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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. Portland Dry Goods

    Portland Dry Goods Affiliate Vendor

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    I have one of these from a year ago when they did a suede body. its definitely not a jacket in that its not windproof (Cowichan style knits are somewhat loose) but its warm as hell and my favorite sweater. I'll wear it as a jacket when its above 40(f) but you'll want a shell or something over it. We stocked the anorak cowichan this year and it basically makes you look like a ski lodge spy movie villain, for better or for worse.
     


  2. OccultaVexillum

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    W+H cowichans are great, although I've never owned a "real" one, so there's that.

    TFW you get your first "real" job and have to figure out how to wear the shit you like to an office. I don't need to wear a suit or tie every day but I don't know if I can pull off creepers and drop crotches. :/
     


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    How's the fit on it?
     


  4. Portland Dry Goods

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    pretty true - I'm typically between small and medium, and I opt for the medium in this (as I do with most of our gear). theres a bit of extra room but id rather it be comfortable than skin tight with such a tough wool.
     


  5. LA Guy

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  6. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I hadn't seen this till just now.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's hard to do this and make the jacket look good. I've seen many more bad versions than good, especially on a more "traditional" jackt using more traditional construction techniques.
     


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    I found a good price on some rickyO prisoners ive been trying to find at discount, but shipping from france is 50 euro. Still getting them for a good price, but is paying 50$ (DHL) for shipping common?
     


  9. LA Guy

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    A lot of stores have subsidized shipping. And the larger stores get big shipping discounts, and then further subsidize. But yeah, having shipped both to and from Europe, $50 is not un reasonable if you are paying the true cost of shipping via a fairly quick method from a small boutique. Estimate how much it costs for you, a private individual, to send something via UPS or Fedex, to Europe, and if it's like, a pair of shoes, you will get $150+ realllly quickly. The post office is considerably cheaper.
     


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    Have you ever tried shipping something back to the UK or Europe with tracking? USPS EMS is pretty much the cheapest, and starts at almost $50. That's for, like, a shirt.
     
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    Thanks, i had no idea. I might have to suck it up and send the french some extra paper money.
     


  12. Find Finn

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    I had to pay €50 to send a pair of shorts, from one european country to another, it cost €8 for the shop to send them to me.
     
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    It's tracking that adds expense (and if you go above 2kg). Untracked light stuff isn't generally too exorbitant (well not considerably more exorbitant than our inland rates).
     


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    Anyone have any vicuña anything? ? Is it pretty soft? Better than alpaca?
     


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    It was a small GLS packages weighing in at sub 500g with box.

    Shipping in general here crazy expensive.
     
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