Random Fashion Questions: Advice for 36 year old who has lost his way!


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Razorlight123
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5086 posts since 13/1/10

9 May 2011 22:00
Check out www.lookbook.nu

You may pick up some things, but some things you won't be caught dead wearing. Do whatever you feel comfortable with, some people are more extravagant than others whilst others are more laidback.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

9 May 2011 22:01
yeah hello world and evers are on point..
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

9 May 2011 22:03
Many thanks everyone. Really appreciate all your help.

I am trying to thing of someone in the media that I think is well dressed and has a style I like, but I can't at the moment. Can someone give me names to google for a particular style. It won't be the Russel Brand look.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

9 May 2011 22:03
Noble Locks wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote:
schtoop wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: Good post mate. Im sure you wont get slated for it. Ill try and help a bit when im not hanging like i am now, cos im 2 years older than you. Im sure others like Evers, Russ, San, Nick, Seenmy, Jimm, CJD and Dee etc will get involved as well.
was waiting for that Laughing out loud

well im even older, i understand you dont wanna just give up, i look at the younger lot on ere, and on the streets, and just take things i like and will now suit me, keeping it quite classic(which has gone that way for awhile) for the last few years, less and less trainers and printed tees type clobber…
fucking hell dickie lad, i seriously didnt realise you was an oldie, thought you was about 25.
you are by far the oldest fuker then. get in.

25 in the head mate, body, not so much Smiling
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

9 May 2011 22:03
Lookbook is only good for 1 thing for people over 30 and that ain't clothing ideas.
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

9 May 2011 22:06
No superdry!
No t-shirts with logos (maybe something to do with being a dad)
No visible branding assign from ralph lauren small polo player
stay away from patterns at first
if you want to wear t-shirts just get solid colours with a vintage finish.

budget wise I guess you classify ralph lauren as expensive so will aim at that, unless you can get into a small / 14.5 in their shirts they will be too long untucked, you will find uniqlo oxfords fir you very well in a small, plus they are cheap at < £20

when you are happy with your look every one of those items can be upgraded for higher quality / more exclusive versions of the same thing eg Our legacy, Gitman brothers and others oxfords which are all £100+

I guess here prices under £100 are classified as budget or basics, 100 to 300 designer mid range and 300+ as top end for shirting for comparison.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

9 May 2011 22:08
http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/what_are_you_wearing_today_pics_only_0?page=1055

go back through this thread for a sample of what the hip young men are wearing…..just stay away from JLS type clobber and indie/skate/ skin tight jeans type stuff and you'll be ok, like i said above im older and dress like the boys posted above
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

9 May 2011 22:12
When I think of this I imagine "saturday morning kitchen" or "something for the weekend" presenters / guests. which I dont find to be an insult.

I have a work colleague in exactly the same situation, 37, can dress smart well for work, his casual was awful merrel shoe/trainers, bad fitting awfulwash jeans and vintage logo printed t-shirts, big collar weird pattern shirts, bad v-necks etc.

he went for the clothes above I described and looks much more cohesive, smarter and hardly spent any money really.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

9 May 2011 22:13
I am in the budget to low designer range. Money is an issue but I would say confidence is the main thing.

Taken me weeks to just register and make my first post!
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

9 May 2011 22:16
you dont have to spend big money, keep an eye on tkmaxx, and the tkmaxx thread in here, GAP for plain unbranded items, and uniqlo
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

9 May 2011 22:20
gap can have some great items for the money
MoB
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37338 posts since 31/8/04

9 May 2011 22:22
Check out Zara as well, starting to do some nice bits here and there and they cheap. You obviously get what you pay for though…..

They also have some good lookbooks and campaigns every month
http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category/uk/en/zara-S2011/60502/
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

9 May 2011 22:23
Just about spot on. I think Tim Lovejoy is well dressed most of the time.

I am like your work colleague, probably not as bad on the casual front, well I hope not.

Hello World wrote: When I think of this I imagine "saturday morning kitchen" or "something for the weekend" presenters / guests. which I dont find to be an insult.

I have a work colleague in exactly the same situation, 37, can dress smart well for work, his casual was awful merrel shoe/trainers, bad fitting awfulwash jeans and vintage logo printed t-shirts, big collar weird pattern shirts, bad v-necks etc.

he went for the clothes above I described and looks much more cohesive, smarter and hardly spent any money really.
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

9 May 2011 22:23
Fit is the most important thing, for your height uniqlo will be perfect, and it is cheap. once you get your size correct you can order quickly and easily from the internet.

Their jeans are far better fit and wash than any other designer high street stuff and are sub £40.

Brown / sand colour shoes work better with most chinos and jeans
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

9 May 2011 22:25
100% thought this was going to be a hilarious Mr X/Markus thread about Noble.
getyourmoodon
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234 posts since 16/4/10

9 May 2011 22:30
all great advice, but this bit of advice is equally important.








Don't use your real name on the internet





And allow the lyle and scott shirts
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

9 May 2011 22:36
I did think that, but I am honest and didn't want to feel like I was hiding behind a made up name.

Can I change my name now or is it to late?

Whats that about the lyle and scott shirts? I don't like them.


getyourmoodon wrote: all great advice, but this bit of advice is equally important.








Don't use your real name on the internet





And allow the lyle and scott shirts
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

9 May 2011 22:38
pm brad for name change mate.
Brad
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5025 posts since 20/6/01

9 May 2011 22:47
PM me for name change.

Nice response fukers Smiling
joe6886
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950 posts since 16/11/08

9 May 2011 22:57
Reiss lookbook is decent for smart casual ideas imo.