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Official Folk Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've been thinking about making this thread for awhile, and finally decided today that I should.

    I love Folk. Probably my favorite brand at the moment.

    Folk is a British workwear brand that's has interesting, quirky takes on a lot of classic pieces. The materials and fabrics are always fantastic, construction is decent and the fits are slim and modern.

    Webstores that carry it:

    Union Made : http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Folk_Mens.html
    Frances May : http://www.francesmay.com/designers/folk
    Mortar : http://www.shopmortar.com/folk/
    Mr. Porter : www.mrpoter.com
    Lyonstate : www.lyonstate.com
    Need Supply : www.needsupply.com
    Folk Clothing : www.folkclothing.com (official webstore)
    Revolve Clothing : www.revolveclothing.com
    Context Clothing : www.contextclothing.com

    Folk sizing:

    Folk doesn't use XS-XL sizing, they do numbered sizing. Most pieces fit true to size.

    It works out to be:

    2 - 36
    3 - 38
    4 - 40
    5 - 42
    6 - 44

    Anyway, some pieces I'd love to pick up, funds permitting.

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    Washed Down Track Short

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    Taped Jacket

    Anyway this is just a start.

    Let me know other stores that carry it/stuff to add to the OP.
     
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  2. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    Recent fit pic with Folk pants (size 4):

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    these pants are awesome. the fabric is really thick and soft, and I love the taped seams (both in and out) for the flash or white when you turn up the cuffs.

    I also appreciate the front pocket construction. IMO most chinos have waaay too deep pockets, these are nice and shallow so when you use them it doesn't distort the whole silhouette.

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    close up the cuffs.
     


  3. AchtungBaby07

    AchtungBaby07 Senior Member

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    i feel you Teger!

    Folk is awesome and so are some of the lesser known European brands (dun get mention often here) which are real gems as well.

    If you need a quick fix for Folk, there are quite a few british webstores that stock it and you can take advantage of the 20% off VAT for shipping outside the EU

    Nice fit on the trousers btw! [​IMG]
     
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    Double post, sorry.
     
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    oi polloi and end carry them as well.
     


  7. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    updated the OP. thanks guys.
     


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    I like folks aesthetic.. but their clothes are poorly made.. overpriced and oddly sized.
     


  9. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don't think they're poorly made. all the stuff I have from them has been really well constructed.. taped seams, reinforced buttons, etc. also the sizing has been consistent - a 4 fits well in everything I've bought, except a shirt which I might get rid of.
     


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    Checked out Folk at a little store in Amsterdam last fall, I thought the knits and coats I saw were nicely made for the price point.
     


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    I have one piece from them, and to my mind the construction and materials are top notch.

    As for other stockists, please add:

    http://www.contextclothing.com/
     


  12. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    added. wish the shirt I'm selling fit. if anyone sees it in a 5 holla at me.
     


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    Another store www.atoo.co.uk - my local place, and they've stocked folk for many years.
     
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    glad you started this, teger! Folk doesn't have enough 'philosophy' to generate the commentary that the yohji thread gets, but it's still good to have a reference.

    In my experience sizing can vary from shirts to outerwear, so I would advise buying multiple sizes granted you can return.

    I'm gonna try to get some photos of my folk stuff for the thread.


    OK, so this piece I got on sale for a great price around $150 or something from like $250. This particular shirt had significant markup because of the special japanese flannel they used. It's unbelievably soft and thick and I got one in each color ;)

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    I also got this white rain mac. had to size up one from the shirt size above. great details, taped seams, waxed or ventile?

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    Also have this blue corduroy 'riding jacket'. nice material and color.

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    Also have this speckled black rollneck, where the neck rolls out into a balaclava
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    So i think you can see the quirk that folk uses; it's fun but still looks refined IMO.
     


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    blake3030 Senior Member

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    I have a Folk Rainmac from SS11. I've found the construction and materials to to top notch. This thing is as weatherproof as I could ever need it to be. The only problem has been a yellow discolouration on the white plastic material inside the hood....
     


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