Category: News – Musings

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 […]

Why You Should Repair Your Clothing styleforum

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 […]

secret to wearing workwear

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 […]

how to enjoy your clothing styleforum

How to Enjoy your Clothing

I think that once you hit a certain point in your tenure as a veteran Styleforum Member, it becomes perversely easy to lose sight of what attracted you to clothing, style, and fashion in the first place. This is something I’ve noticed on all corners of the forum, […]

cm wife

A Day in the Life of a CM Wife

SCENE: Florence, Italy; famous menswear boutique. Alan’s head is buried inside a jacket, where he’s scrutinizing the lining and trying to decipher the inner tag. Apparently, the tag inside a man’s garment is the key to reveal whether a piece is worth the price or not. Just from […]