ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

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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

do we need a FUN SUITS thread now?

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:22 (seven years ago) link

nice haul joe

max, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:37 (seven years ago) link

thx buddy

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:40 (seven years ago) link

lagoon yr gonna look fly imo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:42 (seven years ago) link

p sure you should have bought the weird digi-camo trousers to go with that shirt though, yr gonna regret that later

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:43 (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 16:16 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

txt file in his dropbox is what i heard some loser does

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:43 (seven years ago) link

its really the perfect look xp

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:44 (seven years ago) link

i kind of have an irrational thing against slim fit shirts, shit is gauche imo. proper tucking will sort most things fine

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:46 (seven years ago) link

that's what i tell myself when i attempt to cram in this xl ralph lauren forest green corduroy button down i rly like anyway

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:47 (seven years ago) link

a shirt thats just like vaguely the same size as ones torso i think is what most people are going for

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:48 (seven years ago) link

http://trendkin.com/blog/how-to-do-the-military-tuck/

unflattering photos but u get the drift

tailor can also have shirts darted if u really insist

idk i tend to buy 90% second-hand so maybe i'm just less demanding / go for a more classic silhouette

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:53 (seven years ago) link

obvs weve gone pretty far toward things being super tight and fitted and im sure things will swing back the other way, like steven alan is selling 'tradiational fit suits' as we speak, but i think generally just having something that is m/l the right shape reguardless of whether its tight or loose is not too much to ask, i mean the thing abt the military tuck is its designed for a uniform which by definition is not tailored

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:57 (seven years ago) link

is "every shirt that I've got based on neck size has been voluminous everywhere else" rly a common complaint then

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:06 (seven years ago) link

ya

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:08 (seven years ago) link

its getting better but for a while there my lord

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:08 (seven years ago) link

military tuck is fine if you're wearing a jacket and not taking it off--was fine at my wedding.

but in a biz cazh environment where your jacket comes off that pooling in the back still sucks. it's the voluminous mall shirt fit designed for large americans.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:32 (seven years ago) link

those are pretty sick tbh

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 18:03 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

those look like Miami Heat warmups!

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

old fashioned

lag∞n, Friday, 23 April 2021 23:33 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 May 2021 16:27 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

is shorty short summer starting already?

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

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

lag∞n, Monday, 10 May 2021 22:32 (one month ago) link

Yeah short shorts are 2-3" inseam

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

lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:31 (one month ago) link

i like han kjobenhavn jeans

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:32 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

ah I forgot you're in the US Moodles

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:42 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

definitely a consideration

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 15:11 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

I must protest:

"Designer" shirts which are 100% viscose. Can any living human wear viscose without actually wanting to die?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 16:22 (three weeks ago) link


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