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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Crockett & Jones has a bunch of models that would fit this. Carmina might as well, and they still do single MTOs (though, I don't know if that would be over $500).

    Meermin once let me design a boot and I came up with these:

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    They're no longer doing single MTOs, but they have group MTOs. You could see if they'll organize something like what you described. The ones above are made from Japanese shell cordovan, which I really like. IIRC, I think their shell cordovan model was originally $400-ish? Calf would be a bit less -- like around $250, I think.
     
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  2. scrolls

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    Thought C&J boots would be more expensive, looks like they do have some that fit what I'm looking for. Like yours a lot by the way, pretty much what I want. Thanks.
     
  3. gettoasty

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    I like this topic, what have you found so far @scrolls

    I want a boot that does not have speed hooks, which I think makes the overall aesthetic less elegant. I want a clean, fall-winter "city" boot similar to your request. Carmina has a few but they all have speed hooks that I also find cumbersome. I like slipping into my shoes by loosening the laces and using a shoe horn.

    I'm holding my breath for more Carmina offers to come.
     
  4. scrolls

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    My two favorites so far are:

    AE Long Branch though they discontinued the color I like the most (Brown Waxy). The AE pictures (as usual) are pretty bad--Google Images has better ones. And they come with two pairs of laces if you dislike the red ones.

    C&J Islay thanks to dieworkwear. I like these more but doing some research has really made me prefer a commando sole over Dainite which is what these have.
     
  5. fairlynerdy

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    You could contact Allison at AE to see if you can still get in on the brown shell Bayfield. They're brogue captors but fit your other criteria well. More details in the AE MTO thread.

    I have a pair of Carmina captoes for winter wear and love 'em. They're on Dainite, though.
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  6. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    So since +J didn't bring back the shawl collard cardigan anyone got recommendations for something similar? I really liked the brown color and also liked that the shawl wasn't super large and I could wear it popped up and it stayed up. Also I'm not paying $600 for a knit.
     
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  7. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Enjoy your popcorn then![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. ghostface

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    potentially enormous intrinsic value if you really like tigers. congratulations on your life-altering thrift store find.
     
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  9. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Thanks. It's pretty awesome.
     
  10. nicelynice

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    it really depends on the tpsi (tigers per square inch) ratio

    this versace shirt is flooded with tigers and is highly sought after:
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    whereas this ebay 3-ti (three tiger) find isn't nearly as luxe:
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    In conclusion, I recommend buying 1980s topps baseball cards as an investment rather than 1980s cdg shirts
     
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  11. gettoasty

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    having a small closet sucks

    it either forces you to pair down your wardrobe, which you may start making rash decisions and regret it later

    or I think far worse depending on your perspective is asking whether you should focus on one direction (aesthetic, designer, etc.)

    At least this is from my experience.

    I recently cleared out the second section of my closet thinking I'd have more space. That didn't last long...sigh

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    when shirts, jackets and pants start getting crammed, and the hanger is not hanging straight but tilted because all the clothes are pushing every which direction, i get really uneasy :butbut:

    shirt collars start getting pushed in a little, lapels get squished, pants are okay i guess (they might wrinkled a little)
     
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  12. nicelynice

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    man, I know how ya feel
    I am in the process of finally unloading some stuff I have been meaning to for quite awhile, and i know another round is coming in a few months. In the long run, though, I've never regret selling something - there's always something new and exciting around the corner.

    Speaking of which, if anyone wants to buy any of these items (more coming all today), holler at me:

    http://sellinglist.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/user/alexcscharf
     
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  13. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    I really like how la garconne did their women's stylings. Especially the one with the Margaret howel large coat

    Unrelated, might be letting go of my Rick Owens intarsia. Going to try it on again when i get home and decide.
     
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  14. mike868y

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    if you're looking for something cheap, i'm going to (unsurprisingly) recommend wool overs.
     
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    Please. Anybody could tell you that you should buy Donruss or Fleer in the 80's. Lone exception is the '85 Topps (so many rookies).


    Yes, except you (living in densely populated areas) have to deal with legitimately small closets. Toasty, on the other hand, has a walk-in, but not one big enough that you can lay down and do push-ups.
     
  16. Superb0bo

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    Are casual wool pants a good idea? Tried on the OL "tweed" ones today, which fit great but felt slightly itchy. What worries me most is how they´ll deal with winter winds, hate the idea of some icy winds blowing straight through them (given the looseish nature of non-felted wool fabrics) in January.... advice?
     
  17. ManofKent

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    The fibres trap air fairly well, but flannell or very heavy tweed is needed for windproofing if you're going with wool (unless you fancy long johns). Heavy moleskin works well against wind and corduroy is okay.I'm tempted by the highwaisted Le Laboureur cords as winter trousers...
     
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  18. dieworkwear

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    You can have tightly woven wool. Most of the pants I wear are made from wool, and the the dense, heavy ones are what I wear in the winter time. I've never had an issue with itchiness. Wool flannel, in fact, used to be used for underwear.
     
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  19. canstyleace

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    flannel and serge seem pretty windproof ime, tweed not so much unless they're fully lined
     
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  20. Superb0bo

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    Thanks! Heavy (british) moleskin and cord is my winter staples! I can definitely recommend the low waist straight legged Le Laboureur cords (heaviest fabric ive encountered) for winter.
     
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