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DDugoff has a few very cool ones this season (only on his webstore). We got a neat one (solid though) from Document


This is a "where can I find" more than a "Should I buy" question, but this still seems like the best place for those questions.

Does anybody know where to find a knitted long sleeve 'polo' like this?
This one is pretty much perfect but there are no size 5/XLs otherwise I would have already bought it.
I figured it would be something I could find from Lanvin, Margiela, Tom Ford and the like but I didn't come across anything. There are plenty of solid colour, pique cotton options (sunspel etc) but I want something pretty louche.
Maybe I'm searching the wrong things though? I looked for LS Polo, Resort Shirt, Knitted shirt.... is there a more specific name for this type of thing?
Full button front, knitted, pref silk...
I would be wearing it a lot more slouchy than this is styled, probably never buttoned

 

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@gdl203
Thanks!
Looks like all the ddugoff is sold out though. Do Document ever do patterned/printed versions? The XL in that solid colour is sold out as well anyway.
 

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My mind says no but my heart says yes:



Anyone seen any of the CK20...whatever stuff in person?
I have seen some of the collection in person, and one person wore similar print in yellow for the Denim. Seem really cool. I really love the trouser and boots for their collection. The quality feels solid. The SS shirt feels too tacky or cheap due to the material used

As for the jacket, I would say skip. The print is a bit too much
 

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Want to get a comfy loafer/slip on over the summer and I feel Belgian loafer fits my criteria. I know both brands are quite known in the forum. I wonder which one should I go for in term of quality-price ratio?

Thank you
 

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Want to get a comfy loafer/slip on over the summer and I feel Belgian loafer fits my criteria. I know both brands are quite known in the forum. I wonder which one should I go for in term of quality-price ratio?

Thank you
I lile the first one in terms of color and texture but i like the design for the 2nd one. Leaning more towards the first.
 

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@White Lotus -- better off with Gap, current or past. I'm not being disingenuous.

@yunBW Frankly, I think you're asking the wrong question, since I'm guessing the quality on both is similar, and it doesn't even matter in the same way that it does for true CM things. Get the one that suits what you wear most. I like the second, but only because I imagine you'd have to have a very strong sense of your own style/way of composing what you wear to make velvet loafers shine (figuratively, of course).
 

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Thinking about getting a m65 jacket. Opinions on the Epaulet one?

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I don't really know anything about the one from Epaulet, but I have one from Ralph Lauren I really like. It has a much slouchier, more relaxed, and rounded silhouette than the M65/ M43s I've owned from Aspesi and various Japanese brands, which are squarer/ slimmer fitting by comparison. Also has some really nice detailing, like washed fabric/ puckered seams and drawstring waist.

They make a billion of them though, and every season there's a new one. Mine looks like the photo below (although I think mine doesn't have epaulets). You can find it sometimes on eBay if you just search for "Ralph Lauren field jacket." But many times, they'll introduce something into their collection with overdone patches and hokey details. If you can find a simple one, I think the cut of the silhouette is really nice.

IMO, these workwear/ military styles often look better when they're relaxed. And the M43/ M65 esp when it has a rounded body and slightly dropped shoulder seam. (Kind of the reason why I don't like the Visvim one, even if it looks awesome on Hiroki. The shoulders are narrow and the jacket has an almost A-frame silhouette, which seems weird on such a short piece of outerwear).

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There's something wrong with the Epaulet one.. maybe because it's too tailored and the front flap pockets are too much (or maybe these look best washed and worn)? But I've come across a ton of military field jackets and the best ones are just the original standard issue ones, they usually have a lot of wear (maybe even some cool repairs) and just look cool. Other than that, I really like the Apolis one made a bit ago and came across this Boglioli one that's my favorite. They got the fit perfect on it, as it's a tagged 38 but is big as they should be!

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This is a "where can I find" more than a "Should I buy" question, but this still seems like the best place for those questions.

Does anybody know where to find a knitted long sleeve 'polo' like this?
This one is pretty much perfect but there are no size 5/XLs otherwise I would have already bought it.
I figured it would be something I could find from Lanvin, Margiela, Tom Ford and the like but I didn't come across anything. There are plenty of solid colour, pique cotton options (sunspel etc) but I want something pretty louche.
Maybe I'm searching the wrong things though? I looked for LS Polo, Resort Shirt, Knitted shirt.... is there a more specific name for this type of thing?
Full button front, knitted, pref silk...
I would be wearing it a lot more slouchy than this is styled, probably never buttoned

NMWA Document, not silk though
 

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I don't really know anything about the one from Epaulet, but I have one from Ralph Lauren I really like. It has a much slouchier, more relaxed, and rounded silhouette than the M65/ M43s I've owned from Aspesi and various Japanese brands, which are squarer/ slimmer fitting by comparison. Also has some really nice detailing, like washed fabric/ puckered seams and drawstring waist.

They make a billion of them though, and every season there's a new one. Mine looks like the photo below (although I think mine doesn't have epaulets). You can find it sometimes on eBay if you just search for "Ralph Lauren field jacket." But many times, they'll introduce something into their collection with overdone patches and hokey details. If you can find a simple one, I think the cut of the silhouette is really nice.

IMO, these workwear/ military styles often look better when they're relaxed. And the M43/ M65 esp when it has a rounded body and slightly dropped shoulder seam. (Kind of the reason why I don't like the Visvim one, even if it looks awesome on Hiroki. The shoulders are narrow and the jacket has an almost A-frame silhouette, which seems weird on such a short piece of outerwear).

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Thanks for the info guys! I'll look into RL and other brands for that slouchier m65 fit.
 

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For an unlined, summer shoe - would be used for some city walking (though I'll take sturdier shoes too) and some sitting around beaches:


My only worry would be durability/general usefulness of a moc loafer, it seems a less common style?
 

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Surprised they’re Paraboot. Really ugly IMO. Look at Viberg, Christian Kimber, Moto Japan, JM Weston, 2120, or the loafers at the top of this page for possibly nicer styles.
 

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They're not the most attractive shoe in the world, that's true, but their rubber sole and more rugged leather would be useful in my city, which is full of cobbles and rain. I'm not generally a fan of the cleaner/non-strap/belgian style that you like, unfortunately.
 

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In that case, unless unlined is a must, I’d still suggest other Paraboot loafers, JM Weston, Vilasca, Beckett Simonon, Aldens or Christian Kimbers with a topy, etc., over those particular shoes. They look like really bad Cole Haans.
 

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