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Used to browse HB and superfuture forums like almost a decade ago and sadly with the rise of social media seems like forums are dead or dying but was surprised to see how active Styleforum is on one of the topics I'm interested in so just decided to create an account and hopefully will be able to participate more and help make this place livelier. Cheers all!
Cheers, welcome to the forum!
 

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Hello!
I'm not as expert as the old-timers of the forum, but I'm going to learn from you and gain knowledge. Thanks to everyone who shares their reviews, articles, news, photos.
 

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Hello!
I'm not as expert as the old-timers of the forum, but I'm going to learn from you and gain knowledge. Thanks to everyone who shares their reviews, articles, news, photos.
You're welcome & welcome to the forum!
 

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Hello!

Like others I have finally joined after several months of lurking since the internet kept pointing me here as The Place Where My Questions Have Answers!

(Unfortunately I have spent many years living in a time warp and so am unfamiliar with basic blog technology. So to begin this post, I hit “reply” to the parent post and then erased the unneeded quote ... if that’s not the way to do it, please educate me!)

I have always had an eye for color but never understood fit or quality construction. The covid shutdown forced me to look online to replace some basics, and I was looking to not screw up the order ... within weeks I had surrounded myself with spreadsheets and a tape measure and an apricot and a copy of Alan Flusser. All to buy a new pair of “khakis” ...

It has been a great transformation. This kind of illustrates it: So, the event that got me to sign up was reading a new post about someone with narrow feet but whose toes stay wide in the toe box - they don’t taper, so he frequently gets squashed up there if the shoes fit elsewhere. One member replied that he should look into Alden, another Tricker’s, and another suggested two specific J. FitzPatrick lasts. I wanted to give a thumbs up, and second all that with my experience. It occurs to me now that me of a year ago would have had no idea what present day me was talking about. Who? Lasts? MTO? What?

It’s places like this that have given me the education to buy clothes that fit better, look better, and last longer (unless I decide that’s not a priority). So, thanks, everyone. Hope to say something useful or entertaining now and then.
 

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Hello!

Like others I have finally joined after several months of lurking since the internet kept pointing me here as The Place Where My Questions Have Answers!

(Unfortunately I have spent many years living in a time warp and so am unfamiliar with basic blog technology. So to begin this post, I hit “reply” to the parent post and then erased the unneeded quote ... if that’s not the way to do it, please educate me!)

I have always had an eye for color but never understood fit or quality construction. The covid shutdown forced me to look online to replace some basics, and I was looking to not screw up the order ... within weeks I had surrounded myself with spreadsheets and a tape measure and an apricot and a copy of Alan Flusser. All to buy a new pair of “khakis” ...

It has been a great transformation. This kind of illustrates it: So, the event that got me to sign up was reading a new post about someone with narrow feet but whose toes stay wide in the toe box - they don’t taper, so he frequently gets squashed up there if the shoes fit elsewhere. One member replied that he should look into Alden, another Tricker’s, and another suggested two specific J. FitzPatrick lasts. I wanted to give a thumbs up, and second all that with my experience. It occurs to me now that me of a year ago would have had no idea what present day me was talking about. Who? Lasts? MTO? What?

It’s places like this that have given me the education to buy clothes that fit better, look better, and last longer (unless I decide that’s not a priority). So, thanks, everyone. Hope to say something useful or entertaining now and then.
Hello, hopefully our answers will prove to be satisfactory. Welcome to the forum!
 

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Good morning gentleman and ladies from chilly Scotland.
Looking forward to rummaging through the forum for hints and tips.
 

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Hello! I've been lurking for a little while now and decided it was time to commit. I'm in my mid-20s and was the kid who wore a seersucker suit and tie to high school on occasion, so have long been interested/intrigued by tailoring and clothing. Anyway those interests took a back seat during college and first years of a job, but during pandemic-induced downtime I got sucked into watches by another forum I won't name. I'm soon moving from New York to a much warmer climate to start grad school, and will need to adapt my wardrobe accordingly, so that's the excuse for joining. I look forward to learning more from y'all!
 

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Hello! I've been lurking for a little while now and decided it was time to commit. I'm in my mid-20s and was the kid who wore a seersucker suit and tie to high school on occasion, so have long been interested/intrigued by tailoring and clothing. Anyway those interests took a back seat during college and first years of a job, but during pandemic-induced downtime I got sucked into watches by another forum I won't name. I'm soon moving from New York to a much warmer climate to start grad school, and will need to adapt my wardrobe accordingly, so that's the excuse for joining. I look forward to learning more from y'all!
Hello mid-20's seersucker lurker, moving from NY to where? What warmer climate questions do you have? Welcome!
 

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Hello mid-20's seersucker lurker, moving from NY to where? What warmer climate questions do you have? Welcome!
Still getting final confirmation on what school and therefore location, but likely Texas or SoCal. (I'm originally from NorCal so familiar with Mediterranean climate but not quite so warm). I'm particularly looking to buy 1-2 pairs of lightweight pants this summer and am curious about experience with linen vs. cotton/linen blend trousers; better durability on the blend perhaps? (I've had bad luck with linen wearing out quickly before).

Anyway, there's probably a thread where this is already discussed, but thanks for having me!
 

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Still getting final confirmation on what school and therefore location, but likely Texas or SoCal. (I'm originally from NorCal so familiar with Mediterranean climate but not quite so warm). I'm particularly looking to buy 1-2 pairs of lightweight pants this summer and am curious about experience with linen vs. cotton/linen blend trousers; better durability on the blend perhaps? (I've had bad luck with linen wearing out quickly before).

Anyway, there's probably a thread where this is already discussed, but thanks for having me!
Well, I too originate from NYC, currently living in SoCal. Let me know if you decide to move here. Many suggestions as to retailers and otherwise.
 
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New member here, been lurking for a while though. I normally hang out on the watch collecting forums since that is my main hobby but I recently got into buying leather briefcases, sunglasses and other neat things I come across at thrift shops and auctions. I really like the stuff people post on this forum though compared to others I've been on
 

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New member here, been lurking for a while though. I normally hang out on the watch collecting forums since that is my main hobby but I recently got into buying leather briefcases, sunglasses and other neat things I come across at thrift shops and auctions. I really like the stuff people post on this forum though compared to others I've been on
Welcome!
 

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I've browsed through a few sections here for tips before, but never really figured I had any reason to introduce myself. And yet, here I am! Hi.

I think it's great how many different interests are represented here. I really deeply understand how it is to care about the details of something in a way almost no one else understands, which is why I don't feel bad about not knowing or caring much about most of the sections here. We all have our stuff, and I know what I'm here for: boots, heritage workwear, and maybe once in a while tips for if I actually have to clean myself up and go someplace nice.

I'm an electrician. I spend most of my time in work clothes and while I like to buy nice stuff, it's gonna get thrashed. Really nice workwear is my style but there's no way I'm taking my perfectly worn-in tin cloth to a rail jobsite where they're gonna get creosote tar on one leg and fiberglass in the other in the same week. I also can't afford to do much fashion, so I gotta make it count.

Anyhow I ended up here because I went down the r/goodyearwelt rabbit hole looking for boots that would actually fit my feet and last a while, and accidentally developed a crippling quality footwear addiction. Whoops. You get it. Seeing custom makeups that folks put together, being able to compare makes and how they wear... it's pretty cool.
 

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