Top things you've learned from SF !

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Checks, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    trolls can be articulate and artful

    mauro at denimbar loves explaining apc sizing.


    there are people as passonate about pocket squares as the most passionate denimheads on sufu
     
  2. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I'm not crazy and I'm not alone.

    I am crazy and I'm not alone.

    Top three lessons:
    (1) Fit

    (2) Fit

    and (3) Fit
     
  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    In no particular order:

    Brown is for farmer.

    Combining blue and brown is not a crime.

    You are as good as naked without a pocket square.

    Black suits really look as ghastly as I thought.

    Always show cuff.

    You can make a kite from a Thomas Pink shirt.

    The difference between fused and canvassed.

    Wonderful words like sprezzatura.

    That you can sound sartorially erudite by making wisecracks about spalla camicia.

    John Lobb, Edward Green, Cleverly, Santoni FAM, Koji Suzuki, Janne Melkerson, Corthay . . .

    "Trad" is possibly the most contentious issue of the 21st century.

    Wearing a DB unbuttoned is a sartorial faux pas non pareil.

    Certain brands are utter crap.

    Denim can destroy someone's life.

    I'm one lucky bastard.
     
  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    - Silhouette, silhouette, silhouette
    - Fit
    - Shoes (that I can't afford)
    - Details
    - That there is one decent forum on the web.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  5. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    That I did not know s*** when I started here.
     
  6. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    1. I can now rationalize shoe prices, which were previously thought of as merely insane.

    2. ...more pocket squares

    3. That I just can't make a bow -tie happen, and I shouldn't re -think that.

    4. I could use better pants and shirts and, well better everything.

    5. When I started paying attention to the details, my close friends started paying attention to the details as well.

    6. I've enjoyed meeting some of the SF contributors socially!

    7. One is hard pressed to find a bad picture of Monica Bellucci

    8. I'm rethinking the DB option.

    9, A strange code now holds meaning: "BB, EG, DB, SB, OTC, AE, FAM, MTM, OTR"
     
  7. The Devil's Hands

    The Devil's Hands Senior member

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    3. That I just can't make a bow -tie happen, and I shouldn't re -think that.

    What's up with that? I wore a bow tie to a sports bar the other day and a few people got mad at me! This girl came up to me and told me if I asked her out wearing a bow tie, she'd tell me to take a hike.

    Her outfit was jeans and thermals. That's right. Her top was long johns. I told her that I was having trouble getting my head around the concept that I would ask her out.

    The owner of the bar, to whom I was talking before I was interrupted by this delightful little princess and her charming opinion on my bow tie, thought I looked sharp and referred to her as "white trash" in front of her face. He also gave me a free pizza.[​IMG]

    As far as what I learned on styleforum...

    - AEs at retail are a better deal than Armani at a thrift store

    - When I cross myself, I say APC, nudie, rag & bone; instead of father, son, holy ghost

    - That one day I will have a suit made in bottle green, and a topcoat made in plum, and if you don't like it, then to heck witcha.

    - While Germans love David Hasselhoff, they really like shell.

    - If you have lots of money, the best way to let everyone know is to commission a bespoke suit...From Kiton.

    - Artisan Fan loves him some Rolex

    - I love me some Hickey-Freeman
     
  8. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    That I have a bright future ahead of me.

    (in order to afford more shoes than aportnoy)
     
  9. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    - The words fatte a mano, sartoriale, canvassed, goodyear welt, blake constructed.

    - That there are a lot of very nice looking Japanese girls on the internet.

    - That Kenneth Cole is evil.

    - That Ralph Lauren's name is not really Ralph Lauren.

    - That $400 and up shoes are not really that expensive.

    - STP, Plal, Pediwear, Ben Silver, Sausages from Ebay, Polo discount codes...

    - The world is divided into Rolex owners and Rolex haters.

    - Wilson brother's girlfriends' mother wants to grab his dumplings.
     
  10. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    1. Friends don't let friends buy fused suits or plastic-soled shoes
    2. I-already-spent-too-much $$$$ can be a highly fluid concept
    3. Black suits are for cemetery managers
    4. Hand-made shoes means just that: one or more pairs of hands were involed in the making
    5. Sports watches aren't meant to be worn with suits
    6. Shoes retaling under $500 may not float my boat
    7. Loro Piana is cashmere
    8. Sellers must be required to bundle shoes with matching belts
    9. Word " Zegna " on the label may not mean squat
    10. Black oxfords which I'd consider wearing all seem to start @ $1000-plus
     
  11. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Most useful thing I've learned so far is that once you know how to read a shoemaker's model numbers, you can (sometimes) decipher which last the shoe was made on and anticipate how it will fit based on the fit of other shoes from the same last......which makes ordering online or in a store where they don't have the exact model you're looking for in your size that day much easier [​IMG]
     
  12. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Pretty much everything.

    1. bespoke is the only way to purchase shirts
    2. a suit or jacket should be canvassed or it's not worth purchasing
    3. shoes should be welted, and preferably brown
    4. eg 888. nuff said.
    5. my armani suit sucks.... and it's black, so doubly so. i haven't worn it in two years.
    6. attolini and borrelli are teh shizzle
    7. most fashion brands suck.
    8. most importantly, that I can find out just about anything on any topic by posting my questions here.
     
  13. epa

    epa Senior member

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    I have found sprezzatura to be a most useful word when justifying something in my clothing that does not appeal to a friend or colleague.
     
  14. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    1. STP isn't just for lubrication
    2. Brown is OK, even in town
    3. Jantzen
    4. My wife's Target tendencies can support my MTM cravings
    5. Strangers on the internet can be trusted
    6. Pocket squares are for dandies.
     
  15. The Happy Stroller

    The Happy Stroller Senior member

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    Poems such as "No brown in town", except that this doesn't apply in America because there are too many people from Naples living in America and because you only need a population count of one and a large signboard to call a place a city in America.[​IMG]

    The Sartorial Police really exist in SF, and will immediately charge those who are persistently overenthusiastic in sartorial matters with the offense of trolls trespassing in Sartorial Forum. But the Dark Force here is much, much less than elsewhere, thank goodness.[​IMG]

    SF has a very large population of hippies who are not keen on dressing like Mafiaso dons, as seen in films like Mobsters (1991), who prefer to live in NY.
     

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