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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

spacepope had a rebuild jacket, maybe ask him...

 

rebuild stuff is tts from what I've tried, never really fucked with the non-rebuild stuff maybe talk to Prurient?

post #29492 of 38122
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Originally Posted by Feji View Post

Peacoat, if that's long enough for your definition of medium length. Pretty boring, but everybody in a corp environment probably owns one.

Ya thats kind of why i was looking at a different version of one.. i dunno.. im at a loss.
post #29493 of 38122
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

then you should definitely visit tres bien shop, it's really nice

Tres Bien Shop is in Malmö, not Gothenburg.

post #29494 of 38122
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

get this needles coat instead
http://nepenthesnewyork.blogspot.com/2012/12/in-stockneedles-boa-lining-shawl-coat.html

This is pretty uggo imo, and only similar in the sense of very basic categorization of styles
post #29495 of 38122
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Tres Bien Shop is in Malmö, not Gothenburg.

yeah mixed em up, whenever I'm with my family in either göteborg or malmö, we usually visit the other one too smile.gif

post #29496 of 38122
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Originally Posted by nowiremember View Post

Ya thats kind of why i was looking at a different version of one.. i dunno.. im at a loss.

You could go for a double breasted coat:

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dat stance

post #29498 of 38122
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Originally Posted by wurm View Post

I'm tempted by this Christophe Lemaire sweater. It just went on sale, so the price seems pretty good ($356.75). I've not handled Lemaire stuff before but I'm guessing the quality is good and I could use more sweaters. There are a few things holding me back, though. First, I don't know his sizing scheme. I need a 48, and the Corner says that's a size 2, but I don't trust the Corner/Yoox with this kind of stuff. A size 3 would be more consistent with how other brands do this. If anyone knows, please let me know. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Another issue I have is that the farfetch fit pic looks pretty bad: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm all for loose fitting sweaters but that seems rather undesirable. I think it would probably look better if fitted differently. I have quite broad shoulders so I think that would help, too. I also found another picture of the same sweater in black modeled by a different boutique that looks a lot better: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And here's another unrelated garment I'm considering:

Ann D jacket - 51% wool, 28% silk, 18% viscose, 3% polyamide. Price is ~$158 (more via proxy) and it's in good condition. Obviously Ann D sizing is incredibly inconsistent, but it appears to fit my build (slim 48) based on measurements: 45cm shoulder, 46cm chest, length 74cm, sleeve length 65cm. I don't really have another jacket to compare it with unfortunately (part of the reason it would be useful). Possibly too tight in the chest, but I'm mainly concerned about shoulders on tops as my chest actually measures closer to a 46.


OK, I went ahead and bought the Ann jacket against my better judgement. Hopefully it's not too small. Sorry for crapping up this thread with too much over one thing, but I also found out about Christophe Lemaire sizing if anyone's curious. The Corner (US) has it right: 1=46/S, 2=48/M, 3=50/L, and so on. I'm considering looking for a proxy in Europe (or other countries) where they stock the sweater and have the discount on the Corner since they don't have my size elsewhere. After comparing UK and France, I'd prefer a country that uses euros as the price comes out lower. If anyone out there is willing to help me out I'd appreciate it. I will of course chip in a little something for your time, but I'm looking for someone feeling nice and helpful more than anything (PM me and we'll discuss). I could perhaps repay the favor later on. smile.gif

Oh, and after seeing the Corner fitpics (which look better imo) I'll ask again for opinions whether or not it's worth it in general. I'm only still hesitant because Christophe Lemaire isn't all that well-known and if it didn't work out finding a buyer would likely be a hassle.

http://www.thecorner.com/fr/homme/pull-a-col-ras-du-cou_cod39319209ji.html
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I've looked at that knit a couple of times on thecorner, I like it. It seems it has a dropped shoulder and by judging how it fits the model in the body, there's no way you can size down to eliminate it.

 

As long as you're fine with that, I think you should go for it.

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FYI- I tried the corner coupon and it does work on that lemaire sweater for 234 euros.
post #29502 of 38122
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Are those the same as the ones everyone bought a little while back in black? I tried them out in an 11 and they looked clownish on my feet. I might be able to get away with a 10, but I feel like 10.5 (which of course they don't have) would work better.
I guess the main attraction of the CPs is that they're a little sleeker. Also, not pre-distressed.

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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post


I recently got that from Yoox, it's sleek and looks nice (really light as well so depending on what you consider dressy it may be strictly casual) but leather was shitty and felt like corrected grain to me
post #29503 of 38122
I keep thinking I should buy this (maybe because it is half off?) despite owning a dark red Cabourn funnel neck sweater. The sirens of Inishmaan are calling.

post #29504 of 38122
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

I keep thinking I should buy this (maybe because it is half off?) despite owning a dark red Cabourn funnel neck sweater. The sirens of Inishmaan are calling.

what store/price?

post #29505 of 38122
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Originally Posted by wurm View Post

I'm tempted by this Christophe Lemaire sweater. It just went on sale, so the price seems pretty good ($356.75). I've not handled Lemaire stuff before but I'm guessing the quality is good and I could use more sweaters. There are a few things holding me back, though. First, I don't know his sizing scheme. I need a 48, and the Corner says that's a size 2, but I don't trust the Corner/Yoox with this kind of stuff. A size 3 would be more consistent with how other brands do this. If anyone knows, please let me know.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Another issue I have is that the farfetch fit pic looks pretty bad: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm all for loose fitting sweaters but that seems rather undesirable. I think it would probably look better if fitted differently. I have quite broad shoulders so I think that would help, too. I also found another picture of the same sweater in black modeled by a different boutique that looks a lot better: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And here's another unrelated garment I'm considering:

Ann D jacket - 51% wool, 28% silk, 18% viscose, 3% polyamide. Price is ~$158 (more via proxy) and it's in good condition. Obviously Ann D sizing is incredibly inconsistent, but it appears to fit my build (slim 48) based on measurements: 45cm shoulder, 46cm chest, length 74cm, sleeve length 65cm. I don't really have another jacket to compare it with unfortunately (part of the reason it would be useful). Possibly too tight in the chest, but I'm mainly concerned about shoulders on tops as my chest actually measures closer to a 46.

The Ann D jacket is nice - especially for $158. That style you posted looks very relaxed in construction - so you should be fine, considering Ann sizing usually runs big.

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