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February 22, 2009 9:04 AM   Subscribe

Stylish Gent: Thedaniel provides men with an easy to use shopping blog for fashion with a retroish flair. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
That's stylish? I'm grateful that equality has allowed men to be as seduced by overpriced vanity as women, I guess.
posted by jonmc at 9:18 AM on February 22, 2009

jonmc: cough cough
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 AM on February 22, 2009

Don't cough so much, that suit dosen't come with a hanky.
posted by jonmc at 9:39 AM on February 22, 2009

Here in Texas I'd get beat up for wearing most of that stuff.

I do like the suit, though. I don't think I can do a leather hoodie, though.
posted by cmoj at 10:22 AM on February 22, 2009

Cool project. I just wish there was a little more overlap between "stylish" and "Things that don't make you look like a manga parody."
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 10:38 AM on February 22, 2009 [3 favorites]

Not the dude's fault, I guess, but I just can't see the detailing in these dark photos of black clothes.
posted by grobstein at 12:28 PM on February 22, 2009

My problem with fashion blogs/sites for men is that so many lean heavily towards supertrendy luxury goods. For example: Kempt, NotCouture (more for women than men, but they manage 1 or 2 mens' posts a week), Style.com

I end up looking at Notcouture and The Sartorialist for ideas, if not for actual purchases. The forums I've seen are better, but the discussions eventually turn to the highest of high-end, limited-production artisans. Styleforum, SuperFuture (note the separate subforum for denim), Ask Andy.

Anyone have any good "ideas" blogs like Sartorialist or clothiers that follow the style of Freeman's Sporting Club or Old Town Clothing (especially at more affordable prices)?
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 2:37 PM on February 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Freeman's sporting club is wonderful, I get my Yearly Haircut there, but the lack of price tags ...intimates me. I want to wear everything they have, but I don't think I have enough credit.

(dear god even the buttons are hand and union made!)
posted by The Whelk at 4:49 PM on February 22, 2009

I never visit projects, so thanks for posting this.
posted by oneirodynia at 6:26 PM on February 22, 2009

Thanks for the props and snark. I'm not a rabid fashionista, but it's one of my hobbies, and fun precisely because I don't take it super seriously. I do the blog with a friend, and he tends to post stuff that's a little more costly (I generally don't buy very expensive clothing - maybe one or two really nice pieces a year that i wear ALL THE TIME) - but even the stuff that is unrealistic to purchase can get your mental gears churning about putting outfits together.

(though really all you need to do is thoroughly dig through your local H&M once every few months)
posted by thedaniel at 1:48 AM on February 23, 2009

You could also feature a "what are they thinking?" section, because some styles need questioning. Why draw the focus to the wearer's mid-chest?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:43 AM on February 23, 2009

I've never thought of porisitution as a carrer choice before, but if someone bought me this I'd have to seriously consider it.
posted by The Whelk at 12:34 PM on February 23, 2009

prostitution. Porisiytion sounds like selling the favors of porridge.
posted by The Whelk at 12:36 PM on February 23, 2009

I bookmarked this as soon as I saw it on Projects. I can definitely see this being a HUGE hit. It would be great to see a category listing, though.
posted by 913 at 1:28 AM on February 24, 2009

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