Originally Posted by indesertum
this is a little hypocritical coming from me but tbh the v is too high, lapels are too small, and the quarters are oddly spaced
You're probably right. I was planning on wearing it as a 3-roll-2 (pretty sure I could steam the lapels into place if they wouldn't cooperate), but that still wouldn't do anything about the quarters. The way the seams are stitched makes it look basically untailorable anyway.
I think I just wanted it because it's called the Murakami jacket.
Even so, it could be named after the artist, about whose work I know nothing.
Originally Posted by caseyfud
I just need a nice pair of side-zips, I was looking at HMMM boots a day ago but for a bit more I think the F+B are probably worth it. I wouldn't mind a pair of Guidis, but I like their lace-up models better anyway.
Which F+B model are you looking at? I had assumed Elf, but they have some more straightforward side-zips as well. If the latter, I'd probably go with Buttero over F+B. I don't claim to be an expert, but the Butteros I have just seem a little nicer than the F+Bs. AFAIK, though, there aren't any Buttero models with a wrinkled vamp like on the Elf boots, which themselves aren't bad by any means.