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A Holiday Outfit in Bad Taste

If you’ve followed any of my forum ramblings over the last few months – or took the time to read yesterday’s article – you may have noticed that I’m struggling with the idea of good taste as it relates to the Great Machine that is Fashion. And more recently, I’ve bee struggling with the very

Velasca’s Holiday Alternatives


BY VELASCA Hi, this is me: I’m a man in my late twenties. I grew up in a business-oriented city, have been traveling the world when I can take a few days off from my studies (and now from my job), only to end up working in the same city that I tried to move away from

Holiday Parties With House of Kydos

Dear Friends, With festivities already underway, have you decided yet on what to wear during the holiday events? Paris, the family’s voice behind necktie maker the House of ΚΥΔΟΣ (that’s “Kydos”), has prepared an outfit for each event using his personal wardrobe and selected ties and accessories from our AW’16 collection. Styleforum members can use code sf2016

Suit Styles: American, English, Continental

First, a history. My great-grandfather hailed from the small fishing town of Mazara del Vallo, on the far southeast corner of Sicily. A little over 100 years ago he emigrated to the United States, where my grandfather was born. My grandmother was born in America as well, to parents from the same Sicilian city. Later

One Velvet Blazer, Two Looks

velvet blazer styleforum holiday style outfit grid

Ralph Lauren “Connery” Velvet Jacket Kamakura semi-spread shirt Tom Ford silk pocket square Ralph Lauren Tux Trouser “Majestic Black” Bow Tie from Le Noued Papillon Belgian Shoes “Henri” in Patent A velvet blazer is great for the winter season. First of all, velvet is warm. That’s a good thing when it’s cold out. Second, it looks fantastic

Sunday Styles: Autumn Travels

  We’re calling this “Autumn Travels,” but really we could call it “Styleforum’s favorite brands,” because this outfit grid showcases some fall styles from a few of the most popular brands on the forum. Eidos, RRL, Yuketen, Anderson’s, and Christian Kimber are all ever-present forum standbys, while Todd Snyder is a reliable source of tailored-casual

Sunday Styles: Full Synthese

  What is the Full Synthese? Indulge me, if you will. Going Full Synthese is when you shamelessly wear head-toe toe Japanese hobo-chic brands, put on your favorite pair of sunglasses, and spend half the day at the coffee shop writing sestinas before cracking open a beer at noon.  The magic of this that you

Sunday Styles: Brown, Blue, and Green

Brown, blue, and green make a great combination, and after taking some time this week to discuss the utility of the brown blazer, we thought we’d share an autumn-appropriate outfit that makes use of some of our advice. In this case, the colors are soft and seasonal, as are the textures. This is not a

Sunday Styles: Sashiko Jacket

It’s only fitting that we showcase a sashiko jacket after this week’s feature. The deep blue of this heavy Luxire jacket looks great with earth tones – say, a chambray work shirt from Taylor Stitch and slim trousers from our long-time Canadian favorites, Wings + Horns. A lightweight hiking boot that’s equally at home on the street