As you might have noticed, we have not posted a Gentleman’s Query / Arbiter question in a while, despite the fact that we receive emails on a daily basis. Most of the time, the questions that reach us, are very specific and so publication would not serve many readers. However, earlier today I had the chance to talk to Garric from California, one of our enthusiastic readers and we had a great conversation. We spoke about the importance of history in men’s fashion and why we should know more about it although we enjoy the freedom to dress in any way we choose, be it in sweat pants or in a three piece suit.
Wardrobe Essentials – A Guide to Clothes for Every Modern Gentleman
One of Garric’s main requests was to create a a practical dressing guide for men. Basically, he is interested in learning all about Wardrobe Essentials and Clothes Every Modern Gentleman Must Have. Of course, one could fill books with it, but he made clear that he would really appreciate a series of post with short and specific explanation of what to wear, where to wear it, when to wear it, why we do it and how it is done ideally. A series like that would also include the basic garments every elegant man should have in his wardrobe.
I was really happy to see a reader so engaged and specific about what he would like to read. Since this series of post will hopefully benefit many patrons, I thought I ask you if you are interested in any specific garments so I can put together a little writing plan.
So, if you want to read about any specific wardrobe basics, let me know.
Another email received last week, was the one by Dimitri from Beijing.Although he comes originally from Russia, he has been living in China for 5 years, where he works for an international school.
Not too long ago, we wrote an article about the green overcoat, where I asked: ” So, when are you going to invest in a green overcoat? ” Initially, Dimitri was rather skeptical about a green overcoat, but eventually he thought “why not?” He even discussed the coat with his wife and took our pictures to his tailor. They slightly modified the cut of the coat to suit Dimitri’s stature. As you can imagine, the cloth was not a stock fabric, but Dimitri found it while strolling through fabric market where he also bought the matching lining and buttons.
I think they did a great job, and I am proud that I was able to provide inspiration to one of our readers! What do you think?
And as if that would not be enough, Dimitri further wrote to me, that our Berlin Street Style article inspired him to have a grey topcoat made as well. At the end of his email he even wrote:
“Your blog is a really an inspirational reading, as opposed to fashion magazines like GQ or Esquire.” I feel humbled and proud to see, that readers like Dimitri take on new ideas and create things they would have never thought of before.
So, if you ever feel inspired by the Gentleman’s Gazette, let me know and send me a picture, I really appreciate it!