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We report on menswear trends and industry going-ons, and opine on any number of related topics, about which we may know a lot, or sometimes, only a little. Not unlike your irl happy hour, but edited to be more informative and entertaining.

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Seersucker Shopping List – Summer 2019

There are no doubts that seersucker is this summer’s hottest trend in classic menswear; whether it’s a full suit, a sport coat, or even a pair of shorts, everyone seems to be sporting this Southern classic.
Here’s a selection of some of the best seersucker items available online – and guess what? – most of them are currently on sale!
Additionally, we are celebrating #SeersuckerWeek on Instagram, where you can win $200 to spend on ANY Styleforum affiliate shop (which means you can use it towards many of the items featured here). Hurry, the contest ends Sunday, July 14th at midnight PST!

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Styleforum All New Buy&Sell forum – FAQs

You might have noticed the Buy&Sell section of the forum has changed as well.
We were able to improve the navigation of the forum by adding categories and filters that will help you browse the classifieds.

HOW DO I CREATE A LISTING (CLASSIFIED)?

Click on the “Add Classified” button on the top right corner of the page. Fill in the information and upload the pictures in the description box.

IMPORTANT: In order for the listing to show up properly on the Buy&Sell home page, you’ll need to upload a Cover Image.
You can do so after clicking “Save” once you’ve filled in the information on the page.
You will see your listed item and you will have the option to add a cover image using the button placed on the top right corner:

After uploading your cover image, your classified will appear on the home page of the Buy&Sell forum. If you do not upload a cover image, your listing will not feature any image.

HOW DO I EDIT A CLASSIFIED?

You can edit a classified by clicking on the “Edit” button that appears on the top right corner of the classified page:

Styleforum Upgrade – FAQs

You may have noticed that we recently had a little makeover. We upgraded to a better and more intuitive interface that will hopefully make your experience on Styleforum even better and more satisfying.

Here is a list of FAQs: please read them before contacting an admin with any questions you might have regarding the update.

If you do have questions that are not addressed below, please send us an email at Styleforum.net@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to reply in a timely manner (but please excuse any delays – we are working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible!)

Please note that we’ve been working through some minor technical issues (notably email notifications and native notifications) so please keep that in mind and bear with us as we fix these.

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Boxing Day 2018 Menswear Sales

119 Corbò  – Boxing Day | Sale Up To 50% Off

1stdibs Save 25% on first purchase with code SHOP25

A Kind of Guise – Sale

Al Duca D’Aosta – end of year sale

Allen Edmonds – shop clearance up to 50% off

Amazon – Amazon Fashion deals

Archive SF  – Second Markdown 50% to 60% Off!

ASOS – up to 60% off big brands

Banana Republic – extra 60% off sale items

Barney’s – Designer sale up to 60% off

Bloomingdale’s – After Christmas sale up to 75% off a selection

Blue and cream – use code: FESTIVE for 10% off sitewide

Bluefly – up to 80% off + free shipping

Brooks Brothers –  Up to 40% off with an extra 15% off December 25-27.

Carharrt – Sale up to 30% off starts now.

Club Monaco – Up to 70% off sale styles

East Dane – Up to 70% off

Drake’s – sale at 30%

eBay  – New Year’s Day sales for the new you

END.  – Sale up to 60% off

Farfetch – sale up to 70% off now.

Frances May – BOXING DAY SALE | UP TO 50% OFF

fwrd – up to 65% off

Gilt – Up to 70% off menswear

Haven Shop – reductions up to 30% off

Iron Heartworldwide sale up to 15% off.

J. Crew – 50% off sale with code BIGGERSALE

La Garçonne –enjoy an additional 20% off all sale items with code 99LGNY20

Levi’s – New items added to sale

Luisaviaroma – Insert code XMAS for 20% off your order. 

Matches Fashion – new designers added to sale up to 50% off

Miloh Shop – Styleforum exclusive early sale 15% off with promo code: BOXING15

Mohawk Gneral Store – 30% OFF

Mr Porter – Winter sale up to 50% off

Need Supply Take $20 Off Online Gift Cards of $100+ And take 20% off with code GETALITTLE

Neighbour extra 20% off with checkout code: BOXING20

Neiman Marcus – new items added to sale

Neiman Marcus Last Call – 30-80% off everything

Nike – 25% off sale items with code SAVE25

Nordstrom – Half-year sale up to 50% off

Nordstrom Rack – up to 75% off with extra 25% off clearance items

Oki-Ni further reductions and more brands added to our winter sale – up to 50% off

Revolve – SALE up to 65% off!

Rooney Shop– Boxing Day SALE ! Up to 50% OFF AW18 Collections

Sartoriale – Extra 25% OFF 3 Days Only! use code CHRISTMAS

Saks Fifth Avenue – designer sale up to 70% off

Saks Off Fifth: extra 40% off with code MERRY

Slam Jam Socialism – get up to 15% off. Use code BOXING15 at checkout

Suspension point –extra 30-40% off

SSENSE – new items added to sale

Superdenim – Winter Sale Now On

The Great Divide  – UP TO 50% OFF ONLINE.

The Next Door – Winter Pre-sale

The RealReal – sale up to 70% off and an additional 20% off with code REAL

The Rake – up to 50% off

Taylor Stitch – Year End Sale — Save Up To 30% + $20 Credit Starting Now

Totokaelo FINAL SALE: Up to 70% off

Trunk Clothiers – 30% OFF

Uncle Otis  – Up to 60% off for Boxing Day

Unionmade – UP TO 40% OFF

Urban Outfitters – 40% off sale items

YOOX – up to 90% off

How To Smell Fabulous For The Holidays

Despondent, inconsolable, and thoroughly litigated, when last we met not even Mouton Rothschild and locker room photos of the Brazilian national soccer team sufficed to drive off the spleen. 

But that is all in the past: triumphant and rejuvenated, I again face the world and your travails. How have you spent the last few weeks? I envision package tours from an online travel retailer, complete with meal vouchers and a chardonnay whose top unscrews.

I am freshly returned from Ibiza and the annual conference of the Lytton Society, an ancient and proud membership devoted to the study of uranistic adverbs in ancient Roman poetry. Tears were shed; teeth were gnashed. A volume of Catullus very nearly severed my spine. 

Even more than my keynote speech on men’s hosiery in the Horacian Odes, I was admired for my choice of holiday scent. One poetic admirer recalled Papylus, who Martial quips had a member so large that “ut possis, quotiens arrigis, olfacere.” But I digress…

For the holidays, one must have a scent that is dark, deep, warm, and rich, not unlike a Bahraini oil sheikh but without the threat of stoning. Think spices, cloves, musk, resin, woods, and incense. Leave the bergamot, cardamom, and aquatic notes for spring; in the cold weather they’ll be as flat and lifeless as Renée Fleming attempting Isolde. 

Here are four to consider: the first is a secret gem, Guerlain’s Winter DeliceHard to find and oddly marketed as part of their light, inexpensive, and usually fleeting Aqua Allegoria series, this one is a strong, subtle blend of spice and musk. Far from being loud and cloying, it sticks close to the skin and reminds one of Christmas time on the Avenue George V, holding hands with the evening’s preferred sailor on leave from Marseille.

Dipping away from quiet potpourri and into something darker is L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Passage d’enferImagine stone gates, centuries of incense smoked into wooden benches, and cathedrals lit only with a few wax candles. One confesses to forbidden sins through damask curtains, and Ebenezer Scrooge delights in stealing coins from the offering plate.

A little more joyous and less likely to inspire excommunication is Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier’s Secret Melange. Happier, sweeter and less spicy than the others, it is an interesting blend of cloves, citrus fruit, and has a wonderful soapy quality that feels warmer than it does clean. The lovely cut-glass bottle in red and the gilded cap alone are worth the price of admission. Like all MPG scents, it’s a love it or hate it affair; but like most things French, it’s worth at least one ride along the Pigalle.

Perhaps best of all, and most pleasant to the widest audience, is Comme des Garçons’ Incense series. Choose from several varieties, each with a different spirit and essence in mind. Kyoto is a perennial favorite; light and moody as a temple in the Japanese Alps. My own choice is at least a single sniff of Ouarzazate (an obvious and far-too-easy joke about rocking one’s Kasbah will not be a part of this review, my dears). Avignon, Jaisalmer, and Zagorsk round out the series, and all are worth a try. Although well-known for their avant-garde fashion, CdG also has some of the best designer fragrances on the market. 

Even if one wishes to voyage beyond the four above, you must remember that, for scents, the key is impactOne should never buy a scent because it is “nice.” The goal is not to smell “clean,” but to make a mark. Avoid anything that would clash with your scent, so leave your scented soaps, lotions, and deodorants in the dust bin of history. You want to leave a trace of yourself behind, not unlike a fog of wonderful stink that lingers on in a ballroom even after the badinage has run its course. To do otherwise is to make a grave offense to the nose; to borrow a phrase from the Emperor Justinian, such transgressions are a well-known cause of earthquake.


This article was originally published on Styleforum.net by Professor Fabulous.