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The Official Affordable Swag Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by AJPA, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Totakeke

    Totakeke Senior member

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    Suggestions for belts?
     
  2. McCurry

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    You can always try Uniqlo jeans, they're pretty quality jeans
     
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    I thought that was supposed to be "our little secret." :embar:
    Eh...definitely middle class, but with low overhead (no debt, no car, &c.), which probably gives me a shade more discretionary income to throw around than some of the younger posters (who I assume would be the main beneficiaries of this thread).
    +1. I'd go with the Uniqlo MIJ straight cut jeans before going anywhere near a pair of 514s, at least if you like raw denim.
     
  4. fuji

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    All Saints goes stupidly cheap on sale in the UK. Everyone on SF hates it, but at $20 for a wool cardigan or $80 for a peacoat with J Crew like quality I don't really care. Boots will probably be around $80 tomorrow.
     
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    for raw leather ones corter offers a really good value.
     
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    Any suggestions for beater white oxford button-downs... ? I dropped the ball... :(
     
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    If you mean this, it seems a bit dressier... but thanks anyway.
     
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    Ribkin, pretty sure that's not a button down. And uniqlo button downs aren't half bad actually.
     
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    If you can get UNIQLO that's the best option for around $50. I'm usually willing to go for a bit more though and like both having MTM and supporting a fellow forumite so I get Kent Wang's shirts. I like to think that the money saved at the tailor's is worth it, as I usually have to get the sleeves adjusted and the shirt darted anyway.
     
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    i just wanna add that notwithit is posing for a camera and is lacking anything remotely associated with "swag"

    he doesn't look bad or uncomfortable in his clothes. his second fit looks better than the first, but he definately doesn't have swag.
     
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    You're right...

    ..anyway, seems like I missed out on most of the basics this year ...
     
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    THIS GUY.
     
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    this. but i think it is also in respect to availability.
    people not in NY really are handicapped. only until they start rolling out more stores through the US
     
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    For pants/trousers I like H&M. Always fits me well and is cheap as hell, good for doing whatever the fuck, comes in a ton of colours/fabrics, and when you get tired of them turn them into fuckin shorts for the summer.
     
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    h&m stores always seem dirty to me the rare times i go in there.

    everything is a mess. in terms of trousers (dress pants) i think uniqlo are much better.

    i would never shell out the extra $$ to take h&m clothes to be tailored.
     
  20. g transistor

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    Yes, uniqlo is better but uniqlo is only an option for one region. If you proxy it'd be probably the same as having H&M tailored, what with shipping and fees and everything. Anyways, their stuff fits me well enough off the rack that I'm ok with it. At least H&M you can try stuff on (for people who don't live near a uniqlo), but overall I agree that Uniqlo is a better choice.
     
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