I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Francks » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:12 am

Yes they stock names, I doubt they select anything with coherence in mind. Anyway I find all the usual department stores pretty boring for men (harrod's, selfridges, harvey nichols, liberty). But I guess they stock what sells.

yes the shirt is navy, which goes with black pants.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby pirxthepilot » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:11 am

yah, hostem is the only store in london i really enjoy visiting. new location is nice too.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby RomanEmpire » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:24 am

So I haven't bought pink shoes yet, but I found some more really compelling options. (Thanks @fun_yunchables for showing me the vans)

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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby trasparenti » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:52 am

lotion wrote:anntian velvet 'fake jeans'
i try to own different textures but have intentionally skipped velvet. this would give me an excuse :razz:
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anntian is great. those remind me of the Talking About The Abstraction denim-printed sweatpants

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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Blastoise » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:17 pm

Couple of things. Where should I look for burgundy oxfords or derbies? Dr. Martens don't fit me. Would also be interested in tan suede as well.

Any chukkas/desert boots similar to Allen Edmonds Gobis?

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The more casual the better (no toe caps or broguing).
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Copeland » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:59 am

So I'm trying to find something I can wear everyday in Spring and that I don't have to change out of to go to the gym. I spend a lot of time walking on a huge campus and would have to carry my gym clothes with me if I'm not already dressed in them. I'm typically against John Elliott but it seems their sweats and hoodies are my best bet. I don't like the shape of Nike Tech Fleeces, too loose up top. Are there any other decently looking sweatpants/trackpants or shorts?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Francks » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:54 am

Maybe not the right topic but I'm looking for a very specific item from dries from SS16

It's a pair of trousers
Cut: peeler
Fabric code: 1345 (black)
And in size 46

Called the Antwerp store they only have it in navy, and sold out in Paris flagship store.

Tried several online stores (selfridges, liberty, autograph, browns, le bon marche, galleries lafayette, totokaelo, l'inde le palais) but couldn't find it.

Any idea of shops (including brick&mortar) where I could be lucky?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Syeknom » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:26 am

Other stores that come to mind as Dries menswear stockists: Stijl (Brussels), Rewind (Ghent), Andreas Murkudis (Berlin), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), The Corner, END.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Francks » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:43 am

After checking again and again, only place I found it is Movie Gang in Japan, Okazaki.

They don't ship internationally as usual, but it seems they don't ship at all even within Japan.
@trasparenti do you know this shop?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby pirxthepilot » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:35 am

nxtlvl black trouser nerdery, well done
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:48 am

Fabric code 1345 is one of the most interesting textures available.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby chadnik » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:50 pm

two Paraboot deals have recently come onto my radar. now the question is:

Michael

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Veley
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any input appreciated!
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Cowboy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:37 pm

Lots of controversy in the reps there
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby ramdomthought » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:24 pm

Michael's are the best paraboots by far

Get a Vass ripoff on them instead. The norvogese welt is too perfect for the shape
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby trasparenti » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:19 am

Francks wrote:After checking again and again, only place I found it is Movie Gang in Japan, Okazaki.

They don't ship internationally as usual, but it seems they don't ship at all even within Japan.
@trasparenti do you know this shop?


never been there, they're in a different part of my prefecture. it's an hour from my house via subway if you want me to poke around
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:36 am

Interview shirts. White or blue?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby stappard_ » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:45 am

blue unless its an interview for daz
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby chadnik » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:01 am

thanks for the input everyone, just ordered the Veleys!

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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Copeland » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:38 am

Looking at this AW14 Dries suit but the shoulder measurement, 43.5 cm for 52, is really really slim. Is this how Dries suits are cut, do they fit bigger because of the roped shoulder cut? The measurements look like a regular 48/50. Would it be impossible to widen the shoulders?

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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby pirxthepilot » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:04 am

all the dries tailoring i've tried is very slim around the shoulders/upper arms. if you're quite built up around that area his stuff might not be for you (or you need to size up, but then there might be problems elsewhere..)
you definitely can't widen the shoulders- indeed many tailors have told me that although it's technically possible to make them narrower it hardly ever works, so shoulders are the most important thing to look at when you buy anything.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby trichomatic » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:56 pm

Got around to a bit of spring cleaning including going through my wardrobe and getting rid of the stuff and kind of assessing what I have and where I'd like it to go.
Things I could do with in order of highest to lowest priority: coat upgrade, sandals, casual button shirts, replacement sweats/knits, cool vest, cool tee, a casual jacket or blazer, backpack, funky socks, maybe some more winter accessories and boots.

Baby steps though. Starting with coat considerations:

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Sassafras (more of a navy)
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CDG Shirt poly w/ fleece lining
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Schneider wool
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Rebuild
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White Mountaineering
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or just go for the easy route of Birk Arizonas
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby soz » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:11 pm

A red curved brim cap
-no sports team connotations
-not rl pony

genuinely struggling to find something.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby soz » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:23 pm

forgot to add, want some branding or a letter or s/t on the front.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby odradek » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:49 am

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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby mike868y » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:42 pm

has anyone handled the carhartt adams jacket? does it fit as terribly as all the photos make it look?
http://shop.carhartt-wip.com/us/men/jac ... ams-jacket

smh, i should just try and track down the eg aviator in my size.

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wtb: xs EG navy tropical wool andover, grey wool hartford jacket, wool glen check andover, brown cord andover, b2b in brown/navy twill plaid, sz8.5 yuteken peanut suede/crepe sole loafers, size 27/28 unis gio skinny
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby ramdomthought » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:46 pm

@mikey868y i've got a brown aviator from eg that is a tad small on me i could toss your way for a good enough song

wool lined and all that size xs from 08 i think
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby mike868y » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:53 pm

woah, thanks for the offer. i already have a wool lined bomber though, looking for something ss weight :/
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wtb: xs EG navy tropical wool andover, grey wool hartford jacket, wool glen check andover, brown cord andover, b2b in brown/navy twill plaid, sz8.5 yuteken peanut suede/crepe sole loafers, size 27/28 unis gio skinny
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby MythicSquirrel » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:57 pm

I'm having such a hard time finding shorts and a jacket. I want some 5" running shorts, and I was looking at this jacket, http://shop.hellyhansen.com/ca-en/item/ ... t_type=cat I tried it on and it's almost perfect except the collar is like having a PFD around your neck. Any recommendations??
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby mike868y » Sun May 01, 2016 2:44 pm

nick » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:31 pm
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carhartt wip is mall clothes that fit poorly. you will find the item you want on rak eventually.

bels » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:01 am
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get the EG mikey you're an EG boy don't settle

BIGBEE » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:43 pm
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just get the eg, carhartt wip blows

you guys are a bunch of enablers! ordered the EG yesterday (paid full retail because i'm a daiki fanboy)
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wtb: xs EG navy tropical wool andover, grey wool hartford jacket, wool glen check andover, brown cord andover, b2b in brown/navy twill plaid, sz8.5 yuteken peanut suede/crepe sole loafers, size 27/28 unis gio skinny
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby meatjacket » Sat May 07, 2016 11:53 pm

Would love to find a jacket similar to these, size med.

http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/jackets/v ... 78009.html
http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/jackets/v ... 77014.html

what are these called again? battle jacket? souvineer? award?
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