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post #226 of 4945
Now that spring weather is on it's way, I'm in search of purchasing new items. In the summer of New England, I normally wear just some straight fit 11" shorts, no baggy or side-pockets, from Lacoste and PRL... Probably have 10 pair in colors from tan, white, black, blue, and red and then wear rainbows.

Just so you know my style in the colder weather, I normally wear 7's, nudie's, CoH, with v-neck sweaters, half zips, and reg sweaters

I normally will wear graphic tee's, my entire t-shirt collection is Burton and Oakley due to being sponsored haha so I'm trying to shy away from them in the off-season. I don't wear tight because it's uncomfortable, approximately 160 pounds and 6'2", extremely skinny so I wear normally L and XL so they're comfortable and don't ride up when I lean over etc... I'm looking for probably graphic tee's ideas and other shirt ideas, no v-neck t's. Do you wear other things besides t-shirts, can you wear sweaters?

Please advise
post #227 of 4945
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post #228 of 4945
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Originally Posted by Transcendental View Post
'unlucky'

on this forum does handcrafted leather wallets for below 100, great if I must say

+1, I've bought a few things from him including a wallet and they are all excellent quality!
post #229 of 4945
Now that spring weather is on it's way, I'm in search of purchasing new items. In the summer of New England, I normally wear just some straight fit 11" shorts, no baggy or side-pockets, from Lacoste and PRL... Probably have 10 pair in colors from tan, white, black, blue, and red and then wear rainbows.

Just so you know my style in the colder weather, I normally wear 7's, nudie's, CoH, with v-neck sweaters, half zips, and reg sweaters

I normally will wear graphic tee's, my entire t-shirt collection is Burton and Oakley due to being sponsored haha so I'm trying to shy away from them in the off-season. I don't wear tight because it's uncomfortable, approximately 160 pounds and 6'2", extremely skinny so I wear normally L and XL so they're comfortable and don't ride up when I lean over etc... I'm looking for probably graphic tee's ideas and other shirt ideas, no v-neck t's. Do you wear other things besides t-shirts, can you wear sweaters?

Please advise
post #230 of 4945
I'm 17, living in London. I'm heading to NYC in a couple of weeks for a short holiday, and am looking to essentially grab a new wardrobe. For a high school kid living somewhere that's generally cold, but warmer in summer, what would you recommend?

Obviously there's lots of places to buy in London too, but hopefully even with the terrible exchange rate at the moment I'll be able to find some bargains in New York.
post #231 of 4945
on that whole hoodie thing i was talking about a few pages back. If I were to go to a tailor and give him linen(the only thing i can think of to get that is to find some linen sheets with a stripe design to emulate NSF) would he be able to sew a hoodie together? I had a half a mind to take a stab at it myself, and looking at google it looked possible, but if it was possible for me, wouldn't it be better to have someone who can do it better do it? haha. Does anyone know what I could expect to pay for it? I remember seeing some people with custom made button downs from tailors, how much did you guys pay for those?
post #232 of 4945
If you supply the fabric, it might not actually be all that much. MJK might have some insight here.

You could always just buy a JoAnn Fabrics pattern and do it yourself.
post #233 of 4945
I've been perusing this site for a while and am attempting a wardrobe rebuild. I have a more substantial build and have found the J Crew "style" to be representative of what I like and the classic-fit pants and tailored shirts fit me perfectly; the problem being I don't want a closet full of J Crew. What are some other brands, preferably higher end, that offer a similar cut and style?
post #234 of 4945
Closet full of J. Crew ain't the worst thing in the world...anyway, if you're familiar with the site, these names should be obvious: Michael J Krell, Engineered Garments, Woolrich Woolen Mills, RRL, pretty much everything Self Edge carries, etc.
post #235 of 4945
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I've been perusing this site for a while and am attempting a wardrobe rebuild. I have a more substantial build and have found the J Crew "style" to be representative of what I like and the classic-fit pants and tailored shirts fit me perfectly; the problem being I don't want a closet full of J Crew. What are some other brands, preferably higher end, that offer a similar cut and style?
Good thinking. It's very easy to get sucked into buying a ton of J Crew because it's so cheap; don't fall for it! Check out Our Legacy, Band of Outsiders, Shipley and Halmos, APC, maybe Filippa K and all the brands the dude above me recommended. There is really a ton of modern prep-Americana vibe stuff being done so just look around a bit and keep your eyes peeled.
post #236 of 4945
Definitely heard of some of those brands from being around here, but haven't heard of most of them. It's also good to know the name of the style I like ...thanks for the info.
post #237 of 4945
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Originally Posted by AndrewRyanWallace View Post
Good thinking. It's very easy to get sucked into buying a ton of J Crew because it's so cheap; don't fall for it! Check out Our Legacy, Band of Outsiders, Shipley and Halmos, APC, maybe Filippa K and all the brands the dude above me recommended. There is really a ton of modern prep-Americana vibe stuff being done so just look around a bit and keep your eyes peeled.

Just to play devil's advocate here, you may like J. Crew style because you are used to being presented with it's well thought out complete looks, it's unwavering middle of the road classic styling and let me be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. HOWEVER, be aware that there are more things out there....many many many more things even within the realm of prep attire. Looking around and exploring other aesthetics is a good idea. Especially before grabbing a major mall brands look as a starting point and running with the designer versions. Mall brands are a trickle down of the designers and major styles, trickling back up isn't always the best route. You may end up wearing $1000 outfit that looks like you bought it at J. Crew.

For the record, there's NOTHING wrong with any of Andrews suggestions. I just see too little dissent in the interest of dialogue lately.
post #238 of 4945
Mazda is certainly right here. Don't box yourself in.
post #239 of 4945
I've been looking around for some fine quality mens shoes which aren't dressed up, example- Paul Smith make some really nice quality shoes, as do Barker.. but they are dressy! Fine if i was going to a wedding but would look out of place for my daytoday wear. I've found MANY quality boot companys.. Red Wing etc.. etc.. but not found any casual shoes which look up to standard.. meaning solid heals and good leather upper. Mephisto however are the closest i've seen when i visited their London shop.

Can you guys point me in the direction of some good shoe makers(hopefully within the UK, so i can try them on for size ) that are more causal then 'dressed' shoes?

Thanks for reading my post

Accidental
post #240 of 4945
Got my tax return, summer's coming up, and my wardrobe is empty. I have 1 pair of jeans (straight svens, my regular ralfs are absolutely destroyed), so I'm taking any recommendations you guys have!
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