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What happened to Siki Im? I was thinking about his jackets and started looking through Google. Amazing stuff. Always liked his MJ inspired collection. I remember the amazing wool bomber jackets I had. I started thinking how and why I gravitated to someone like Lemaire that isn't all that different.
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I still regret not buying more of the Siki Im stuff you sold toasty (that bull bomber was so cool) biggrin.gif His stuff just seems so impossible to find for sale online, and his last few seasons have not looked all that great to me. I really like the look of his SS17 though, hopefully someplace actually picks it up
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I'm contemplating on buying this 6XXXL navy wool peacoat I saw at Burlington Coat Factory yesterday. It's a fraction of the price compared to one of those "gordo chic" Raf pieces this winter

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I'm contemplating on buying this 6XXXL navy wool peacoat I saw at Burlington Coat Factory yesterday. It's a fraction of the price compared to one of those "gordo chic" Raf pieces this winter

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Raf is taking these childhood themes a little too far.

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this is how cdg made gettoasty's jacket. pretty interesting:

http://i.imgur.com/ey7Jv4X.gifv
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Raf is taking these childhood themes a little too far.
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"You vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about"

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haha yes!!
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Looking for some good fitting flannel shirts.... I bought some Portuguese Flannel shirts from NMWA last year but they didn't fit all that great -  I found them a little boxy. The material was very nice though.

 

I like the look of the John Elliot ones and the fit is more along the lines of what I'm looking for. Unfortunately it looks like the quality is pretty poor for $250 USD

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Fellas - I buy Uniqlo jeans but they rip in the same place (thigh) after, like, 3-4 months of wear. So I'm looking to try something else.

 

Anyone know a store in London that sells denim for not insane prices that they'd recommend I head to? Massive plus if the staff are kind and forgiving, massive negative if the store is a way too cool space full of arrogant fuck bags.

 

 

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What do you class as non insane prices? For real denim heads you re talking insane prices such as rivet and hide, but they are bloody lovely.

Do you consider nudie insane prices? A short wander near them in soho and you can take in nudie, oliver spencer, universal works, albam, oi polloi, lvc.

Theres all sorts on carnaby st. Regent street, a short walk to marylebone high street, south molton street. Chiltern street.

Or go the other way to covent garden to edwin, super denim

If you can spend 100 or so i'd go for nudie, albam or levis, but i'd make an afternoon of it meandering around the joys of soho.

Hope that helps
Richard
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Depending on budget and level of denim nerdiness, it might be worth checking out Son of a Stag. They range from some Edwin models at around £100 on the lower end to some limited-edition Japanese stuff up to £500 on the higher end.
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Where on the thigh do they rip?
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

Looking for some good fitting flannel shirts.... I bought some Portuguese Flannel shirts from NMWA last year but they didn't fit all that great -  I found them a little boxy. The material was very nice though.

I like the look of the John Elliot ones and the fit is more along the lines of what I'm looking for. Unfortunately it looks like the quality is pretty poor for $250 USD

Not sure what you're basing this statement on, but I'm assuming it's pretty subjective and / or a knee-jerk reaction to the web site and lookbook photos you've seen. I'm not a JE stan who will declare any new drop 'hot fire' or whatever the kids are saying these days, but generally speaking they use pretty decent materials and construction. You can see in the product shots, for example, that the pattern is matched at the pocket, across the front placket, and (most significantly) across the front and back body panels. This doesn't require Saville Row-level tailoring expertise, but it's indicative of a greater level of care put into the fabrication process. I wouldn't pay $250 for it either, but I'm sure plenty of JE fanboys will.

Options depend on what you're looking for. I'd say #1 bang-for-your-buck is Wolf vs. Goat. They use MOP or horn buttons, everything is made in the US or Italy, the fabrics are always nice, the fit is the best, slimmest fit I've found from an OTR shirt, and the construction is better than you'll see from most makers out there (e.g., 'jacket sleeve' construction on the made-in-Italy shirts). The downside is that the ordering process is a little wacky, since it's one guy running the show, pre-orders only, drops are rare, and the Italian factory isn't always awesome about hitting its deadlines. Highly recommended, but you have to know what you're getting into.

Forum affiliate Epaulet generally offers some decent flannels, and I believe most of what they sell comes from either Gitman or New England Shirt Co, both of which are well-respected. Fit isn't as slim as the WvG 'before dinner' cut, but it's decent and you can always have a tailor sew down the box pleat if you want to slim it down further.

For cheaper flannels, I kind of like Gant Rugger. Their 'hugger' fit is nice and slim if you sew down the box pleat, and you can find them pretty cheap when they're on sale. The buttons tend to be decent - usually MOP or resin from what I've seen - and the fabrics are lighter weight but generally pretty soft.
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

Looking for some good fitting flannel shirts.... I bought some Portuguese Flannel shirts from NMWA last year but they didn't fit all that great -  I found them a little boxy. The material was very nice though.

I like the look of the John Elliot ones and the fit is more along the lines of what I'm looking for. Unfortunately it looks like the quality is pretty poor for $250 USD

Kapital do nice flannel at a price - not too bad if you order from Japan via a proxy.
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Fellas - I buy Uniqlo jeans but they rip in the same place (thigh) after, like, 3-4 months of wear. So I'm looking to try something else.

Anyone know a store in London that sells denim for not insane prices that they'd recommend I head to? Massive plus if the staff are kind and forgiving, massive negative if the store is a way too cool space full of arrogant fuck bags.


Albam is worth checking out. Goodhood was friendly last visit and have an okay selection of denim. Not been to the Garbstore store, but might be worth a shot.
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Random, but was surprised when I was on vacation in Asheville NC few weeks ago and walked into a shop that stocked Kapital, tender, and a few other Japanese brand. Was not expecting that. They seemed really slow. I tried on lots of stuff. My girlfriend laughed after we left the store because we were the only one in there and the sales lady was super not helpful to me, but was up my girlfriends arse (she doesnt really care about clothes). So I just helped myself to the dressing room and tried on what I wanted to and left.
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