Hello everyone. After a year or two of sifting through a lot of interesting threads on Styleforum for info. on brands, sizing help, and suggestions for where to get specific articles of clothing, I figured that it was time to finally join up. I am a doctoral candidate in Italian; my research is on postwar Italian film but I teach language mostly at the college level. I make an effort to dress nicely and I appreciate quality clothing. I would rather invest in things that I like and will be able to keep for a while than have a lot of clothes in my closet that I'm loath to wear (despite my very limited budget). I try to buy things that are made in the USA when I can. I wear raw denim jeans mostly with button downs and a good pair of shoes (my Oak Street trail oxfords and Quoddy Maliseets are current favorites). I rock a sport coat and tie from time to time and do enjoy dressing up when appropriate.