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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sabrosa
There is also this APC sweater/cardigan that was sent out in an e-mail this afternoon:

http://www.apc.fr/us/en/fiche_articl...2H&nextcolor=1

It reminds me a bit of the Trovata Defarkas hoodie, except with subtler details and no hood. I personally prefer this sweater...looks pretty darn warm as well.

Oh, and I'm going to guess that what APC really meant by "web specials" was "web exclusives", because I sure wouldn't consider $334 a very special price.

That looks really nice but overpriced
post #17 of 26
Take a look at Brooks Brothers sweaters. They are awesome (better than jcrew and BR). You can find some 25% off coupons in the Men's Clothing section of this forum right now, so it is not a bad deal. They have tons of options.
post #18 of 26
My first advice is to not wear those mid-length t-shirts, they look bizarre.

A tall guy like you has a lot of options, and I'd agree with the other guy-- bright colors like orange look good on black skin, provided you're confident enough to pull it off. You're slim, so you might especially want to use some layering.
post #19 of 26
I would try gap or br for tshirts. Can always be had for cheap, the quality is good enough (the ones i've boughten have lasted me a year and a bit and are still in good shape). Just go to different stores and try things on. Get an idea of things you like/want. Make sure to try on things that you're not sure you'll like, just to see how it looks on; you might like something. This is the main thing. Try on as much as you can.

If you're looking for jeans, I'd recommend Earnest Sewn. Out of all my jeans these are by far my favourite. And very comfortable. And can be had for ridiculously cheap.

For sweaters/coats.. It really depends on how much you want to spend.
Living in new york there's a wide variety of places you can go. Try some of the discount stores/outlets. Find your measurements and look for things on ebay. Get anything/everything you can tailored.

If you give me a price range I could find some specific sweaters/coats that I'd recommend.
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Sweaters: less than $100.00 (hopefully much less)
winter coats: less than 250.00? If its more expensive and good, then I might go for it anyway.
T-shirts: less than $30.00
Jeans: less than $100.00. But after careful consideration, I have decided that most of these designer jeans look like crap/would look like crap on me. I'm big into the whole straight leg loose fit design that so far has only been captured by pacsun's (?) bullhead line. I need more, but not sure where they'd be. I don't like 7 for all mankind, paper denim, rock and republic, etc.. I'm not white.. they are a bit too much (would probably get jumped, too, at home, if I were to put somethings like those on).
post #21 of 26
why does it matter if your not white that u wear paper denim, 7, r&r, I dont wear them either but thats just because I hate the cuts and finishes but thats besides the point. Im not white either (asian) but you know your boy Kanye wears all these types of denim....and you can find these designers cheap ($50-70) at Nordstrom rack. Not so sure what type of sweaters would suit you....im stumped.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chip
why does it matter if your not white that u wear paper denim, 7, r&r, I dont wear them either but thats just because I hate the cuts and finishes but thats besides the point. Im not white either (asian) but you know your boy Kanye wears all these types of denim....and you can find these designers cheap ($50-70) at Nordstrom rack. Not so sure what type of sweaters would suit you....im stumped.
I made a bad connection, and kinda generalized, sorry. But most of the stuff I see from niche brands mentioned on this forum are bootcut or slim-fit, or tapered, or too straight, have pockets in weird places, weird ripples on the backs of the knees, etc.. I am not comfortable wearing stuff like that.. I looked for a long time for a 7 for all mankind style that I liked, but didn't find anything that fit quite right. The washes were nice, but the shape was off. FWIW, I'm also not very much into the big baggy jeans that I see most people wear when I'm not at school, but I've already said these things.

I think I posted an example of a style I like in another thread, so if you've seen it, then you may have an idea of what I have in mind. And to be clear, I care more about the fit of a pair of jeans (fit to my liking, not fit as in skinny, and perfectly formed to my body) than who made it. So if there is an APC or Rock&Republic jeans that meets my criteria for a reasonable price, then I'll get it.

I probably sound confused, uncertain, indecisive, etc.. and that because I am. I'm not sure of what I'm doing yet (I have no freaking clue). I'm trying to look trendy/fashionable/etc, and I'll wear what accomplishes that objective, but at the same time I know that there are certain type/fits/etc of clothing that I won't wear FOR ANY REASON. So its like I'm trying to just look at the trendy stuff that's recommended to me, to check if I like it. If I like what someone suggests, and its fashionable (i'm assuming that the stuff recommended is fashionable), then I'll buy it. If there is something "off" about it, in my eye, then I won't bother.
post #23 of 26
To be honest it sounds like at least in terms of jeans you're better off with something like a Levi's repro with very slight bootcut, or something like a 5EP authentic fit, like the ones you can find here for $99 ($89 with 10% off, and about 60% off retail:

http://www.leomiami.com/Products.asp?ID=36&Path=T1

Rag & Bone may work for you as well.

In terms of sweaters, I'd personally go into J Crew/Banana Republic, and try stuff on, look in a mirror, and see if you like the look. Certainly they're good enough quality for everyday wear and if you like the look, they'd work great with the above jeans. As far as jackets go, BR/J Crew are good as well, as I mentioned earlier.
post #24 of 26
I would honestly suggest you go shopping and decide what you actually like. Maybe get a few ideas form here, but the clothes that you wear are your own. Dont wear something just bc it is trendy... Wear clothes that you find you like. It is as easy as that.
post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 
I only wear clothes that I like.. trendy or not. But now, I'm sure there is a cross-section of trendy clothes (as judged by people's opinion) that I like. It would only make sense to go with such items.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by greatfire
I only wear clothes that I like.. trendy or not. But now, I'm sure there is a cross-section of trendy clothes (as judged by people's opinion) that I like. It would only make sense to go with such items.

I would concentrate on finding high quality items that you like. Other people's opinions of the items are important but I would avoid buying things that are OVERLY trendy until you have the basics because you may have items that you may not want to wear in a few months to a year. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you have a solid wardrobe already but you need to build that base first before you experiment with stuff that may go out of style rather quickly, at least imho.
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