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I'm looking for a structured navy blazer, preferably with high armholes, with a price point of under $250. Anyone have a suggestion?

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I'm looking for a structured navy blazer, preferably with high armholes, with a price point of under $250. Anyone have a suggestion?



You have no idea how hard that is.   I've tried, and failed.  If you find one, let me know. wow.gif

 

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You have no idea how hard that is.   I've tried, and failed.  If you find one, let me know. wow.gif

Oh, I have some idea. I've been looking for a couple months now. That's why I'm asking for help :p

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Alternative Apparel is good as well for tees and the like. Quality and fit are definitely a step above American Apparel imo.
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Sup guys I'm a first time poster basically starting with nothing.  No really.  I have nothing I actually like wearing and I don't think I've ever had a jean that has fit me right.  Anyway, I'm 20 and about to be a college student.  I'm coming from wearing baggy pants pretty much all my life.  I'm at 5'7" or 5'8" on a good day about 170 pounds.  Not rock solid, but not a slob either (I'm working on it :D).  I've been athletic all of my life and was very into lifting weights for like 6 months or so, just to give you an idea of my body.

 

Anyways, I've been reading here and I think I'm ready to make some purchases based on recommendations.  I just need a little help when it comes to what's good and what's not and what goes with what.  Heres the stuff I got picked out

 

Levi's 514 Slim Straight Raw Headbanger or Levi's 501 Original shrink to fit indigo.  I would have gone with A.P.C's but this is pretty much my first pair of real jeans (ones that fit :O) and I can't afford to take a chance on the APC's because I don't really know my size well enough to buy them off an online retailer.  

 

For shirts, I'm probably going with Gap white v necks and crews as recommended on here and some Uniqlo button downs (probably like 2)

 

As for boots I was thinking these chukkas or these.  The Danner Mountain Light would be ideal but they are 400 and I  can't afford them.   For outerwear I think I want to go with a peacoat like this or this or this .I'm not sure which one.  Recommend a different one if need be.  I need all the help I can get =D.  I need a good belt too.

 

Appreciate any input!

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How do you guys feel about Skechers? I got a pair for Christmas. Do you think they'd be good shoes to wear with jeans on a casual night on the town?

 

This is the closest to what I have:

 

http://www.skechers.com/style/62889/citywalk-trojo/blk

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Sup guys I'm a first time poster basically starting with nothing.  No really.  I have nothing I actually like wearing and I don't think I've ever had a jean that has fit me right.  Anyway, I'm 20 and about to be a college student.  I'm coming from wearing baggy pants pretty much all my life.  I'm at 5'7" or 5'8" on a good day about 170 pounds.  Not rock solid, but not a slob either (I'm working on it :D).  I've been athletic all of my life and was very into lifting weights for like 6 months or so, just to give you an idea of my body.

 

Anyways, I've been reading here and I think I'm ready to make some purchases based on recommendations.  I just need a little help when it comes to what's good and what's not and what goes with what.  Heres the stuff I got picked out

 

Levi's 514 Slim Straight Raw Headbanger or Levi's 501 Original shrink to fit indigo.  I would have gone with A.P.C's but this is pretty much my first pair of real jeans (ones that fit :O) and I can't afford to take a chance on the APC's because I don't really know my size well enough to buy them off an online retailer.  

 

For shirts, I'm probably going with Gap white v necks and crews as recommended on here and some Uniqlo button downs (probably like 2)

 

As for boots I was thinking these chukkas or these.  The Danner Mountain Light would be ideal but they are 400 and I  can't afford them.   For outerwear I think I want to go with a peacoat like this or this or this .I'm not sure which one.  Recommend a different one if need be.  I need all the help I can get =D.  I need a good belt too.

 

Appreciate any input!



 

 

I personally don't like either of those boots.  There are much more stylish options out there.
 
For the peacoat, I'd say go with the Uniqlo.  Save as much money as possible, because you probably won't like your jeans/boots/peacoat 6 months from now.
 
Whatever you do, don't buy a lot of one thing from one label at one time. 

 

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How do you guys feel about Skechers? I got a pair for Christmas. Do you think they'd be good shoes to wear with jeans on a casual night on the town?

 

This is the closest to what I have:

 

http://www.skechers.com/style/62889/citywalk-trojo/blk



 


Depends on how old you are, how stylish your friends are, and on where you live.  These are very versatile, but not very high-quality or fashionable.  But again, it depends on the crowd you hang out with, and whether you want to be just another guy in the crowd.

 

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can you recommend me some better boots or point me in the right direction? and maybe shoes too :D?


Edited by toytlikeatoyger - 1/14/12 at 6:54pm
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can you recommend me some better boots or point me in the right direction? and maybe shoes too biggrin.gif?

Depends on why you need the boots. Like another poster stated, the ones you posted weren't good. It does seem like you're looking for something almost in a workwear style. Please correct if I'm wrong.

For a casual boot, the go to around here is Clark's Desert boot. Beeswax is a popular finish. It can be pretty easily found on sale for less than $100.

For something more substantial, people recommend the Wolverine 1000 Mile or the Red Wing Gentlemen Travelers. These are more pricey, and IIRC cost around $300-350. I have neither worn any of these boots, nor have I handled them, so I can't personally speak towards their construction. Posters who have them seem to like them and think they're good.

A cheaper alternative to those would be something like the L.L. Bean Katahdin Engineer Boots. These are around $180. I have a pair of these that I bought 4 months ago and they're good so far. Haven't tested them in a snow storm yet.
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I was going to buy it, but they didn't have my size. So yes, I think it looks great, and will still look great for several years. I can't speak to the quality of J Crew clothes, though. It's a good price.


If you mean "won't shred to bits as soon as you look at it" when you say "quality", then yeah J. Crew is fine. Despite what some folks on SF would have you believe, clothes from J. Crew can actually last for a while. They seem to have gotten a handle on more consistent sizing in the past few years, too, though I am not an expert as I buy an average of around one piece a year nowadays.

Obviously, some of the SF hate on brands like J Crew and Gap stems from their mass market appeal. Another part of the reason SF folks talk down about J Crew is because they've tried other brands that make J Crew clothing feel like shit in comparison. If you're trumpeting the quality of J Crew clothing it's simply because you don't know any better.

For what it's worth, I actually have the the J Crew University coat you're talking about too (still sitting in my closet). For the 300 or whatever bucks I paid for it, it did the job and looked good, but to call it a quality jacket is an kinda ridiculous. I can't tell you the number I've times I had to replace buttons, the pockets are shredded (don't ask me how), and compared to some newer stuff I've gotten, it just doesn't feel as nice.

Quality is such a misused term on SF that I won't even bother with arguing with you about it ... J. Crew is fine for folks that are just starting out, as long as it fits you well. In terms of durability, my J. Crew shirts last just as long as my BBBFs, certainly long enough that you will get sick of it before it wears out. In terms of construction, they don't see any worse than my BoOs for the most part. etc. etc.
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Need/want some white jeans/pants.  Slim, and with thick fabric.  I've been considering Acne Max in Optic.  Thoughts?  Suggestions?

 

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Can anyone suggest a white oxford (can't be see through when worn without an under shirt) that is slim fitting and can be worn tucked in and tucked out without looking long and droopy length wise. Budget is in the $150-180 range

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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

Need/want some white jeans/pants.  Slim, and with thick fabric.  I've been considering Acne Max in Optic.  Thoughts?  Suggestions?

 

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Dior homme is your best bet for slim jeans. Depends on your budget and fit (tapered, non tapered)

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I need some slim fit Chino's and can't seem to find anything good. I have a pair of straight leg chino's from Banana Republic that are kind of slim, but I can't seem to find any good slim fit chinos. Anyone have suggestions? (I've read the entire thread on the topic, and came away with nothing)

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