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post #3601 of 99141
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
a perfect fit is often overrated and sometimes just not the right thing. I've seen guys in WAYWT here wearing what were considered to be perfectly fitting clothes, and frankly it was doing them no favors...
A perfect fit is getting the fit you want or being surprised by how it fits and how much you like it. These things are better done in person IMHO but it all depends. For example I know you offer customization and it can help some people who have unusual body shapes (say long arms) get the fit they envision. It is, however, not without drawbacks (no way to try it on). Which is why I guess you probably have a number of untapped potential clients waiting to see more examples of fits on real people and how you handle situations in the case of a totally wrong fit. Just my 2cents, is pretty useful. For the record I recently bought three flannels I hadn't tried before of the internet (they had detailed measurements) and have been quite satisfied with the two I received so far.
post #3602 of 99141
I've got some weird proportions so I actually wear all of my clothes in sizes that would seem to not fit if lined up with my body measurements, but I'd look really stupid if I wore a true fit. I've got the big Korean head and an enormous head of hair down to my collarbone, I've got a skinny but short neck that doesn't really look good in much else but low stuff, v-necks and tab collar jackets, etc, I've got a long ass torso and wide shoulders for my size (5'9 and 130, something like 16.5-17" s2s and the only exercise I've ever done in my life is lift cigarettes and beer to my lips), insanely long skinny arms, and then a 28" waist with absolute pipe cleaner legs that I can't take real advantage of stylistically. I'm basically built like I'm supposed to be 6' tall and about 140, but somewhere along the way about 3" of height went missing from my legs or waist section. BrianSD said i am the skinniest person he's ever seen, and Brian ain't the fattest dude out there by any means. haha. Not the typical Asian American build. I mitigate all of that by sizing up a half or full size, usually, I wear outers in a 46 when I'm between the 44 and 46, I wear APC buttonups with the tight front and flowy French back, and i wear my jeans a little saggy with stacking and trousers with multiple breaks, and prefer lowtops to hightops to give me back my 2-3" of visual height. If I could find more stacked sole shoes in Raf-type silhouettes without paying Raf shoe prices, I'd be all over them.
post #3603 of 99141
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
A perfect fit is getting the fit you want or being surprised by how it fits and how much you like it. These things are better done in person IMHO but it all depends. For example I know you offer customization and it can help some people who have unusual body shapes (say long arms) get the fit they envision. It is, however, not without drawbacks (no way to try it on). Which is why I guess you probably have a number of untapped potential clients waiting to see more examples of fits on real people and how you handle situations in the case of a totally wrong fit. Just my 2cents, is pretty useful.

For the record I recently bought three flannels I hadn't tried before of the internet (they had detailed measurements) and have been quite satisfied with the two I received so far.

I realize all this, and require people to give me detailed measurement sets or pick something from my charts at least so I have something to measure when I am cutting paper patterns (and my clothes come out measuring just like I intend), but I am referring more to the intense scrutiny that casual wear receives around here regarding absolute fit, I think styleforum has taken over from superfuture long ago in regards to who wears the tightest clothing... the SF and sufu uniforms are always different but yeah, my own clothes, I am just never that picky as long as stuff fits in the ballpark since I am weirdly proportioned and not Atlas or a Dior Homme model. I will wear half a cuff on one side, the other side with a fucked up stack, shirt cuff flipped back, hood askew, I probably look like I have a great wardrobe along with a substance abuse problem, which is probably true on both counts.
post #3604 of 99141
Thread Starter 
i am thinking of dying one of my rick leathers from brown/drkshdw to black, frightened at the potential results.
post #3605 of 99141
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
i am thinking of dying one of my rick leathers from brown/drkshdw to black, frightened at the potential results.
Did you see that blackbird blog post about washing/dyeing leathers? It doesn't seem that risky.
post #3606 of 99141
Thread Starter 
no. you have a link? there's a good place on 29th and lex i will probably go to.
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post #3608 of 99141
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
Yeah when I came it was around there. Then the KRW tanked, and I was pissed because my money lost a lot of value. So I was smart and saved it. Over the summer is when I started sending money back to the USA to pay off loans. Now that I know things will tank more I'm going to conserve until it hits close to my mark, then send off like $1500 a month or so. No idea on the China situation but honestly from my time in Shanghai (half a year) I'd say that Korea is the better deal of the two. I do miss $20 all you can eat sushi/fillet/wine though.

I'd go back to Korea in a heartbeat if I could get my gf a job there (and a visa)... goddamn I miss jeju
post #3609 of 99141
Been looking around for some casual tops (button downs, polos, tees, etc) both online and in stores, and almost every one has a chest pocket. Why?

They don't look good to begin with, are annoying to iron and look even worse once they start sagging after a few washes. Even if you needed to use the pocket, half of the ones I saw in person couldn't even hold a pen.
post #3610 of 99141
+1 ^ I hate chest pockets, they don't always sit in the right place, they ruin the symmetry of shirts which really ruins simple shirts for me such as a flat black, navy or white, it's one of those details that I very rarely see and think "I'm glad that is there". Besides, I'm not in an office when I go out, why do I need a go-to pocket on my chest? I don't want to be that dork who always has the pen and notepad on the ready for whenever something 'notable' occurs, I doubt anyone who buys a designer shirt wants to be that guy, so if it isn't for aesthetic or for function, whats it for?
post #3611 of 99141
I keep my sunglasses in those pockets.
post #3612 of 99141
Yesterday Usher was in the Rick Owens store with his stylist but as they left she mentioned that they bought nothing because "he isn't ready and can't afford to be this crazy."
post #3613 of 99141
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
I keep my sunglasses in those pockets.

i keep cigarettes and cash in those pockets.
post #3614 of 99141
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
i keep cigarettes and cash in those pockets.

same, and I find myself scribbling lists and notes, rip them out of the notebook, and would prefer to stick them in my breast pocket rather than left back jeans pocket but most of my shirts are pocketless and it annoys me. Even if I could just have the breast pocket for throwing my bic lighter into, I'd be happy...
post #3615 of 99141
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
same, and I find myself scribbling lists and notes, rip them out of the notebook, and would prefer to stick them in my breast pocket rather than left back jeans pocket but most of my shirts are pocketless and it annoys me. Even if I could just have the breast pocket for throwing my bic lighter into, I'd be happy...

Wow dude, such a fucking dork.......why would you be this guy, especially if your shirts designer.
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