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

some brands listed there idk

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 18:28 (three months ago) link

oh might have to spring for some patagonia shorts bro

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 18:30 (three months ago) link

undersized patagonia baggies make for well-fitted, appropriate-length shorts suitable for most occasions

adam, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 19:07 (three months ago) link

stock running kinda low but corridor nyc has some pretty good 6-7" ones on sale

https://corridornyc.com/collections/sale

the late great, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:00 (three months ago) link

This limits your outfits drastically, as you will look like you are either going for a run or a swim and thus can’t wear them in professional or formal settings.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:07 (three months ago) link

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


Mujiiiiiiii had these last year

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:10 (three months ago) link

thats cool i have a shorts time machine

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:21 (three months ago) link

why are you buying shorts in november in colorado?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 22:07 (three months ago) link

wow can i live

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 22:10 (three months ago) link

Maybe macrame yourself a pair

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 12 November 2020 01:09 (three months ago) link

no need to thank me and have fun in palm springs!!!!

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 12 November 2020 01:31 (three months ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 November 2020 01:33 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I got two of LL Bean’s “Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Hooded Shirt, Slightly Fitted” and now they’re basically all sold out in every size and color because they rule

https://cdni.llbean.net/is/image/wim/508169_0_44?hei=1092&wid=950&resMode=sharp2&defaultImage=llbstage/A0211793_2

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 21 December 2020 07:42 (two months ago) link

so cozy

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 21 December 2020 07:43 (two months ago) link

tom i love how defined your aesthetic is

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 21 December 2020 09:44 (two months ago) link

why are you buying shorts in november in colorado?

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:07 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

wow can i live

― lag∞n, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:10 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

I was tempted to wear my baggies last week because I miss them, but it was 4 degrees celsius and raining out

Babby's Yed Revisited (jim in vancouver), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:18 (two months ago) link

I knew this was a tombot pick before I scrolled down to confirm poster

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:32 (two months ago) link

I need a new jacket that zips up and is good for DC winters but I hate puffer jackets, hate them. why is this so hard

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 28 December 2020 21:26 (one month ago) link

some patagonia ish might be in your zone tom?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 28 December 2020 21:28 (one month ago) link

I got a bright orange windbreaker-looking thing with fleece lining

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 28 December 2020 21:35 (one month ago) link

i did a big hunt for warm yet lightweight yet waterproof coats a few months ago and gave up, my eyes blurred, my hands shaking, my dreams that night strafed with a hundred blazing ropes of product lines that sound like the names of hideo kojima videogames - torrentfall, climbshell, etc

i think they're called '3 layer coats' or something because they protect you from 1) rain 2) cold 3) errr girls? idk. anyway i didn't get anything.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 28 December 2020 21:57 (one month ago) link

lol @ "torrentfall, climbshell"

ffolkes (map), Monday, 28 December 2020 22:02 (one month ago) link

Columbia is great for the kind of thing you are describing - lightweight, warm, not puffy, reasonably priced. I have a Columbia coat that I got for like $60 at Costco - no down or anything, that has a really nice profile and is fine for all but the coldest winter days. It has this slightly weird crinkly material on the inside that reminds me of fast food wrap and supposedly does something something thermal something. Whatever, it keeps me warm, it looks good, and it was $60.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 28 December 2020 22:38 (one month ago) link

It's pretty similar to this actually, except that for $175 I hope that there's something superior about it to mine
https://www.columbia.com/p/mens-last-tracks-jacket-1909921.html?dwvar_1909921_color=023&pos=1

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 28 December 2020 22:40 (one month ago) link

Honestly even when it's like 20 degrees outside I just put on a warmer sweater and that coat and I'm still good. Columbia makes good products. My wife has Columbia snow boots that have lasted ten winters already, whereas my north face boots fell apart after two.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 28 December 2020 22:43 (one month ago) link

retrieved this picture of tom from the future

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

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 23:14 (one month ago) link

ravenfreeze

ffolkes (map), Monday, 28 December 2020 23:18 (one month ago) link

yellowpee

ffolkes (map), Monday, 28 December 2020 23:19 (one month ago) link

yellosno

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 23:20 (one month ago) link

what about Helly Hansen rain or shell jackets?

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 28 December 2020 23:24 (one month ago) link

these are some real names of men's "outdoor" coats:

stratocloud
stormhenge
xerodry
apex risor
norquest
ghost shadow
kollusion
thermoball
snowshot
powderbound
heliovale
interceptr
sabre ar
techface
kyanite
activator
spyfire
stormbolt
powslayer
incendo
rainrunner
stretch voyagr
ascensionist
groundbreaker
valiance
descender
hyperaxis
hydrastash
stormrunner

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 28 December 2020 23:40 (one month ago) link

ah the classic Strafe Conundrum do i strafe or not

lag∞n, Monday, 28 December 2020 23:59 (one month ago) link

this guy doesn't seem too sure

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 00:09 (one month ago) link

if it's a first-person shooter, you strafe

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 00:28 (one month ago) link

good rule of thumb

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 00:29 (one month ago) link

Tom I have an REI branded jacket that is exactly the right weight and unpuffiness level

feels about eels (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 00:34 (one month ago) link

strafe conundrum is the shittiest nerdcore rapper

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 07:04 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

If you anticipate ever needing business casual clothing or formal officewear again, I've seen some pretty great deals out there. I bought a few new dress shirts from J. Crew - I got one of their Ludlow "premium" shirts for fucking $10 and it's an extremely nice color and pattern and feels and looks great, as well as a couple of their Thomas Mason shirts for $30 each (I've owned a bunch of these over the years and they're really good value even at a higher price).

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 19 January 2021 23:19 (one month ago) link

hmmmmm yeah i'm sure it's a great time to get dress shoes too.

satanist of size (map), Tuesday, 19 January 2021 23:21 (one month ago) link

I walk past my closet and I can feel 20 years' worth of suits and ties and dress shirts just crying out from neglect. I saw one of my favorite ties on the floor the other day and I didn't even pick it up

zydecovid (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 19 January 2021 23:49 (one month ago) link

I still occasionally go to my office, although there are never more than two or three people there. The other night I gave myself a haircut and a good beard trim, and today I put on a button-down shirt with a sweater and derby shoes for the first time in months. Felt weirdly good, like I actually missed wearing office clothes.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 00:00 (one month ago) link

I was thinking of getting one of those down jackets everyone wears with a voucher for John Lewis I won through work. Heard that Rab do good ones but online reviews made out that they lost their stuffing easily,so not sure?

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 00:16 (one month ago) link

Oh nice thanks

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 00:31 (one month ago) link

i've had a rab as my main winter coat for like 5 years, it is warm as fuck, too warm on the subway tbh. the hood is weird and geared toward mountain climbing types. aside from that i like it.

adam, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:03 (one month ago) link


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