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Recent purchases - Part II

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

  1. Callusing

    Callusing Senior Member

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    You're paying a bit for MIUSA and a bit for overbuilt construction with Triple Aught. Their stuff reminds me a bit of old Wings & Horns, where everything is like triple-stitched everywhere whether it needs to be or not. I've been trying tons of different henleys over the past 12-18 months, and these and Kitsbow's (even more expensive) Escalator are my current favorites. I wear them a lot during the spring & fall, so I'm willing to pay a bit more.

    I've got a few of their Huntsman Henleys, too, which are a merino/elastane blend. (Primers are poly/merino) But those are a bit more practical and a bit less for looks.

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    Do you have their Nelson pants? What do you think of those?
     

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    Oh, look, an advanced spambot.
     

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    Callusing Senior Member

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    Who, me? Sorry for liking the things I like. I mention the price primarily because I spent most of 2018 buying unsatisfying, overpriced high-fashion crap (most of which I sold by the end of the year), and I’ve been really enjoying buying stuff that isn’t $200+ a pop in 2019.

    @Best Budz I do. They’re solid. I got them almost entirely for function and they’re a decent substitute for Carhartts. The cut is a nice take on “workwear” (pretty generous, but with more taper than most true workwear brands), and the fabric is 75% of the weight of a duck canvas but the stretch makes it a lot easier to wear. I doubt I’ll be wearing these much casually, but they’ll be great shop/work/occasional hike pants.
     

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    Funny I’ve been looking at w+h Henley’s recently, didn’t think of TAD cuz they rarely come to mind. I’ll need to drop by a store.
     

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    W+H makes nice henleys, but (1) I always like their fabrics a bit less in person than I do in product shots and (2) their stuff is cut for really skinny guys.

    But they look good on people who can make the fit work.
     

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    Nyarlathotep Senior Member

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    Not you, there was an advanced spambot posting just after you that told us how nothing's as good as 'jeans denim' but it got axed pretty fast.
     

  8. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    I agree pics look better than reality. I am on the slim side, can’t say I am skinny and prefer to avoid items that I cannot move in. W+h seems to shrink down after some washes which sucks.

    I need to try TAD and Escalator. at least tad is in SF so I can pop in to try things on.
     

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    Ive been really happy with their old school sweatshirt blazer, the really super-thick one they used to make every year. Looks great and has stood up to years of abuse. Same with their boring chinos, which age well. Other stuff, I’ve avoided, as it did seem very slim based on measurements.
     

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    W&H Westpoint Chinos are still my favorite at that retail price point and I have tried many brands.
     

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    jet Persian Bro

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    old wh thermals from 06 were really good
     

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    Are the w+h bush pants not made anymore? It seems they’re not as easy to find these days. Any decent alternatives with a little more room in the thighs? (the westpoint chinos fit me well in the top block but were pretty slim in the thighs and I don't have thick thighs)
     

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    I think their BDU pants are what they're selling these days instead?

    There was a really cool cordura version last season that I almost bit on. Based on some product shots it looks like they've got some space in the thighs.
     

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    Well damb.
     

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