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post #106 of 298
Also need to give some props to 3.1 phillip lim... except NO ONE SELLS HIS SHOES ANYWHERE.
post #107 of 298
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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
Also need to give some props to 3.1 phillip lim... except NO ONE SELLS HIS SHOES ANYWHERE.

If you like his stuff, you'd probably like Richard Chai as well. Those 2 are probably my favorite designers out right now. One good thing about Chai over Lim is, generally speaking, quality is better.
post #108 of 298
Who are some good online Chai stockists so I can get a better idea? I'm familiar with that one collection (FW09 I guess) that's popped up in a few Gilt sales and the peacoat was much discussed on here but I thought a lot of that stuff looked way better on the runway than on anyone actually trying to wear it.

I just really like 3.1PL's FW10 stuff - awesome duffel, fur-lined trench, shawl harrington, and the sneakers are great. I feel like I could wear that buffalo check jacket too. I have been trying to find someone besides the flagships that sell men's footwear but without much luck. There is a velvety looking DB jacket on yoox for 195 I was thinking about grabbing but I'm not going a luxe fabric direction atm really.
post #109 of 298
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Who are some good online Chai stockists so I can get a better idea? I'm familiar with that one collection (FW09 I guess) that's popped up in a few Gilt sales and the peacoat was much discussed on here but I thought a lot of that stuff looked way better on the runway than on anyone actually trying to wear it.

I just really like 3.1PL's FW10 stuff - awesome duffel, fur-lined trench, shawl harrington, and the sneakers are great. I feel like I could wear that buffalo check jacket too. I have been trying to find someone besides the flagships that sell men's footwear but without much luck. There is a velvety looking DB jacket on yoox for 195 I was thinking about grabbing but I'm not going a luxe fabric direction atm really.

For one, the Lim DB jacket has been made in a shit-ton of fabrics, over a few seasons. I own one in 100% cotton in a grayish green color. Check around, and I'm sure you could find that jacket in a material you like.

As to where to find Richard Chai.... I would say Odin in NYC is your best bet. They do phone orders, but for some reason, as of last season have stopped posting their selection online. AFAIK, they probably have the best selection anywhere in the country. I guess it helps when your brother owns the store.

Saks usually gets a few pieces every season, but their selection online is generally the most bland things from each collection. In the past Sak's has had more items in store than online, but I haven't been there in like 8 months, so I'm not sure if that has changed. Barney's in NYC also carries the brand, but again, they do not post it online. Saks and Barneys both do phone orders though.
post #110 of 298
And let me just add that it was a bit strange people posting such bad fits with Richard Chai. I mean the jacket sq posted, is probably my favorite piece of outerwear I own, yet I completely agree it looked like shit on him (then again I think he needed to size up, IIRC).

I guess it helps when half your wardrobe is other Chai pieces, as I think my wardrobe fits together quite nicely and homogeneously. Also his pants are the greatest things ever. The fit is what I would consider to be absolutely perfect; however, that fit is baggy, droopey, and cropped, so it's definitely not for everyone. I love it though.

I think the problem some have with it, is it's tailored clothing, but still very casual imo. To me, his aesthetic is about combing very tailored items with what would appear to be thrifted, heavily worn stuff (baggy pants, plaid shirts, etc.). I think people try to make it more formal than it should be based on individual items they see. I think most of the tailored stuff still has casual details, like zippers or drawstrings or the fabric or whatever, so when you try to combine it with more formal stuff it just doesn't look right. That's why I said I don't think most Chai would ever look good on sq. His wardrobe just isn't casual enough, imo. Then again, I think your wardrobe is a bit too formal, too.

And when I say formal I mean in terms of streetwear. I would consider Lanvin's runway formal, even though it has a lot of sneakers, no ties, etc. Where as a I would consider casual someone like Frost Birgens (yeah I know, super random example).
post #111 of 298
Thing is phone orders are cool and all but I want to see the stuff as much as possible considering I can't feel it or try it on.

The problem with Odin is they have awful customer service when it comes to getting back to people. I've emailed them twice asking questions about stock and never got a reply. They sell PL as well (if someone's a 42 they have a pretty cool hitop there on sale) so it's kind of annoying. The website is updated though; they post news and stuff.

I don't think your idea of a good pant fit is the same as mine.
post #112 of 298
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^I like your list

raf simons
jil sander
dries van noten
martin margiela
v. branquinho
bless
junya
comme h+
lanvin
stephan schneider

what this du said
post #113 of 298
McNairy
Brooks
Supreme
J Crew
Alden
Post O'alls
Nigel Cabourn
Yuketen
EG
Filson
post #114 of 298
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
holy shit!!!! Man we should be friends...although I think you forgot Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.
a&f = abercrombie

hollister sux, kiddie mall crap

hurley makes some cool tees tho
post #115 of 298
Ideally, I would like to have a wardrobe made out of (no particular order)
1. Robert Geller
2. Julius
3. Dior Homme
4. Diet Butcher Slim Skin
5. TOJ
6. Lad Musician
7. Rachel Comey
8. Pleasure Principle
9. Alt App basics
10. Jil

Out of what I actually own, my favorite brands are probably
1. American Apparel
2. Uniqlo
3. Converse
4-10. ???
post #116 of 298
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Originally Posted by macuser3of5 View Post
a&f = abercrombie

hollister sux, kiddie mall crap

hurley makes some cool tees tho

I prefer armani exchange.
post #117 of 298
In no particular order. Rag Bone J.crew - The secret wash shirts fit me well.. WWM MMM Jil Sander Uniqlo RRL/RLBL Rick Owens - Dont own, but love a few pieces alden our legacy EG Naked Famous Denim
post #118 of 298
Thom Browne Band of Outsiders Patrik Ervell Yuketen Rag & Bone Common Projects Junya Watanabe Visvim Moncler Michael Bastian(only on list I've never owned but I like what he does) No order
post #119 of 298
CdG Homme+/CdG shirt
Dries
Ervell
Jil
Junya man
Lanvin
Margiela
Marni
Prorsum (just want a coat !)
Schneider

want to see more of Balenciaga stuff


shoes :

Vass
Tricker's
Alden
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Jil
Lanvin


favorite brands I'll never find in my size :

Undercover
N.Hoolywood
post #120 of 298
forgot to add: Billy Reid -- A bit pricey but i like some of the pieces Trickers Prorsum -- don't own.
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