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. fiasco

    fiasco Senior member

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    i live about 45 mins away from pasadena. i was thinking about maybe going out there to meet with them and get measured.
     


  2. LuneSoleil

    LuneSoleil New Member

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    I live in rural Canada and there is literally nowhere to buy clothes. can one dress himself sensibly at the Gap only?
     


  3. fiasco

    fiasco Senior member

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    why dont you just shop online?
     


  4. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    i live about 45 mins away from pasadena. i was thinking about maybe going out there to meet with them and get measured.
    If this is the case I'd say it's a great choice. You'll also be able to see fabric samples and get direct input from them.
     


  5. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

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    I live in rural Canada and there is literally nowhere to buy clothes. can one dress himself sensibly at the Gap only?

    Not really, unless you are going for the Jeans and white T-shirt all the time look.
     


  6. PiperInAlberta

    PiperInAlberta Senior member

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    I live in rural Canada and there is literally nowhere to buy clothes. can one dress himself sensibly at the Gap only?

    Most of my collared shirts come from there and I've got a pair of their denim, and I figure I look alright. I really can't justify buying >$150 dress/collared shirts regardless of how high quality they are, especially on my salary (it's good, but not wardrobe full of $150 shirts good).
     


  7. bubbleboys

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    A) The leather is beyond shit quality, it feels like plastic
    B) In all likelihood they have cemented soles
    C) Stitching and construction is going to be miles behind good shoemakers


    Just a few questions then:
    In your opinion, would you say chelsea boots are not one of those fashions that's going to disappear in a year and will probably still be wearable say 4-5 years from now?

    Would you please suggest some chelsea boots that are better build quality at the $100 - $200 price range?

    The level of quality I'm looking for is at the Ecco level (not sure if you guys are aware of them). I bought a $100-150 pair of brown loafers from them 3 years ago and they've held up beautifully and still going strong.

    Thanks
     


  8. Brothersport

    Brothersport Senior member

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    Just a few questions then:
    In your opinion, would you say chelsea boots are not one of those fashions that's going to disappear in a year and will probably still be wearable say 4-5 years from now?

    Would you please suggest some chelsea boots that are better build quality at the $100 - $200 price range?

    The level of quality I'm looking for is at the Ecco level (not sure if you guys are aware of them). I bought a $100-150 pair of brown loafers from them 3 years ago and they've held up beautifully and still going strong.

    Thanks


    [​IMG] Just do a search, man.
     


  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Just a few questions then: In your opinion, would you say chelsea boots are not one of those fashions that's going to disappear in a year and will probably still be wearable say 4-5 years from now? Would you please suggest some chelsea boots that are better build quality at the $100 - $200 price range? The level of quality I'm looking for is at the Ecco level (not sure if you guys are aware of them). I bought a $100-150 pair of brown loafers from them 3 years ago and they've held up beautifully and still going strong. Thanks
    Chelseas have been around for years and they will continue to be around for years. Ecco are shit quality.
     


  10. bubbleboys

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    Chelseas have been around for years and they will continue to be around for years. Ecco are shit quality.

    really? I must have gotten lucky then because my eccos have held up beautifully.
     


  11. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Durability isn't the end-all to quality. I could make a wardrobe out of plastic that will last for centuries past natural fibers, doesn't make it high quality
     


  12. bubbleboys

    bubbleboys Senior member

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    Durability isn't the end-all to quality. I could make a wardrobe out of plastic that will last for centuries past natural fibers, doesn't make it high quality

    hm well I definitely still have lots to learn about quality in terms of apparel (no duh).

    Always viewed durability as one of the top indicators of quality (ex. a fully canvassed suit will last longer than a fused suit, if both are taken care of equally).
     


  13. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    first pair of chelsea boots, plan on only sticking to one for a while, so sticking with black color
    how are these?


    ^if you are just getting one boot, go with brown over black as it is more versatile. I don't really care for those, but I don't really like chelseas anyways.

    edit: they are calvin klein, so I'm guessing they aren't too great of quality


    Black is fine for one color, don't worry too much about it. Chelseas are great IMO but don't go with Calvin Klein.

    Spend a little more money and get RMWs, or Loakes, or McNairys from Epaulet.

    is there something particularly wrong with calvin klein build quality? Also, any particular reason you don't like Chelsea boots? From what I read up about them, they seem very versatile, able to be worn in a wide range of situations.

    A) The leather is beyond shit quality, it feels like plastic
    B) In all likelihood they have cemented soles
    C) Stitching and construction is going to be miles behind good shoemakers


    +1

    I've owned mall brand cheap shoes, and cheap designer "nice shoes", actual designer shoes and some "nice ones". The biggest gaps in quality show mostly through shoes in my experiences. Cheap shoes are more uncomfortable, less well built, hurt your feet more, and wear down worse over time.

    Nicer soles help a lot, some padding makes the footbed more comfortable, and nice supple soft non-plastic-y leather just softens with age and wear.

    In the long run it's better.
     


  14. lyonnaisdecoeur

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    i'm looking for advice on a pair of nice 'dressy' jeans....i have plenty of jeans in all sorts of styles but not any that are really nice enough to wear with a jacket.....i'm looking for something preferably in a dark-blue, straight leg, but nothing thats too tight....and also not more than 200 usd.
     


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    i'm looking for advice on a pair of nice 'dressy' jeans....i have plenty of jeans in all sorts of styles but not any that are really nice enough to wear with a jacket.....i'm looking for something preferably in a dark-blue, straight leg, but nothing thats too tight....and also not more than 200 usd.

    black 3sixteen straight leg, tons of other options though search for the jeans under $200 thread
     


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