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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    never been on the 4th is what i meant but last time i was there it was pretty nice climate granted i only walked from my friends driveway to my car, or was smoking a cigar in his backyard, so, that kept me cozy

    thanks guys :eek:

    scarf maybe an overkill for me and i'll be intoxicated so i'll be nice and toasty inside. will wear new CL jacket
     
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  2. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    So, I keep hearing that suits from certain Italian brands (like the ones Yoox carries) fit slim enough to require sizing up. Which would be awesome for me, since most 'typically sized' suits won't fit my waify-ass body unless there's enough room in the trousers' waistband to let out a size

    What's the drop like on those suits? Like, if I size up from a 46 to 48, would the pants fit like a typical 48 or 46? And what brands should I look into?

    And let's say that getting swole isn't an option
     
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  3. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Most of those suits will come with really slim trousers, so when you size up, all you need is to make sure the thighs fit OK, and then you can have your tailor let out the waistband. All suits (that I know of, anyway) have an allowance for adjustments.
     
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    Picked up 2 in the olive and 2 in blue at the local Muji. Thanks for the recommendation nicelynice. They had some buttondowns, blazers and non-draw string trousers in the same french linen, trousers come in a light grey that's basically a slightly offwhite, but they were like 250/150 retail respectively though 30% off. Almost went for the light grey trousers as well, but they were ~100 bucks on sale and the fit was more wide legged while the waist was a little tighter. Ended up passing.
     
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    canstyleace Senior member

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    edit: thanks...
     
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    zissou Senior member

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    I'm considering buying a linen knit. But, from what I remember, they are heavy and stretch a lot. Not sure I could handle the slouchy fit.
     
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    Hrm Muji had a few when I stopped by. They were really light feeling especially the cardigans... no idea on stretch though.
     
  8. hendrix

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    By oversized and embrace the slouch.

    They don't necessarily stretch; depends on the weave.
     
  9. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    Sorry for banal intrusion (on two levels), but

    1)Is there a thread for random questions about SF functionality? because...

    2) I wanted to ask a question about Taylor Stitch on the thread but I get a strange permissions error when I go to the direct URL (on 2 browsers). It also doesn't show up on the site search...

    cc: @LA Guy
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I just checked with our advertising team - Taylor Stitch just decided that they didn't want a thread on Styleforum right now. They might be back in the future, but are apparently taking a hiatus for the time being.
     
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    Thanks, and again sorry.


    Thanks for the info Fok.
     
  13. Distorbiant

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    Why did Taylor Stitch abandon us? :(
     
  14. steveoffice

    steveoffice Senior member

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    For a sec I thought you said "why did @in sitches abandon us?" :angry:
     
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    FME, they're a bit slouchy by nature. There are some made with a teeny, weeny, itsy, bitsy touch of polyester, which helps them retain their shape a bit better. Think of how polyester is added to socks, for instance, in order to counter the tendency for wool or cotton to stretch out.

    I own two linen sweaters from Inis Meain, and like them a lot, but they're the only ones I've come across that don't get slouchy after a while. They're basically like wool sweaters, but are cooler wearer, drier to the touch, and a bit more breathable.
     
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    the muji knits i tried on last fall were cut like garbage bags
     
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    I'm a beanpole, so slouchy often looks like homeless on me.


    Good points. I have some linen socks that have some polyester, and they still don't hold their shape much at all. I may still give it a try, though, for something new.
     
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    That's odd, I usually think tall skinny dudes look great in slouchy stuff.

    I have a fair idea what linen knits you're looking at and where so won't blow your spot!
     
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    Speaking of slouchy linen I thought the Vlas shirt I got would be much bigger on me than it is. It feels so weird putting on my actual size. Thats the last time I venture out aside from uniqlo :mad:
     
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    I've never understood why they don't seem to have them every season, or why they don't offer them in more than just the standard chino fabric.

    I'm thinking about sending Luxire a pair to see if they can make some in a heavy tweed or something.
     
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