WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Yeah but I'm in Hong Kong and shopping at western stores. :s I just hate having to take stuff to the tailor and waiting 1-2 weeks to get it back, and adding extra onto the price... sigh.
     
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    kgmessier Senior member

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    Inspired by E's charcoal-on-black:

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    As with yesterday, best I could do was a couple quick iPhone snaps.

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    Grayland Senior member

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    Love the cardigan. Is it Brooks Brothers?
     
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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    A more casual tie would have been better, IMO, but I like the cardi.
     
  5. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    Good eye. Indeed it is.


    In retrospect, I agree. I wanted to add color, but I think I went wrong with silk.
     
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    But given your location though, it will be mostly Chinese that the stores are selling to rather than expats and tourists, so that will probably be the sizing of garments that they'll be stocking. Apparently HK's population is 95% ethnic Chinese.

    Remember reading something about Marks & Spencer screwing-up on sizing when they first opened stores. Apparently they stocked with European size ranges but with mostly Chinese customers. So they ended up with excess stock of larger sizes that they couldn't shift, while completely selling out of smaller sized garments.
     
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  7. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I wonder what the sizing difference is here with Uniqlo/Zara/H&M etc. I'm a XL at uniqlo/ L in zara but I've never tried those stores in the USA.
     
  8. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Uniqlo adjusts the sizes. If you're an XL in the clothes you bought at their Asian stores you'll want to buy L from their NY stores.
     
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    How tall are you Eason? You look 1.83 m at least. It shouldn´t be that difficult finding clothes that fit.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    charcoal/black and cardi look nice. ditch the tie (by that i mean goodwill that puppy).
    cardi with tie always reminds me of mr. rogers.
     
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    Someone at the office actually said to me this morning, "How's it going, Mr. Rogers?"

    (I told him it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, of course.)
     
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    I really want to look and comment on some of the fits, but I am... blinded by the light.
     
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    On that very subject, here's a cross-post from WAYWRN. Although I wore the SC to work, I took it off almost as soon as I arrived and never felt lacking. The cardi was a fine substitute.





    You say that like it's a bad thing.
     
  14. black_umbrella

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    Never like turtlenecks. Just horrendous.

    But, have you considered getting some APC jeans? I cycle a lot, which means my thighs are disproportionate to the rest of my body, but APC seems to fit. You're gonna have to sacrifice calf narrowness though, which might be a better look on you anyway.
     
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