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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by minya, Apr 9, 2006.

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  1. nomovement

    nomovement Senior member

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    suprisingly, fake apc's from h&m and fake slim jim's from the same namesake. I'm impresed-and I only spent $70 for both pairs. I'll post pics and measurments on the pinned topic; but I already measured them which is why I listed the jeans as fake-they're identical cuts; with severely low quality denim.
     
  2. Dill

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    I just ordered a band of outsiders blue oxford from shopjake. I have never seen any boo stuff in person but I think I will like it.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I just ordered a band of outsiders blue oxford from shopjake. 'er seen any boo stuff in person but I think I will like it.

    The cut of their shirts is terrific (slim, slightly shorter hem than usual, but not as body conscious as some of the Italian designers... very nice), and the materials are top notch. You are about my build, iirc from your pictures, so you'll love it, in all likelihood. It's too bad that the retail price for those things is skyrocketing into the $250+ range. I prefer them to the top end traditional Italian offerings, excepting perhaps Barba, which is a different look altogether (slim, but with high, hard, semispread collars).
     
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    I bought one of the BoO shirts from Jake a little while back...ended up getting it for something ridiculous like $45 shipped. It was the blue and green check shirt with snaps instead of buttons. LA Guy is right, the cut is really amazing. I've never had an off the rack shirt fit me as well as this BoO shirt. If they weren't so darn expensive I would buy quite a few more, as the one I have now has quickly become one of my favorite shits. I would highly recommend them as something to watch out for on sale.
     
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    Good to hear. The shirt was $80 on sale (with my luck it will be $50 tomorrow) and I needed a new buttondown for fall. I really need to learn how to spend my money on things other than expensive t-shirts if I want to expand my wardrobe [​IMG] . I was tempted to pick up a BoO tie too, but decided to save the 50 bucks for booze instead.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I was tempted to pick up a BoO tie too, but decided to save the 50 bucks for booze instead.

    The ties are nice, but not outstanding. I have a black grosgrain 3 inch tie that I wear for my version of (deconstructed) black tie: black suit with peak lapels, Dries van Noten tuxedo shirt made entirely of pique material (same material usually used just for the bib), and my Band of Outsiders thin grosgrain long tie. Oh, and I wear my black Engineered Garments belt with this whole thing, with antique silver cufflinks to match.
     
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    The ties are nice, but not outstanding. I have a black grosgrain 3 inch tie that I wear for my version of (deconstructed) black tie: black suit with peak lapels, Dries van Noten tuxedo shirt made entirely of pique material (same material usually used just for the bib), and my Band of Outsiders thin grosgrain long tie. Oh, and I wear my black Engineered Garments belt with this whole thing, with antique silver cufflinks to match.

    Sounds pretty awesome. You should also rock a satin military cap [​IMG]
     
  8. LA Guy

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    Sounds pretty awesome. You should also rock a satin military cap [​IMG]

    I'd do a grosgrain one in a minute. Actually, I'd do a satin one too, to go with the satin on my Costume National crepe dinner suit.

    Actually, for a black tie wedding I am going to this weekend, I am wearing my "thrift" black tie outfit. The Costume National dinner suit ($350, down from $1300), a long satin tie (Zegna, got it for $6 a long while back, down from $115), the black Engineered Garments belt (a gift, retail $170) , and the Dries van Noten shirt ($36, down from retail of $395 from Louis Boston), and probably an pair of simple Prada laceups (a gift, but obtained for $79, improperly marked, down from $495 at Louis Boston. They are a pretty cool design, but in terms of materials and workmanship, are probably worth just a little more than the price paid) makes a total of a total paid price of $392 (more if you include the gifts, and add $25 if you include the antique silver cufflinks I picked up), down from a total retail of... $2470. Wow, I slay. Hmmm. maybe I'll post this on the "thrift shop find" thread, although nothing was technically gotten from a thrift or consignment shop.
     
  9. whodini

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    suprisingly, fake apc's from h&m and fake slim jim's from the same namesake. I'm impresed-and I only spent $70 for both pairs. I'll post pics and measurments on the pinned topic; but I already measured them which is why I listed the jeans as fake-they're identical cuts; with severely low quality denim.
    I'm interested in seeing pics when you can post them as SoCal is H&M-less at the moment. I picked up a pair of RRL slim cut and another RRL lowrise bootcut, both one-wash selvage, off ebay. Go figure that I bought one for half the price of the other from the same seller but alas, the seller's stock has run out so perhaps I was lucky. Both pairs averaged out to around less than $40 incl. shipping. Seriously can't beat the price/quality.
     
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    I finally received my RRL bootcut from ebay. I'm quite happy with the purchase.

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    I removed the tag on the back and it looks so much cleaner.
     
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    advan j spec homey, can you measure the knee and the cuff opening at the bottom for me please? What brand is rrl again?
     
  13. BubblyMasquerade

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    RRl is Ralph Laurens western wear spinoff.
     
  14. advan031

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    laid flat

    knee - 8.75"
    cuff - 9.5"
     
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    Thanks guys, didn't think ralph lauren would be popular but those do look nice. I wonder if I can find some nice jeans somewhat like those with slightly wider measurements [​IMG]
     
  16. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    What size are you? and what size did you get? Did you remove the RRL stitching on the pocket too?
     
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    skalogre Senior member

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    What size are you? and what size did you get? Did you remove the RRL stitching on the pocket too?

    Not all have the back 'RRL' stitching.
     
  18. whodini

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    Not all have the back 'RRL' stitching.
    True, and I don't know why it's on some and not others. The slims I got off ebay don't but the bootcuts I also got do. From the pics I've seen off other pairs (advan031's included) there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason. Different years maybe? Same tags, though.
     
  19. ddohnggo

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    wow, those rrl's look awesome. anyone know how slim the slim rrl's are?
     
  20. whodini

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    Fit-wise they're not ball-breakers. Per SF'ers recommendations, I went 28x32 when I'm normally a 32x32 and they fit fine initially, although they were a little loose around the waist and tighter in the thighs which suggested to me they're meant to be worn lower on your waist since the rise is only 9". I don't really think of these as "slim", just well cut.
     
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