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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Well-Known Member

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    those girls are steering you wrong my friend :p

    when its cold out + hat, that collar pop will look right at home
     
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  2. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Well-Known Member

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    all the collar down options (particularly with scarf) look good to me..
     
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  3. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Well-Known Member

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    also, this.

    looks good with collar down too
     
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  4. nahneun

    nahneun Well-Known Member

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    wrongthread wtf
     
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  5. ghostface

    ghostface Well-Known Member

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    ^^ yeah, all the permutations-- including collar up-- look good to me.

    (not that scarf color, though.)

    edit: maybe your friends were reacting to the contrast between wearing khaki pants and a plaid shirt, and the more "dramatic statement" made by the popped collar?
     
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  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Dude, just buy them new straight from Japan - don't have to worry about the seller, condition, proxies, etc...
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/coupy/item/hds-mip1015ss/
     
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  7. el Bert

    el Bert Well-Known Member

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    Lol I wouldn't ever wear a jacket like that with collar down but that's just my own preferance, I think with the collar up it actually brings out the shape of those lapels.
     
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  8. zissou

    zissou Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great with the collar down and buttoned, but I'm a bit of a traditionalist. Popping the collar on a coat like that always reminds me of

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. nineohtoo

    nineohtoo Well-Known Member

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    Had I won that auction for my max bid, I would have still been looking at a little over half the cost of them new after EMS and everything. But still, thanks for the link, wouldn't have found it since there's no MIP-10 in the title. It's also noticeably cheaper than what I typically see them go for on yahoo auctions or on rakuten. If I can convince myself to spend more than $350 on sneakers, I might jump on those for my next large purchase.
     
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  10. onitaps

    onitaps Well-Known Member

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    ^ It's still better than U.S prices :foo:
     
  11. LA Guy

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    I feel you, but Hender Schemes are not really "sneakers" in the way we typcially thinkg of them. They are goodyear welted shoes in "raw" leather that are built as homages to sneakers. But yeah, $530 or so, shipped, is not insignificant. re the lack of MIP-10 in the title - I nearly always find the best stuff this way. A slightly broader search (I often use google images to find stores) and a bit of extra sleuthing will often dig up the good stuff. Got a Viridi-Anne cap for something like $50, new, from a Japanese webstore, and 2 more caps from the same maker essentially the same style, but not Viridi Anne branded for not much more. But it does take some creative searching.
     
  12. LA Guy

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    By about $500.
     
  13. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Well-Known Member

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    Hender Schemes are goodyear welted? Where's the welt? Serious question.
     
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  14. OccultaVexillum

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    I still don't get Jp shoe sizing. If I'm a US12 then wtf would that be in Henders?
     
  15. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    That Frank Leder coat looks awesome in every single one of those permutations and you're a fool if you return it
     
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  16. nineohtoo

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    But who here is buying them, or very much else, from US stockists though? That's why I was only looking at Y! and Rakuten to begin with. Plus, I did point out that they were a little cheaper than what I've generally seen them for overseas, just more than how much I was willing to spend for this kind of footwear at the moment. But as Fok put it, I should be looking at them less like sneakers and more like an extremely well made homage (I mean i've done it with other things like Buzz Rickson anyways).

    Also, I like that image search tip. Gonna have to start doing that.
     
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    Plus one.
     
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  18. Caveat

    Caveat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the comments. I don't waver as much as I used to but when two independent opinions kick you in the nuts like that it's nice to get a new perspective. This place is the best for that.


    At some point maybe I'll learn. No I won't.
     
  19. Fycus

    Fycus Well-Known Member

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    Contrasting opinion to make the decision harder: The coat doesn't drape nicely- the fabric is too stiff for the application. I appreciate that you can wear it 10 different ways but the fit is robotic. It reminds me of a mister freedom denim peacoat, I think they are dumb but to each his own...
     
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  20. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    It's gonna get softer over time, the moleskin cotton is some serious business. That coat is incredible and I wanna see pics of one in a couple years time

    @Abraxis this is the fabric I was talking about. So gooood
     
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