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 – Stand Out Quietly
Simplicity is often overlooked for flashy patterns, bright colors, and intricate accessories. Sure, there’s a place for the latter, but there’s also something sophisticated and elegant about proper classic style. This Friday Challenge asked Dappered readers to showcase their most impeccable low key outfit. In the end, Shomas won the voting with a well fitted 80/20 JCF suit, Ratio white oxford, chambray tie, Invicta watch, and classic black Allen Edmond Park Avenues. Check out the rest of the entries over here.
Cleanest Post – The Dreaded Shirt Collar
We’ve all undoubtedly experienced discouraging ring stains staring back at us from the inside of our favorite shirt collar. How have Threads users conquered this battle? Many seem to have had success soaking their shirts in an OxiClean solution while others tend to prefer Shout Advanced spray and baking soda methods. More great tips can be found over here.
Best Thrift Find – Shoe Haul
User cotoks recently scored an amazing collection of new and vintage shoes thrifting. Highlights include vintage Bean boots, Church’s Custom Grade, classic Santoni’s, and mint Florsheim Royal Imperials. See the full haul here.
Best Travel Thread – Carry Ons and Security
There’s no reason we can’t travel in style and still be both practical and comfortable. In this thread, readers share their favorite carry-on baggage as well as useful advice on travelling in style. User Frost recommends always wearing loafers, carrying a small canvas tote for storing valuables, and wearing button down collars to avoid any concerns metal collar stays might present. Check out this thread to read more.
Best Advice – Increasing Life Expectancy (wardrobe specific)
“If I am trying to buy clothes that maintain shape and color for as long as possible I usually try avoiding synthetic blend materials in my clothing. I also cold machine wash and hang dry my good shirts and pants (that are 100% cotton). I’ll also hand wash delicate sweaters and also air dry them.” -william
Best Member Review – Barbour Dept B. Commander Jacket
Dappered Threads is also a great place to share experiences and feedback on a variety of styles and products. User LCDR recently acquired a Skyfall/Bond inspired Barbour jacket, and you can find his full review (complete with detailed pictures) here.
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.