Your Sartorial Evolution. Photos encouraged.

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  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    It wasn't too long ago that I didn't really care about clothing that much. For starters, I was pretty young (still am for some members of the fora), still in college, didn't have much money or knowledge of how to dress well. The best dressed person in my life was (and still is) my grandfather, only I never really "got" his style until recently. I worked jobs that required barely more than underwear only until I graduated college. There are myriad of excuses, but I almost feel saddened that I did not dress better from an earlier age. Sartorial Evolution happens for people at different times - mine just happened when I joined the forum. This forum has helped me ignite the sartorial fire that I knew lied somewhere in me, only I didn't really know how to express it, and didn't have the means to "find the goods" that I wanted to wear but could not afford. My Evolution, albeit quite short and abrupt thus far (I have much to learn and many things to try) looks something like this... December 2008 [​IMG] Needless to say, this is a horrifying use of a mock turtleneck sweater. The outfit is terrible, and just 3 months ago I thought this was "the shit." Note the lack of pocket square (I didn't own one [​IMG] ). Comments included, but were not limited to: "- the proportions are all wrong? Maybe the angle of shot or if it is your build then you may want to not contrast so much" "drizzt?" January 2009 [​IMG] Match-matchy square and tie, but other than that a vast improvement over the last image. Comments... "Do you use collar stays? Your collar looks to be out of control." Late Jan/early Feb 2009 [​IMG] A bit better use of the suit, I think. Comments... "Magnificent suit and tie!" "Great look. like the suit + tie and grateful not to see the "doucals"" February 2009 [​IMG] I am becoming more adventurous with colors, textures and am generally more open to try new things. Comments... "Nice texture on the jacket." "Love the tie...." "Wonderful texture going on here. The tie colour is a little too close to the jacket for my taste, but both are great pieces." "The coolest monochrome outfit I've seen in a long time!" And, finally, the most recent - March 2009 [​IMG] This is my own personal favorite look of all time for me. I think the colors are flattering, the arrangement is pretty nice, and everything seems to (to my eye) work together. Comments were generally quite positive. Please feel welcome to post your own Sartorial Evolution. [​IMG]
     


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    emmanuel Senior member

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    I really enjoyed that! Congrats on your transformation [​IMG]
     


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    Standard Toaster Senior member

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    Have you lost weight since the first picture?
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I really enjoyed that! Congrats on your transformation [​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]

    Have you lost weight since the first picture?

    Maybe just 5 pounds or so... not very significant.
     


  5. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I should note that I am wearing the same jacket in the first photo and the "monochrome" photo in Feb 2009. I had that shirt in my closet at the time the first photo was taken... I think this means that my sartorial brain was quite young when I put that coat on with that t-neck.
     


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    Where did you get the Cucinelli and how much did you pay?
     


  7. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Where did you get the Cucinelli and how much did you pay?

    A thrift store - it was under $10.
     


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    rioni Senior member

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    the lapels on that last coat are amazing
     


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    A thrift store - it was under $10.

    [​IMG] Boy, I hate you!
     


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    A thrift store - it was under $10.

    WTF?!? Why is it that some people get all the luck? I just found out that 1 person from Jersey won the Mega lottery of $212 mil last night.

    Yours is not as great but still. Did you have to alter it?
     


  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    the lapels on that last coat are amazing

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Boy, I hate you!

    We all get lucky sometimes... [​IMG]

    WTF?!? Why is it that some people get all the luck? I just found out that 1 person from Jersey won the Mega lottery of $212 mil last night.

    Yours is not as great but still. Did you have to alter it?


    I altered it for about $75 worth. Don't knock my luck! [​IMG]
     


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    Great idea, i'll be looking for some outfits to post.
     


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    Wait, you smell that?
    WTF?!? Why is it that some people get all the luck? I just found out that 1 person from Jersey won the Mega lottery of $212 mil last night.


    Shit! You mean it wasn't me? I bought two quick picks of hope and forgot to check the numbers last night. Guess I don't need to now.
     


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    Congratulations Mr. Moo. In the first picture you could be any bloke, its still better than some people you see out and about but not good.
    The final one looks like something I wouldn't be surprised to see in the covers of "Dressing the man" or similar for clean, smart refinement, very impressive.
     


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    that last jacket is just really superb
     


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