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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. chrispy179

    chrispy179 Senior member

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a nice spring jacket, preferrably cheaper than the one I posted last page? An M65 would be legit, I've never had/worn one.

    i have an H&m m65 that looks similar to the shades of greige one. quality and details arent as nice but theyre nowhere near as expensive
     


  2. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    get the hare summer m65 from a few seasons back, moy on sufu used to rock it pretty good
     


  3. Kodiak

    Kodiak Senior member

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    get the hare summer m65 from a few seasons back, moy on sufu used to rock it pretty good
    oh yeah, i've seen that. where2kop/how much?
     


  4. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    kodiak-- take the lining out of an M-65 of its French equivalent and you'll be set.

    robbie
     


  5. Kodiak

    Kodiak Senior member

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    kodiak-- take the lining out of an M-65 of its French equivalent and you'll be set.

    robbie


    ionno, the hare m65 is the slimmest shit i've ever seen
     


  6. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    I think you need a Japan proxy for Hare...
     


  7. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    Old polos are actually pretty good, as far as it goes...unless they're Hollister or something.
     


  8. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    Recommend me summer shirts for my wardrobe -

    The cheaper the better, I am thinking about t-shirts but I am open to anything. All I have right now is old polos. Thanks!


    I really liked those 50/50 cotton/linen shirts uniqlo put out last year. I'll buy more when they come out this year.

    Madras is great too.
     


  9. wgnftw

    wgnftw New Member

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    I have a bit of a tough time finding clothes that fit. Pants are always way too tight in the ass and way loose in the waist. End up buying overly baggy and using a belt... really tired of using a belt all the time. Shirts are similar tight in chest loose in waist, but less of a prob than pants using shirts with some stretch.

    I'm 6ft 200lb around 10% bodyfat, fairly muscular.

    44in chest
    34.5in waist
    42in hips

    Yea... I'm an hourglass.... WTF!?

    Is there anywhere you guys can think of that sell clothes that would fit my body-type well? I like a lot of the clothes I see on the forums, but know I could never fit the style. Is MTM my only hope?I'm pretty cheap, but if its the only route then so be it.
     


  10. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    ^Band of Outsiders shirts have a massive taper. You'd probably be an XXL or even XXXL, but I don't know if they make such a thing. I'd recommend just getting shirts that fit you well in the neck, chest, and shoulders (and have sleeves that are long enough) and have them darted at the waist to fit better there. However, too much darting will give you a weird hourglass figure, which I doubt you'd want.

    As far as pants go, try wearing them lower, so that they're sitting on your hips, rather than your waist. APC Rescues are a pretty generous cut.
     


  11. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    ^I assumed it was his own wedding. assuming otherwise, I guess it'd make less sense to splurge on a new suit.

    chrispy: yeah, they only have colored slimfit "jeans" in grey, khaki etc. and the regular light blue/grey trousers on the site, but they also have chinos, seersucker pants, and maybe some other stuff in the nyc store. I'm sure they could give you a more complete inventory if you called.


    Naw it's my uncle's wedding but I don't understand why people don't like black suits.
     


  12. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    In the US, outside of nightclubs, weddings, and funerals, it's kind of just not done. I'm not exactly sure why. You could start a thread in Men's Clothing about it and I'm sure it would explode into some 25-page monstrosity about 'the rules' and how you're meant to break them. Might be fun.
     


  13. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    In the US, outside of nightclubs, weddings, and funerals, it's kind of just not done. I'm not exactly sure why. You could start a thread in Men's Clothing about it and I'm sure it would explode into some 25-page monstrosity about 'the rules' and how you're meant to break them. Might be fun.

    MC has a 50-page thread about black suits 1~2 times/month. Everyone makes all these great arguments about why not to wear them, but nobody argues against them (other than occasional trolls). It's kinda vain.
     


  14. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    Do you mean in vain, or vanity? I guess both apply.
     


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    wmmk Senior member

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    I originally meant in vain, but you're right that those threads are a form of vanity...
     


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