Good mens fashion sites? / Name my blog!
November 4, 2010 12:28 PM   Subscribe

What are some good blogs and other resources for someone just getting into mens fashion? Also, can you help me name my blog about my experiences diving into this at 30?

Before a flight, I picked up the GQ 2010 Style Guide on a whim and it kind of lit a fire in me. I've been giving a lot more thought to my clothing and appearance in general lately including hunting for suits and thrift shops, visiting mens clothing stores, etc.

What are some other good online resources blog-wise and bargain wise (I'm in Canada)?

I was also thinking about starting a blog about my introduction to fashion in order for me to continue to geek out about this stuff and post pictures. What would be a good name for it? I'm 30 and hadn't really gone beyond the jeans + dress shirt required for work before this. I've been trying to think up a phrase that conveys the subject matter and my lack of experience in it, but not getting anywhere. I wouldn't mind a play on words, but nothing too horrible, pun-wise.
posted by ODiV to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My Second Pair of Shoes.
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:35 PM on November 4, 2010

The Sartorialist. He photographs people who look great, not just fashion types. And when you really look at the photos, you see how people put things together, and play up their strong points, hide figure flaws, etc.
posted by Ideefixe at 12:38 PM on November 4, 2010

Best answer: Put This On is an excellent site made by a fellow mefite.
posted by cazoo at 12:56 PM on November 4, 2010

A Continuous Lean.
posted by rabbitsnake at 1:07 PM on November 4, 2010

Of course, style is highly personalistic and I am a fan of Jesse (youngamerican, proprietor of Put This On) and his work, but I find many of the style suggestions on that blog both highly suspect as well as promoting a particular style of fashion that may come off as affected to some.
posted by proj at 1:21 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Two forums I frequent:
Ask Andy Forums
Style Forum

Check out the "What are you wearing right now?" threads in both forums for ideas. Deals can definitely be found in the "For Sale" sub-fourms.
posted by 2ghouls at 3:25 PM on November 4, 2010

You could name it, with all due respect, "the Startorialist".
posted by peagood at 10:04 PM on November 4, 2010

Best answer: Blog name generator says: Size down, One legs at a time, or The search for the elusive point of dressing well without looking like you're trying too hard.

But if you're going for the Canadiana heritage workwear vibe I'd go for "all spruced up."

There are a ton of blogs and forums out there, lots of different styles and opinions.

A very funny newish tumbler.
A nicely produced Canadian blog
posted by jade east at 12:43 AM on November 5, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks for all your answers. I decided to go with Sprucing Up for the title. I liked the feel of All Spruced Up and wanted to add a feeling of beginning to it.

I've been checking out the links too; thanks a lot for those and keep them coming!
posted by ODiV at 10:56 AM on November 5, 2010

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