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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Empire, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. davo10375

    davo10375 Senior member

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    Online stockists of Pierre Hardy mens shoes besides barneys.com?
     
  2. king geyser

    king geyser Well-Known Member

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    I have an interview coming up for a technical consulting job. I am still young and have no $ for really expensive suits. Would a H&M slim european cut suit be appropriate for an interview? It is gray with white pinstripes.
     
  3. APK

    APK Senior member

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    People surely have different opinions on the matter, but it's always been my understanding that the suit you wear to the interview shouldn't really STAND out. Something like a charcoal or navy suit paired with a white shirt and solid tie, for instance, seems appropriate. You want the interviewer paying attention to you, not your suit.
     
  4. APK

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    I do lurk I found out some info but I still don't know how to find the right fit.

    and the question about the different colors, people say lighter colors for summer, but does it really matter?

    Yea I'm a noob but everyone has to start somewhere. I'm won't be buying selvedge anytime soon like I said but maybe 6 months - year in the future.


    Keep lurking and posting occasionally. Don't try to learn everything overnight. I barely knew what raw denim was when I stumbled upon this place last fall. I more or less lurked for the first four months, observing and getting a feel for things here. Sure, if I had questions, I often asked them. But I found that a lot of these questions could just as easily be answered through smart searching.

    As for the fit, yeah, try stuff on. If you live in an area where better brands aren't available, it's going to be difficult to gauge quality. That's where this place comes in. But if you're just searching for the right fit, try stuff on. Get a feel for what you're comfortable in.

    Or better yet, take accurate measurements of yourself. This will give you a good idea on how to size crucial shirt measurements, such as chest and shoulders, not to mention measurements for pants like the thigh.
     
  5. genericman

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    fairly unfamiliar with topman.... do their suits fit like shipley&halmos as shown below?

    S&H
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Timbaland

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    Just wanted to say that Jump The Gun responded very quickly to the e-mail I sent them and were very helpful. Looking back at my previous post may have kind of hinted (unintentionally) that their response time is slow but was in fact very fast. I was just very impatient. I was referring to most other companies being slow.
     
  7. king geyser

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    fairly unfamiliar with topman.... do their suits fit like shipley&halmos as shown below?

    S&H
    [​IMG]


    Would you guys say a suit like this is acceptable for an interview?
     
  8. itsjustadrian

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    Would anybody have to have contact info for W+H? My dog chewed off one of my buttons from my MK-2 Jacket and I was hoping I could attach another one on there. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I'm asking for another set of buttons.
     
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    Would you guys say a suit like this is acceptable for an interview?

    With a shave, haircut, and more conservative shirt underneath it'd just look like a grey suit really. Part of the reason it looks so "fashiony" or whatever is the model, styling, and pose.
     
  10. JaPo

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    A friend is trying to find out what jeans have this pocket stitching.[​IMG]

    I believe that's the Benetton stitching

    Belated response. Apologies.
     
  11. JesseJB

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    I have a navy Hart Shaffner Marx suit jacket with blue pinstripes. Im planning on wearing with a yellow OCBD and yellow pocket square. I would like to pair it with charcoal windowpane trousers and chocolate brown AE captoes. In this case, would it be faux pas to use the suit jacket with this look?
     
  12. Clover216

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    Alright, this is kind of a weird question, but...

    How important to you guys is balancing your top and bottom pieces? I'm not sure how much other people notice, but if I'm wearing some heavy jeans and boots with just a lightweight t-shirt up top or vice-versa , it just feels off. Generally, I try to wear long sleeves with long pant legs, and short sleeves with short pant legs, but there are definitely exceptions. Anyone else ever think about this or am I just being paranoid?
     
  13. I<3Bacon

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    Seems easy enough, but does anyone know where I can get a pair of chinos or non-wool pants that are:

    1. Slim/skinny
    2. Hook n bar
    3. No pleats
    4. Grey/light grey

    I had a pair of April 77 Costellos that fit the bill and were pretty much perfect except they were a size too big.
     
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    Alright, this is kind of a weird question, but...

    How important to you guys is balancing your top and bottom pieces? I'm not sure how much other people notice, but if I'm wearing some heavy jeans and boots with just a lightweight t-shirt up top or vice-versa , it just feels off. Generally, I try to wear long sleeves with long pant legs, and short sleeves with short pant legs, but there are definitely exceptions. Anyone else ever think about this or am I just being paranoid?


    I think it has more to do with the fit of the clothes and what silhouette your outfit gives off. For example if you are wearing slim jeans, you should have be wearing a slim shirt. It would look off if your top is baggy and the bottom is slim and vice versa.
     
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    Anyone know what is approproate to wear under a fine merino-wool crewneck sweater that seems to be see through? It's a light blue one from Uniqlo, and when I wear a white t-shirt under it the t-shirt really shows up. Is it more appropriate under these circumstances to wear a vest, or to only wear the sweater when the weather is warm enough not to need anything underneath, and hope people will get a glimpse of my nipples? [​IMG]
     
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    ^ How do you find out if a shirt or any other article of clothing fits you? You try it on. Honestly, this should be common sense. Once you've found something that fits you the way you'd like, you can take measurements and use those as a reference for future purchases, but you're going to have to try stuff on to have a starting point.

    And some people like wearing lighter colors for summer. Some people don't care. It's fashion; there are no hard and fast rules.


    You think it's common sense because you've been here so long but it's not. A lot of people are horrible dressers and a few months ago I was one of them. I still have trouble shopping for clothes.

    What I meant to ask was, what are the important measurements I need when ordering selvage jeans?
    When ordering on context they give the: Tagged Size, Measured Size, Waist, Rise, Thigh, Knee, Leg Opening
    and in stores like Levi's they only give the waist and length.

    and once I know my measurements, then what? how do I know if it's going to be a perfect fit?
     
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    You think it's common sense because you've been here so long but it's not. A lot of people are horrible dressers and a few months ago I was one of them. I still have trouble shopping for clothes.

    What I meant to ask was, what are the important measurements I need when ordering selvage jeans?
    When ordering on context they give the: Tagged Size, Measured Size, Waist, Rise, Thigh, Knee, Leg Opening
    and in stores like Levi's they only give the waist and length.

    and once I know my measurements, then what? how do I know if it's going to be a perfect fit?


    Those are the only measurements you need. Take jeans that you like the fit of and measure them. Match these measurements up against the jeans you want to get and decide from here.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting some a.p.c. denim but I've never owned a pair of dry denim.. and I have a hard enough time buying pre-washed denim that fits well.

    Another thing is that my waist size is a 32, but I'm able to fit into jeans with a waist size of 30.. so what the hell, do I go with the smaller size?

    And how much does dry denim shrink?
    Sorry all this is just giving me a headache, thank you for your patience in answering my questions so far.
     
  19. aqhong

    aqhong Senior member

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    It's not common sense where you're from to try things on to see if they fit? Really? And since you seem to have missed my answer the first time around: There's no such thing as a perfect fit; there's a fit that you're happy with, and the way to find it is to try stuff on.
     
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    where do I go to try on dry denim? I'm not familiar with stores that carry them.
    I mentioned that I wanted to order online so there's no way I can try it on.

    and yea, it's not common sense. Most people try clothes on before they buy it but still may buy clothes that are too big because they don't know what to look for.
    So what isn't common sense to me is how to know if the jeans fit right or if it's too baggy. I look at myself in the mirror and my straight-leg jeans just never look right (baggy) compared to other people's tight fitting jeans. I'm guessing I should try on some skinny jeans?

    A few months ago I was a really horrible dresser so I'm going to ask all the stupid questions I can and get them out of the way early, so don't give me shit. You got nothing to prove to me. Treat me like an idiot and answer my questions, that's all I ask. Thank you.
     
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