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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost wear it to an iggles game idk :)

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

Bottom of my shoes currently. el oh el

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

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:17 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

u need slim fit

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink

yep

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

buying fitted shirts changed my life

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe I just need a thinner neck!!

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:39 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

bummer central

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

put some moth balls int here

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

ha!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

i love that jacket, jho

horseshoe, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

agree & the liberty tie is p sweet too

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:10 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

thanking you all xp

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:11 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

theyre so luscious im just gonna luxuriate in them shits

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

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

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah they carry a p funny mix of stuff

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

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

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:19 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

ok wtf is that

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

that shit is glorious

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

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

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

What is ilmenswear consensus on Everlane? I bought a few items from them and had kind of a mixed bag experience. The $100 cashmere sweater, while supposedly a good deal for cashmere, wasn't really worth it, starting pilling after several wears. Would rather just get a really well made merino wool sweater at the same price. The hoodie is great, best hoodie I've owned. Pants are kind of flimsy. Shirt-jacket thingy is pretty nice.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i dont like everlane but i doubt i am "the everlane customer"

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there were some everlane fans around, i bought a crewneck sweatshirt from them that didnt fit me i think i gave it to dan

lag∞n, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

weirdly, i have gotten multiple compliments on my everlane backpack. never found anything in their apparel that spoke to me.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

can i just say i'm not patronizing a company called "madewell", like try harder please

itsabot! (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 18:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol recently had the exact same thought about "Best Made Co."

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

personal fav is the brand unionmade whos clothes are not union made

― lag∞n, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:49 AM (four years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i didn't really like the couple of everlane tshirts i bought. kind of thin and not the best shape for me. thought they compared really poorly to pre-gildan american apparel. my one everlane sweatshirt has a really wide neck opening--there's always an awkward amount of a tshirt worn under it showing.

circles, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ugh hate that

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there were some everlane fans around

lol, i remember max getting dunked on by gawker people https://gawker.com/here-is-a-massive-list-of-max-read-owns-1721074738

circles, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as a brand name, 'everlane' somehow manages to sound waspier than 'vineyard vines'

itsabot! (rip van wanko), Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have a vinyard vines hat most ppl in colorado dont know what it is but those who do get mad at me

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the lil whale is cute just my opinion

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the article abt owning max is funny

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what shade of pastel is this hat

itsabot! (rip van wanko), Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

its white

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i bought some everlane stuff and returned it. it was nasty. like if h&m only sold stuff in white and grey.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Vineyard Vines is the most amazingly stupid name. Everlane is just one in a long line of brands claiming to solve some sort of clothing problem right?

chinavision!, Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh wait Untuckit is the most amazingly stupid name. But accurate?

chinavision!, Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Untuckit just kills me.

chinavision!, Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6jYV4eZ1v0

chinavision!, Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

untuckit is so gross

the late great, Thursday, 29 November 2018 04:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it’s like a bootcut shirt

the late great, Thursday, 29 November 2018 04:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i never got over 'bombfell' I mean did that narrowly beat out 'housefire' in a focus group ?

itsabot! (rip van wanko), Thursday, 29 November 2018 04:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bumfail

the late great, Thursday, 29 November 2018 04:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the lil whale is cute just my opinion

it really is!

also lol @ the max owns, everlane def feels like blogger clothes

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Thursday, 29 November 2018 04:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bonobos more like oh no bos amirite

https://i.imgur.com/krkRYQR.jpg

the late great, Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

gotta get my party circuit pants

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i feel like theres ilx posts circa 2010 with dan p freaking about bonobos shitty ads & looking back im kinda proud of these guys for sticking around long enough to make these pants and have them posted derisively to ilx

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bonobos is garbage

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't like bonobos

i gave them an honest chance when i went to their store on la brea (la) and it just wasn't my thing

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i went to the bonobos store on 5th ave (right next to the untucked shirt store!) b/c i desperately needed pants and they told me i couldn't actually buy any pants there, i would have to order them and then pick them up later--"this is a showroom." fuck a showroom for pants.

adam, Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the weirdest thing about untuckit to me is that lots of shirts look fine untucked. it's not a really rare attribute of a shirt

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp

that's there model, right? you just go and try it on and they order everything and have it delivered to you

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean I have just found the quality of Bonobos products to be really bad for the money. There was a point at which they had my favorite polo shirt but then more recently I ordered some and they had clearly changed -- collars baconed after one wash (cold, hang dry) and never returned to normal. Their dress shirts feel rough and don't hang well on me, even the higher end ones (I bought one once on clearance). The pants are actually mostly fine, better than everlane, and I have gotten work pants from them a couple times.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh wait Untuckit is the most amazingly stupid name. But accurate?

― chinavision!, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:56 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There once was a man from Untuckit...

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as far as dumb ex fratboy type brands go i got some "outlier" "futureworks" pants and they are good

adam, Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bonobos trousers — on sale — are a good deal. Nice colors, good fit. Haven’t tried their expensive shirts.

rb (soda), Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thraed in which we post meaningless nonsense syllables at one another

I mean, someone could simply post "shmurple" right now and we would be like "Hmmm. I haven't heard of that site."

― Glasnostradamus (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:14 AM (three weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

www.buykud.com
www.cupshe.com
www.baleaf.com
kingscat.com

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Admittedly I blame Amazon for some of the more outrageous ones, like Qpladlse, Eomenie, Arinla, Quartly, Femaroly, Ladninag, Mansy, Romacci, Fumic, Sellse, YESNO, Floerns, AUSILY, etc.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I randomly started getting Marine Layer catalogs, another one where the name (and styles) feel a bit auto-generated.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 30 November 2018 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink

xp. wow these are real?!

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 30 November 2018 00:08 (one week ago) Permalink

i am incredulous

rip van wanko, Friday, 30 November 2018 00:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Literally go on Amazon and search for any one of those.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 30 November 2018 18:21 (one week ago) Permalink

have these made it here yet

https://knighthoodies.com/

the late great, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink

as far as dumb ex fratboy type brands go i got some "outlier" "futureworks" pants and they are good

lol i have outlier jeans and a weird rain jacket thing from them and theyre both fantastic. tbh i like a bunch of their "Experiments" as i also love cowl necks and clothes made out of nanites or helicopter sheeting or living silk but they are often sold out when i think about getting them which tbh isnt all that often

feel like "ex-fratboy" is slotting the brand into the wrong sociological framework tho

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Friday, 30 November 2018 21:04 (one week ago) Permalink

$100 basic t-shirt, idk that just bugs me. I'm sure it's a great fucking t-shirt

rip van wanko, Friday, 30 November 2018 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink

just looking at their website and their chino pants on the homepage look v good and in general stuff looks more like nerdy yuppie that cares about clothes than fratty

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 30 November 2018 21:37 (one week ago) Permalink

well like a techy fratboy. or a prolific reddit poster who bathes.

adam, Friday, 30 November 2018 23:03 (one week ago) Permalink

i think outlier (and other post-workwear non-luxury brands) are kind of interesting partly because their customers are sort of undefined but they have this unifying aesthetic nonetheless. like "guys with non-media jobs that live in cities"? but i like their focus on process and material, i like that they are trying to engage with technology in a way that isnt just like, "this is sweater but also an app" or w/e. fwiw i spent the morning e-mailing back & forth w/a store seeing if they could get me this thermal storage hooded so

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Monday, 3 December 2018 16:56 (one week ago) Permalink


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