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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby iamacyborg » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:28 pm

Allsaints suiting is actually quite nice too, in terms of the fabrics they use compared to other high street retailers.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:42 pm

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Also maybe Peir Wu could use these sandals as well?

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All new from H&M. Tempted to buy it all summer 2k14 high street look
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:50 pm

Also, lol, Topman tries a Lemaire-like coat

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby prawnzee » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:41 pm

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h&m dipping their toes into the wedding dress business
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby iamacyborg » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:17 pm

H&M always have really nice product photos that never match up to the actual product you see in stores.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby hunnish » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:52 pm

I went to an h&m today to check out that stuff because I feared what imacyborg said, but they didn't have any of it in stock.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby can- » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:14 am

got a gift card to the gap for my birthday so i stopped in today, my shilling for the gap is well documented but i was especially impressed today by what i saw. hearing rumors here and there that gap has contracted out the COS team for some of their gear, i would believe it.

some things on offer that caught my attention:

- a slim white jean in japanese selvage, one wash, great value at $90 for people who wanna catch the wave but don't want to cash out for supreme, apc, etc

- well detailed ocbds (box pleat, locker loop, etc) in a casual and uneven weave that i probably couldn't distinguish from supreme or RRL in a blind test. no idea if they'll fade well or poorly which is the true test of oxford cloth, but out the box these are stunning.

- lightly paddded slimfit MA-1

- midweight down jackets in a textured nylon, felt and looked a lot like stone island's offerings in the last 3 years.

- as always, gap's garment dyes are top notch and their unstructured tailoring is top notch for the price.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:50 pm

If they have a bomber jacket then that's definitely the work of the COS team because the COS team can't make anything except bomber jackets.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:54 pm

Those H&M jacket and trousers are already sold out in my size goddammit :((( too slow. WHY do i wait and hold off on buying a pair of £19 trousers i don't know. Urgh! Maybe they'll hit in store as well.

and lol @ cos bombers. It was pretty ridiculous last season, every new piece of outwear was a bomber. Lightweight bomber, bomber in scuba fabric, jersey bomber, bomber in technical fabric, bomber made out of gravel, grass covered sleeve bomber etc.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:05 pm

ben, was this the bomber:

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Yoder » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:24 pm

my gap bomber was very disappointing :(

super wrinkly cotton material that feels like paper in comparison to nicer jackets I've bought since.

Gap just feels like a poor man's J Crew to me, I'd rather pay the 10-20 dollars more for the better fit and materials since their designs are pretty much identical in the basics. Part of it might be that I'm in an area that wouldn't get anything "edgy" in the gap though.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby bels » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:49 pm

Never been disappointed with a GAP product tbh. Maybe a little overpriced but compared to other stuff on the high street no it isn't. Good sales too.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby maj » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:10 pm

always associated gap with those people who like to shop at out of town retail parks on their sundays and had their kids dressed in those zip GAP hoodies, was a bit like those kids who got decked out in next buy their mum because it was seen as a step up from sports world or primark with their dads driving some form of 4x4 while also owning a van. epitome of 1st generation middle class.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby wiggly--woo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:38 pm

has there ever been an explanation for why some people call it 'the gap' rather than just 'gap'?
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:11 pm

Some new stuff on the weekday store. I might get a few things but my record so far of sending everything back doesn't give me a lot of hope...

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kinda like the vest thing

....also tempted by these trousers

might be a bit shit irl though
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 pm

@hmwut go back a page in this thread - i posted about Weekday about 1/3 down. Another Scandi brand owned by H&M like COS etc.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby iamacyborg » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:43 pm

I still own a bunch of tshirts from Gap that I bought about 7 years ago, no fraying, no loose threads, no tears, and they fit really well. All for £8.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Whype » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:07 pm

http://imgur.com/aM8WRlx Walked into GAP to try on a blazer today and I was pretty impressed. Unstructured, unlined, fuller cut is definitely on trend and the fabric was nice and crinkly. Not really in the market for a blazer atm but I might scoop it up on clearance at the end of the season. Nice affordable airport jacket (smiling)... And I swear everything size Small from there fits me damn near perfect.
EDIT: sorry for the linked pic, couldn't figure out how to link properly on mobile
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby Whype » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:15 pm

Also: appreciation post for GAP lived in chinos/shorts.. I feel like they're some of the only high street garments where fabric is a huge selling point, not just passable or a stand-in for the "real thing"
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby maj » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:17 am

cos knit game is off the chain this season, great double layer knits and good use of 3d knits all going for £30 in the sales. RICH pickings

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http://www.cosstores.com/gb/Shop/Men/Knitwear

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:58 am

Every single knit is 'regular fit' or 'standard straight fit' i just wish they'd stick their toe in the water of difference for a sec and see how things go.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby tomsfood » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:27 am

Thought I'd share some thoughts on Gap Outlet seeing as I work there and handle essentially everything. Is Gap Outlet considered high street?

The Good
  • Shirting is a high point. Fabrics aren't quite as nice as mainline Gap stuff but being that retail is 45 and everything is on sale plus there is always a coupon you can get shirts for less than 25 usually. I own flannels, oxfords, and a chambray and they're all sturdy and are made of nice fabric.
  • Pants are also generally pretty good. Again, fabric on the chinos isn't quite as nice as mainline Gap Lived In Chinos but I like my outlet chinos more than my retail ones. They have held up better through washes. The cords are pretty nice, but the dress pants seem kind of shoddy. Jeans are good too.
  • There is often some cool stuff in the women's department. Right now we haves some nice linen fatigue pants for the ladies that I would buy if they were not too short for me.
  • You never have to buy anything for more than half price. Things are usually on sale for 30% or greater off MSRP (or will be soon if they are not) plus there is always a coupon out there.

The Bad
  • There is a lot of plain ugly stuff. Patterns on shirts, washes on jeans, colors of things. Not a big deal but sometimes is just annoying to wade through the junk.
  • Anything with any type of ribbing sucks. The ribbing on the necks/sleeves/hems of sweatshirts and things stretches beyond belief and makes things unwearable. Two sweaters I bought were bacon-y beyond belief after just one wash.
  • Not a lot of sizing control. You really have to try on everything before you buy because one size small can be much larger than another.
  • A lot of the knits are pretty poor quality. They stretch quickly and are generally made of flimsy material.

There are exceptions to everything, and the nice thing is you can usually tell if something is worth the money just by feeling it. Not hard to tell at outlet.

In general I like the place.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:19 pm

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H&M goin crazy for dat elasticated shit

...pants look like they could be cool though
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby maj » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:33 pm

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby hunnish » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:14 pm

rublev wrote: PICTURES OF H&M STUFF

All new from H&M. Tempted to buy it all summer 2k14 high street look


So I actually ended up buying all this shit except for the car coat and it's surprisingly not awful quality. The sandals feel sturdy in terms of construction. Not worth $50. but whatever. they look how I want and they should hold up alright. The knit is actually not total shit like the rest of their knits. It's not itchy and fits pretty well. Stretches fine but i'm not sure how it will hold shape in the long run. Pants fit is spot on and the fabric is very light and soft to the touch. BUT those pockets are a lie. Dummy pockets are my biggest pet peeve. Gonna cut these open and just leave the hole because I need somewhere to stick my hands.

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addendum: not dummy pockets. Just sewn shut. Weird that they'd treat these like actual dress pants but whatever. the pockets exist!!
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:32 pm

That's cool. I got the sandals and trousers but they've not arrived yet. Will fit pic when they do.
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby quad » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:17 pm

was in H&M today and was drawn to a shacket. it was a nice olive color and had nice big comfy hand pockets(!!!!!) insta bought
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby rublev » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:50 pm

Don't think i'm gonna hold onto those h&m trousers. Fabric is actually really quite interesting but i'm still building a good summer wardrobe so unless it offers something totally new / necessary i'm not gonna hold onto it. The sandals are kinda dumb and flimsy but i got them with 25% off and they look quite cool (even with those trousers). Will maybe try and do a fit pic tomorrow. Still want the Camper ones but these will be good beaters for when it gets hot.

Zara channel Visvim?

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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby CleanThug » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:58 pm

Ordered the Gap bomber higher up on this page. Will update when it comes
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Re: We don't run on this high street; we run this high stree

Postby kyung » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:07 pm

heavy co-sign on those h&m pants, i don't think i've ever had a pair of pants fit me so spot on straight out of the package than these do

the fabric is lightweight and stretchy and perfect for just lounging around in the warmer weather
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