"What I've Learned" - SF Edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by idfnl, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I've always enjoyed Eqsuire's monthly page titled 'What I've Learned' so I thought I'd start a SF edition.

    Since the bros here in MC tend to be the most senior members (also in age) it seemed the appropriate place.

    I'll kick it off...

    Always dress to the job you want promotion into, not the job you have now
     


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    Hermes doesn't sell a green breast wallet
     


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    While patterns, peaked lapels, small or overly large lapels and other quirky elements add an interesting touch to menswear, most people will respond more favorably to darker solids and traditionally accepted cuts.
     


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    My natural waist is above my navel...
     


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    I've learned that SF is a great place to build a foundation for wardrobe ideas and should be used to create ones' own style.
     


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    - Start off slow and easy, don't try to build a new woredrobe in a few weeks
    - Learn how fit works and how to fit clothing on you
    - Learn how to take care of your clothing and accessories so they look their best
     


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    Only buy something if you can hear a Nina Simone song in it.
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    Don't eat the yellow snow...

    Eat the yellow snow.

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    I regret 90% of impulse purchases.

    Simple is usually better. Best to save for ~10-15 bespoke shirts and ~3-5 pairs of high quality shoes rather than buying a bunch of OTR shit on ebay or used shoes.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Isn't this thread pretty much the same thing as the insights and reflections thread?
     


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    I regret 90% of impulse purchases.

    Simple is usually better. Best to save for ~10-15 bespoke shirts and ~3-5 pairs of high quality shoes rather than buying a bunch of OTR shit on ebay or used shoes.


    Agree 100%. Actually a SA advised me once to walk away and if I kept thinking about it after a few days to go back and buy it. Never did go back. He was a good man.
     


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    Metlin Senior member

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    While patterns, peaked lapels, small or overly large lapels and other quirky elements add an interesting touch to menswear, most people will respond more favorably to darker solids and traditionally accepted cuts.
    +1000000. I will also say that as I've gotten older, my tastes have turned more conservative (surprise) and SF has certainly helped along. I now prefer solids and outfits that aren't particularly "bold". I've moved away from patterns and into what most would consider boring and plain (gray, white, blue, navy, tweed). I also hesitate to use my bolder ties and pocket squares, and find myself reaching for the simple ones more and more. I have also moved away from quantity and into quality. I gave away a ton of outfits this past year that I'd have considered favorites just 5 years ago.
     


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