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


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FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

10 May 2011 13:43
robii wrote:
FLG wrote: Agree with the get the basics right first mentality but do not understand the Uniqlo love on here.
Would much rather spend double the money on denim and get 4X better quality

Not much use if you don't say what brands you're talking about

Edwin, Nudie, Levis, APC. Even Diesel and Lee(101) which will always have the same fits season after season
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

10 May 2011 13:56
FLG wrote:
robii wrote:
FLG wrote: Agree with the get the basics right first mentality but do not understand the Uniqlo love on here.
Would much rather spend double the money on denim and get 4X better quality

Not much use if you don't say what brands you're talking about

Edwin, Nudie, Levis, APC. Even Diesel and Lee(101) which will always have the same fits season after season

Problem is there are probably 50+ different fits across all those brands whereas Uniqlo has only a handful. I'm not saying Uniqo is great but makes it easy to pick just one high street brand
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

10 May 2011 14:04
It wasnt a serious request for help btw, I was just mimicking that guy that chimed in asking for help. the facts were serious unfortunately. but I have job getting steez relatively under control thanks. when I hit 30 I finally stopped giving a fuck what society thinks of an over 30 year old wearing streetwear and just wear what I want in my own time. it does get some negative attention (particularly from the cops) though in my conservative town, but thats my choice. rather live free than conform and fall in line.
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

10 May 2011 14:46
robii wrote: Problem is there are probably 50+ different fits across all those brands whereas Uniqlo has only a handful. I'm not saying Uniqo is great but makes it easy to pick just one high street brand

I didn't mean try them all. Pick one that fits and stick to it.
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

10 May 2011 15:09
MLI wrote: Individuality…completely prescribed by Hello World… Puzzled My 2 cents is to stay away from desert boots, they are so played out right now. they're even in the mid range department stores in Australia now.. Eek go for a different classic instead like japanese market redwings or something. I basically actually agree with HW and others tho, the key is a couple of really good pairs of shoes and a good watch, the rest should be basic and plain staples. the watch and shoes should be classic and basic as well.

If everyone else in your social group is wearing head to foot superdry, topman or other UK wide highstreet, wearing an oxford shirt is a big expression of indivudal dressing. The person who asked for help was just an ordinary guy (not an insult), not someone who has spent 10 years reading about fashion trends and the latest hype brands. Redwings means nothing to them so the expense is not justified.

Otherwise I wuld have just said get a few grand and go to the basement of DSM.

Hence the advice was for how to just smarten up and have that standard well dressed late 30's look which I gave an example of an was agreed upon.

The stlyes on here are all extremely narrow focused with brands and expenditure that people with other commitments cannot justify and would not necessary have the confidence to wear in their social group due to differences in style.

Milspex I do think you dress very well and obviously spend a considerable ammount of time thinking about and sourcing items, but you have to considered that you have to adapt and own clothing that is suitable for all social occasions. Hence you ahve your main casual look, then you step up to a "clapton" for smart casual or casual office work, a blazer or a jacket or something for fancy resturants or other requirements, A suit is required for most people for work as well.

Not many people get to wear exactly what they want every day for all ocassions, so socially appropriate attire is always required.

Generally your wife or girlfriend will have some input into forcing these issues if you turn up to a dinner party dressed like a vietnam vet when it was more smart casual affair.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

10 May 2011 16:35
Hello World wrote:
MLI wrote: Generally your wife or girlfriend will have some input into forcing these issues if you turn up to a dinner party dressed like a vietnam vet when it was more smart casual affair.


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Oasisunit
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5176 posts since 8/5/03

10 May 2011 16:57
FrIEND wrote: Lookbook is only good for 1 thing for people over 30 and that ain't clothing ideas.
Laughing out loud i'd say lookbook is more for under 20 scenesters
Peregrine
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1013 posts since 17/6/09

10 May 2011 17:56
Dickie Greenleaf wrote:
Hello World wrote:
MLI wrote: Generally your wife or girlfriend will have some input into forcing these issues if you turn up to a dinner party dressed like a vietnam vet when it was more smart casual affair.


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G Dog
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601 posts since 2/8/05

10 May 2011 18:26
Brave post. I had confidence issues too (and was broke before). Also made the transition from trendy to clean classic styles as I've gotten older. I'm a fan of Uniqlo too as is great for budget. One thing that helped me apart from this website is getting the odd Mens Health, Esquire and sometimes GQ magazines. Got some great grooming and style tips for my age bracket.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

10 May 2011 19:18
I am appreciate all the positive responses, especially the advice from Hello World.

I do not see myself as one of those poorly dressed people who still dress like they are a teen or the bloke who was obviously dressed by his lady or mother. I merely feel a bit invisible and that a change is needed, the clothes I have are samey and bland. The large volumes of different brands and cuts blow me away and it prevented me from trying something as I was scared of looking a twat. So I asked for help.

Maybe I should buy a few items and then post a picture.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

10 May 2011 19:22
there you go, get them fit pics up!! Smiling
freshflow
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2723 posts since 9/6/09

10 May 2011 19:24
I think post a picture now mate and then people can offer constructive advice based on what you wear now. It may be that a certain cut of clothing does not suit you so people could offer alternatives. Just got to bite the bullet and get a pic up.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

10 May 2011 19:38
I see if I can find one, probably won't be to recent.

I got into a habit of wearing V neck jumpers with T-shirt underneath but I hate that look, I see so many men about my age wearing that and they look like they have just been dressed by the mrs after a shopping trip to next.

Is Crew neck better than V Neck these days?
zoom
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6823 posts since 22/7/05

10 May 2011 19:40
You got an iphone? If so just take a snap on that, download the photobucket app and you can literally upload a picture within 10 seconds.
TheConductor
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4306 posts since 17/11/09

10 May 2011 19:44
The crew neck seems to be in more than the v neck, but both are classics and it depends on how you wear them and the brand. You'll look 100 times better in a well fitted crew neck from Uniqlo or if you want to spend a bit more dollar head to A.P.C., than you would in a crew neck from Next.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

10 May 2011 19:50
One of my last purchases was these boots earlier in the year. No good now it is getting warmer.
http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-shop/188297-hugo-boss-mellow-shearling-boot

Been out of work as I was a contractor in the city but now secured a perm role so I can buy a few items again.

FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

10 May 2011 19:53
zoom wrote: You got an iphone? If so just take a snap on that, download the photobucket app and you can literally upload a picture within 10 seconds.

Well I did not know that!!
zoom
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6823 posts since 22/7/05

10 May 2011 19:58
FrIEND wrote:
zoom wrote: You got an iphone? If so just take a snap on that, download the photobucket app and you can literally upload a picture within 10 seconds.

Well I did not know that!!

Glad i could help bro

samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

10 May 2011 20:54
Pre make over Smiling


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DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

10 May 2011 21:03
nothing wrong in that