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Welcome to the Daily Questions thread! Our daily thread to ask about all things related to men's fashion. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.
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Due to a big physical transformation (bulked a lot in the gym this past year) I realized that my autumn/winter clothes no longer fit anymore and basically need a whole wardrobe overhaul. Also, I live in a very isolated area and shopping for clothes means having to go down to the city specifically for it. Which I kinda detest, after visiting a couple of shops I get cranky and end up buying the first thing I see just to get it over with.
So this time I'm changing strategies and I'm planning to shop for everything possible online. What online shops do you like the most and would recommend?
No matter if we're speaking of obvious gigantic mainstream houses like H&M, Zara or Uniqlo (which I'll need for the basics) to others more exclusive and expensive (which I'll save for outerwear or really unique pieces). Honestly, I'm very very green, so any help will be welcome.
Please stick with the ones who have European headquarters, as that precludes getting surprises tax duties and makes returns a lot easier.
I am working as a legislative intern with my state's senate starting in January, and the dress code is business formal every day. I will be working directly with senators, going to committee meetings, and talking with constituents on a daily basis. I have only one good outfit that could, if necessary, be considered close to business formal (a light grey sports jacket + a white shirt + dark grey trousers + tie), and I need help figuring out how many more clothing items I need so that I don't look exactly the same every day. I'm not on an extreme budget, but I also don't want to spend frivolously when the internship only lasts for 3 months.
Here are my main concerns:
How many suits/jackets should I buy?
I only have one pair of black shoes, should I buy any other shoes in a different color?
Winters can get really cold and icy where I live, what kind of outerwear should I get?
How many shirts should I buy, and in what colors? (I currently only have one white one, and it is a little small in the shoulders and neck)
Additional, less important questions:
Pocket square? No pocket square?
What color/pattern of ties are most appropriate? I have several, mostly in blues, reds, and purples.
I'm short (5'6") with wide shoulders and neck (16"), but torso and waist (33") are fairly skinny. Is there any way to prevent excess "poof?" Slim shirts don't fit my shoulders/neck, but regular shirts look too big around my torso and waist.
An inspo album to start things off: https://imgur.com/a/V01H8j1
The term city boy was famously coined by POPEYES "magazine for city boys". It's a look that reinterprets elements of American prep, french/british workwear, traditional outdoors clothing, US collegiate-style casual sportswear, skater culture, and hints of scandinavian minimalism with distinctly Japanese silhouettes.There is a severe lack of content regarding this specific look/aesthetic at least on the English-speaking fashion spheres of the internet.
If you're into brands like Acne Studios, A.P.C., Patagonia, North Face, Our Legacy, Ralph Lauren, Barbour, and/or Margaret Howell, you would probably like the brands I will mention. I'm no expert but i lived in tokyo for a little while and ive been shopping on rakuten/yahoo/mercari for almost a decade so I know a few brands different brands that fit this style.
10 Brands you should know
1. AURALEE www.auralee.jp
one of my favourites, known for their unbranded staples like oversized sweatshirts and baggy jeans
great outerwear options and lots of check/flannel patterns
good for a more casual yet refined streetwear/preppy look
comparable to acne or our legacy
they're getting more famous recently with retailers like TRESBIEN selling their clothes
super expensive retail prices, but many steals on yahoo auctions
2. COMOLI www.comoli.jp
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