Hoodie recommend'ns please

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Britalian, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. minya

    minya Senior member

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    oh ok. thanks for clearing that up minya. why the name change though? just so people know spruce and wings & horns are related?
    I'm pretty sure it was a copyright issue that sparked the whole deal, but yeah, I think the end result is to focus on the relationship between the two.
     
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    Best bang for your buck will be the new W+H hoodies. About $160 USD, and they hang in there design and quality wise with pretty much anything I've seen.

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    Do you have a link to pictures of these hoodies? Do you know how they are fitting? I am a 36 chest looking for a rather slim-fitting hoodie. I am pondering buying a Spruce of Arethusa or looking for a W+H. I can't get them in Montreal though. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was a copyright issue that sparked the whole deal, but yeah, I think the end result is to focus on the relationship between the two.

    Yes on both counts. Apparently, the W+H and Wings & Horns was chosen in part so that retailers would be more likely to buy pieces from both lines. It makes sense, but is also confusing. My concern would be that W+H will be perceived as a diffusion line (like DKNY, cK, etc...) but hey, what do I know?
     
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    Yes on both counts. Apparently, the W+H and Wings & Horns was chosen in part so that retailers would be more likely to buy pieces from both lines. It makes sense, but is also confusing. My concern would be that W+H will be perceived as a diffusion line (like DKNY, cK, etc...) but hey, what do I know?

    Hmm... do you know things about the new line, or are you just assuming it will be good because the last season was good?
     
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    why the name change though? just so people know spruce and wings & horns are related?

    I assume so. I've only spoken to the people on the retail end but that's the impression that I got.
     
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    Hmm... do you know things about the new line, or are you just assuming it will be good because the last season was good?

    To the person wondering about the Spruce vs. W+H, I would go for the Spruce if you like the colors. It will probably be under retail, and the quality is a known. I know a few things about the new line, which should be similar, (although there are some design changes.) but I haven't seen anything in person yet, so I can't comment definitively on it.
     
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    Is that $160 hoodie lined with Mithril?
     
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    Is that $160 hoodie lined with Mithril?

    No, but that would be cool. However, the materials are topnotch (the price is actually $145 for the cotton and $156 for the "tiger fleece hoodies, respectively), as is the construction and the trims (zipper alone costs $14 - electroplated X times so that it slides extremely easily and essentially never catches, so I guess that that might count as Mithral). Anyway, there are much inferior hoodies, in design, construction, and materials out there for the same or higher pricepoints, so I am not sure what you guys are so surprised about. I mean, $160 is a fair bit of a hoodie, but we talk about $200+ jeans here all the time. Why would you guys expect other casualwear pieces to cost disproportionately less?
     
  9. minya

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    yeah I really don't understand the bitching and moaning. People on this forum own $1400 pairs of shoes. Spruce hoodies are as close to bespoke French handmade shoes as a hoodie could ever be. The quality of the fabric used and the workmanship is simply on another level.
     
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    Do you have a link to pictures of these hoodies? Do you know how they are fitting? I am a 36 chest looking for a rather slim-fitting hoodie. I am pondering buying a Spruce of Arethusa or looking for a W+H. I can't get them in Montreal though. [​IMG]
    I have W&H in small and I'm a 36 chest with 30" waist. It fits perfectly in the chest but has about an inch more give around the waist than I would like. It's certainly the best fitting hoodie I have ever tried on. For me, the fit alone is what makes the expense worthwhile.
     
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    I have W&H in small and I'm a 36 chest with 30" waist. It fits perfectly in the chest but has about an inch more give around the waist than I would like. It's certainly the best fitting hoodie I have ever tried on. For me, the fit alone is what makes the expense worthwhile.

    For how much do they retail and would they be available online? I'm afraid that the closest brick and mortar would be in New York. That's like a 6 hours drive... for a hoodie.
     
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    I paid $160 or so at Famous Friends in NYC. Not sure about online sources. Maybe someone else on the forum can help you buy it?
     
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    I paid $160 or so at Famous Friends in NYC. Not sure about online sources. Maybe someone else on the forum can help you buy it?

    Perhaps, but I'd like to see pictures of the hoodie before buying though. There aren't pictures of W&H hoodies on Rakuten as far as I know though. Also, maybe Famous Friends could ship me one if I paid before hands, with shipping fees, etc? I'll look into that.
     
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    Perhaps, but I'd like to see pictures of the hoodie before buying though. There aren't pictures of W&H hoodies on Rakuten as far as I know though. Also, maybe Famous Friends could ship me one if I paid before hands, with shipping fees, etc? I'll look into that.

    Rakuten had pics of Spruce stuff (I think it was on Explorer, but I could be wrong there) and there were some (not so good) pics on Steven Alan, who had them, as well (they may not have them any more). I will also ask Brian at www.peasantonline.com to put some pics up, if not on his site, then here, when he gets W+H stock in.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen the Spruce hoodies picture on Rakuten Explorer. Are W&H and W+H identical to those?

    Sorry for asking such a lot of questions, but I'm really looking at purchasing one soon enough. [​IMG]
     

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