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

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:48 pm
by bobo77
On MFA there's a bit of a backlash to CDBs and the CDB support circle, as far as I've seen. Even when they're recommended, it's with a lot of qualms and how they shouldn't be the last shoe you buy and whatever.

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

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:50 pm
by jrisk
suede desert boots are still pretty cool

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:15 am
by zayg
my best friend has a pair of suede desert boots and i must say, they're a billion times cooler and much more relevant and just age so much better as well

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:31 am
by RomanEmpire
Suede is always best

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

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:19 am
by bels
Uniqlo's new Indigo collection is in.

Wonder what the fit is like on those "loose taper fit" jeans. Could be very cool... maybe? Cheapo pocket tees too.

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/clothing ... -blue/men/

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

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:46 am
by vgtbls
Wow, so they changed the name from Pure Blue Japan to Indigo Blue. At least they realized they fucked that up. Someone here bought those loose taper fits... show yourself!

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

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:57 pm
by harmsalmon
highly recommend these Uniqlo "Light Comfort Jackets" on sale for $50 in-store and online.

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just picked one up at the store on 5th ave and it's really great. construction actually is surprisingly solid unlike some other qlo outerwear I've handled, and the outer shell is this badass poly/nylon blend that gives it that coveted snow-pants-swishiness factor and also makes it water resistant. was wearing it on college tours today in Boston and stayed remarkably dry despite the brief downpours. I love it to death already.

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

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:03 pm
by rublev
just copped the loose taper and a couple of the sweats... will report back on tuesday

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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:53 pm
by Ques
part of me really wants this from uniqlo:

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the intense over-exposure i receive to fleece on a daily basis is leading me down a rabbit hole

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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:50 pm
by harmsalmon
@Ques I sized tts, it's not very slim and the sleeves run a tad long so if you're into that "trendy" slim-cropped-blazer look you could probably size down. ofc recommend checking uniqlo's thorough-as-always sizing charts before any decision making though.

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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:08 pm
by tomsfood
why would you size down to look like a slimntrendy when you could size up and look like a yeti?

really though that fleece material is quite unattractive in person in my opinion, other uniqlo fleeces seemed much nicer (though had less character obviously).

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

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:22 am
by ynnrz
bela wrote:Uniqlo's new Indigo collection is in.

Wonder what the fit is like on those "loose taper fit" jeans. Could be very cool... maybe? Cheapo pocket tees too.

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/clothing ... -blue/men/


It arrived a while back down under.

I took a fit pic
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Wore a 28, my usual qlo pants size

Rise is fairly high, its a button fly too, flimsy buttons tho. Waist was on the loose side

Top block is very fairly loose, tapers very aggressively to a small opening. For reference top block was looser then weird guys I was wearing that day, hem smaller

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:24 am
by maj
Bald fade

Jd Wind breaker

Skinny light wash pinrolled

Airmax/ roshe/ adidas football

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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:06 pm
by bels
Did some Haloween related shopping today.

Has someone else noticed these Primark x Common Projects?

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This sweat makes identification easy:

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I thought this guy at the check out was pretty inspo. Shorts, white socks pulled up, grey vans, tourquise polo shirt buttoned to the top, burgu harrington, talking shit with his mate in full sports direct regalia.

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EDIT the shoes are puma baskets not common primarks come on

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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:01 pm
by popcorn
I'm kinda just amazed at how easily they copied nearly every visual detail of Common Projects. The weird part is the rift between people who frequent Primark and people who might know what Common Projects are. Do they have anything in place to avoid being sued for selling Cheap Primarks Ajax Lows?

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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:34 pm
by mc-lunar
not gonna pretend i know shit about common projects legal strategies but my guess is that CP figures that the people who will purchase £15 leather trainers are not the people who will buy £300 leather trainers and the cost of suing/hiring lawyers/all that shit is more hassle than it'd be worth since it's not like they're losing any purchases.

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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:07 pm
by yourdad
pretty sure they wouldn't be able to do anything anyways. i don't believe there are trademarks or copyrights for clothing outside of brand logos and maybe proprietary fabrics. as long as they change at least one thing, you can't really do anything about it.

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

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:57 am
by Bobbin.Threadbare
Also CP didn't invent that design.

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

PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:17 pm
by Bryan
Decided to take a look at the A.Wang + H&M stuff on the H&M Website today and the product shots make the pieces look like absolute rubbish compared to the promo shots or whatever.

http://www.hm.com/us/wangxhm#men

originally planned to cop the leather jacket, print sweater (not the WANG one) and windbreaker but they look awful now (go into quick look)

what be ye thoughts fellow care-tagians?

P.S leather high tops look especially awful

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

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:06 am
by verilyvert
Visited Victoria BC twice in the last couple of months, and noticed that Sitka had a distinctly looking EG piece.

Sitka Drifter Shirt
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Engineered Garments Work Shirt
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Now it seems one thing to be making similar items based off of mutural workwear flintstone , but quite another to almost duplicate someone else's pocket patterns. That said if you like the EG look but can't get it, there is always this. The Sitka shirt was $40 at the promotions I saw.

This one is not as bad a copy, but Sitka also had this apron ($60 during promotion)
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which is reminiscent of other EG aprons,
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or these handeyesupply aprons,
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Of course these are more varied than the shirt designs, and could be taking their cues from actual trades' aprons rather than each other, but somehow I doubt that is entirely the case. Curious to see how this sort of workwear aspect of Sitka fits in with the rest of their skater and surfer branding. In the meantime we can all pull up a chair, pour ourselves a drink, and watch as EG designs (aprons included) begin to hit the mainstream.

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

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:11 pm
by can-
the cigarette pocket combo is not an EG original.

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

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:21 pm
by can-
muji ruined one of the greatest shirts of all time this season when the bio-chemois button up was iterated to have a flat / French front placket instead of good old double stitched.

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

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:09 am
by rublev
rublev wrote:just copped the loose taper and a couple of the sweats... will report back on tuesday


okay so the stuff isn't bad but it's probably all going back. the sweats are a weird fit... like boxy but also pretty slim at the same time??? the small was too small for me but the medium was a bad fit. nice wash on the black and blue though. the jeans...hmmm... initially i thought i'd keep them but now probably not. again the sizing is a bit all over the place. i went for a 29 which, if i'd paid more attention to the sizing, is actually a 32... bizarre. but i wanted them baggy / loose at the top so that's not so bad. the taper is fine. i think it's the wash i'm not happy with. feels a bit euro slav g star raw 2010 (especially with my boots). i think i really only like the levis dad stonewash when it comes to blue denim

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

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:18 pm
by rublev
COS trousers that sold out in every size in less than a week :(

"A loose, straight shape, these wide-leg trousers have a folded pleat along the front and partially elasticated waistband. Tapering slightly towards the ankle, they have slanted front pockets, welt back pockets and a classic zip fly fastening."

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tried in store today but they didn't have them. the girl kept saying 'are they these' after showing me another pair of wool trousers... i think she thought i just fancied some wool trousers even though i kept saying 'they wide legged with a folded pleat... no, they don't have a drawstring.... no they don't have elasticated hems...' etc

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

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:12 pm
by tomsfood
tomsfood quarterly gap review

As always Gap is full of gold at the moment (kinda). These are all things worth your money (during a 40 percent off code sale ofc) that I have personally tried on and verified (professionally certified gap reviewer so you can trust me).

This jacket is awesome if you size up (always gotta size up at gap smh). If you want like the big rick parka look two sizes up will be awesome but the liner will be unwearable on its own.

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This jacket I actually just bought as my winter jacket, sized up one and got the "tall" version. It's dope but sleeves are wayyyyy too long so gotta get them shortened at some point. It's very warm.

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These three blazers have the same cut and are have a nice casual cut. Only size up if you have wide shoulders cause the shoulders are a tiny bit wide. EG on a budget right here

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The new "Standard Taper" fit is pretty much the ideal cut of jeans, unfortunately all the washes they have in it at the moment are garbage. Hopefully they come out with a black wash or something better than what they have now.

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Also you will all be happy to hear that gap finally responded to givenchy's rottweiler with their own animal mascot, which I do say is more ferocious.

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

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:21 am
by ramseames
""be better than the gap"

-ryry "

-xxstevexx

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

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:50 am
by maj

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

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:51 am
by bels
In COS' defence, when you assert every possible permutation of the bomber jacket, your results are going to contain a couple that have already been hit upon.

COS is to bomber jackets what Nike is to trainer design.

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

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:21 pm
by popcorn
Ques wrote:
Spoiler:
part of me really wants this from uniqlo:

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the intense over-exposure i receive to fleece on a daily basis is leading me down a rabbit hole


So, I got this, with similar rationality. A lot of people ask if it's patagonia. Anyway, short review.

I'm a J. Crew regular XS and a Uniqlo XS, so I got an XS.
+ Fit is retro, kinda boxy, but also reasonably slim in the body and short in the arms, since this is Uniqlo we're dealing with; I like that.
+ The inner lining is very warm, I take it off in some classes, would recommend for cold and unloving lecture halls with un-insulated seating.
+ The neck stands pretty strongly. I love it while driving.
+ 2 inside pockets, both very deep. Large enough for a paperback novel.
+ Side pockets are very warm, pretty big, and at a good height.
- Outside is very fluffy, denser than most pile fleece, but not super soft.
- I don't really use the chest pocket, but I guess it looks good.
Got it at $50. Wear it once or twice a week, around the house, and on errands. Do not regret, would recommend to a friend.

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

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:15 pm
by tomsfood
@rublev tall stuff just has longer arms and longer overall length for tops (at least it's that way for the jacket I got idk if all items are like that)