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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:02 am
by pirxthepilot
caruso is always a good option from what i've seen, and 100% wool will prob fall better. presume these are both yoox? it's so difficult to tell what the hell things are like on there that i always order a load of different options and return the rejects

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:54 am
by swampblood
Looking to finally replace my black levi's, 510 cut. Looking for something similar in terms of fit only higher quality I guess. Should I buy into the Acne hype? any other suggestions? price range could probably go up to around 200 but preferably between 100-150. halp me ct (love)

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:10 am
by bels
Under no circumstances should you buy into the Acne hype.

Just buy the black levis 510 again.

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:59 am
by bels
@ques

Busy Miyake is for "art events" like poetry slams

Margaret suit is for an unknown situation. Maybe visiting an art gallery on a summer day?

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:46 pm
by pirxthepilot
bels wrote:Under no circumstances should you buy into the Acne hype.

Just buy the black levis 510 again.



seconding this. how did you people let me buy that garret coat? makes me feel like a swedish 'business studies' graduate who took a wrong turn in life.

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:00 pm
by bels
Thought the Garret looked decent though. I liked the length. Do you want me to come over and mod it for you? I've got a permanent marker so I can write OG LANG VERY HEAVY ARCHIVAL SHIT on the label.

I think Acne is a Cool Brand in that it has a Good Selection and you can roll through their store and look decent.

But they are not a like a brand that does such great jeans that you need to seek them out if you were perfectly happy with your Levis. (And you were clearly happy with your levis if you wore them do destruction)

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:48 pm
by swampblood
Fair fair, I have been pretty happy with my levi's overall. Could nitpick a couple things (slimmer leg openings, maybe a slightly higher rise) mostly Ive just grown tired of replacing them every 5-6 months because of the inevitable crouch blowout but Ill probably run into that with any other denim I purchase. Would petit standards be the closest APC's in term of fit parody?

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:20 pm
by bels
If you have a crotch blowout problem elastane or a gusseted crotch will help 10x more than anything else.

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:30 pm
by LelandJ
As much as I like a lot of the fabrics and the construction/finishing quality of Boglioli, all their jackets have a serious flaw in varying degrees of sleeves pitched too far forward. With good posture and arms relaxed to the side the sleeve will create diagonal pulls along the back of the sleeve, an ugly sight. It's visible in the product pic above. I don't have any Caruso jackets but I'm pretty confident they don't have pattern flaws in their RTW and that specific suit looks nice. I bet you could easily find one for 10% of that price on eBay in excellent condition.

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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:51 pm
by Syeknom
I've never tried on a Boglioli but sleeve pitch problems are a nightmare and certainly visible in that picture. Caruso looks nice. Button stance is ace.

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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:40 am
by LelandJ
Syeknom wrote:I've never tried on a Boglioli but sleeve pitch problems are a nightmare and certainly visible in that picture. Caruso looks nice. Button stance is ace.


It took Antonio of Eidos two years to figure out all his jackets had this problem. Igents almost never get photos of the back taken for their fit pics so the problem 'simply' manifested as shoulder divots looking from the front. Finally a few months ago someone posted the abomination of the back sleeve and back. Since they charge $700 plus for a jacket really the amount of people who wasted their money, assuming they've realized (honestly don't know how they don't since you can feel the sleeve fitting completely off when you put any of their tailored jackets immediately) yet, is surely more than what TOJ took from undelivered orders.

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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:36 am
by bels
I don't know how I've gone from "A COS suit is good enough" to "hmm the angle of the sleeves on this jacket is insufficient I must spend £200 more" in the short space of two years but I guess here we are.

I have a 35% voucher so I guess I may as well go for the Caruso. A good shout on the eBay angle from leland but there's nothing i want/my size on there at the moment and I'm sure if I wait until this voucher expires I'll just end up regretting it so yoox wins again for this classy igent.

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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:33 am
by LelandJ
The Caruso also has a better length, greater differential from where the sleeve cuff ends than the Boglio respectively and the pant taper's less aggressive giving a good silhouette. 25% off's not a bad deal.

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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:02 am
by bels
Why is the more expensive thing always better.

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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:49 pm
by MxmHrpr
Love Caurso's jackets, they're also Drakes jacket maker (of note their Loro Piana hopsack sportcoat, which is god-tier for RTW).

I hate to be a Suitsupply cheerleader, but why not get a Lazio or Havana for £300 and not worry as much when someone inevitably throws drink over you at a 6th form social?

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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:03 pm
by bels
I went on suitsupply but I couldn't work out what the great suits were so I gave up.

Also with my 35% discount that boglioi will cost the same/less than a suit supply so.. why not.

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:39 pm
by ptozzi
cheap beige suede derbies w/ a wedge sole? red wing is ideal but the cheaper the better

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

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:06 am
by bels
Whistles UK used to gave these in beige http://www.whistles.com/shoes/crepe-sol ... vy#start=1

You've got quite a specific request there so it might be a real struggle to get them cheap.

Actually, Clarks Desert Trek fits your description but probably isn't what you want:

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

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:26 am
by Vaeltaja
ptozzi wrote:cheap beige suede derbies w/ a wedge sole? red wing is ideal but the cheaper the better

You should probably give a hard number, but you're looking at under $275?

Maybe check out Yuketen
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used since this is like $400.

White's and Nick's (Viberg?) probably both have derbies you can make but also probably over the budget... check out used again? Or just buy cheap suede derbs and resole 'them yourself, probably easiest.

I don't think they're very pretty but they're like $40... Bass outlet suede derbies with no heel
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:47 pm
by bels
bels wrote:Image
Boglioli £400 50wool/50cotton blend

OR

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Caruso £700 100% wool

@lelandj @Our Our Our 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


@lelandj @pirxthepilot @other fellow igents

1) Got an email from goods in saying "Box from Italy / Extremely damp box" so that was a great start
2) Suits seem.. ok I think? Not water damaged... maybe? Didn't yx used to pack items with tissue paper?
3) They sent me the wrong Caruso suit, it's got a houndstooth pattern
4) The trousers and the jackets are attached buttonhole to buttonhole with yooxstring. If I cut this yooxstring are they going to get mad? Am I really expected to try on a suit with the trousers connected to the jacket???

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

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:57 pm
by tapchung
Want a comfy af turtleneck (preferably) elongated. Love Rick Moody turtleneck but no good deals for the cashmere iteration from Moody and the current mohair one just kinda sucks.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:58 pm
by okuu6
Want a comfy af turtleneck (preferably) elongated. Love Rick Moody turtleneck but no good deals for the cashmere iteration from Moody and the current mohair one just kinda sucks.

Pic related (Rick Moody Turtleneck FW14):

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

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:38 pm
by rjbman
tapchung wrote:Want a comfy af turtleneck (preferably) elongated. Love The Rock Moody turtleneck but no great deals for the cashmere iteration from Moody and the current mohair one just kinda sucks.


found ur alt (why does someone with 21 posts have an alt?)

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:31 pm
by LelandJ
bels wrote:
bels wrote:Image
Boglioli £400 50wool/50cotton blend

OR

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Caruso £700 100% wool

@lelandj @Our Our Our 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


@lelandj @pirxthepilot @other fellow igents

1) Got an email from goods in saying "Box from Italy / Extremely damp box" so that was a great start
2) Suits seem.. ok I think? Not water damaged... maybe? Didn't yx used to pack items with tissue paper?
3) They sent me the wrong Caruso suit, it's got a houndstooth pattern
4) The trousers and the jackets are attached buttonhole to buttonhole with yooxstring. If I cut this yooxstring are they going to get mad? Am I really expected to try on a suit with the trousers connected to the jacket???


I've never received anything from yx without tissue wrapping. If you mean the yooxstring with the gray tab and black card then it can't be cut if you want the option to return. I'd call cs and tell them you need to cut it to try on, see what they say.

I've bought several suits from yx and never had this yxstring problem before. They have such huge inventory volumes that mistakes like that doesn't surprise me though.

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

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:16 am
by une_impasse
here's an easy/difficult query:

i've been downsizing my wardrobe and i want to settle on one good solid bag
and i've always been fond of shuitsang's collection of ccp/guidi/bbs etc bags
so i guess i'm looking for a slouchy, hobo type bag that won't break the bank!
i've found a few that i like but they are all $1000+ and i know there has to be
an alternative out there.

this would be the ideal:
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Re: I don't know what I want (Buyer's guide)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:02 am
by LelandJ
Did you cut the string Bels? How's the fit?

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:37 am
by bels
Been busy. Will try and do it... soon.

YX haven't got back to me on the string or the fuck up. Should probably call them.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:45 am
by LelandJ
I quit emailing them over a year ago, always call for support now.

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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:11 am
by TheDutchWonder
Velcro nike blazers? I'm looking at these white ones and I think they're growing on me. They remind me of the velcro rafs. Edit- when I say that I mean that's how ido wear them. I actually like a lot of aspects of these better. I wish I could compare them both irl.

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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:52 am
by bels
I called the yooxman and he said I shouldn't cut the yooxstring because

"The item, of course, it must be returned as one object."

That seemed to be what he was saying though the line was bad and we had a bit of a language thing.. It seems insane. The trousers are hard enough but to tell how a jacket falls whilst a pair of trousers are attached to the buttonhole is kind of a big ask? An impossible ask?? I guess that's how you save 500 tho.