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post #1336 of 1952
With the Refinery Deal + $17 out of pocket using the 50% off sale items I bought: two long sleeve polos, 1 braided belt, and 2 wool/cashmere knit ties. Pretty pleased with that.
post #1337 of 1952
Just in case people don't know. 50% off sale items with code SAVE50 started today.
post #1338 of 1952
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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR View Post

The made in America selvedge seem pretty nice. Nice double lined back pockets, heavy pocket bags. Denim seems to be Kuroki Mills. I got a pair and they have stretched a llot.

What size is the leg opening on those, approximately?
post #1339 of 1952
Anyone seen an item I've been looking for from last season? it's the navy waxed Earnest Alexander tote bag, I think a grey flannel liner. We had it here in Toronto for $185 and I was waiting for some sort of discount and now it looks like they're gone...????
post #1340 of 1952
http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13015499. This mac is still available in all sizes and is 40$ with the 50 off sale. It doesn't show up on the website for some reason.
post #1341 of 1952
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Originally Posted by comicto View Post

Looks like 40% off sale stuff goin on right now in stores and online.
Anyone have any info on the selvedge denim that club monaco sells? The store i was in had a lot of both denim and black selvedge jeans for $129 plus 40%, looks like good beater pair.


I'm wearing a pair now...no kind of denim geek so this is just one idiot's opinion, but I got them in that 40% off sale price sale and they seem fine for the money. I recall reading another thread about them where the denim geek lobby flat out laughed them out of town at the (ludicrous) sticker price but thought they were an okay deal at anything under $100. Just the fact that they're made in the U.S. of Japanese material for under $100 makes them a reasonable deal for me (it's tough finding any kind of made in North America jeans for under $100 usually). The other thing I like about them is they have absolutely no externally visible branding. They're also a button fly, which turns some people's cranks. Construction is solid enough, again probably not up to denim geek standards, but definitely better than most mall jeans.

 

They fit slightly odd for me, anyway - I'm usually a straightforward 32 in jeans, but the 32 seem a bit big and the 31 a bit small for me. The sales guy said they're a little over the label size in general and recommended sizing down but I don't like everything skinny so I stuck with the 32.

 

They're in the 50% off sale price stuff sale now, so if your store has any left, they should be $65 or $70 now, I think.

 

edit: http://www.anthemstore.co.uk/products/barrett-jean-japanese-indigo says a bit more about them than the CM website - "Custom-woven exclusively for Club Monaco by Kuroki Mill in Okayama, Japan" and "14.5 oz. Japanese raw selvedge denim".


Edited by AdamWill - 12/30/12 at 3:59pm
post #1342 of 1952
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edit: http://www.anthemstore.co.uk/products/barrett-jean-japanese-indigo says a bit more about them than the CM website - "Custom-woven exclusively for Club Monaco by Kuroki Mill in Okayama, Japan" and "14.5 oz. Japanese raw selvedge denim".

Anthem store is incorrect. That exact description is what Club Monaco has listed for their 3sixteen St-100x tapered leg denim.
post #1343 of 1952
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Anthem store is incorrect. That exact description is what Club Monaco has listed for their 3sixteen St-100x tapered leg denim.


Ah, that would explain it. The CM ones seem weirdly coy about whether they're raw denim - the tag which yaks on about how awesome they are doesn't say 'raw' once, but the price tag mentions just 'in passing' that they're raw denim and the salesdroid wanted to be very sure I knew I was supposed to wear them for sixty three years before washing them, so...yeah. Weirdly unclear.

post #1344 of 1952
Well, my local store had them in the rigid/raw wash, but I haven't seen the rinse wash anywhere, although I know they had them in NYC. Weird, though, I usually am a tight fit in a 30x32, but I had to size down to a 28x32 for the rigid pair.I hope the rinse pair fits more TTS.

AdamWill, you said you just sized down one, right?
post #1345 of 1952
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Well, my local store had them in the rigid/raw wash, but I haven't seen the rinse wash anywhere, although I know they had them in NYC. Weird, though, I usually am a tight fit in a 30x32, but I had to size down to a 28x32 for the rigid pair.I hope the rinse pair fits more TTS.
AdamWill, you said you just sized down one, right?


I actually stuck with my regular size, but like I said, I'm really not a big fan of skinny fits. One size down would probably have been more 'correct' to how they're expected to be worn, I just don't like everything sticking to my hips and butt and having to force my hands into the pockets. oh, the length seems way off to me too, I guess it might be measured with the assumption you're going to wear them rolled up to show off your aw3sum selvedge? Mine are marked 32/32 but they seem way longer than a typical 32/32. 32/32 is usually about the right length for me without hemming, these are scraping on the floor.

post #1346 of 1952
The merino v-necks I ordered last week are the largest "mediums" I've ever seen in non-athletic clothing. They are just huge, and boxy to boot. I returned them at a store so I could try on some other discounted sweaters and found the sizing to be incredibly inconsistent. Despite liking some of the styling, I think I will not be ordering anything online from Club Monaco again as it seems like a crapshoot.
post #1347 of 1952
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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

The merino v-necks I ordered last week are the largest "mediums" I've ever seen in non-athletic clothing. They are just huge, and boxy to boot. I returned them at a store so I could try on some other discounted sweaters and found the sizing to be incredibly inconsistent. Despite liking some of the styling, I think I will not be ordering anything online from Club Monaco again as it seems like a crapshoot.

The XS that I've ordered all seemed to be pretty consistent. I don't work far from their store though, so returns aren't a problem for me. Online also usually has a larger selection, and in Toronto they arrive sometimes 2 days after ordering, which is pretty sweet.
post #1348 of 1952
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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post


I actually stuck with my regular size, but like I said, I'm really not a big fan of skinny fits. One size down would probably have been more 'correct' to how they're expected to be worn, I just don't like everything sticking to my hips and butt and having to force my hands into the pockets. oh, the length seems way off to me too, I guess it might be measured with the assumption you're going to wear them rolled up to show off your aw3sum selvedge? Mine are marked 32/32 but they seem way longer than a typical 32/32. 32/32 is usually about the right length for me without hemming, these are scraping on the floor.

Ehh, received my shipment of the men's navy mac/trench and Barrett jeans in 30x32.
Jeans:Still way too big, I do recommend anyone buying these jeans to go have a size down. Unfortunately, the 29x32 are already sold out in the rinse.
The rinse also feels a little lighter than the raw pair, but I may be wrong about that.

As for the trench...meh.
At the discounted price, it's a great bargain, but I have to feel a little disappointed.
Look over in the women's section at the Emma Trench, and it's miles better in terms of design and finishing details.
This trench has no lining in the sleeves, making it a PIA to get it over a sportcoat/sweater. Collar sticks straight up, and I dislike the angle it's at.
I feel like there's minimal details on this jacket, almost too few.
And I wished they'd used damn raglan sleeves like on the women's version, instead of the men.

On the plus side, fabric is great, and the fit is slim. But I'm glad I didn't buy this at full price.
Looks like I'll have to set my sights on yoox trenches...=\
post #1349 of 1952

FWIW I put a tape measure to the Barrett 'raw' 32 this morning and they measure exactly to 17" waist (so, 34). I just did a hot soak on them and they're line drying (veeeery slowly, in Vancouver in January...) right now, so I'll see how much shrinkage they get when they've dried.

 

edit: soak and dry does not shrink them at all, still 17". So yeah, these are just oversize: if you're buying them, you probably want to size down at least one, maybe two.


Edited by AdamWill - 1/2/13 at 6:17pm
post #1350 of 1952

Anyone have the cotton A1 Bomber jacket from earlier in the fall in an XS or S they'd like to get rid of? So bummed I didn't pick it up.

 

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