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White Mountaineering

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. aether

    aether Senior member

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    The shirt better be amazing for $490, otherwise it goes back and I get my refund. No harm no foul.

    I do hope Scotts words are just hearsay, tho. Cause the panel shirt LOOKS great. But I remember handling the junya shirt jacket and I was like "whatever".
     
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  2. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    pretty sure scott has handled the stuff he is talking about. he knows his shit.
     
  3. tween_spirit

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    Nothing I've seen WM put out has been "bad" but some things are a little underwhelming, especially when considering the retail price.

    Knits look great but won't blow you away when handled, the shirting can be very cool but not $450 cool, and, at risk of "defending" a brand, I still think their outwear is very, very nice.

    One interesting thing about WM is that they make all of their fabrics in-house each season, so interpret that how you will, for better and for worse.

    I can see what scott is saying about the patchwork blazer being frail, but I really liked that about it. I wasn't too substantial and it became more of just a sort of jacket to throw on like a cardigan or something.
     
  4. habitant

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    I tried on some junya outerwear and shirts the other day, wasn't incredibly impressed either.. Though I think with fashion you pay more for style than substance.

    Like wings + horns is supposedly 'bulletproof' though buttons fall of their stuff all the time, I have two pairs of the slub selvedge pants, and I think between the two i've had 7 buttons fall off.

    Besides if you find the wm stuff too expensive you can always proxy it.. it's a great deal cheaper in Japan.. most shirting is under 30000 yen... with a lot well below 25000
     
  5. scott.m

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    And I agree with you and Tween, the outerwear is where they shine, that blazer was just a piece I was really into, and it let me down, also, Odin not stocking a 0 or 1 made it very impossible for me to properly enjoy it. bergdorf's selection was good, but for what it is, stick to the tech gear.
    I handled every piece in NYC, went to Bergdorf and to Odin, all the stockists that have received anything yet, to my knowledge. Bergdorf's buy was far superior, so to get a good grasp of the brand, go there, for the tamer pieces go there, though they have a shitload of accessories.
     
  6. jwjp

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    Just received the logger shirt (sup aether) from End. Initial reactions: the fabric is awesome - soft and looks really nice from a distance - and construction feels solid. Fits pretty much perfect (I'm a medium and bought a large). However I can't justify keeping it. It isn't worth £350 to me, at this time in my life. Also I look like a fucking cowboy when I wear it.
     
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    How long are the sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff) on that thing?
     
  8. jwjp

    jwjp Senior member

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    about 25 inches
     
  9. about11oclock

    about11oclock Senior member

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    scott- which Odin location has their WM?
     
  10. tween_spirit

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    Lafayette
     
  11. aether

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    for sure. I ordered one size up and went with an XL. Was it really that weastern?
     
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    It doesn't look that cowboy, i just tried it on at first wearing jeans and that seemed too much. I think it needs to be balanced out with some techy or some drapey stuff. It really grew on me over the course of today - I wore it in the house with geller flight pants in olive which looked really awesome - but i think i'm still going to send it back :( If it were £100 cheaper then maybe i'd keep it...
     
  13. habitant

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    odd that you'd think that it would look western, when it's clearly a northern logger shirt *snigger*. most western shirts look way better when wearing with pants, not jeans.. lately i'm not really a fan of wearing jeans anymore, except with t-shirts...
     
  14. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    Has anyone bought the socks yet? I'd love to see how you guys are incorporating them into a fit
     
  15. YoungM

    YoungM Senior member

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    Do you happen to know what prices are like on the gore-tex coats?
     
  16. scott.m

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    approximately 700 usd, just searching in english has a decent amount of results, rakuten too.
     
  17. habitant

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    Yeah, you can shop around yourself a bit on google japan, or contact the guys at sharp service.
     
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    anyone have information on the WM Wardrobe Pocket Tees?
     
  19. habitant

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    yes, they're fucking awesome... i have a few regular neck, v-neck, half sleeve. the only complaint i have is that the neck isn't very stretchy so you have to be really careful when you take it off, otherwise you stretch.

    The first shirt I got, the first time i took it off, I was a bit careless and sort of ruined the neck...
     
  20. reedobandito

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    Puck it, going to buy a pair of WM socks today at Frances May. Fit pic forthcoming
     

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