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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby rjbman » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:23 pm

I was a major dork in HS and wanted to improve, figured why not start with how I dressed.

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby ramseames » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:28 pm

INNIT wrote:anyways, question: how do TAPS buds size (specifically these ones)? is it possible for people over 5'9 to wear them without having a 40inch waste?

seeing conflicting measurements

another question: is it possible for tall people to wear japanese bottoms in general? methinks no.


I've never bothered with taps pants because tet doesn't know that people 6'4" even exist. those ones look ok though, just depends on how long your legs are/how much of a break you want. I'd trust haven's measurements, I would wear size L/3 wtaps bottoms and those match up (45 x 2 = 90cm waist which is like 35inches so 33 tagged for jeans and shit)

some jpy brands are better for tall people than others, like i can wear most non cropped WM pants but NBHD jeans and stuff are hilariously short
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby INNIT » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:13 pm

ramseames wrote:
INNIT wrote:anyways, question: how do TAPS buds size (specifically these ones)? is it possible for people over 5'9 to wear them without having a 40inch waste?

seeing conflicting measurements

another question: is it possible for tall people to wear japanese bottoms in general? methinks no.


I've never bothered with taps pants because tet doesn't know that people 6'4" even exist. those ones look ok though, just depends on how long your legs are/how much of a break you want. I'd trust haven's measurements, I would wear size L/3 wtaps bottoms and those match up (45 x 2 = 90cm waist which is like 35inches so 33 tagged for jeans and shit)

some jpy brands are better for tall people than others, like i can wear most non cropped WM pants but NBHD jeans and stuff are hilariously short


lol idk why i always try to convince myself that these bottoms will fit me. every season i see dope NBHD jeans/TAPS buds and jeans and i look goofy as fuck because the inseam is always 1-2" too short for my waste. just going to assume that these will fit like the last 500 pairs of taps/nhbd bottoms ive tried on and stay away. it sucks tho because i always see amazing fits with baggy nbhd pants and realllly wish i could get a fit like that. o well
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby BIGBEE » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:59 pm

yoyobeat wrote:Why do you care about clothes?


I want to look cool. Before I wanted other people to think I look cool. Now I want myself/the internet to think I look cool.

I got the coat today btw, it went to nevada for some reason so it got delayed a bit. lol
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Blastoise » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:14 pm

yoyobeat wrote:Why do you care about clothes?


It's fun and it gives me something to do. Used to care about trying to look good for others, I don't care in the slightest now (except for maybe on the internet sometimes???).
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Postby yoyobeat » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:04 pm

@BIGBEE Maybe secret Area 51 technology was injected into it
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby eufemism » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:35 am

Has anybody bought the Blue Stone wash for Levis 511's? I seem to remember somebody on mfa bought some but they were sort of yellow irl?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby schiaparelli » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:48 am

yoyobeat wrote:Why do you care about clothes?


i seriously think i'm one of those STEM people everyone laughs about because they try to distill fashion down to a recipe…but during high school i systematically tried to improve my social skills (becoming less heartstoppingly anxious when trying to speak up in class, learning how to make smalltalk, &c) and in the grand scheme of self-improvement, learning how to dress well seemed like a logical next step. i remember for a few years i was caught up in stuff like "seasonal color analysis" and obsessing over "dressing to flatter your body shape" and other formulaic recipes for getting dressed.

i think my motivations now are a little different. i think i'm very interested with generally aesthetics and creativity and expressivity of oneself/cultural norms leading to the creation of some artifact, and clothes tie into that. i have developed an ability to appreciate nice fabrics against my skin, and clean stitching, and prints that match up at the seams. i like feeling that when i get dressed i am exhibiting some of my worldview and some of who i think i am and who i try to be.

i think once you develop a sensitivity to fashion and style and clothing, it's really hard to turn it off. i can't really stop caring about clothes because i feel my way of seeing the world has changed and been altered. i know that sounds really lofty, but i think it's the same for anything aesthetic/creative. e.g.—once you learn what kerning is, can you stop yourself from cringing when you see a particularly egregious example? can you stop yourself from fiddling with two letterforms because they don't look right when you put them next to each other? can you stop yourself from feeling this deep-seated sense of calm when looking at type that's done just right?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby station » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:23 pm

To tac onto schiaparelli's response: as another one of those STEM people, I think that fashion and other creative fields offer a nice balance for me to break up that view of categorizing things and give me a much needed change of pace. When I started having an interest in how I dressed and fashion, it was really easy to group everything such as Rick, Yohji, Siki, and Ann as “goth ninja” and so on. While that’s not to say that they don't pair well together, I think that pigeon holing is a pretty detrimental way to go about it. Kinda like how saying that a GTR and a Boxster are both just sport cars. I've had a lot of fun breaking down my initial mentality of sorting and placing stuff in a genre based on what some guy on the internet proclaimed and instead focusing on what the designer is trying to convey/show (I'm not coming up with the words to express this). It feels more organic and interesting, and it makes me feel bad that I used to think that the designers I listed before were basically the same product.

Anyway, I started wearing clothes on the whole self improvement trend (to get a girlfriend idea) like a few others. Also started calisthenics for the same purpose. Both have moved into a category of stuff I like to do for myself now rather than as a tool to help me with something else. In general, I just try to have fun now and appreciate cool clothes/look cool in a really laidback manner.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Ques » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:57 pm

my clothes get interesting artsy people to talk to me who otherwise wouldn't
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby parastexis » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:48 pm

what's a fair price for our legacy shirting? I really like the raw silk shirts but I dunno if I want to pay retail for them.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby yoyobeat » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:55 pm

benyo wrote:I've had a lot of fun breaking down my initial mentality of sorting and placing stuff in a genre based on what some guy on the internet proclaimed and instead focusing on what the designer is trying to convey/show (I'm not coming up with the words to express this). It feels more organic and interesting, and it makes me feel bad that I used to think that the designers I listed before were basically the same product.


This is pretty interesting because what do you think happens when people style the clothes in a way that mixes designers? Is it like breeding hybrid peas, to use a STEM example? Do the designers' influences show through? Or are they overshadowed by other designers (dominant traits)? Or are the designers overshadowed by the person styling the clothes in an unintended way?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby station » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:11 am

I'm definitely not an expert, so if someone else would like to chime in it'd be great to hear. Anyway: Well mixing designers is not a bad thing obviously, but having an idea of who you're mixing is a good thing which is why I'd rather learn about the designers than place them in some catagory. For example, a brand like Visvim and SLP really don't work together because what they present/represent are insanely different and if you throw them together in a fit, it probably will look off/bad. On the other hand, Yohji and Ann often work well/easily together because they both move in similar directions.

Idk if I would go with a STEM example for it. Maybe more like curating art and furniture in your house/a museum/gallery. Sticking an abstract expressionism next to a Baroque piece doesn't make sense and will more than likely look pretty awful. On the other hand, curators can make gallerys where different artists works in different styles of painting/sculpting/etc. flow really well. Nowadays, I view both fashion and art as this big blob/continuum where the artists/designers exist. Some are closer to others and will have synergy, but I try to make sure I don't draw lines around a group of similar designers and label them as X and say you can only wear that designer with other X designers.

Finally, I think it depends on the outfit and the pieces from the designers in the outfit as to if some designers are “dominant” to others and its not really a way I'd think about it. But whoever wears the clothes can definitely (obviously) have a huge say in the final look that is presented and maybe wear the clothes in a way that wasn't the original intention of the designer. I remember a Rosenrot fit where I instantly thought like she looked like some cool edgy dark cowgirl from a western movie. I don't remember what the pieces were, but the pants looked like Yohji and the shoes also didn't look like they were western cowboy shoes. So yeah, I think you can definitely overshadow the designer “direction” with your styling choices.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Vaeltaja » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:44 am

How's Trove quality? Nice leather/materials? Good construction? There are some cool pieces I see every so often, don't wanna take the Rakuten Roulette until I know if the brand is good stuff or not.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby harmsalmon » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:59 am

sub-$50 recs for navy/white striped t shirts (either short or long sleeved) that come in xs?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby parastexis » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:44 pm

@benyo slp and visvim go together better than yohji and ann though
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Yawn » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:55 pm

Where's the recent cops thread?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Vaeltaja » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:31 pm

So there's a coat I really, really like. It's a wool coat, so it's fairly thick. Based on the measurements given, it sounds like it would fit well everywhere, except the chest which is where I'm really iffy. Apparently it measures at almost exactly 18.5" pit to pit. I'm almost exactly a 36 chest (measured at widest part with 2 fingers space), maybe just a tad less. You guys think that inch space is enough, or will it cause ugly pulling?

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby une_impasse » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:15 pm

does anyone find themselves buying way too many of a certain piece? i have so, so, so many coats compared to pants and shoes etc., and i don't even know how it happened.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby PrimePrime » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:52 am

I wish I could bring myself to buy more coats. I get all short sighted and just buy a bunch of (cheap) summer things and end up being freezing cold from october to april.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby absurdmind » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:43 pm

recommendations on nice color-blocked shirts ~$80 (or less)?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:57 pm

Anyone have experience with this uniqlo reversible jacket? Wondering how waterproof (or resistant) the nylon weave is. Also, interested in any comments on sizing.

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby jrisk » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:35 pm

@amikrumpingnow, I tried it on in the store. Nylon is pretty thin. Don't think it would be waterproof, but would probably be fine in anything besides heavy rain. I liked it a lot, reversible fleece stuff is so much fun but it wasn't something I would wear often/day to day. I might get it if it goes on sale for $30. Sizing is standard uniqlo sizing.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Blastoise » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:25 am

Didn't have the fleece one, but I had the standard reversible jacket from last year. It's water "resistant" if you're outside for a minute in a light rain. Past that, no. It wasn't bad for a cheap hooded jacket I guess besides that.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby ramseames » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:45 pm

where 2 get cheap buckets that you can be reasonably certain of sizing for/go small enough to work for a girl?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby yourdad » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:37 pm

@ramseames buy a dozen
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:50 pm

is it possible to tailor a padded/insulated bomber jacket - most specifically letting it out for a looser fit? what would that entail?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby sidewalk » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:46 am

I doubt a bomber would have much, if any, seam allowance. All you can do is reconstruct it with extra fabric, which I can't recommend because of the insulation (along with the ever-present risk of misalignment). You'd really only want to add fabric if it was like a dress because you could just add paneling.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby eufemism » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:57 am

do postmans ever go on sale?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:25 pm

sidewalk wrote:I doubt a bomber would have much, if any, seam allowance. All you can do is reconstruct it with extra fabric, which I can't recommend because of the insulation (along with the ever-present risk of misalignment). You'd really only want to add fabric if it was like a dress because you could just add paneling.


to clarify, i haven't actually tried this bomber on yet because it shipped to my parent's house while I'm out of the country, but my brother (almost the same dimensions as me) tried it on and said it was a little tight. This is probably to be expected because it's Attachment, with high armholes and built for an asian frame. I'll get it checked out by someone when I finally get my hands on it, it'd be really nice to layer with
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