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post #4186 of 109053
I might have liked this blazer more if it wasn't for OL's pedo looking model.
post #4187 of 109053
uncontrol money not being a factor in style is retarted
post #4188 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
style is rarely about money, it's about a clear idea of what you want

this is occasionally the case... when i felt stylish in slightly above par fits the thrift store was like heaven... but now it involves a lot of time which i lost when i got a full time job and a wife.

so really knowing that I want leepros, engineer boots, fred perrys, ...

doesn't make me feel any better dressed.
post #4189 of 109053
Wondering how long I'm going to see tons of people wearing plaid flannels and workwear jackets..
I like the look, just wondering how long it will be so popular.
post #4190 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
style is rarely about money, it's about a clear idea of what you want
Never felt the real urge to, but now I must.. You have NO idea how much I have had to miss out on and how much better I would dress (subjective I know, but you'll have to trust me on this one) if I had a bigger budget. The amount of things I've had to pass up on because I didn't have money to spend or risk on something I might not like. my god. Then again it's probably easier to think this when you have impure thoughts about H&M.
post #4191 of 109053
I'm starting to get annoyed with the MC guys that straight up cannot accept that a good suit can cost less than $1000.
post #4192 of 109053
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
I really love longwings. Bless do many fabric variants of the hood coat, since I've handled a few over the years the spring weight cotton ones are pretty weak compared to the full wool ones. The cashmeres are pretty nice and the hand knit stuff is incredible. The asian markets usually buy the dumb shit, I've heard tons of stories about how they buy lines lolz.
I believe the Temple of Jawnz (OG 2 members) has had something like 7 or 8 different Bless hoodcoats/jackets at some point or another. As for fabric quality, there was none. The best one, in a thicker but very generic 100% lambs wool, with the turned wool buttons, would be sourceable for about $12-15/yard (max... maybe $8-10) buttons (there are only 4+the 2 small ones on the back) = $3, tops. Lining as used on those = $.80/yd, needs 2 yards. Fused lightweight interfacing = $3/yd, needs 1 yard or so. Materials cost of about $40, max, probably much less really, labor in Italy for about 20 Euro per unit.
post #4193 of 109053
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
I'm starting to get annoyed with the MC guys that straight up cannot accept that a good suit can cost less than $1000.
What are you talking about? MC guys are cheap as fuck, most don't generally buy above $1k (but the reason you'd get hate for <$1k brands is because they know you can get >$1k brands for the same price).
post #4194 of 109053
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
I'm starting to get annoyed with the MC guys that straight up cannot accept that a good suit can cost less than $1000.

I'm going to get a totally bespoke suit made in a couple weeks, I'll see if I can get it for less than 100 USD just for kicks.
post #4195 of 109053
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Originally Posted by robbie View Post
I wish i had even a fraction of the purchasing power of some of the better dressed gentlemen on this forum.
Yeah, same here. I used to have more disposable income, but we've recently tripled our mortgage and my wife doesn't work right now, so my money has to go toward keeping a roof over our heads. That's not to say I haven't found some nice things on sale (recently got a pair of rag & bone rb11 for $90, and a Burberry sportscoat for ~$200), but I can't just go out and buy a pair of Russell Moccs or a MMM cardigan or a filson bag (man, now i'm getting depressed) or something like I would have a couple of years back. Eh, just have to enjoy vicariously until I somehow come into more money. It's nice that SF is generally recession proof!
post #4196 of 109053
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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post
What are you talking about? MC guys are cheap as fuck, most don't generally buy above $1k (but the reason you'd get hate for <$1k brands is because they know you can get >$1k brands for the same price).
Guess I mean partly if retail isn't above that, and partly related to what Eason said. As we all know, bespoke must be expensive everywhere! And all tailors in Asia are shit! Also good luck Eason, I know you can go cheap but I think that's cutting it even in mainland China.
post #4197 of 109053
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Originally Posted by kelvinsense View Post
uncontrol

money not being a factor in style is retarted

i did not say it wasn't a factor, and obviously it depends on the scenario of someone saying they need more money (e.g. are they flat broke or are they wanting to buy $2000 worth of clothes every month?), but in general, money can't buy style, and you can do good style on a budget

of course it's easier to look better with money, i'm not refuting that
post #4198 of 109053
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uncontrol

money not being a factor in style is retarted

It's a factor, but robbie does more with his money than 90% of ballers do with theirs.
post #4199 of 109053
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
I believe the Temple of Jawnz (OG 2 members) has had something like 7 or 8 different Bless hoodcoats/jackets at some point or another. As for fabric quality, there was none. The best one, in a thicker but very generic 100% lambs wool, with the turned wool buttons, would be sourceable for about $12-15/yard (max... maybe $8-10) buttons (there are only 4+the 2 small ones on the back) = $3, tops. Lining as used on those = $.80/yd, needs 2 yards. Fused lightweight interfacing = $3/yd, needs 1 yard or so. Materials cost of about $40, max, probably much less really, labor in Italy for about 20 Euro per unit.

The question isn't what the price of the fabric is but how appropriate it is to the design and brand identity. Lanvin uses pricey and often custom-made fabrics but it fits within their proposals. Sometimes they slip and you get 1K cashmere pajama pants.
post #4200 of 109053
I almost like that Atyling Krane peacoat but it's just a bit too overdesigned. Maybe that's the wrong word. I think the detailing could've been done better on the jacket and it misses the mark. Their varsitys are kinda ugly looking (and i like some varsitys like the APC one last season and some Toj designs). Robbie- You could do more with your budget but i think you're a little restricted by how conservative you want to come off in your personality and your clothes. Could definitely mix up proportions, colors, and vibes but since you're intent on going "good ol' boy" or americana and keeping it kinda traditional you're kind of limited. I think with more money you'd dress pretty much the same but with nicer fabrics. We've talked in the past how to mix things up and i think you have to an extent, but lately it seems like you've been leaning on the "i'm just poor and live a simple life" kinda thing a bit too much. You can do or dress how you want. No excuses play like a champion
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