hey there! i enjoy your blog and your twitter loads. i admire your style a whole lot. i was wondering if i could ask for advice if it’s not too much? i’m 18 years old, residing in NYC for college. i’d like to start dressing a bit older, a bit more formal. right now, my tomboy style consists of nothing but men’s clothes/shoes (with the exception for women’s skinny jeans) and i seriously need to stock up on some nice women’s tops/shoes that fit me, haha. know where i can start? thanks!
Hey! Thanks! For basic tops Club Monaco and J. Crew are both great. For shoes, it really depends but I’d go for quality because in NYC you’ll walk A LOT. But to start: A good pair of sneakers (I like tretorn nylites). A pair of flat high boots (I like riding boot silhouettes because they don’t go out of style). A pair of cool black ankle boots (i’m kind of obsessed with these right now). And a pair of super comfy loafers. A lot of people will say black flats but i just dont wear them so I’m the worst person to ask about that but I’m sure there are a gazillion options out there. Hope that helps . – M
A Word of Advice: Nish on Outerwear
“If you’re wearing a suit, you need outerwear that compliments it well. This coat is just as sharp as any suit you can wear and the wool fabric by Vitale Barberis Canonico is beautiful. This is the modern man’s coat.”
A Word of Advice: Jonathan on the Corduroy Suit
“A corduroy suit is a great option to have in your closet. Pair it with a chambray shirt and an unlined tie for a look that is made up of casual parts, but comes together as a very cool take on tailored clothing.”
Good advice from Drake’s blog:
THE TRUE AND ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC SUPER-BEST AND ONLY DIET PLAN YOU’LL EVER NEED:
Buy quality, well-fitted clothing.
Think about it.
Actually very true. I run two or three miles a day partly because I can’t afford to buy a new wardrobe. That slowly expanding waistline threatens to ruin all of my shirts and trousers, so I have to fight to maintain it at the exact size my clothing has been tailored for.
On the downside, my jackets and shirts have also all been tailored to accommodate my less than ideal posture. What a conundrum.
A buyer’s guide to Meermin (though I recommend asking Meermin for specific sizing advice)