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

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  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    Never got into basketweave shoes, even tho it's a staple in the sussed Mod community. The one thing I don't get is how to keep them shined, it seems like polish would get stuck in all the weave ridges and be a pain to keep shined. Sort of like Dayton rims in shoe form.
     
  2. Fuuma

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    They had so many fuckin lanvin blazers I didn't know what was what and they're cut so slim I had to size up to 54 and I'm only 180 pounds. Tons of branquinho as well but now they now carry seize sur vingst and libertine in addition to their shawn collins garbage. Were the white patent lace-ups from spring?

    Weird, I wear my usual size in Lanvin, and it seems to be the same for Socal. Was the fit at the shoulders good and the armholes comfortable be small?

    As for the french sizing suits are usually tagged the same as any European ones so a 54 would be a us 42-44.
     
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    jet Senior member

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    My trouble with most are my shoulders and lats, I gotta stop working out. I couldn't get my arm through the armhole in the 52.
     
  4. BrettChaotix

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    Never got into basketweave shoes, even tho it's a staple in the sussed Mod community. The one thing I don't get is how to keep them shined, it seems like polish would get stuck in all the weave ridges and be a pain to keep shined. Sort of like Dayton rims in shoe form.

    this will be my first pair and I hadn't considered the polishing issue...hmmmm
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  5. zacharydschroeder

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    Never got into basketweave shoes, even tho it's a staple in the sussed Mod community. The one thing I don't get is how to keep them shined, it seems like polish would get stuck in all the weave ridges and be a pain to keep shined. Sort of like Dayton rims in shoe form.

    aside from yourself, are there any other sussed mods on the forum?
     
  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    aside from yourself, are there any other sussed mods on the forum?

    Guys I know who have posted before with varying regularity but not recently:
    -Claudio from DNAGroove (posted quite a few pics in WAYWT in MC for a few weeks)
    -Alex Roest, but he doesnt post on many boards anymore other than his articles on uppers.org
    -a fellow that went by the name of Modernist, from Greece...plays guitar in a great hammond grooves band called the Hipstairs, but he hasnt posted in a long time

    SoulStylist who still posts and has his pic on WAYWT occasionally is a retired trad skinhead


    then there are guys who have Mod-ish sensibilities and some shared music taste that arent self-proclaimed mods...bandwagonesque comes to mind.
     
  7. Souper

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    Had trouble ordering from peasant online. (Card wouldn't go through for some reason.) So, went to soho today to see if uniqlo got the selvedge jeans in(not yet) and ended up buying Nom De Guerre jeans a couple blocks away. Cool shop, the entrance to the store kicks ass. The shawl collar coat was pretty cool, as well as their trench. So tempting to forgo buying the girlfriend a burberry coat(her first!) for selfish reasons -.-

    Atrium had nothing at all for me but the saleswoman was EXTREMELY helpful to my girlfriend. Some random jeans i've never heard of, but until they make raw stretch selvedge that fits her like bespoke I'll stop trying to get her into raws.

    Back to my NDG jeans. Really smooth! In a good way. Selvedge denim, nice rivets, buttons, with very minimal detailing. I'll be hemming them at BiG tomorrow.
     
  8. Willsw

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    Wanted to start wearing a watch, I haven't for a few (10) years. I don't know anything about watches, movements, or what makes a quality watch, and am learning slowly but am in no hurry. For a few days I was really into a Nooka, but decided I'd be much happier with a simple classic. As I'm not even sure I'll be able to have something constantly on my wrist, I decided on a cheap quartz, the token trad Timex. Fate was not in favor of that $30 epitome of boring, though, and browsing STP I found an Orvis 61% off for $50, and decided to alter my price range from $30 to $60 in order to not be completely without character. So, here that is. I think I'll get some Central Watch straps for more casual wear.

    One thing that was a not altogether welcome surprise is that the hands are metallic blue, something that the stock photo shows slightly but not really enough to notice. I'm fine with this.

    Stock photo:
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    My photo:
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  9. whacked

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    ^^ I really dig the dial. For ~$50 and with some patience, you can get a Russian handwind (a step up in term of movement, w/ a variety of designs). That said, excellent pick up.
     
  10. Willsw

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    For ~$50 and with some patience, you can get a Russian handwind (a step up in term of movement, w/ a variety of designs).

    Is "with some patience" code for eBay? I know the incredible potential of that holy place, but I'm afraid I am not confident enough in my watch knowledge to brave the waters quite yet. I think the next step will be a new automatic in the $100-$200, or ebay.
     
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    [​IMG] Allen Edmonds, DH, New Standards.
     
  12. fortune

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    orderd a pair of apc ns from their site earlier tonight. and hopefully gonna get this pair of vans x wtaps eras depending on if i get my dads ebay info by 3 tomorrow [​IMG] damn being 17 and not being able to register for an ebay acct.
     
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    Is "with some patience" code for eBay? I know the incredible potential of that holy place, but I'm afraid I am not confident enough in my watch knowledge to brave the waters quite yet. I think the next step will be a new automatic in the $100-$200, or ebay.

    Actualy eBay is only a part of it; do lurk www.pmwf.com and TimeZone's Sales Corners for deals as well. Watches there are usually in great condition, albeit used as the members are fanatics who own multiple watches and care about them a great deal.
     
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    Dries Van Noten Cardigan
    Dries Van Noten Pants
    Paul Smith Green Lizard Card Holder

    Some other crap. Pics forthcoming.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Allen Edmonds, DH, New Standards.


    Now this is the beginning of many, MANY top-notch looks. What a strong/classic foundation!
     
  16. zacharydschroeder

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    damn being 17 and not being able to register for an ebay acct.

    you can still register, you just need to have a debit card.
     
  17. RustyRyan

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    Denim pick ups in the last week, no pics, done buying jeans for awhile:
    R by 45rpm Sorahiko Barn Denim
    Gilded Age Lynn Denim
    PB&Js
    Samurai
     
  18. LabelKing

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    you can still register, you just need to have a debit card.

    when i went to do so last night it said i had to be 18. so i didn't even try. and i do have a debit card. damnit if you're correct. lol.
     
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    Too much ...

    Nepenthes pea coat
    B. Son 3/4 button up sweater
    Rag & Bone RB11's
    Oliver Spencer wool trousers
     
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