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New guy with new ideas

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by AldridgePrior, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. AldridgePrior

    AldridgePrior Member

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    Jun 3, 2016
    Probably just another new guy thread but I feel I have to post as I have turned in a completely new direction thanks to this forum.

    I`m a man in my 40s that has led a good albeit relatively normal life. The thing is, I have always dressed more or less like your average boring individual, verging on a `poor mans` appearance. Some days I looked positively rough and when I think about it now I look back with mixed emotions. Almost like leaving my old self behind.

    Normally I would have drove into town, parking my car and going about my general duties/business wearing really cheap jeans, budget walking boots and whatever sweater I had either inherited or what was bought for me by family or whatever I had picked up years ago in a clearance sale.

    Today I walked into town, sun shining, wearing my first purchases that I more or less learned from here that arrived yesterday. I had on a Hackett of London shirt, Hackett jeans, my first ever calf leather belt and my first ever pair of good shoes on the form of Crockett and Jones. I also had on my recently bought Zenith El Primero watch. I felt great. I live in a small town and I genuinely noticed people treating me differently and taking an interest in what I was up to today. Three people even mentioned my appearance.

    I have blown a fortune on cars over the years and no-one has ever said a word hardly. I hope I haven't bored anyone I just feel really good for a change. I'm going to a wedding in a fortnight and I have been reading tons on here so thanks in advance for the pointers as there are some really knowledgeable posters.


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    Welcome, and have a great stay.

  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Glad you're feeling good about it. Clothes are just clothes, but wearing quality clothing is still nice.

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