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Hello, I'm looking for an OCBD that fits like BB slim fit, but with a smaller (and lower) collar. Would prefer made in USA, price up to $150. Imported options welcomed too, though. Thanks in advance. Edit: should add that I'm looking to wear with tie and usually a solid color suit, if that makes a difference.
Quote: Originally Posted by S-Town I agree that selvedge doesn't necessarily indicate quality. but I feel that if a jeansmaker puts out a $200-$400 product, i want the selvedge there. At the very least, it's a cool detail. Is there any non-selvedge denim out there that is far superior to a selvedge denim at a similar price point? I've asked this before and the answer I've received are somewhat inconclusive. Two points to add to this:...
Quote: Originally Posted by mbrokerny The price point on these shoes is way better than Yuketen. That is certainly true, and a selling point. Think the Yuketen Maine Guide Boots are something like $500 and up depending on makeup...
Beautiful shoes. But... I'd have to squint really really hard to tell the difference between the Ep. camp mocs and the Eastland camp mocs that Ep used to sell. Likewise, the tall boot looks Yuketen to me. I don't mean this in negative way, but what I like about Epaulet is they so far are doing things to stand out from the crowd (for example. rivet chinos, walt pant fabrics). The collabs are a different matter -- you clearly know you're getting something made by...
Quote: Originally Posted by evesadam Where do you store your personal effects: keys, wallet, phone, etc. when wearing your slims? It seems like stowing these items in pockets is going to mess up the clean lines. Manbag? Money clip? What are your alternatives when you're not able to carry a bag around? I'm guilty of manbaggery. I also use a really slim money clip/card holder wallet -- holds about 4 $20s and 4 cards.
Quote: Originally Posted by bawlin Carhartt makes some awesome chinos. Too bad there's only 3 or 4 retailers in North America. Are you referring to the 1922 series or the Japanese/Euro models? I tried on the 1922 at Jcrew and found them to be extremely "traditional" fit -- hi rise, stovepipe legs -- which is the point, I guess. Great fabric. Just FYI: http://www.carhartt-wip.com/
I looked closely at a bunch of Walk-Overs today at a new shop at 41st and 6th (used to be a sneakerhead shop, now "workwear" -- about 1 year too late but whatever). Price -- 225 -- is on point, I think, maybe a smidge too high. But they are US made. I might go back and try on a pair. I don't think they're a particularly graceful shoe. The triple-stitched vamp looks a little clunky and the toe box looks a little long. I'm by no means a shoe expert but quality-wise I'd...
Quote: Originally Posted by Teger no, it's true. things like converses and air jordans are amazingly designed. there's a reason jordans have been around and popular for 30+ years, and it's not just marketing. there's a big post on SZ about this if you want some painful ontological exploration of the subject, but it comes down to this: what you're judging as "design" is really "interesting/new", which yes, is an element of design, but it's much harder to...
Quote: Originally Posted by Teger uh i know you are all bonering out over julius, but air jordans probably represent better design than anything you or i wear (unless those things are air jordans) "Better" or "more appealing to the masses?"
All I would say about the the JCrew shopping "experience" that the OP had is that it's certainly no more uncomfortable than walking into a place like Hollander and Lexer or Nepenthes and getting the stinkeye from the "salesman" because you're not swagged out and dripping with trust fund money.
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