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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone hear used the Kent BK4/8/12 or Shavemac 177 and can compare?
     
  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    My uniqlo's are my favourite too, wearing them now. Just be careful that the indigo can rub off on to your nice new white stone bench top, and that doesn't make wives particularly happy. I have solved the problem by putting strips of clear contact along the edges of the bench which are invisible, still wearing the jeans.... (of course this is not a problem just with uniqlo denim).
     
  3. cciss

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    Hey y'all, just moved to Melbourne near CBD and in need of a new tailor and dry cleaner. Anyone know of someone decent?
     
  4. JayH

    JayH Well-Known Member

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  5. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    MD2010 are you wearing a navy suit with red tie and mid brown penny loafers?
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    Lol not me. Loud suit day today blue glen check, tan with blue polka dot scarf sticking out of jacket lapels and old English flower print pocket square (beige/Ivory/ red/blue/ green). Pale pink shirt. Sneak picture.
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  7. RGLZ

    RGLZ Active Member

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    Corlection
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    Do not buy Uniqlo or any cheap shit denim, invest in and support quality Made in Japan denim. Momotaro is my pick.
     
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  8. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Well-Known Member

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    Uniqlo jeans are lightweight and thin. Better for summer I guess
     
  9. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Why?

    Life is expensive and I wear casual clothing 2 days a week. I don't care if a Japanese hipster made my jeans.
     
  10. crdb

    crdb Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Uniqlo selvedge made in Japan?
     
  11. RGLZ

    RGLZ Active Member

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    The cloth may be but the jeans aren't.

    Far from a hipster, a skilled artisan with a lifetime of knowledge and experience. Not to mention the passion for the product, everything is uncompromised. I'd prefer to support and wear a label that ticks those boxes instead of garbage fast fashion.... I'll stop now haha.

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  12. crdb

    crdb Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Uniqlo is quite "garbage fast fashion". The quality is a notch above H&M or Zara. They position themselves as "the bare minimum you need to pay to get something that won't fall apart in a week", hence the popularity. This is more or less true depending on the product (the "cashmere" jumpers in particular do not last).

    I've had my selvedge Uniqlo jeans for a year and a bit and they're still going strong, still looking neat despite multiple washes and wears. The stitches are neat, strong and never came out. I'd put them on the more durable end of Uniqlo's selection. Same with the chinos.

    I'm not saying that Momotaro or other labels are not worth the extra money mind you (although, they are not to me - I'd rather an extra pair of Meermins MTO). Just that Uniqlo's success derives precisely from their higher quality from what used to be the cheap option.

    That being said, if you're up for it and have a pair at the ready, I'd love a side by side comparison of Momotaro's vs Uniqlo's jeans explaining with photos what the extra money gets you.
     
  13. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    I've toyed with more expensive denim like G-Star and APC and I just don't think they are worth the coin. I see denim as a throwaway piece and all those expensive raw denims I've tried seem to stretch like buggery and are so stiff I get the shits with them after a while. You seem to either have to buy them ridiculously small and stretch them out or buy them not so small for comfort and the ass stretches out of them.

    The uniqlo's seem to have only minimal stretch and mine are fading very nicely now (current pair is probably 8 months old). My jeans get washed a lot because I have little kids that spill crap all over them and I wear jeans all year round so light weight is better, even through Canberra's winter. For 60 bucks or whatever they are if they last 2 years then I'm happy.
     
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  15. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    G-Star is overpriced junk. APC is just overpriced.

    Head over to Blue Owl and take a look at some of their offerings.
     
  16. Wowee Zowee

    Wowee Zowee Active Member

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    HC's experiences sound familiar. My Uniqlo slim fit selvedge are the best fitting jeans I've had in years - prior jeans have been Lee, Levi's, Nudie, Naked and Famous, Marcs. I love the little bit of elastic in them, could never get the 100% cotton N&F to have a broken-in feel, despite the waist stretching out to be a little too big. They are very low-rise though, I like the low-rise look with untucked t-shirts, but they don't look good with a tucked in shirt.
     
  17. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    if you can get APC on sale then they're great value. otherwise 3sixteen I'd rate too. also worthwhile are gustin and Taylor stitch
     
  18. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    I must be such a mastodon when I think jeans I think Levi Strauss.
     
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  19. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    This is not a cry for help.
    I’m in control.
    I know my limits.
    Sitting in health class.
    16 years old.
    Beasting with 3,000 posts to my name.
    bigwilliesteelo92
    Teachers tried to warn me.
    Fuck you.
    I don’t have a problem.
    You MADD, son?
    Mothers Against Denim Debate.
    Bought my first 14oz off some shady sufu kid.
    Gave it to me dirt cheap.
    APC.
    The gateway denim.
    It was fun at first.
    Just fucking around with my friends.
    Seeing how crazy we could get our wallet fades without our rents finding out.
    One night my mom found my stash when she was cleaning.
    Some dope proxy ish.
    She flipped the fuck out and washed them before I could stop her.
    Six months and $200 gone just like that.
    My friends lost interest.
    To them it was just about cool stacks and fades to go with their tees and box snapbacks.
    But I was hooked.
    It took more and more to get that same feeling.
    Started getting into some heavier shit.
    16oz.
    21oz.
    32oz.
    Getting so fucked up.
    Getting so faded.
    Jeans so stiff.
    They were the only things keeping me on my feet.
    Eyes bloodshot with selvage lines.
    Shit got bad.
    The night terrors.
    Waking up in a cold sweat.
    Sheets dyed with indigo.
    One night my bros found me.
    Curled up in the gutter.
    Rubbing sandpaper all over myself.
    Screaming.
    Into the darkness.
    MOMOTARO!
    They saw the honeycombs on my legs.
    Tried to talk to me about addiction.
    But I don’t have a problem.
    Fuck an intervention.
    Stop calling my brothers and sisters.
    I call my dick my pussy.
    My crotch got so many whiskers.
     
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  20. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    Used to be.

    Now it's just the denim that's woven in Japan, but the jeans themselves are made in Pakistan or Bangladesh.
     
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