I know there are people out there who spend countless hours discussing the correct depth of trouser cuffs and length of coats. But the reality is that dressing well is like writing well: you learn the rules that are fashionable at the time, then you develop your own style by breaking them in order to better accommodate your unique life.
Those who slavishly follow the rules of dress are really just followers of fashion: the fashion of a particular time, past or present.
Hey which blogs do you recomment following? I'm new on tumblr
I’m worthless at answering stuff like this. There are too many blogs that I follow on a day-to-day basis to keep track of them all. I pretty much just scroll through my tumblr flow and check out the latest stuff from all my favourite bloggers. One thing that I do appreciate is a high degree of original posts though. Or, if someone reblogs a lot, that they actually have some screening process before they put something up.
I think Atte from DresslikeA posted a great list here. I’m following almost everyone of the blogs he mentions.
Congrats on that self made safari jacket! It is great to see people try things they never have done. I am about to embark on making a jacket with some heavier weight light blue linen. Been teaching myself hand sewing. My 70 yr old tailor for my clothes looks at me with amusement when he explains some tailoring details etc. Did you canvas it on the lapels? Did you use a regular iron for curving/pressing it? Machine stitched the long seams? Buttonholes? Not on tumblr so this is anon, Cheers!
Nice to hear about another enthusiast trying out a bit of DIY tailoring.
I didn’t canvas the lapels on the safari jacket, I will try that on the next one I make though. I haven’t used an iron yet. When it’s all put together I will press it with a really heavy iron though. It’s a bit harder to get good results with a regular iron. I’ve machine stitched all the long seams yes, and hand stitched pockets, lapels et c. Hand made buttonholes of course.