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I don't love Schoeller fabric as an every day material. It reminds me of ski pants I had in the 1980s. IMO Outlier is on the right track, as it were. But they're getting closer... I have the perfect cycle/work pant in mind, which would be closer to what Rapha is selling, -- http://www.rapha.cc/rapha-trousers -- but with a slightly canted rear waistband and a better shoe/pant interface solution (perhaps hidden button/loop so you can roll them up. Still, the main...
Slightly OT...was on RG web site and saw that just about everything is on sale, deep cuts. Is RG done? I'm guessing that Alex is finding that LLB Sig is a full time job, and much more stable. RG was a pioneer, but those "vintage" tees are pretty played out and their flannels and khakis aren't all that special anymore. If RG is over, too bad, but it's great that that aesthetic is reaching a mainstream audience...now if only LLB would up the quality a smidge...meet...
WvG oxford^^^...IMO you could go slimmer. Shoulders and arms are just right, but there's xtra material in the torso. Back looks a little blousy.
Rogues Gallery...obviously the buzz has died down with Alex figuring out, I assume, that designing for LLB is much less stressful than designing his own stuff...BUT, on the RG web site, the entire line, or what's left of it, is on sale. Is RG just going to die on the vine? They were pretty influential but those "vintage" tees are pretty played out and the rest of the line -- flannels and khakis -- are nothing special. x-posting in LLB x RG thread...
Quote: Originally Posted by .Impulsv The tags on mine say they are STF. Thanks. Couldn't tell from the Levis site. I've been waiting for a selvedge STF 501, not just a selvedge non-STF 501. My usual levi's size is 32/32 and for stf's I go 33-35. I may try a 32-35 if they have that in the selvedge as I've lost some weight in the past year. Time to hit the Levi's store downtown... Cheers.
Quick question on the selvedge 501s. They aren't stf, correct? So you'd buy tts? Thanks. Peter
I think ironing is one of those skills that as a well-rounded person you need to master. The key is a quality ironing board and super-thick and padded cover, just like the pros use. There's a very simple order to dress shirts (yoke, front, back, other front side, arms, cuffs, collar back and front). You can cheat with suits and skip back and arms. I can do a shirt in 5 minutes; pants in 7 or 8 (actually need to take more care with pants). Having said all that, I...
Don't want to start a thread for this -- and I'd be embarrassed to post in MC -- but... Has anyone bought a dress shirt/buttondown from American Apparel in the past few months? The quality doesn't look terrible -- fabric doesn't blow me away, however -- but I'm wondering if it's worth picking up a few for work/under sweaters. I tried on AA's first attempt at men's shirting a few years ago and hated the feel of the cloth, but the newer ones look like a step...
One thing with APC that doesn't apply to most denim makers is that APC is a full-on design house, with all the baggage that comes with it. Normal price increases aside ($10 doesn't strike me as anything out of the ordinary), I suspect the denim is subsidizing a lot of the company. They did a brilliant job with the jeans and are reaping the rewards. If the price gets too high consumers will vote with their feet.
^^APC fit: They look fine, but how do they feel when you sit/move etc.? I suspect you think the top block is a little tight. Bottom line is denim should be comfortable, and after 4 months I suspect you're not going to get more stretch.
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