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My picks for this season's top 10 hoodies.

ddohnggo

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the arabic hoody retailed at $292. i think originally it was going for $220, and then the price hike.

do you know if the winter ndg hoodies are fleece or thermal lined?

thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by timpoblete
Just to put my $0.02 in on the the Trovata Defarkas hoodie, a lot about the hoodie is spot on: the hefty but soft almost heathered material, super soft cotton & patterned lining, thick ribbing on all edges (hem, sleeves, hood, and front opening), button and zipper opening, big buttons, etc.

With all these positives going for it it was ruined by two things, at least for me: the sleeves were a little on the slim side and the pockets, although a nice design, tended to bulge out, thus, ruining the silhouette, and eccentuating the slimness of the arms relative to the body.

If those two issues weren't there, I would have kept the one that I sold in this forum a couple months back. It really pained me to let go of it because of all the positives noted. What a shame
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Well, I am going to defend it as a good option for tall, slim people:

The sleeves are relatively long so if your arms are long and thin it works pretty well.

If your torso is long enough, the pocket effect timpoblete refers to doesn't really have much of an impact. Moreover, you have the option of leaving the hoodie open, zipping it, or buttoning it fully or partially. That gives you a range of silhouettes to choose from, so even if you don't like the way one drapes or layers, you can easily change it.

That being said, if you have a Schwartzenneggerian build this is not the hoodie for you.
 

Kent Wang

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Does anyone have pics of them wearing an LW hoodie? I'd like to see just how slim it really is.
 

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Originally Posted by ddohnggo
the arabic hoody retailed at $292. i think originally it was going for $220, and then the price hike.

do you know if the winter ndg hoodies are fleece or thermal lined?

thanks.


it was thermalized
but i dont think that really justifies the price too much
 

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Originally Posted by poly800rock
is that a word?

It is now. Get widdit, we coin new words everyday mang.
 

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are the W+H(spruce) hoodies heavy? is it suitable for an aircond lecture room?

i'm looking for a PLAIN hoody without the drawstrings a full zip up i guess. any suggestions that might suit my climate and requirements.

i'm in love with the spruce hoodies. just waiting for a hookup. so i'm asking questions about it here.
 

Goldengloves

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They seem to be a little heavier than most, but not too heavy. Currently W+H makes my favorite hoody.
 

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The LW hoodies scream.... Aaaadriaaaaaannnnnnnn!
How cool is Sly in that bottom pic...
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i love the fit of my classic fit SPRUCE hoodie. only qualms is that it isn't lined and after a dozen or so washes, the colorloss is pretty significant and the cotton is stiffening. should'nt it be the opposite?
 

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LA Guy,
What makes Nylon Guys pseudo and what do you think about Complex
 

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Originally Posted by Zero
LA Guy,
What makes Nylon Guys pseudo and what do you think about Complex


Well, huge distribution. I can pick it up at the local CVS. The fact that one of summer issues was a advertising tie-in with Diesel. And other things such as that, as the governor of California might say. Complex is pretty much the same. Real indie mags are outfits like YRB. You don't see Diesel and Marc Jacobs ads in YRB.
 

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Originally Posted by poly800rock
i love the fit of my classic fit SPRUCE hoodie. only qualms is that it isn't lined and after a dozen or so washes, the colorloss is pretty significant and the cotton is stiffening. should'nt it be the opposite?

Fleece isn't denim. Repeated washing and drying strip fleece of the small fibers that make it soft to the touch (all ends up in the lint trap). Also, it's better if you tumble dry the fleece, otherwise you'd be able to stand it up on its own.

I don't wash my fleece every week. Maybe when it gets dirty, or once every three or four or more weeks. Five? A dozen washes would be typically spread over the duration of a year.
 

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Sweet! I especially like the Factory People hoodies and the American Apparel...which is so cheap I'll buy a few different colors.

Thanks alot for the awesome thread.
 

poly800rock

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Originally Posted by Kane
Fleece isn't denim. Repeated washing and drying strip fleece of the small fibers that make it soft to the touch (all ends up in the lint trap). Also, it's better if you tumble dry the fleece, otherwise you'd be able to stand it up on its own. I don't wash my fleece every week. Maybe when it gets dirty, or once every three or four or more weeks. Five? A dozen washes would be typically spread over the duration of a year.
thanks for the advice.....your knowledge of cotton is supreme.... and i have been throwing it in the dryer, a dozen was an exaggeration...closer to 3-4 over ~6-7 months so far.
 

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