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.
This week’s challenge asked readers to dress in what they would wear (or have worn) to a holiday party. Dappered readers showcased a wide range of outfits from laid-back/casual, to smart casual, to formal. Alan claimed the victory with a navy pinstripe suit from Oxxford Clothes, paired with a crisp white Roundtree & Yorke Gold Label shirt, festive bow-tie, red knot cuff links, Allen Edmond shoes, and Daniel Cremieux belt. Check out all the entries here.
Lightning round! Help me…help you. This Q&A thread has been ongoing for over 6 months now and is a great place for Dappered members to get quick answers to style questions. Here are a few recent questions including member responses:
Q: Should I put shoe trees in my AE penny loafers?
A: Yes. Especially if you’re wearing them without socks. The cedar will help maintain the shoes shape while removing excess moisture.
Q: What do you call this type of patterning? It’s like.. same colour mini-stripes?
A: I’d call that fabric self stripe, some people call “shadow stripe” a pattern with a darker thin stripe along the edge of the other stripes, like a shadow (hence the name).
Q: Can someone identify the gloves and watch in the 12 Days of Dappered: Money Clip post? The Tumi money clip is pictured with a pair of nice gloves and a great looking watch.
A: Hamilton Pan Europ Silver Dial Leather Mens Watch H35756755
Reader Cotoks continues to amaze us with his recent tie haul including Breuer, RLPL, Charvet, and Ferragamo.
A Dappered reader recently posed a curious question to the community, “What exactly is thinsulate? Is it recommended for topcoat/peacoats? Do I need it in nor cal?” What started as a wikipedia definition, since evolved into a greater discussion on functionality, versatility, and advantages between insulated and uninsulated jackets.
Show off your pups (and llamas??)! A Dappered reader recently included his dog in the WIWT thread, which inspired this new dog-central thread. Come show us your pup and check out other Dappered reader’s canines. And the llama.
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.