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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. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    I don't like trolley cases at all; they depress the hell out of me. Have yet to see one that doesn't.

    I tend to alternate between backpacks and duffle bags (or holdalls/weekenders, whatever you want to call them). Backpacks are available in quite large sizes, think I saw a decent-looking Marni one on Yoox the other day. Mostly depends on how much you want to spend.

    On the whole I don't like black (because everybody's luggage is always black), but to each their own...
     
  2. penanceroyaltea

    penanceroyaltea Senior member

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    NMWA is your friend here
     
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  3. the shah

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    I've run into this problem too, now. Vans old skool are great but they do disintegrate too fast. Same with the docs creepers I have , no MIE version and the pleather is so poor.

    CPs are far too narrow of a silhouette for my aesthetic, so while comfy they look very odd. I believe buteros are on same sole.

    I tried some Marni sneakers but they were terrible.

    I liked the cdg Nike blazers but the current models aren't suede and have an ugly white outline. these were from coue years back
    [​IMG]

    Am almost tempted to just go with blacked out lanvin or AnnD, incredibly comfortable but I dunno ....
     
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  4. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    ^ blacked out Lanvin's I will eventually get a pair.
     
  5. max_r

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    Tapered my black raw APC NS since I felt they were a bit messy from the knee down, brought from about 7-3/8" hem to 7", much cleaner looking.

    I feel like I'm really late to the tapered jeans party.
     
  6. conceptionist

    conceptionist Senior member

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    All black suede CP achilles might work.

    Otherwise you could customize a pair of Adidas Spezial or Samba online and make them all black. Should look similar to CPs. I've been thinking of doing that for a while. You could probably have then made in your size.

    Then you have all the converse-alike brands like Spalwart, Shoes like Pottery, Novesta, etc if you are into that look.
     
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  7. Gruff

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    And don't forget bathroom breaks. My female friends have mentioned it's a pain when jumpsuits are involved. I imagine it's analagous to being a little tyke again and dropping trou to your ankles to take a leak.
     
  8. momentoftruth

    momentoftruth Senior member

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    all my luggage is from Muji; multi-directional wheel models that stand up to abuse IME (I mostly check-in but they have small models that are carry-on appropriate)
     
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  9. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    I like the Muji wheeled stuff for check-in but carry-on I use Filson, does the job.

    Briefcase under the seat, and duffle overhead. The medium duffel is made to meet maximum carry-on size.
     
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  10. ClambakeSkate

    ClambakeSkate Senior member

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    I'll check out the Muji cases next time I'm around the shop, I'm hoping they have them in the Paris store...That's the only one I can get to often.

    Otherwise, yeah, I think I'm leaning toward Filson Medium Duffle and maybe I just need to get over my fear of #menswear. Or find a black one on ebay (is there any risk of fake filson on ebay? is that a thing?)
     
  11. shoreman1782

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    To be fair dryers in the US far superior to dryers in Europe, ime. They will destroy your clothes for sure but nothing like pulling on a warm tshirt out of a hot, natural gas powered dryer.

    tldr soft warm clothing >>> the environment or clothing longevity
     
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  12. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    I hang dry a lot of my stuff but there are few things better than pulling a well-washed and dried, warm, oxford button down out of the dryer
     
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  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I use an "olive" Briggs and Riley roller bag. They are solidly made, very mobile, and your back will thank you. Duffles are great for car trips, and I have a few for that, but running through an airport to catch your connection? Not so much.
     
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    I got my black duffle from here https://www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk/filson-medium-carry-on-duffle-bag-.html?Black

    Although I have to say I like it less for flying than I had imagined, since it tend to get too heavy to carry around on airports. I use it mostly for train rides where this is less of an issue.
     
  15. dieworkwear

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    I use a roller. A lot easier to get through airports when you're not schlepping heavy luggage on your shoulders. Esp if you can get a roller that will also carry your backpack and/ or briefcase (or whatever is your personal item).

    Just have to make sure it has good wheels, and isn't those two-wheeled cases that you lug behind you (I find that takes more energy to move than four wheel cases you roll beside you)

    For backpacks, I find rolltops carry more than other styles. I use Brooks England Pickwick and Atelier de l'Armee's flight pack, but there's a ton of others out there -- Nanamica, Mission Workshop, Filson, etc.
     
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  16. ClambakeSkate

    ClambakeSkate Senior member

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    I have a backpack I love (filson) and I hate larger backpacks as I used a large hiking pack as carryon for several years and I still don't know why I did that, it was stupid.

    I like the duffles because of the square-ish shape makes it easier to pack (the complete opposite of a rolltop backpack)... also why I'm looking at "real" luggage as well, for ease of packing. Just plop the laptop on top and it's easy to take out and put back when I need to go through security. I have some of those cheap REI duffles as well, but the round shape is not great for what I want.

    I mostly do quick EU flights so running across large international hub airports to make connections is a rare occurrence for me.

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

    EDIT: Also to note I made an international move in 2 large paratrooper bags so I know how to pack light. They don't have enough structure when they're not full though, that's the problem with those.
     
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  17. Coldsnap

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    I have a small Samsonite roller that I use for 3-4 day trips, it's small simple not really that great looking but a wonder to use. I'll use a filson medium duffle for shorter trips.
     
  18. Maxwellll

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    I didnt know what to think of the menswear at first as it wasnt the Marni I expected but decided I liked it, there are some nice pieces in that collection and still a bit of the Marni vibe of sharp tailored stuff and funky patterns. Yesterdays womens collection though was so awful, just flat and no fun with cheap looking nasty fabrics and the shoes... [​IMG] I will give Risso a chance as its only one season but I hope Marni cuts him off quick if he doesnt fix it up.

    Definitely looking forward to see what happens at Jil Sander though, its been OK in the last few collections but still needs something more to feel exciting, hopefully the Meiers can do that.
     
  19. thesilentist

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    I've used the Travelpro reviewed here by the SweetHome/WireCutter:
    http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-carry-on-luggage/

    Having used it for 1-3 trips a month for the past year, I can definitely recommend it. You can read the whole review, but if you're doing serious travel you'll probably want to get a roller with two wheels instead of four as the fixed-wheel design is what's typically recommended by the luggage makers since there's fewer parts that can break and the wheels are larger and thicker.

    If you're doing a huge checked bag though (50lbs) then go with a 4-wheel design. Again, Travelpro makes a great model and the one I use for this has their "Magnatrac" wheels that will automatically all turn and roll in the same direction, which is a huge help when you're trying to guide a giant heavy bag with just one hand. Mine's been an absolute tank and I use it to carry 50lbs of suits/swatch books 1-3 trips a month for the past year.
    http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-checked-luggage/

    I'll admit this luggage isn't very cool looking, but they've held up incredibly well for me and the carry-on piece has a really good internal organization layout that let's you pack in quite a bit if you need to do so. The handles feel substantial and have taken quite a bit of abuse. The outer material hasn't ripped and there's no cracking yet I can find. Overall, the construction quality is very high and yet pretty lightweight.
     
  20. mementomoriarty

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    [COLOR=var(--yt-primary-text-color)]Dries - Official trailer[/COLOR]

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