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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. 951socal

    951socal Senior member

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    haha so is that a no?

    was looking for something to wear down to the beach if it got chilly or something.
    and thought its better than getting a windbreaker/lightweight layer from gap or H&M for the same price?
     
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    Been looking for a pair of navy/black drawstring trousers with a slight drop crotch and relaxed but tapered fit.
    These seem to be nice.
    Thoughts?
     
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    they look like normal sweats

    they do not have a drop crotch design
     
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    That might be true.
    Don't think I would be comfortable in full drop-crotch design. At least not yet.
    Slouchy is probably a better term for what I'm looking for.
    They're 90% wool so maybe they don't look like sweats irl.
     
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    For $355, should I buy this Beams Plus Parka? Any suggestions or have you guys had good experiences with this brand?

    Or how about this Nike Snare Jacket?

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    Thanks, appreciate the answers.
     
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    that nike jacket looks nice and I assume its half the price of the Beams? do the latter..
     
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    Yeah, I forgot to mention something. The latter is Nike NSW (Made in Italy) and costs around the same ($305).
     
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    $355 is pretty good for the Beams one although it's probably made in China if you care about those things. TBS still has S and M and first sale drop will make it $330 or so
     
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    What are you on? Every Beams product I have is MIJ
     
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    Older Beams is all Japan, newer beams has a lot of China made pieces. Out of last fall stuff, 4 of the items I got were China, one cardi was Japan. Check your recent stuff since it'll say stuff like Japan fabric, but when you look at actual tag, it says made in China
     
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    Seriously? How do they charge 300+ for their products!? Not that "Made in China" is less appealing, it just isn't as quality if it were MIJ.

    That just flipped the scale to the Nikes.
     
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    Just cause it's made in China doesn't mean quality is worse than MIJ. Pretty happy with the Made in China pieces, wear one of the blazers regularly as a casual one. All the details I'd expect and finishing was good minus one button sewn on loosely. NSW is could easily be made in Italy in a chinese factory, or made in China and finished it Italy.

    And design wise between those two the Beams looks way better imo
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I'd agree that the design from Beams is better.
     
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    The straps are actually growing on me and would prolly work for the purpose I intend to use them for...Also, I assume a cobbler or anyone really could remove the straps if I decided against them, easy peasy?
     
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    Yeah I like that version over the other one. I'd keep the straps :slayer:
     
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    Kind of dig those Rafs. Even if you remove the straps, I really like the style of the shoe, although I'd keep them. Looks kind of awesome.
     

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