ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

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idk, do we have one of these? i've been trying to up my style game recently and thought it might be good to have a thread to post stuff i like, get the occasional opinion, etc. open to all, anything from business dress to casual etc.etc. maybe i should just get a pinterest or something.

*i'd like this thread to be about actual clothes ppl are wearing or considering wearing, there's an ile thread if you want to talk about the menswear blogosphere or make fun of stuff.

anyway, i don't have much occasion to wear ties, but i saw this on sale and became sort of obsessed with it so just placed the order. i want to wear it at thanksgiving or christmas:

http://www.drakes-london.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/517x579/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/9/a9wb.55065.001_m.jpg

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 03:54 (seven years ago) link

i like this etsy seller's ties:

https://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/5912974/il_570xN.279574838.jpg

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 05:05 (seven years ago) link

xpost wear it to an iggles game idk :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 05:29 (seven years ago) link

I guess I need to wear a tie to my job interviews next week but just realised I only have wedding/party ties.

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:46 (seven years ago) link

I need a fashion upgrade, I just feel like a schlub with most of my biz cas at work. I've always just gotten dockers to wear to work, because they're cheap and I've had trouble staying the same pants size over the course of my adult life. I never wanted to drop the coin on nicer pants because I knew in 6 months I would not fit in them. Plus I wear those dockers the fuck out. They are frazzled around the legs and the waist, all of them. Since I've been able to basically stay the same weight for the last year and a half now, I think it may be time to consider something better.

As for shirts, I have about 14 of the same kind of shirt, just in different colors/patterns. They are fine, but again, I've worn them the fuck out. Also, I have a bunch of mediums that don't fit as well as the few smalls that I have. I always buy them on sale, so it's hard to stumble upon the correct size, and I always seem to get heavily patterned ones, nothing basic.

I've considered trying out this service: http://hallmadden.com/ Seems like a good deal if the quality is there? In a year I would have a good shirt collection.

Don't even get me started on my shoes.

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:11 (seven years ago) link

Bottom of my shoes currently. el oh el

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9458816502_677037dd49.jpg

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:17 (seven years ago) link

I started wearing Dockers this year because I had problems splitting the seat of all the mid-range, Macy's-bought wool dress pants (Nautica, Calvin Klein, etc.) I had been wearing. It was a choice between spending all this damn money getting them dry cleaned and mended all the damn time or buying a new pair of pants for $35 a couple times a year. I'm pretty happy with the Dockers, but yeah, one of them has the makings of a hole in the knee already because my legs don't fit into the seats on my commuter bus.

how's life, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:21 (seven years ago) link

I've had too many run-ins with shirt sizes to buy by anything but collar size measurement unless I can try it on.

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:25 (seven years ago) link

Also, I sprung $150 for a pair of Ecco's a few years ago. They're comfortable, but they emit a horrible squeak when I walk across polished floors. Since I won't be able to afford another $150 to drop on shoes in the near future, fuck it, I'm just going to squeak everywhere I go.

how's life, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:29 (seven years ago) link

I've considered trying out this service: http://hallmadden.com/ Seems like a good deal if the quality is there? In a year I would have a good shirt collection.

this is interesting. the guys who started it have a decent rep for their suits, i think. i don't like that you sign up for the service without ever trying a shirt--i think they should send you one to start sizing and let you assess the quality (if you've only been wearing s/m/l, go to a tailor or nice clothing store and get measured for your shirt size!). also it is all or nothing--you keep the three shirts or return them all. i assume that means they're going with pretty safe fabrics, colors, and patterns--fine if you're not picky.

getting them dry cleaned and mended all the damn time

how often were you dry cleaning your pants?

I've had too many run-ins with shirt sizes to buy by anything but collar size measurement unless I can try it on.

agreed. i had a longstanding no s/m/l shirts policy that i recently broke for some cheap j. crew casual button up shirts for summer. they fit great through my torso and had enormous sleeves (which was not a problem since i only wore them with the sleeves cuffed).

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:08 (seven years ago) link

how often were you dry cleaning your pants?

Not enough for them to actually be clean or unwrinkled most of the time.

how's life, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:16 (seven years ago) link

It may just be the quality I was buying, but every shirt that I've got based on neck size has been voluminous everywhere else.

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:31 (seven years ago) link

u need slim fit

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:31 (seven years ago) link

yep

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:34 (seven years ago) link

buying fitted shirts changed my life

click here to start exploding (ledge), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:34 (seven years ago) link

Is there a medium fit? I need to find something between wearing a balloon with a collar and wearing a corset.

THE WORINÐLVE (DJP), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:35 (seven years ago) link

Try different brands I guess? Some give chest/sleeve measurements as well as collar size.

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:38 (seven years ago) link

Maybe I just need a thinner neck!!

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:39 (seven years ago) link

if you want to be super anal you can get a measuring tape and take some basic measurements on the best-fitting shirt you have to compare to web sizing info (or be even crazier and bring your measuring tape to the store too). i've taken to doing this with things like leg openings on pants.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 14:05 (seven years ago) link

i don't think that is super anal, i think that is just good sense. shopping online without knowing your preferred measurements is a complete crapshoot

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 14:09 (seven years ago) link

SUPER anal is keeping your measurements in an evernote doc so you always have them available on your phone, not that i know anyone who does that

max, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:16 (seven years ago) link

i bought a custom shirt from these dudes http://www.blacklapel.com have not recieved yet, will report back

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:42 (seven years ago) link

the thing abt all the custom clothes sites is none of them really have the best style but we will see i feel like they should be able to handle a white dress shirt, itd b rad to be able to get some cool ass costom suits of the nets or w/e tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:43 (seven years ago) link

i feel like custom / MTM shirt sites have become a huge trend in men's online retail in the past 5 years or so, there are SO MANY

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:47 (seven years ago) link

yeah there are tons. do let us know about your experience w/blacklapel, jho.

i got a shirt made for my wedding at a mtm shirt tailor in boston (they basically follow the web model in that the sewing is done in hong kong, but someone measures you irl) and i was a little disappointed that the resulting shirt still had tons of billowing in the back when i tucked it in. kind of soured me on the cheap-ish mtm concept. i just bought an off the rack shirt from these guys - http://www.ledbury.com that fit me perfectly through the torso (which is kind of a big deal because i'm not a small guy and really don't need any fabric pooling near my waist).

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:55 (seven years ago) link

got stuff from barneys warehouse dot com yesterday

this rag n bone unit

http://i.imgur.com/7QIMZdO.jpg

couple ties

http://i.imgur.com/jkO82ci.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ePZvwoP.jpg

a shirt

http://i.imgur.com/VzYvCYh.jpg

and these apcs

http://i.imgur.com/ZzP95cc.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:06 (seven years ago) link

i feel like custom / MTM shirt sites have become a huge trend in men's online retail in the past 5 years or so, there are SO MANY

― ⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:47 AM (18 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ya its a p amazing concept imho they keep yr measurements and then you can just order whenever, we will see re the exicuction

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:07 (seven years ago) link

my menswear story is I have moths in my closet

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (seven years ago) link

bummer central

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (seven years ago) link

put some moth balls int here

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (seven years ago) link

oh man i know it's coming but i'm so not ready for the rehabiliation of light wash jeans

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (seven years ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (seven years ago) link

I've been wearing short shorts lately the prostitutes outside call me "legs"

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:09 (seven years ago) link

ha!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:09 (seven years ago) link

i love that jacket, jho

horseshoe, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:09 (seven years ago) link

agree & the liberty tie is p sweet too

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:10 (seven years ago) link

oh man i know it's coming but i'm so not ready for the rehabiliation of light wash jeans

― ⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:08 PM (32 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol when u can get apcs for $80 maybe people just arent ready yet

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:10 (seven years ago) link

tho tbh i think its already happened, im always here for you tho if you need to talk

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:10 (seven years ago) link

thanking you all xp

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

yeah that's a sweet haul though I share elmo's suspicion of the chillwavey jeans

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

theyre so luscious im just gonna luxuriate in them shits

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:13 (seven years ago) link

haha nah it's cool, i just don't think i'll be climbing into any dad jeans soon

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:15 (seven years ago) link

feel like dad jeans are more abt the cut, tho obvs the color factors in too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:16 (seven years ago) link

i love the truly insane things in barney's warehouse like this coat.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:16 (seven years ago) link

yeah they carry a p funny mix of stuff

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:17 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/OqmFsIi.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:19 (seven years ago) link

it's kind of sad to see things like that coat consigned to an outlet, like, i'm sure its designer was so proud of it

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:20 (seven years ago) link

ok wtf is that

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:20 (seven years ago) link

that shit is glorious

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:21 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/2WfRI7S.png

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:22 (seven years ago) link

I’ve worn almost nothing but two different pairs of 512s for the past 8 months. After a couple of years of almost never wearing jeans.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 April 2021 18:04 (three weeks ago) link

Damn - slim-fit tapered. We might be heading in opposite directions. Maybe I'm two years behind the curve. For non-work life I've been 501CT for the past few years. Weirdly some of them are sorta loose like more of a 501 and some seem kinda slim after heavy use. I guess they are not exactly the same off the rack and some shrink in the wash eventually and some don't. That's life.

SA, Thursday, 22 April 2021 18:14 (three weeks ago) link

the thing is i’m freakishly skinny so 512s kinda work on me. i doubt i’ll ever wear relaxed fit or flared jeans. i’d look like a mast.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 April 2021 18:20 (three weeks ago) link

oh yeah, i forgot my important fashion update:

got a pair of these

https://cdn.sanity.io/images/c1chvb1i/production/ce43a195a59e5035ce4448f5fbfa9898ef69d836-1100x735.jpg/hydro-8.jpg

(the grey and white one)

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 22 April 2021 18:32 (three weeks ago) link

courageous

Bignefs Proportionable (seandalai), Thursday, 22 April 2021 22:14 (three weeks ago) link

shoes with holes in them were such a weird yet deeply logical innovation

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 02:29 (three weeks ago) link

I wanted a pair of wayfarers for a long time but they always look terrible on me. Plus there's too many things you can't pair them with without looking like you're going to an 80's night or dressing as a Blues Brother for Halloween.

The challenge with "classic" sunglasses IMO is finding something that doesn't look too alpha douchebag. I need something more gender-neutral.

I have an interview/meeting coming up where it would be a good idea to look like I'm doing well for myself, so i read several variations on "how to dress rich without spending a fortune" today. Made me feel totally clueless/oblivious, never realized my clothes were making the opposite statement, i really don't think i can pull this off. They're like, "wear a watch!! Watches always look ugly/baroque!!!" I might have uh, a dead freestyle shark with the velcro strap somewhere.

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Friday, 23 April 2021 05:18 (three weeks ago) link

Mostly out of denim over the covid year - I've basically just worn 4 pairs of trousers - green combats, green fatigues, navy combats, navy fatigues, all from sauce zhan on Aliexpress. Good fabric.

But since getting a pup I've just gone for the combats. Need the extra pockets for poo bags, treats, ball, storing random things pulled from his mouth.

woof, Friday, 23 April 2021 13:59 (three weeks ago) link

Office casual dress in the 2000s meant a transition from boxy business suits which were comfortable to wear all day to slimmer suits more tailored for social events and special occasions. Now we're transitioning to a permanent working-from-home situation, I'm waiting on the arrival of the "business pyjama"

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

Dog Latin, that is a really interesting insight!

Under most normal working circumstances, I have never been uncomfortable in a dress shirt, tie, sportcoat, or suit. If they're good clothes and they fit, you should be able to wear them without feeling constricted. Like, my thing has always been that if a shirt is uncomfortable, it's the wrong size.

However, I never got round to adopting the skimpy 00s suit styles. So I didn't experience what those clothes felt like to wear for extended periods of time.

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:35 (three weeks ago) link

jeans are too stiff and heavy who can bear to wear such hard pants in this day and age

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

Was jeans-only for so many years before taking a hard turn into Gramicci and Nike ACG only and my legs couldn’t be happier tbh

crisp, Friday, 23 April 2021 14:46 (three weeks ago) link

I've been eyeing some Nike SB pants that are elastic waist. Aside from swim trunks, running shorts, and pajama pants, I don't think I've worn something with an elastic waist as an adult.

SA, Friday, 23 April 2021 16:36 (three weeks ago) link

I need jeans to survive Montreal winters, but always look forward to putting them away for the summer

rob, Friday, 23 April 2021 17:10 (three weeks ago) link

the outdoor sector is also a prime source of athleisure pants

https://i.imgur.com/BlhLQVL.png

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 17:11 (three weeks ago) link

my neighbor is a regional sales person for a large NE based brewing company who makes a brand of hard selzer; she had dozens of boxes on her porch a few weeks ago and we made a joke about wtf she was buying from amazon and she revealed that she had boxes and boxes of truly branded 'couch couture' athlesiure wear:

https://i.postimg.cc/gJH0NgKm/flatten-scale-jpeg-quality-70.png

now my whole family has ridiculous colorful gradient sweatsuits and they are kind of amazing

joygoat, Friday, 23 April 2021 18:00 (three weeks ago) link

i should note that for 95% of the past year I've worn levis, a black t-shirt, and a black hoodie so wearing a red-to-purple sweatsuit around feels extremely jarring

joygoat, Friday, 23 April 2021 18:02 (three weeks ago) link

those are pretty sick tbh

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 18:03 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah I'm still nowhere close to actually wearing sweatpants, but if I did, it would be those! I would wear the sweatshirts for sure. Where do we get 'em?

SA, Friday, 23 April 2021 18:10 (three weeks ago) link

xps jim- where’d you find the aqua mocs ? tried last summer but couldn’t find em

flopson, Friday, 23 April 2021 18:50 (three weeks ago) link

those look like Miami Heat warmups!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 23 April 2021 20:44 (three weeks ago) link

call me old fashioned but i still think sweatpants (joggers are sweatpants) in public are only appropriate when you are going to or from the gym

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 23 April 2021 20:50 (three weeks ago) link

old fashioned

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 23:33 (three weeks ago) link

xps jim- where’d you find the aqua mocs ? tried last summer but couldn’t find em

― flopson, Friday, April 23, 2021 11:50 AM (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

From the Merrell.ca website. I also couldn't find them last summer

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 24 April 2021 06:41 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Fellas, where can I get chino shorts w a v short inseam, 5" or less? So far I've found Chubbies, J Crew, and J Crew Factory, the Chubbies are 4" which is great but idk how I feel abt stretch khaki and also they are S/M/L/XL instead of actual waist sizes

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 10 May 2021 16:26 (six days ago) link

I suppose I could get longer shorts and get them hemmed but I want them snug in the thigh and not loosey-goosey

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 10 May 2021 16:26 (six days ago) link

You could roll em up! That's what I do

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 May 2021 16:27 (six days ago) link

Ya, this is what I've done for like a decade, but I want to see if I can manage to find a clean non-cuffed leg that is still profanely short.

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 10 May 2021 16:49 (six days ago) link

is shorty short summer starting already?

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 10 May 2021 16:53 (six days ago) link

I suppose I could get longer shorts and get them hemmed but I want them snug in the thigh and not loosey-goosey

― Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, May 10, 2021 12:26 PM (thirty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

the tailor at the dry cleaners where i get stuff hemmed can also take in the inseam. i recently accidentally bought some insanely wide legged carhartts (due to covid no try on policy at thrift stores) and got em fixed for p cheap

flopson, Monday, 10 May 2021 17:07 (six days ago) link

Stevie I'm seeing you wearing some of those, like, shorts that Stefan Edberg used to wear to play tennis

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 May 2021 17:27 (six days ago) link

I love short shorts and a full sleeve top on a man, it's my favourite silhouette

boxedjoy, Monday, 10 May 2021 20:20 (six days ago) link

fyi stevie

where to find cheap casual ie draw string not belt loop shorts with mid thigh ie 5-6" inseam

― lag∞n, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:42 PM (five months ago) bookmarkflaglink

ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

lag∞n, Monday, 10 May 2021 22:31 (six days ago) link

still dont think that qualifies as short shorts, maybe if youre tall idk

lag∞n, Monday, 10 May 2021 22:32 (six days ago) link

Yeah short shorts are 2-3" inseam

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 04:49 (five days ago) link

I think Ralph Lauren Andrew shorts are 5" but they're pleated with a high waist, you're probably looking for a slimmer fit.

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 04:51 (five days ago) link

Honestly it's not hard to find what you're looking for, I have a lot of them, but I think i mostly got em secondhand

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 04:53 (five days ago) link

Feel like it's time I treated myself some new jeans. Jeans range massively in price and the fashionable cut of jeans seems to change every few years.
Ordering online for jeans feels hazardous as I know that in the past I've had to try on at least 5 pairs in a shop before finding one that fits just right.
My last pair was a nice charcoal pair from Replay and before that I got a nice blue pair from a company called Neuw (both purchased fairly cheaply at TK Maxx for about £40-£50).

But yeah, without wanting to spend a small fortune, what are people digging these days? Especially interested in jeans available in the UK for under a ton.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:12 (four days ago) link

I need to find casual pants that are not jeans, I've been in a real jeans rut, but anything else feels like I'm dressing up when I want to just keep it chill

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:17 (four days ago) link

Yep, I feel a bit like that. Especially since I live in a very boho area where even wearing a shirt makes me feel like Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:21 (four days ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:31 (four days ago) link

i like han kjobenhavn jeans

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:32 (four days ago) link

the cuts really don't change that much. pedal pusher style short legs have been popular for a little while, looser cuts, but all the old straight-leg and skinny styles are still very much available. i will probably wear 510s or 511s til the day i die.

Topman is good for trousers imo Moodles. Lots of cuts and styles. something like this for instance - https://www.asos.com/topman/topman-tapered-trousers-in-stone-cord/prd/21896431?colourwayid=60307597&cid=30222

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:40 (four days ago) link

ah I forgot you're in the US Moodles

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:42 (four days ago) link

I would not ever front as a fashionable man but: I don't like jeans. I feel fine in chinos year-round, no matter the setting. Banana Republic or Gap or even (gasp) Land's End. No Dockers tho - I am a dad but I'm not THAT daddish.

cardio free europe (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:44 (four days ago) link

ngl, part of my hesitancy with lighter colored pants is that I'm certain I'll end up getting spaghetti sauce on them or something similar

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:51 (four days ago) link

definitely a consideration

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 15:11 (four days ago) link

dark chinos are the way to go imo. i went on a testing spree the other year looking for non-low-rise, non-skinny cheap chinos and landed on everlane athletic cut and lands end "knockaround," tho those have a little stretch in the fabric that reduces longevity

adam, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 17:49 (four days ago) link

I wore some black Levis branded chinos a bunch this past winter, liked 'em.

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Saturday, 15 May 2021 04:10 (yesterday) link


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