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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. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    price is right, but how many eg jackets does one guy need? not to mention i still want a grey homespun wool one in my wardrobe...

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  2. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    wool > corduroy






    BBS11 feels like some dumb techwear bandwagoning (then again maybe that's BBS' general MO) without much thought put into it and with the same level of functionality as stuff like Isaora, only 7x more expensive.

    Acronym can be gimmicky and you probably won't use half of the features but that's part of the fun and why you buy the stuff anyway.
     
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  3. BillKillgore

    BillKillgore Senior member

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    ^^ I for one welcome the techwear bandwagon. Been snowboarding in ugly gear for way too long. My problem is that half the brands that charge 500€+ for a jacket aren't even on the same level as a 100€ jacket by almost any sport brand.

    No idea about the quality of BBS 11, acronym was pretty solid the last time I checked. Was considering arc'teryx as well but I don't really like their super minimalistic shtick. I just want something that keeps me dry and endures ~4 weeks of snowboarding per year.
     
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  4. wojt

    wojt Senior member

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    marmot softshells are good enough for winter sports and you don't look like a peasant wearing them, so no need to wear some fancy not functional shit when you're doing sports
     
  5. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Yuketen "duck boot"
    [​IMG]

    Looking for some more rugged boots that can take a beating this winter.
    Never owned Yuketen, I know they were pretty big in the urban lumberjack denim head era.
     
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  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think they look great
     
  7. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Using Acronym stuff as snowboarding gear doesn't really make sense since it's primarily geared towards urban use.
    Since you're in Germany, have a look at Klättermusen, or better yet, czech brand Tilak (afaik they still make most of Acronym stuff, some similar designs early on etc). Top notch outdoor stuff and good designs.


    Tilak Loke

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    Klattermusen Froste

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    Klattermusen Einride

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  8. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    also consider Isaora. A bit less urban-focused than Acronym.
     
  9. smashwindow

    smashwindow Senior member

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    I like the BBS 11. Buy it.
     
  10. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    I like it too, much better looking than the acronym for me. But I´m a bbs fanboy.Now Being objective, I wouldn´t buy it for snowboarding, specially if you´re getting it online since you won´t know if it´d actually work for that. Also, isn´t that jacket a bit over 1k?? I think it´s cool but I don´t know if it´s worth it.
     
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  11. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Yeah, that's the easy part. I like the look, just have no clue about the brand really.
    Product descrip says leather midsoles, vibram sole. "double welt" stitching which I assume means they will be re-soleable in the future. I feel like Yuketen are made in New England somewhere? Also, I haven't found this any bigger than 11 (and I wear 12's in most shoes, occasionally 11.5, 44's in CP's).
     
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    I like the lighter grey personally
     
  14. zxcvbn

    zxcvbn Senior member

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    Me too, actually. The only thing stopping me is I just picked up another long grey outerwear piece in the Merino. I just need someone to remind me they serve completely different purposes and won't actually be redundant :(
     
  15. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Senior member

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    junya fw11
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    or

    cdgh fw09?
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    (or both?)
     
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  16. ClambakeSkate

    ClambakeSkate Senior member

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    Buy both. (or share links so I can)
     
  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Junya
     
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  18. CityMap

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    There's a burberry outlet here, trying to decide which would be a better buy in terms of sweaters and jackets
    1 or 2 things from Burberry black label
    or for the same price, 4-5 things from Zara
    I think given the price range, I might be able to get about 3-4 from the Lacoste outlet here
     
  19. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    this post made me sick
     
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  20. AlexMorgan

    AlexMorgan Active Member

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    burberry black label is all made in China so its poor.
    at least Zara has some things made elsewhere
     

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