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post #136 of 47040
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Originally Posted by shahanshah View Post
i was gonna get that apc for 150 but got no reason to get a jacket now

To be honest, you're not missing much. I looked at that jacket in-store and the texture is comparable to sandpaper; not a particularly "luxe" interpretation of workwear for the price.
post #137 of 47040
Thank god, thanks to Shanahahah, I'm now paying $100 less than I was going to over at Context. I don't know if a courd-collared bomber is necessarily considered workwear...And I dont know if APC is generally considered luxe. Was the jacket starched?
post #138 of 47040
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one
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Originally Posted by sipang
Just blindkopped some Jil Sander x Church's derbys, no idea if they'll fit me. Any insight on the sizing ?
Depends on the last I guess, but IME they run like Church's, so go by UK size and size a full size down from your US size. I wear an 8.5 in Vans or something like that and prefer a 41 most of those sneakers on the CP sole (raf, lanvin, CP, etc) and I have a pair of the wholecut Jil X Church's in UK7.5 that would be very comparable in size.

Awesome, that's what I hoped to hear, thanks. Lucky day !
post #139 of 47040
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Originally Posted by Kent Money View Post
Thank god, thanks to Shanahahah, I'm now paying $100 less than I was going to over at Context.

Was the jacket starched?

Nwm, just realized I got that jacket mixed up with a near-identical one that APC put out in brown cotton.

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Originally Posted by Kent Money View Post
I don't know if a courd-collared bomber is necessarily considered workwear...And I dont know if APC is generally considered luxe.

In regards to this, yes, I completely agree, a bomber jacket is not workwear-inspired. However, given that the jacket you bought isn't a bomber style, that argument is moot. Yours is strikingly similar to styles sold by workwear companies like Carhartt and Dickies.
post #140 of 47040
Phew to the first part of your reply.

The website I bought it from even listed as a 'Courderoy Collared Wool Bomber'...

And the collar style and jacket length is a big part of what makes a bomber a bomber.

I think Carhartt and Co. adopted the bomber style for their workwear, but bombers were originally made for aviators...

as far as I know..
post #141 of 47040
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Originally Posted by Kent Money View Post
The website I bought it from even listed as a 'Courderoy Collared Wool Bomber'...

And the collar style and jacket length is a big part of what makes a bomber a bomber.

In that case, the website you bought it from made two mistakes: labeling that jacket a bomber, and misspelling "corduroy". A bomber's key characteristic is its shilouette: full in the body, tapered at the hem and cuffs.

ex: http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=925
post #142 of 47040
I actually ended up buying it here, pal. A.P.C. Mens Bomber Jacket in Navy Furthermore, that link you posted would be more of a varsity jacket than a bomber and I'm pretty sure that I am not the only one who would think this. Bomber has come to be a generic term for a short-length jacket, often with a traditional collar or a shawl-style collar (like the one you posted, but the contrasting colors is the hallmark of a varsity jacket). But if you wanna be a purist about it, I think a true bomber usually has a traditional collar like the TOJ bomber And I will take full responsibility for spelling corduroy wrong.
post #143 of 47040
Checked out the Urban Outfitters that just opened here. What a bunch of junk. The only thing good is they carry Levis 511 cords.
post #144 of 47040
recent "purchases": won two auctions on y! japan last night, two pairs of great looking yohji pants for dirt cheap. Was happy for a few hours until I found out the seller cancelled my bids, for no apparent reason, but most likely because he thought the winning bid wasn't high enough. Fucker. Apparently this happens on y! auctions all the time, and as far as I know there is no real punishment for sellers so they keep doing it.
post #145 of 47040
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Originally Posted by Kent Money View Post
I also find it funny how the 3sixteen label reads 'New York City.' But then you look over an inch and there is a tag saying "Made in China."

Really makes me think this company isn't really guided by the virtue of quality clothing but more so by profit and image.


That shirt label you're looking at is from Holiday 2008... the last season we made clothing overseas was Spring 2009 (with the exception of knits, which are still done overseas). Regardless, we fully stand behind the construction of that "Made in China" shirt - it's put together better than many domestic shirts you'd see on racks... overseas production does not equate poorly made clothes. Anyways, there's a story behind why we moved production to the US, and it had nothing to do with the newfound trendiness associated with domestic production. I dont want to clutter the thread but would be happy to share it with people elsewhere.

As for the ties, they're made by one of the last two tie manufacturers in NYC - he's been making ties for 60+ years so rest assured that they're well constructed. The photo needs to be cleaned up a little bit so thanks for bringing that to our attention.
post #146 of 47040
Andrew, you should post that "Day with 3Sixteen" video that was floating around the 'net recently. That should lay to rest a lot of this talk about the brand's quality, construction, etc.
post #147 of 47040
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Originally Posted by ajchen View Post
That shirt label you're looking at is from Holiday 2008... the last season we made clothing overseas was Spring 2009 (with the exception of knits, which are still done overseas). Regardless, we fully stand behind the construction of that "Made in China" shirt - it's put together better than many domestic shirts you'd see on racks... overseas production does not equate poorly made clothes. Anyways, there's a story behind why we moved production to the US, and it had nothing to do with the newfound trendiness associated with domestic production. I dont want to clutter the thread but would be happy to share it with people elsewhere. As for the ties, they're made by one of the last two tie manufacturers in NYC - he's been making ties for 60+ years so rest assured that they're well constructed. The photo needs to be cleaned up a little bit so thanks for bringing that to our attention.
I appreciate you addressing my comments. I didn't necessarily equate the 'Made in China' label to shoddy quality, but more so to the conflicting image it projects for a self-proclaimed New York based company. And the issue regarding the ties sounds fair enough. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to shit all over the company; this shirt is really nice and I was considering pickin one up. It's not just me who has blurbed about some quality-control issues with the jackets but I am sure you're addressing this too.
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Originally Posted by asobu View Post
recent "purchases": won two auctions on y! japan last night, two pairs of great looking yohji pants for dirt cheap. Was happy for a few hours until I found out the seller cancelled my bids, for no apparent reason, but most likely because he thought the winning bid wasn't high enough. Fucker. Apparently this happens on y! auctions all the time, and as far as I know there is no real punishment for sellers so they keep doing it.
That's terrible, there has to be some sort of policy against that. Maybe try emailing their 'hotline' or whatever and see if they violated the terms and conditions. and if so, get that fucker off the classifieds.
post #148 of 47040
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Checked out the Urban Outfitters that just opened here. What a bunch of junk. The only thing good is they carry Levis 511 cords.
Honestly, half their stuff just looks like younger jcrew nowadays at least the ones up here. Chambrays, khakis in various cuts, button ups in different fabrics and colors and patterns, clarks desert boots and simple laceups, peacoats, etc... Of course there is always a ton of graphic tees and stuff like that since they sell well
post #149 of 47040
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Honestly, half their stuff just looks like younger jcrew nowadays at least the ones up here. Chambrays, khakis in various cuts, button ups in different fabrics and colors and patterns, clarks desert boots and simple laceups, peacoats, etc... Of course there is always a ton of graphic tees and stuff like that since they sell well


Younger j crew and cheaper quality. Say what you will about j crew, the urban outfitters quality is awful. The shirts I saw were paper thin, cheap fabric, cheap buttons. Worse than Gap, imo.
post #150 of 47040
Wanna debate LA Clippers vs. Detroit Lions next? Seriously, who cares. Just saying that ragging on UO is kinda silly considering your jcrew worship. Quality on UO items can vary from piece to piece as UO is half boutique half own brand with various levels of quality. Jcrew is about the same with the exception of their collabs. A lot of jcrew stuff i've handled feels super pedestrian as well. I don't really view it as value in terms of quality for price. You're buying jcrew and UO products for the styling and the price and then you just get something that feels sorta ok. Not to mention that people's view on low end brands falling apart is kinda silly. The h&m parka i wore in my last fit i've had through 2 boston winters and i beat this shit into the ground wearing it almost every day even in -10F weather and snow and i haven't a single blemish anywhere on it and it looks brand new. Whatever helps people justify their purchases though. Not saying anything about saving for really nice but expensive pieces that fit perfectly for what you want. That's a different thing. Just saying that picking nits between gap, uo, jcrew, banana in terms of quality is silly. Sorry, but now not only will young hipster kids start biting your jcrew style but probably doing it better.
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