menswear even more than I have before.
 

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I suppose After browsing the forums for a while I decided to actually join. I'm a rather smug, cynical, wordy man in my early 40s, who try to fill the void in my soul by buying lots of expensive toys. After getting all the cameras I wanted I drifted into higher end menswear. I fund all my luxuries by not having children, as well as being a corporate pirate.

I've done some fashion photography, which got me thinking about how much the outfit changed how a picture turned out, and in turn asking myself what story my own outfits was telling. I grew up treating clothes like something you use to cover your body (if you find something cheap in your size, buy several), so I had no real experience in thinking about clothing as a form of self expression. I started off wearing off-the-rack suits of brands like Zegna and Canali, knowing very little of the classic suit fitting, and thinking the sprayed on Tom Ford suits was the ideal. I have a few very nice, but not great fitting, suits from that era - my tailor did the best possible work to salvage them, but I realize I will eventually have to get rid of them for lack of use. I got into bespoke tailoring a year ago (celebrating my first bespoke order in a couple of weeks), and after that things just.... got out of hand. Currently awaiting my fifth bespoke jacket.

I'm lucky enough to have some friends in the tailoring industry, so I've managed not to go too far astray with my style game (or so I think), but as I'm also a customer to them, they have incentives not to be too brutally honest. So I figure this could be a good place to get some advice on how to hone my style game, pick up some new inspiration, and just nerd out on classic menswear even more than I have before.
Hey there, yours is an honest admission for which I commend you. However, I would urge you to reconsider your sartorial experience and adventure as a journey. There are no fixed rules. It's beneficial to learn the basics, the classics and then adapt, go from there. Although Tom Ford does generally produce high quality pieces, my suggestion is to not confuse high price tags to that which is appropriate to yourself and for long lasting value. Eventually you will find your unique individual style. Should you have questions, I'm happy to assist. Welcome!
 

Sinyo18

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Hi All,

I've been lurking these forums for several years but I think it's time now to contribute to the conversation. I'm a relatively recent college grad living in NW DC and currently doing consulting work for the government. Like many clothing-conscious guys, I went through a Fast Fashion phase in college, but I'm currently filling out my wardrobe with vintage and high-quality modern pieces, so I look forward to discussing good style here.
Hello there, have you any questions regarding the eternal mashup between vintage and modern? Welcome!
 

Sinyo18

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Thank you for accepting me to the forum. I'm from Yorkshire in England and live fairly close to where many of the finest suit fabrics are woven. I was first introduced to the world of bespoke suits at the age of 16 back in the 1980s when I had one made to wear for a wedding. I'm still a customer at the same tailor even though unfortunately the founder passed away a few years ago.

I found this forum a while ago but joined recently to contribute, sometimes there have been unanswered questions to which I've known the answer.

I've recently been updating my wardrobe with some classics, Burberry make their heritage coats in a town nearby to where I live. I replaced my a 25 year old trench coat with their Westminster model recently. Amusingly my mum tells a story that in the 1960s some of girls she went to school with went to work at that factory when they were older and were sewing the coats together. During this era of the swinging sixties a number of these local young women suddenly appeared on Friday nights in dancehalls wearing perfectly fitting bespoke dresses and skirts looking suspiciously like they were made of a very familiar fabric!
The welcoming committee wishes to advise you that your initiation hazing will begin promptly, lol! Your mum's story is fun and interesting. Perhaps you'll be able to recommend to Burberry to recreate those skirts from the sexy swingin' sixties dance halls of yesteryear. Welcome to the forum!
 

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Hi, I'm Rachel and am new to the site. I enjoy minimal style, but do enjoy a nice color pop every once in a while 😁
 

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For most of my life I've put little to no effort into my appearance beyond basic hygiene. My clothes were always baggy (even my suits) and my hair was never all that flattering. In the last few years I've been giving more attention to how I present myself- getting nicer haircuts and learning to style it, dressing better, and taking better care of my skin. I've built up a basic wardrobe of staples mostly from j crew factory, some levi's, a few basic sweaters from Old Navy and the like, nothing too fancy, but everything fits and I've learned how to put an outfit together. Spent a bit more on jackets, coats and footwear and got myself a tailored suit with some sharp accessories. Still learning the ropes, but I'm leaps and bounds from where I was at just a few years ago.
 

Seb91

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Hi everyone,
Thank you for accepting me to the forum. I am originally from Italy but I have been leaving abroad for the past few years.
I work in a position related to the fashion industry so I like keeping up with the latest trends.

I have always been a fashion concious guy with a passion for dress shirts, especially from brands like Paul Smith, Prada and Ralph Lauren (Not that I can afford buying them very often)
Being on a budget I am always on the look for some affordable vintage pieces too.
Anyway, nice to meet you guys!
 

Sinyo18

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Hi everyone,
Thank you for accepting me to the forum. I am originally from Italy but I have been leaving abroad for the past few years.
I work in a position related to the fashion industry so I like keeping up with the latest trends.

I have always been a fashion concious guy with a passion for dress shirts, especially from brands like Paul Smith, Prada and Ralph Lauren (Not that I can afford buying them very often)
Being on a budget I am always on the look for some affordable vintage pieces too.
Anyway, nice to meet you guys!
Hello there, nice to meet you too, welcome!
 

Sinyo18

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For most of my life I've put little to no effort into my appearance beyond basic hygiene. My clothes were always baggy (even my suits) and my hair was never all that flattering. In the last few years I've been giving more attention to how I present myself- getting nicer haircuts and learning to style it, dressing better, and taking better care of my skin. I've built up a basic wardrobe of staples mostly from j crew factory, some levi's, a few basic sweaters from Old Navy and the like, nothing too fancy, but everything fits and I've learned how to put an outfit together. Spent a bit more on jackets, coats and footwear and got myself a tailored suit with some sharp accessories. Still learning the ropes, but I'm leaps and bounds from where I was at just a few years ago.
Hello, it sounds as though you're on a good path forward. Welcome to the forum!
 

Aydee_g

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Hi!
I’m new here. I’m Aïdée, in my thirties, swiss/french, I live in Paris and I’m passionate about bespoke tailoring. Always happy to talk about it, the geeker the better! :)
 

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