The Glorious Flannel Suit

I was eighteen when I saw a flannel suit for the first time, in a $.99 thrift store in a mini mall in Escondido. It was a double-breasted grey-blue, with a cobalt and ice overcheck.  I was both awestruck and enamored: the fabric was soft, like my favorite […]

Member Focus: Cotton Dockers

Another across-the-board Styleforum participant, @Cotton Dockers regularly shares outfits that run the spectrum from CM to SW&D and everything in between. His style is relaxed but put together, and he’s come up with a look that’s both consistent and all his own. Having a longtime interest in clothing never […]

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Why You Should Repair Your Clothing

It’s easy to get caught up in the cycle. You see something on Styleforum (or anywhere else), you think “I must have that, this purchase will make my life complete,” and not long after you’ve bought it there’s another must-have on the horizon. Eventually, you have more clothing in […]

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The Secret to Wearing Workwear

Not many clothes can truthfully claim humble beginnings.  The clichéd axiom “dress for the job you want” advocates climbing the sartorial ladder to echelons of the socially elite and powerful.  Tastemakers historically have taken queues from the aristocracy, presenting their livery as the pinnacle of style toward which […]