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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. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend an excellent quality hooded zip sweatshirt? If you had to choose only 1 as a staple for your wardrobe, what would you choose?

    Thx.


    This one is quite nice:

    http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Wing...die_16643.html
     


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  3. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Can anyone recommend an excellent quality hooded zip sweatshirt? If you had to choose only 1 as a staple for your wardrobe, what would you choose? Thx.
    Marc Jacobs leather hoodie?
     


  4. jekyoo_style

    jekyoo_style Well-Known Member

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    Can someone recommend to me a pair of cheap denim jeans that are dark(er) blue and are lightweight and thin? I bought a pair of CKs this weekend that fit the bill except they stonewashed them so much they lost much of their blue. BTW, i paid $25 after using a 25% Macy's F&F coupon,. Orig MSRP was around $60.

    I'm gonna return them b/c I got home and realized I have 3 other pairs just like them (!).


    Levi's imo are the best bang for bucks jeans out there. Depending on the fitting you want, look into the 501 (straight leg), 514 (slim straight), 511 (skinny).
     


  5. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Thanks guys for the hoodie recs. I like the W&H options and love that hoodie from Blackbird. The Marc Jacobs leather hoodie is really different. I like the idea, though it seems like something i might try further down the road rather than something to start off with.
     


  6. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    I like the W&H options and love that hoodie from Blackbird.
    Yeah, it's quite nice. I'm considering getting one for myself. If you do get one, let me know how you like it. - Keith
     


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    Scionicus New Member

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    I really like the neck of this tee but apparently the material is thin enough to be pretty much see-through. Can anyone recommend me a similar U or wideneck tee that's under $50 and decent quality?
     


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    adambz Active Member

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    I'm looking for white jeans.. something like he's wearing, but not as slim. Anybody have any suggestions?
     


  9. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    So: what should I ask the tailor to do? I already know that the shirt needs to be fitted (CK "slim" is pretty big on me), and I'm thinking of getting the tie shortened. I don't have enough money to go buy a new blazer, even though I've been told that it's ill-fitting around the shoulders (it's BDG"”found it new at a thrift store). Also, if there's anything awful about the whole outfit, tell me (and, preferably, how to fix it). I'm new to this.

    It would be cheaper to get a slim suit at H&M and work with it than it will be to fix everything here that needs to be fixed.
     


  10. Saul Silver

    Saul Silver Senior member

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    What's the SF opinion on Topman clothing? I'm a clothing n00b been looking to improve my wardrobe and some of their stuff looks quality and affordable, particularly their jackets.

    I'm a broke college student so if anybody could also recommend me some nice, affordable peacoats/leather jackets that would be appreciated.
     


  11. imschatz

    imschatz Senior member

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    I'm having trouble finding a "longer" trench coat. Something to the knee-ish. [​IMG] I really like this, but something a bit longer. Anything in particular I should be looking for. I'm having trouble googling "knee-ish length trench coat". Style: Prefer double-breasted, and light grey/beige .. but really would just like to start looking at this point. Price: $200-300. Nothing more.
     


  12. SLeiber32

    SLeiber32 Senior member

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    Ok, I am finally putting my foot down. For quite I while I have been lurking on SF and clothing sites getting a feel for what I like and what I want. I haven't had much money or the initiative to start buying though until now. I am 18 and most of my wardrobe is not worth wearing and now that I'll be going away to college I am prepared to scrap most of it to start new and spend some money on some life-long pieces and cheap basics. The help I need from you guys is steering me in the direction of some brands that will meet my needs both for fit (tall and skinny guy here) and price.

    Stats -
    5' 10"
    125lbs
    15.5" Neck
    33" Chest
    28" Natural Waist

    Items (if you think any of these is under or over represented, please chime in) -
    5 Casual Shirts
    2-3 Cardigans
    2-3 Sweaters
    5 Basic T's
    1 Premium Jean (something like APC)
    2-3 Cheap Jeans (Levis and the like for black/overdyed or white jeans)
    3? Pants
    1-2 Shoes (leather shoes, could be worn with jeans or chinos/pants)
    Accessories - ties mostly, socks, jewelry

    I need to know along what lines I should be thinking in terms of brands. My price point is low, I would probably be looking to spend around $1k on all of this stuff so can't really afford to splurge on the pieces. Also, this is made especially hard by my location (Pittsburgh) and size. It is really hard to find clothes that fit me properly as even smalls can be a bit blousy but are still often too short in the body. Bespoke seems like the way to go but it is pricey and the fabrics are often more dressy than casual. So any suggestions as to specific items or just brands/stores in general that are worth a look for my needs, price range and fit would be very, very greatly appreciated. Thank you
     


  13. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    still often too short in the body.

    This is a pretty dubious claim if you're only 5'10". You're honestly not very tall, dude. It would help if you posted a pic, though. Also, looking for lifelong pieces from the start is not necessarily the best way to go, since it takes a while to figure out what will and won't work for you. Lurking B&S for deals is probably your best option, as it can be hard to find clothes for a guy as skinny as you in the malls.
     


  14. SLeiber32

    SLeiber32 Senior member

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    This is a pretty dubious claim if you're only 5'10". You're honestly not very tall, dude. It would help if you posted a pic, though. Also, looking for lifelong pieces from the start is not necessarily the best way to go, since it takes a while to figure out what will and won't work for you. Lurking B&S for deals is probably your best option, as it can be hard to find clothes for a guy as skinny as you in the malls.
    Yeah, I know what you mean. The too short issue usually comes up with something like a t-shirt or polo where I could just use an extra two inches or so moreso than a collared shirt or sweater or something. As for lifelong pieces I just mean certain things that are pretty standard and work with a ton of styles like peacoats, trenches, a good pair of shoes if I can afford to splurge on a pair, etc. B&S does seem like a good choice and I check it out a lot but it seems like meeting some of my needs is going to be hard in a practical timeframe and I'm just going to end up with a bunch of secondhand clothes I bought because they seemed like a good deal at the time [​IMG]
     


  15. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I'm having trouble finding a "longer" trench coat. Something to the knee-ish.
    [​IMG]

    I really like this, but something a bit longer. Anything in particular I should be looking for. I'm having trouble googling "knee-ish length trench coat".

    Style: Prefer double-breasted, and light grey/beige .. but really would just like to start looking at this point.
    Price: $200-300. Nothing more.


    Why not go vintage? You can get a nice Burberry trench in your size for much less than $200.
     


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