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. teacher38

    teacher38 New Member

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    I'm 23, 6'1", and about 200 lbs. but currently slimming down. I'm a middle school teacher so I don't need anything super nice but I'd like to have a blazer on hand for certain events and going out on the town. I want a slim fitting one that can go with dress pants or jeans. As for my budget, I am a teacher so I need to keep it under $200. I found this on the Men's Warehouse web site and it looks like what I'm looking for. If anyone could provide me with some feedback about the jacket, I'd appreciate it. I thought most jackets had 2 buttons these days, not 3. Does that matter a lot? Here's a link for the jacket. http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/...64_BLACK_10051 Thanks for the help guys. Sorry for the noobish questions.
     
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    I'm 23, 6'1", and about 200 lbs. but currently slimming down. I'm a middle school teacher so I don't need anything super nice but I'd like to have a blazer on hand for certain events and going out on the town. I want a slim fitting one that can go with dress pants or jeans. As for my budget, I am a teacher so I need to keep it under $200.

    I found this on the Men's Warehouse web site and it looks like what I'm looking for. If anyone could provide me with some feedback about the jacket, I'd appreciate it. I thought most jackets had 2 buttons these days, not 3. Does that matter a lot? Here's a link for the jacket.

    http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/...64_BLACK_10051

    Thanks for the help guys. Sorry for the noobish questions.


    If you're not looking for whole suit, stay away from a 3 button option IMO. Look for one with two buttons. I think what you're looking for is a sports coat. I would look for something with an unstructured shoulder (no football linebacker pads) in cotton, corduroy, and maybe even a thicker wool blend for colder weather.
     
  3. ShaunB

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    I'm looking for a new coat/jacket for this winter. I live in the Midwest so the winters get coooold. It doesnt have to be anything too heavy though because chances are ill be wearing something under it. I want something thats classy but still casual that I can wear with a t shirt and jeans. I'd like to spend under $200 if possible. If you could help me out that would be great, thanks!
     
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    I'm looking for a new coat/jacket for this winter. I live in the Midwest so the winters get coooold. It doesnt have to be anything too heavy though because chances are ill be wearing something under it. I want something thats classy but still casual that I can wear with a t shirt and jeans. I'd like to spend under $200 if possible. If you could help me out that would be great, thanks!

    I would check out Spiewak. Tobi, one of the forum affiliates, has a good selection. Here's a link. They're practically all under $200.

    Sterlingwear Peacoats are around $140 and can be sized down for a slim fit.
     
  5. ShaunB

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    I would check out Spiewak. Tobi, one of the forum affiliates, has a good selection. Here's a link. They're practically all under $200.

    Sterlingwear Peacoats are around $140 and can be sized down for a slim fit.


    I really like those Spiewak coats. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  6. teacher38

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    If you're not looking for whole suit, stay away from a 3 button option IMO. Look for one with two buttons. I think what you're looking for is a sports coat. I would look for something with an unstructured shoulder (no football linebacker pads) in cotton, corduroy, and maybe even a thicker wool blend for colder weather.

    Okay, that's what I thought. I'm looking for a black blazer or sports coat. Is there any difference between the two? Any suggestions on where to look or links for what you mentioned? Thanks
     
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    Under 200 is a little hard to pull off, however, this Rugby corduroy jacket is pretty nice for $175. Rugby's jackets are known for being fairly slim, so I'd at least consider it. http://rugby.com/shop/item.aspx?prod...719&cp=3138868 Don't buy a black blazer, it looks very "rube-ish." I'd stick with navy blue if you want a blazer.
     
  8. gwydion

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    I know there are multiple threads on this subject and I've checked them all and couldn't find much that I liked. For the most part, people seem to just recommend ll bean katahdins or red wing GTs. And while they're nice, I'm not sure they're for me. I also haven't owned a pair of boots since probably roughly 8 years ago and those were the ones I wore when I was a kid.

    My budget is $250...I can go a bit higher if I <really> like something I see. I also live in Canada so it gets quite cold and they spread salt EVERYWHERE. If there's any questions I can answer to help, please let me know. Temperatures are starting to dip below 0C(32F) and my toes are getting cold in my canvas shoes [​IMG]
     
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    Black or Maroon chuck taylors?
     
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    Hey guys could you recommend a warm winter nylon bomber style jacket that is relatively affordable?
     
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    I know there are multiple threads on this subject and I've checked them all and couldn't find much that I liked. For the most part, people seem to just recommend ll bean katahdins or red wing GTs. And while they're nice, I'm not sure they're for me. I also haven't owned a pair of boots since probably roughly 8 years ago and those were the ones I wore when I was a kid.

    My budget is $250...I can go a bit higher if I <really> like something I see. I also live in Canada so it gets quite cold and they spread salt EVERYWHERE. If there's any questions I can answer to help, please let me know. Temperatures are starting to dip below 0C(32F) and my toes are getting cold in my canvas shoes [​IMG]


    What don't you like about them? Have you looked at red wing iron rangers? Theres also the j crew red wing 899 which is what I would get if I had the money. Any of them is going to hold up well in salt and snow if you regularly coat them in sno seal.
     
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    i got the 899's cheap on ebay, it came out to about 170 canadian, there still might be a few floating around. good boots, great sole for the winter. You might want to check out the thorogood x epaulet and also viberg since they're in canada
     
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    What don't you like about them? Have you looked at red wing iron rangers? Theres also the j crew red wing 899 which is what I would get if I had the money. Any of them is going to hold up well in salt and snow if you regularly coat them in sno seal.

    I just don't feel like they personally suit me. Do I have any good choices besides the workwear style boots?
     
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    I got a job at Banana Republic and they said I couldn't wear denim while working. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I am such a denim slut; they're the only pants I ever wear. I guess this is a good thing, as I have to branch out now, but I'm just so damn used to wearing jeans all the time I have no idea what to do. I have some Acne chinos in the mail but I'm unsure as to what pants would be good in a casual-dress environment.
     
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    Hi, I am going out tomorrow I am deciding on what to wear .

    Black Cardigan with White Dress shirt / Gray dress shirt /
    with white converse or brown desert boots
    w/ navy slim jeans.

    Sorry , my collection is limited, i recently got into the &quot;GAME&quot;!

    im trying to go casual preppy.
     

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