Please help with redoing wardrobe

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tww47, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    :plain: If desert boots are a good choice, try on first. It's NYC - shouldn't be too hard to find them in the right size in a store.
     


  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Starting with the assumption that everything you own is to be discarded, aside from underwear and that you wanna look casual with some buttons up added.

    Go to Uniqlo and get

    1) One pair of raw blue jeans in the T-000 or slightly larger cut if it is too tight/tapered for you. ($50)
    2) One pair of jeans in another colour (grey, black, rust whatever) http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-skinny-fit-tapered-jeans/076041-02-031 ($50)
    3) one pair of their slim fit chinos or cargoes http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-vintage-chino-flat-front-pants/075312-35-033 ($40)
    4) 8 v-neck cotton tees (colour will vary but let's say 4 white, 2 greys, 2 whatever you like) http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-dry-packaged-v-neck-short-sleeve-t-shirt/075240-03-003 ($50)
    5) 6 long sleeves button ups with button down collars in the appropriate weight for the season (2 white, 2 blue, 2 checkered) http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-oxford-slim-fit-long-sleeve-shirt/076081-62-005 ($180)
    6) 3 sweaters in diff weights and colours (grey+another colour) http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-efm-v-neck-sweater/069108-68-007 ($90)
    7) one sweatshirt http://www.uniqlo.com/us/mens-clothing/mens-tops/mens-sweatshirts-and-fleece ($30)
    8) A brown and black belt http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-middle-wide-belt/075588-09-005 ($40)
    9) A long coat http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-soutien-collar-coat/075762-66-005 ($100)
    10) A short coat http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-cotton-linen-blouson/076005-20-006 ($50)
    11) A duffle http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/style/073867 ($40)

    Then go somewhere else and buy a pair of white chucks and you'll be a little bit over $700. Buy brown casual boots when you get some money, expect to pay 200-300$ for those. Also buy another pair of white sneakers.
     
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  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Nobody should buy that much clothing from one source. Anyway, 8 tee shirts? 3 outdoor jackets? Raw denim? White footwear? There's no point bothering in exercises such as this without knowing much more about the situation.
     


  4. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    1. Uniqlo is a good brand and their prices fit the op's budget. If he wants to buy higher end stuff later on, he can. Plus, when you're on a limited budget, it can make a lot of sense to buy a significant amount of clothing from a single source.

    2. "Knowing much more about the situation" ???? The op just moved to new york and stated that his style is "pretty casual type street wear." What's so hard to understand about that situation.
     
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  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I obviously don't know the details of his situation, from body shape to lifestyle. I am merely offering a suggestion for a newbie wanting to have a complete casual wardrobe on the cheap.

    IMHO, if the fit is right, 95% of a newbie wardrobe can be purchased at Uniqlo. It's the Japanese Gap but the designs are better, the cut and construction is impeccable for the price on many pieces. If he had more budget I'd only make him get tees+dress shirts+a few things there.
     


  6. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 Uniqlo is great for basics that can be tweaked with accessories or paired with more distinctive items. Good recommendation for almost anyone's style. Price is hard to beat, too.
     


  7. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Again, too many items from one source. Many reasons not to do that, and lack of money is not an excuse. A person can get items cheap from TJ Maxx, Century 21, (on sale at) J. Crew, etc.
     


  8. StanleyVanBuren

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  9. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Thumb Raider

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    I don't try to make any money off the link in my sig. [​IMG]

    But moreover, if the advice on forums is so crap, then what are you doing here, other than seeking out noob posts and throwing out a line here and there, or shouting other users down, with the hopes that the noob will be enticed to click on your link and pay you to tell him what to do? You obviously are purposely keeping everything you say just vague enough so as to not provide any direct advice or answer, whereas honest users like Fuuma have no problem laying out a detailed list with prices and sources that directly address the given question.

    How is it that you're even attempting to make money this way? There are countless sites that give away advice for free, and if he wants advice particular to his body type, etc, all he has to do is post in WAYWT and the advice will come flowing in. Anyone with 3k+ posts and a join date in March 2006 who has actively participated in the forums in any meaningful way would know better than to do what you're trying here.
     
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  10. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Are you being paid for ads?

    Anyway, check the posting history. Posts aren't particularly aimed at "noobs" - they're aimed at questions that deserve answers and most aren't "Make me over" threads. Yes, he could go to another site (most guides out there are lousy) or WAYWT, just as he could post pictures and give other information. If he doesn't want to do that, so be it. WAYWT probably would give good advice on clothing fit, at least (though replies on this forum don't come as readily as they once did). Just touting "Uniglo" isn't particularly helpful - maybe he's already heard of it, and frankly it's not known for quality, which was hinted at by the shrinkage comment in the original post. And again, regardless of quality and how items look, being a one-brand man is unwise. [thinking of doing a thread about whether any people here buy all their clothing from one brand, but odds are no, It's just advice they give to others]
     
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    amathew Senior member

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    If this guy described his style as "pretty casual type street wear," I doubt he works in corporate finance or has a job where he need to 'suit up' every day, so the whole 'a real wardrobe should be useful in the work environment' argument is irrelevant. Given that the vast majority of your posts seem to be in MC, let me remind you that MOST people don't work in settings where they wear suits...I know, we're so low class. And this is coming from a guy (me) who used to post exclusively in MC.


    Oh, so if he spends money on your services he'll end up like this...wonderful [​IMG] =
     
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  12. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Probably true, on the first point. (Survey, anyone?) Still, dual-purpose footwear is an issue - in most jobs, very casual footwear isn't a good idea.

    This company does good work and doesn't overcharge. Unfortunately, there have been high-profile embarrassments by some in the industry. It probably would be impolite to comment on the video - but safe to say mensimageconsultant cautions about Express and buying a ton of clothing at once or from one source.
     


  13. Bam!ChairDance

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    I'd wear everything fuuma suggested to my job.
     


  15. amberr

    amberr New Member

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    Check Urban Outfitters. It's not very expensive and u might like it. If u want smth unique search for some young designers websites sometimes they r hilarious, but yeah, they r not very cheap. But for $700 u might get some nice stuff
     


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