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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. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    Looks kinda 90s to me. The 70s are so in style that the 90s should be next. 80s are too obvious.
     
  2. yoshimagikmagik

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    Lol, i was serious, if you can believe it. Alright, I liked the idea of a thick wool loose fitting fishtail. I think the patchwork color work is pretty interesting too, but I can see how it can feel a bit loud. Meh.
     
  3. nevergreen

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    get the hat
     
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  4. jzpac

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    I suppose the better question is should I keep. Found this leather bomber jacket by Polo, thoughts?
     
  5. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    Are you a middle-aged suburban dad? Then yes.
     
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  6. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    Adding to the apparently evergrowing list of things I used to dislike/hate but now want, I'm strongly considering these (chunky, all-black, patent leather) loafers

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    (should probably have cuffed my jeans)
     
  7. accordion

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    What are those derby/creepers to your left? I'd get those.
     
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  8. OccultaVexillum

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    On a similar note to that, should I get some postman 101's or nah? Need/want a beater derby.

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    Or same deal - Tiger of Sweden
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    Or any other rec's for something similar (or link to ann/dries/damir creeper sub 300 kthnx)
     
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  9. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    Both by Vagabond (swedish shoe brand, it's mostly whatever)
    The ones to the left look good in pictures but wasn't a fan of how they looked on foot (+ rather thin leather that got a crease just from me trying them on)

    From what I've heard, the leather on these is very underwhelming

    Those Tiger of Sweden look pretty nice tho
     
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    Yeah, but for $200 I've heard they are much better than doc's. Plus crepe sole. I really don't know though, the RW's always seem to look the same, like they don't age at all or something.
     
  11. flowcharts

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    centre commercial makes some decent ones w/ crepe soles
     
  12. OccultaVexillum

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    Yeah I'm just not a fan of the natural soles on their ones. If they did a black sole black upper I'd give them a whirl.
     
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    @kindofyoung the loafers looks pretty good, but is Vagabond really worth the money...?

    re: red wing postmans - they have pretty nice leather, thick and supple. I would have gotten them a long time ago if they werent too tapered for my foot shape.
    RW in general is good for leather quality imo (if you compare to "fashion brands" )
     
  14. OccultaVexillum

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    Meaning they are too narrow in the toe? I wouldn't have guessed that from the toe shape, good to know.
     
  15. crackerjack

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    nvm..
     
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    @crackerjack they're TTS
     
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    I picked up the black/black version for cheap last year but they're probably a pass, silhouette is not nearly defined enough and they run small.

    I'm on the lookout for a chunky derby as well. Every pair of docs I see has that huge stitching showing, is that all docs?
     
  18. OccultaVexillum

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    Seems to be most if not all docs.
    If you find anything let me know, please.
    I've come accross a couple of possibilities but nothing that's a definite yet.
    Grenson "robin", but sole seems too thick
    Chaeney and Trickers both did a wedge crepe sole, plain toe but I can't find anything current, same for Viberg (but too pricy)
    The tiger of Sweden above.
     
  19. accordion

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    I've also been looking for a crepe or lug soled derby. Was eyeing these Dries for a while,

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    Cheap solovair, like docs but without contrast stitching

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    https://www.solovair-shoes.com/product/black-gibson-shoe-black-sole/

    These Carvens look okay

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    leather looks a bit cheap

    http://www.menlook.com/us/derbies-1/black-leather-sole-derbies-carven-286053.html

    Mainly looking for something with a rounded, wide vamp, and some taper to the heel. American shapes are generally too sleek. European workwear shapes are better, don't care about too chunky, just not too sleek.
     
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  20. OccultaVexillum

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    Carven look ok. Id prefer some kind of rubber sole though. Marni have done one recently that was good.
    I've got a bunch of bookmarks on my laptop, I'll post them up later if anybody is interested.
     
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