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. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Rachel Comey
     


  2. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Can someone point me toward some quality hi-top sneakers that are simple in design and made well enough to last awhile? Maybe something that looks better as they wear in?

    I've been a boot guy for several years but would like one great pair of sneakers in rotation.


    Common projects?

    Can someone recommend me a canvas oxford or derby dress-style shoe?

    Common projects?
     


  3. Strombollii

    Strombollii Senior member

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    [​IMG] I bought a couple shirts at H&M. I don't really like their spring/summer clothes though. And no no for AMerican Apparel and Gap lol. I have a very good job (pays 18$ an hour) so um... I can afford pricier things (not too pricey though).

    This statement makes you look like a twit. American Apparel has good basics. If you want basics, check them out. If you're too good for Gap, go to J Crew. Don't start shelling out cash left and right for higher brands until you really know what you like.
     


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    Now that I have a navy blazer, what sports coat should I aim to get next?
     


  5. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    [​IMG] I bought a couple shirts at H&M. I don't really like their spring/summer clothes though. And no no for AMerican Apparel and Gap lol. I have a very good job (pays 18$ an hour) so um... I can afford pricier things (not too pricey though).

    Ohhhhh $18 an hour. Baller status.

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  6. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Can someone recommend me a canvas oxford or derby dress-style shoe?
    rachel comey, common projects, bstore, opening ceremony, i think vanishing elephant, urban outfitters, couple more too. really wanted a pair like 2 years ago and couldn't find anything and now that i'm not fiending for one quite the same i see them a bunch [​IMG]
     


  7. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention Augusta/Carpe Diem [​IMG]
     


  8. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Now that I have a navy blazer, what sports coat should I aim to get next?

    Depends on your wardrobe. I think corduroy looks great, but the fabric won't last as long as wool. Tweed is also fantastic. Some kind of rougher, textured fabric.
     


  9. enarchay

    enarchay Senior member

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    Depends on your wardrobe. I think corduroy looks great, but the fabric won't last as long as wool. Tweed is also fantastic. Some kind of rougher, textured fabric.

    Rougher, textured fabric... well I did recently thrift a Lands End wool/lambswool sports coat for $4. It's a tan color. Would that work for a second blazer? Not sure with which outfits it'd work.
     


  10. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Need some new boots as my HTC do not fit and I am not feeling the style for my wardrobe. Wanted to get the Clarks distressed black DB but no where to be found, rec. a good black boot that is quality and priced right?
     


  11. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Rougher, textured fabric... well I did recently thrift a Lands End wool/lambswool sports coat for $4. It's a tan color. Would that work for a second blazer? Not sure with which outfits it'd work.

    I can't see it or feel it over the internet, dog. Use your best judgment.
     


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    TeeKay Senior member

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    How much should I expect to pay on shirt and pant alterations?
     


  13. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    It can range from 10 to 20 dollars in my experience.
     


  14. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    depending on what needs to be done $10-$20 like what Prada said.

    sleeve or inseam shortened, $10
    pants taken in or out, $20
     


  15. tim_pnin

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    Now that I have a navy blazer, what sports coat should I aim to get next?

    A medium grey or herringbone tweed from TAT: http://www.thickasthievesla.com/fabrics.html

    Either will work over denim, chinos, or slacks. Versatility is the name of the game.
     


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