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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. eluther

    eluther Well-Known Member

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    When you were asking for people's input in this thread, you weren't sure. You didn't know. Some people posting in this thread aren't sure of their own judgement. It's asking for help. You – yourself – have come to a point where you no longer needed help, and that's fantastic.

    But to act above the influence of seeking others' opinions is – without willfully misinterpreting anything – a common trope of Western masculinity that I don't think helps anyone. To deride or cast aspersions on others who are asking for help is just a wrong-headed way of going about things.

    People are insecure and knowing that someone else thinks you won't look like a moron wearing something, or knowing that what you're purchasing is as well-made as you hope it is, can help assuage that. There's nothing wrong with admitting you don't know and seeking the advice of strangers – even if you cannot provide them all of the context you feel they'd need to do "legitimize" their request.
     
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    I like this thread because you can discuss the items coolness in isolation, the items quality, whether it fits in with the poster's style and other similar potential options which imo is all fruitful although yeah it's always other people's opinions and guesswork based on what they know about you and such.
     
  3. Benesyed

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    But.,. but... dressed by Styleforum...
     
  4. OccultaVexillum

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    Over 50% off. My size. No experience with OAMC (is this the brand/collection that Chris Gibbs (Uninon LA) helped design?) but it's a nylon ripstop "overshirt" that I'm thinking might be pretty good for rainy spring/fall days, something which I am currently totally unequipped for.
     
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    Currently at half off.. Something for fall.. Y/N?
     
  6. nevergreen

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    no and no
     
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    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

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    ExAngel, that look is obviously "played out", but I think it depends how you´d wear it.
     
  8. ExAngel

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    That's kinda what I was thinking.. Thanks!
     
  9. artishard116

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    I like these, but no clue on sizing, can anyone chime in?

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    I like those too. Non-sneaker mmms run a size larger than the sneaks, no?
     
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    Hmm I'm normally a 41 but go 42 in mmm sneaks. Guess I'd need a 41.

    Paging @RegisDB9...
     
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    I'm the same size in both MMM GATs and side zips, FWIW. Both run TTS for me, and I tried on different sizes to be sure.
     
  14. noob in 89

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    With apologies to sip-san: If must again flog my ailing wallet, will I end up looking like a cool Asian dude, or something more...Strange Brew?
     
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  15. penanceroyaltea

    penanceroyaltea Well-Known Member

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    i think it's a cool jacket. not difficult at all to match with stuff.
     
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    It was going for around $200 on bureau even with the exchange rate, a day later they were all gone.
     
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  17. RegisDB9

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    Yes, you should be a 41

    I do 45 on the Sidezips and GATS. 44 on everything else
     
  18. Hirsh

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    I need to buy 2 new pairs of jeans for my collection:)

    My boyfriend has offered to treat me to one of them...

    I've found 3 pairs online that look small enough for me:

    Do I get all 3, as I'll only be paying for 2 myself, or is it more reasonable to choose 2 out of the 3?

    I love my jeans collection but it's very hard to choose online, and after this I won't be jeans shopping for a very long time, if ever!

    I'm so tempted to have all 3.....:)
     
  19. mbaum

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    Of course you will look all Strange Brew … Just get it if there is still one left in your size. We all absolutely love it [​IMG]

    Just reading through the last few days of the posts. Who would have thought that @eluther is such a deep thinker Thank you @brad-t , @eluther , @Caveat and others for bringing the threat back to a thoughtful discussion
     
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  20. noob in 89

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    Thanks, guys. I did see one for sale this morning, but that's like ten years in EG time, so who knows. It's probably gone. My only concern (other than the price) was that I have no experience with the Baker jacket or vanishing floral-esque prints, but with this kind of vouching, I may veto my two-week rule.

    I remember an all-batik eluther fit pic, which in memory looked pretty cool, but I couldn't dig it up.

    *For further eluther goodness, consult the reading thread!
     
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