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Apolis x Styleforum x Context heavy military shirt: the launch

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    I'm 6'3 180, picked up an XL. It'll be the only XL in my wardrobe, but frankly I'm just hoping I can fit into this piece.

    You should be fine. I am a medium (actually, I am the medium), and I am 5'11" and just shy of 165 lbs.

    I'm thinking about picking this up in an XL to wear as a shirt jacket. How will the fabric breathe in the summer?

    Like heavy jeans. The weight of the shirt makes it best worn as a shirt in winter and as a jacket in the spring and early fall.
     
  2. who8mahrice

    who8mahrice Well-Known Member

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    So I picked up an MJK jacket for $225...but unfortunately it's too small...if I find a buyer for it soon, I might be able to pick up one of these shirt/jackets. Dunno if I should be sad or happy, lol.
     
  3. ken

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    I'm thinking about picking this up in an XL to wear as a shirt jacket. How will the fabric breathe in the summer?

    It's waxed. It won't.

    But waxed cotton is the tits. I can't justify buying this right now, but two more vodka neats ought to take care of that.
     
  4. whodini

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    It's waxed. It won't.

    But waxed cotton is the tits. I can't justify buying this right now, but two more vodka neats ought to take care of that.

    SUBMIT TO THE COLLAB...
     
  5. mulansauce

    mulansauce Well-Known Member

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    I bought one. My new camera should arrive around the same time. Maybe I'll post a waywt pic if all goes to plan.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing better fit pics. I like the shirt's style a lot.
     
  7. warrengharding

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    Looks nice but I'd prefer it in a different color....olive green perhaps.
     
  8. whodini

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    Looks nice but I'd prefer it in a different color....olive green perhaps.
    You did read the part about there being blue indigo underneat the black coating, correct?
     
  9. LA Guy

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    Looks nice but I'd prefer it in a different color....olive green perhaps.

    With such a limited production, we couldn't really do it in more than one material and color. However, I like olive green too. Maybe something else in he future. we'll see.

    Fok.
     
  10. Get Smart

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    any chance LAG or someone from Context who has this shirt can post pics of them wearing it?

    also regarding sizing and the fabric.....since it's so stiff would it be better to size up since a fitted shirt in heavy material might feel awkward to wear?
     
  11. LA Guy

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    any chance LAG or someone from Context who has this shirt can post pics of them wearing it?

    also regarding sizing and the fabric.....since it's so stiff would it be better to size up since a fitted shirt in heavy material might feel awkward to wear?


    Ryan is the only person with one right now. He will post pics (I don't know when). I would get your true size. The material is stiff and heavy, but... you don't want excess material either... I wear a size small in many American brands, and a size medium, or Eu48 in Costume National, and a 39-40 in Italian market Jil Sander shirts, and the medium is fitted on me. Hope that gives some idea...

    Fok.
     
  12. Pangolin

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    Do you have any sample at the store that I could come see for myself, and maybe try on?
     
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    I'm probably going to pick one up next wednesday when I get paid
     
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    toothsomesound Well-Known Member

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    Will you guys tell us how many of these badboys are left?
     
  15. tatet

    tatet Well-Known Member

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    You can check by picking your size and looking at the quantity
     
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    toothsomesound Well-Known Member

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    ^Hahah, thanks, I'm retarded.
     
  17. tizim

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    hate to keep up all this discussion on sizing, but oh well:

    i'm 6'2, 150lbs w/ a 35" chest, and i went for a medium w/o hesitation since my entire wardrobe is sized medium... but since LA Guy seems a fair bit stockier than me (at 5'11", ~165lbs), and he's the poster boy for the mediums, does this mean that i shoudl be going for a small instead (or even XS)?? and does this mean my entire wardrobe may be oversized??

    in any case, really excited about this shirt!
     
  18. whodini

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    If the rest of your stuff is medium then that's what you should go for here. At 6'2" I doubt the measurements for a S or XS would work for you at all, regardless of how skinny you may be.

    Also, if worst comes to worst then having a size slightly larger would allow you to layer more underneath it and wear it more like a shirt jacket than just a shirt. If you make the mistake in the opposite direction then there'd be little way to get around it.
     
  19. LA Guy

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    hate to keep up all this discussion on sizing, but oh well:

    i'm 6'2, 150lbs w/ a 35" chest, and i went for a medium w/o hesitation since my entire wardrobe is sized medium... but since LA Guy seems a fair bit stockier than me (at 5'11", ~165lbs), and he's the poster boy for the mediums, does this mean that i shoudl be going for a small instead (or even XS)?? and does this mean my entire wardrobe may be oversized??

    in any case, really excited about this shirt!


    Was I just called fat? Oh noes!
     
  20. whodini

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    I believe the words he used were, "Pleasantly plump."
     

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