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. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    I may be wrong but I just don't see you wearing a moto as DLester suggested.

    I see that he wants something longer, so I agree with you. Good luck MOK
     
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    MOK - I don't like either really. If you want to avoid an old man leather, look for one that is shorter in length though the body. I prefer shorter body/longer arms personally. Maybe a bomber but they are often baggy though the middle, creating a severe dad/old man look. Look for a slim fitting moto maybe.

    Don't go cheap.

    Leathers are tricky until you develop an eye for them tbh.


    Thanks - Maybe it's the photos - neither look that long to me - just above the crotch. I'm worried anything shorter is going to emphasise the waistline (I'm down from 39 true waist 3 months ago, to 37 today, but realistically I can't see me getting much below 36 true size).

    Do they look better in modelled photos, or am I just kidding myself?:

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    THe bottom one is a clear no. If you're in love with the top one, go for it. I think a Panther has a bit more pizzaz in a similar spirit.

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    i like the first one mok. barbours suit you well
     
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    I see that he wants something longer, so I agree with you. Good luck MOK

    THe bottom one is a clear no. If you're in love with the top one, go for it. I think a Panther has a bit more pizzaz in a similar spirit.


    i like the first one mok. barbours suit you well

    Thanks guys. I'll sleep on the first one but I'm quite tempted and it might be worth trying for the possible cost of postage if it doesn't work.

    I tried on a couple of moto's and they didn't look right on me - they looked like an old man trying too hard to look youthful. It could just have those moto's (grotty Hugo Boss and Armani Jeans - hey Canterbury's not a style capital - All Saints is considered quality...).

    Maybe something about 2" longer than the Panther but in a similar style. I've got the wax Barbour International and feel if that was about 2" longer with the belt about an 1" longer it would be perfect. More of a touring jacket I suppose?

    I tried on the nylon Chelsea that the bottom one is based on and it looked good - more fitted than the leather one in the pictures, but in retrospect I think what works in quilted nylon might not work in leather, and the obvious thing is to pick up one of the nylon ones...
     
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    The sz.V will be too big, I'm a 50/52 and (V/)VI/VII in schneider
     
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    yea the only SS i own is a shirt, size 4, and i'm a 46.
     
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    argggh. didnt think itll fit. for future ref, ss fits true to size, would you say?

    theres a nice thom browne peacoat for under 400--biggest size left tho
     
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    hoping it ran small
     
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    Is there anything you won't consider?
     
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    anybody think id fit in a 38 Stephan Schneider coat? how does ss run? im usually a 36/46 but im looking at this http://www.projectno8.com/category/198/creator/27/471
    The sz.V will be too big, I'm a 50/52 and (V/)VI/VII in schneider
    I am going to throw you for an even bigger loop and say that if you're normally a 36/46 in tops/coats this would fit you especially since you're a bit more broad up top than I am and I wear the same size. I tried that on personally in store and the size V was the right fit. I don't see how this fits what your "aesthetic" is though. I've been eying this coat for a while myself, but I'm an MC guy by day, SW&D guy by night. Don't picture you with this type of outerwear. Would be an odd combination with drop crotch pants.
     
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