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post #3961 of 12663
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Anyone ever take a look at the Hollywood Trading Company Officer Boots? Look pretty nice, can't say I know much about shoes though

http://hollywoodtradingcompany.blogs...icer-boot.html

Those are pretty damned awesome. Wouldn't mind a pair myself. Just wish they weren't so pricey.
post #3962 of 12663
I need a good leather messenger bag in black or brown that is $150 or less. It needs to have enough space for a laptop and school work. Please nothing that looks like a purse.
post #3963 of 12663
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I need a good leather messenger bag in black or brown that is $150 or less. It needs to have enough space for a laptop and school work. Please nothing that looks like a purse.
J.Crew $195 http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat302122
post #3964 of 12663
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Originally Posted by converge View Post
Dark brown waxwear:


or

British khaki tent cloth:

touch choice. i say dark brown because it would go with more things even though the khaki is really cool
post #3965 of 12663
^^^The J. Crew one actually looks really nice. I've never owned a messenger bag, but it seems like it would be a pain in the ass to unbuckle and rebuckle it every time you want to take something out and put it back in.
post #3966 of 12663
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So, I was at the Rag & Bone/Helmut Lang sample sale today and, on a somewhat related note, need a new raincoat. They had these great Helmut Lang raincoats, typically $770, for $100. Thing is, they're a pretty jarring white. I picked it up anyway, unable to say no to saving $670 and needing a raincoat. Now, I'm a pretty pasty guy, so white coats typically aren't my thing. I can try to post a picture or two at some point, but any thoughts on this? Should a pasty man rock a white raincoat, no matter how cool it is? Thoughts?

I'm not being sarcastic when I say that when Chuck Bass rocked a bright red raincoat on Gossip Girl, he looked great. And I'm not a teenager - I'm a 30 yr old man. With the right attitude, this could be great.
post #3967 of 12663
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Anyone here know what the customs fee would be on a pair of APC NS from denimbar into Canada?


Yeah, $25, about 20% sounds right. So with the discount the whole thing should come out to about $170 shipped. +1 asking them to mark the package below. That's one of the perks of buying from independent businesses.

I still can't beleive that APC cost $250 in Canada. How do they justify that $100 markup? Is it because there's less of a market?
post #3968 of 12663
somatoform,
I agree that it's expensive compared to say Denimbar, but I don't think it's stopping them from selling. Before buying my APCs, I went to U&I in Montreal (which sells them for 250$) and the SA told me they were sold out and had a long waiting list for when the next shipment arrived. Also, for most people who shop at these boutiques, I imagine a 50-60$ markup (my New Standards ended up costing nearly 200$ with shipping and duties directly from APC) is worth it to be able to try on the jeans. They don't have a whole forum full of people telling them to size down two.
post #3969 of 12663
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I'm not being sarcastic when I say that when Chuck Bass rocked a bright red raincoat on Gossip Girl, he looked great. And I'm not a teenager - I'm a 30 yr old man. With the right attitude, this could be great.


haha I thought the same thing. That dude is my fave male character on the show...and I'm betting he dresses pretty good IRL since he fronts an indie band. But that guy can probably rock a lot of things that one's common sense would initially say "naw"
post #3970 of 12663
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^^^The J. Crew one actually looks really nice. I've never owned a messenger bag, but it seems like it would be a pain in the ass to unbuckle and rebuckle it every time you want to take something out and put it back in.

Most (I think - I've only had a Custom Hide and A Timbuk2) have something like this, which is very easy to open and close. The buckle is for tightening and loosening how closed it is, depending on how much stuff you're carrying. When I first discovered this, I was disappointed that the buckles were "fake", but I was wrong.
post #3971 of 12663
im pretty sure this has been answered many times over:


after wearing raw denim and it is time for its first wash/soak/whatever,

what do i do? normal hand wash with soap then flat dry? what is a 'soak' consist of? thanks.


also, how would you rank the quality of KMW, APC, iron heart, sugarcane, and nudie? what would be the order ? thanks
post #3972 of 12663
I'm not familar with all the brands so I can't comment on that. I'm a little familiar by now with denim washing/soaking. I can tell you what I do, which is a cold-water soak for a good 12 hours. Turn your jeans inside out. Fill the washer on small load with cold water, add a cup of vinegar, and let the jeans soak there for the duration. I then remove them without letting them go through the rinse and spin cycles. Hang them up by the pants legs--I use a hanger with clips--and let them air dry.
post #3973 of 12663
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I'm not familar with all the brands so I can't comment on that.

I'm a little familiar by now with denim washing/soaking. I can tell you what I do, which is a cold-water soak for a good 12 hours. Turn your jeans inside out. Fill the washer on small load with cold water, add a cup of vinegar, and let the jeans soak there for the duration. I then remove them without letting them go through the rinse and spin cycles. Hang them up by the pants legs--I use a hanger with clips--and let them air dry.

ok thanks for that
post #3974 of 12663
oh sure anytime maybe somebody us can get you up to speed on the brands?
post #3975 of 12663
well, these are the brands i am most curious about in terms of quality and exclusivity:
kmw, iron heart, samurai, 5ep, 45rpm, sugarcane, nudie
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