Best of Threads – December 2013

A <$175 outfit challenge, the best thrift find, & more.

What’s Dappered Threads? It’s our forum. Launched in 2011, Threads has become a not too big, not too small, just-right-sized forum that doesn’t put up with snobbery. All thanks to the users and hardworking mods. Once a month, one of the mods from Threads provides us with a highlight package of the last few weeks.

 

Best Friday Challenge: The $175 Outfit

best of Matts outfit

For this “Friday Challenge”, zcm challenged Dappered Threads members to show off their favorite $175 or less outfit. The results were impressive to say the least. Ultimately, mattface beat the competition with his combined use of thrift finds, referral credits, clearance sales, and outlet deals. mattface showed an amazing display of a truly budgeted outfit which even included a vintage stetson hat, topcoat, and leather gloves! Everything, including underwear (he decided against posting pics of that) all rang up to be less than $175 total. Very impressive. This week’s Challenge is: Polar Vortex Outerwear. Entries are due by the end of Friday.

 

Most Timely Thread: New Years Clothing Resolutions

What do you want to change about your style or wardrobe? What will you do differently in 2014? Threads members discuss some of their 2014 New Years Clothing Resolutions including new purchases, getting the most out of older purchases, donating, budgeting, and even overhauling entire wardrobes.

 

Best Advice Thread: Looking to buy a new navy suit

Next Navy Suit

Considered a staple item, there are many great options when it comes to the navy suit. A lot of important factors play into making a suit purchase and Threads members cover all of them in this thread. If you are in the market, this is a great place to help narrow down your choices and a sounding board for any additional questions you may have before making your purchase.

 

Best Single Piece of Advice

“At some point, you’re just going to have to make some decisions on your own to develop your own personal style.” 

-mcadamsandwich (from this thread titled: Clueless Style Noob)

 

Best All-Encompassing Thread: Help with some first purchases!

We all started somewhere right? Once you have made the decision to upgrade your style, it can be intimidating trying to revamp an entire wardrobe. In this thread, Dappered readers share some of their favorite resources for ties, socks, belts, shirts, suits, shoes, and more. There’s also the $1500 Wardrobe from this past year for more advice.

 

Best Thrift Find: Corneliani Sportcoat

corneliani thrift

Wool/Cashmere windowpane with the tags still in the breast pocket. Found by cotoks. Nice pics of this, as well as some of his other finds too.

 

Best Off Topic Post: The Detroiter Cocktail

Dappered members love to share and discuss their favorite after hour drinks in the Everything Else Forum. This includes beer, single malts, bourbon, and cocktails. In this post we learned how to make a beer based cocktail with brandy, averna, lemon, honey, and IPA.

Many thanks to moderator tdig for assembling this month’s Best of Threads. Want more? Head on over to Threads and take a spin around. Top Photo: Ethan K.