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Band of Outsiders

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Caveat, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. mulansauce

    mulansauce Senior member

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    Stop blabbing the date.
     
  2. Get Smart

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    anyone that logs in after 9:00:19 (PST) aint gonna get shit from the Gilt sale

    unless you're XL
     
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  4. mulansauce

    mulansauce Senior member

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    I am just going to frantically add the first thing I see to my cart. Hopefully the first item isn't hideous.
     
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    They're hardly as finished, and the colors aren't quite as lively, but American Apparel's button-down-collar oxfords (is that redundant?) are at least 1/3 of the price of BoO, and the fit is certainly slim. Both made in the US too!

    I tried on some American Apparel dress shirts and they were no good. I can't remember what sizes I tried, either XS and S or XXS and XS, and I remember them both being way too big for me in the chest except too small for me in the length of arms or something. They seemed kinda crap. And I like American Apparel.
     
  6. DLester

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    Someone mentioned J Crew, and I will vouch for that.

    I just got back from J Crew and picked up one of their oxfords. Looks great. I was surprised that it had a very similar slim fit to BoO, which I tried on at Barney's yesterday. I sized down one from my normal size (to M) at J Crew and sized up (to XL) in BoO.

    The trick with J Crew is to find the oxford cloth shirts with the wider shoulders and sufficient arm length to accomodate sizing down. The shoulders vary by model. Some models have narrow shoulders, so sizing down screws up the look. The ones I am talking about retail for about $60 and are on sale now for $50. The sales staff should be able to help if you ask for the wider shoulder oxfords.

    BoO has better detailing and better/thicker fabric. It is a bit slimmer too and looks more tailored. I would rather have BoO; actually one BoO is headed to me right now, and I will be hoarding more. But for $50 I could not refuse the J Crew.
     
  7. Tooch4321

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    anyone that logs in after 9:00:19 (PST) aint gonna get shit from the Gilt sale

    unless you're XL


    I'm glad I'm an XL in BoO then, considering I missed out on the last sale. All I really want is that Black Over-Dyed Oxford, I got everything else I wanted from this last season...
     
  8. DLester

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    I too am glad that I am a morbidly obese XL in BoO, as there are scraps still available after people fight over the smaller sizes.
     
  9. poly800rock

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    Someone mentioned J Crew, and I will vouch for that.

    I just got back from J Crew and picked up one of their oxfords. Looks great. I was surprised that it had a very similar slim fit to BoO, which I tried on at Barney's yesterday. I sized down one from my normal size (to M) at J Crew and sized up (to XL) in BoO.

    The trick with J Crew is to find the oxford cloth shirts with the wider shoulders and sufficient arm length to accomodate sizing down. The shoulders vary by model. Some models have narrow shoulders, so sizing down screws up the look. The ones I am talking about retail for about $60 and are on sale now for $50. The sales staff should be able to help if you ask for the wider shoulder oxfords.

    BoO has better detailing and better/thicker fabric. It is a bit slimmer too and looks more tailored. I would rather have BoO; actually one BoO is headed to me right now, and I will be hoarding more. But for $50 I could not refuse the J Crew.



    the reason this doesn't work is because the neck is way too small if you size down, the body fits fine but you cannot button the neck.
     
  10. Leonard Leroy

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    I size up on BoO so mwhahahahahaah
     
  11. toothsomesound

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    Someone mentioned J Crew, and I will vouch for that.

    I just got back from J Crew and picked up one of their oxfords. Looks great. I was surprised that it had a very similar slim fit to BoO, which I tried on at Barney's yesterday. I sized down one from my normal size (to M) at J Crew and sized up (to XL) in BoO.

    The trick with J Crew is to find the oxford cloth shirts with the wider shoulders and sufficient arm length to accomodate sizing down. The shoulders vary by model. Some models have narrow shoulders, so sizing down screws up the look. The ones I am talking about retail for about $60 and are on sale now for $50. The sales staff should be able to help if you ask for the wider shoulder oxfords.


    This doesn't work for true mediums, smalls and really x-small guys because of the retarded proportions on the J Crew shirts and the weird jumps between sizes. Most people my size who are looking for a slim fit would try to size down to an xs in J Crew but the proportions are just off, specifically the neck and sleeves. I suppose the jump between L and M and XL and L isn't quite as ridiculous.
     
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    the reason this doesn't work is because the neck is way too small if you size down, the body fits fine but you cannot button the neck.


    I agree. When I go to a small, it fits fine around the body - but no way I can button up.
     
  13. DLester

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    Yes, the concerns about small neck sizes with J Crew downsizing are legit.

    If I tried to button the neck on my new J Crew shirt, my head would turn blue and soon fall off. That's not the look I am going for [​IMG] So I just don't button it.
     
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    Where is all of the spring summer 2009 BoO stuff? None of the usual suspects (except for South Willard) seem to have it.
     
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    Where is all of the spring summer 2009 BoO stuff? None of the usual suspects (except for South Willard) seem to have it.

    Farinelli's got 1/2 of their S/S shipment back in December, and I'm guessing the other half will be there this month.
     
  16. Tooch4321

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    Where is all of the spring summer 2009 BoO stuff? None of the usual suspects (except for South Willard) seem to have it.

    Mauro got his first shipment back in December and it sold pretty fast, I'd give Farinelli's a shout and see what they have left. I know Hejfina should be getting their stuff in middle of February and they are having a trunk show with Scott Sternberg in April if I remember correctly. Barney's should have some stuff this month too. Hope this helps...
     
  17. mellowfellow

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    you can afford bOo if you look around during sales seasons. SW for example. All of the shirts that I purchased are 90 bucks. Also from what i check on ebay, the resell value for a used BoO shirt is very high. You can always get your money back for sure if you decide to sell them.
     
  18. chronoaug

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    For as boring, unoriginal, lame, etc.. people say BoO is, there sure are a ton of threads trying to mimic its style.
     
  19. whodini

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    For as boring, unoriginal, lame, etc.. people say BoO is, there sure are a ton of threads trying to mimic its style.
    No shit...
     
  20. Lysol

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    I'm still not sure which camp is more annoying the;

    "I want a Band of Outsiders style shirt but I don't want to pay more than $15 for it" crew

    or the

    "Seriously, this shit is made in America and with some serious fabric, I'm just grateful that they'll sell it to me" crowd

    I also have a hard time discerning who with the "just go to J. Crew and a tailor" responses is serious and who is in on the joke.
     

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