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Your Best & Worst Purchases of 2010

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by APK, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Zeemon

    Zeemon Senior member

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    Good (things which i wear alot)

    J. Lindeberg "Travis" harrington jacket in navy
    Marc Jacobs High-Tops in olive
    Nudie Big Bengt Organic
    Fred Perry x Raf Simons sweater in blue
    Popissue dip-dye t-shirt in blue/lightblue
    Hugo High-Tops "Piam" in white/brown/black
    Hugo Shirt "Erino" with contrast sleeves
    Asos basics
    Paul & Joe leather holdall in beige/lightbrown

    Bad:
    Bleu de Paname Pantalon Carotte
    Ordered size 34 from Colette, they delivered Size "XL", too big, I washed them thought they weren't sanforized, but they were [​IMG]

    Veronique Branquinho x Camper Shoes
    the yare quite uncomfortable
     


  2. drmmr

    drmmr Senior member

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    Madstaxbro, do you have a fit pic of that shirt? Looks fucking fantastic but I wouldn't know how to wear that out.
     


  3. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    Best *Alfred Sargent "Stirlin" commando sole brouges. Not that expensive, comfortable, fits with "everything" *LVC 44´s. Perfect jeans cut. Slimmish straight leg, high rise, bit slouchy. *Oscar Jacobson cord sports coat . Havent worn it that much yet, but I forsee heavy rotation. *bunch of shirts, esp. 2 great patterned oxfords from Gant Rugger. *Filson briefcase and/or zippered tote. Both are great. *possibly Filson single dry tin pants, got to hem them again ([​IMG]) to really evaluate the potential. The make me want to get more filson pants anyway... Shelter cloth? worst: some US cargos that really did not fit, left them to goodwill. german cargos, pretty much same fate Carhartt EU chambray, I hate the buttons and dont have energy to exchange them. Clarks desert boots. Got them on sale, but that doesnt make up for the fact that they are lined with a plaid synthetic material that does not breath at all.
     


  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    also, I got a pair of Jil Sander espadrille wedge heels in white gold leather for my girlfriend from the corner sale this summer, they didn't look like much in the pics online and they weren't too expensive at all; they turned out to be really elegant looking with a very skinny tapered heel in the back, and really durable for what they were, considering she wore them quite a bit this summer - the little tiny heel topy pin doesn't even need replacement yet; they're in the shoes closet sitting there looking nice for next summer as well. On our nasty sidewalks here, low soled stilettos die within a day or two, so these shoes are definitely something different and I wouldn't have guessed that when I was buying them. Those are probably my best clothing purchase of 2010, actually.
     


  5. sexonfabric

    sexonfabric Senior member

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    Best:

    Nigel Cabourn Submarine Knit
    EG Desert Pants
    EG Bedford

    Worst:

    Reigning Champ Varsity Jacekt (sizing screw up)
    Reigning Champ Recycled Fleece Hoodie (average quality...average fit)
     


  6. snake

    snake Senior member

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    Best:

    Julius leather
    DBSS boots

    Worst:

    Geller sunglasses because they never get worn.
     


  7. London

    London Senior member

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    Best:

    Wings + Horns Shawl Collared Cardigan

    Worst:

    Quoddy chukkas. Like them, but haven't barely worn them
     


  8. seraphn

    seraphn Active Member

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    Best:

    Somet 008's - Probably my go to pair at the moment.

    W+H Black terry hoodie - Got this off BS, and it's the best fitting hoodie I have.

    AE dress shoes - Off BS as well. Not aldens, but at $60 nearly new? Definitely one of my better pick ups.

    W+G button downs - Awesome fit for me. I picked up a couple of BoO's before this one and wanted to sell them immediately after I put this on for the first time. Plus, Mauro's customer service and prices are unbelievable.

    Uniqlo sweaters and heat tech - Should have picked up more.

    Worst:

    BoO Shirts - I just don't have the longer torso required for these. Also, the ridiculous amount of money I spent just made them an expensive lesson I could have done without.

    Almost everything from Gilt - Nearly everything I bought was sent back to them. It took me forever to spend the $200+ credit I had built up. I did eventually get a nice pair of Rag and Bone, though.
     


  9. gdl203

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    Best:
    - Yigal Azrouel peruvian sweater jacket
    - Green Rafstros
    - TOJ goatskin bomber
    - Buzz Rickson pea coat (or was it late 09?)
    - Cheaney wingtip boots
    - Moscot blonde sunglasses
    - CP summer achilles
    - Seavees trail boots
    - a few bespoke suits and jackets

    Worst:
    - too much bad sh!t out there to keep count of
     


  10. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    Oh boy, let's see....I lost 85lbs over the last year and a half so this year was a big clothes buying year for me, basically needed to replace everything but shoes. So....

    Best:

    EG Bedford in black whipcord (have worn way more then I would have imagined!)
    APC New Standards (great fit, cheap and holding up well so far)
    White's Semi-Dress cap-toe boots (my favorite boots)
    Alden x Context Roy boots
    A bunch of great shirts (Sunny Sports, Mister Freedom, Sugar Cane, EPs)

    Worst:

    EG Chambray (love the shirt but the fit just wasn't good...already sold)
    RM Williams boots (nice boots, just not my style...already sold)
    J Crew Fatigue jacket (nice jacket but not quite my style and I almost never wear it....it was cheap though so I keep it around)

    That is about it for the bad stuff. Overall I'm pretty happy with my buys this year. Spent a lot of money on a lot of stuff but almost all of it I love and gets a lot wear.
     


  11. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    i dont have a worst. but i dont buy a lot of stuff.
     


  12. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    Best:

    Brooks Brothers Black Watch Sportjacket
    Levis 514 slim jeans
    Brooks Brothers Pointed Bow-ties
    SWIMS - The Cadillac of Galoshes

    Worst

    Lee Denim Jacket (Downsized to get the right fit; Too short in the back, my bad)
    Brooks Black Fleece Pants (Only because I bought them for $600 and haven't worn them at all)
    Brooks Chocolate Brown Pointed Bow-tie (I don't even ever wear this... maybe next year)

    I'm also overall very happy with my buys this year. Avoided many stupid mistakes.
     


  13. max_r

    max_r Senior member

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    best:

    APC Petit standards
    paul smith zip boots
    wool socks


    worst:
    almost everything i got from the mall
     


  14. sonicreducer

    sonicreducer Senior member

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    BEST:

    - crescent down x south willard pendleton wool down vest
    - EG f/w '10 zip hoodie
    - wwm f/w '10 upland oxford
    - eternal 811
    - epaulet moleskin trousers
    - barbour bedale (can't believe i waited so long to finally grab one)

    WORST:

    - wwm f/w '10 striped wool stream jacket (BEAUTIFUL jacket, just not warm enough to wear in the winter, but at the same time too warm to wear in the spring months. had a hard time justifying a $600 coat i'd wear 2-3 months a year).
    - mcnairy x rest store camo cargos (cool pants, but the rise is WAY too low for me, and they are just too fashion-y. don't really fit in with the rest of my wardrobe)
     


  15. brianoh

    brianoh Senior member

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    Dammit. I just got the Tokihto Horse Riding Jkt (for 378!). You really didn't like it? Should I refuse delivery, it's that bad?
     


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