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    feeling like an impostor...

    I have noticed i'm classes as a 'fashionisto' now on my profile - whereas I have a looong way to go.

    I wont feel like a fashionisto until i can confidently give independent advice, like a good few of you on here. But give me a couple more years and the time to read a few 1000 more articles on here. Slowly gaining confidence.

    1 question -

    This site is helping me along, but without being a defector, can anybody recommend a couple of similar sites and forums - just to broaden my outlook.

    Thanks to everyone so far..

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    I was thinking the same myself tbh..... (Where's the new emoticons so I can indicate that I'm only pulling Ukalec's selvedge-clad leg?)

    I don't follow much else. Trashness and tsbmen occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    I don't follow much else. Trashness and tsbmen occasionally.
    tsbmen is well worth checking out - they have some decent content on there although sometimes the blatant sponsorship leads to a few brands being featured on a far too regular basis (I'm thinking Michael Andrews Bespoke; last featured just yesterday).

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    I had a look at that TSBmen site last night. Didn't that Dan fella used to blog somewhere else? I really don't like his face - he always looks so smug & reminds me of a poor mans' Ben Affleck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DorianGrape View Post
    I had a look at that TSBmen site last night. Didn't that Dan fella used to blog somewhere else? I really don't like his face - he always looks so smug & reminds me of a poor mans' Ben Affleck.
    Don't think so. He used to run thestyleblogger, which then evolved into TSBmen. He is definitely a bit smug (and thinks he's a major baller), and some of the content is quite wanky, but there's some good stuff on there too, regardless of your tastes. They are quite broad. A bit TOO broad maybe (snakeskin cowboy boots anyone?), but on the whole it's a good site.

    And one of us should enter their monthly giveaway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Don't think so. He used to run thestyleblogger, which then evolved into TSBmen. He is definitely a bit smug (and thinks he's a major baller), and some of the content is quite wanky, but there's some good stuff on there too, regardless of your tastes. They are quite broad. A bit TOO broad maybe (snakeskin cowboy boots anyone?), but on the whole it's a good site.

    And one of us should enter their monthly giveaway.
    thestyleblogger - that's the one! He used to run regular "best dressed" competitions with him pitted against his less well-dressed, less good-looking mates and win them every time. The smug git.

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    Was thinking DG was being harsh here but that is one smug face.

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    @Creed - good shout. Sabir Peele is class.

    Quote Originally Posted by DorianGrape View Post
    thestyleblogger - that's the one! He used to run regular "best dressed" competitions with him pitted against his less well-dressed, less good-looking mates and win them every time. The smug git.
    Yup. he still does that!

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    Apart from these forums, I frequent Male Fashion Advice (aka MFA) on Reddit. It's an international community, but a lot of the users on there are from the US. I basically use it to widen my views on fashion as this community embraces a lot of different styles, from the Americana/heritage styles to the more high fashion style of the goth ninja (I didn't even know this was a thing a year ago).

    Through MFA, I also ended up learning a bunch about the fashion world in general, and I now know my fair share of designers and high end brands, and their impact on the fashion world as a whole.

    When I just want to look at pretty pictures, I tend to visit this blog every once in a while. Their S/S looks are impeccable (Apart from being Italians!).

    Keep in mind that it took me years to get where I am now (I started around the time I joined this very forum). When I started out in my quest to dress better, I didn't even know how clothes should actually fit. Now I've come to understand all of the basics, as well as knowing what items work in my own style and what doesn't. I also understand the appeal of brands such as Rick Owens and Common Projects, and why would someone pay so much for just a simple Tee or a pair of trainers.

    Fashion may be intimidating when one starts out, but it's a gradual process. Remember that at the end of the day, it's supposed to be fun.

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