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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. Jekyll

    Jekyll Well-Known Member

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    Anyway, I won't quote my old question, but are there any cheap brands to look at for basic sweaters in a variety of colors that would fit me well (6'1", 150 lbs., 36" chest)? Most mall brands are soo boxy TTS, or too short if I size down. Any good options?

    I was in H&M last week and they had a table of different colored v-neck sweaters. I'm not sure how they would fit you though.\\

    Okay, I recently discovered after converting my wardrobe to "style forum approvedness" it's boring as hell !!

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    I'm sorry, but this is hilarious. This is why you shouldn't buy things just because they are "style forum approved". You should buy things because you like them. If what you like happens to be what SF likes, cool. But there is no point in wearing clothes just so a bunch of people on the internet will approve of you.
     
  2. Bona Drag

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    I will add, though, that unless you have a ton of $$$ at your disposal, simple and tasteful is often the way to go. I'm not sure what you dressed like before, but AA v-neck/stacked 514s/Vans is a hell of a lot better than hideous graphic tee/distressed jawnz that barely reach your ankles/Speedcats.
     
  3. Kodiak

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    I'm looking for a spring jacket. I found this Shades of Greige one, but then I've heard that its not as good as it looks on Context. I really like the back/shoulder details. Do you guys think it's worth the $174 and if not, can you recommend some other jackets? http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=808 [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. ahjota

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    Wish I knew too, as well as long sleeve. I'm hoping MJK or KWxTaT are perfecting this, but under 50 is unlikely, unfortunately.

    I remember reading in his affiliate thread that Michael, like Kent, much prefers rolling up l/s shirts to wearing s/s shirts.
     
  5. Mazda

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    I'm looking for a spring jacket. I found this Shades of Greige one, but then I've heard that its not as good as it looks on Context. I really like the back/shoulder details. Do you guys think it's worth the $174 and if not, can you recommend some other jackets?
    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=808
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    Just about everyone makes a seasonal military jacket. Pick 3 brands with a sizable men's line and I guarantee two have one.

    Off the top of my head I know Scotch & Soda has one right now in olive green. Obey almost always has at least one although the quality is probably Shades of Greige level.
     
  6. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Well-Known Member

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    I remember reading in his affiliate thread that Michael, like Kent, much prefers rolling up l/s shirts to wearing s/s shirts.

    Dis b how I roll b/c I b peasant status.
     
  7. minimalist

    minimalist Well-Known Member

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    great idea for a thread. i guess i'll ask for help as well.

    Does anyone know where I can get(hopefully onlnie) a linen hoodie, or a reeeally thin hoodie? I am basically looking for a beach hoodie, which intrigued me when i saw this in GQ
    http://www.revolveclothing.com/Displ...1&c=N.S.F.&d=b

    However 170 for something i'm gonna throw on after some beach time. I would have pulled the trigger if it was 50 like gq said it was, but i digress. any help people?


    I don't know if this might be what you are looking for (it's definately not linen, though...)?

    link

    It is made by Hanes and seems to be quite nice. I don't own one myself but I am planning to purchase one within the next months [​IMG] The link is from Ebay Germany, but you should be able to find a vendor within your reach [​IMG]
     
  8. bohemianmidnight

    bohemianmidnight Well-Known Member

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    wmmk: H&M merino wool v-necks are super slim, i got one in small and it is almost tight. A medium would probably be slim enough and long enough for you.
     
  9. 2sweet

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    Nice jacket. It's up to you to decide if the price is worth it. I found a bomber jacket about a year or two ago for $30, and I'm still wearin' it, lovin' it.

    I'm looking for a spring jacket. I found this Shades of Greige one, but then I've heard that its not as good as it looks on Context. I really like the back/shoulder details. Do you guys think it's worth the $174 and if not, can you recommend some other jackets?
    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=808
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  10. Steggy

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    I don't know if this might be what you are looking for (it's definately not linen, though...)?

    link

    It is made by Hanes and seems to be quite nice. I don't own one myself but I am planning to purchase one within the next months [​IMG] The link is from Ebay Germany, but you should be able to find a vendor within your reach [​IMG]

    I'll probably try giving it a shot if i can find it. price seems like it'd be worth it. I've seen some similar hoodie t's from american eagle and lacoste, but i'd rather not have the logos or appliques. goddamn nsf's prices are ridiculous. oh well.
     
  11. blackdarkeye

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    are there any shoes that look like this? [​IMG] they dont have to look exactly like, i just want a simple white shoe, with minimal logoing for under 80
     
  12. racetrack

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    are there any shoes that look like this?

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    they dont have to look exactly like, i just want a simple white shoe, with minimal logoing for under 80



    Adidas Stan Smiths
     
  13. wmmk

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    I was in H&M last week and they had a table of different colored v-neck sweaters. I'm not sure how they would fit you though.\\

    wmmk: H&M merino wool v-necks are super slim, i got one in small and it is almost tight. A medium would probably be slim enough and long enough for you.

    Interesting, thanks! I was looking at their sweaters over the winter, but most were in really gaudy, eurotrashy shades of electric pink and purple. Is their spring stuff a little more subdued, color-wise? I've been looking for some nice v-necks/cardis in navy, charcoal, caramel/tan (kinda like that one robbie posted the other day), pink, and green.
     
  14. bohemianmidnight

    bohemianmidnight Well-Known Member

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    At the store near me, they had light gray, charcoal, muted blueish/purpleish, a pretty bright pink, and some others i don't recall.
     
  15. minimalist

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    I'll probably try giving it a shot if i can find it. price seems like it'd be worth it. I've seen some similar hoodie t's from american eagle and lacoste, but i'd rather not have the logos or appliques. goddamn nsf's prices are ridiculous. oh well.

    I tried to find a vendor in the USA (assuming you're from there), but have not been able to... Google is of no real help when it comes to shopping [​IMG] Here is a link to an Ebay seller in the Uk, but due to shipping it's still pretty expensive, about 30 buxx including shipping... [​IMG]
     
  16. whacked

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    are there any shoes that look like this?

    [​IMG]

    they dont have to look exactly like, i just want a simple white shoe, with minimal logoing for under 80


    Adidas Stan Smiths

    The shoes pictured are Rod Laver Vintage. Kinda hard to find these days but definitely possible.

    Anyway, these beat the hell out of regular Stan Smith 2, quality-wise: Tennis Vintage

    These aren't bad either: Court Star
     
  17. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Well-Known Member

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    What type of suit/tie color combo for a wedding if I'm wearing a blackish suit?
     
  18. chrispy179

    chrispy179 Well-Known Member

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    looking for a slim fitting summer non-denim trouser. preferably under 100$

    looked at levis but didnt see anything very slim
     
  19. wmmk

    wmmk Well-Known Member

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    What type of suit/tie color combo for a wedding if I'm wearing a blackish suit?
    don't wear a black suit to your wedding. navy or gray would be better. the classic "wedding tie" is grey and patterned. any shirt you want is ok.

    that's not to say you can't deviate from that. my parents got married outside in the summer and dad wore a navy sack blazer, seersucker trousers, a white and red candy striped shirt, and a grey tie. it looked pretty classy, IMHO.

    looking for a slim fitting summer non-denim trouser. preferably under 100$

    looked at levis but didnt see anything very slim


    try uniqlo or H&M. check the uniqlo uk website to see what they have, then call the nyc store to order it.
     
  20. chrispy179

    chrispy179 Well-Known Member

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    try uniqlo or H&M. check the uniqlo uk website to see what they have, then call the nyc store to order it.[/quote]

    Never found a good fit in H&m pants. Dont see anything much on uniqlo uk.
     

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