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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Sure but it's so damn cheap you really can't complain.


The construction is pretty bad, only clothes that have literally started to fall apart for me and my girlfriend were from H&M. Also, you need to be a girly man to wear those shirts, the chest is just too small. If you have pec muscles don't even try. Maybe you can find some pants.

Trying to think of other Euro stores, Zara's is coming to the US, just opened on in San Fran. Can't comment on their clothes though since I've never tried it on, some decent styles though.

My favorite trendy store in the world so far is TopMan in London (the one at Oxford Circus), wish they'd open them in the US. Some amazing clothes that actually fit for not too much. I got a powder blue striped pant with matching jacket for about 150 pounds. Slightly cheaper than banana republic I guess.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Goblin
Jumping bald-headed Jesus on a pogo stick ... I just checked out the prices for some of those designers. Even at bluefly prices, that won't be happening any time soon.

There's an H&M in Columbus that I can visit. Their website is basically unnavigable, so I'll have to go to the store and check things out in person. I think their prices are more my speed.



With these guidelines, I think I can approximate parts of the look without breaking my bank. It'll just have to be with things like Lands' End "tailored fit" stuff and eBay scroungings instead of Jil Sander.

Two more questions - what are typical business shoes and tie colors/patterns that work with this kind of look?

Thanks ... I know these are pretty ignorant questions but I'm still kind of finding my professional style.

If you're referring to the H&M in Columbus, OH, it's strictly for the ladeeeez and it's in Tuttle, which is pretty thoroughly devoid of places to patronize (though I must admit a weakness for Chik-Fil-A).

Are you a Columbus-area forum member? I know there are at least a few of us...
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Christofuh
I got a better one

How do they get their hair to stand up like that?
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by odoreater
How do they get their hair to stand up like that?
http://www.essentialwholesale.com/sh...exd.asp?id=653
post #20 of 24

So how long would that 5 gallon tub last one of these guys? A week or two?

Seriously, I use gel in my hair, but I think I would have to use an entire bottle at once to get my hair to stand up like that.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
The construction is pretty bad, only clothes that have literally started to fall apart for me and my girlfriend were from H&M. Also, you need to be a girly man to wear those shirts, the chest is just too small. If you have pec muscles don't even try. Maybe you can find some pants.
I tried on some pants there once. They were cut like women's clothing--much too tight. No thanks.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by odoreater
So how long would that 5 gallon tub last one of these guys? A week or two?

Seriously, I use gel in my hair, but I think I would have to use an entire bottle at once to get my hair to stand up like that.

There's a gel called La Bella. That stuff will hold anyone's hair up; especially if you buy the maxium hold one (I believe the gel is blue). Can't comment for sure as to what they use though.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Dan-
I tried on some pants there once. They were cut like women's clothing--much too tight. No thanks.

Yeah the pants tend to be cut strangely. I normally wear a 31 waist, but need to size up to 34 in H&M because it feels like I'm going to rip the thighs and crotch just trying the pants on. Of course, with a 34, the legs fit but the waist is too big.

However, shirts, jackets, and outerwear tend to fit more reasonably. I just don't buy pants from them.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by orbitingio
Are you a Columbus-area forum member? I know there are at least a few of us...
I'm not "Columbus-area," but it's the nearest mid-sized city. Shopping for clothes here is not happening.
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