First and foremost let me start by quoting image granted. Dress how you want to be addressed.
Now that I have that out of my system. I wanted to address a post by Whiskey Soaked.
Ladies, at the end of the day this is all for you. What I love about the #menswear movement is that the foundation is based in bespoke. That means there is substance and heritage to this movement, not fluff.
There is an artisinal love to well crafted items of clothing that a lot of the brands represent. One thing about going to a tailor is that, you don’t bring your wife or girlfriend. It’s not necessary. We are in the care of someone who has mastered their craft. WIWT is an extension that in menswear circles was carried over by the well dressed nerds of styleform.net. To a smaller extent you had other forms such as niketalk for sportswear and sneaker heads. Tumblr put this practice on blast in a huge way. The first step to being confident is liking who you are and what you see in the mirror. We are the children and grand children of the baby boomers. The are the guys who were convinced to take off your tie and came up with concepts such as casual friday and leisure suits.
There are a breed of men who have an insatiable appetite for improvement. Whether that be physically, mentally, or style. Not just in the way they dress, but also how they carry themselves in their life habits. Those are the Mostexerent’s, adabraka-sartorialist, and The Silentist.
I follow a lot of individuals who dress in the style that I am comfortable with, or the post images of that style. Take acollectedgentlemen for instance. He post well put together outfits that are all reasonably priced. He is helping people whether he knows it or not. Affordable well made clothes is a necessity.
Very few of these people are women. Which brings me back to my overall point. Women. They are great shop to with once you have the basics down to reinforce your decisions, not to make them for you. This can and usually will be dangerous unless that is her trade. My wife has an impeccable taste in color coordination and of what styles look good on both men and women. Before I leave the house, if she says nothing to me about WIWT than I know I am ok. If she mentions my shoes, tie, or anything; I will re-evaluate the situation. She will not go in the closet and find the right adjustment. She leaves that up to me. Outside of picking which cologne, my wife has very little impact on my style execution.
That being said, I am very lucky to have her in my life. Other guys are trying to get to that point. We give each other dap when we look fresh. But at the end of the day, it’s the likes and reblogs from the female followers that really makes the guys happy. So laides when you see a guy post his look, and he looks fresh, let him know. He really did for you. :)
Ladies, stay fly.
Gentlemen, stay fresh.