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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

Michigan Planner

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Cheers. I'm sure they are wary of the typical LL Bean menswear customer who likely wears clothes a size too large anyway. Chamois shirts are supposed to be overshirts :). It's hard to tell from the photos, but do you know what the elbow patch fabric is on the red chamois shirt?

Edit: Ah, looks like tan twill. Might be a dealbreaker for me. Who puts a lighter fabric in high wear areas like this?? :(
It is a twill material, and sort of brushed. It feels just as substantial as the chamois material. The placement of it is sort of strange for an elbow patch though - it starts just barely above the elbow (on me any way) and runs down the rest of the sleeve to the cuff. It's sort of a weird feature and feels like it's there to sort of reinforce the sleeve gauntlet? And unlike most suede patches I've had on sweaters or shirts or jackets where they can relatively easily be removed, this one is sort of sewn into/under the seam of the sleeve on one side of the patch. I don't think it could be removed without ruining the sleeves.
 

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I like my Wythe sweatshirt a lot. Boxy, nice detailing. I went tts.
How's the neck opening size? I prefer tighter for these types of sweaters so you don't get the double collar effect.
 

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The Buzz sweats are probably the perfect mid century repro, because it's Buzz, but I was really hoping for something made in Canada or the US (and not Reigning Champ: they make great sweats, but to my mind they are not at all boxy). But perhaps I ask for too much.
 

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It is a twill material, and sort of brushed. It feels just as substantial as the chamois material. The placement of it is sort of strange for an elbow patch though - it starts just barely above the elbow (on me any way) and runs down the rest of the sleeve to the cuff. It's sort of a weird feature and feels like it's there to sort of reinforce the sleeve gauntlet? And unlike most suede patches I've had on sweaters or shirts or jackets where they can relatively easily be removed, this one is sort of sewn into/under the seam of the sleeve on one side of the patch. I don't think it could be removed without ruining the sleeves.
That’s a fairly common feature on upland hunting shirts. It’s an anti-abrasion patch for pushing thru bramble and thickets.
 

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That’s a fairly common feature on upland hunting shirts. It’s an anti-abrasion patch for pushing thru bramble and thickets.
Makes sense!
 

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There's a store in Britain called All Blues Co. They sell workwear and Americana. I don't know if it's your thing, but they have this South Korean brand called FrizmWORKS. For their 10th anniversary, FrizmWORKS released a special edition of their parka, which is modeled after an old Eddie Bauer classic called the Kara Koram


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And then the Friz version



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I don't remember the price, but it's shockingly affordable for being a down parka. Well under $1,000, if I remember correctly. The whole shop has that kind of vibe -- like 2010 heritage menswear in both styling and prices.

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I bought a Rocky Mountain Featherbed down coat and like it, but it was very expensive for what it is. Sort of the deal with some of these dead labels now revived by a Japanese company. Also have the Nigel Cabourn Everest, but it feels like overkill most days. I've heard from friends that Crescent Down Works is extremely warm. If you didn't want to deal with the hassle of overseas shopping, they're a much easier company to deal within the US. I've also always wanted one of those Eastlogue military-style down jackets.

All Blues doesn't have an online shop, so if you want anything, you have to contact them via IG or call them.

I’ve seriously looked into buying this parka, until All Blues refused to remove VAT. That’s a dealbreaker for me from any shop. It’s about $450, including VAT.
 

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Is there a reason why they haven't moved to a webstore? It seems like they are doing ok but the man hours spent replying to DMs on whether something is in stock or measurements, etc. has to be pretty significant that a webstore can cut out.
 

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Is there a reason why they haven't moved to a webstore? It seems like they are doing ok but the man hours spent replying to DMs on whether something is in stock or measurements, etc. has to be pretty significant that a webstore can cut out.
Brick and mortar stores that don't have an online shop tell me it's because it takes a ton of resources to set up an online shop. It's not as easy as signing up for a Shopify account. I don't know all the logistics, but being that I'm often behind in work, I can imagine the stresses of running a retail business.
 

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