Random Style Thoughts

Twats who confuse paid product placements with style choices. The reason the sleeves are so short on that film Tom Ford suit you are copying is that the Omega lawyers drew-up a contract and then paid a shit tonne of money to have their watch on display. Not because anyone thought it actually looked good, but here you are aping that shit for free like a total mug:

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As I looked at the pile of assorted menswear on the floor, I had the fleeting thought that the dungeon of dark disease had opened a pop-up annex up in my crib. But, it fleeted quickly because it was everything that I need to shift because I'll never wear it again where I'm going.

Do I put it all in Goodwill/Sally Ann/Value Village donation boxes to have the best dressed trash in town? or to haul it with me and sell to budding i-Gents. I'm thinking donate the clothing and accessories and flog the shoes. Dunno. I'm leaving tomorrow so I have time to think when I return to do the final pack up.

I'll keep my DB suits and some odd jackets, which will only be worn for special occasions. Even the tweedy prof look is too formal for this frontier community. Just as urban corporate has its dress codes, so does a place like this. A suit or odd jacket means I am from south and will be returning south shortly. I was CEO of a health and social services authority in the arctic. Hospital and everything. Wore merino wool mock or turtleneck jumpers, wool trousers and crappy shoes.

Monks, Polo coats, oxfords, and seven-folds are no longer relevant. SWD, workwear, and Gorpcore are. Bye, bye St. Crispin's, Gravati, Vass U-last and other non-butch lasts. Hello Ironheart, 3Sixteen, the Flat Head.

Bespoke? See ya, Giovanni. MTM, MTO? Sleeping bags, parkas and shearling chelseas.
 
Funnily enough, I am in somewhat of a similar predicament. Though, on a less scale.

80% of my wardrobe will also be unusable (mostly i-gent). It is a quandary indeed.

I imagine belinmad belinmad had some challenges in migrating to sunnier (mountainous??)Italian climes from grim Blighty.
 
Funnily enough, I am in somewhat of a similar predicament. Though, on a less scale.

80% of my wardrobe will also be unusable (mostly i-gent). It is a quandary indeed.

I imagine belinmad belinmad had some challenges in migrating to sunnier (mountainous??)Italian climes from grim Blighty.

Haven’t moved yet, but this post made me think hard about it. I can’t believe 80%+ of my wardrobe will become permanently useless once I do. Makes me want to cry
 
This all might have some vague interest if the poster hasn’t just assumed that we all know exactly what he’s on about.
 
As I looked at the pile of assorted menswear on the floor, I had the fleeting thought that the dungeon of dark disease had opened a pop-up annex up in my crib. But, it fleeted quickly because it was everything that I need to shift because I'll never wear it again where I'm going.

Do I put it all in Goodwill/Sally Ann/Value Village donation boxes to have the best dressed trash in town? or to haul it with me and sell to budding i-Gents. I'm thinking donate the clothing and accessories and flog the shoes. Dunno. I'm leaving tomorrow so I have time to think when I return to do the final pack up.

I'll keep my DB suits and some odd jackets, which will only be worn for special occasions. Even the tweedy prof look is too formal for this frontier community. Just as urban corporate has its dress codes, so does a place like this. A suit or odd jacket means I am from south and will be returning south shortly. I was CEO of a health and social services authority in the arctic. Hospital and everything. Wore merino wool mock or turtleneck jumpers, wool trousers and crappy shoes.

Monks, Polo coats, oxfords, and seven-folds are no longer relevant. SWD, workwear, and Gorpcore are. Bye, bye St. Crispin's, Gravati, Vass U-last and other non-butch lasts. Hello Ironheart, 3Sixteen, the Flat Head.

Bespoke? See ya, Giovanni. MTM, MTO? Sleeping bags, parkas and shearling chelseas.
As Dylan says - things have changed. I have to do a lot more Kondo-ing.

I'm already down to 6 suits from 13 and similar with sport jackets.

Like a cosplaying iGentt I have to manufacture occasions to wear a suit a tie - so bugger all wearing each year.

Haven't worn the uniform of navy jacket, grey wool flannel trousers, leather shoes and tie for over a year or more.


I have 20 + pair of leather Goodyear shoes in boxes with shoe trees that never see the light of day.

 
I've always said people who work in remote locations are 3M: missionaries, mercenaries and/or misfits. So, accordingly, I facilitated a permanent transfer of my current gig from the city to the heart of the boreal forest for more pay and free housing until I decide to retire.

Not even a bit sentimental of leaving the ranch. I found the remaining beasties homes last fall and it was the first time in 20 years not stacking hay bales, and I loved it.

I think a wardrobe pivot is in order.
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This all might have some vague interest if the poster hasn’t just assumed that we all know exactly what he’s on about.

Sometimes ya gotta venture outside of the menswear subfora.
 
1. Taupe is the most abused description in menswear. Anything from cream, beige, brown, grey to a warm charcoal gets called taupe.

2. Mads Mikkelsen makes Zegna look cool af, in their new summer campaign!
 

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