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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Pps: everyone else buy the vest.
     
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  2. Ken P

    Ken P Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty great I'd say and you should buy it (and sell me your nonnative vest). Navy wool flannel outer, kind of soft. Picks up a bit of lint but it's nothing a roller can't fix. The snap pockets are actually hand-warmer pockets and they go pretty deep. They didn't seem to advertise this on the website but it is reversible. The opposite side looks like a normal navy puffer vest in navy nylon with zippered hip pockets. You have a bit of wiggle room with what you can layer under it. If you want a tighter fit you can zipper it. If you want a looser fit you can just use the snap closure. You can see in my picture that I have it snapped and there's like a 1 inch gap between the sides of the zipper. If I use the snaps I can wear my Barena with a scarf and another sweater under it and that usually keeps me warm in 30-40 degree range. Definitely too padded to layer under anything. I don't see it on the site anymore but I got it on sale for like sub-$100 and it was definitely worth it.
     
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  3. BBSLM

    BBSLM Well-Known Member

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    leather

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  4. reedobandito

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    Ervell aviator leather arrived and holy hell is it nice. Really great construction, hefty material, lots of cool details. Unfortunately I just don't think it'll get as much wear as my other leathers, and I can't really justify owning 3 as a seriously broke college kid. Guess it's going up on Grailed tonight, or if anyone is interested just PM me here.
     
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  5. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Well-Known Member

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    Where'd you find that?
     
  6. notwithit

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    Because eff it, I've wanted one since I tried it on at the SF trunk show in NY last year.

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  7. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    heh heh heh
     
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  8. notwithit

    notwithit Well-Known Member

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    Another couple of scotches and I might've walked out of there with one. I assume this is what happened to @artishard116.
     
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  9. BBSLM

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    Yahoo Japan.
     
  10. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Well-Known Member

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    New strap.

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  11. Trit

    Trit Well-Known Member

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    Nebulous Yoox brand Brando. I dig it.

    What is the rich fashion guy's equivalent to eyeball sizing some discount piece online and then having it crush? Where every piece of clothing you buy matters. You feel that.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Brando is a Lubiam brand (LBM). They cannot market it in the US because of trademark issues (I think) but it is apparently a successful line in Italy.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    I could be wrong, but my understanding was that it is just a case of marketing strategy - that LBM 1911 just reads better abroad, sort of the way Vestimenta used the "Hilton" mark in Europe, but "Vestimenta" in the US.
     
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    Trit Well-Known Member

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    See, I never would have known that. Thanks for the info.
     
  15. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    No, Brando is a separate line from LBM 1911. LBM 1911 is a specific design team (led by one of the brothers) and dedicated to light, unstructured garments with an emphasis on fabric research - in particular washes and garment-dyeing.

    At least that's what I remember from our discussions with them when we visited the factory in Mantova with bows1 to see production and take some photo/video footage.
     
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  16. LA Guy

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    Learn something new every day. I wonder if the Ceremonia brand on Yoox is the same Ceremonia that is/was a Lubiam brand as well.
     
  17. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Does it have electrolytes?

    Or have what plants crave?
     
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  19. KingJulien

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    Bought a kindle paperwhite so I don't have to lug around large hardcover library books anymore.
     
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    ^thoughts on the screen? i'm thoroughly a physical book person but the bigger the pile of books in my room gets the more tempted i am to get a kindle...
     

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