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Your Best & Worst Purchases of 2012

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by El Argentino, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. wurm

    wurm Senior member

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    Best:
    In Aisce leather jacket:
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    I never really wanted a leather jacket until I saw this one. The leather is amazing and it fits perfectly.

    Ann D cropped pants:
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    Was hesitant since they were expensive (like ~$325 and used), but so so worth it.

    Ann D Sneakers:
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    This makes one pair out of two...

    Uniqlo S-000 Jeans. Everything I want in a pair of jeans, and inexpensive. T-000 is a bit skinny for my liking now so I like the fit on these more. I was kind of done with jeans until I got these.


    Worst:
    A1923 Derbies
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    These would be in the best if they didn't end up being about half a size small. Will be selling these soon unfortunately.

    Ann D Boots & Boot Sneakers
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    Bought both of these expecting to have to choose between the two, but also thinking I might actually end up keeping both. Now that we're in actually suitable weather to wear them, I only have wore each pair like once. They're really quite awesome, but not for me I don't think. I will likely sell both, but might keep one and see if I wear it. Black pair seems to fit small anyway.
     
  2. thatguymj

    thatguymj Senior member

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    Best-

    Robert Geller Hooded Wool Coat
    Flyknits
    MMM elbow patch v neck
    UU Color Block Sweater
    Uniqlo Twill Jeans
    White Mountaineering shoes

    Worst-

    COS sweats
    W+H henley
    MMM checkerboard inside out sweater (nice piece just not sure how to wear it)
     
  3. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    Best
    C&J Islay calf scotch grain brogue boots. Simply beautiful. Great fit and not a moments discomfort. Picked these up after I missed the 2011 Lindrick frenzy. For a second choice they are my favourite purchase of 2012.

    Berk camel hair shawl cardigan. Lovely.

    Zanone cotton shawl cardigan in navy.

    Barbour wool shawl cardigan in claret. Cutting off the garish Steve Mcqueen-inspired patch improved its look significantly.

    Howard Yount light tan suede double monk. A really attractive shoe at a very good price. I spent much of the 1st half of 2012 looking for a double monk in taupe or milkshake, and though these aren't quite the color I initially desired they've become my favourite shoe.

    Several pairs of PT01 pants. Great fit, well made.

    Luciano Barbera pants in look-at-my-fucking-red-pants red. Best impulse buy. No reason for me to own 'em, yet I wear 'em all the time.

    * Best shops found in 2012: Howard Yount and Franz Boone.

    Worst

    Unis pants in oxblood. Really was excited to order these, but much too purple for my liking. The fit is renown, yet I found my Incotex and PT01 pants better fitting and better constructed. Returned.

    Gloverall duffle coat. Returned.

    Just about everything purchased from J. Crew and Lands End Canvas. Almost all returned. Kept a few belts and socks.
     
  4. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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  5. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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  6. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    it was a basics kind of year. didn't buy that much, really.

    best, aka what i wore all the time:
    loake/tyrwhitt jodhpurs
    mmm gats
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    muji white ts--my favorite cheap white t, over uniqlo or hanes
    cotton works white oxford--finally got my custom measurements figured out
    uniqlo cashmere

    nothing i hated that i bought this year. I've got a couple items i'm kind of on the fence about even though i wear 'em a lot:
    SExSFxSFxDB12 denim and green suede Rider boots.
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    the jeans I got on sale new after the contest for 'em ended. there's a lot i like here--build quality, beefiness, how they fade, detailing, and the measurements for the knee, hip, and hem--but some stuff i don't like. the hip measurement is small, and on my pair, one leg's stacking never has totally made sense. We'll see what changes as I wash them more. at least they're wearing in nicely. going back to normal thickness denim eventually is gonna be weird.

    the boots: got these right at the end of '11. been wearing them a lot, just kind of figuring that they'll make sense once they're beaten up. in the mean time, they're green suede and accordingly are not easy to style. fun though. i like 'em like i wore them in that picture but in basically no other outfit. so i wear that outfit a lot.
     
  7. uzairh

    uzairh Senior member

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    BEST:

    Ouret Jacket:
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    Devoa Bag:
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    A1923 Shoes:
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    WORST:
    Tellason Jeans. Just not the right fit for me.

    @Mr.Moo: How come the Guidi bag didn't work out?
     
  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Guidi just wasn't my steeze and wasn't getting any use. Was considering using it as a diaper bag, but not enough interior pockets...
     
  9. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Senior member

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    willing to bet it'd fetch a good price on B&S/ebay :eek:
     
  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    It sold for over $1k... :eek:
     
  11. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    I forgot to mention the Aloha Rag overcoat I purchased on clearance. I don't get to wear it often, but wore it over a suit tonight. Pretty great fit and details.
     
  12. buran

    buran Senior member

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    Best:
    Many white-t's from jcrew. Fit works well for me, no branding and easy to wear every day.
    toj1 from last year, had for almost exactly one year now. I get loads of wear from it.

    Also good:
    fishtail and baseball jacket for pleasure and thumbs, both are nice to wear but I haven't had them in the right season for long yet.

    worst:
    APC PNS, wanted something like my PS but higher back rise and that's what they are but I'm stupid and that's not what I wanted. The back rise is higher but the waist is still the same size so they just have much more sag in the ass and still give me a plumbers crack very easily. Leg's fit well too so if I ever grow out only my ass they'll be good. Think I'll order something from artist denim next year.
     
  13. filcol

    filcol Senior member

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    Best:

    COS Waffle Cardigan (very good price for amazing fabric and good quality)
    COS Gradient Sweatshirt (very comfortable, looks like Geller, easy to wear)
    COS scarf (looks good, feels good!)
    Margiela Sidezips
    Margiela GATs (comfortable yeah!)
    HMxMMM Sidezips

    Worst

    I had no bad purchases concerning quality/looks etc. but I sized a lot things wrong including:
    - 2x APC Petit Standard
    - Couple of shirts (ASOS, S&S, Raf)
     
  14. djt00

    djt00 Senior member

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    best:
    COS hooded wool jacket
    Acne Johnston sweatpants
    Dries Van Noten veber bomber
    New Balances (373's and 420's in black)

    worst:
    H&M jeans
    + everything that's too small :(
     
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  15. London

    London Senior member

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    best: cp bball's and suede chukkas, 45rpm sport coat, Uniqlo tees, draws and oxfords
    worst: a ten c snow smock that is on ice
     
  16. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    post pictures damnit
     
  17. fishbones

    fishbones Senior member

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    With 2012, I started to find my general footing with how my style is going.
    Also I found my appreciation and love for Ervell's designs, thus this year was FULL of purchases.
    Got a few more things (non-Ervell) coming in the mail, so I'll add those respectively once I receive them.

    Best:
    Patrik Ervell F/W '11 Navy Wool-knit Baseball jacket: Amazing amazing piece. Will always be a staple layering piece for me.
    Patrik Ervell S/S '12 Burgundy Shawl Cardigan: Same as above.
    Patrik Ervell S/S '10 Ivory Knit Sweater: Again, save as above. Ervell's knits never cease to amaze me.
    SHIPS Grey Trousers: Fit me very well, and are always in my trouser rotation.


    Not so great:
    Patrik Ervell F/W '08 Light Blue Standard Button-down: Ervell's sizing in 08 was really strange. Fit was a mix between XS/S and was too long for me.
    Our Legacy Great Sweat Navy: I really wanted to like this sweater, and actually it had a pretty nice slouchy fit on me. But sadly, wasn't worth what I purchased it for IMO.
    Bedwin & The Heartbreakers Hillel Baseball Shirt: This was my fault, but the size I bought was way too big. (I thought I could make do with a size up. NOPE)
     
  18. BB1

    BB1 Senior member

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    It's difficult for me to get excited about anything other than the jackets and footwear I bought since I tend to pair everything with jeans and a tee. Best ones that are seeing the most wear....


    Attachment wool / leather stadium

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    wjk goose down M66

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    junhashimoto inner riders leather

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    junhashimoto waxed horse back zips

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  19. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    Zürich/Stockholm
    Best:
    Fjällräven "Greenland" in orange
    buch of Orvis "Slim fit ultimate khakis"
    Sebago "schooner" boat shoes
    Gurteen Esquire heavy (really..) forest green moleskin trousers
    Howlin´by morris scarfs

    worst:
    two pair of yuketens (fits like shit), sold for a loss
    Not much else I can think of, havent really bought alot this year.
     
  20. herrmj

    herrmj Senior member

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    seattle
    My favorites this year:
    • taylor stitch shirts, specifically the yosemite chamois
    • hooded barbour jacket, especially when it rained for like a month straight in seattle
    • alden/jcrew #8 shell captoe boot
     

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