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Your Best & Worst Purchases of 2010

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

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    Those Aldens are beautiful. two purr is baller status.
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    You guys are making me want a st james boatneck (2).

    Never really understood the St. James "hype" their knits seems way to coarse for my taste[​IMG]


    Best
    Not really fashion related, a dog.[​IMG]
    Andersen - Andersen Roll neck knit
    Albam Shawl Collar knit, shirts and when it arrives roll neck
    Oliver Peoples Altman

    Worst
    Folk scarf (It turns out that I'm sensitive towards Alpaca, so I can't wear it and it was bought on sale, so no return)
    Rushmoor shirt
    Dots Gloves (never received them)
     
  3. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    There is no hype it's just basic shit and the virgin wool is coarse as hell.
     
  4. Islander

    Islander Well-Known Member

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    2010 was my first full year post-SF. I am probably older than the average SW&D, non-baller, modest aspirations. MC does not interest me as I am not a lawyer or salesman. I spent the year lurking and managed to get some of the basics nailed down.

    Best:
    - Jeans that fit (Momotaro)
    - Splurged on a belt (KMW)
    - Upgraded my footwear (RMW, Alden)
    - MTM shirts (thx Colby)

    Close but no cigar:
    - TOJ MA-1 (listen to Charly, everyone)
    - CPs (sized wrong, rookie mistake, sold on B&S)
    - SNS sweaters (still looking for a Stark so I will reserve judgement)
    - W+H Service boots (totally not for me, sold on B&S)

    Worst:
    - Jeans that didn't fit (Dior and APC, couldn't get sizing right, sold on B&S)
    - Crap boots (Clarks DB, the most uncomfortable shoes I've ever owned)
    - Shirts that didn't fit (glad I tried BOO, nice stuff but made for tiny people)
    - J.Crew (seemed like a good idea at the time but I don't wear ANY of it)

    Purged all of my Crew/Gap/BR/pre-2008 office wear so it's all upside from here... imagine the possibilities [​IMG]
     
  5. kgmessier

    kgmessier Well-Known Member

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    Boston, MA
    I am probably older than the average SW&D, non-baller, modest aspirations.

    How old? Just curious, as I am as well.

    Crap boots (Clarks DB, the most uncomfortable shoes I've ever owned)

    A lot of people complain about the comfort of these boots. I happen to love them, but I'm not on my feet all day. May have something to do with my wider feet as well"”not quite D, not quite E.
     
  6. Islander

    Islander Well-Known Member

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    How old? Just curious, as I am as well.

    I'm in the upper-30s commodity trader jeans to work mustard stains acceptable (suits laughed at) best-dressed-dad-on-the-block category.
     
  7. JGP.

    JGP. Well-Known Member

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    Finally starting to get things right after lots of mistakes last year, many good and very few bad

    Best:
    Dior 19cm
    Lanvin blazer
    Givenchy mids
    SNS fisherman
    Margaret Howell crew neck
    H. Lorenzo v necks (perfect v neck finally)
    B&L ray bans
    Epaulet digi camo pants

    Worst:
    MMM velcro hi (love them too much to sell but way too small for me)
     
  8. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    Best
    APC Petite standards
    Evisu flannels and white canvas high tops
    Aquascutum blue suede chukkas
    All saints montgomery boots
    All saints flex boots
    All saints leather jacket
    Uniqlo hoodies
    Stone island shadow project crew neck
    Tom ford Black cable knit and white cashmere crew necks
    Ralph Lauren custom fit denim shirt
    Uniqlo V neck under shirts

    Worst purchases
    Only thing I haven't really worn that I bought this year was an Alexander Mcqueen polo shirt, but Ill probably wear it next summer. Also an April 77 V neck I've never worn.
     
  9. kgmessier

    kgmessier Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the upper-30s commodity trader jeans to work mustard stains acceptable (suits laughed at) best-dressed-dad-on-the-block category.
    I hear ya.
     
  10. MiniW

    MiniW Well-Known Member

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    I handled a #8 shell for the first time last month. [​IMG]

    yeah you have been missing out, btw I did the polishing technique as described by a customer on the Alden of Carmel site to get the super mirror shine, can't wait for the streets to clear a bit in NYC so I can wear these
     
  11. 3 Prague Winters

    3 Prague Winters Well-Known Member

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    Best:

    Jil Sander black diamond bag from 2008/09.
    Rick Owens Strutter shorts
    Alexander Wang double layer shorts

    Worst:

    Robert Geller two tone split shirt
    Alden Whiskey shell cordovan longwings that were way too big (size 8E but fit much much larger).

    Biggest regret:

    Buying then returning a pair Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2009 black wool pants that had a silver stripe running down the side.
     
  12. eglbc

    eglbc Well-Known Member

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    best:
    tOJ winter varsity all black
    Epaulet chinos
    RRL slim chinos that fucking ripped and i got repaired and they looks like shit now....[​IMG]
    Patagonia r2 fleece and nanopuff jacket


    worst
    none in 2k10 that i can think of, kopping w/ restraint these days.
     
  13. davie

    davie New Member

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    Best: SNS Herning Knit, Stark- Olde green, beautiful. Our Legacy Navy Shawl Collar Jumper Head Porter Plus Olive Ringsnap Shirt- probably my favorite piece. Our Legacy Madras Shirt Oliver Spencer Navy Gingham Shirt Nom de Guerre Grey Overshirt Real McCoy Raw Denim Jeans Yuketen D-Ring Hunt Boots, Brown Adidas Originals “Hide and Seek” Stan Smith 80s TF Waste Twice Linen Parka Jacket Lanvin for H&M Pea Coat, Merino cardigans- really suprised by these. Monocle X Porter Baby Boston Bag In between: Uniqlo Chinos Urban Research Chambray Trousers Worst: Universal Works Chambray shirt- way too big, but nice. Dania denim jeans- way too small, long story. Bought in Kojima, store closed and went in through the workshop, where they let me in to the store. Air conditioning turned off, 37'C outside, instansly covered in sweat and couldn't get the jeans on so had to guess they would fit ok. Not likely!
     
  14. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Well-Known Member

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    My favorite purchase this year was a lightweight dries jacket from B&S and wore for the latest contest. Wear it all the time, way too much really but been looking for something like it for a while.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Knisse

    Knisse Well-Known Member

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    Best:

    APC New Standard Jeans
    SNS Herning Fisherman zip sweater

    Not sure yet:

    Red Wing 3140 Chukkas

    Worst:

    First five month of this year i just bought left and right, and hated it within a week. First when i discovered this page, that i gained some patience, and buying what i need.

    Now i just need some more solid pieces and steer clear of workwear and ill be all good [​IMG]
     
  16. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

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    Best:
    Used Allen Edmond Leeds in Cordovan leather (free from give away), got them re crafted. They look and feel new.

    Rayban Sunglasses with clear prescription lens, yes I know every other hipster/college kid has them as glasses now, but I really like them.

    Levis 514 - fit the best out of all the cheap jeans I've tried.

    Worst:
    Trying to get cheap jeans,
    Bought a couple pair of Arizona brand jeans at the mall, quality is really bad.

    Fruit of the loom/Hanes Undershirts - Horrible quality, collar all wrong after washing and won't stay straight.
     
  17. billsayers

    billsayers Well-Known Member

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    Southern California
    Best:
    Dior Homme B18 sneakers
    Brooks Brothers ESF shirts
    MMM Gray suit

    Worst:
    Costume National blazer in Black that I never wear
    JCrew merino wool sweater in Small that was way to friggin big, gave it to a friend who is a medium in everything and it fit him perfectly

    Undecided:
    BB Black Fleece Suit - not sure if the non-darted jacket looks good
     
  18. thesc0tt

    thesc0tt Active Member

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    Jan 7, 2010
    Best:

    TOJ varsity and shirting

    Worst:

    Red chambray. Looked horrible with my skin tone. Thank god I didn't pull the trigger on the EG one, and instead bought and promptly returned the peasant version from the gap.
     
  19. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Well-Known Member

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    May 3, 2010
    Location:
    Carrboro, NC
    Best:
    ToJ bomber in brown calf
    Alden/Context Roy
    Raleigh jeans I bought from their workshop
    striped BoO shirt--my best Gilt purchase ever
    Epaulet heirloom blackwatch cardigan
    brown twill-esque cardigan from UO of all places that people keep complimenting me on

    Worst:
    nothing real bad worth noting
     
  20. W1S

    W1S New Member

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    Apr 21, 2008
    North:
    Mr. Freedom Mullholland Master, first in brown (the business) then in black (the shit)
    DietButcherSlimFit peaked lapel suit in black (Yakuza doin' Reservoir Dogs)
    Aspesi techno shirts (most versatile since I remember except for freezing my a.. off at WC Final)
    Fay wool coat with vest liner in charcoal (should have worn this one instead)
    Post O'Alls melton shirt in navy (with a deep, respectful bow to Mr. Ofuchi)
    Rag & Bone for Odin wool coat in black (guess it was the year of the coat, just wore it for 10 straight)
    Dior Homme suit in charcoal self-stripe (jacket box beats my bespoke experiences any day)

    Wandering:
    Moncler V down jacket in steel blue (shoulders good, length.....uh)

    South:
    no confirmed closet orphans up to this date.
     

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