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post #7171 of 16286
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Japanese pricing is always ludicrously high

It's a designer brand, why is that price surprising?

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Would these from the Garbstore sale on http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/garbstore-850/product/59120726
be good boots for winter? Would the grey get too dirty? Is it too much of a hassle to waterproof them?
post #7173 of 16286
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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post

It's a designer brand, why is that price surprising?


Dunno. I thought I was pretty desensitized to prices that most people would consider "surprising" but it still shocked me a bit when I did the conversion.
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post


While I have no experience with this particular brand, $1000 USD for a non-leather jacket from a designer Japanese label is commonplace. I paid around $1000 for my wjk M65 jacket and $1200 for my DBSS down jacket.

I'd say there are 3 reasons for the high price....

1. The quality is often noticeably better than domestic designer brands. Higher end fabrics and hardware are commonly used. And the clothing is frequently made in Japan, not overseas.

2. The USD is really weak relative to the yen right now. Thus this jacket appears more affordable to the Japanese customer than it does you or I.

3. I have heard it is common for Japanese stores to desire that many new labels have higher prices, causing the customer to associate the label with other higher end brands. It would appear that Japanese consumers are even more likely than us to equate high prices with higher quality.

Makes sense. Thanks. No returns or exchanges makes sizing/ buying on the internet a pretty tough roll for this one.
post #7174 of 16286
The yen is just destroying the dollar too, anybody that is doing japanese imports is getting killed right now. I am not certain that it's an all-time high, but it's at a place it hasn't been for quite some time.
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It seems that for that price, you could just go bespoke, get the exact type of jacket you want, with the best possible fit. That or a Hyundai -- those will also keep you warm.

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Originally Posted by Hollywars View Post

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Would these from the Garbstore sale on http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/garbstore-850/product/59120726
be good boots for winter? Would the grey get too dirty? Is it too much of a hassle to waterproof them?

Can't quite tell from the pic, but those look like suede. Suede and winter don't mix. I'm in the same boat (looking for winter boots) and it seems like half the boots I like that I see on the internet are made of suede.
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Quick question about inseam and jeans.

I like my jeans to have this the bundled up look like this:
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so if my measured inseam from bottom of crotch to the floor is 30, do I get jeans with inseam of 30 or 32 for this kind of look?
Edited by bijox - 9/10/11 at 9:27pm
post #7178 of 16286
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Originally Posted by bijox View Post

Quick question about inseam and jeans.

I like my jeans to have this the bundled up look like this:
NtMQq.jpg

so if my measured inseam from bottom of crotch to the floor is 30, do I get jeans with inseam of 30 or 32 for this kind of look?

32-34. If you like the look, you could always buy long, then hem as desired.
Edited by JosiahS - 9/11/11 at 5:28pm
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I am a Small in Gitman as well as J Crew and Brooks Brothers, and I am wondering what size I would be in Band of Outsiders? Both for their polos and oxfords.

It would be good if you could tell me my size in Small/Medium as well as Size 1/2
Edited by tcwalter07 - 9/11/11 at 2:46pm
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Guys, I'm looking for basic pocket T shirts that aren't too expensive. Hanes bothers me because you can tell from the back they are Hanes. What I would prefer are "slouchy" ones. I saw some Phillip Lim ones on sale on these forums but I'm not ready to spend $100 on a plain pocket T - yet. Anyone have experience with Alternative Apparel tees? The ones I've ever purchased there were almost see-through.
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Anyone here familiar with ASOS t-shirts? I was looking to pick up some scoop necks ala http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Scoop-Neck-T-Shirt/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1655470&cid=9171&Rf-800=-1,20&Rf-200=4,5,13,20,16,25&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=3&clr=Pewtergrey , was curious about the overall quality and sizing.
post #7182 of 16286
I'm looking to try out some Levis 501 shrink to fit jeans, but I'm a bit thrown off by the pricing. The "Indigo color" jeans cost about $40, while the "Rigid Selvedge color" (also weird, as 'rigid' and 'selvedge' aren't colors) cost about $100.

If I buy the 'indigo' jeans, which is all they seem to offer at the mall, will I be getting the full raw denim experience? Or is the $100 'Rigid Selvedge' affair somehow more exemplary?

(I've got some APCs and Unbranded jeans on the way, too, so please, no angry stares).

Thanks.
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Hey does anyone know if these CP shoes went on sale last time?

 

http://www.thecorner.com/item/YOOX/COMMON+PROJECTS/dept/tccommonprojectsm/tskay/7B4C1203/rr/1/cod10/44347991HB/sts/sr_tccommonprojectsm3

 

And if they did, would you happen to know what sizes made it to the sale?

post #7184 of 16286
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Originally Posted by tcwalter07 View Post

I am a Small in Gitman as well as J Crew and Brooks Brothers, and I am wondering what size I would be in Band of Outsiders? Both for their polos and oxfords.

It would be good if you could tell me my size in Small/Medium as well as Size 1/2

I'm a M in Gitman Vintage, a small (which is usually baggy) in J Crew, and a small in most designers that aren't TTS. For BoO, a 2 fits me well, if it's going to be worn untucked; sleeve length is a little short, though, but I can still button the cuffs, I can still tuck the shirt in, but there's not much fabric to play with, so low rise jeans can be tricky. I haven't tried a 3 yet.
post #7185 of 16286
holybich, I like J crew broken in T's a lot. I guess you could get the tall version if you want more slouchy smile.gif
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