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

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  1. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    Pickups over the last month or so:
    Steven Alan grey suede sneakers (thanks timpoblete)
    White painted hi top JV chucks
    Custom red suede/parchment hi top chucks
    YMC reversible jacket
    Nom de Guerre revolver t
    Uniqlo striped supima cotton ts
    Krane Walter brief
    Alternative Apparel t (didn't like the fit on these at all and the collar was shit)
    Academi slim straight in grey
    Seasons 1-3 of The Office
    I'll try to get some pics up, but the mac camera sucks. Camera should be the next thing I buy.
     


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    I have two Stetsons - one for winter and one for summer. The Stetson "Open Road," the signature hat of both Harry Truman and LBJ. I bought one on a road trip years ago and wore it during the trip then ended up selling it to a vintage store. I regretted selling it for years then found the felt hat on ebay last year (apparently they're highly sought there). I just got the straw on yesterday for summer.
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    Yeah, I'm torn. I still think they're very nice hats. Just not sure I wanna drop the coin they're asking.

    And a friend of mine said I'd look like a cowboy.
     


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    I really like those hats.^ I've wanted a black hat with a wide? brim lately, but not a fedora, something like it.

    I didn't plan on buying anything today, but I picked up this Jil Sander sweater, looks cool up close:

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    And then the cute sales guy gave me a free Dries Van Noten spring 08 book:
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    Which I thought was nice.
     


  4. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Did you get it at Barneys?
    Take it back, Tuesday it will be 40% off.
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really like those hats.^ I've wanted a black hat with a wide? brim lately, but not a fedora, something like it.

    The thing about the Open Road is that it's a very short brim for a western hat, but slightly wider than a fedora, to it strikes a nice compromise. I like a hat to be practical also - I want it to make some shade if I wear it to the beach or to the farmer's market on sunday afternoon. I also like implied western vibe without going all-out country singer style.
     


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    I also like implied western vibe without going all-out country singer style.

    +1 I don't mind coming to the line usually but I don't want to cross it.
     


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    Did you get it at Barneys?
    Take it back, Tuesday it will be 40% off.


    No, I got it at Saks Mens store in Chevy Chase. Damn, I hate paying full retail.

    The thing about the Open Road is that it's a very short brim for a western hat, but slightly wider than a fedora, to it strikes a nice compromise. I like a hat to be practical also - I want it to make some shade if I wear it to the beach or to the farmer's market on sunday afternoon. I also like implied western vibe without going all-out country singer style.

    I know absolutely nothing about mens hats, there's a specific one I'm looking for that I saw on someone, I can describe it, but I haven't been able to find something like it on any website. I like that too (in bold) as long as its mixed with things that are the antithesis of western.
     


  8. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    RS orange sherbet sweatpant shorts and red/white zig zag tshirt
     


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    I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but what about a 30 dollar canvas hat that imitates the look of a fedora. I'm looking at something in the Duluth Trading catalog they call "FDR's Summer Hat." Obviously it's not in the same class as a Stetson, but would it be an uncool choice? Am I better to spring for 5 times that for a much nicer hat?
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There's no reason to spend a ton of money on a hat if you're not even sure you'll wear it often. I got both of those hats above for about $100 combined. For what you're looking for just get a no-name hat that you like.
     


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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm still on the fence about it. It could make a nice addition to my wardrobe. If so, I don't wanna go with something that looks cheap. I want more than a poolside or work in the yard kind of hat, in other words. & wow, that's a great price!
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm still on the fence about it. It could make a nice addition to my wardrobe. If so, I don't wanna go with something that looks cheap. I want more than a poolside or work in the yard kind of hat, in other words. & wow, that's a great price!

    You can make cheap clothes look like luxury items if you can rock it. Just because something's inexpensive doesn't mean it will look cheap.
     


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    Very true. It's just one of those things. For 30 bucks I get a serviceable hat. For a little more than twice that, I start getting into a classier serviceable hat.

    This kind of thing can drive me nuts.
     


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    RS orange sherbet sweatpant shorts and red/white zig zag tshirt

    Please not together.
     


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