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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. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Senior member

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    OK so I've decided I want something in moleskin as I have nothing. I also want something in olive colour as I have, well, nothing.

    Is an olive Bedford in moleskin a good option? I'm not sure it's exactly what I'm looking for with those pockets. Ideally I'd like an a1923 or PH "blazer" with 4+ buttons with the collar popped up (ie no lapels).
     
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  2. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    yep. They are quite tapered, and with a very high rise if i remember correctly. They are not brushed, i.e. not what you typically think of as moleskin.

    they fit pretty much like this, even without the beer belly http://www.ebay.com/itm/German-Army...hash=item53ee054a2c:m:mJlAMwLeWG_uSFLrZ83FkOg

     
  3. notwithit

    notwithit Senior member

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    So basically it's the collar overemphasizing my build and the angularity of my face and ears.



    In other words, a skirt, a logo hoodie, and LA Lights sneakers. On it.
     
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  4. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    Thanks ! The model is wearing them too small I guess? Or should I size up? Would you say this is suitable for winter?
     
  5. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    ^^perhaps size up a little (i think they are really true to size aswell, measure as stated). They are as suitable as denim or some midweight twill imo, nothing amazing. If you are looking for winter trousers, I´d go for some actual brushed moleskin..
     
  6. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    discussion of @notwithit's ears is extremely :foo:
     
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  7. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    Black canvas or charcoal Harris Tweed ? Same style of jacket. The tweed is quite a bit more expensive of course. Would ideally like both..

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  8. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Black will show every speck of dust or hair and will visibly age faster/earlier.

    You can't go wrong with tweed.
     
  9. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Senior member

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    Olive moleskin Bedford.

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    I have zero moleskin and zero olive items so trying to fix that. I have doubts about the fit, I heard they run large but the measurements I've found online suggest otherwise?
     
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  10. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    more reversible bombers:
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    turns into this:
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    or

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  11. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    First one if you insist, although I think it'd work best in some earth tones volumes-friendly conceptual gardener outfit.

    Second one is just revolting, aside from everything else structured-anything with knit or elastic cuffs/hems rarely works
     
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  12. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    green stripe blazer for myself or brown balenciaga for my wife???

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  13. nahneun

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    depends on how mad your wife is
     
  14. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Considering some boondocker/roughout boots

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  15. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Also, obnoxiousness a plus? (the bag)

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  16. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    Do it just because I really like the idea of you bringing that on the metro during your commutes. Anything to break up DC's clothing monotony = good thing
     
  17. DLester

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    nice to know that some things never change
     
  18. decumulate

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    I ordered a pair of navy Tricker's boots but decided that the fit wasn't going to work for me. That said, I want a pair of navy trickers am l looking at two other options in the Bourton instead. 1) pebbled navy with brick sole. 2) smooth with commando sole. I think the brick is more my style. What do you think?

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  19. Caveat

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    Not sure if there is a better option than brick for navy shoes, but I definitely don't like the commando sole with those. Navy brogue shoes are somewhat odd. Dress shoes with commando soles are somewhat odd. Neither is bad, but when you combine them you're kind of pushing the limits of good taste for a dress shoe.
     
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  20. Caveat

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    shoreman, are you high? (the bag)
     

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