FashionBeans: Men's Fashion & Men's Style Guide
08-02-2014 09:58 PM
Please include these pics as per post above
Chunky knitwear to replace fleeces.
trying to avoid black/ grey/ navy
Barbour Fair Isle wool (sale item)
John Lewis Red wool (sale item)
J Smedley Red V neck (sale £29)
J S grey/navy crew (sale £35)
Jeager red/ navy crew neck (sale £35)
Autograph black crew (already had this)
Bottle green Linea v neck (as above)
Right side top to bottom
Had to split thse 2 pics from the above post to get less than 5 pics.
08-02-2014 10:11 PM
You've got some great pieces in there Andy. How you doing for footwear?
Look forward to seeing you put some of this stuff together
08-02-2014 10:15 PM
Seems like you are doing well. Some solid purchases there.
I have missed some of the info in this long thread (good to see the guys helping out), but I just wanted to give one bit of advice.
For any starting up wardrobe or in your case transition to a new one, you need to focus on the bear essentials. You do not need 10 shirts, 5 jeans, in all different colours and prints.
A good starting wardrobe is one that works well together. The foundation of your outfits.
Focus in on the key items for your day to day life, and buy in outfits to go with clothing you already own.
This way 1 piece can be used 3 times a week and make the outfits look very different.
Five Ways To Wear: The Navy Blazer - MR PORTER - YouTube
Five Ways to Wear: Navy Chinos -- MR PORTER - YouTube
If you buy randomly, you could end up wasting money and feel like you have nothing to wear, although you bought a load of new things.
This is something I am sure a lot of the guys in here have gone through.
Buy sensibly and build essentials.
08-02-2014 10:16 PM
As for shirts, I'd throw in some plain oxford cloth button downs in light blue or white. They would go pretty well with most of your new knitwear.
08-02-2014 10:44 PM
08-02-2014 11:08 PM
Great variety in these pics, very good! Excellent in fact!
The only immediate recommendation is that your trousers look too long in some of these pics, these will need taking up ever so slightly, it can make the difference between a good and a brilliant outfit (google trouser break). Alternatively if there is a little room at the waist, just pull up a bit higher and go one tighter on the belt notch.
08-02-2014 11:11 PM
Well impressed. Good show.
I would only make one slight adjustment, and it is just because I am particular.
Get the trousers hemmed so there is not such a large break. It will give your legs a better silhouette.
08-02-2014 11:46 PM
Thanks chaps for all your help.
No doubt you can match (some of) what you've seen here to your previous comments.
I've been buying trousers faster than I can get them shortened.
I've also been running 45 miles a week to remove the Xmas podge and stuff I bought the week after Xmas is now going a bit slack.
I think I'll now have a breather to take stock, have a look round, give my smoking bank cards a chance to cool down and catch up with all the advice/links you have given me.
Keep those comments coming though. I'd rather have some expert constructive critisism from yourselves than look a dick and waste money.
Once again thanks.
09-02-2014 05:10 PM
Andy, first off, great work. I can see a total transformation already. You've obviously learned a lot really quickly (if that doesn't sound massively patronising!). I think you're very wise to step back now, and use the time to get a real feel for what your developing style looks like, what works well together etc. Focus on really nailing the fit now. Rather that buying new stuff take things to the tailors. When you get it back it will be like having a new item of clothing anyway, and it will look tons better. Keep up the great work! And keep us posted.
09-02-2014 05:15 PM
Thanks for the encouragement.
By coincidence I was in John Lewis today - to pick up something with Mrs W.
They had some really good end of winter knitwear bargains but as it wasn't advised by yourselves or on my plan I didn't buy.
Did me good!