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post #46 of 111
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Below Expectations:



Epaulet x Carmina Salinger Double Monks - Feels really awkward to put these here, because I do love my pair so much. But in retrospect, based on how I hyped myself up for these they just weren't 100% satisfying. These were my other big purchase of the year (along with the NatCXL LWB) - again, requiring a few extra hours put in at work to work room in the budget. Was finally able to swing them in mid-summer after having set my sights on them almost a year earlier. Fit great, feel great, and I love wearing them, but inasmuch as I expected a "perfect" shoe for my money, I psyched myself out pouring over the pair looking for any flaws whatsoever - and that experience leaves a bad taste in my mouth. In actuality, they were fine, and have held up great, but that level of microscopic inspection and finnicking over a purchase soured the experience for me.

 

I have to echo this, for essentially the same reasons. I sold mine. I'm also going in a different direction with my wardrobe too, but even still, these shoes just never measured up to what I imagined they'd be in terms of getting any heavy rotation. Bought a matching belt too, which now I'm not going to use. Probably worst purchase of 2013 despite being arguably a fantastic item.

 

 

Best purchases:

 

N&F "Super Skinny Guy" 12oz Stretch Selvedge Denim in Indigo

 

Perfect fit, perfect feel right off the bat.

 

Epaulet Navy/Red Gingham Flannel

 

perfect flannel shirt as far as I am concerned. haven't wrestled a bear yet while wearing it, but plan to.

 


Nigel Cabourn sweater

 

Reedo was stupid enough to part with this amazing sweater. Colors are not done justice in this product shot. Was eyeing similar sweaters for months on the Drake's webstore when Reedo decided to put this one up for sale. Jumped on it. No regrets.

 

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Planned purchases for 2014:

 

1. Rivet chino in black

 

 

 

2. Alden chukkas

 

 

3. Alfred Sargent derbies

 

 

also plan to get loose-fitting linen pants for summer in beige/tan and black. open to suggestions; will probably just go with H&M though unless there's something amazing that strikes my fancy.

 

and generally, more black items, more plain white/blue shirts. maybe a black knit tie. probably some better black belts than what I have currently (dress and casual).

post #47 of 111
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Originally Posted by Hirsh View Post

I trimmed down my wardrobe a lot last year, although it's not perfect yet..

So far in 2014, I've ordered 2 shirts and I'm going hunting on Tuesday for a ring..

If I didn't have a no new jeans resolution I'd have bought jeans as well..

I was hoping for more boots and a new biker, but I'll have to see how the year pans out.

If I clear a credit card off in my minimalist year, then it'll have been worth it.

Big clear out and restock planned for the end of the year.....time flies!!!smile.gif

Didn't buy a ring (couldn't choose one), bought 2 double cuff shirts (see recent purchases for pic)

Resisted new biker and boots for the moment until ring chosen and bespoke shirts paid for...smile.gifsmile.gif
post #48 of 111
Best 2013 purchases: Roberto Collina sweater and a chunky knit cardigan, SLP sneakers, Hand knit scarf from a French label I can't recall and Frank Leder Linen shirt. Worst 2013 purchases has been either returned or sold so no regrets there. For 2014, I have my eyes set on a Herringbone/tweed slim blazer, no specific label in particular yet. SLP jodhpurs boots in black and one of the fine umbrellas that NMWA stocks...


PS. 2014 purchase thus far : Big John slim tapered black denim from NMWA....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #49 of 111

Feel pretty good about my buys in 2013 overall. Definitely bought less than most seasons but kept more which is a positive sign. 

 

Good Buys:

 

Schneider Wick Coat- Definitely one of my favorite purchases of the year. Grabbed this off suspension point and there's so many ways to wear it and it's also surprisingly warm. Fabric is some of the softest wool I've ever handled.

 

 

Schneider honeycomb scarf

 

 

 

Geller Petrol Denim- Got this of B&S and these have basically gone to my go-to pair of denim. The fit is awesome, and despite how skinny they are actually really comfortable.

 

 

Silent by DD sneakers- got these at a great price for ~100 bucks and been wearing the hell out of these ever since I got them and they've been holding up really well actually. Leather has a really cool broken up and textured effect (hard to tell from the picture) that has smoothed out a little but is one of those subtle details that make these one of my favorite pruchases

 

Guidi Lambskin boots- Couldn't find a picture of these but an awesome pair of dark green boots I picked up off sufu. The lambskin is really soft and comfortable, and molds really easily.

 

Good Buys, Needs more wear

 

Dries Van Noten Knit- really cool dries knit that has a very subtle camo effect in the fabric in person too. Just wish it was a little bit warmer, the fabric is really breathable so it's hard to wear on colder days

 

 

wool Bless Hooded Coat- Was a grail of mine but unfortunately not getting very much wear and I already have too much black outerwear. I might end up letting it go on B&S if I can't find a better spot for it in my wardrobe

 

 

 

Looking to cop for 2014

 

Black Guidi backzips or similar

Raf Velcro Hi-tops

Schneider merino coat

KKA Coat

Some cool button up shirts

post #50 of 111
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for continued contributions. nod[1].gif
post #51 of 111
The Good

TOJ 4zip qmoto
TOJ suiting wool MA-1
TOJ BCDR
Ervell sweatshirts
Uniqlo skinny tapered denim
Wings + Horns black high tops
Inverallan 6A
Painted GATs
EG Andover
Tech Fleece

The Bad
Still trying to sell off a lot of mis-sized purchases and workwear.

2014
Already two good kops in 2014, Ervell blazer coat and quilted sweatshirt
Suits
Wool trousers
Black boots
Edited by afixedpoint - 1/14/14 at 10:32pm
post #52 of 111
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Originally Posted by Hirsh View Post

Didn't buy a ring (couldn't choose one), bought 2 double cuff shirts (see recent purchases for pic)

Resisted new biker and boots for the moment until ring chosen and bespoke shirts paid for...smile.gifsmile.gif

Found the ring, kopping it on Saturday.

Found biker and boots too but shirts to pay for followed by clearing a credit card or 2 first..smile.gif
post #53 of 111

Favourite Purchases:



Remi Relief Indigo Border Stripe Cardigan.

Had to size up two from an M to an XL! But! Instant love... :]



Stephan Schneider Chandler Jacket

Gorgeous fabric. Love how the zip gives it a bit of a biker feel.



Kapital Kilim Button Scarf:

Kinda like throwing on a cool collar over your jumper.



LVC 1960s Tshirt:

Awesome colour selection. Makes up for LVC's surprisingly average construction.



Also worthy of note:
Stephan Schneider Cardigan Jacket, LVC Bay Meadows Tshirt, Folk People Cardigan, MHL Long-sleeve tshirt
and trousers, Chamula scarf ($7! Bless Cyber Monday), Pendleton cotton vest.



The Bad:
APC Framboise Brushstroke Tshirt
(Total impulse. Bah.)



Future:
-Would love get more Kapital and Remi Relief, but always going to be a bit of a lottery sizing things bought via proxy from Japan.
-Curious about Sasquatchfabrix, Engineered Garments, Unused, etc, but also cheaper stuff like Denim & Supply.
-Need some new trainers--my Spring Courts are starting to fall apart. Probably pick up some slip-ons, some other plimsoles, maybe some GATs.
-Some plain black boots.
-A new bag.
-Some workwear shirts.
-Some light blue jeans.
-Some kind of big parka-esque winter coat thing.
Edited by brightorangetrousers - 1/16/14 at 5:48pm
post #54 of 111

Favourites:

Raf Simons Black Blazer

Got this in a forum trade (Glad you enjoyed the bomber cyc). I enjoy going into my wardrobe, pulling it out, trying it out and then putting it back. Never worn out once but I can't bear to part with it...

Poeme Hoodcoat

Also acquired in a trade, got it right on time for a trip to Beijing where it was worn daily in the freezing cold.

Best:

Ann Sweatpants

Ridiculously comfortable to wear around the house and came in handy overseas when i realize i had forgotten my gym gear. Gets the most wear out of everything I own.

Worst

Beanies. I have accrued a collection of 20+ beanies and have yet to find something that will fit my enormous head.
 

post #55 of 111
2013:

kopped like 4-5 rlbl shirts, couple rlbl pants, and two rlbl jackets... and a ton of pure shit. seriously wasted like 2k on shit i will never wear again. don't even want to think about it.

2014:

so far i kopped a pair of lanvins (the suede with patent captoe) and two pairs of SLP jeans. i'd like to buy another 5-6 RLBL shirts, and 1-2 more pants. i wanna get the perfect sweatshirt, and get another nice hoodie (dsquared? balmain? dolce & gabbana?). also wanna kop another pair of lanvins, a pair of SLP sneakers, and a pair of dunks. oh and a pair of dsquared sneakers. and finally i want to kop a rick leather, and a pair of rick shorts, and another nice pair of sweatpants (rick? dsquared?).

basically i think i need like 6-7k budgeted for this year's clothing extravaganza but that's what credit cards are for amirite???
post #56 of 111
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Originally Posted by ppllzz View Post

2013:

kopped like 4-5 rlbl shirts, couple rlbl pants, and two rlbl jackets... and a ton of pure shit. seriously wasted like 2k on shit i will never wear again. don't even want to think about it.

2014:

so far i kopped a pair of lanvins (the suede with patent captoe) and two pairs of SLP jeans. i'd like to buy another 5-6 RLBL shirts, and 1-2 more pants. i wanna get the perfect sweatshirt, and get another nice hoodie (dsquared? balmain? dolce & gabbana?). also wanna kop another pair of lanvins, a pair of SLP sneakers, and a pair of dunks. oh and a pair of dsquared sneakers. and finally i want to kop a rick leather, and a pair of rick shorts, and another nice pair of sweatpants (rick? dsquared?).

basically i think i need like 6-7k budgeted for this year's clothing extravaganza but that's what credit cards are for amirite???

You are SO right!

Your 2014 lists sounds awesome and I slip spend a lot of Ks on clothing, no mistakes this year yet, loads in 2013!!smile.gif
post #57 of 111
Man thinking back about it most purchases were good,

Good
CCP cordovan tornado - staple of my outfits now
RO jeans
Robert Geller Dip Dye sweater
SNS herning moment sweater
Nike x barney's dunks - turned out to be my fast slip on shoe
Alden shell captoe
Levis 511
Lots of uniqlo stuff that worked out like the ma1
iPhone 5s
Hugo Boss suit

Early 2014 Good
RO stooges
TOJ MA-1
W+H thermals

Could of been better fit - items were great but did not work for me
RO blistered lamb intarsia - did not fit well in waist area
TOJ double rider
ZB dna jeans - didn't fit me well

Fails
sperry boat shoes
ZB belt

2014 Plans
just get things to complement my outfits, i may get another sw&d boot such as a1923 or IS if budget permits, again uniqlo stuff for basics and of course make sure things fit me well biggrin.gif

*might edit if more things come to mind
Edited by sinnedk - 3/26/14 at 9:24pm
post #58 of 111

I joined SF in late 2011 but 2013 ended up being when I finally found out what 'my look' was. Still figuring out lots of things but hoping to use 2014 to check out different brands (dries, raf, rick, etc) and learn more about fashion history and theory. 

 

Good:

Schneider Bee (amazing, used as layer under coat and it got me through the worst winter ever in MN history)

Geller flight pants

Silent leather bomber

COS wool jacket

Nike flyknit

Acne sweatpants

 

Bad:

MMM sidezips (bought two different pairs and just couldn't get the sizing right)

Barena linen sweatshirt

MOMA derbies

Silent "cropped" cardigan (nice and warm, but the sleeves are really slim...yoox roulette...i still kept it)

 

Mediocre:

Peir Wu cardigan coat (coat is fine, hard time working it into my wardrobe)

Silent tempori sweatshirt (a little small in the shoulder and too lightweight for F/W)

Ervell quilted sweatshirt (not what I was expecting but decent piece)

 

Future:

Paint splatter Margiela gats for S/S

Dries blazer for S/S

COS jersey pant for S/S

Jacket for S/S (probably something cheap from uniqlo)

Margiela tees for S/S

Schneider jogging pant for F/W (pre-order)

Schneider cardigan for F/W (pre-order)


Edited by amathew - 3/29/14 at 7:14am
post #59 of 111

BEST/FAVORITE:

Visvim 101

Visvim Kudu FBT's
Peir Wu Drill Pants

Peir Wu Tailored Pants 

RAF heavy big buttoned shirt

Feit Slip On's

Acne Lang Viscose Sweater

Schneider Beeswax in Grey/Blue melange wool

Arc'teryx Veilance Haedn Blazer

SNS Stark Light Gray

CDG Split Tee

 

GOOD:
Nanamica Cycling Vest

Parajumpers Upper Class Coat

COS Wool Coat

Acne Adrian sneakers

MMM GATs - Black

Acne Dip Dye

Schneider Miami Sweater

Tampered LVC 505's

TW x Blue Owl Jeans

Velva Sheen T's x4

SNS Stark Navy Mix

Wang Low Necks x4

Vastrm Custom Polo

Stan Smith Sneakers 

Superfeet insoles x4

MMM Scarf

PBJ Scarf

Common Pants

 

BLAH "but will keep": 

Uniqlo LS Tees

COS Shirts x2

Levi Sweaters 

Lands End Parka

 

DIDN'T LIKE:

MMM 5-Zip

AMI Pants

Alden Indy Boots

ZB DNA Pants

Lots of Uniqlo garments

MMM Painted GATs

Arc'teryx Veilance Composite Jacket

Buttero Side Zips

Outlier Climbers, OGs, Shorts

Outlier x Feit sneakers

 

 

FUTURE:

HTC One M8 (2014) Google Edition
Sandals 

Shorts

Wang linen T's

2 Custom Oxfords

Cheap suits for work

SS FW stuff

Peir Wu FW stuff

Boots

 

*I forgot plenty, so ill update as I remember. 

post #60 of 111
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I joined SF in late 2011 but 2013 ended up being when I finally found out what 'my look' was. Still figuring out lots of things but hoping to use 2014 to check out different brands (dries, raf, rick, etc) and learn more about fashion history and theory. 

Good:
Schneider Bee (amazing, used as layer under coat and it got me through the worst winter ever in MN history)
Geller flight pants
Silent leather bomber
COS wool jacket
Nike flyknit
Acne sweatpants

Bad:
MMM sidezips (bought two different pairs and just couldn't get the sizing right)
Barena linen sweatshirt
MOMA derbies
Silent "cropped" cardigan (nice and warm, but the sleeves are really slim...yoox roulette...i still kept it)

Mediocre:
Peir Wu cardigan coat (coat is fine, hard time working it into my wardrobe)
Silent tempori sweatshirt (a little small in the shoulder and too lightweight for F/W)
Ervell quilted sweatshirt (not what I was expecting but decent piece)

Future:
Paint splatter Margiela gats for S/S
Dries blazer for S/S
COS jersey pant for S/S
Jacket for S/S (probably something cheap from uniqlo)
Margiela tees for S/S
Schneider jogging pant for F/W (pre-order)
Schneider cardigan for F/W (pre-order)

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Originally Posted by einstine View Post

BEST/FAVORITE: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Visvim 101
Visvim Kudu FBT's

Peir Wu Drill Pants
Peir Wu Tailored Pants 
RAF heavy big buttoned shirt
Feit Slip On's
Acne Lang Viscose Sweater
Schneider Beeswax in Grey/Blue melange wool
Arc'teryx Veilance Haedn Blazer
SNS Stark Light Gray
CDG Split Tee

GOOD:

Nanamica Cycling Vest
Parajumpers Upper Class Coat
COS Wool Coat
Acne Adrian sneakers
MMM GATs - Black
Acne Dip Dye
Schneider Miami Sweater
Tampered LVC 505's
TW x Blue Owl Jeans
Velva Sheen T's x4
SNS Stark Navy Mix
Wang Low Necks x4
Vastrm Custom Polo
Stan Smith Sneakers 
Superfeet insoles x4
MMM Scarf
PBJ Scarf
Common Pants

BLAH "but will keep": 
Uniqlo LS Tees
COS Shirts x2
Levi Sweaters 
Lands End Parka

DIDN'T LIKE:
MMM 5-Zip
AMI Pants
Alden Indy Boots
ZB DNA Pants
Lots of Uniqlo garments
MMM Painted GATs
Arc'teryx Veilance Composite Jacket
Buttero Side Zips
Outlier Climbers, OGs, Shorts
Outlier x Feit sneakers


FUTURE:
HTC One M8 (2014) Google Edition

Sandals 
Shorts
Wang linen T's
2 Custom Oxfords
Cheap suits for work
SS FW stuff
Peir Wu FW stuff
Boots

*I forgot plenty, so ill update as I remember. 

RE MMM boots, those are always poor quality, i've returned a pair personally as well and read a lot on sf, not too many happy people
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