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post #16 of 29
damn, i might wander into the gap for a minute to take a look at the m65 and that Type I. i'd like to pick up one of the indigo-dyed t-shirts, as well. remember when the gap was a signifier of being into morrissey, ocean blue, lightning seeds and the like? i'm thinking late 80's into early 90's. horizontal stripes.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by raley
I really like



Does anyone else make a hoodie like this? I am probably going to go check it out but chances are it looks kind of cheap and who knows how it feels - cashmere/nylon/wool? Strange combo.

I might buy it if it dips below 60 or 70 bucks.

That is somewhat similar to the Trovata hoodie that is available on Active Endeavors. I picked one up and like it a lot.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
In terms of jeans, the Gap doesn't really fare too well either. Worse, even. These slim fit selvage jeans look alright, but at 100, I think I'd rather just find a 20 somwhere and get a pair of APC Rescues from Mauro. There's just no way they're worth what the Gap's asking right now.



On sale, on the other hand... I nearly picked up a pair of those for $59 Canadian here, except every. goddamn. pair. must have been folded funny for shipping, and had big creases from the pocket/beltloop to the crotch, a big crotch-V. Still one more mall to check out though.

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There are, to be fair, some slim, straight cut and boot cut twill pants that look ok. Hard to tell without trying them on; I don't know if they're worth $50.



Tried these guys on too. Really, really wanted to like them, but they hang like pajamas on me. I really liked the herringbone, too. Not sure what I'd wear them with even if they did fit a bit better though. Might give them another shot next time I'm in, I might just have not liked them with whatever I was wearing that day (and I might have been distracted by the stupid crotch-V problem).
post #19 of 29
Judicious shopping of bargain/thrift stores combined with a good eye for the unexpected gem is what'll get you mad style pints. I find that checking out the sale racks in good department stores is usually more fruitful than going the old navy/gap/whatever route if you're looking for stylish clothes at reasonable prices.
post #20 of 29
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where does target fit into all of this?
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by lbtg43
where does target fit into all of this?
I am not sure. It is VERY hit or miss. IMHO they are trying to edge over to where Zara is but they don't have yet the - however limited - panache... The Zara I visited in my hometown definitely had soem nice stuff. Sort of overpriced but miles nicer in appearance at least.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by mendel
On sale, on the other hand... I nearly picked up a pair of those for $59 Canadian here, except every. goddamn. pair. must have been folded funny for shipping, and had big creases from the pocket/beltloop to the crotch, a big crotch-V. Still one more mall to check out though.

Mine have that V also... I bought a pair, and I wore them around the house for a day... the waist stretched out about an inch and a half or so when I tried them on the next day, and now they fit like crap so they're going back. Also, I'm not a big fan of the weird taper at the bottom. Other than that though, they're ok for $59 if they fit you and you can handle the tapered legs.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by lbtg43
where does target fit into all of this?

Target's chick stuff is actually pretty good...the menswear is still trailing but it has occasional gems

Right now I'm all into Target Mossimo's washed oxford shirts. Their size S fits me really well, as good as designer washed oxfords that cost $200+. The sleeves, armholes, chest and body are surprisingly well fitting and have the measurements that I have Jantzen make my shirts with. And they're only $20.....there's one shirt left in that line I want to find in a S that I'm gonna scope out this weekend at some stores I havent been to yet.

last year Target has some really cool Ts that I bought a few of and still wear, so it's def worth a look once in a while.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
Target's chick stuff is actually pretty good...the menswear is still trailing but it has occasional gems

Right now I'm all into Target Mossimo's washed oxford shirts. Their size S fits me really well, as good as designer washed oxfords that cost $200+. The sleeves, armholes, chest and body are surprisingly well fitting and have the measurements that I have Jantzen make my shirts with. And they're only $20.....there's one shirt left in that line I want to find in a S that I'm gonna scope out this weekend at some stores I havent been to yet.

last year Target has some really cool Ts that I bought a few of and still wear, so it's def worth a look once in a while.

I was thinking about the whole Target thing - I agree with you, my wife has found lots of stuff that is decent for a low price. Working with hair colour means that clothes don't last long so she always needs a lot of basic shirts and trousers.
I have not looked at the Mossimo shirts, I will check them out when I am there next.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
there's a couple that I like and would buy but I'm not needing anymore sweaters...there's some potential here to look really good






Hmm, have the first two sold out already?

The pattern of the first is very well done. The placement of the lightest stripes brings emphasis to the upper torso, instead of broadening the stomach like many horizontally striped shirts do. But all three have a significant percentage of nylon, right? That's not good.
post #26 of 29
The thing about Gap is the quality and fit are really crappy. I really wanted to like them, but I just can't. Not trying to be a snob, but unfortunately I haven't bought anything from Gap for several years.
post #27 of 29
Found some great plaid print cotton chinos this summer on clearance. $20 or so. Fit was great, looks great. Thing is the length shrunk in the wash, and I even hang dry. If you buy pants, buy them an inch or two too long cuz they will shrink. They still look good when I wear them with topsiders, but since they are short I can' twear socks. Its a great summer look for when it is 100+ degrees out.

Target has some great stuff too, hit or miss with the dress shirts. They had some great ties come out around March 2006. I'll take a pic of one of my ties. The prints seem to have sold out quick and now they are back to their kinda plain striped patterns now unfortunately. They had a great pair of brown windowpane slacks that I got. Haven't seen a pair like em anywhere. They were only $15 and people think I paid way more.
post #28 of 29
I just bought a chain wallet from Old Navy and in less than an hour the first button broke... I guess that's why it was the last one and it wasn't on the site. I really like the fall style of Old Navy but after my wallet I'm rethinking their quality =\\ Gap looks to have pretty good quality but I just hope they get a little smarter with styles. The jeans look like pretty good jeans for their price too but the women's jeans fit me much better XD I wouldn't buy jeans from them but definatly if I need something simple like a color tee or something. Target has suprisingly nice looking shirts for 15 bucks XD
post #29 of 29
I have some Old Navy t-shirts that have lasted several summers. Fifties style horizontal stripes.

I have a 38-40 inch chest, so to get shirts that fit I had to to into the kid's section. I think my shirts are size 18.

Beware of the unconstructed blazers in the photos above. Unconstruction is much harder than construction. So most blazers of this type look bad pretty fast.
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