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post #31 of 44
It's not with me at the moment, so I couldn't tell you. I have a 39-40" chest, a long torso, and long arms (I usually take a 35.5 or a 36 sleeve), and the L is spot on - just enough length without being baggy, room to move but with a fitted look. Interestingly, a M certainly wasn't too small, it just didn't give me quite as much length to work with.

Also, I didn't mean to throw a bomb with the "nut ourselves" comment; I have yet to be led astray by big SF brands (espec. EG and the aforementioned W&H), I just feel as though we sometimes fall prey to brand groupthink a little too easily. Then again, that's probably because Fok has such a trustworthy eye for well-constructed new lines (and one has to remember that a brand that's big here is often still a well-kept secret).

Speaking of which, where can I actually by Krell's stuff? His site doesn't seem to have any links or anything.
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bona Drag
It's not with me at the moment, so I couldn't tell you. I have a 39-40" chest, a long torso, and long arms (I usually take a 35.5 or a 36 sleeve), and the L is spot on - just enough length without being baggy, room to move but with a fitted look. Interestingly, a M certainly wasn't too small, it just didn't give me quite as much length to work with.

Also, I didn't mean to throw a bomb with the "nut ourselves" comment; I have yet to be led astray by big SF brands (espec. EG and the aforementioned W&H), I just feel as though we sometimes fall prey to brand groupthink a little too easily. Then again, that's probably because Fok has such a trustworthy eye for well-constructed new lines (and one has to remember that a brand that's big here is often still a well-kept secret).

Speaking of which, where can I actually by Krell's stuff? His site doesn't seem to have any links or anything.

Thanks for the compliments, but a lot guys know denim, among other things, a lot better than I do.

You have to remember that Wings & Horns and W+H are designed and made by CYC, which is a high end manufacturer, and a lot of other high end brands you mention you may not realize are actually produced by CYC. Also, because W+H and Wings & Horns not subcontracted, they offer great value for the money. Engineered Garments stuff is hte opposite. Often, a lot of the pieces (the canoe bags, military quick release belts, and moccasins, for example) are sourced from the original and very best manufacturers, so it makes sense that they are extremely high quality. And Daiki is a terrific designer (although I don't think he likes the term) in his own right.

Michaeljkrell.com is supposed to go live tomorrow, but if you email him, I think that he would be more than willing to make you a piece.
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bona Drag
No love for Ever on this board, apparently, so I'll throw some in here: this is a killer hoody, espec. for $100. The construction is industrial-grade, and there's just enough detailing to give it character (slight weathering, sleeve patch, gold zipper) without making it over the top (e.g. those hideous Great China Wall things they also sell at Blue Bee - pair one of those with some Antiks and you'll be the most wanktastic AmJack in the room).

I actually like Ever hoodies, except that they are not as durable as CYC made ones, and Ever hoodies always always hang on my slim frame a little too much (especially since they are pretty heavy) so I haven't ever bought one after the one I bought in their inaugural season. They are worth $100.

It's a little funny that you slag Great China Wall, though, because, at least for the first season, GCW produced the Ever sweats.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
You have to remember that Wings & Horns and W+H are designed and made by CYC, which is a high end manufacturer, and a lot of other high end brands you mention you may not realize are actually produced by CYC.

Does CYC sell their own stuff, without all the designer trappings? I'm just looking for a simple and high quality hoodie.
post #35 of 44
That's basically what Spruce was and W+H is.
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I actually like Ever hoodies, except that they are not as durable as CYC made ones, and Ever hoodies always always hang on my slim frame a little too much (especially since they are pretty heavy) so I haven't ever bought one after the one I bought in their inaugural season. They are worth $100.

It's a little funny that you slag Great China Wall, though, because, at least for the first season, GCW produced the Ever sweats.

No f**kin' way! Is GCW the parent co., or is there some pupeteer behind the scenes that does/did both? Dude, those $500 jobs on Blue Bee are obscenities; I dug on Ever because they were more or less the exact opposite. Maybe I got a little AmJack in me after all.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I actually like Ever hoodies, except that they are not as durable as CYC made ones, and Ever hoodies always always hang on my slim frame a little too much (especially since they are pretty heavy) so I haven't ever bought one after the one I bought in their inaugural season. They are worth $100.

It's a little funny that you slag Great China Wall, though, because, at least for the first season, GCW produced the Ever sweats.

That is the same thing I don't like about my Ever hoodie, and I am smaller than you LA Guy. I think I am going to sell it. Use the money to get a W + H hoodie.
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bona Drag
No f**kin' way! Is GCW the parent co., or is there some pupeteer behind the scenes that does/did both? Dude, those $500 jobs on Blue Bee are obscenities; I dug on Ever because they were more or less the exact opposite. Maybe I got a little AmJack in me after all.

Pretty sure that GCW is the parent company, because the inside tag actually reads "Great China Wall Co." Not sure if they actually manufacture their own stuff. My sweat is buried somewhere and I don't feel like diffin it out to look at the RN.
post #39 of 44
I loved my ever hoodie, but someone stole it and I can't bring myself to pay 160 for a new one.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by jean_connoisseur23
loopwheeler if i can find 'em...W+H and spruce are quite good


i have a loopwheeler hoodie for sale in the buy/sell
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Where did he say non-zip?

inviscid, where do you live? Uniqlo in Soho had some pretty heavy hoodies last winter--kind of a sueded cotton, very sturdy, and like $30, IIRC. Of course, if you're not in a very small area in NY and North NJ, that's not very helpful.

You won't get any sF points for it, but have you checked the mall stores? Places like J Crew have alright hoodies, not great value necessarily, but usually reasonably warm and still well under $100. BR has one for $80 that's a cotton/wool blend and has a double zip and all. Granted, I haven't seen these in person, but they're there.


the jcrew hoodie is best if you don't want to spend money. great quality great fit as well
post #42 of 44
Where can Supreme be purchased? and what does CYC stand for?
post #43 of 44
Supreme can be found at the supreme stores in NYC and japan.
post #44 of 44
aNYthing has nice hoodies as well. Easily the same quality as Supreme. They had a sale online some time back, and it looks like they're sold out of their hoodies though. Still have crew sweats left. www.anewyorkthing.com
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