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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:46 pm
by ramseames
Job interview with arcteryx factory store this weekend

"'Smart casual is fine for dress code."

mac coat + button up + chinos + what shoes?

google and mfa aren't helpful, opinions on this range from blazer/wingtips to just collared shirt/jeans/shoes that aren't too dirty

right now all I own is sneakers and then diemmes/danners

should i just go out and get some throwaway wingtips from H&M or whatever?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:41 pm
by bels
Smart Casual was released by God when he became wrathful with the earth and sought to destroy it.

Do you literally only own sneakers and diemmes? Not even a derby? Not even a CDB?

Might as well buy some H&M wingtips.

Don't neglect your formal wardrobe kids. It sucks but when you need it you need it and there's just no way out.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:45 pm
by can-
I dunno man I bet most people coming in to work at dead bird wear Vibram soled asolos or some other actual boot. hikers should be fine

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:51 pm
by bels
Don't wear hikers to a job interview unless your job is being a sherpa.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:52 pm
by odradek
oamc derbies were made for exactly this situation and no other situation

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:08 pm
by ramseames
SAs dress like you'd think they do, that in itself is no big deal I can just wear hikers and ACG things

but yeah not doin that for the interview

@mc-lunar i just never need formal wear. even for my proper job I wear ~real~ work boots 24/7 and I never needed to dress up the first time I applied. I figured whenever i finally needed a suit and such i'd go get one (and I will).

used to own clarks but they got donate a while ago. never thought I'd wish i hadn't done that.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:53 pm
by mike868y
big difference between what's acceptable once you have the job and what's acceptable in the interview.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:28 pm
by theweathercock
I'm getting kind of bored of my wardrobe and general style. I feel like I'm pretty good with the basics, and I kind of want to try to elevate my style or maybe develop something that fits me better. However I'm not really interested in anything that is too avant garde . Any tips or suggestions for directions I could take? for reference here are some of my fits: http://dressed.so/user/view/theweathercock

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:39 pm
by can-
buy more expensive versions of things you already own

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:46 pm
by theweathercock
Thanks Tom that's a good idea. And Cameron great just need to get a job.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:23 pm
by RomanEmpire
Look around on grailed/rak/anywhere for something that you REALLY like and then buy it. Go from there buying more things you like

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:50 pm
by tomsfood
@theweathercock, to add more, regardless of whether you're buying cheap shit from a thrift store or more expensive versions of what you already own, if you're trying to 'elevate your style' or whatnot you're going to buy a number of things that don't work for you (for me this was raf velcros, our legacy sweatshirt, cavempt sweater, etc.). personally, it seems to be the best value to experiment with cheap things, then move on to pricier stuff (or maybe you will stay content with less expensive things, i think part of me is definitely fine with wearing some qlo and gap outlet every day). i think in general we place wayyyyy too much influence on buying expensive things, the best new thing out there, etc. I'm totally guilty of this too, but at the end of the day the clothing that I enjoy wearing the most (and wear the most) are things I bought to experiment with because they were inexpensive (typing this from my XXL gap camo sweatshirt that cost me 9 dollars :sweg:).

i think if you are really confident in your style and like it as is then maybe the right answer is to buy more expensive versions of things you already own but I don't think that should be the first place to turn if you want to elevate your style. at the end of the day you should try and pursue things that seem interesting to you even if you may start wearing a piece of clothing and feel really silly about it. it's just easier to keep experimenting if you're dropping tens and not hundreds of dollars on things.

maybe this can be a change-my-view type thing if you feel strongly otherwise

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:14 am
by yoyobeat
Does Guidi max out at sz 46? Read that they run small so if i'm a true 46-47 is there hope (hope used loosely; prob not ever gonna buy anyway);

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:43 pm
by frogosaurus
are mac coats fun to wear? seems like a good cop for spring.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:38 pm
by Yoder
The only thing fun to wear are light up or glow in the dark trainers.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:39 pm
by CleanThug
Thinking about getting one of those dana lee cardigans

Been thinking about sizing up but should probably just stay tts. Anyone have one?

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:55 pm
by weqe
Are samba milleniums or ogs cooler? I'm trying to find cool pics of the milleniums, and they do seem kinda chavvy but there's something about them I really like.

Milleniums

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OG

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:56 pm
by IsaiahSchafer
In kindergarten I had a t-shirt with a puff print cop car on the front. when you pressed it sirens would sound. I also had a habit of leaning against my desk. that was fun to wear.

edit: @Yoder re: clothes fun to wear re: macs

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:24 pm
by sknss

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:55 pm
by stappard_
Girlfriend's really into white shirts - who's made a really nice white shirt for women this season? MHL seems too obvious


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yep

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:42 pm
by reedeeah
Bomber from damir doma silent came in the mail the other day, was surprised to find this in one of the pockets because I didn't see any mention of it on their website's description.
Just curious if anyone knows if it has a purpose at all? It's kind of like a shoelace with a metal clasp at the end and no loop.

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:13 pm
by bels
Does she like hidden plackets too?

Thought OTHER shop would have something but they don't.

Couverture have this:

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http://www.couvertureandthegarbstore.co ... hirt-white

wack logo though

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:27 pm
by stappard_
thanks @schiaparelli, evam eva and equipment both new to me and look very cool

found a decent looking effort at envoy, will probably give it a try

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:35 pm
by bels
Is there a men's version.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:54 pm
by meatjacket
what kind of jacket is this called

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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:48 am
by uniacto
any recs for a good ma-1 that fits a size XS?

Thinking about getting the Alpha Industries Valor Flight jacket: http://www.pilotmall.com/product/Alpha- ... ht-jackets since its a pretty slim fit apparently and they sell it in XS.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:56 am
by WikiZuHeltzer
I've been looking to get a pair of doc shoes for a little while now but I'm having trouble finding the "dream" pair.

What I'm looking for is a pair of cherry/oxblood docs that look like this, cherry with a black finish & now discontinued
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as opposed to the lighter cherry colour:
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I've read that you can polish cherry docs black to achieve this effect, but I've not found any guides or pictures to back this up. Does it seem plausible? If so should I follow a regular shoe polishing guide? Thanks

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:06 pm
by radicalbusiness
I'm trying to help one of my housemates find some cool sneakers. She really likes mid-high tops in particular that are kind of chunky but it seems that she's pretty open minded. What are some of your favorite sneakers that you think this girl could rock? To give some background on her style I'll say that she usually wears outerwear like a camel or navy wool coat, denim jacket, chunky sweaters, an all-black wool varsity plus black jeans plus timbos or docs.

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:20 pm
by FartingLikeFlowers
How can I alter/sew/cut the neck line of a raw-edge t-shirt to make it less scoopy and more crew neck? I mean that the neck hole is smaller. I bought some tees from voidthebrand and the j-shape neck fits perfectly but another one feels just a little too big, too scoopy for me which I don't think looks good on me. Is it even possible? Do I have to let a tailor do it for me? Is it an option to remove a bit of back fabric to constrict the neck line a little more?

Butiful illustration: http://imgur.com/QEcbDrm

Re: Ask a question, get an answer

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:25 pm
by Ques
is painting "je suis charlie" on the back of my fishtail a bad or good idea