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

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    whistler Well-Known Member

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    This Herringbone jacket is on sale at their outlet store for A$200. 60% cotton 30% linen. I think it's the jacket Phat Guido was sprucing a while back.... The first pic is size 40... fits around the waist and shoulders, but the arms are too short. Does it look too small? Second pic is size 42.... a little big around the wait but fits better on the arms. Third pic is detail of size 40. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Honestly, I'd have to say that the jacket hits your hips wrong length-wise - makes you look very wide, which it doesn't seem like you really are.
     
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    Red Wing Wabasha Chukka

    Not decided between the reddish leather or the tan suede. Also not really sure about sizing on them.

    Alternatives are Clarks DB in wolf suede (if i can find them in my size [​IMG] ) or these sperrys

    So to buy or not?
     
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    This Herringbone jacket is on sale at their outlet store for A$200. 60% cotton 30% linen. I think it's the jacket Phat Guido was sprucing a while back....

    The first pic is size 40... fits around the waist and shoulders, but the arms are too short. Does it look too small?
    Second pic is size 42.... a little big around the wait but fits better on the arms.
    Third pic is detail of size 40.

    http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...IMG_0149-1.jpg http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...IMG_0152-1.jpg http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...IMG_0150-1.jpg


    Get the 42 for the length, and take it to a tailor for adjustments to fit the waist and shoulders.
     
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    Should I get a Belstaff Trialmaster or a Barbour International?

    I like the look of the Belstaff better right out of the box, but the Barbour could look as good with some wear. Also, the Belstaff is like $250 more expensive, and I've heard quality has been slipping since they were sold to the Italians. Thoughts?
     
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    Red Wing Wabasha Chukka

    Not decided between the reddish leather or the tan suede. Also not really sure about sizing on them.

    Alternatives are Clarks DB in wolf suede (if i can find them in my size [​IMG] ) or these sperrys

    So to buy or not?


    Go with the Clarks. I've tried a couple boat shoe/chukka hybrids and they've all been a little awkward. If you want boat boots, go for something taller like Sebago Lighthoues or those RG x Quoddy boots.
     
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    Should I drop $750 CDN + taxes for a Paul Smith COTTON suit? It fits perfectly but I'm worried givren the fact that it's cotton.
     
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    Should I drop $750 CDN + taxes for a Paul Smith COTTON suit? It fits perfectly but I'm worried givren the fact that it's cotton.

    Pictures? What's the construction like? I'm assuming you already have a nice wool suit or two for fall/winter. If that's the case and it's canvassed ( or even half canvassed) and fits you well, go for it.
     
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    Plain 7 For All Mankind navy poplin shirt from Gilt...$58

    Should I buy?

    http://www.gilt.com/s/sevenspring/product/14151073


    I saw this shirt too and was gonna ask here. I know 7FAM doesn't have a great rep around here but that shirt looks pretty nice. I have some 7 shorts and they are fine construction-wise.
     
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    Pictures? What's the construction like? I'm assuming you already have a nice wool suit or two for fall/winter. If that's the case and it's canvassed ( or even half canvassed) and fits you well, go for it.

    Couldn't get pics because Holt has no mirrors not in plain sight :p It's reduced from 1400 and the constructions is excellent. It would be my first suit though, which is why I hesitated on it. Can you really not wear cotton in the fall?
     
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    I'd probably go for something like a wool Hickey (they were on Gilt for $400-500 today) for my first suit, but if you don't need to wear it to work all through the winter, just get it. It'll make you happy.
     
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    Red Wing Wabasha Chukka

    Not decided between the reddish leather or the tan suede. Also not really sure about sizing on them.

    Alternatives are Clarks DB in wolf suede (if i can find them in my size [​IMG] ) or these sperrys

    So to buy or not?


    Get the RW´s, looks great, and are sure to be much better quality than Clarks. However, they are quite different styles...
     
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    Should I get a Belstaff Trialmaster or a Barbour International? I like the look of the Belstaff better right out of the box, but the Barbour could look as good with some wear. Also, the Belstaff is like $250 more expensive, and I've heard quality has been slipping since they were sold to the Italians. Thoughts?
    Anyone?
     
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    [​IMG]

    I really, really like this. For $110 it doesn't look to be bad either... I've been digging a lot of the whole nautical thing lately (though I can never really get into the boat shoe craze, but these boot things I'm really attracted to) especially with Rogues Gallery stuff.

    RG had a really sweet one made by Quoddy but the cheapest I can find those are around $400.

    [​IMG]

    Which really looks better? I'm leaning towards Sebago right now just because of the price. Or if anyone knows any other alternatives that would be cool too!
     
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    I picked these up on Yoox but have never owned a pair of Dior jeans before. I'm a little hesitant that they may look like acid washed jeans. Anybody know what type these are? yoox
     

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