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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Ok. I have never heard of opera pumps before so from context that's the kind of shoe I was picturing, and I know a lot of people do find them terrible (esp the public school versions).
     
  2. boozwah

    boozwah Well-Known Member

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    Back to the t-shirt conversation that comes up all the time. Bought some crew neck t-shirts to try from DSTLD, and they did not work at all. Good prices, but the t-shirts are really thin and cut extremely slender and extremely long. I am pretty tall, but they looked ridiculous on me. The neck hole was cut pretty nicely though.
     
  3. notwithit

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    Which one(s) did you get? I bought one of these and the material seems decently thick: https://www.dstldjeans.com/products/cotton-modern-crew-neck-tee-in-smoke

    It's definitely on the longer side, but I wouldn't call it too long by any means and it fits pretty well sized up 1.
     
  4. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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  5. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    apologies if this was spotted already, but some great trolling here from SLP

    $450 for a tux tee

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    $1,190 for dinosaur sweater, though this one's really not so bad

    $2,690 for golf jacket (poly/cotton/acrylic) with happy astronaut image. detail shot:

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    (he kinda just looks like a dude gardening in a spacesuit)

    I wonder if the prices reflect the work of artisans in the old atelier carefully cutting the neckline of the t-shirt or crafting the happy astronaut
     
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  6. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    The pattern matching on the jacket looks pretty bad, with a lost sliver of moon on the collar and such obvious duplication of the same astronauts throughout.

    I was expecting a cute dinosaur like the Jil Sander one, so I'm going to disagree with you, I think that sweater is really bad.
     
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  7. boozwah

    boozwah Well-Known Member

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    The regular garment dyed crew necks. Yeah, for $20 its probably unfair to say they are too thin. Just seems strange to me for the shirts to be so fitted and so long. I'll probably keep the t-shirts and use them if I am wearing longer layers on top, but they are not something I'd ever just wear with jeans or shorts.
     
  8. notwithit

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    Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, I reckon. Did you go TTS? I sized up on account of how slim they looked on the models, which I thought worked out ok either alone or as a layering piece.

    It's cold and dark here, so no photos, but maybe I'll try to take one later this week.
     
  9. boozwah

    boozwah Well-Known Member

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    I went pretty TTS. I'm about 6 foot 180 and went with a Large. Yeah, trying them on again, they're not that bad. Looks fine with a jacket, but a little much by itself. I would be pretty happy with them if they took an inch or two off the bottom. Fit pics:

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  10. Coldsnap

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    Darn 501 CT almost like the perfect jean for me OTR, but they taper down too much. 31 goes down to 6.75". Anyone got recc for something with the exact same top block that goes down to 7.5" or so?
     
  11. ChetB

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    Came to the same conclusion with the 501 CTs. Ended up just buying a pair of the loose fit 3Sixteens and tapering them a little.
     
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  12. toothsomesound

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    fuck hedi slimane but I love this shit
     
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  13. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    Girlfriend has hinted at wanting a bathrobe for chrimmus, anyone have any recs?
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    A terry robe or something like a cashmere long robe for lounging around in? MY wife loves both, so I may have a few suggestions. Oh, right, and budget.
     
  15. MarkI

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    Hmm, well she wants something to put on after she's toweled off after a shower, so a hybrid of the two? Definitely something cozy and soft and warm though. Im willing to spend up to 150
     
  16. Coldsnap

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    Ah, yea. I think tapering looks like the only option. OTR options either tapered too much or dont have the big front rise of the 501 which I like. I can get a pair of sugar canes 1947 cheap from japan then taper them..
     
  17. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hmmm... $150 may be tight for something that is super nice, but let's see.

    First of all, either go with cashmere or cotton, either fleece or terry. There are a ton of polyester robes, but these are always not as nice.

    Something like this is nice: http://www.myhabit.com/#page=d&dept...3&sindex=4&discovery=search&ref=qd_all_sr_1_4

    And if you want to go for Arlotta, which is sorta the standard cashmere robe at nicer but not ridiculous lingerie stores, you can get one for $299, but.. wait, if you sign up for Bloomingdales emails, right now, there is a "mystery discount" no lower than 20%, and they seem to be generally 25% off, which brings it to a much more manageable $225. My wife has worn hers to death, so I'm getting her one as part of her Christmas gift.
    http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/...308555&Quantity=1&seqNo=1&EXTRA_PARAMETER=BAG


    The Ace robes are pretty fun: http://shop.acehotel.com/collections/robes/products/robe?variant=977519705
     
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  18. Fuuma

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    I don't think brand matters much, I always have some at home and they remove cigarette and food smell pretty fast after a party.
     
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  19. johanm

    johanm Senior member

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    I've bought robes from Restoration Hardware as gifts a couple of times, seem to have gone over pretty well. They have both cashmere and terry in a few different options.
     
  20. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    For something right out of the shower I'd go with a nice cotton terry robe, higher end ones are soft enough for lounging even after you're dry. I ended up paying around $200 for a terry one for my wife's gift last year she loves it
     

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