Really appreciate what you're doing with your blog. I'm probably close to you in age, on a fixed budget, trying to up my solid style game -- sticking with basics, building the wardrobe slowly, etc. I've haven't made any great progress with shoes, though. For the summer I've got boat shoes, but now that fall is here I still have some old half-sneaker, half-something else brown leather Sketchers shoes. Suggestions for casual options? Chukkas? Thanks for your help!
My Man, on behalf of every guy who enjoys learning how to properly dress, we thank you and all the #menswear society for all the time, effort, and sometimes patience you put into helping us without any economical interest. Seriously, thanks. Quick question. For that only white shirt i'll need. Brooks Brother's. Non-Iron or Dress Shirt? Point Collar or Ainsley? Thanks!
@ PTO's list - in Chicago, I may apply this one to "going out on the town" but I wear a shirt & tie sans jacket to work all the time. In fact, most of the Loop does as well. That'd be the only one on that list I'd disagree with. The rest are spot on - in fact, had to laugh at a few that I would consider no-brainers but are surprised people have to still be told of them.
“Americans have grown too accustomed to being comfortable. I find a different kind of comfort when I know I look good.” ~ Tom Ford
Tom Ford tells it as it is. Guys all the time won’t buy the proper fitting suit because it doesn’t feel like a t-shirt or a hoodie, so they buy two sizes too big. They just don’t get it.
I’ll admit that whole “buy it baggy, because that’s how I wear everything else” was my philosophy (er… mentality) before I got set straight on what actually looks good. This stuff should be taught in school. Maybe home ec?