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Your Best & Worst Purchases of 2010

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

  1. MiniW

    MiniW Senior member

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    As I feel that my wardrobe is pretty much complete, 2010 will probably be one of the last years where I try to robokop everything I think is interesting. It was a good year for sure. Best of the best: [​IMG] also PBJ 005BK, pea coat from Rugby RL, J+ top coat, there's others I can't recall them all Worst: Pea coat from J crew (was talked into buying it from a salesman b/c I was unsure and it happened to be on sale for $198 down from $275, returned it the next day) Pea coat from Gap - felt like thick cotton rather than wool Dress pants from H&M - nice and slim, but the moleskin cotton picks up every fleck of dust in my house. Too late to return.
     
  2. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    you can return stuff to h&m pretty much whenever you want
     
  3. ennui

    ennui Senior member

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    Best:
    * MMM GATs in white, blue, olive
    * MMM black hi-tops
    * CP duffle bag in tan - perfect size
    * Ervell fairisle

    Worst:
    * Calvin Klein pants that are too baggy
    * Couple of MMM bags I had to return due to bad design/too big

    Haven't decided yet:
    * Clark's DBs in sand suede and beeswax: like the look, but not that comfortable near the end of the day.
    * BBBF suit and slacks: need to tailor them first
    * Alden cigar longwings: will probably move to the "best" list once I get a chance to actually wear them
    * Neil Barrett grey patent perforated wingtips: this one could easily go either way. Again I have to actually go wear them first.

    Previous years updates:
    * Lanvin low-tops in blue: sole too chunky, I never wear them, I fell for the hype. Not sure if I should sell them.
    * WWM Maine Guide jacket fw09: still my go-to winter jacket (I'm not in a cold state)
    * John Varvatos boots: nice boots for the price, don't care if they are not SF-approved
    * I ended up dumping the majority of my pre-SF shoes on EBay. It's amazing what people will pay for Nikes or used Adidas.

    Resolution for 2011:
    * Continue dumping stuff I don't wear onto EBay
    * Be more selective about what I buy, but don't be afraid to experiment now and then.
     
  4. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^should have copped old sole lanvins
     
  5. michaelp123

    michaelp123 Well-Known Member

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    I really dig this jacket. Where did you get it? What's the situation with the sizing?
    My best based on frequency of wear.... Attachment jacket [​IMG]
     
  6. word

    word Senior member

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    xs boo shirts who am i kidding i need smalls [​IMG] Best is probably a navy w&h zip cardigan thing. Easy to layer with, no hood to get all in the way but it's as warm as a regular hoodie. Kinda don't like the collar on it but w/e.
     
  7. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    I really like everything I bought in 2010. I am not sure I could pick a favorite.

    So, in the new category of "I Liked It A Whole Lot More Than I Thought I Would," I nominate the black Rafstros from the context sale. Those were a surprise. I usually mull over a purchase for a while before pulling the trigger, but I bought those about 3 minutes after I saw them for the first time. I also like the grey waxed 19cm diors more than I thought I would.

    I would like to include my jil suit in best-of for 2010 but the damn thing isn't here yet and I am concerned . . . .

    2009 was a different story, a lot of turkeys that year. Biggest disappointment was a Neil Barrett cardigan that was high quality and had a nice pattern but did not fit me right. It had four buttons and there was no way for me to button it without it looking awkward for some reason. I lost a lot of money on the sale.
     
  8. ennui

    ennui Senior member

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    ^should have copped old sole lanvins

    Yeah I know. [​IMG]
     
  9. URALLMORONS

    URALLMORONS Senior member

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    Best of:
    Levi X Filson Jacket
    Visvim Kangaroo Virgils
    EG Chambrays
    EG Workaday Sateen Fatigue Pants
    Samurai 0210(fabric is amazing)

    Worst of:
    Samurai 0210(only cause I sized too big)
    Visvim Highwaters(3 of them, fit is too big)
    Visvim Button Ups(2 of them, fit is too big)
     
  10. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Think I told dl not to cop that nb.

    Man I should start an advice thread.
     
  11. scott.m

    scott.m Senior member

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    Best:
    Junya Red Down Shirt
    Junya Brogue Boots
    Supreme leopard backpack
    Supreme duffle
    epaulet rivet chinos in camo

    Worst:
    Our legacy chinos, such awful quality.
    Visvim Virgils, I just never really wear them but they're good to have I guess?
     
  12. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    Think I told dl not to cop that nb.

    Man I should start an advice thread.


    yeah I should have listened. I was financially raped in the sale, think I lost $450 when I flipped it. Probably my worst single item beating. fuuuuu
     
  13. adamha21

    adamha21 Senior member

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    Think I told dl not to cop that nb.

    Man I should start an advice thread.


    Do it.
     
  14. erzu

    erzu Senior member

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    best:

    sns fisherman full button-up
    3sixteen stadium jacket navy
    lvc 505 1967 - such a great fit on me, i waited so long because i was apprehensive about the higher rise (about 5" higher than apc ns, got them same size as ns - sz 30)
    kmw 1950 buckleback - shout-out to zissou who talked this up, fits me better than my ih 634s, acquired blue owl flash sale-style
    cp achilles antique low navy
    roy denim - before self edge adopted the brand, so i got them for $165 (haven't used them yet as i'm not in repro mode lately, might still sell them)

    worst:

    none worth mentioning really, maybe some frames that didn't really fit my face shape.
     
  15. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Do it.

    maybe i will but there will be a post/member since requirement for me to answer

    or if I just don't like you then you will be ignored
     
  16. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brown suede mocks with vibram sole. Best

    Shirts from Boggi in Milan. Looked great in Italy but just don't quite fit in here .....
     
  17. chasingred

    chasingred Senior member

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    Best of the best:
    [​IMG]


    I handled a #8 shell for the first time last month. [​IMG]
     
  18. Yardsale

    Yardsale Senior member

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    Best:
    Japanese blue oxford with knit pocket
    Dickies
    Visvim 7hole
    Junya waxed coat
    Acronym bomber and shell

    Worst:
    Rick Owens cotton jacket
    RRL oxford shirt
    Brixton jacket
    Alden brogue boots (amazing, I just never get dressed up anymore)
    Band of Outsiders cord pants
     
  19. CoconutBanana

    CoconutBanana Senior member

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    Best:
    Nudie Dry black coated conny
    Clarks Desert boots
    A-1 horsehide flight jacket
    N&F skinny guy elephants

    Worst:
    Red Wing crepe sole engineers
    Nudie Big Bengts dry heavy
    shitty horrible fitting gap chambray shirts
     
  20. surrender

    surrender Senior member

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    Getting better now that I'm defining my look - most of the bad purchases were early this year

    Best:
    BoO triple-check shirt
    Schneider flannel shirt (thankfully, both were around by sale time at SW)
    R&B shawl collar wool cardigan
    Our Legacy Manhattan knit
    Brooks Brothers extra-slim fit dress shirts
    Brooks Brothers Milano-fit trousers
    Uniqlo and The Tie Bar knit ties
    Heattech jawns
    Uniqlo wool blazer
    Raf x Fred Perry polos

    Meh: (stuff that I still wear, but should've saved for something better)
    RL custom fit oxfords
    Brooks Brothers extra-slim fit casual shirts - fit isn't bad, but I'd prefer them sans chest logo
    Lim wool shorts - great shorts, but I got SWOLEZ over the summer and they look painted-on now
    APC short-sleeve shirt

    Worst:
    APC wool M65 - total Y! Japan impulse buy
    Robert Geller arm-hole pleat shirt - another impulse buy
    ToJ varsity - beautiful jacket, but it didn't really fit my aesthetic. unloaded on B&S
    NDG black watch Mackintosh - same as above, about to post on B&S
    Tim Hamilton dress shirt
    Jean Shop Rockers - Gilt lulz
    Dior tie - total impulse buy at Filene's
     

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