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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Well-Known Member

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    Lightweight (lamb or the like) suede jackets would be perfect for Caribbean winters. I just got a suede jacket in that would not be too heavy or hot to wear in the fall or spring up north, so I figure they'd be fine in the winter down south
     
  2. Parker

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    I was eyeballing that too. But the big sleeve cuffs kill it for me. I think I'd rather have a true trucker design. But, the 5-zip version is really the nice one. I missed out on it last year and it's the only thing on my "want list" right now.

    Surely there are a few nights you can were a light suede jacket in the tropics. ?
     
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  3. leeba

    leeba Well-Known Member

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    5-zip version is actually fairly hefty in person, it's padded and pretty stiff (or at least more than I expected)
     
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  4. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Where to kop sherpa (shearling too baller) lined rancher coat? Wear over tee with jeans and boots all "winter".
     
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  5. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    crap. that sucks. I was hoping it was lightweight.
     
  6. baltimoron

    baltimoron Well-Known Member

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    OG is nice and lightweight
     
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  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    RegisDB9 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the 5Zip is a beaut, but I felt like it would be too heavy for even my 50 degree "winters". So far I've been going well with my light wool jackets and have sworn off leather jackets, but I cant deny how nice suede looks and feels



    Yeah I was just about to say this in a reply to Krish, I am worried that it will have the same weight as the 5Zip. Only one way to find out I guess
     
  9. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Well-Known Member

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    On the topic of 5Zips how easy is it to get the lining replaced on a 5Zip? The silk (I think) lining of my wool 5Zip is beat to shit, I was thinking about maybe ordering some goofy looking Margiela jacket that is 90% off somewhere and have a tailor replace the lining using that jackets lining. Possible?
     
  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Dont see why it would be diff than relining any other jacket.
     
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  11. conqueror

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    does anyone own the orslow 107s? tossing up between them and JBJ high tapers.
     
  12. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Well-Known Member

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    It should be super easy to replace the lining of your jacket, and honestly if you went to the right tailor for it you could probably get a better/more breathable lining put in.

    I say if the store has a return policy, you have nothing to lose trying the jacket. Might be exactly the right weight and be significantly lighter than the suede 5 zip. The suede RLPL bomber that I posted about a week or so ago was what I got to wear for midwest spring and fall, and it's the perfect weight to wear between mid to low 70s and the low 50s, even unlined and in a thin skin. It would be perfect for a Caribbean winter:

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    If only it wasn't 88 degrees in a balmy sun right now
     
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  13. bows1

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    Anyone got a really good leather guy in NYC? I want to add a zipper to some cuffs, and taper the sleeves just a bit.
     
  14. tgaith77

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  15. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    Damn, am I following this right?

    Jcrew menswear lead Frank Muytjens uses RW pants in a styling shoot (with RW blessing), then goes on to release a series of patchwork garments eerily similar to RW? Single pair of patched jeans is one thing, a whole collection is another.
     
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  16. tgaith77

    tgaith77 Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't be the first time J Crew has been accused of ripping off ideas.

    Although it would be hard to prove that here (especially since J Crew has done paint-splattered/ patchwork stuff before RW was even around), the fact that they recently collaborated with RW makes this super sketchy. Hartley is right to be pissed.
     
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  17. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Patchwork is a super old idea though, no? Junya, CDG, Kapital, and Ralph Lauren have been doing their own riffs on that for years. I get that they collaborated, but the idea isn't exactly new.
     
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  18. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    The other way to look at this is: Frank plucked an idea that has been hot for the last couple of years, didn't have something readily available from J. Crew for a shoot yet, and contacted someone who does (so he could do the shoot). Rare Weaves does some of the best ones, so they seem like they'd be a natural choice. Whether he was going to get something for that shoot, or choose RW or not, was independent from whether he would come out with patchwork jeans.

    Boro, and shabby chic as a broader concept, seems like a really old theme in fashion. RRL did patchwork clothes back in the 90s. I assume other people before that. The idea of upcycling has become popular again, so it just seems natural that it would eventually trickle into a high street store. J Crew is often one of the first adopters in that sort of tier.

    I don't know, claiming that J. Crew stole this idea that's been around forever -- and is itself stolen from hippies and farmers -- seems like a stretch. But I also don't know the whole story.
     
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  19. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    On a semi related note, Readymade so hype right now.
     
  20. Baron

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    Seems more like he's pissed that the collection looks so specifically like RW pieces that they borrowed (free of charge he says). Also seems like he thinks they should have done a collab with him instead.
     

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