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

I actually like ties as well, and also I have to wear them for work on occasion. I recently somewhat indulgently bought a Ferragamo tie with a print of a leopard lounging in a tree, it's pretty tight.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:07 (two months ago) Permalink

my issue with ties is that i don't find them comfortable. at a wedding or funeral i inevitably am tieless once the ceremony is over and I'm at the bar.

however there is no dress code in my office and i just dress like a normcore manbaby

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

It's your life and your neck, of course. But in my experience? If a tie is uncomfortable it's because your shirt is the wrong size.

Usually, people don't mind shoes that fit closely. Or socks. Or the waistbands of your underwear and pants. People wear watches and jewelry that fit closely to the relevant body parts all the time, but mostly you only hear OMG THIS GARMENT IS STRANGLING ME WITH THE OPPRESSION OF THE MAN about collars and neckties. It's weird cherry picking imo.

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

i never wear watches or jewelry either to be fair because i find them even more uncomfortable (i was married for 5 years and never wore a ring)

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

strong look

the late great, Monday, 25 February 2019 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

"what happened? i thought you were comin back with some plant food for these, these, what are these, fuckin begonias"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 February 2019 23:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Like Tony Montana joined Ash

calumy (rip van wanko), Monday, 25 February 2019 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

That's better than my first thought, which was what if Lord Byron was in Oasis

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:36 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i dont really wear graphic tees but thinking i cld get into the small pocket (area) graphic

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

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:29 (six days ago) Permalink

its kinda hard to shop for them specifically tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:30 (six days ago) Permalink

alot of them have graphics on the back which is not what im looking for, also i dont want there to be an actual pocket, i wld consider wearing a plain pocket tee tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:31 (six days ago) Permalink

feel like its associated with "surf style"

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:33 (six days ago) Permalink

maybe if i look for surf tees

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:34 (six days ago) Permalink

does anyone know a cool surf label

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:35 (six days ago) Permalink

the other day i was thinking its weird that there are all these cool skate labels now but no one is really doing anything with surf brands. idk i guess were not really in a very surf-friendly moment rn. saturdays surf had some good graphic tees last time i looked but they are a little like, tasteful, i guess. i thrifted some old quicksilver stuff over the last year-ish or so and they have some cool stuff but theres a lot of ugly shit. also they have a bad looking logo

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:43 (six days ago) Permalink

stussy

the late great, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:44 (six days ago) Permalink

literally all of them have graphics on the back (same one but bigger) why does it have to be like this, i guess i cld just pretend like its not there

otm re the need for good surf tees for after wave riding

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:48 (six days ago) Permalink

battenwear is kinda surfy

https://battenwear.com

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:53 (six days ago) Permalink

<3 battenwear but they've gotten soooooo expensive

the late great, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:54 (six days ago) Permalink

i had a nice shirt from them that i got in 2012 and when it died a couple of years ago i was very sad

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:55 (six days ago) Permalink

lol aftering reading this i went and looked at saturday surf's website and saw this shirt which is a prime example of your complaint i guess. i do kinda like it tho. they also do have some w/o a back graphic but they are less cool to me than this one

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:55 (six days ago) Permalink

ha yeah i just looked at that one

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:57 (six days ago) Permalink

i like some of their stuff but i wish it didnt say new york city all over it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:58 (six days ago) Permalink

I never feel comfortable buying graphic tees because I feel like I'm out of the loop on the semiotics of them, and I'll be accidentally making myself out to be a part of some subculture I'm not actually attuned to. Plus I'm 39 years old.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:02 (six days ago) Permalink

kinda like this one https://www.saturdaysnyc.com/item/density-chest-t-shirt-white

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:02 (six days ago) Permalink

I have also never pulled the trigger on a saturdays t-shirt for that reason -- it says new york city and that's corny

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:04 (six days ago) Permalink

u cld just sharpie it out i guess

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:09 (six days ago) Permalink

the brand mollusk is p nice, cheap and simple surf type tees.

FernandoHierro, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:09 (six days ago) Permalink

saturdays do v good fun shirts imo but never bought any of their other stuff

FernandoHierro, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:11 (six days ago) Permalink

https://mollusksurfshop.com/collections/mens-tees

FernandoHierro, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:12 (six days ago) Permalink

i like some of these mollusk tee felt like i recognized them then realized their store is like 3 blocks from my sisters house

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:16 (six days ago) Permalink

ah cool - i got one in london but like saturdays i assume they convert direct to sterling from dollars which kinda makes me avoid unless i am in the us.

FernandoHierro, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:17 (six days ago) Permalink

holy cow i love the heather gray and black octopus tee very much

cheese canopy (map), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:18 (six days ago) Permalink

i came around on saturdays because i bought a couple of pairs of graphic canvas shoes from them circa like 2014 and just loved them. they were super reasonable (like $60 maybe?) and i literally wore them to pieces, good profile andd colors. it is also super likely i have posted about them on ils at some point

mollusk bicycle tee v cute to me

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:20 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah those mollusk tees are the shit, i used to visit that shop when i lived in the bay but they didn't have such an extensive line back then

this one is my jam

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0072/5902/products/m-greenhouse-tee-white-2_635901d7-8e86-4289-b872-a7ef60d70ce5_2048x2048.jpg?v=1551832063

the late great, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:36 (six days ago) Permalink

Adsum tshirts maybe? They're kind of expensive but robust.

badg, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:05 (six days ago) Permalink

nylon hat is a pretty wild ebay search

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZQkAAOSw6Ptck~R4/s-l1600.jpg

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:12 (four days ago) Permalink

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Ss8AAOSwdLVals3h/s-l1600.jpg

wish my credit card wasn't maxed out rn

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:16 (four days ago) Permalink

wow

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:19 (four days ago) Permalink

lagººn i found your new look

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4doQu7WkAItjKr.jpg

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:43 (four days ago) Permalink

the handsome boy

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:46 (four days ago) Permalink

dudes these new uniqlo tees are tite https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/men-u-crew-neck-short-sleeve-t-shirt-414351.html

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:18 (three days ago) Permalink

"Part of a collection of progressive essentials created in our Paris atelier by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and a team of international designers." how u know theyre fashion

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:20 (three days ago) Permalink

those look nice. would like a v-neck version.

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:23 (three days ago) Permalink

crew 4 life

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:29 (three days ago) Permalink

i have a 70s african psych compilation compiled by christophe lemaire, it's tight

https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hear-Christophe-Lemaire-Presents/dp/B01C36S5RI

the late great, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:51 (three days ago) Permalink

two point in the christophe lemaire column

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:03 (three days ago) Permalink

Have they only just started doing them in the US? The uniqlo u crew tees are so great, really well made and heavy/substantial feeling.

Blandford Forum, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:23 (three days ago) Permalink

ya i think so they were on some intro sale for $10 when i ordered some last week

lag∞n, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:38 (three days ago) Permalink


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