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. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    My still cheap what?

    lol, i get it!! because he wrote "your" instead of "you're"!! way to call him out on internet grammar good buddy [​IMG]
     


  2. xM.

    xM. Senior member

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    It's not just a grammatical error if it's concerning two totally different words.
     


  3. Bullethead86

    Bullethead86 Active Member

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    I'm not an SWD regular, for what it's worth, though I've been visiting this side of the board more. My advice is pretty rooted in MC logic.

    FWIW, here is a blue donegal that's very nice.

    The cut of Alden's tweed jacket is pretty classic, but I can understand if it seems less fashionable. I'm linking it more to showcase the color and fabric, which is blue donegal tweed. Personally, I like the fit of the jacket, and I think a slimmer, slightly shorter cut could make it more "fashion forward" and appropriate for a younger person, but those are stylistic decisions. Regardless, I think the lower buttoning point will show off your shirt more, and should you decide to wear one, a tie as well. Furthermore, depending on how tall you are, a lower buttoning point will make you seem tailer by accentuating vertical lines.

    Also, here is a long, long discussion we had over on MC about why brown jackets are better than shades of grey. Charcoal was dismissed by Foo. However, while I agree charcoal may not be as good as the basics (brown, navy, mid-greys), I think it can still work once you've got 5 or so jackets in your collection.

    Incidentally, the kind of brown I had in mind was this.

    If you're going for tweeds, you can easily find a Harris Tweed in that brown color for about $25-50. Any stylistic things - such as shortening the jacket or nipping the midsection - can be taken care of at a tailors. The cost of such a tailoring job will depend on exactly what you want, but you still shouldn't be looking at any more than 100-125 for such a jacket.

    Good luck.


    Thanks man, that was the most useful comment that I have encountered on this forum. Much appreciated, [​IMG]
     


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    Anyone have experience with both of these and can give me a quick comparison of the two? i.e. quality, color, etc?
     


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    whatever123 Senior member

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    Anyone have experience with both of these and can give me a quick comparison of the two? i.e. quality, color, etc?

    no.
     


  6. cioni2k

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    Odds are J Crew will be better quality.
     


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    Not sure about the LE one, but the J Crew one is a Cotton/Linen blend. I have the J Crew one and its a great shirt, I've worn/washed it a ton and it has held up great and is very soft.
     


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    chasingred Senior member

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    I am looking for a winter coat to wear over a suit. It's my first business coat and I prefer a modern and slim look. Should I buy this coat?
    I think this question is best suited for the MC side of the board, since they're more likely to wear overcoats. That said, I'd advise against a purely black overcoat. Black overcoats tend to look cheap at worst and severe at best. They also just don't look very stylish; you see them often on poorly dressed businessmen. Charcoal and grey are easier colors to work with. With charcoal, you can even show off nice patterns, such this. The man pictured there is perhaps a bit too classic and traditional looking for SWD's taste, but again, I'm only linking to showcase the color and pattern of his coat. There are also navy and camel overcoats, with camel being the harder color to work with, but still holds great potential. This, of course, should all be considered against the color of the suit you're planning to wear with this. You don't want the color of your overcoat to look too close to the color of your suits, which is perhaps why camel might hold great potential (unless, of course, you are the rare man with a collection of camel colored suits). As for Tommy Hillfiger, I've never seen a garment by them that I've been impressed with. I haven't handled this overcoat specifically, but given their track record, I would advise against them. Everything they've made seems to feel very cheap and pedestrian. If you hunt around, you can perhaps find one by Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren on sale (or perhaps slightly used) for probably not too much more. However, I'm not a specialist in overcoats, so questions on what makers to turn to should probably be deferred to the MC side of the board. Perhaps you can start a thread on it.
     


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    I think this question is best suited for the MC side of the board, since they're more likely to wear overcoats. That said, I'd advise against a purely black overcoat. Black overcoats tend to look cheap at worst and severe at best. They also just don't look very stylish; you see them often on poorly dressed businessmen. Charcoal and grey are easier colors to work with. With charcoal, you can even show off nice patterns, such this. The man pictured there is perhaps a bit too classic and traditional looking for SWD's taste, but again, I'm only linking to showcase the color and pattern of his coat. There are also navy and camel overcoats, with camel being the harder color to work with, but still holds great potential. This, of course, should all be considered against the color of the suit you're planning to wear with this. You don't want the color of your overcoat to look too close to the color of your suits, which is perhaps why camel might hold great potential (unless, of course, you are the rare man with a collection of camel colored suits).

    As for Tommy Hillfiger, I've never seen a garment by them that I've been impressed with. I haven't handled this overcoat specifically, but given their track record, I would advise against them. Everything they've made seems to feel very cheap and pedestrian. If you hunt around, you can perhaps find one by Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren on sale (or perhaps slightly used) for probably not too much more. However, I'm not a specialist in overcoats, so suggestions on what makers to turn to should probably be deferred to the MC side of the board. Perhaps you can start a thread on it.


    good advice, but you used "perhaps" too many times. [​IMG]
     


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    good advice, but you used "perhaps" too many times. [​IMG]

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  12. Mr. Moo

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    good advice, but you used "perhaps" too many times. [​IMG]

    Perhaps...
     


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  14. chasingred

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    lol, i get it!! because he wrote "your" instead of "you're"!! way to call him out on internet grammar good buddy [​IMG]

    "If I was in college and a professor corrected my grammar in a paper I'd be like 'Nah, son, that's sprezzatura, it's supposed to be a little messed up.'" - from tinaratedtinaapproved, found via howtotalktogirlsatparties
     


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