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Ultimate noob thread - recommend me X in my wardrobe - post questions here please.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Venser

    Venser Well-Known Member

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    What shoes go best with a black suit?
     
  2. 4characters

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    black shell cordovan Aldens
     
  3. Bortelli

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    I forgot to put the question in my post like an idiot. Does anyone know a shirt similar to the H&M fit, but of better quality?
     
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    Charvet But it would help if you provided a budget range.
     
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    A ballpark of 60 dollars. Less would be better! :)
     
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    Looking for some black overdyed denim in a slim tapered fit (not skinny), preferably selvedge and in something for a 33 waist and 34+ inseam. Budget: would like it under $100 but I'm willing to look at stuff up to $150. So far all I've found is Levi's Commuter Trousers.
     
  7. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    If your budget is less than $100, I don't think you should bother getting shirts anywhere besides Uniqlo. Maybe Brooks Bros on sale if their fits work for you. If you're going to have to alter them anyway, you might as well just go with Uniqlo.
     
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  8. bertie

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    Ah - Charvet won't work. Take this advice. BB may be a bit baggier than Uniqlo and H&M and I doubt the quality is materially better (if at all).
     
  9. Bortelli

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    I was considering just getting a duplicate of my h&m noniron shirt, using an online tailor such as modern tailor. Your thoughts? Should I go this route? I've been on the site and its 20 for a promo shirt, but Im not entirely sure how reputable they are.
     
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    Online MTM is fine, but expect a trial and error process. Modern tailor is an affiliate vendor here.
     
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    If you have a fit you like, MTM can work. I've had the best luck actually sending the shirt to the tailor and having them measure. I see a lot of people of this forum take their own measurements and then say they messed up. It's nice that you can pick the fabric - it gives way more choices than RTW. As cyc wid it says, it may need some tweaking to realy nail the fit but any decent MTM tailor will want your repeat business so will try and improve the fit with time.
     
  12. a bag of it

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    I live on the coast of Massachusetts where the typical "well dressed" uniform is boat shoes, khaki shorts and a button down/polo. What are some items I can pickup to deviate from the norm that won't leave me sweating buckets in 80-95+ weather with high humidity? I am probably going to pickup some quoddy boat mocs because they're different enough from regular boat shoes that I like them a lot. I was thinking of picking up some espadrilles, but it seems that only women wear them. Linen pants have been suggested as an alternative to shorts. You guys have any other suggestions?

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  13. jhwendland

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    Brooks Brothers is immeasurably better than H&M, although I can't speak to the quality of Uniqlo.
     
  14. dwyhajlo

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    Looking for a plain black fitted cap. Any nice alternatives to New Era?

    Also, looking for black sneakers similar to Common Projects' Achilles model, but with white soles. The only CPs out right now that fit that description are perforated, unfortunately. Anything I should look into that isn't full of holes?
     
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  15. mensimageconsultant

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    Sure, linen pants, or linen pants with a little cotton, or even masculine capri pants, such as http://camp1899.com/him/tag/mens-capri-pants

    Focusing on lighter-weight materials for shirts (e.g., lightweight cotton probably <= 6 oz., linen, and bamboo) could make at least as much of a difference.
     
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    Masculine Capri pants?
     
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    jhwendland Well-Known Member

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    Can someone revoke this guy's Senior Member title?
     
  18. jhwendland

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    And if you're feeling like a real ubermensch, slip into a pair of ballet flats.
     
  19. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    [the double-posting returns]
     
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  20. mensimageconsultant

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    Unlike most capri pants, those look reasonably masculine.
     

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