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Western shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Kent Wang, May 26, 2005.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    shorty long, excellent find. I like the wrangler-style off-center pockets. As far as hipster trend, they've been around a long time, even in hipster circles.

    I used to have a pendleton wool western shirt that was a perfect gray/blue/gold plaid, but it fell apart and I've been on the lookout for a similar shirt since. I know there's always a few on ebay, and they pop up in thrifts, but they're usually huge/disproportionate/shrunken/bad plaids.

    DDML, how do you like the nudie shirt? What do you wear it with?
     
  2. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    SM; I wear the gunnar with my canes (my everyday jeans). I treat it like a light jacket, in this weather, I've been throwing it over whatever else I happen to be wearing, whether it be collared shirts, t-shirts, tank tops; in this heat, I cuff the arms and leave it untucked and unbuttoned. I keep it in the back of my car for when the need arises. It's good for gardening----keeps the sun off.
     
  3. Dill

    Dill Well-Known Member

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    I picked up one of the rag&bone western shirts from that shopjake sale the other week and its pretty awesome.
     
  4. PG2G

    PG2G Well-Known Member

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    The 45RPM one is pretty damn nice, no way in hell would I pay that much though :p
     
  5. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    I could see that working. The shopjake price is tempting...
     
  6. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    The western shirt has just become a classical style that is even better now that it is out of fashion.
     
  7. giantreptile

    giantreptile Active Member

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    I love western style shirts, both vintage and designer remakes, both of which fit much better than, say, Lucky Brand ones. My favorite shirt is actually a "western inspired" Brown Prada stretch poplin number, with the cruved chest pockets, and 3 button cuffs. I really like the Cotton Poly shirts from the 60's and seventies, which are comfortable, look good, and can be exceedingly durable. And I've always had a thing for pearl snaps.

    I think that western and military inspired styles, will never be completely *out*. The popularity might wax and wane, but they will always be staples.


    I guess that's it for SF. Anyway, I know exactly what you are talking about with that Prada shirt. I had the same thing in a forest green. I really liked the design too, but the polyester aspect made me sweat like a farm animal. therefore i don't recommend anything that isn't 100% cotton. as for western shirts that I own, and recommend:

    raw Lee repro from aeroleather is amazing
    gucci tailored has great buttons that don't snag on my facial hair
    built by wendy wrangler repro is well designed and light-weight
    newish Levi denim is a great standard, albeit boxy fit
    45rpm distressed denim western is great, but expensive
    japanese wrangler western from aeroleather are wonderful, but size up
    rag and bone short sleeve western is a great find, more conservative
    rogan's earlier (made in the usa) westerns are cool, avoid anything new
     
  8. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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  9. sybaritical

    sybaritical Well-Known Member

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    I was quite impressed by the these reworked shirts when I saw them:

    http://www.thisoldthing.net/han.html

    Might bust out my machine and try it myself if I can source a few decent pieces from somewhere.
     

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