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

Postby bels » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:22 am

Prada is #10 more than the whistles. It's just the polyester issue.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby oucho » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:25 am

bels wrote:- Ironically "ugly retro" design that only becomes elevated to "cool and hip" when worn by someone with suitable wealth signifiers is a bad concept.
- The bit that isn't elastane is polyester which smells horrible on me

I don't think the design is ugly? But yes, you will look ridiculous drinking from your Supreme water bottle whilst wearing this. What do you mean polyester smells horrible on you, does it react with your sweat or something?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:58 am

What do you mean polyester smells horrible on you, does it react with your sweat or something?


Yeah? I dunno if I'm the only one but if I wear polyester for more than a couple of hours it smells really strongly. I don't mind it for sportswear but for jackets which never get washed it seems a bit dicey

Though maybe it's "superior Italian polyester" which won't smell as bad. I once got a Corneliani blazer that had a high poly content and it was fine so it probably exists.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby jujumaster » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:00 pm

WalrusParty wrote:I have been searching for a pair of trousers with a similar silhouette like these from Yohji for god knows how long but it appears cheap alternatives are hard to by. My price range was originally <$150 but I'm feeling really grim that this is pretty unreasonable. :-|

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AMI oversized carrot fit is very similar, downside the crotch is low.

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

Postby adiabatic » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:55 pm

bels wrote:
What do you mean polyester smells horrible on you, does it react with your sweat or something?


yeah?? I dunno if I'm the only one but if I wear polyester for more than a couple of hours it smells really strongly. I don't mind it for sportswear but for jackets which never get washed it seems a bit dicey


It’s a jacket, but is it washable anyway? Will it fall apart if you throw it in the wash every so often?

(And it’s not just you; I’ve been wearing lots of breezy athletic polyester in the heat and it tends to smell…acidic…pretty quickly.)
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby jujumaster » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:09 pm

pirxthepilot wrote:not like i need another coat so had talked myself into playing 'bela roulette' with this Marni (wait for sale, leave oneself open to daily anxiety/disappointment), but one stockist has already sold out ITS STILL AUGUST FFS. so... grey or blue?

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How about the Argentinian Coypu fur version? 12k.

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

Postby BIGBEE » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:21 pm

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pros:
leopard
brand synergy
don't own jeans
cheaper

cons:
maybe there's a reason I don't own jeans

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Pros:
corduroy
don't own cropped pants or corduroy
more expensive
want something from this brand

cons:
don't know that they will fit
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Copeland » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:24 pm

I drunk kopped a pair of MIP 10s cuz they were on deep sale. Was planning on selling cuz I read about the long break-in, which is unrealistic since I wear flyknits most of the time and expensive sneakers rarely, and I was never into Jordans. But they're kinda nice, and I appreciate the craftsmanship, and I was watching the Kiarostami (RIP) film Certified Copy which made me think about replicas. Realistically, what do these go with if I don't wear blue jeans? How do I work the patina'd color into a wardrobe? Should I just sell?

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

Postby jujumaster » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:34 am

I want this coat but unfortunately I am not two people sitting on ones shoulders underneath it.

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

Postby Morlin » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:22 pm

I was really digging the gramicci GRANITEs but then they goofed with the pleather. are there any trekking/hiking-stylized sneakers that are all black? (or navy/black like this even)
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I think that it is not. Cowichan, etc., If you prefer a thick knit, how about you? It is cool there is atmosphere!
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby jujumaster » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:33 pm

Want some keks like these Jil Sanders from aw15, cant find anything similar this season tho

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

Postby posh_somme » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:31 pm

WalrusParty wrote:I have been searching for a pair of trousers with a similar silhouette like these from Yohji for god knows how long but it appears cheap alternatives are hard to by. My price range was originally <$150 but I'm feeling really grim that this is pretty unreasonable. :-|

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i'm so late on this but i was looking for a similar pair. i tried on the universal works pleat pants a couple of weeks ago and really like them

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only in olive, camel and navy, but there's some really nice navy wool ones too. there's no model pic on their site but they're cropped and taper a fair bit
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:25 pm

My ankle boots are finally giving out and they aren't being stocked any more so I want to find something that will fill the niche.

idc if they're chukkas or chelsea boots or whatever as long as they're plain toed, this sort of brown colour and have a similar not-pointy-but-not-stubby silhouette. Material isn't that important but nubuck would be cool. I'm toying with the idea of RM Williams but I'm not sure I want to drop that much money so something sub £200 would be nice. I'm also looking at some Meermin stuff as well but more suggestions would be cool.

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

Postby BIGBEE » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:09 pm

posh_somme wrote:
WalrusParty wrote:I have been searching for a pair of trousers with a similar silhouette like these from Yohji for god knows how long but it appears cheap alternatives are hard to by. My price range was originally <$150 but I'm feeling really grim that this is pretty unreasonable. :-|

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i'm so late on this but i was looking for a similar pair. i tried on the universal works pleat pants a couple of weeks ago and really like them

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only in olive, camel and navy, but there's some really nice navy wool ones too. there's no model pic on their site but they're cropped and taper a fair bit


mind posting a fit pic?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby ramdomthought » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:28 pm

BIGBEE wrote:
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posh_somme wrote:
WalrusParty wrote:I have been searching for a pair of trousers with a similar silhouette like these from Yohji for god knows how long but it appears cheap alternatives are hard to by. My price range was originally <$150 but I'm feeling really grim that this is pretty unreasonable. :-|

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i'm so late on this but i was looking for a similar pair. i tried on the universal works pleat pants a couple of weeks ago and really like them

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only in olive, camel and navy, but there's some really nice navy wool ones too. there's no model pic on their site but they're cropped and taper a fair bit

mind posting a fit pic?


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

Postby Minkhoi » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:16 pm

Looking for a Parka that fits like this from EG

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E:Budget is 200-250 euros
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby costanza » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:48 am

COS sweat pants. Convince me I'm fine washing them at the 30 degree washing instruction and I'll probably buy them. I always feel like 30 degrees is so low to wash clothes in. Like they're not really clean when the cycle is done.
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Feel like a fuck up not buying this Lou Dalton bomber at 180€. It's probably gone from the sale now. But at the same time it seemed like a lot of money to drop right now for a garment I wouldn't be using that much the coming autumn and winter. How do you people feel about buying clothes that you won't wear for 6 months or so?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Bonobonobo » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:40 am

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Pros:
- Dragons r cool
- Allows me to rep chinese heritage
- Nice oversized fit
- Sasquatchfabrix hype points
- Very auspicious red colorway

Cons:
- Actually I'm half chinese and can't read what it says. Apparently it's someone's name or something?
- Mysterious 50% polyester (don't know what Sasquatch quality is like)
- Only place where it's not sold out is Haven
- I just got an oversized navy sweatshirt and I'm undecided on the red one being too bright or not
- there's a very small chance that if I saw this in some startup streetwear brand's bigcartel shop I would have thought it was the tackiest shit ever

@adiabatic Sure I'd appreciate that, though I've pretty much already decided against mostly because I doubt I'd wear it enough.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Morlin » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:01 pm

is there a term for labcoat-esque shirt jackets with pockets? kinda like this silhouette
nah chore coats have upward facing pockets. and a wider shape. I want something drapey with easy access slant pockets
maybe story mfg chore coats. idk. this whole country has no idea how to make a jacket
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:39 am

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

Postby Eddie » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:56 pm

a more relevant question would be who makes the shoes they wear in those photos
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby oucho » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:06 pm

Honestly that coat is not that bad, the whole technical-cycling-fashion thing is very lame, but it's not any worse than any other concept used by any other brand to sell clothes. All branding is exactly equal. It looks fine, is not too expensive and is probably quite practical.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby ramseames » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:24 pm

Nothing wrong with "technical cycling fashion" in a generalized sense but don't give money to people using Kickstarter to sell clothes
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby oucho » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:07 pm

What's wrong with Kickstarter? I mean I've never seen anything good on Kickstarter but I don't see any reason why I wouldn't fund something there that I liked, or am I missing something? Also I'm sure they had to put quite a lot of money into the video and page, but nowhere near €35,000, which is apparently what they need for their minimum order. The cost of producing a decent video or shoot can be extremely small, fashion photographers and videographers will work for peanuts if it's a half-decent brand. Whatever, I'm sure they could make a decent cycling coat without needing to make an order of 1000 metres of fabric. Surely kickstarter in theory allows people with less money to start a clothing line?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby yoyobeat » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:19 pm

Few thoughts on this.

1. People have to get started somehow. Not everyone can get picked up by a store, and I think resourcefulness should be admired. Sure, some of the stuff is recycled trend upon trend, and therefore seems lame, but it takes a LOT of work to get off one's ass and attempt something like this in the first place.

2. Yes, I too am tired of the "simple" mediocre-looking bags designed for the twenty-something's privilege-fueled backpacking trip of self-discovery. Part of that is jealousy that I haven't gone on such a trip. But more importantly, Kickstarter brands often present their products much differently than your typical fashion brand. Instead of selling clothes whose main purpose is to make you look and feel cool, they sell PRODUCTS with solutions to specific problems. Whether that's keeping dry while biking... or an ergonomic camera bag. Even 'cheap raw denim' is arguably a clear solution to problems people are feeling.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby _Organism » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:39 pm

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

Postby bels » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:37 am

I didn't buy that coat at the reduced price and now I regret it because in post brexit pounds it's unaffordable at the pre order price
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Bonobonobo » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:36 pm

Do any high street or generally cheaper do cuts kind of like this? $50 at the very most?

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Short sleeve tee, roomy in the torso, normal/high neckline, longer sleeves with drop shoulders. But maybe with less wide sleeves so it doesn't make me look even skinnier than I am (main reason why I'm not just getting this).

Oh also so I don't double post: navy or brown? And I know you will all say yellow but I just can't do it. Material is corduroy. Projected colors to wear in tandem: white, bright mustard yellow, grey-blue, "slightly faded raws" indigo, dark olive. Initial reaction brown but don't want earthyness.

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

Postby pirxthepilot » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:03 am

need some kind of rain jacket, what is tech-fashion nerd view of stutterheim? any alternatives?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:25 am

I don't rate anything made of that PVC stuff for anything other than standing around in freezing temperatures. Sure someone will come in and say it's fine though because it probably is, but I don't see the point in putting yourself through that in 2016.

Just buy some acronym. The way they style it on the website is basically how you dress anyway.

otherwise some random ebay links that might be in your ballpark but you'll probably castigate me for suggesting

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hentsch-Man-R ... 2402237127
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Trench-C ... SwzaJX-BPf
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6876-Brecon-V ... Sw-CpX-Lvb
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAUL-HARNDEN- ... SwZd1VW3oc
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loro-Piana-St ... Sw8w1X~mGH
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Macki ... SwzaJX~NCg
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arcteryx-Veil ... SwYmZXLw16
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arcteryx-Veil ... Sw5VFWHEcv

bonus: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EDWIN-PLEATED ... orogLRr3vg

Also whilst I'm telling you how to dress, marks and spencers have black selvedge jeans as well.
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