Figured it was time for a new thread to discuss everything fashion/style/trends.
I will try my hardest to make this the most information-packed OP ever and post links to any and all good fashion resources.
Without further ado, a couple of choice quotes regarding style, trends, and fashion:
"Fashions fade, style is eternal."
-Yves Saint Laurent
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
"Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.”
"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."
-Henry David Thoreau
+TheStyleBlogger :: A blog by "America’s Best Dressed Real Man". Fashion tips, answers to your questions, and all things men’s style.
+TheSartorialist :: Founder/blogger/photographer Scott Schuman began The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.
+SartoriallyInclined :: This is a blog. It is about men's clothes and style. Enjoy.
+TheOutfitters :: Following The Outfitters you can brouse celebrities' (and not) outfits and get suggestions for your personal style.
+Unabashedly Prep :: The history behind the Ivies, the gentlemanliness of it all...I want my style to subtly hint at that.
+LeatherSoul :: Leather Soul’s motto is, “From our soul to your sole.” We are the anti-department store shoe department. We are shoe-lovers first and foremost.
+Dappered.com :: Fashion is temporary and expensive. Style is timeless and affordable. Dappered helps you work the retail system so that you can be comfortable, look sharp, and save money.
+LookBook.nu :: The internet's largest source of fashion inspiration from real people around the world.
+AskMen Fashion :: Think of us as the better site for men. For millions of guys, we offer highly relevant advice they trust and share as their own.
+SeeJackShop :: Real style for every man.
+GetKempt :: Welcome to the wide world of Kempt. We will be keeping an eye on the interesting, scandalous, useful and cutting edge in the world of men’s style, fashion and grooming.
+PutThisOn :: A web series about dressing like a grown up.
+GiltMANual :: The Daily Guide To Permanent Style
+ValetStyle :: Valet is an independently-published lifestyle Web site delivering all the style and substance of a contemporary men's magazine without all those irritating subscription cards.
+Everlane :: At Everlane, we bring the boutique shopping experience online. Our curators — a group of designers, musicians and product innovators — have great taste and help select awesome products people want to buy.
- Here you'll find anything from Nike & Lee Jeans up to Nudie Jeans and Red Wing Shoes
- Awesome online discount retailer.
- You'll find anything from basic T-Shirts to Full-Blown All-Weather Jackets, to all types of shoes. Deep discounts.
- Highly Recommended.
- Men's Clothing (Trousers / Woven Shirts) and outerwear.
- $100-200 per item.
- Great T-Shirts, Outerwear, and Accessories.
- Ranges from $48 T-Shirts (3 for $99) up to ~$300-400 for jackets.
- Pretty pricey, but has nice shirts, jackets and denim. Sells APC and has a pretty good stock of them as well as KMW, Nudie, etc. Carries special Alden shoes, Canada Goose, Band of Outsiders, Wings + Horns, etc.
- -Expect to spend a lot.
- Great collared shirts and knits.
- $120-150 for shirts, they're very nice though. Great colors and patterns.
- Denim, denim, denim. Between these two you can definitely find whatever you're looking for.
- Nice outerwear, good for waterproof/windproof urbany apparel. (Not a combination of Urban Outfitters / American Apparel)
- Made from recycled materials and stuffs... you know.
- Somewhat pricey, probably ~200-250 for basic jackets, then goes on up from there.
+Old Men's Fashion Thread -----> CLICK!_____________________________________
+Reddit Men's Fashion Discussion Board
Who is Professor Badass?
Shaft meets Lex Luthor meets Doctor Who. That's who Professor Badass is.
In June 2010, Kevin Stewart had an interview with qu3stions.com about his work in the fashion industry.
In all seriousness, that's Kevin Stewart; fashion designer, style director for ESPN Magazine and co-owner of the Roger Charles New York design studio. So, the downside is that Professor Badass does little more than design pretty outfits for fancy boys. But the upside? This wasnt even a photo shoot; thats just how he rolls on an average day. Professor Badass? Shit, that's just Tuesday for Kevin Stewart.
The last question deals with the Professor Badass meme itself.
The following is Kevin Stewart’s reaction to it :
3Q: I usually only ask three questions, but I have one more for you: how do you feel about the “Professor Badass” meme, and the adulation that your own personal style has received as a result?
KS: Its funny that you’ve seen that photo. That was one moment many of my exploration of style. The beard I wore at the time had taken on a life of its own, and grew in salt and pepper. It made me look years older than I am. It just made sense to look that way at the time. I also had a thing for the civil war. It’s a long story. Dressing for me is fun – it is a part of me. If other people get what I’m doing, great. That’s always been my approach to dressing. “Professor Badass” will always be a part of me. It was very cool that I was given that name for that photo.
In the field of publishing I’ve had the liberty to try out different styles. Deep down I’m an updated-traditionalist. I believe in the tradition of looking good as a confident man.
Very much a W.I.P. I'll be adding site/blog descriptions as I have time and adding more and more resources. Always looking for more input and suggestions, so let me know! Also, please feel free to share your favorite sites/blogs/shops.