ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

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My assortment of dashingly minimalist one-shoulder bags are starting to give me back pain. Is it Jansport time?

mick signals, Monday, 10 June 2019 15:48 (three months ago) link

I had this cheapo black hanes t-shirt where I had spilled bleach right about in the spot where a t-shirt pocket would go, and it made a somewhat cool-looking, orange-whiteish splotch, so I used to wear it out -- people sometimes asked me if it was a designer t-shirt.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 10 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

I've thought about getting some more of those and just experimenting with bleach spills.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 10 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

i'm giving thought to a tote/backpack cross because i have become a scooter wanker in los angeles, and scooting while carrying a toat a tote is suicidal.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 June 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

just put the tote straps around your shoulders like it's a backpack boom you're welcome

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 June 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

i like peter and ian's looks in joy division, but it turns out every single picture of joy division is black and white: https://i.imgur.com/eECkPt8.jpg

can some britishers suggest some shirt and pant color combos that some blokes might've worn around that time?

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 26 July 2019 17:41 (one month ago) link

there are some colour photographs, though they are in the minority. generally seems to be quite muted colors:

the big coats are grey or navy,
grey, navy or black pants. black dress shoes.
shirts are bit more varied, there's pictures of ian curtis in red, orange, and yellow shirts. as well as pale blue and olive and white. don't think I've ever seen hooky in anything that colorful in joy division days (maybe pale blue shirt on the more colorful side)

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 26 July 2019 17:50 (one month ago) link

oh yeah maybe olive pants as well. bit of military look sometimes, especially ian

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 26 July 2019 17:51 (one month ago) link

here's some evidence

joy division on so it goes 1978
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL5EuxBn6Ow

joy division on so it goes in 1979
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCVHAjTBb1U

ian in red (hooky in ? but nothing too colourful)
https://www.last.fm/music/Joy+Division/+images/f43b77f2b0ce4e7bce5640c5e8d6b3ce

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 26 July 2019 17:54 (one month ago) link

awesome!

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 26 July 2019 17:57 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link


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