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Your Best & Worst Purchases of 2010

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by APK, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. snake

    snake Well-Known Member

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    Best:

    Julius leather
    DBSS boots

    Worst:

    Geller sunglasses because they never get worn.
     
  2. London

    London Well-Known Member

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    Brooklyn
    Best:

    Wings + Horns Shawl Collared Cardigan

    Worst:

    Quoddy chukkas. Like them, but haven't barely worn them
     
  3. seraphn

    seraphn Active Member

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    Best:

    Somet 008's - Probably my go to pair at the moment.

    W+H Black terry hoodie - Got this off BS, and it's the best fitting hoodie I have.

    AE dress shoes - Off BS as well. Not aldens, but at $60 nearly new? Definitely one of my better pick ups.

    W+G button downs - Awesome fit for me. I picked up a couple of BoO's before this one and wanted to sell them immediately after I put this on for the first time. Plus, Mauro's customer service and prices are unbelievable.

    Uniqlo sweaters and heat tech - Should have picked up more.

    Worst:

    BoO Shirts - I just don't have the longer torso required for these. Also, the ridiculous amount of money I spent just made them an expensive lesson I could have done without.

    Almost everything from Gilt - Nearly everything I bought was sent back to them. It took me forever to spend the $200+ credit I had built up. I did eventually get a nice pair of Rag and Bone, though.
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    New York
    Best:
    - Yigal Azrouel peruvian sweater jacket
    - Green Rafstros
    - TOJ goatskin bomber
    - Buzz Rickson pea coat (or was it late 09?)
    - Cheaney wingtip boots
    - Moscot blonde sunglasses
    - CP summer achilles
    - Seavees trail boots
    - a few bespoke suits and jackets

    Worst:
    - too much bad sh!t out there to keep count of
     
  5. slide13

    slide13 Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy, let's see....I lost 85lbs over the last year and a half so this year was a big clothes buying year for me, basically needed to replace everything but shoes. So....

    Best:

    EG Bedford in black whipcord (have worn way more then I would have imagined!)
    APC New Standards (great fit, cheap and holding up well so far)
    White's Semi-Dress cap-toe boots (my favorite boots)
    Alden x Context Roy boots
    A bunch of great shirts (Sunny Sports, Mister Freedom, Sugar Cane, EPs)

    Worst:

    EG Chambray (love the shirt but the fit just wasn't good...already sold)
    RM Williams boots (nice boots, just not my style...already sold)
    J Crew Fatigue jacket (nice jacket but not quite my style and I almost never wear it....it was cheap though so I keep it around)

    That is about it for the bad stuff. Overall I'm pretty happy with my buys this year. Spent a lot of money on a lot of stuff but almost all of it I love and gets a lot wear.
     
  6. whatever123

    whatever123 Well-Known Member

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    i dont have a worst. but i dont buy a lot of stuff.
     
  7. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Well-Known Member

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    Best:

    Brooks Brothers Black Watch Sportjacket
    Levis 514 slim jeans
    Brooks Brothers Pointed Bow-ties
    SWIMS - The Cadillac of Galoshes

    Worst

    Lee Denim Jacket (Downsized to get the right fit; Too short in the back, my bad)
    Brooks Black Fleece Pants (Only because I bought them for $600 and haven't worn them at all)
    Brooks Chocolate Brown Pointed Bow-tie (I don't even ever wear this... maybe next year)

    I'm also overall very happy with my buys this year. Avoided many stupid mistakes.
     
  8. max_r

    max_r Well-Known Member

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    best:

    APC Petit standards
    paul smith zip boots
    wool socks


    worst:
    almost everything i got from the mall
     
  9. sonicreducer

    sonicreducer Well-Known Member

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    BEST:

    - crescent down x south willard pendleton wool down vest
    - EG f/w '10 zip hoodie
    - wwm f/w '10 upland oxford
    - eternal 811
    - epaulet moleskin trousers
    - barbour bedale (can't believe i waited so long to finally grab one)

    WORST:

    - wwm f/w '10 striped wool stream jacket (BEAUTIFUL jacket, just not warm enough to wear in the winter, but at the same time too warm to wear in the spring months. had a hard time justifying a $600 coat i'd wear 2-3 months a year).
    - mcnairy x rest store camo cargos (cool pants, but the rise is WAY too low for me, and they are just too fashion-y. don't really fit in with the rest of my wardrobe)
     
  10. brianoh

    brianoh Well-Known Member

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    Dammit. I just got the Tokihto Horse Riding Jkt (for 378!). You really didn't like it? Should I refuse delivery, it's that bad?
     
  11. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Where the Truckee waters flow
    Best:

    • LVC ' 47 501 - Could fit under worst and best, but currently it's here. Originally purchased too large (hence waisting some $200), but later in the year was able to go TTS. Denim feels great, fit is extremely flattering. Can't wait until these start to really show some serious wear inasmuch as I've probably been coddling them a bit too much. Personally, an aspect I love about LVC is the ability to phase between denimheads, hipsters, and blue collars (as long as they don't know how much it cost).
    • Barbour International - Picked up NWT from B/S. Love it - warm enough to deal with all winter as of yet while away at school. Waist cinch was something new, but quickly came to enjoy it.
    • Levi's raw 514 - used as my go-to jean for about nine months of the year (until I got the '47s finally sorted out). Picked up for like 70% off from the Vegas Levi's store, and had been worn every day since. Fit well, held up to everything, nice fading coming in. Conveniently, my baby managed to soil them as the '47s arrived, so I gave them their first wash at around 9 months.

    Worst:

    • Oversized LVC - Student budget, gotta make every dollar count.
    • Adidas F50i Boots - ok, not SW&D dealings, but bought these new about 3 months before the F50 Adizero hit stores for the WC. Was initially displeased because they discontinued the customization aspects of each progressive model, and then even more displeased because of how bloody light and comfortable the Adizeros were in comparison.
      Eh... nothing else really stands out as a major blow to my wallet. The majority of my kops fall into the "passable" category, I guess.
     
  12. toothsomesound

    toothsomesound Well-Known Member

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    Brooklyn, NY
    Best:
    TOJ fishtail (this is a prediction, has not arrived yet but I ordered almost 3 weeks ago so it probably counts, not expecting it to arrive till after new years though)
    all black Rafstro's
    grey cp hi's
    Jil burgundy tneck from fw09 (thanks Kelv!)
    Raf FW07 metallic robo knit
    bunch of Silent tee's

    worst:
    raf x raf sweatpants
    uniqlo buttondowns
    Filippa K FW08 boots in sangria, those things were sick but were way big on me
     
  13. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Well-Known Member

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    Best:
    Epaulet Alden Brixton boot in ravello
    Leathersoul Alden shortwing in ravello (bought used on BS)
    Context Alden Tanker boot in #8 shell (actually tried to sell these, glad I kept them)
    Canali sport coat
    Omega Railmaster watch

    Can't think of anything on the worst list. Just a few things that were okay but not crap.
     
  14. AR_Six

    AR_Six Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully my 2010 winner will be the Miharayasuhiro boots I'm winding up to take a swing at right now.

    But if I had to give a first place price it might be for my Yigal Azrouel bomber, http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=756

    the only thing preventing me from that determination is I haven't worn it enough, it's damned heavy. If I was going solely by what I wear most it would probably be my Spurr pipe legs which have become my only pair of raw denim that I actually wear anymore; I'm wearing them now. Additional honourable mentions go to black / white rafstros, which is now my favourite astro colourway besides blue / black suede, my 5zip, and my MMM carryall which has served me really well as a weekender on a bunch of trips.

    In terms of worsts - there were some McQueen items I bought while I was losing weight that I never even got a chance to wear because by the time I got them, or in some cases got them back from the tailor, I had shrunk a size. That was pretty stupid, but I lost weight faster than I thought I would. Many are for sale now. Also a candidate are my 09 special edition achilles which I like, but would like better one size smaller and I paid more than I should have for them on a whim. I should have got my cranberry stark in size S rather than M but that's not really a worst purchase, just something I could have improved on.

    Oh, I have some patent blue McQueen shoes in B&S that don't fit me right. That was a heartbreaker because I really wanted a pair of well-made, sleek navy patent leather shoes and have ever since a labelking fit of like 2 years ago and they're perfect, but they just don't fit my foot. I dub that one most painful error of the year.
     
  15. zissou

    zissou Well-Known Member

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    Aug 15, 2008
    Location:
    too far from the sea
    Best:
    Mister Freedom Midnight pea coat
    ConexRoy contest jeans
    Mister Freedom Mulholland Master
    Inverallan cardi
    Universal Works Donegal tweed rollneck
    National Anthem tees

    Worst:
    some shitty J Crew fleece shirt that doesn't fit
    I've done pretty well to not buy stuff that could end up in this list.
     
  16. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    DMV
    Best:

    Our Legacy shirt--great pattern, wore all the time in the summer.

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    SNS Herning fishermans turtleneck--just enough of a reach for me. Versatile, very warm; and I like embarrassing my lady by wearing it with a sportcoat. I got a stark too but this gets more wear.

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    Supreme M51--got a ton of wear this fall. Doesn't look like anything special, but fits perfect.

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    Tricker's tan suede buck/brogues.

    [​IMG]

    Worst:

    St James striped l/s shirt--talked myself into this one and regret it. The slight boat neck is not good for me. Might have worked better if I'd sized it differently, but I did not.

    Supreme camo crusher--felt like a ballpark giveaway; laughably cheap.

    Steven Alan parka--what can I say; should've listened to jet. (really not a bad jacket, just didn't fit well and was an impulse buy I had no need for)
     
  17. toothsomesound

    toothsomesound Well-Known Member

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    Brooklyn, NY
    ^Always loved that OL shirt, need to find one for this summer.
     
  18. Big Pun

    Big Pun Well-Known Member

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    امریکا
    Best:

    No pics, everyone has seen all these. Diors and Margiela were bought less than a month ago haha.

    Raf T-neck from FW 08 ( not very versatile however)

    CP BBall Hi's in white:
    Awesome feeling leather, they work tucked or untucked, kind of a place holder till I find some MMM hightops however.

    Dior 19cms in raw black:
    Finally discovered the hype behind the fit.

    Margiela suede bomber with fur collar:
    Badass to the max. More of a fall jacket though.

    Worst, oh god where do I begin?

    A bunch of Rick Owens, didnt work for my body type and I bought the wrong sizes to boot. I discovered you must fully immerse yourself into the RO look, doesnt work with my other stuff. Bought like 3 sweaters from Dressspace, sold em all for a fraction of price.

    Silent hoodie, too damn big. (Regrettable Gilt purchase #17)

    Neil Barrett sweater from Yoox:
    Shady lighting made navy and black look like one color, this thing was ugly and felt like a dishcloth

    N&F weird guys in grey:
    OK these just plain sucked ass.
     
  19. husbands

    husbands Well-Known Member

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    Dammit. I just got the Tokihto Horse Riding Jkt (for 378!). You really didn't like it? Should I refuse delivery, it's that bad?

    It's not terrible, but I was expecting waxed cotton, and this is a weird cotton/poly blend. And I think the new horse riding jacket is way, way better - it's waxed cotton with a hood AND removable vest liner. If you can swing the $500, do it. It's also available in small for $370 here: http://www.aaronsofeastham.com/cpoin...logStyleId=716
     
  20. brianoh

    brianoh Well-Known Member

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    It's not terrible, but I was expecting waxed cotton, and this is a weird cotton/poly blend. And I think the new horse riding jacket is way, way better - it's waxed cotton with a hood AND removable vest liner. If you can swing the $500, do it. It's also available in small for $370 here: http://www.aaronsofeastham.com/cpoin...logStyleId=716

    That's the exact one I got. The one you posted up a photo of is the same one, isn't it?
     

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