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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:47 am

gbv fits me alright.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby ptozzi » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:58 am

I love these beige chukkas. Wish regular Vans chukkas came in such nice colors
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby RycePooding » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:13 pm

Not sure this really fits here, but I trust you dudes on products and its sorta fashion related.

Good journal? Don't want something tiny (like field notes) but nothing too big either (not 8x11). Solidly bound with nice paper. Leather exterior would be sweet but not too picky there. Will be traveling lots with it, so some sort of durability would be nice. Any ideas?
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby kyung » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:23 pm

i got you

midori travelers notebook

delfonics (i like the name)

midori world meister

i have a delfonics one for personal use and i bought my mom the midori traveler. she loves it and carries it everywhere

though i also have a muji ringbound notebook just for sketching and it's held up relatively well (being thrown around in my pack and such)
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:13 pm

I think this is the best I'll find as far as materials, design, and color. The leather looks soft, it's got a good shape, the zipper is a big plus, and it's got more visual "oomph" than black achilles mids.

http://shop.wingsandhorns.com/products/ ... lack-black
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby odradek » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:53 pm

burton has acr dna, it's ok to like them.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby CleanThug » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:56 pm

Thinking about some Old Skool's: http://shop.vans.com/catalog/Vans/en_US ... skool.html

Should I go with the classic black/white? The all black is kinda cool. Suggestions welcome
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby deadkitty » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:14 am

get all white
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby ramseames » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:05 am

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Wings and horns 10 yr cowichan, handknit from strands of the fleece they use to make their sweatshirts. mad
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby rudy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:25 pm

I've wanted postmans for quite some time now just cause I'm lacking a simple black everyday shoe that isn't a pair of sneakers. Had planned on buying some this coming fall, but now that I've seen the beams suede version I have no idea what I want.

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Also I've never done proxy service from japan so I have no idea if it's even feasible cost-wise.

Edit: maj droppin knowledge. probably gonna go with the og's
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby yourdad » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:45 pm

i just picked up my pair of second narrow j-cut jeans. nothing to write home about. similar cut to zb dna jeans. mid-rise with a slim leg all the way through. not much of a taper so while the cut lends to more stacks, the leg opening doesn't allow for good looking stacks. dwr coating which should be interesting since i live in vancouver where it rains every other day. 13.75oz rope-dyed denim with no selvage line but not a big deal. plain and simple buttons. 6oz black cotton pocket bags. poly care tag. quick fit pic:
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full album here: http://imgur.com/a/nBc0Q

EDIT: just tested the dwr coating with a spray bottle. it sucks. water beads off for about half a second but a continuous flow soaked through the denim. well this was just unfortunate. these just became my beater jeans.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Syeknom » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:55 pm

Gog damn this MMM replica blazer

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Replica of a '70s jacket from Prague apparently. A double breasted light grey jacket is certainly not something I need but this is gorgeous and so cheap, my impulse purchase hormones are firing here.

Seems it can be worn closed up too:

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:52 am

90% sure I saw that blazer in every single charity shop on the high street.

Looks good done up tho.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Syeknom » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:29 am

@odradek needs to get on these

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Very nice in person.

I'm feeling a bit hot and flustered by these.

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby thomaspaine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:40 pm

Picked up this wtaps shirt. GF thinks it makes me look fat and is not a fan. Opinions and ideas of what to wear it with and how to wear it other than a grey crewneck tee + jeans? (v-neck shown in pic because all my crews are dirty)

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby ramseames » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:48 pm

Haha, you're like the last person I would have expected to do that. Get it at darkside?

Don't think it's making you look fat but I think it fits you a lot more slimly than it would probably be intended to.

I have a very similar thing from maiden and I usually wear it with a merz army tee, caramel gios, grey sneakers (will most likely post this fit when I get home) or with cargos , or under a shell, or under my down vest, etc.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Renalan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:01 pm

Looser jeans, unbuttoned.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby thomaspaine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:06 pm

Haha yeah darkside. My workplace is t-shirts and hoodies, so I've been finding myself dressing a lot more casually day to day. Wtaps has really been growing on me although I should probably just hit up a surplus store and save myself some money.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Runningshoes » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:54 pm

considering either one of these for summer. I think i like the fit of the first one better but the second is a linen blend and is to be really nice for the spring weather already here in LA

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby smiles » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Talking about the abstraction printed jean pant thing are calling to me. good for summer.

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Re: Opportunity Costs

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby odradek » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:00 am

dude those are like $30 pants

http://www.allseasonsuniforms.com/ea13a.htm
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby RycePooding » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:36 pm

After a really long no-cop and a good wardrobe purge I'm slowly picking things up again, with a renewed sense of what I want/need and can afford.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:42 pm

ULTIMATE CAGE FIGHT

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Desert London are more immediately appealing but I didn't get to where I am today without overthinking and second guessing myself.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby can- » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:48 pm

obvos #1, those second ones are gross, misshapen CDB's and thin soles always creep me out. put a brick or white sole on the first ones and u got a winner
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:59 pm

You don't like the second ones? The sole crepes you out?
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby smrk » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:39 am

I've been thinking about buying a pair of shoes like these COS ones:
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Does anybody know if COS shoes are any good? And if they're not that great, are there any alternatives?
I know that there are the CP crepe derbies which are similar, but they are a bit too shiny for my taste and I dislike the golden branding on them.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby maj » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:31 am

cos shoes start to look pretty shitty really fast from my experience, i had a set of boots and they were ok for what i paid but after 5 wears they looked mad creased and the leather was pretty shitty and i can only imagine that being more apparent on derbies. as for alternatives i'm pretty sure there most the ones i could recommend have a white soles however i do remember trickers doing a crepe sole lot for tres bien and norse at some point.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Syeknom » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:45 am

COS leather is like cardboard, don't waste yer money unless there's really no alternatives. Check out Trickers, Grenson, Churchs, other english brands, etc. Public School maybe an option. Browse the derby sections of retailers like Mr. P, The Corner, whatever.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby smrk » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:28 am

Thanks for the responses (smiling)

I'll probably get to check them out in store this weekend, but I'll take a careful look at them then.
I think it might be best if I save up for something like these APC derbies; I'll definitely will look at all your suggestions before doing anything.
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