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Official Obscure High-End Japanese Trends You're Not Cool Enough For Megathread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tween_spirit, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Mesta

    Mesta Senior member

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    I tried one of the junya knit blazers and damn does it fit small... Couldn't button the L size and I'm not really heavy. (I usually am S or M with him).
    Not sure he does XL?
     
  2. bwahahahaha

    bwahahahaha Senior member

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    Yep, Lad fit is fantastic. I'm a true 42-43 and a Lad suit in size 42 is the best fitting suit I've ever had the pleasure of trying on. Not the best thing to wear to the office, but damn do their jackets fit nice for a more casual situation. Quality trumps almost everything out there at the same price point too.
     
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  3. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    A77 has some pretty solid stuff, my A77 cords are still going strong with my identical DH cords have been dead for yrs.
     
  4. Vaudevillian

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    I tried it on today too (size S). I was actually relieved to see that it didn't suit me very well. First of all, perhaps a bit obvious, it's very, very peculiar. You won't be able to wear it more than 2-3 times per season...

    Secondly, it's not very comfortable. Impossibly heavy and quite 'rigid' even if the size fits me perfectly. Also: it costed 1'600 euros and that's beyond logic ;-) Tried on some Sacai faux-blazer (they are in fact very elaborated cardigans). So much better at half the price. Only complaint. you cannot ask 900 Euros for something that is made in China.
     
  5. Vaudevillian

    Vaudevillian Senior member

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    well, I have both looks in my wardrobe. Boglioli has a fantastic jacket this year but I'm quite obsessed with the Slimane-aesthetics so I might go for Lad.
     
  6. Vaudevillian

    Vaudevillian Senior member

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    just a small question: I'm between 44 and 46 for most brands (44 if the brand has a slim or regular silhouette, 46 if it has a very slim or skinny one). Would you suggest me to go for a 42 or a 44 in the case of Lad?
     
  7. tween_spirit

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    Checked out ODIN's first shipment of WM stuff. Right now they have about a half dozen styles of socks, 4 button up shirts, 1 pair of 3/4 length pants and one knit.

    More is coming in the next week or so, some outerwear specifically. So far it was a pretty conservative buy, but all good stuff.

    I would actually consider stuff true to size. I'm a small in normal slim brands, a TB1, etc, and a 1 in WM fit me pretty perfectly, with a looser cut than something like TB. Maybe they've changed their sizing for this season with the increased distribution.

    This shirt was probably the highlight, it's some kind of brushed fabric that is super soft not just in texture but in material, and it has a yoke in a more sturdy corded sort of fabric in a slightly darker grey, and 2 strips on the side seams in this same material.

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    They also had a kind of standard oxford in a light grey as well as black, and a serge fabric button up in dark gray. Can't find photos of these on the site at a quick glance but I'll go through it in a bit and see what I can come up with.


    These are the pants they had, and they have a really cool baggy cut with an aggressive taper that makes them sort of bow legged. Would really want to wear these with some fairisle leggings and my WM boots probably, but the smallest they had was 2 and I was drowning in them. I'm a 30 waist and the 2 felt like it would be best for a big 32 or even 34.

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    This is the knit and is definitely a highlight of the collection for me as far as stuff that's accessible but still distinctly WM, so I was impressed with that pickup. Still would have preferred the shawl collar cardigan version of this but it's all good.

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    Prices were fair, oxfords were in the low 300's I think, and the pants, sweater, and the cool shirt I posted above were all around $435-465 IIRC. I think socks were $45 but I didn't pay much attention to them.

    I'm probably going to wait for the next shipment before I make a decision on any of it though.
     
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  8. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    How do shoes fit?

    I have a pair marked size 44 and they fit TTS, I would buy more but I dont know if web store is the same...

    If I was slimmer (build wise im a 50, need a 48 / 46 to wear it) I would buy fucking heaps of lad
     
  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Off the top of my head, Dior Homme is the only brand that can be found readily in a 42, though I know others exist (mostly Japanese/Asian market stuffs) but are very rare
     
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    True or half a size down.

    Same here, was mainly referring to current A77s.
     
  11. bwahahahaha

    bwahahahaha Senior member

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    Definitely a 44 or even a 46, Lad has a very slim/skinny silhouette. I'm a true 42-43 chest and the 42 fits me perfectly.
     
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    All that Japanese knitwear IMO doesn't look much different from what is available in Tallinn old town in Estonia for little money. Still wouldn't wear it unless I'm someplace helluva cold.
     
  13. tween_spirit

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    Just bought these, getting my budget UC on :slayer:

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  14. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    what are they ? reminds me of Facetasm

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  15. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Burton, dawg, come on.
     
  16. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    haha yeah they're just basic burton base layer gear from a few seasons back I picked up for 26 bucks. Even if they turn out to not be as cool as I want I can still use them for snowboarding/layering in the winter at that price
     
  17. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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  18. reedobandito

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    Arrested is the best comedy of all time, hands down
     
  19. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    Nepenthes just posted up some awesome print shirts from their house brand:

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    I really like this last pebble one, very cool.
     
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  20. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Third shirt makes me think of a business casual wizard. I'd wear it.
     
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