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.