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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. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I can't remember what it was, but I bought a Margiela topcoat a couple of years ago and didn't like the fit. Prob a different model, but worth double checking the measurements or whatever. And obvs everyone's body is different etc etc etc.

    I like the color of that cloth, although wish the coat were a bit longer.
     


  2. Spehsmonkey

    Spehsmonkey Senior member

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    I’m with DWW on length for that Margiela coat.

    I always thought the archetypal casentino orange was more like the orange here, but I can’t say I’ve looked at Pitti photos very much. I’ll give color a bit more thought.

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  3. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Ah, you're right. It's that safety orange.
     


  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Looks fine to me, I just think limiting yourself to a few pieces of signature outerwear is a better move/look but I guess I dunno how many you have.

    BTW AFAIK the "real" hue of the historical signature colour is slightly closer to red but maybe I am mistaken.
     


  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    There's a photo of Antonio Mannina wearing Casentino in that color. He looks great in it, but he's also level ten handsome.
     


  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I don’t actually have a ton of jackets/outerwear — see below. Plus a Kapital ring coat in khaki wool in the mail (may pick up another ring coat instead of the balmacaan). Hard to justify a ton of outerwear in the Bay Area.

    -Norwegian Rain single-breasted in navy
    -Nonnative logger knit gown in charcoal
    -Hill Side x Browns Beach tailored jacket (never wear this)
    -Kaptain Sunshine wool sportcoat in navy
    -Blue Blue Japan sashiko chore coat
    -Eidos medallion print sportcoat
     


  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Isn't the casentino absolutely useless in your climate? Maybe keep to those sportcoat in thick fabrics or I dunno? You'd do better with a great jeans jacket.
     


  9. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Limiting yourself to a few signature pieces of outerwear seems like the better and more responsible move, but I'm for buying stuff you don't even know how to wear and see where it takes you. Sometimes you stumble upon great things that way and find new avenues to explore. Doesn't do much for that whole minimalist, "create a signature look" approach, but it's super fun. Only downside is that it can get expensive, but you can also recoup most of your costs now through eBay and Grailed.
     


  10. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Well I have over twenty pieces of outerwear (in theory, some of my friends borrow, I need to get my RO leathers back :()) but I move around wildly different climates. This is over quite a few yrs and I am counting very light pieces.
     


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