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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Well-Known Member

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    I've had a look in the thread before actually and didn't see much. My budget is probably <800 which is good because all of the expensive leathers I've seen have not been my style at all.
    There is a leather riders jacket that Neighbourhood just released that is dope, but is about 1500 and from my experience Japanese brands don't fit me well.
     
  2. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    Calf. Price is right
     
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  3. tjonesd2

    tjonesd2 Well-Known Member

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    ^if it fits you like it fits that model, I'd get it
     
  4. einstine

    einstine Well-Known Member

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    Never expect anything bought from Ssense, to fit and look as good as it does on the models.
     
  5. jmaudi0

    jmaudi0 Well-Known Member

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    check the 9649...same thing with slimmer frame. definitely worth looking at. i was convinced 649 was perfect and then tried the 9649 for the hell of it and liked it better.

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  6. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a vision of how you're trying to dress? From your posts you sound like you're just buying everything on the internet
     
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  7. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Well-Known Member

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    Edit: to answer your question quickly, yes. I think I do.

    Reading that post I agree it does sound that way. And it's true that I've bought a lot of stuff online. Thanks to SF I've discovered a lot of brands that I never knew of (Peir Wu, Paul Harnden, etc). But I'm not getting three things from every designer, just one or two that I really like. I've sent stuff back a bunch too.

    Not to sound like a broken record but I've lost a lot of weight recently and I've had to get rid of a lot of stuff I had been wearing for years that's just too big for me now. I had a ton of APC and Margiela that went out the door. A lot of Wings and Horns henleys and pants and a ton of knits. It's all gone and it's left me with a bunch of space to fill up.

    So I may have gotten a few things that don't all necessarily work well at the moment all together, but that's because I'm definitely in need of some new pants/jeans. That's the missing link as far as I can tell.

    But I like the look of some EG/Beams workwear jackets paired with a plain T and some SLP/R&B jeans and Common Projects for everyday wear.

    I picked up the CCP derbies and have been wearing them a bit just with some normal stuff and liking the way they look. I've always worn sneakers but that's just changed I think. The baller boots world is new for me and I probably won't ever really be able to justify any double zip A1923, but my derbies I do like.

    I am a musician by trade so I am also trying to build up a bit of a cache of stuff that might not see use on a regular rotation (perhaps the MA+ jacket as an example) but that look very cool and unique on stage and with a guitar on (not to sound too cliche but that's what I do) with a pair of Guidi black side zips and some black selvedge jeans.

    At 44 (tomorrow) I'm attempting to not let my age define me or make me look stupid at the same time. I'm going for a darker, more subtle look with some great textures and cuts. But at 5'6" I have to have most everything tailored including t-shirts.

    I'm not putting up fit pics everyday because I don't look good as I'd like to everyday. But the stuff I've gotten recently from the brands that speak to me makes me feel like I'm on the right track.

    I think it'll all make sense soon. I hope so anyway.
     
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  8. raags

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    Devoa Washi/Paper Twisted Seam Pants?
     
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  9. diniro

    diniro Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with experimenting and trying new things if you have the funds for it. I'm still very much at that stage. I have a decent idea of where I wanna take it, but if you look at my wardrobe right now it's pretty incoherent taken as a whole, and I think that can come across in some of my outfits.
     
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  10. nahneun

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    i have those washi pants if those are from ss12. they're really nice for warmer weather when you want to wear long pants because they're super breezy
     
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  11. raags

    raags Well-Known Member

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    Are they super lightweight? It's winter here in Australia. How do they fit on you? If I remember correctly you are near the same height (short) and weight (skinny) as I am.
     
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    they are quite lightweight. definitely only for warmer weather. i sized down on them, but i regret doing so. i have relatively skinny legs, so they work, but they're a bit tighter than how i'd like them. my size 2 devoas definitely fit better. going tts is the best idea imo. i'm pretty much a true 46 all around, but at my skinniest (which is not now...because winter is stouts/porter season...), i can wear a 44 if they're not too slim.
     
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  13. BreezyBirch

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    needles jkt
     
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  14. Parker

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    I like everything but the zip-out hood in the collar.
     
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  15. BreezyBirch

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    I wish it had dragon on back! only on sleeves. gonna try it on next week
     
  16. KingJulien

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    I think I'm gonna pass on it. It looks a bit cropped and I have a long torso
     
  17. MightyDuck

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    I havent had any experience with their leather but I can vouch for the quality of the MKI black range, I bought one of their black wool coats in 24 oz melton wool,
    Its good especially considering the price,
     
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    Well it's warm now and we may have jumped right into summer.
    I really like both, can't afford either, will be partially irresponsible one way or another

    Tencil/cupra flowy ultra light shirt jacket thing
    Or layering wool piece for next winter? Personally am inclined toward the former

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  19. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    former for me, latter for you
     
  20. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

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    the longer belted wool thing is nicer and a better length so i would get the shirt jacket thing (or the longer belted wool thing)
     

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