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hooded sweatshirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tsloop, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. tsloop

    tsloop Senior Member

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    I really need a nice hooded sweatshirt but I have no clue where to look for one, I just need one in solid black or navy. What brands should I be looking for? The only hooded sweatshirts I have owned in the past were russell but that was a long time ago and they were all baggy and loose, I need one that is pretty fitted and slim. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Try American Apparel. If you want to go the designer/premium route, A.P.C. is always reliable, and Paper Denim and Rogan are good. I wear a Helmut Lang hoodie, and the quality and cut are both superb. Personally, for this fall, I ordered burgundy fleece hoodie from fabric8.com (fleece hoodie) that is simple but distinctive.
     


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    I have lots of actual vintage hoodies. The problem is that, imo, they tend to be a little short in the sleeves, especially if you want them in a trim fit. This is especially true of the 80's styles of the post Rocky era. Usually end up having to roll up my sleeves (otherwise, they would be 3/4 length.)
     


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    LA Guy, where would one find a seller of A.P.C.? I have never bought this label before.

    On a more related note, I second both the American Apparel and the Helmut Lang route.. get both. You never can have too many hoodies.
     


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    Where would be the best place to find helmut lang hoodies? I looked on ebay but didnt see any, maybe im just looking wrong.
     


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    Best to wait for big sales or check outlets near major metropolitan areas (LA) if you want to find a Helmut Lang hoodie. On sale, you might get one for $100 - 150. http://www.americanapparelstore.com/5497.html I have never worn one, but I have full trust in AA, enough that I would buy it blindly. The Asphault wash looks great.
     


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    I picked up my Helmut Lang hoodie for $29 at Filene's basement. Should've picked up two. It's my favorite (hoodie) with a Krones and Kin zip up falling a distant second. APC is available at www.apc.fr, at Barneys Co-op and at selected specialty stores.
     


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    Did I mention that I hate everyone who has a Filene's Basement? [​IMG]
     


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    Seriously. There isn't a Filenes anywhere near me, whatsoever.
     


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    I was thinking the same thing, can't we at least get one somewhere close to this half of the US
     


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    On the subject of A.P.C., evidently they make an overcoat which is exactly what I want. Maybe I'll have to save up $602 (which seems cheap, considering I like it more than the Dior Homme overcoat which is $3,000).
     


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    Yeah, yeah... I will have to sometime. It's just sad, those of you who don't live in Seattle have no idea of the dearth of good clothing we have here, at least at a discount. I'm sure there are more things available at full retail than I care to know about, but for such an international city we sure are an untapped market.
     


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    Wait for the sale. Everything except for the denim goes on the website goes on sale (40% off) towards the end of the season. Since SD has no real winter, you can afford to wait.
     


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