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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

I'm probably not going to buy either, but curious what others think of these:






I tried the black version of the fishtail on in store, and it looked great IRL, but I sure wasn't going to part with 1.8k(!) for what's essentially still a fairly plain cotton parka. Now the black one has sold out everywhere and I'm not sure what a snow-white coat will look like when it's been worn one season (or even five or ten seasons...).

 

 

I like this one, I would look like Sherlock hommes, on serious note I really like the style and color

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Engineered garments c1 vest at $140?

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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

If you're gonna spend near 1800 go for the Dries trench.


That's a winter coat though, isn't it. The Raf and Margiela I posted are spring, and to be had on sale right now. (Not that I needed another ss coat any more than another fw one of course.)

Btw I think Geller is almost an America-only operation. His Web site has not a single EU stockist. If it weren't for SF, I'm not sure I'd ever have come across the name otherwise.
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Originally Posted by t3hg0suazn View Post

margiela is really long, and no to dude's face

It's exactly the length that appeals to me. Although I admit I'm not sure how wearable/practical a coat that long would be in everyday use.


Is it just me or have Raf's prices risen generally since his stint at Dior? It seems up until a couple of years ago to see an item in the 2k range was something pretty extraordinary in his own collections. Nowadays, any plain unlined cotton parka is around 2k.

Reminds me of how at the beginning of SS16 I saw a small Raf Simons cotton canvas washbag in a store in Berlin. Price tag: 450 euros...
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coats with wonky proportions tend to look like shit unless you have outfits to back it up, something to keep in mind.


that parka is as bad as the fake *Archive Raf* garbage making the rounds. textbook money grabbing, please don't encourage him.

(and if you really like the picture the book will have a much better resale value should you tire of looking at it)


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Originally Posted by Severisth View Post

Yeah I get that, I like aspects of it and really love lapel-less blazers and coats; but should probably let this one slide on by

what kind of sick minded individual would remove lapels but keep welt pockets
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Yeah, price even dropped on it but still think it looks off. So, what about this one...

Peir Wu

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I've the seed for Raf Simons: Redux if anyone wants to look at it without paying however much they go for.

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I was wondering if anyone could comment on the quality/fit of J.Crew's "Made in the USA" denim? If anyone has had any experience with it?

 

I got some casual trousers from them a couple of years ago but it was typical "imported" quality and they shrunk on the first wash.

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Originally Posted by Kevin24 View Post
 

I was wondering if anyone could comment on the quality/fit of J.Crew's "Made in the USA" denim? If anyone has had any experience with it?

 

I got some casual trousers from them a couple of years ago but it was typical "imported" quality and they shrunk on the first wash.

 

Caveat: I have no direct experience with these pants. However,

 

You'll find that most people on this forum are anti-J.Crew (including me), but for those jeans in particular I would certainly not consider them unless you have a chance to try in person. Made-in-USA (and "stitched in LA") tends to mean nothing from most mall brands, and J Crew is no exception. 125$ is getting into the range of decent denim from brands that do make quality garments (Cone produces various denims for a few of them), and since another 50-75$ could net you a wide range of options including some interesting Japanese fabrics, I would hold off.

 

Besides, I don't know which cut the "484" is, but my experience with JCrew is that they're not cut for human-shaped humans. Something terribly wrong with the dimensions, in most cases. 

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Those jeans look like what the half-hipster half-bro dudes tucking their blue button downs wear, too slim for their big legs and asses, looks ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by Severisth View Post

Yeah, price even dropped on it but still think it looks off. So, what about this one...

Peir Wu
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Yes, would buy if it wasn't too slim for me.

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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Those jeans look like what the half-hipster half-bro dudes tucking their blue button downs wear, too slim for their big legs and asses, looks ridiculous.

Pretty much describing all of NZ and England
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Those jeans look like what the half-hipster half-bro dudes tucking their blue button downs wear, too slim for their big legs and asses, looks ridiculous.

You don't like skinny jeans per se, or just this model? I mean, there's a lot slimmer fitting jeans out there...
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Originally Posted by Kevin24 View Post

I was wondering if anyone could comment on the quality/fit of J.Crew's "Made in the USA" denim? If anyone has had any experience with it?
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

You'll find that most people on this forum are anti-J.Crew (including me), but for those jeans in particular I would certainly not consider them unless you have a chance to try in person. Made-in-USA (and "stitched in LA") tends to mean nothing from most mall brands, and J Crew is no exception. 125$ is getting into the range of decent denim from brands that do make quality garments (Cone produces various denims for a few of them), and since another 50-75$ could net you a wide range of options including some interesting Japanese fabrics, I would hold off.

Besides, I don't know which cut the "484" is, but my experience with JCrew is that they're not cut for human-shaped humans. Something terribly wrong with the dimensions, in most cases. 

FWIW, J. Crew revamped their denim line a while ago. A lot of their jeans are now made from Cone or Kaihara denim, including their raw selvedge options. Mid-weight stuff around 13/14 oz, which seems pretty good.

One of my favorite jeans is made from stock/ non-custom Kaihara fabric, although I don't know how it compares to whatever J. Crew uses.

484 is their slim-tapered fit. They also have a fuller slim-straight 770 model and an even fuller 1040 model, although all would be considered on the slim-side of things. I haven't tried any of them out, but I interviewed Frank Muytjens a while ago about their jeans and it sounded like they were trying to get into the made-in-USA raw denim game. I think they've also since added a few washes and treatments.

To Kevin24, I haven't tried any of their jeans on, but that 484 cut looks a little too tight IMO. Also not crazy about garment dyed denim. Feels a little too '90s, but not in a good way.
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

coats with wonky proportions tend to look like shit unless you have outfits to back it up, something to keep in mind.


that parka is as bad as the fake *Archive Raf* garbage making the rounds. textbook money grabbing, please don't encourage him.

(and if you really like the picture the book will have a much better resale value should you tire of looking at it)
what kind of sick minded individual would remove lapels but keep welt pockets

Fwiw, I cringe whenever I see any of the "to the archives" stuff (some of the worst he's done in a while), but I like the "isolated heroes" capsule.

If (when) I tire of the photo, which is not really the main draw for me in this coat, the easiest solution will be to peel it off simply. Other dudes have done it to their fw14 camo fishtails who didn't like the Sterling Ruby artwork on the back.
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mmmxmykita

 

 

mykita roald

 

etc, a little overwhelmed by options here

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