“[Being] a little off in the fit is not all bad. Each and every one of us has quirks, and is a little ‘funny’ anyway, one way or another. Nobody’s perfect, and those who think they are, or try to look that way, look like mannequins. Stiff. Clothes that look too engineered lack a sense of style, as do people who look too engineered. Look comfortable; be comfortable. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life’s too important to worry about inconsequential details.”—David Mercer, upon me asking if he could make me a custom shirt that’s slimmer fitting than what he offers ready-to-wear (via putthison)
How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal.
I feel Men’s Style in general is in one of the best places it’s been for a long time. There is such a wealth of possibility available to guys these days and with platforms such as Tumblr, forums and other blogging sites the sheer amount of information about ‘Menswear’ to hand is staggering.
New retail outfits and companies are popping up all over the globe with a commitment to supplying and manufacturing quality goods and this can only be seen as a good thing. This variety allows us to experiment with our own personal style and find what works for us.