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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:20 pm
by Prae
Those of you who browse rakuten/ebay/yahoo.jp. What is your battle-plan? Do you know specific items you want or do you just browse brands until something worthwhile comes up?

If you know the specific pieces, how do you then do it? Do you classify everything you want each season and then start searching for it?

Alright, a million questions, but I would love to be better at buying 2nd hand online since thrift-shops around here suck.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:23 pm
by nick
It's not an easy ordeal - I think it's too difficult to find specific stuff when all you've got is a search bar.

I just search up brands I like and traverse through the pages and pages, clicking on thumbnails of something that might be cool and seeing if the size matches mine. If by some chance it does (If you're a US M or up, good luck!), I bookmark it.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:38 pm
by une_impasse
what is selvedge denim?
is japanese selvedge demin notable?
if there's a pair in my size in the 50-75 dollars range should i go for it?

i realise i could google but i trust you all more.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:59 pm
by rjbman
Selvedge denim refers to how the denim is produced on the factory. The edges are finished with a special weave (which is usually, but not always, shown on the outseams; that's the double strips you'll see).

Japanese selvedge is made in Japan. Nothing of note beyond that it's a first world country... there are some great Japanese denim factories I'm sure, but you're probably not getting that at the 50-75 dollar range.

Here's a pair that are selvedge, but only have the selvedge seam on half of the outseam. The other half is just sewn up like other non-selvedge jeans (that doesn't mean the denim isn't selvedge though).
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:04 am
by sknss
Never seen that before, where are these from?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:27 am
by BIGBEE
Does anyone happen to have a gen 1 ECWCS in small regular? I've been hunting for accurate measurements to see if I should size up. My experience with milsurp tells me that I probably should stay true for what I'm going for.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:31 am
by maj
i had the small long and it fit like this and i wear a s/m in uniqlo. great jacket but gets bare sweaty.

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i am over 6' yeah

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:38 am
by ramseames
did you sell that to buy more mr burns?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:08 pm
by maj
gave it away 4 free, same with the tee

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:42 am
by JewTurk
Where would be some good places to look at to create a french wardrobe? Not as in a small amount of different items that can be worn in a multitude of combinations, but as in actually emulating a french style, breton stripes etc.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:04 am
by sknss
when people talk about french style it seems like theyre picturing nouvelle vague films so just watch à bout de souffle, pierrot le fou, les 400 coups etc
so you could wear a st james blue or stripy jumper, apc jeans, paraboots shoes... lacoste polo shirts and petit bateau tshirts?

i can't think of any other french brands what has become of our textile industry

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:50 am
by bels
Get on dat french workwear thing. Hang on opinel from your belt.

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2011/08/12/ ... ollection/

http://www.arpenteur.tv/

http://www.bleudepaname.com/

Tres bon.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:12 pm
by vgtbls
Lanvin is french, right?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:33 pm
by JewTurk
One of those st. james shirts looks great.

Anyone have experience with sizing? Is reefer chest measurement?

Thanks for all the info guys!

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:01 pm
by popcorn
I think Maison Kitsune captures my idealist view of a french 20-something. I love their lookbooks. As an alteration, his favorite artist is Lemaitre, and he's not into fashion because it comes naturally, he just visits stores. Rich and sheltered though he may be, he's a pleasure to be around and tries not to speak till spoken to.

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I hadn't any idea Paraboot was a french brand. That would explain them being in Maison Kitsune lookbooks. I saw their shoes in Unionmade and was confusingly impressed. Now I really like the niche they fit.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:16 pm
by BIGBEE
what is the function of a heel tap?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:05 pm
by alby
what's the conversion of japanese sizes to US sizes? specifically undercover and nonnative?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:38 pm
by bobo77

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:53 pm
by nick
dr martens aren't going to fall apart on you any time soon. that being said, make sure you get comfortable sizing

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:07 pm
by BIGBEE
Are there any other brands that are heavily military influenced like WTAPS circa 2000-6?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:06 pm
by HS_
Anyone ever seen Common Projects with the serial number stamped on tongue, facing inward? I bought BBall Hi Patents. The soles are correct, all the stitching is correct, the design is correct, the insoles are correct but have the correct stamping just moved slightly more inward. The side of the heel has the serial number stamped into the leather but is not filled in. They feel perfectly authentic, I suppose they could be very early. They are off white.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:30 pm
by donut_milk
What are some brands with similar aesthetic as Marimekko? I like their prints but am having trouble finding similar brands.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:47 am
by pips
@donut_milk

Minä Perhonen

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Sounds Finnish but they're actually Japanese.
http://www.mina-perhonen.jp/en/

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:38 am
by raags
Summer footwear rec to match my mostly black wardrobe? Something sandal-y would b cool

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:42 am
by handworked
is there going to be a gyakusou collection this f/w?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:54 pm
by station
how do fast fashion companies figure out what is currently on trend or what will be on trend in a month?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:01 pm
by donut_milk
@benyo

I know a few people who used to work at F21 HQ. It's the same as any other fashion brand: trend forecasting or "vertical integration." They have their own department with Product Developers who do research and so forth. I'm sure they also watch the runway shows closely as well.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:14 pm
by INNIT
when is haven gonna drop taps fw14 (or any US/CAN retailer for that matter???)

i cant look at this lookbook forever

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:37 pm
by Vaeltaja
Anyone know how to size for Converse x Number (N)ine? I'm an 8.5 and I assume I'd size down to an 8 or something, but not quite sure.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:00 pm
by yoyobeat
Would any of you guys be interested in getting paid small amounts to critique peoples' fits / offer styling advice?

I have an idea.