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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Syeknom » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:28 pm

bela wrote:Paging syeknom for the MC knowledge once again.

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@bela - looks really ace, shoulder fit is great and the lapels + stance are working. Get it to a tailor to be tightened up: sleeves shorter, hem trou, suppress waist, clean up seat/thigh area maybe. How does the fabric feel? Is it fully canvassed? Nice wear-qualia?
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:56 pm

Fabric feels good, nice and drapey. I've never felt up a fully canvassed jacket so I'm not sure but I think this one is (via the pinch test)

Decided to keep the top one (size 48) rather than the 46 and it's with the tailor now. The trews are a bit roomy but the sleeves on the 46 felt way too short when I tried it on with a shirt.

Neuro keeps saying stuff about how she'll be wearing the jacket when it gets cold and I don't seem to be able to shoot her venomous enough looks to get her to drop the idea.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Blastoise » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:19 pm

@ryan_firecrotch I have a shirt from them in their Japanese chambray. I like it a lot, probably my most worn shirt. It was soft to start out with and has softened up a ton since, I've had it for around a year now. The blue has gradually faded showing the tan underneath (whereas a lot of chambray would have a slight amount of white). Fairly lightweight and breathable, but sturdy. Fabric itself has held up quite nicely, no real signs of wear/tear besides the color fading. I can see it making for a comfortable pair of pants, easily.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby nevergreen » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:46 pm

mesh vs terrycloth
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except the terrycloth in white since the beige/tan is sold out
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby mc-lunar » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:09 am

I've been lusting after a pair of "baller' boots for a while and a pair of 10sei0ottos popped up, in my size, for $180 (which is a pretty good price) but there's definitely some wear. this is one of those situations where I'm like "do i just want these because they're something i feel like I should buy or do i actually want these in my wardrobe? I should be selling some things soon so it's not like money is really an issue for these but i think it's more the principle of the matter? I mean in terms of shoes i'd probably want a zip? But that seems almost negligible when you're getting like 90% off

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby exprof » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:19 am

Still debating these super fun mykita shades, idunno if I'll get sick of the blue but they're sooo fun

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby chilljin » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:28 am

oki-ni order came in

jawns+shoes
jeans have some really ncie details, v soft and fit me perfectly
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Blastoise » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:19 pm

@ryan_firecrotch J.Crew is having that 30% off sale that you were waiting for on those pants. Go for it.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby popcorn » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:45 pm

@Blastoise thank you so much man, wow, gonna have to make another run to the bank :v)
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby JewTurk » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:23 pm

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shi ... /62202.jsp

Ahhh, I found this instore walking around and now seeing that J Crew is having a sale right now...

Does anyone know if I can get the 30% off in-store and stack it with a student discount?

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There's a listing on ebay right now, only worn once or twice supposedly, for $45. I put a bid on it.

@Stringray
Yeah I get that J Crews quality probably isn't worth that price point, hoping this ebay listing works out.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby chadnik » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:13 am

think I'm gonna snipe this MH dress (but in olive drab)

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Syeknom » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:53 pm

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Raf Simons Virginia Creeper coat has been relisted on ebay, wish me luck for round two
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:09 am

Suit worked out brilliantly and is nicely understated. Next black tie event I'm getting a wing collar shirt, studs and a cummerbund though. Those highlighted the better black tie fits I saw much more than finicky details like satin trim.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby bels » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:10 am

No fit pics because I spent 30 minutes trying to tie an acceptable bow tie...
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:21 pm

Thinking of copping something from Our Legacy.

A few pieces I've seen resonate with me in a certain way but I'm slightly unsure what I'd wear them with.

Also does anyone know any other brands with a similar washed out aesthetic? I love the look but I don't want to just buy OL.

Shawl collar pop-over shirt with zip fastening
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Rainbow denim jacket
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This scarf man, I want it but what would I even do with it
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby Syeknom » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:13 pm

First thing is a bit eh, jacket is pretty cool, don't really understand the question regarding the scarf it looks dead easy to wear
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby JewTurk » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:16 pm

What footwear looks good with stacks on an extreme tapered pair of jeans? I have all of my handsewns (camp mocs and boat shoes) and vans right now. Been going around town trying things on, nothing seems to fit the bill.

Was going to pull the trigger on some wallabee runs but they just didn't seem to work and I wasn't quite sold on 'them.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:03 pm

Syeknom wrote:First thing is a bit eh, jacket is pretty cool, don't really understand the question regarding the scarf it looks dead easy to wear

Yeah I'm really leaning towards the jacket now, I guess a better question would be what to wear with that, it would certainly be the most unusual piece in my wardrobe if I got it. The scarf probably is pretty easy to wear come to think of it but I don't think I'm up for spending like £100 on an accessory.

I reckon I'll order the jacket in to try it out soon. Maybe the scarf as well just to see what it's like. It's gonna be an expensive week.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby chadnik » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:07 pm

oh god dammit I missed out on the MH dress because I forgot to change my eBay password on my sniping service

I may have cried a tiny bit
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:21 pm

Been 'mirin this Our Legacy shirt, and it's on sale. however i am on cop freeze until end of November. the mind is willing but the flesh is weak.

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby greggy » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:37 am

I thought that was prawnzee modelling that shirt for a second
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Okay so the OL rainbow jacket just arrived. It looks weird but also pretty sick, makes me want to buy more washed out clothes. Still deciding whether to keep it though.

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby JewTurk » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:21 pm

So I won this auction
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281364381586

$50 for selvedge, raw denim, shirt. Figured why not.

I get my noragi fabric swatch file on Friday, very excited to get the process going.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby popcorn » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:10 pm

congrats @JewTurk, you're just a piece off from a completed selvedge suit.
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby can- » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:46 pm

om nom nom

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby inherently » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:57 pm

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been lusting after these for a while; not sure if i want to drop $225 on them though.

@balloons, you had a pair of butteros right? how does the sizing run?
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby chadnik » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:35 pm

ahhhhh the seller of the MH dress just messaged me (after I sent her a teary message when I lost) that the winning bidder never paid and the dress is mine

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby umbreyonce » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:56 pm

Not as much "considering" as "already bought," but I had been lusting over the RO classic leather biker for a while and found one for 50% off on Forward and copped it. I want to sleep with it.

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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby nevergreen » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:18 am

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i can't tell if they're kind of cool or kind of not
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Re: Opportunity Costs

Postby nevergreen » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:41 pm

@thatbiglake shoes are hydrogen-1. company is very cp-esque but they're having a sale on everything rn http://hydrogen-1.com/collections/entire-collection
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