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

Postby prairial » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:12 pm

After getting caught in another downpour today, I've decided I need to get a decent waterproof hooded coat/parka.

Should be:
-black, grey or navy
-slightly longer than waist length
-not too 'technical', for want of a better a word
-detachable liner would be advantageous

Basically, I want a coat like this Marg one but obviously cheaper. Happy to buy used. Any suggestions? Ta.

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

Postby bels » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:28 am

This is a tough quest my friend. Can you accept a logo?

John Lewis has a parka with a detachable lining. Don't think it's very waterproof though
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby Lorcan » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:13 am

For something that's fairly minimal looking and waterproof you could go scandi fisherman coat style:

Rains http://www.oipolloi.com/collections/rains/products/rains-long-jacket-black#product

Norse Projects (slightly more expensive but still a lot less than Marg) http://www.norseprojects.com/illuminati/ps16-regnar-sport This one is a bit longer than the basic elka

Stutterheim is in a similar vein but more expensive again. Actually surprised to note on the Stutterheim website banner "Raincoats and jackets from £125" until I realised the only coat that's actually £125 is the child's version LOL.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby prairial » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:23 pm

@bela
Logo might be acceptable. JL looks alright but so does the Jigsaw one. Out of interest was your own quest ever successful?

@Lorcan
Don't mind the design of those coats but not sure about the material. The Elka I saw at Oi Polloi looked (and felt) like a giant rubber glove. Then again, the Marg is 'rubberised cotton' so might be similar.

Ta for the other recommendations.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby deadkitty » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:11 pm

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would prob have to sell my supreme grid coat or jil whale or something tho...
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:12 am

@prairial
I ended up getting a Muji Labo parka which isn't even water repellant, so I don't know if that was a great buy.

There's a gore tex adidas thing on bay now, no lining but it's waterproof and xs:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adidas-Consor ... SwhcJWOQEL
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby ramseames » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:46 am

goretex uhdeeduhs consortium stuff is very "technical" but so is anything that's even semi good at being waterproof that doesn't suck in every other way (aka stutterheim) (nanamica/vis wool coats that hide the fact that they're 3L gore notwithstanding)

some better pics of that jacket:

http://havenshop.ca/latest-news/adidas- ... outerwear/

detachable liner, cheap, and waterproof are probably similar to good, cheap, and fast anyway, you're probably better off layering underneath a shell really
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:50 am

Think there was a Ventile parka out there somewhere but Ventile doesn't come cheap.

I'd get the look and functionality from the john lewis one and then buy an umbrella or something, but your outside time may vary.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby gustavobradley » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:33 am

kind of want a slouchy mohair or boiled wool cardigan - hit me with your recommendations
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:10 am

ramseames wrote:Can't think of any reason not to buy Asterix over any of those


Surprised to find that dadbread was actually a bit cheaper than I thought.

This:

http://www.arcteryx.com/product.aspx?la ... ano-Jacket
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Actually looks OK, though maybe fatally boring (I was going to buy the orange coloured swrve and the blue above is not the colours available this season). Does anyone know where the logo is? I can't see it which normally means it's somewhere really heinous.

this:

http://www.Asterix.com/product.aspx?lan ... ter-Jacket
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Also looks.. I don't know how it looks actually. I can't tell. It looks rubbish but maybe it isn't?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby saniityhd » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:29 am

Need to get away from wearing semi-wide pants all the time, want something to really go with the wind this time.
I usually wear 29"-pants or size S/M and I find it quite difficult to find a pair of wide pants that dont get too wide or that will sag in a weird way due to the waist being too wide.
Been contemplating getting either these CDG H+-pants ( size L, waist 32" )
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But these Yohji-pants appeal more to me when it comes to the material, dont know bout the lower crotch though.
33" waist, shorter length - 39" outseam. Love the details on the hem. These cost a bit more of course..
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Sorry for the long post, just want to try something new without failing horribly.
THANKS!
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:38 pm

Could always get SWEDISH WORKWEAR trousers for like a tenner.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:43 pm

saniityhd wrote: I find it quite difficult to find a pair of wide pants that dont get too wide


What does that mean "too wide"
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby gustavobradley » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:17 pm

I'm pretty sure I want this, but I already have a Dries floral from SS15, plus a floral jacket. Do I need another?

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

Postby anotherdayhere » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:57 am

been constantly on the lookout for a "cool high quality fabric" pair of wool trews to experiment in semi formal minimalist garb (aka I have mono docs and a white shirt) but these look to be killing the game, obviously not a huge hit on the wallet but is there something that would be lost on about the maggie howell aesthetic as a person largely into street/techwear? am I overthinking this? would you pay $35 shipped for these pants? also they are the correct inseam for my short ass legs and already cuffed. + 1 million points.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/blow ... 590422628/

plz don't buy them out from under me
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby radicalbusiness » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:11 am

Been looking for a cool pair of wool pants myself for the option of some ~~artful pooling~~ but its hard finding a pair that is both inexpensive and 34 inseam. Anywhere I should be looking?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby taylorswift » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:56 pm

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Want some relaxed drawstring trousers like these OL ones but at a lower price point (say around $60). Any help?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:11 pm

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

Postby rublev » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:25 pm

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

Postby 106-2 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:10 pm

I'm looking into getting these spalwarts as a replacement for my grey nb574s (that have stained p much this colour anyway)

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Does anyone have any experience w/ spalwart? are they worth the price/how are they?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby xinijia » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:52 pm

I need prescription sunglasses
I've never had sunglasses before
I'm not too sure about the costco ones
I don't know where to start
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby une_impasse » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:14 am

What are the best t-shirts to buy in bulk? I'd prefer neutrals with a bit of stretch to them, especially with some longevity built in.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:09 am

xinijia wrote:I need prescription sunglasses
I've never had sunglasses before
I'm not too sure about the costco ones
I don't know where to start


There's a glasses thread on here somewhere

Don't get prescription sunglasses unless your prescription is very mild because swapping between pairs of glasses is proper irritating

Normal glasses with clip ons are better but hard to find. Look for a vintage glasses selling place

Contact lenses with normal sunglasses are great
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby xinijia » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:53 pm

bels wrote:
xinijia wrote:I need prescription sunglasses
I've never had sunglasses before
I'm not too sure about the costco ones
I don't know where to start


There's a glasses thread on here somewhere

Don't get prescription sunglasses unless your prescription is very mild because swapping between pairs of glasses is proper irritating

Normal glasses with clip ons are better but hard to find. Look for a vintage glasses selling place

Contact lenses with normal sunglasses are great


Oh I see it! "Eyewear"
My presciption is -5.00 and contacts are scary
Hmmm I just learned I stlll have around $500 at an asian boutique around here that sells designer frames, so I'll probably be looking there. I'll see if there are any cool shapes I see on the eyewear thread.
Are there any differences between the mainstream eyewear brands?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby cormac » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:24 pm

@bels

Normal glasses with clip ons are better but hard to find.


Went to a local glasses boutique and ordered some Oliver Peoples, and it turned out that the place custom makes clipons. The display happened to be custom made
for the shape I was purchasing. I wasn't 100% sure clipons were a good option, but you inadvertently helped me out there. Thanks. @xinijia, that type of thing may be something to look into.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby lyysander » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:04 am

bels wrote:Don't get prescription sunglasses unless your prescription is very mild because swapping between pairs of glasses is proper irritating

Normal glasses with clip ons are better but hard to find. Look for a vintage glasses selling place


I really find that dealing with the clip-ons is just as annoying as switching between glasses. Plus it's fun to have an entirely different pair of sunglasses than your everyday specs in my opinion.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby purkinje » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:54 pm

I'm looking for a pair of wide-legged pants, not really sure what material I want (cotton? something synthetic and waterproof?) that are not slacks/dress pants around $100 give or take, any recommendations?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby momjeans » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:52 pm

im looking for a jacket that fills the role of a bomber but isnt a bomber and is warm.

preferably something cheap too.
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:43 pm

Uniqlo down filled blouson?
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

Postby bels » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:36 am

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Boglioli £400 50wool/50cotton blend

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Caruso £700 100% wool

@lelandj @Syeknom

To replace my previous grey suit. I have a black tie suit, a summer garden party suit, a margaret cotton patch pocket suit and my Faze Miyake double breasted evening suit so this would be for things like:

- Semi formal evening weddings
- Job interviews
- sixth form formals
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