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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. zxcvbn

    zxcvbn Senior member

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    @hennree yup, that's the one.
     
  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Wearing sweater+pants today. Just found this pic and remembered it was a runway look.
     
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  3. troika

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    Hitting up Edinburgh in Dec for about 4 days, anyone have any recs?
     
  4. dieworkwear

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    Don't think sweater + pants is just a runway look.


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    Consarnit all, I really want to not want a pair of these, but this is really making me want a pair of these.


    I think extreme tapirs are awesome.

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    The JBs I have are almost pushing it in terms of the leg opening, though. 6.5" leg opening vs. size 12 foot with a high instep is not always a pleasant matchup.



    ...and now I just feel totally shitty about owning this jacket. :embar:

    Serious question: What NGO is leading the fight against sweatshops? The best result I came up with was the International Labor Rights Forum.

    It looks like they focus more on the garment and food industries. Anybody else out there doing comparable work / more deserving of donor dollars? A quick search yields Clean Clothes Campaign (EU), No Sweat (UK), and Fair Wear Foundation.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    best costume so far on my block tonight: Winged Victory of Samothrice (sp?_)
    runner up: 1910s suffragette

    p.s these are kids. there is still hope for the future
    pp.s I am also driinnking wine and online shopping
     
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  8. e0d9n0b5

    e0d9n0b5 Senior member

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    speaking of items made in sweatshops, i need a new phone.. what should i get? had a nexus 4 then a nexus 5, they were okay. need a GOOD camera, though.
     
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    IPhone 7s, iPhone 7 or pixel xl.
     
  10. minho

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    No headphone jack is something to consider seriously if you don't use bluetooth headphones/listen to things a lot. My girlfriend likes to listen to podcasts with headphones while she falls asleep, and now she has to be a lot more careful about her battery usage before nighttime otherwise she can't.

    She's planning on trading her 7 with her mom's 6s when she goes home later.
     
  11. minho

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    Also, does anyone know why size S is so large?

    Wikipedia shows the average male height in the US as 5'9". I'm 5'8", and while looking for leather jackets (which I still am btw, hmu if you have an XS black DR you want to sell), I am pretty much limited exclusively to size XS, with S occasionally fitting me.

    Is an inch below average already labeled as XS? What gives?
     
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    S7 is good, but oversaturates
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The average weight of an American man is 196 lbs.

    If you are 5'9" and 196, you are a large in American sizes. I mean, hell, I am 5'11" and vary between 173-176, with a 40" chest, and I generally wear a medium. If you are able to fit into an XS, you are probably in the 10th percentile weight-wise.
     
  14. StanleyVanBuren

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    ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE

    in this week's CM* Friday Challenge


    Friday Challenge Nov 4th: Your Establishing Shot

    *suit & tie not required. I realize this is a shorter timeline than most of the SW&D challenges but hopefully still enough time for people to put some ideas together.
     
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    I'm having this issue too, especially with sleeve lengths on knitwear and pullovers of any kind. Being short while having short arms doesn't help.

    Button-up shirts are easy to deal with but I suspect that I can't alter a sweatshirt or a long-sleeve t-shirt in the same way without it looking terrible, if at all. I think knits can have their sleeves altered depending on the construction but I don't remember where I read that.

    A lot of brands' pullovers don't work for me as a result, such as OAMC, Wings + Horns and A.P.C.
     
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    Ah I didn't consider weight since sleeve and torso length were my primary concerns. How do 5'9" 196 lb people find jackets that fit them as far as length goes? That's about a 23-24 inch sleeve (I'm guessing? I'm about a 23 inch sleeve), and that's usually a size S.
     
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    Hmm. At 5'10"-11" and 155lbs, it's no wonder that I have so much trouble finding shirts that fit. Even "small"s are often too big now -- this was less of a problem before the vanity sizing craze set in. Now a "small" size seems to be small-length sleeves (too short for me) with the rest of the shirt often sized to fit what would once have been considered a large-sized stomach (too big for me).
     
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  18. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    American mall brands? And also, trational brands. There was a store in Cambridge that I used to go to a lot "Irish Imports". Great stuff, except that nearly all the sweaters had short arms and wide, but shorter, bodies.

    So, back in the day, I was exactly that size, and I always wore a M in European sizes, and a lot of those are even pretty fitted. I think that you just have to choose your brands. I found that at that height and weight, I fit into European sample sizes. Now, I fit into American sample sizes. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

    If you need a long sleeve, try stuff by Costume National. The sleeves are seriously long. I always used to have to get jacket sleeves tailored at least 1", and often more. And I have long arms (measured out at 75" last time I was measured).
     
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    Hey fellas,

    Sorry to throw the question in here.

    I saw some guy wearing a sick cropped black bomber. The cinching bottom( don't know how to explain this part), was larger than your average.

    There was a logo on the back of his neck, looks like a circle symbol, maybe with some japanese writing in or around it.

    Does anyone know what brand this is?

    Thanks
     
  20. LA Guy

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    So, bomber with a wider than normal hem, and a circle symbol. What was the rest of his outfit like? That sometimes gives a clue as to the brand. Can you draw the symbol?
     

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