Fashion blog?

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    Aug 25, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
    I'm thinking of starting a blog (or maybe a vlog) for men's fashion tips and stuff.
    If you were interested in reading a men's fashion blog, what sort of advice would you be interested in? What questions would you like answered?

    Other than advice I would probably post about menswear fashion shows and colour & wardrobe trends for the season.


    Also, I know I've mentioned that I get lots of nice clothes from thrift stores before so I put together a video of just a few items that I've found.

    If anybody cares I can make a second video with some more items I've found.

    oh yeah and please excuse the fact that most of my clothes aren't ironed. I live in college residence and don't have an iron.
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    The problem with me is the sizes.... I'm small, and even small in some brands are huge for me icon_evil.gif

    I will try to go once in a while to VV, my ex used to find some pretty cool stuff there for him and for me, he was the one with the patience for the clothes-hunt....
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
    Seems like a good idea. You do have a great sense of fashion., I like to see and read about affordable alternatives that are in style but won't break your budget.

    This reminds me, I want to get a Brioni suit. What do you think? any other designers to consider?
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:59 AM GMT
    ESCESV saidThis reminds me, I want to get a Brioni suit. What do you think? any other designers to consider?
    Sorry, I have no idea. icon_sad.gif
    I haven't had experience with the executive fashion, I know some high fashion designers and mostly know ready-to-wear retailers.
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    Aug 25, 2011 11:26 AM GMT
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    ESCESV saidThis reminds me, I want to get a Brioni suit. What do you think? any other designers to consider?
    Sorry, I have no idea. icon_sad.gif
    I haven't had experience with the executive fashion, I know some high fashion designers and mostly know ready-to-wear retailers.




    I have some ideas for executive fashion!

    Brioni suits are quite expensive...And when I mean expensive, I mean $$$$

    First off ESCESV what type of suit and style are you going for...More importantly..What is your Budget.

    Anduru, I can be more than happy to assist you with info if you haven't in fact IGNORED my previous msgs.
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    Aug 25, 2011 11:31 AM GMT
    Celcious69 saidThe problem with me is the sizes.... I'm small, and even small in some brands are huge for me icon_evil.gif

    I will try to go once in a while to VV, my ex used to find some pretty cool stuff there for him and for me, he was the one with the patience for the clothes-hunt....


    The best way to figure out a size for you is to first look at the width of your shoulders. The best fit starts off from there.
    Also measure your basic body proportion and use it as frame of reference when u go out clothes shopping.
    Another idea is to use your favorite clothing as a fit reference but different companies use different/modified size specs to tailor their market
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    Aug 25, 2011 11:46 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidAnduru, I can be more than happy to assist you with info if you haven't in fact IGNORED my previous msgs.
    oops lol i forgot about those
    i was like "omg so much writing in the early hours of the morning i'll read these later" and then of course as always forgot to read them later.

    imma check dem now
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    Aug 25, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    If you were interested in reading a men's fashion blog, what sort of advice would you be interested in? What questions would you like answered?


    Dear Anduru,

    What should I wear to make a man of my choice fall for me and do my every bidding? icon_twisted.gif

    Sincerely

    ArtsyRunner

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    Aug 25, 2011 11:56 AM GMT
    ArtsyRunner saidDear Anduru,

    What should I wear to make a man of my choice fall for me and do my every bidding? icon_twisted.gif

    Sincerely

    ArtsyRunner
    First, consider your best assets. What part of your body do you get the most compliments on?
    Then dress appropriately to draw attention to those assets.

    For instance - do you have a great ass? Wear jeans with a snug fit around the rear to let that booty pop.
    Handsome face? Draw attention to it by wearing something simple that doesn't distract from your face.
    Awesome arms? Try to wear short sleeves when you know you'll be around them.

    Personally, guys that I'm interested in usually go crazy over the amount of chest/belly hair that I have. I also have a great ass, but nothing else about my body is particularly spectacular.
    My outfit for success on dates is a v-neck tee with a casual blazer, skinny jeans, and nice simple shoes.
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:01 PM GMT
    Fivealive said
    Anduru said
    ESCESV saidThis reminds me, I want to get a Brioni suit. What do you think? any other designers to consider?
    Sorry, I have no idea. icon_sad.gif
    I haven't had experience with the executive fashion, I know some high fashion designers and mostly know ready-to-wear retailers.




    I have some ideas for executive fashion!

    Brioni suits are quite expensive...And when I mean expensive, I mean $$$$

    First off ESCESV what type of suit and style are you going for...More importantly..What is your Budget.

    Anduru, I can be more than happy to assist you with info if you haven't in fact IGNORED my previous msgs.


    I know about their price. I went to Neiman Marcus and the sales associate was introducing me to them and none were under $6K I'm trying to find some feedback about them. Seeing if they're worth that price. I want something for a special occasion that can be use for multiple occasions and is not to executive. I don't own a suit and one of my friends said that If I ever get a suit might just be a Brioni suit.

    From what he said, these Brioni suits are top notch followed by Kiton and Canali. I don't know. I had a budget in mind of nothing over $2K since I'm not familiar with this.
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:02 PM GMT
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    ArtsyRunner saidDear Anduru,

    What should I wear to make a man of my choice fall for me and do my every bidding? icon_twisted.gif

    Sincerely

    ArtsyRunner
    First, consider your best assets. What part of your body do you get the most compliments on?
    Then dress appropriately to draw attention to those assets.

    For instance - do you have a great ass? Wear jeans with a snug fit around the rear to let that booty pop.
    Handsome face? Draw attention to it by wearing something simple that doesn't distract from your face.
    Awesome arms? Try to wear short sleeves when you know you'll be around them.

    Personally, guys that I'm interested in usually go crazy over the amount of chest/belly hair that I have. I also have a great ass, but nothing else about my body is particularly spectacular.
    My outfit for success on dates is a v-neck tee with a casual blazer, skinny jeans, and nice simple shoes.


    +1
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:04 PM GMT
    15 buck says you can forgo a shirt and buy an iron... not essential for your vid, but you surely don't go out wearing the clothes un-ironed or are you borrowing one from a friend?
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    ESCESV saidI know about their price. I went to Neiman Marcus and the sales associate was introducing me to them and none were under $6K I'm trying to find some feedback about them. Seeing if they're worth that price. I want something for a special occasion that can be use for multiple occasions and is not to executive. I don't own a suit and one of my friends said that If I ever get a suit might just be a Brioni suit.

    From what he said, these Brioni suits are top notch followed by Kiton and Canali. I don't know. I had a budget in mind of nothing over $2K since I'm not familiar with this.
    If I had that much to spend on something I'd probably go for this (on the right):
    6a00d8341c630a53ef014e5f29b3a2970c-800wi

    ...but that's just me. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
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    ESCESV saidI know about their price. I went to Neiman Marcus and the sales associate was introducing me to them and none were under $6K I'm trying to find some feedback about them. Seeing if they're worth that price. I want something for a special occasion that can be use for multiple occasions and is not to executive. I don't own a suit and one of my friends said that If I ever get a suit might just be a Brioni suit.

    From what he said, these Brioni suits are top notch followed by Kiton and Canali. I don't know. I had a budget in mind of nothing over $2K since I'm not familiar with this.
    If I had that much to spend on something I'd probably go for this (on the right):
    6a00d8341c630a53ef014e5f29b3a2970c-800wi

    ...but that's just me. icon_lol.gif


    Are the pants made of velour?
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    Anduru saidFirst, consider your best assets. What part of your body do you get the most compliments on?
    Then dress appropriately to draw attention to those assets.

    For instance - do you have a great ass? Wear jeans with a snug fit around the rear to let that booty pop.
    Handsome face? Draw attention to it by wearing something simple that doesn't distract from your face.
    Awesome arms? Try to wear short sleeves when you know you'll be around them.

    Personally, guys that I'm interested in usually go crazy over the amount of chest/belly hair that I have. I also have a great ass, but nothing else about my body is particularly spectacular.
    My outfit for success on dates is a v-neck tee with a casual blazer, skinny jeans, and nice simple shoes.


    Thanks for the great fashion advice^ - though I was actually wondering just then along the lines of THIS kind of male submission:

    van2.jpg

    I have a very small physique when it comes to finding a blazer, let alone trying to find one ready-made that isn't too loose around the shoulder and inner arm areas (tailoring costs too much in Australia imo). Could you recommend me a few fashion houses asides from Zara (urgh . . . ) that specialises in extra small? Example pics would be of great help in making me decide, thnx
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:12 PM GMT
    ESCESV saidAre the pants made of velour?
    I'm not sure but I would mostly only want the Blazer. I don't think the designer did a very good job of choosing the right shoes and bowtie for the outfit.
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
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    ESCESV saidAre the pants made of velour?
    I'm not sure but I would mostly only want the Blazer. I don't think the designer did a very good job of choosing the right shoes and bowtie for the outfit.


    I like the green one for some reason. And yes I agree about the shoes.
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:14 PM GMT
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    ESCESV saidAre the pants made of velour?
    I'm not sure but I would mostly only want the Blazer. I don't think the designer did a very good job of choosing the right shoes and bowtie for the outfit.


    i'm thankful that you qualified this statement... and now agree!
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    ArtsyRunner saidThanks for the great fashion advice^ - though I was actually wondering just then along the lines of THIS kind of male submission:

    [fetish gear]

    I have a very small physique when it comes to finding a blazer, let alone trying to find one ready-made that isn't too loose around the shoulder and inner arm areas (tailoring costs too much in Australia imo). Could you recommend me a few fashion houses asides from Zara (urgh . . . ) that specialises in extra small? Example pics would be of great help in making me decide, thnx
    http://slickitup.com/ for the submission.

    That's a tough one because I don't live in Australia. Le Chateau is good for suits but it's a Canadian company, H&M is good if you have one near you, Topman is also good again if there's one near you.

    Maybe you could ask cold, he's the Australian fashion guru.
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
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    I know about their price. I went to Neiman Marcus and the sales associate was introducing me to them and none were under $6K I'm trying to find some feedback about them. Seeing if they're worth that price. I want something for a special occasion that can be use for multiple occasions and is not to executive. I don't own a suit and one of my friends said that If I ever get a suit might just be a Brioni suit.

    From what he said, these Brioni suits are top notch followed by Kiton and Canali. I don't know. I had a budget in mind of nothing over $2K since I'm not familiar with this.


    Ok. My dad owns two suits from Canali and what I generally get the consensus is that mid to dark grey suits are best all round because the top jacket can also be used with jeans. For further mileage buy your self a three piece suit.

    If you really want to go baby steps then buy a dark navy suit but I'd recommend.

    For the lining....If you really want to be bold and have an eye for it , try solid color that contrasts against the grey.... Otherwise ox blood red is beautiful with dark greys.
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    Aug 25, 2011 1:08 PM GMT
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    ESCESV said
    I know about their price. I went to Neiman Marcus and the sales associate was introducing me to them and none were under $6K I'm trying to find some feedback about them. Seeing if they're worth that price. I want something for a special occasion that can be use for multiple occasions and is not to executive. I don't own a suit and one of my friends said that If I ever get a suit might just be a Brioni suit.

    From what he said, these Brioni suits are top notch followed by Kiton and Canali. I don't know. I had a budget in mind of nothing over $2K since I'm not familiar with this.


    Ok. My dad owns two suits from Canali and what I generally get the consensus is that mid to dark grey suits are best all round because the top jacket can also be used with jeans. For further mileage buy your self a three piece suit.

    If you really want to go baby steps then buy a dark navy suit but I'd recommend.

    For the lining....If you really want to be bold and have an eye for it , try solid color that contrasts against the grey.... Otherwise ox blood red is beautiful with dark greys.


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    Aug 25, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Remember for tailoring.. Your suit needs to fitted at all the right spots for you to really look smart.

    Shoulders width should be max two , three mm off the your actually shoulder width otherwise you will look too 'small for the fit'

    Remember if you have smaller waist than your chest. make sure the suit is NOT close to the body contour , but lightly skim off. You are wearing a shirt in the obvious case, so the look will make you more solid. The lapels should come off strong..

    Here's a video link below to help you understand your body size. Just wait till the video loads and your body type will be shown.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20230063/ns/today-style/t/suit-your-shape-best-styles-sizes-men/
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    Aug 25, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    Thank you so much!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    I would suggest a series of posts devoted to proper fit for various body types. For example, the fit of jean that works best for a man based on height.
    Or, what type of t-shirt to buy based on upper body build.
    Details, before its latest revamp, maybe even two revamps ago, used to have a column that addressed these sorts of issues.
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    YAY FASHION BLOGS!!! LOVE ET!!! icon_cool.gif