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 Vaeltaja » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:56 pm

Both are about the same price and a good deal in general, but I'm not sure if I have the money for both.

A) Image in that color. Cotton. Throne collar and such. Just a cool white shirt.

B) Image in black. Wool. Has a closure (or a closure on each side?). While wool, probably will be a cool piece of knitwear to wear in S/S.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby aporea » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:23 am

red or navy? i can't decide.. think i'm leaning red halp choose for me

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i don't have sneakers/beaters in either color. New Balance CRT300 icyw.


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

Postby Prae » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:25 pm

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Any idea where to buy some shades with a frame like this, (clear frame, maybe different glass) for somewhat cheap?

Also, where can I look for clothes like he's wearing without breaking the banK?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby schiaparelli » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:44 pm

(update) last time in this thread i asked for advice on these margiela boots. arrived—defective, lace loops were torn—sent back—my size isn't available anywhere but i'm also disenchanted and sad. trying to convince myself i didn't like the toebox anyway

on to the next potential purchase! considering these two overall-like things.



white:
+ my ideal skirt length
+ more standard/"classic" overall shape
– not as sleek, am not a huge fan of the chest pockets
– i wear a lot of white tops but would an all-white outfit be too much? what if the whites don't pair well?

blue:
+ super cool cross-stripe back!
+ beautiful color (it's also available in black but meh)
+ the converted-to-pants version looks cool
– still don't know how i feel about wide pants
– the super-wide legs might be too out there for how i dress now?!?!
– but is it weird to roll down the top to make pants? does it look awkward?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby coldomatic » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:01 pm

I'm in love with these two derbies from Barny Nakhle but not sure which one I should get or if it would be worth to buy these at retail which is around 1500$.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:57 pm

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A or B?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby klonopin » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:22 am

Looking for some straight leg dark navy (ink?) corduroys. I really like Old-Towns's plains (http://www.old-town.co.uk/collections/p ... cts/plains) but the 4-6 week wait is kind of a bummer. Orvis has a good looking pair (http://www.orvis.com/p/supercord-pants/8p70) but the brand has always struck me as an overpriced ll bean and ll bean's offering is cheap as shit but from the web pics they look a few shades lighter than what I want (http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/79803?fe ... atural-fit). any suggestions?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:03 pm

Everyone says A but I'm clearly going to buy B

The stock pic of the first one is like

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

Postby coldomatic » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:06 am

I recently just found this Barny Nakhle derbies with python.. I really like these but not sure what to get between these and the two I posted above.. these ones goes for about 2k though..

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

Postby nick » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:17 pm

Ugh, I used to say I'd never BUT -

Good choices for a comfort/walking shoe (or sandal)? Wider toe box a must -

From googling pictures, these kind of shoes definitely look better on fit/in an outfit than in these shots

Some I'm looking at

Birkenstock Maine
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Aurora Middle english
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Any other ideas for this kind of shoe
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:19 pm

B sold for £50 three weks ago, got relisted for a non paying bidder and sold for £102

Can't help but suspect you lot are to blame.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:37 pm

Is there any reason I shouldn't get a raincoat in this light a colour? Do Rains jackets clean easily? Also how sweaty am I likely to get in this, armpit and yoke vents can only do so much.

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

Postby ramseames » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:01 pm

Rains feel very plastic/rubbery, they're like 50% polyurethane

I can't comment on breathabilty because I don't own one but I don't expect it to be good

Cheap 3L shell from tnf/rei/Patagonia will function a lot better
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:21 pm

Yeah I've handled them so I know how they feel, just never worn one for an extended period.

I've already got a cheap waterproof shell but it's the kind of thing I just carry around and only get out if it's actually raining, I'm after a light overlayer that I like wearing in general rather than purely as a utility, preferably in some beige colour and longer than waist length. Rains and Stutterheim are the only ones I can think of at the moment but Stut is pretty ££££ so I'm not so much about them. Are there any other brands that make similar coats?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:43 am

@cameron- Cheers for the suggestion but I don't think any of the light outerlayer pieces they have out at the moment are waterproof or even showerproof, none of them are the right colour anyway. The closest thing they had was the Shield Parka a season or two ago but that was way too heavy and also fit huge.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby BIGBEE » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:25 am

@DeafIdiotGod Look at our legacy hazard parka

ALSO
this bag has the same strap as an acr/bagjack bag. Might be a good alternative if you can remove the branding. No olive strap though :(
http://www.manhattanportage.com/catalog ... cts_id=441

PICS AND COMPARISON (taken from the acr bag I had for about 4 days)
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby CMYK » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:51 am

I'm about to embark on a quest that has claimed far greater men than me. Looking for black derbys, preferably around 200$ or under.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby pirxthepilot » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:28 pm

depends how you dress, what kind of shape you want etc. DMs are good of course or loake waverley is a decent all rounder, these can be had for a bizarrely cheap price from a very nice lady who runs a police outfitters in scotland (you should be able to save VAT too?)

http://www.sprashop.co.uk/xcs/index.php ... &ref=D101M
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby mike868y » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:57 am

i want to get a cheap m65. anyone have experience with the alpha industries slim fit ones? or should I just go vintage?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby ervhio » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:06 am

@mike868y

if you're a small person, even a small vintage one will be somewhat baggy - cool if you want something more relaxed. if you're larger and you want a slimmer fit, you can size down on vintage - they actually come in "long" variants sometimes.

if you're small and you want a slimmer fit, AI would be your best bet, though much more expensive.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby mike868y » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:52 am

i'm small as hell, but don't really expect a slim fit. definitely planning to layer it over blazers, denim jackets, and other mid layers. sounds like ai may be worth the premium. is the material as nice as vintage?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby hirokinakamura » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:41 pm

mike868y wrote:i'm small as hell, but don't really expect a slim fit. definitely planning to layer it over blazers, denim jackets, and other mid layers. sounds like ai may be worth the premium. is the material as nice as vintage?


AI uses NYCO fabric in all of their m-65s, it is more durable and water-resistant relative to the original OG-107 m-65 fabric, which was a heavyweight 100% cotton sateen. As someone who owns an original from 1968, I can tell you these things are big. Especially in the fucking arms, which are huge as a functional thing. When wearing your uniform underneath, you need lots of arm room in order to be able to bend and move your arms comfortably. So depending on sizing, you'll probably wind up with a boxy fit with huge arms.

Truthfully I prefer the original fabric, if for no other reason than I appreciate the history, and you can easily make it water-resistant with a few coats of Scotchguard. I still believe the Real McCoy's m-65 is the greatest of any version, because it retains all of the original details (sateen fabric, nickel zips, etc...) but with an updated fit and pattern that is just about as close to perfect (not too slim, not too big) as you can get. Its also like $800 ($500 in Japan though!).

I will, of course, recommend that you buy vintage because there is just a plethora out there and most have so much character, but I don't think you could go wrong with the regular AI m-65 instead of the slim fit.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby aporea » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:16 pm

losing my mind trying to find an xs/s black (or wine) chester (or mac/sutenkara) coat/jacket for the season for under $200. more interested in 100% cotton, hemp, or wool. blends of those are cool too, maybe rayon or s/t. length in the high 80cms/low 90cms.

examples & more:

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this seems pretty much perfect, no info on it tho.

there's some cool stuff here and here but none of it is in a material i want, is catching my eye, or is in my size :\ need some direction. willing to pay more for a fancy designer brand ;)

oh and i need pockets


@Vaeltaja lad is exactly what i'm going for but i can't find it :( anything like the above photo will work fine.. as long as it's not the devil's materials (nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc). looking into trove now! -- this is cool, a bit short, if i give up i might get it in navy.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Eddie » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:25 am

look for some schneider on YJP
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Prae » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:02 pm

Looking for a blouson to use as a mid-layer/summer jacket. Just bought http://www.cosstores.com/at/Men/Coats_J ... .1#c-22755, but I'm unsure whether I can properly incorporate the tech-fabric without it looking like a soft-shell. I was thinking something in maybe a grey or tan could be good, but haven't been able to find any brands which carry something like it with a long/slim fit at a reasonable price, which is the qualities the cos-jacket has.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby smass » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:01 pm

I do not know what I want. I need a shoe for summer thats not a sandal and not a sneaker that I can wear to work in a retail setting. Not sure if this is even the right thread. Any suggestions? Preferably under $200
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby djwildchina » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:38 pm

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Opening Ceremony

its very comfy, not sure if I like it or I'm blinded by comfiness.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby RomanEmpire » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:10 pm

Idk if I should buy birks or tevas
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby michaelmao » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:03 pm

wtb some super cool graphic tees???

willing to buy yours if you're a L or an XL!!!
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby meatjacket » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:20 am

http://unionmadegoods.com/product/beams ... -in-beige/

http://unionmadegoods.com/product/beams ... -in-beige/

is this me settling instead of the EG floral baker jacket or is this cool

its fukin cool :cool:
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