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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mfais, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. iroh

    iroh Distinguished Member

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    what would be a classic long sleeve shirt? no button downs shirts for now

    so far i considered

    long sleeve crew neck, but it doesn't look good on me cause i am thin
    long sleeve vneck, not so sure on this style, looks better than crew, but something seems off, it doesn't look as well as a short sleeve v neck
    long sleevve henley crew neck style, again, see point 1
    long sleeve henley v neck style, i like this the most out of the 4 but i still have some reservations about it.

    any suggestions to the above or something new? thx
     


  2. Sean9

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    Depends a lot on your style but people wear Air Maxes with jeans all the time - you'll be fine. After all hypebeast is like a whole website devoted to wearing Air Max with jeans.

    I usually dress pretty ninjagoth-esque but sometimes I like to throw on my nike frees if I have to work on Sunday morning or something just for comfort sake. I know many live and die by the suffer for fashion mantra probably particularly around here but sometimes it's nice to be comfy as well.

    Sounds like you're visiting a city - so I hope you have a great visit!
     


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    Thanks I appreciate your input! I was actually looking at some sneakers made by clae, particularly looking at the payton http://www.clae.com/Product.aspx?l=00010000000000000000&p=CLA01259 navy blue or black or maybe the gregory in black http://www.clae.com/Product.aspx?l=00010000000000000000&p=CLA01253

    Kind of like a shoe/sneaker hybrid and I think they might look good with jeans while being comfortable. They don't seem too durable though. Any opinions or experience on clae?
     
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  5. Matty D

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    I have a 2 year anniversary dinner coming up with my girlfriend and I want to look great for her. What I have to work with right now are Walnut AE strands and a light grey blazer, similar to this in color .

    I'm looking for some advice/recommendations for some pant and shirt combinations that would go with the items I have. Not afraid of color or pattern, and I'd like something to embrace the season. Also I'm 25 years old if that makes a difference.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     


  6. KingJulien

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    I think I want to hem my APC NC's, the leg opening just doesn't stack well and I have other jeans for that anyway. So, 1. how important is chain stitching (should I bother?) and 2. how much will it cost to ship to BiG, get them hemmed, and have them shipped back?
     


  7. bik2101

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    idk about shipping costs, but their hem costs 30.
    and if your not gonna do chain stitch, might as well just get them done at a tailor nearby
     


  8. KingJulien

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    Yeah, no way I'd send them out for a regular stitch. Damn, I was hoping it'd be more like $10 - I'll just hem them myself I guess. Thanks.
     
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  9. Roger Mellie

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    Are these OK as a fit for regular fit denim? They are a German make called "Brax" and although they feel fitted around the waist and seat, they are loose everywhere below, and at the front this starts from the area near the fly. I have been wearing fitted jeans so I'm not used to seeing loose areas around the front of back of my jeans. The good thing about these is that despite being a straight leg I can also wear them with boots. I'm still considering whether to return them.

    You will see they are a different colour in the two different photos. The second is more accurate.

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  10. CDHagg

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    I have a merino wool crew-neck sweater that is a little too baggy around the midsection. I'm thinking about trying to shrink it by soaking it in hot water and laying it out to dry.

    Should I throw it in the dryer? Use cold water instead of hot? Thoughts?
     


  11. Trapp

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    Hey all - I'm looking to make an investment in a versatile wool coat / jacket that will look good, keep me warm, and serve me well for several years. Something clean and classic would be nice. I'm more interested in value than concerned about actual cost (willing to lay down some dime for the right coat).

    I'm looking for something that meets the following criteria:

    -For casual city wear. Will only be worn with denim, usually with quality brown leather boots.
    -Not a peacoat: I already have 2 nice old kersey wool peacoats
    -Gray or navy
    -button closure
    -around 31-34" inches long or so (about the length of a size 40 Barbour Beaufort, or a bit longer, if that helps) that covers the rear but stops well short of the knees.
    -don't want a cropped coat with a waistband
    -don't want a long coat or top coat (too dressy, annoying to sit and drive in, generally not as utilitarian as I'm looking for with this jacket)
    -preferably with vents
    -will consider lined or unlined. My priority is to find a quality wool shell and the right cut.
    -I'm 5'9" and 185 lbs and wear a size 40 suit (but will never wear this jacket with a suit)

    Years ago as an undergrad, I wore and loved the J. Crew University Jacket because it was warm, easy to wear, had generous pockets, and looked somewhat respectable. I'm essentially looking for an "adult" version of that coat, if such a thing exists. Better quality, better construction, but equally versatile and utilitarian.

    Any suggestions or ideas where to start?
     
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  12. KingJulien

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    No Italy / Japan etc? That cuts out a lot of good options. Did you look at RRL? Some of their stuff is Made in China but I'm not sure about all of it.
     


  13. Trapp

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    Funny - I'd just removed that stipulation and then saw your post.

    Did you have any specific japanese / italian makers or coat models in mind?

    RRL is a good idea and they have a store in San Francisco. I'll prob drop by and see what they have, though they've likely moved on to their spring collection now.
     
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  14. KingJulien

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    Yeah, I actually couldn't think of a single American or British-made coat that I'd personally wear, haha. There's a million options and you might have to wait til next year at this point, but my personal picks would be something from Stephan Schneider (made in Belgium) which would run you $500-$1000. His knitwear is kinda wonky but a lot of his winter coats are really good & easily wearable without being too formal. (Sipang has this one for sale on b&s but you would probably need a size V not a IV)
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    3sixteen also had a really nice duffle coat for under $300 that I can't find a picture of right now. Not sure where it's made.

    Bunch of other options, though, too, those are just what I can think of at the moment while I'm in total spring mode.
     


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    How do I wash a shirt with suede patches? I have a land's end hunting shirt with a shoulder patch, suede lined collar and pocket. It just says ask a leather care professional but Im in Japan so its a bit more complicated. Is dry cleaning OK?
     


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