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Apolis x Styleforum x Context heavy military shirt: the launch

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    My entire wardrobe (aside from Japanese stuff and fat American sized stuff like sweaters) is sized medium and I went for a large on this, because the shoulder measurements are really small. For the record, I have about a 39-40" chest but shoulders like a 42R (18") and I size 38-40 in most stuff, but this shirt is sized quite small at the shoulders. Check the measurements on Context. I'll post bad quality fit pix when I get mine.
     
  2. crosswound

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    yea i looked at the measurements the shoulders look pretty tight but the chest seems to have a lot of room. i wish the pit to pit for the XS was slightly smaller. the pit to pit is basically sized as size smalls in most brands i'd buy.

    its making me have second thoughts because of that.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    yea i looked at the measurements the shoulders look pretty tight but the chest seems to have a lot of room. i wish the pit to pit for the XS was slightly smaller. the pit to pit is basically sized as size smalls in most brands i'd buy.

    its making me have second thoughts because of that.


    I am a true 38". and the medium fits me. I am fairly narrow, and the shoulders reflect that (j is not that much bigger than I am, but has wider shoulders. In most things, he would be about a half size larger than I am, I think.) However, the chest measurement fits me perfectly. The measurements can be deceiving because the material is considerably heavier then most shirts, and the armholes are high and tight, so the whole thing feels more fitted than the measurements would suggest, for lighter weight shirts. Please keep this in mind. If you are a 38" chest and get a small, it will really be tight on you, rather than slim.
     
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    Thanks for the details. I am usually a 36 chest in most brands, and I went with the small on this.
     
  5. Asch

    Asch Senior member

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    If you are a 38" chest and get a small, it will really be tight on you
    Yes, you will have exactly 1" clearance to inhale at the chest [​IMG] For anyone looking at the sizing chart: With the exception of t-shirts and other stretchy tops, you should always have at least 2-3" clearance at the chest in any shirt if you want to be able to breathe without looking like an idiot. And more like 4-5" if you want a slightly relaxed look where your pecs won't show.
     
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    its still tough for me to put down that much money with no real fit pictures though. don't need more decorations just hanging in the closet lol.

    i'm looking at it i like the details, length, and color for sure [​IMG]. its hard to find a decent semi dress long sleeve that isn't super long on short people. i'm not formal enough to tuck my shirts all the time unless i'm at work.

    reference my regular size is extra small in all brands i wear unless i'm going for a truly relaxed look then i go for a small. even extra smalls in certain brands don't look fitted on me.

    i've got a couple of apc pieces the extra smalls look like mall brand small.
     
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    ^I don't mean to hi-jack this, but you don't need to be/feel formal to tuck your shirts dude. Just try it; if your clothes fit well, you should be comfortable, and IMO it looks better 3/4 of the time.

    I agree though, it is expensive but so is anything else of this quality and design...I might do it, just because its such a fucking cool idea and I think this kind of thing should and will become a staple in every man's closet...
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    its still tough for me to put down that much money with no real fit pictures though. don't need more decorations just hanging in the closet lol.

    Not really sure what you want here. There are 3 pics of a model wearing the shirt, plus detailed shots, already. Is there something you want in particular? I know that Ryan is planning to take some shots...
     
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    I think he's probably looking for full-view fit pics from more straightforward angles and postures. It's hard to see what's going on with the fit in the model photos. The details of the shirt are easily seen, though, and look excellent.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I think he's probably looking for full-view fit pics from more straightforward angles and postures. It's hard to see what's going on with the fit in the model photos. The details of the shirt are easily seen, though, and look excellent.

    The detail picture showing the front of the shirt probably shows the fit best. No wierd poses there

    Fok.
     
  11. crosswound

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    i meant its not already a item that people have quite a few fit pics for with different body types. older items that have been around i can easily find someone with a similar body type with fit pics to help ease my decision.

    this one is tough it might end up looking really bad on me and like i said the pit to pit scares me. i seldom wear things as a jacket if anything i layer just a thin longsleeve underneath rarely or a regular hanes white tee.

    i really like the details though so i keep looking at it. any actual member including people who developed the item have pictures of them wearing it?
     
  12. LA Guy

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    i meant its not already a item that people have quite a few fit pics for with different body types. older items that have been around i can easily find someone with a similar body type with fit pics to help ease my decision.

    this one is tough it might end up looking really bad on me and like i said the pit to pit scares me. i seldom wear things as a jacket if anything i layer just a thin longsleeve underneath rarely or a regular hanes white tee.

    i really like the details though so i keep looking at it. any actual member including people who developed the item have pictures of them wearing it?


    Ryan has the only exisiting copy, but they are shipping soon, so you may soon get a chance to see them on a variety of people. Probably not on me, since I will be travelling, but the fit on me is pretty close to the one seen on the Context pages. I layered it over a thin tee (short or long sleeve) while I was doing my fittings and pinning the samples, if that helps at all.
     
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    The model on the Context site is a stud. I am not a stud. Will this shirt fit me?
     
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    The model on the Context site is a stud. I am not a stud. Will this shirt fit me?
    Depends. Do you wash your car after you wax it?
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I got confirmation that the shirts are done, and will be shipping out very soon. Apparently, a fair number of these are already spoken for. Get on it. If you are in the area, ask to see Ryan's. I think that you'll like what you see.

    Fok.
     
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    Officially KOPPED. Got the last XL too. Sorry guys.
     
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    Officially KOPPED. Got the last XL too. Sorry guys.

    You SOB!! i was just about to pull the trigger on it
     
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    OK- Here are the long-awaited (and out of focus) fit pics as requested. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] This is what happens when the photographer also does the modeling.
     
  20. whodini

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    Yeah, now I'm excited.
     

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