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Ultimate noob thread - recommend me X in my wardrobe - post questions here please.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Here is the ultimate Noob thread. If you need help building up a new wardrobe, need a recommendation for a shirt/sneaker/jacket/jean/chino/cardigan/v-neck/hoodie/boot, please ask here, instead of starting a new thread.

    If you are lucky, you will even get great advice from forum luminaries, including jet, who will inevitably recommend whatever his boy Ryan is carrying this season, and Teger, who is lonely, and will ask you to please phone him.

    Enjoy,

    Fok.
     
  2. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    I'll start it off:


    I want a blazer. Something i can wear in semi-dressy type fits (can be dressed up or down). Nothing like black tie gala or opera. But with trousers, laceups and a button up/plain tshirt type dealy. Those who know me somewhat can kinda guess i'm i'm thinking of. I'm not in the raw denim mafia like some if that helps. I'd wear with everything from grey/black jeans to trousers in black/grey/dark navy, slim or loose fit. I'm interested in whatever, but i don't really know much about blazers as i don't own one


    Slim (but not super short/cropped)
    slim lapels but don't need to be super skinny
    very little to no shoulder padding
    don't want some super pressed business looking thing. somewhat natural
    black, grey, navy are fine


    brands i've seen carry something i've liked in the past:

    raf simons
    obedient sons
    BoO
    helmut lang
    taralis
    gustavolins
    acne
    geller
    ervell
    muji (gshen posted a decent looking one for being a cheapy brand)
    lel posted a nice one (was it TaT? i forget. i sometimes think TaT might be a bit too tight/pressed for me based on jason's fits but i can't tell)




    also, what boat shoes would go best with that? (just kidding)
     
  3. skunkworks

    skunkworks Senior member

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    Have you considered having Jason aka Thick As Thieves make you a custom jacket? I think if you picked out a casual fabric it would work well.
     
  4. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    Ive been looking for a slim pair of shorts for awhile...Jcrew has nice offerings this season but out of my price range at full retail. SLIM NOT SKINNY SHORTS.
     
  5. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    Ive been looking for a slim pair of shorts for awhile...Jcrew has nice offerings this season but out of my price range at full retail. SLIM NOT SKINNY SHORTS.

    Bson has made really nice fitting shorts for the past 2 seasons. I'd try to check out bson stockists that carry a lot of stuff like revolve to see if they still have some or carried some for spring.
     
  6. Bona Drag

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    Edit: suggested TaT but beaten to it.

    + rep for starting this thread.
     
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    +1000000 for starting this thread.
     
  8. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    Ive been looking for a slim pair of shorts for awhile...Jcrew has nice offerings this season but out of my price range at full retail. SLIM NOT SKINNY SHORTS.

    If J Crew is 2 much $$$, you're probably looking at Uniqlo, which is available only by proxy outside of NY. Gap may have some options, too; quality is OK for the price, but only a really good deal on sale (which won't happen until the end of the summer).

    Maybe Bean, Lands End, Urban Outfitters?
     
  9. chronoaug

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    Urban outfitters has random in house brands that should work. Fink, all sons, bdg, standard cloth, etc... They should fit the bill.

    Also, you can phone or mail order directly from uniqlo if you know exactly what you want. You can use the UK webstore to get exact details and item names to link in email orders.
     
  10. thekunk07

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    basics:

    MMM, Jil, Dries, filippa k, h & m, express

    runway:

    raf, ck collection

    sneaks:

    cp, raf, rick, nike

    boots:

    MMM, julius

    futurist/ninja:

    viridi-anne
    julius
    rick

    i buy the bondage stuff i don;t post in waywts at trash & vaudeville
     
  11. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    the majority of my wardrobe is basics from brands like j crew/banana republic, with a few pieces from 'expensive' brands that I find cheap. knowing how to shop sales and what to compromise on is the key to having a nice wardrobe with a limited budget. it's important to learn your sizing on brands that you can't afford right now, so if something does come up cheap you won't be wasting your money if you pull the trigger.
     
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    express


    AKA the forgotten mall brand; I haven't been in one in a minute. Worth a look?


    P.S. Agree w/ everything Teger said.
     
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    I need to get something to wear for easter. I was thinking light blue button up shirt(maybe with a yellow tie, probably with out a tie.) Suggestions for what type of pants to wear, and what shirt I should buy. I am still growing so nothing too expensive. Also I was thinking for shoes, boat shoes would go pretty well, Although I could be thinking wrong and they could look terrible.
     
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    for basic shirts for $40'ish, you cannot do better. have some white button downs for 5 years that have held up well. their fashiony stuff is ill, but for basics, a solid and cheap choice.

    AKA the forgotten mall brand; I haven't been in one in a minute. Worth a look?
     
  15. Teger

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    express is ok for super basics like tees and button down shirts. the issue I have with them is that none of their stuff is 100% cotton, and I like a little more 'drape' in my shirts.
     
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    ^they are part elastene,and i don;t like drape which is probably why i do like them.
     
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    The buttons on Express shirts are absolutely garbage though. Too thin and crack way too easily.
     
  18. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    I need to get something to wear for easter. I was thinking light blue button up shirt(maybe with a yellow tie, probably with out a tie.) Suggestions for what type of pants to wear, and what shirt I should buy. I am still growing so nothing too expensive. Also I was thinking for shoes, boat shoes would go pretty well, Although I could be thinking wrong and they could look terrible.
    A lightweight light color khaki would be nice with that for easter stuff. Some white canvas shoes maybe. I dunno. I've worn something similar (sans tie) and it worked out well. Kunk- You say express fits pretty well, but wait till that no carb diet kicks in a bit more and you go on the Justin diet. You'll sing a different tune
     
  19. Brutus

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    I need to get something to wear for easter. I was thinking light blue button up shirt(maybe with a yellow tie, probably with out a tie.) Suggestions for what type of pants to wear, and what shirt I should buy. I am still growing so nothing too expensive. Also I was thinking for shoes, boat shoes would go pretty well, Although I could be thinking wrong and they could look terrible.

    Go visit Robbie at Target and buy a button down you like but isn't over the top obnoxious and get it tailored. I always wonder what people are thinking when they add in descriptives like I am still growing. Do you really want people to know you're a little guy?

    Edit: I don't think Robbie works at Target anymore but whatever.
     
  20. Teger

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    the one cheap brand that I've never had luck with is H&M. all the stuff seems really poorly made and fits badly. I really wanted to pick up a nice cheap wool coat from them over the winter (my BR coat is fucking falling apart.. really sad about that buy), but found nothing worth even half of what they wanted [​IMG]
     

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