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eff it...I'll take a shot based on what stylish big friends of mine wear. I'd look into a good quality tailored blazer. If you dropped, say, $600 including tailoring to shorten sleeves etc., you'd have something you'll have for a long time and can wear in any situation. Since you probably don't have easy access to lots of good stores, I'd go for Brooks Brothers' Web site. This is available in up to a 48 (you may be bigger), but is an example of something that...
VERY interesting. In a lot of ways this undercuts LVC at $250 plus. In other words, unless you HAVE to have a leather patch and a year-specific fit, why spend the extra $60-70? Yeah, I know there are little tweaks to the LVC collection but IMO a mainline USA-made, USA-fabric 501 is actually more "authentic." Now, you could argue that $178 is still way too high a price to pay for what you're getting, especially from a company as large as Levi's. (It's not as if they had...
Quote: Originally Posted by noobizor Hmm, associations... Wasn't A&F originally something you were supposed to associate with big bad old money white guy colonizers adventuring to the heart of exotic locales? Something like a highbrow J Petermann? Lots of khaki stuff with zippers and whatnot? Heh. A & F was an outfitter akin to llb etc, but they've been around a little bit longer -- lat 19th century? I'm old enough to remember the tail...
@whatever: I'm thinking doing the double-layer leather sole. not a huge fan of crepe soles.
^^Thanks, Whatever. I'm seriously considering the Arrow ring mocs -- am weighing how much I'd actually use them in NYC -- and couldn't quite square the price difference.
Quote: Originally Posted by whatever123 maybe quoddy is serving those with two right feet first? that is to funny. awesome pics some poor dude is going to get a pair with two left feet, lol! just an fyi and despite the insole issue, the difference between a pair of quoddys and a pair of $69 beans is the sole on the quoddys wont crack, the leather is better and will last longer, and they hand stitch the shoe. you can also replace the soles on the...
IMO warmth is also a function of fit/engineering. I swear by Patagonia R2...trim fit with bias-cut panels, wears like iron, groovy colors...but costly. However, I have just retired an R2 jacket that lasted for 8 years of hard wear -- probably 100 days a year -- including being worn by my wife through 2 pregnancies (don't ask...). And all the seams are still pristine, the fleece hasn't pilled, and the elastic on cuffs and waist is still pretty stretchy. You can often find...
Quote: Originally Posted by vicesman Hey guys I usually wear jeans but I want to order the j crew slim urban chino. I've never tried on anything from j crew before. My true waist size is 31.5 but usually buy my jeans size 30. (Levis stf, Gap)I have a Lee 101 size 29 that fits great) I wear 31 in dickies work pants. What size should I get for j crew chino? I'm thinking 31? . Order 30 and 31, and return the one that doesn't fit. $6 return...
Quote: Originally Posted by zerostyle Hi, I'm looking for suggestions for the best cheap/inexpensive slim fitting blazers. The idea is to have a few to wear to the bars where I don't care if they are spilled on/etc. H&M? Banana? Zara? Topman? Doesn't have to be great, but also shouldn't fall apart. Looking to spend between $50 - $100 max. (Thrift stores are an option, but let's skip them for now because my 38S size is hard to...
Quote: Originally Posted by Cacatfish The only sneaker I've thought did anything for a fit was vans. At least they have some historical cache to them. Never been impressed by cp, nb or any of the ridiculous, velcro'd up Jane Fonda jazzercize holdovers so popular right now. A little late to this discussion, but NB has as much cachet as Vans, if not more. When I was a kid in the 70s and 80s (ahem), NB's were only worn by the rich kids b/c they...
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