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Recent purchases - Part II

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

  1. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is one of those "purchased-before-and-it-didn't-fit-but-liked-it-so-much-I-had-to-hunt-down-and-buy-again-in-a-larger-size" items. You know what I mean! Cheers to Lorcan for the original tip. British khaki Bedford.

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  2. coolron

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  3. Lorcan7

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    So the Blackmeans thing showed and its real dope, but as I suspected a touch small.

    My shoulders are slightly bursting out and I can't really zip it all the way. FYI their size 3 is definitely more like a 2 / Small in most JP brands, even on this piece which is looser than their regular leathers. While the sleeves look long, I think they're supposed to be even looonger (and worn cuffed if total hand envelopment is not desired).

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    If I don't end up keeping it for the sizing, will definitely get another Blackmeans piece though, look and feel in person is everything I wanted. Hardware, finishing, the knit section (slightly less 'bright' in person) are all great.
     
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  4. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    Doesn't look tight. Perhaps it will stretch out a bit?
     
  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Wait how thick/exact colour (can pantone :p)? I have an old one in reg cotton but this looks better.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Dude, I'm not sure where you got that @hoodog was being a douchebag. He made what I read to be a very innocent remark that just speaks to the point that we are all inspired by classic design. There are some designs that are iconic, to the point where everyone does a version of it, and the language of that particular piece can and should be considered a part of the commons - something that can benefit everyone, since the "copyright" relates to function of a design detail as a piece of branding, and the details in motorcycle and military inspired leather jackets have long since ceased being such.

    ToJ was never about "original design". It was about making iconic gear in updated cuts, and at accessible prices. Hardly a new concept. It's all about their execution. If you go to CM, where the constraints are even tighter, you'll see even more how this is true, and how strength of execution is really where a lot of menswear "design" is at.

    Just to illustrate my point about certain design elements in motorcycle jackets being part of the commons, here is the iconic Schott 626 vs the ToJ DR vs the Vanson Derby, in that order.

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    The details are a nearly 1/1 match between the ToJ rider and the Vanson derby, including the back.

    Everyone also does an A-2 bomber, a cafe racer, etc...

    In fashion, and particularly in menswear, where the constraints are extreme, it's about execution moreso than about "original ideas". To paraphrase someone, the design of pants is constrained by the fact that we have just the two legs.
     
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  7. Lorcan7

    Lorcan7 Senior member

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    yeah you're right it might loosen up, this is true. I'm going to give it a few wears and think on it.

    Its mostly the leather section up top, shoulder-to-shoulder and upper back that's tight, below that by design and material its going to be loose almost regardless of the size.
     
  8. Caveat

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    You would never guess it was too small by looking at it.
     
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  9. bawlin

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    Everyday Hero Zimmerman in black leather.

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    Curious to see how they turn out.
     
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  10. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's moderately heavy. I think it's a type of whipcord cotton. Maybe the EG dudes can say what it is exactly. I think it's from a few season's ago. I lucked out this one looks almost new maybe new no tags. Yeah, I like the color too. It's more of a dark khaki (British Tan?) than the typical olive green. Pantone chips below :D

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    Report back, I've been eyeing these but was unsure of quality
     
  12. basil rathbone

    basil rathbone Senior member

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    hahaha he actually busted out the Pantone chips! This place is great.
     
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  13. DLester

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    It is pitiful how constrained menswear is.
     
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  14. the kidcrash

    the kidcrash Well-Known Member

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    It looks fine, oversized if anything. There's a lil bit of wizard sleeve but not bad. The piece itself is great, I'm v jealous
     
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  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    We do it to ourselves. Guys complain that a hem 1" wider is "too bootcut" or whatever nonsense rules the day.
     
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  16. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    @Lorcan7 that looks so cool and so great on you that I really hope it works out somehow. Dang.

    Some pretty rad finds on this page. That EG blazer looks great. WINTER IS COMING.
     
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    What are those @round ?
     
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    15.265.849R Low Sneaker from Lost & Found Rooms
     
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  20. el Bert

    el Bert Senior member

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    Some stuff I've gotten over past 3-4months?

    Mihara, visvim 73, Schneider cardigan, eg maroon/navy jacket and trickers x end crepe sole repello

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