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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. worakl

    worakl Senior member

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    Quality is pretty much what you can expect for the price, i.e. on par with H&M.
     
  2. kindofyoung

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    ^what worakl said, similar in quality to HM, though they fit way better and are available in 34 lengths
     
  3. Ariiam

    Ariiam Senior member

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    Ah. well H&M's quality is pretty low :( The ones in the pic look fantastic though, I suppose ill just have to save for Saint Laurent / Dior
     
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    yes? no? blue one sold out
     
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  5. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    i like the yellow better

    wth is it?
     
  6. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    should i get it over a toj ma-1 or a toj0?
     
  7. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    i like the jacket you already have better sev
     
  8. Severisth

    Severisth Senior member

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    Seems to be the consensus; I still like the other one but if anything may just have to pick that one up at a later point in time...after I finally get a leather jacket. Thanks for the feedback everyone
     
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  9. Benesyed

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    Ideally id want this same thing but darker grey and without pockets but I think the latter will grow on me.
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  10. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Keep waiting Bene.
     
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  11. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    This isn't so much a 'should i or shouldn't i' but a which one should I start with.

    I've been on SF for a year or so and am slowly realizing that I need to completely redo my entire wardrobe. Made lots of bad decisions and impulse buys over the past year and I need to "start over" if you will. I'm going for more a mix between SW&D and MC Casual. I feel that I need to start with the following things.

    1. A casual leather dress shoe - I have two pairs of AE's, one pair of Meermin's (selling on B&S), one Yuketen oxford, and one Common Projects Oxford (selling on B&S) but I think I need something that will act as more of a staple. Something that will be equally good with casual outfits and 'dressed up' in a start-up work environment.

    2. Leather jacket - From reading a lot of the SW&D thread, this seems to be a pretty big staple of many of you in your casual wardrobe. TOJ jackets...I want one so bad.

    3. Sneakers - I have a few shitty sneakers that I've picked up at odd places for less than $70 but not staple sneaker. By that, I mean I don't have a solid white
    or black sneaker, or any MMM gat's or CP sneakers.


    Obviously, I can'y just afford to just go on a huge spending spree and drop $1,700 in a month w/o raiding my savings account. So I'll be slowly splitting up this list and building a better wardrobe from there. The question is, where should I start. Below are my options.


    TEMPLE OF JAWNZ =
    lambskin: $780 shipped (Whisky color)

    [FONT=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]EPAULET/CARMINA =
    Alt Wien Semi-Brogue Captoe Caramel Calfskin - $545 shipped
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA =
    MMM Gat - around $400
    [/FONT]




    I'm sure someone will mention that I should get some really good raw denim. Well, I rarely wear jeans and prefer cotton chinos so I'll probably stick to my cheap Levi's jeans. I also have enough chinos (Epaulet, Garbstore, etc) and sweaters (Howard Yount, Brooks Brothers, Wolf vs Goat). Of course, I probably should prioritize a semi-oversize cardigan also, but that's going to have to wait.
     
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  12. Dbear

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    ^ get a black leather from TOJ for your 1st - $780
    ^ $545 seems like a lot for calfskin. if you want something casual and also fine for a startup, how about a suede chukka from Alden.
    ^ MMM gats are great. after buying 2 around 230ish, i don't know if i will pay more than that just because it's shelf life isn't that long. you have to luck out to get the white under $230 in a normal size, but all the other colorways should be had for around that if you look.
     
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    no. the toj > that awful yellow
     
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  14. amathew

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    Thanks!

    1. Black leather it is.

    2. Suede chukkas would be good. I don't own any boots whatsoever so that would fill that hole.

    3. I'll probably end up sticking w/ Converse or something if "shelf life isn't that long" for MMM sneakers.
     
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    lol @ kw sneakaz
     
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  19. brad-t

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    what a fucking wanker
     
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  20. Dorje

    Dorje Senior member

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    Just got a Varvatos Mercer Coat off My Habit for $359. It said it's a Star USA item at $1300 but I got a Collection item and it's priced at $1998. The Star version of the coat is a wool blend, the coat I got is 100% wool.

    I like it, but can it be dressed down and worn with raw denim and a button down shirt and still look ok? The Bloomingdale's model is wearing denim and I think it looks good although it seems like a more formal coat...

    http://www.johnvarvatos.com/the-mercer-coat/d/4571

    http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/john-varvatos-mercer-coat?ID=630341
     

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