Best of February (will be organized after roundup thread)
- denim fabric construction: /u/germinal explains warp and weft and why denim is darker on the outside
- weight fluctuation logistics: "How do you manage your wardrobe to allow for weight change?"
- "What's the middle ground between fast fashion and designer fashion? including great comments on:
- colour coordination: dressing while colorblind, with heuristics for colourmatching + how to learn to match colours, as well as alternative ways to create interest without colour.
- wearing heels: a guide on learning to walk in heels by /u/thethirdsilence
- shopping online: useful tips on shopping online and shipping back stuff from /u/julzzrocks
- developing personal style: (via /r/malefashionadvice) a process for discovering your style and how it intersects with your life
On buying quality
- recommendations on quality products at reasonable prices + a discussion on what "quality" means
- brands and quality:
- tips on inspecting garments
- leather: (via /r/buyitforlife) how to judge quality of higher-end leather boots
- knitwear: differences between higher quality and lower quality yarns and knitwear
- cashmere: an explanation of metrics used to analyze cashmere quality
- down: analyzing purpose, quality, and how to care for a down coat
- sewing & material quality evaluation:
Curating a wardrobe
- Suggestions for buy-it-for-life basics?
- "It's a myth that classics are classics forever", and what really makes an item "classic"
- The French Wardrobe philosophy
- women's suiting: colour, fit, and material guidelines + buying tips
- slim fits in pants: the difference between skinny/cigarette/straight fits
- warm tights: the difference between fleece-lined and wool tights
The fashion industry
- Fashion Thoughts on Brands I and II
- /u/therosenrot discusses how things become trends in the context of sneaker wedges
- plus sizing: why plus-sized clothing is often tent-like and poorly fitted
- beyond labeled size: why fit tolerance, not raw size, is important in finding well-fitted garments
Fashion and frugality
- (via /r/malefashionadvice) "How can you guys afford to dress well?" The answers: own less clothing, shop sales and thrift.
- "This is the thinking process you need to cultivate": buy less clothing of higher quality.
- in answer to: "Are quality and affordability mutually exclusive?"