ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

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thanking you all xp

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

theyre so luscious im just gonna luxuriate in them shits

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

yeah they carry a p funny mix of stuff

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

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

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

ok wtf is that

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

that shit is glorious

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

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

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

do we need a FUN SUITS thread now?

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

nice haul joe

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

thx buddy

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

its really the perfect look xp

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

ya

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

its getting better but for a while there my lord

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

business casual prob just best to wear cutoffs and a half tank

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:35 (six years ago) link

sad but true ;_;

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:40 (six years ago) link

yr office mates will be all who is that dynamic individual

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:44 (six years ago) link

Jeff--just do Trunk Club, like all the other tech dudes in our fair city. I have a few friends who have gone from hack-a-thon t-shirts to looking sharp.

only dogg forgives (Eazy), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 18:44 (six years ago) link

I've considered it, but so expensive.

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 19:11 (six 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

reading the military tuck how-to where theyre like 'obviously everyone understands that you should get well-tailored shirts that fit your body' was sort of lol since i feel like the thing rn is too have oversized, boxy tops that hang loose around the torso although obv if you work at like a law firm or w/e you arent showing up at work with an 80s ralph lauren pastel dress shirt two sizes too big hanging untucked but yknow

password1 (Lamp), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 19:37 (six years ago) link

all the boutiquey scandinavian shit i see these days feels and fits about a size too big

max, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 19:46 (six years ago) link

i've def fallen into the oversize, baggy top and skinny bottoms thing without entirely intending to, i remember two or three summers ago i bought a bunch of ugly 90s boxy, pleated shorts from thrift shops and everyone made fun of me, even tho it was kind of a 'look' i never felt super comfortable with it but i dont mind with dress shirts or sweaters and particularly t-shirts. obv theres a comfort level there, esp in the summer, but i think its interesting how odd i thought i looked in the sort of shorts that would've been entirely unobjectionable in the 90s

password1 (Lamp), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 20:17 (six years ago) link

It's amazing how much my confidence level shoots up when I have a nice fitting shirt. Like at least 47%.

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 20:38 (six years ago) link

yes

staind in the place where you live (crüt), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 20:39 (six years ago) link

haha lamp's pleated shorts post is totally me this summer. i'm really enjoying it tho, feels baller to break from skinny orthodoxy

i actually also picked up a pair of pleated chinos (that basically look like hammer pants) which i meant to roll up to the ankle to wear out but i kept chickening out in the end

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 21:00 (six years ago) link

i hate baggy top and skinny bottoms though so

r|t|c, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 21:02 (six years ago) link

xp do it while it's seasonally valid. i bought cropped pants from uniqlo this year and they were great.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 22:17 (six years ago) link

feel like baggy top and skinny bottoms has been an option for a long time but its kinda more an advance move

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 22:20 (six years ago) link

the thing w like a shirt that fits good and flat front pants that fits good is it represents an improvement in the baseline understanding of how to be, obvs if yuore a cool dude you can do whatever you want

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

Yesterday I asked a guy who came into my work where he got his denim jacket from because I really liked it - it was kinda loose and boxy in shape and looked really good on him. It was a jacket from the ladies section of Lands End. So now I am currently having an internal debate about how threatened my masculinity would feel buying a woman's coat, and if I were to, what size it would need to be to fit me.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 11 August 2013 10:46 (six years ago) link

Is the detail dragonflies? It's pretty, uh, "FUN" and I'd feel weird wearing it down the pub but with the right attitude I'd say it's pullable-offable. Not sure jeans are the right choice to accompany it though.

Please review your choices carefully. (seandalai), Sunday, 11 August 2013 15:12 (six years ago) link

is there a bigger pic where i can see the pattern? i wish it had fewer buttons and would also be curious where you'd see yrself wearing it.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 August 2013 20:55 (six years ago) link

ah, thanks.

its an interesting pattern if you feel you can pull it of. i do think it buttons too high.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 August 2013 21:02 (six years ago) link

Yeah four buttons is a bit weird actually, not tried it IRL. I think I could wear it casually enough really.

Shamrock Shoe (LocalGarda), Sunday, 11 August 2013 21:04 (six years ago) link

Been wearing a navy no-brand N1 deck jacket this winter. I've been enjoying it. Warm, bulky, comforting.


saw this at the last book fap thought it was a strong look. favourite look at the moment is grey flannels and merino wool polo neck. still rocking my old town cords, which are a great brick rich brown


https://imgur.com/a/sPDUCz1

Fizzles, Saturday, 7 March 2020 08:21 (two months ago) link

https://imgur.com/a/sPDUCz1

Fizzles, Saturday, 7 March 2020 08:21 (two months ago) link

ah fuck yers

Fizzles, Saturday, 7 March 2020 08:22 (two months ago) link

there are no lace slip on onitsuka tigers.

― Yerac, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:08 AM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

misread this as "there are no lace slip on onitsuka tigers", which is also true.

☮️ (peace, man), Saturday, 7 March 2020 13:01 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Apologies if this was covered upthread, but how do you all find online stores or reliable resources for clothes? It seems like a good time to support smaller businesses and I need some stuff, but I’m also bored by a lot of clothes. There is also only one good menswear store within a 70 mile radius of where I live (and of course it is closed for the time being), so online is necessary. I’m looking for general recommendations but here is what I need right now:

1) jackets! For late spring/early summer (I am in the northeast). I don’t mind paying a little extra for something that lasts, but I want something that is both for everyday use but has some character. I’m also looking for a second jacket that’s light but a little longer that I can wear while riding my bike. Everything seems too long or too short for that.

2) Shoes. I’m not much a sneaker guy but I can be persuaded. Again this is sort of for everyday but something that looks good and can maybe take a little wear. I’m also looking for good (maybe waterproof?) hiking boots. Seems like I’m going to be found a lot of that now...

3) T-shirts. I wear a lot of t-shirts but it’s hard to find well made ones. I am not afraid of patterns in the least.

4)Pajamas ! My wife got me a pajama set and I’m really into those now, but a lot of them are a bit too dad-like (NB I am a dad, I just prefer not to dress like one). Where to find?

Things I don’t want:
- any more denim
- plaid
- khaki

pophatte (admrl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 18:57 (two months ago) link

Again this may have been discussed, but it seems like a lot of menswear brands (in the US anyway) are all about beards, railroads, battered guitar cases, whiskey, etc. What are the other aesthetics for dads-but-not-DADS?

pophatte (admrl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:04 (two months ago) link

can you share some places you've shopped in the past and gotten stuff you like? or brands you like?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:19 (two months ago) link

Hmmm...that’s a good question! I bought a few things from Frank + Oak (https://www.frankandoak.com/) that I liked a lot, but lately they haven’t been exciting me as much. I used to go to American Rag (https://americanrag.com/) when I was in Los Angeles. I sometimes like James Dant (https://jamesdant.com/) when I go to Indianapolis, although they have a lot of the beard thing going on. And I go to the aforementioned Jackson + Connor (https://www.jacksonandconnor.com/) here in Western Mass, which I like, but it can be pricey.

I think I’m mainly curious about how people find filters and “curators” for clothes info now. A lot of this has to to with me getting old (and trimming my beard)...

pophatte (admrl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:28 (two months ago) link

Where have you gone, J. Peterman, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you

no one ever is to blave (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:55 (two months ago) link

Haha

pophatte (admrl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:15 (two months ago) link

i need to check out jackson and connor next time i'm in northampton (whenever that is given current circumstances)! i had no idea there was a menswear shop in thornes marketplace.

admittedly i'm not paying attention as closely as i was a few years ago but i get the sense that the beard/workwear thing is finally passing. that american rag site is pushing a lot of patterned shirts and stuff that seems to take its inspiration for 40s/50s casualwear. i've noticed the same thing at todd snyder which has become my favorite brand for a lot of basics; their spring collection has like bowling shirts and tipped polos and loud prints.

i know what you mean as far as needing to find new filters/sources of inspiration. i'm kind of set on heritage pieces and even pre-pandemic i was WFH so much that i don't need a ton of presentable clothes. but i still enjoy seeing what's new and picking up cool stuff here and there.

for your list i'd fall back on some classics for a few of the asks. the barracuta G9 is the perfect spring jacket. i feel great every time i wear it. for everyday non-sneakers i'd look at american-made moc boots. i am going to need to revisit t-shirts myself and find some good ones for the coming warm weather. my endless supply of gray j. crew v-necks is getting pretty worn.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:27 (two months ago) link

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