ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

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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

My friends are open minded

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

My colleagues less so

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

so i am looking for a couple of things for autumn i wanted to throw out to the group.

first i really want a fall weight jacket, preferably dark green, waist length, just something for 40/50 degree weather that is nice and casual but with some style. i haven't even seen anything that fits what i'm looking for tbh.

second, a pair of dark brown boots with a kind of rugged/outdoorsy vibe that will look good with jeans. i think i am going to pick up these because they're about 50 bucks:

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q782/braudimusprime/ScreenShot2013-08-12at24648PM_zps693b7f59.png

and i currently can't afford my dream version of them:

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q782/braudimusprime/ScreenShot2013-08-12at25000PM_zpsb9b9cb4e.png

any ideas on something else that would fit the bill?

call all destroyer, Monday, 12 August 2013 18:53 (six years ago) link

when I try to load all messages I get a "deceptive site ahead" notice

anyway, don't know if Unionmade at 18th and Sanchez in SF has been mentioned, but it's my favorite men's clothing store maybe ever

Dan S, Thursday, 8 August 2019 06:03 (one month ago) link

I'm completely stuck at the moment. beginning to hit middle age, boring professional etc, so past the place where i can carry off yoof, and really dislike standard english standard male wear. need to spend at a price point below a lot of the 'well-dressed man', and also I find them tending either to dullness, pomposity or that fuckin sprezzatura world.

the items i've bought from old town i like both in terms of quality and look, but i don't always want to look like i'm tending a fishing smack off the Suffolk coast in the '40s.

i *need* instagram accounts for some *looks*, some online recommendations and for any of you london based, shopping recommendations. feel since LG left and woof posts less frequently i've lost bearings a bit.

Fizzles, Thursday, 22 August 2019 07:02 (three weeks ago) link

not at all averse to buying from abroad either tbh, and i've looked somewhat longingly at some japanese stores, though the fucking state of the pound at the moment makes buying hessian sack a mortgageable enterprise.

Fizzles, Thursday, 22 August 2019 07:03 (three weeks ago) link

hello!

I'm maybe a little stuck myself atm. I realised I have had exactly 2 looks for the last 30 years - look 1: academic manqué; look 2: 1989 Mudhoney audience member. I just bounce between them, creating an ever more expensive version of each as my income rises.

But yes the state of the pound makes me very very angsty about buying from overseas, which is unfortunate because the two things I am enjoying at the moment are m2m shirts from Proper Cloth (ie look 1 - got a lovely Madras and a v simple blue Oxford from them) and Japanese heavy flannel (ie look 2 - ordered this direct from UES).

woof, Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:22 (three weeks ago) link

fwiw I think proper cloth still works out pretty well, given the range of shirtings, degree of customisation, and control over fit. But it's def best-shirts rather than everyday-shirts.

woof, Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:25 (three weeks ago) link

hello!

waiting for the day when professional media workwear forms a perfect ven with 1989 Mudhoney-just-behind-the-moshpit fan. Basically i need to up my 'best shirts' quotient a bit so the Proper Cloth option is good. AndI need a bit of non-shirt top options, including jumper options, tho i think that's easier. Mind you, terrible state of crewnecks and indeed v-necks in the world sometimes, sloppy necks or blousy hang.

going to go back to japanese websites for other top options, and stop looking at coats are basically a $1000 *look* for red letter days, and not sustainable daily wear.

Fizzles, Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:48 (three weeks ago) link

Spaces I think about moving into:

* Agèd semi-mod who only buys from American Classics and John Simons and stands in the shop chatting all day. Large cap.
* Drunk in a suit with no tie, in a suit all the time even though it's not right for his work or social situations. Thinks he's in the Bad Seeds, actually just sweaty and awkward. Feel like this is basically an alcoholic look, and sadly I've got my drinking under control.
* Something austere and Japanese. Don't really have the vocab to capture this.

woof, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:37 (three weeks ago) link

I'm older and into minimal, slightly technical stuff made by Outlier, Mission Workshop, occasionally Uniqlo, the Sea to Sky collection released a few years ago from Reigning Champ. I'm not talking Neuromancer-wannabe stuff or anything. I just don't like branding and I like a little function along with form. Solid colors, usually shades of gray, black, and muted colors. Anybody else into this stuff and have any suggestions? I'm specifically looking for a new jacket appropriate for like 30-40 F and button-up shirts that have a boxy or even slightly flared out fit (like a Japanese work shirt) but not big tents meant to hide bellies.

beard papa, Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:45 (three weeks ago) link


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