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post #18286 of 55206
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Epaulet
 already pointed out by Gerry.

Chipp2 for ties - I've red they sell quality grenadine for $47.50

Blue in Green Soho for Denim

Nordstrom and search Google for "mens department stores new york" you will get a few there

Will be in NY next February and am planning to go to those places for sure!

Is Century 21 still a wortwhile spot? A long time since I was there.
post #18287 of 55206
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Is Century 21 still a wortwhile spot? A long time since I was there.

Hmm would be interested to know. A colleague said they often have Hugo Boss underwear for $9 which isn't bad for basics. Other than that I have a feeling it might be a bit Ed Hardy, Roberto Cavalli like...

 

Top work TS. I'll investigate those options, thank you.

post #18288 of 55206
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Is Century 21 still a wortwhile spot? A long time since I was there.

That was on my list as well... last time I was in NY was 12 years old.

 

Just doing some pre research on shops to go to. Will report when I return!

post #18289 of 55206
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Do any of you gents have the same immensely strong feelings about women's clothes that I do? I try not to talk about them too much because I get into fights with my girlfriend. Going shopping with her actually makes me angry because I see the stuff that a lot of women are buying. Women who are into "style" or "fashion" or whatever it's called seem to shop incredibly differently to men. I point out to my girlfriend who's eyeing some $700 Carla Zampatti dress that it's made of polyester and she doesn't speak to me for 4 hours. There just isn't the same respect for fabric or construction, I can't work out why.
The best advice I can give you is for you not to give any advice to your partner what so ever regarding clothing (I learned the hard way). Perhaps when her expensive items start to break suggest to buy quality products next time (eg genuine leather instead of pleather [fake leather]).

Respect your partners clothing choices and it will make life a lot more pleasant. Or buy her the quality items.

I'm speaking from experience here, I too could not stand forking out $xxxx for polyster items.
post #18290 of 55206
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The best advice I can give you is for you not to give any advice to your partner what so ever regarding clothing (I learned the hard way). Perhaps when her expensive items start to break suggest to buy quality products next time (eg genuine leather instead of pleather [fake leather]).
Respect your partners clothing choices and it will make life a lot more pleasant. Or buy her the quality items.
I'm speaking from experience here, I too could not stand forking out $xxxx for polyster items.

 

I agree wholeheartedly with this advice. If she does ask me, I'm honest in terms of the fit - whether it's flattering to her figure or not.

post #18291 of 55206
There is a great ad for Stone Shoes' "Executive Collection" on SEN at the moment. "Limited edition of 120 per shoe":

http://www.stoneshoes.com.au/index.php/shoes/stone-exclusive.html

The clown toes are fantastic.
post #18292 of 55206
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The best advice I can give you is for you not to give any advice to your partner what so ever regarding clothing (I learned the hard way). Perhaps when her expensive items start to break suggest to buy quality products next time (eg genuine leather instead of pleather [fake leather]).
Respect your partners clothing choices and it will make life a lot more pleasant. Or buy her the quality items.
I'm speaking from experience here, I too could not stand forking out $xxxx for polyster items.

I think I will try harder to follow this. It's not just quality, there are certain things that are worn by young women that do not flatter the female body. My number one issue is with dresses/tops that are banded around the bust and then flow loose. These have come to be known, as crude as it is, as "tit curtains". TCs seem to ruin any body shape in an instant. I also have issues with:

 

-doc martens or any unheeled boot, which appear to be destroying hundreds of pairs of legs each time I venture near vintage markets

-heavily detailed flower patterns on dresses which ruin shape and wear the user

-more than one necklace

-pant suits

 

But given my experiences and this advice I shall try to shut up about these around women. It appears healthier and less risky to discuss women's clothes with straight men online...

post #18293 of 55206
Speaking of denim, I'm after something reasonably specific. I don't own a single pair of jeans at the moment... shog[1].gif Something I think it is probably about time I fixed.

So what I am after is something in quite a light wash, sort of similar to this I guess (http://www.tresbienshop.com/brand/apc/petit-new-standard-indigo-clair) but perhaps not looking as "dyed" and a bit more natural. Not too much pre-distressing would be good too.

From what I understand, this rules out "raw" denim, which seems to be all the rage. I probably couldn't be bothered making the effort required with that anyway since these will get worn maybe once or twice a fortnight - in which case "breaking them in" would require several years of my life.

In terms of fit, I need something that is fairly generous around the thigh area. My Epaulet Rudy trousers are 13.25" thigh 12" rise approx. Then ideally fairly slim around the calf and ankle, but not hugging my leg. I imagine If I found something that fit up top but was a bit too loose for my tastes down bottom I could just taper it though?

Anyway I essentially know nothing about jeans and all the random jap brands that everyone talks about so I would greatly appreciate being pointed in the right direction.
post #18294 of 55206
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Speaking of denim, I'm after something reasonably specific. I don't own a single pair of jeans at the moment... shog[1].gif Something I think it is probably about time I fixed.
So what I am after is something in quite a light wash, sort of similar to this I guess (http://www.tresbienshop.com/brand/apc/petit-new-standard-indigo-clair) but perhaps not looking as "dyed" and a bit more natural. Not too much pre-distressing would be good too.
From what I understand, this rules out "raw" denim, which seems to be all the rage. I probably couldn't be bothered making the effort required with that anyway since these will get worn maybe once or twice a fortnight - in which case "breaking them in" would require several years of my life.
In terms of fit, I need something that is fairly generous around the thigh area. My Epaulet Rudy trousers are 13.25" thigh 12" rise approx. Then ideally fairly slim around the calf and ankle, but not hugging my leg. I imagine If I found something that fit up top but was a bit too loose for my tastes down bottom I could just taper it though?
Anyway I essentially know nothing about jeans and all the random jap brands that everyone talks about so I would greatly appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

 

 

here's a good place to start: http://hypebeast.com/forums/denim/44141/?topic_page=1

 

also a very VERY lengthy APC thread on here.

 

i have the APC petit standards in black. they are a snug fit. i sized down 2 sizes and they've stretched out to my waist size, 32. bought them from a swedish online store, sukauto. service was excellent and they were on sale + free shipping. totalled $130ish iirc.

 

check out Nudie jeans - i have 3 pairs and they're my favorite go-to jeans. for a cheaper alternative (with quality), dr. denim or cheap mondays are swedish jeans, and are hard to beat at about the $90 + price point. 

 

ASOS is worthwhile checking out


Edited by sliq - 9/23/12 at 5:47pm
post #18295 of 55206
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I think I will try harder to follow this. It's not just quality, there are certain things that are worn by young women that do not flatter the female body. My number one issue is with dresses/tops that are banded around the bust and then flow loose. These have come to be known, as crude as it is, as "tit curtains". TCs seem to ruin any body shape in an instant. I also have issues with:

-doc martens or any unheeled boot, which appear to be destroying hundreds of pairs of legs each time I venture near vintage markets
-heavily detailed flower patterns on dresses which ruin shape and wear the user
-more than one necklace
-pant suits

But given my experiences and this advice I shall try to shut up about these around women. It appears healthier and less risky to discuss women's clothes with straight men online...

That last sentence sums it up pretty well. That whole subject tends to go under he heading of "things we don't talk about".
post #18296 of 55206

As a change of topic, what do you guys think of Polyvore? Can you see it being used by menswear fans?

 

Romp, some of the clothing/accessory collage type things you post remind me of Polyvore, I'm sure you could use it, as it has the added benefit that all items could link directly to the Owen and James website for purchasing.

post #18297 of 55206
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

here's a good place to start: http://hypebeast.com/forums/denim/44141/?topic_page=1

also a very VERY lengthy APC thread on here.

i have the APC petit standards in black. they are a snug fit. i sized down 2 sizes and they've stretched out to my waist size, 32. bought them from a swedish online store, sukauto. service was excellent and they were on sale + free shipping. totalled $130ish iirc.

check out Nudie jeans - i have 3 pairs and they're my favorite go-to jeans. for a cheaper alternative (with quality), dr. denim or cheap mondays are swedish jeans, and are hard to beat at about the $90 + price point. 

ASOS is worthwhile checking out

Thanks, that is good general denim advice but, no offence, not too specific to the things I really want (fit and wash wise). I appreciate it though.

It looks like in APCs the New Cure would be the way to go. Unfortunately they don't seem to come in the wash I'd like. Any other recommendations for jeans in a similar fit?

I know I am being lazy, sorry, - there are just so many denim threads on this board and others that its a bit overwhelming.
post #18298 of 55206
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I think I will try harder to follow this. It's not just quality, there are certain things that are worn by young women that do not flatter the female body. My number one issue is with dresses/tops that are banded around the bust and then flow loose. These have come to be known, as crude as it is, as "tit curtains". TCs seem to ruin any body shape in an instant. I also have issues with:

-doc martens or any unheeled boot, which appear to be destroying hundreds of pairs of legs each time I venture near vintage markets
-heavily detailed flower patterns on dresses which ruin shape and wear the user

But given my experiences and this advice I shall try to shut up about these around women. It appears healthier and less risky to discuss women's clothes with straight men online...

I used to like that look circa late 80's early 90's of women read 30 something wearing docs with a nice dress. Sexy if you ask me and I find nothing wrong with 'tit curtains' ( that is if the cleavage is present) as it harks back to the baby doll look of Bardot in the 60's.

As for women and fashion I will occasionally be taken to a "SALE" by the wife for the use of my plastic, then she might try on 3 or 4 items and then pick one. But as a designer for stage and screen she has a very good eye.

Also if anyone is after cheap reasonable t's for summer the CR sale has them down from $60 to about $14 at present. Got a long sleved striped t for me and one for the son the weekend.
post #18299 of 55206
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


Thanks, that is good general denim advice but, no offence, not too specific to the things I really want (fit and wash wise). I appreciate it though.
It looks like in APCs the New Cure would be the way to go. Unfortunately they don't seem to come in the wash I'd like. Any other recommendations for jeans in a similar fit?
I know I am being lazy, sorry, - there are just so many denim threads on this board and others that its a bit overwhelming.

I suggest you just go to the shops, and buy the one that fits you best and you like best.  You only need one, and it will be such a low risk purchase. I can only recommend Sydney places with higher quality denim:

 

Incu at Town Hall Galleries for APC

General Pants for Nudie Jeans

Corlection on Pitt Street for assortment of Japanese selvage

Harrolds for Naked and Famous (you probably would not like these)

Ksubi, Diesel and Levis at David Jones

post #18300 of 55206
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

In terms of fit, I need something that is fairly generous around the thigh area. My Epaulet Rudy trousers are 13.25" thigh 12" rise approx. Then ideally fairly slim around the calf and ankle, but not hugging my leg. I imagine If I found something that fit up top but was a bit too loose for my tastes down bottom I could just taper it though?
Anyway I essentially know nothing about jeans and all the random jap brands that everyone talks about so I would greatly appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

I'd suggest looking at the MAX fit of Acne jeans. Good quality, with a fit that sounds like it matches what you're looking for. I much prefer the Snake fit, but that will be too tight for your purpose.

 

Stocked at Acne in Melbourne and Sydney and a plethora of places online.

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