Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    I have pretty much been buying everything from NMWA or the Hanger Project recently. Been on a kick of buying more CM stuff, so went a little crazy with Formosas and some hangers and garment bags for them. I think one more pair of Lobbs, a couple more shirts, a few wool trousers a bit better than BB, and one more suit and I could be done for a while on CM kops.
     


  2. chupas

    chupas Senior member

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    I have the classic cardigan and it is fantastic and built like a tank. Feels more like armor than wool. I'm a 38/smedium who is a small in a lot of American brands and a medium in most Euro/Japanese brands and I have the small cardigan, if that helps.
     
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  3. Portland Dry Goods

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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.
     


  4. 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. :/
     


  5. habitant

    habitant Senior member

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    How's the fit on it?
     


  6. 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.
     


  7. LA Guy

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  8. the shah

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

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    I hadn't seen this till just now.

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  9. 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.
     


  10. eglbc

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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?
     


  11. 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.
     


  12. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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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.
     


  14. 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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