Band of Outsiders

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

  1. toothsomesound

    toothsomesound Senior member

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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.
     


  2. irbe

    irbe Senior member

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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.
     


  3. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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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.
     


  4. southgate house

    southgate house Senior member

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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.
     


  5. fosho

    fosho Senior member

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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.
     


  6. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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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...
     


  7. mellowfellow

    mellowfellow Senior member

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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.
     


  8. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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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.
     


  9. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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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...
     


  10. Lysol

    Lysol Senior member

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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.
     


  11. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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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.

    I think it's just one of those things people love to hate and it's never gonna change...
     


  12. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I don't care about hype or made in america or whatever. I own some shirts and they're nice. That's really all that matters. Same shit with margiela. Sure, margiela's non-runway pieces are rather simple, but details, fit, materials, blah blah blah make me like margiela more than other random cheap brands.
     


  13. KaiserSose

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    I'm really digging the white & blue OCBD Oxfords. Any chance Gilt will include these in their sale? They seem like the kind of thing that will never go on sale, much like APC NS, etc.. Have you uys ever picked these up on sale? Any places I should browse (I live in NYC)?

    Also, I know these are made in America, but what does that really mean? Couldn't they be hiring unskilled Mexican's (not that they are) to do the sewing / construction? I guess this question goes for all made in America clothing.
     


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    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...

    Yes, thanks for the advice! I just want some of this crazy spring summer stuff outside of the shirts and ties. Where are the pants and jackets?
     


  15. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Kaiser sose- BoO is lame as shit and made by 12 year old terminally ill cambodians imported to america. I hear the fabric gives you SARS too. I'd avoid the gilt sale
     


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