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post #65881 of 99814
Added some things to my uniqlo cart this morning, and as I check out now after lunch some of my fair isle stuff now out of stock ffffuuuu.gif
post #65882 of 99814
For shoes, I found these to be at least as good as AE Park Aves. I picked up a pair in brown.

MC side affiliate (and member before he became a store owner):
http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389957-the-black-oxford

Please budget time to go to a competent tailor.
post #65883 of 99814
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post

not sure why you need 8 white dress shirts, maybe like 2, but I would just get some from uniqlo

Umm... I was thinking 1/day + 1 spare? Too many?
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

1. what is the event for?
2. do you have time to shop in ny? if so, uniqlo will answer all your suiting issues safely within your budget.
3. for shoes, go to allen edmonds. get the park avenues. a black captoe oxford is as conservative as you can get.
4. you probably won't need that pocket square

1. A series of courses related to the UN. They require suit and tie. I'll see what effect girls in tailleurs have on me.
2. no time to shop in nyc, unfortunately. I also need the clothes before the trip since there are a couple of related events I'm supposed to participate in before going
3. sounds good, thanks!
4. noted.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

For shoes, I found these to be at least as good as AE Park Aves. I picked up a pair in brown.
MC side affiliate (and member before he became a store owner):
http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389957-the-black-oxford
Please budget time to go to a competent tailor.

Thanks for the link.
Also, yes, I understand picking a suit from the lower end of the rack calls for more time spent to the tailor's and additional alterations. Worth it?
post #65884 of 99814
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Originally Posted by wootx View Post

Don't know where to put this advice request / memo to self, I hope here can kind of mesh in: MC is intimidating, although full of resources I've already tried to get advantage of.
Long story short, I'm going on a 7-day trip to NYC in which I'm required to suit up -- a 22 yo who's never owned/worn a suit.
I Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
need this stuff quickly and (possibly) inexpensive.
Shopping list:
- 2 navy suits, aiming at 700 for BOTH -- suit supply, cos or yoox. Will probably need alterations since I'm really thin
- 8 white dress shirts - the first ones I can get my hands on... Does this makes sense or is it worth spending some more time and money on them? Is it actually noticeable if I'm wearing a bad fitting shirt under a jacket? (the problem with shirts is that, by being very slim, cheaper shirts fit loose even though the collar and shoulders are ok.
- 1 pair of decent black shoes
- 3-4 cheap ties - again, are ties this (stress THIS) important?
As for the pocket square: I don't know if the guys I should look up to in that setting are going to wear a PS, and I don't want to come off as pretentious... Is it a safe bet to go without one?
Final note: I remember I recently read a post from either gdl or namor about building a business wardrobe (probably in RP or random thoughts) but I can't seem to find it anymore... I already checked SF 101 over at MC, but nothing

you should only need 3 dress shirts. 2 light blue, 1 white. I'm sure there'll be a dry cleaner around. The important part is that they fit in the neck and the collar points are long enough to sit underneath or close to underneath the suit lapels. The collar should be slightly spread.
e.g. GDL's shirt collar: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

2 ties= 1 navy grenadine, one navy pindot.

Pocketsquare is optional, but you can't go wrong with white linen.
post #65885 of 99814
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

Hey guys, can anyone help me point out some influences of eastern/Asian cultures affecting haute cultures and styles. How does this reflect culture etc?
Which designers are like that or can anyone point me out to a good place to look? Much thanks, i hope to make a presentation out of this. I am interested but because I am short on time, am hoping that someone can show me in the general direction. smile.gif

Snow's mention of Siki Im is a good call. He uses Middle East and Far East influences. Harem pants, sarongs, stuff like that. He also uses the kimono shape in some pieces. I think the McQueen collection Nahneun was thinking of was FW08: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2008MEN-AMCQUEEN. It had a lot of Indian/Tibetan influence. Really cool. Damir Doma obviously uses a ton of ideas from the Middle East and the Far East (he loves Issey Miyake). Christophe Lemaire is a less obvious choice but it isn't hard to see the influence of Asia in his menswear. Mandarin collars (ahem...the name itself indicates Chinese) and that sort of thing. (Actually, look at anything Samuel Drira has styled to get some imagery that fits your description—he works a lot with Lemaire and Damir.) Another collection to check out is the latest one from Tillmann Lauterbach, which took inspiration from China: http://thefashionisto.com/tillmann-lauterbach-springsummer-2013-paris-fashion-week/. It's an awesome collection too. One of my favorites of the last few years.

I'm assuming you're not looking for Asian designers, right? You want to trace the Asian influence outside of Asia? Because there's this little known guy named Yohji something or other who takes a lot of influence from Asia (hakama pants, for instance). It wouldn't be tough to find his fingerprint all over clothes from European designers though, if you want to go that route. Hope that helps. smile.gif
post #65886 of 99814
siki's ethnically korean though. it's not surprising to see asian influences in his pieces.

also the mcqueen collection i was thinking about was women's
post #65887 of 99814
Yeah, he's Korean but born and raised in Germany. Kimchiwurst! I guess master milano can decide if he fits the bill or not.
post #65888 of 99814
even ricky o can fit into the east meets west thing, right?
blazers over kurtas is an obvious tell-tale. skirts too. and hes american.
post #65889 of 99814
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post

not sure why you need 8 white dress shirts, maybe like 2, but I would just get some from uniqlo

apparently he took your advice because all the oxfords are sold out haha laugh.gif
post #65890 of 99814
Wait, so how much are people expecting those H&MMMM side zips to cost?

Do you guys think it's something I'll have to wait in line for, or could I swing by later in the day to check them out? Will the Portland H&M even have this collab?
post #65891 of 99814
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

some really great new season pieces:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.367671379981659.84920.339247002824097&type=3[/SPOILER]

Is that a MA-1 I see? I want it. I need it.
post #65892 of 99814
Somewhere around $300. Buy less random crap, get the real ones instead.
post #65893 of 99814
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

i've never understood people's fascination with halloween. am i too asian to enjoy it?

Ever wanted to bone the hell out of Jasmine?
post #65894 of 99814

Good question are only some H&Ms going to get the collection?

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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Wait, so how much are people expecting those H&MMMM side zips to cost?
Do you guys think it's something I'll have to wait in line for, or could I swing by later in the day to check them out? Will the Portland H&M even have this collab?
post #65895 of 99814
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Somewhere around $300. Buy less random crap, get the real ones instead.

Damn, that's way to high. I'd pay up to $200 if the leather wasn't shit, shape alone looks very well replicated.

The real deals always go for a fortune around here, and usually for no less than $4-500 frown.gif
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