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yeah I like those too (J Crew)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 17:10 (three months ago) link

i wear american apparel tri-blend.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:07 (three months ago) link

Clicks 'buy'... Ermm, they want £10 to ship a £16 t-shirt?

^me after every post on this thread since moving to Canada

rob, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:44 (three months ago) link

So, I finally bought an S.N.S. Herning "Stark" cardigan (navy) after wanting one for at least ten years. It's amazing. The guy at the shop told me that S.N.S. Herning is having a hard time producing high numbers because they can't find people who have the expertise or interest to maintain the machines they use. I found this sad.

beard papa, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:57 (three months ago) link

photo?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 22:54 (three months ago) link

just google it. i did and wow, that cardigan is not fucking around.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 6 February 2020 01:16 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/8osWMWe.png... it’s obv not me, but I’m not much of a model.

The thing is basically a coat. I’m hoping because it’s wool it will breathe well and be wearable as a jacket on crisp spring and fall mornings. Not to mention my overly cold office floor.

beard papa, Thursday, 6 February 2020 02:44 (three months ago) link

I wear espadrilles to the office ( the rare occasions I go to one) however i am a contractor to startups and DNGAF, although I have worn espadrilles and a suit and it looks good. If you are spending more than 15euros on a pair of espadrilles you are doing it wrong.

Loafers are terrible especially with tassels but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear them to the office.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 6 February 2020 03:41 (three months ago) link

I have had an SNS herning sweater since a trip to Copenhagen a few years back. It is fantastic, really hard wearing. Looks great either casual or under a suit.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 6 February 2020 03:42 (three months ago) link

re: espadrilles any brand recommendations? they’re all pricey in the states, but am traveling soon.

beard papa, Thursday, 6 February 2020 15:43 (three months ago) link

I've ordered from ropey soles a couple of times and will buy again when the latest ones are trashed. First ones were a bit loose, but happy after going down a size.

woof, Thursday, 6 February 2020 17:03 (three months ago) link

I think the tassel loafers are great FYI. Here’s a nice article that makes a good argument for them in black (legit a good look imo and it keeps them ‘smart’):

https://dieworkwear.com/post/126598307359/the-sophisticated-black-loafer/amp

chinavision!, Saturday, 8 February 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

The = that

chinavision!, Saturday, 8 February 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

The last lot I got I ordered from France and clearly I am doing it wrong because i paid 21€90

Lasted a couple of summers though.

https://www.maisonespadrille.fr/traditionnelles-cousu-main

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 8 February 2020 00:43 (three months ago) link

espadrilles are nice, but they're kind of limited in application right? just a casual summer option, and not great for walking a bunch.

chinavision!, Saturday, 8 February 2020 15:58 (three months ago) link

i'm into white/black small herringbone check on a trim fitting jacket, solid tie

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Saturday, 8 February 2020 17:01 (three months ago) link

(w/ white shirt)

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Saturday, 8 February 2020 17:01 (three months ago) link

I walk a bunch in my espadrilles but I’ve been doing it for many summers so I guess I am used to it. I love how the rope soles mould to your feet.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:44 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Stylish people, help recommend me casual jackets!

For most of my adult life I've vacillated between hoodies, shirt jackets, parkas, and peacoats. A couple years back I picked up one of these Carhartt jackets

https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/7498fa23-15a0-4f3a-b39c-970604247d14/svn/canyon-brown-carhartt-work-jackets-101492-908-64_1000.jpg

which is comfortable, durable, protects against the elements, and fits well. However, I always feel like a park ranger while wearing it and there are a couple things that really get on my nerves (the zipper going all the way up and the angled cuffs on the sleeves).

Any suggestions for basic, stylish, durable jackets?

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:26 (three months ago) link

hoodie to shirt jacket to parka covers a wide range of conditions and temperatures!

are you just shopping for one jacket? if so, what temps and conditions do you want it to cover?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 15:27 (three months ago) link

I could be shopping for multiple jackets! I could turn into a real jacket fiend, for sure. Thinking about general fall/winter temps between 20s-40s.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 15:37 (three months ago) link

I've tried to just search around for "jacket" and educate myself but this thread is so fucking huge that even though I'm able to get it to fully load, the ctrl-f function doesn't work properly.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:15 (three months ago) link

I've always loved Barracuta G9 style jackets, def good if you want to make your look a little more "grown up," although they are def a bit old-mannish. Not sure if they're warm enough for your needs. Allen Edmonds has one of them on sale right now (although the green is not my thing), and a few other nice-looking jackets on sale as well.

https://www.allenedmonds.com/clothing/mens-clothing/outerwear/?start=1&sz=33

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:26 (three months ago) link

i was gonna say a harrington g-9 type, i have this in beige https://jumpthegun.co.uk/category/harringtons-and-jackets/raglan-sleeve-harringtons/ and it's held up for a few years. def a Dad Jacket

adam, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:29 (three months ago) link

carhartt makes a ton of other casual jackets that don't look as "park ranger"

color choice makes a big difference too

marcos, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:35 (three months ago) link

man we're almost at 10,000 posts. maybe time for a part 2 to this thread.

the barracuta g9 is a fantastic jacket but its sweet spot is weather in the 40s to low 60s. for 20s to 40s (and if you're not planning on constantly being in driving rain and sleet) i like patagonia's lightweight down jackets.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:37 (three months ago) link

Always wanted one of those ribbed all-weather Rab jackets, even if they're not super-stylish and literally everyone wears one (or a knock-off version)

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:37 (three months ago) link

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

woof, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:15 (three months ago) link

Thanks guys! These are definitely giving me things to think about. Keep 'em coming if you got any more.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:45 (three months ago) link

some sort of big parka is essential if u live where it gets to 20, northface pategonia somth like that u can get them on sale this time of year, ll bean etcs a lil cheaper, uniqulo even cheaper, or u cld go more menswear with norse projects apc etc, also worth looking into ebay etc for used stuff if youre gonna go w the outdoor brands since that shit lasts forever and often has a lifetime warrantee

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:50 (three months ago) link

FWIW I've been mostly wearing one of these since I bought it at costco last year for like $65 -- it's good anywhere from cold to mild weather and in rain, and I like the cut of it a lot. I haven't even used my down parka this winter, but I don't get cold very easily.
https://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Mens-Thermal-Hooded-Jacket/dp/B07LGDVHGT

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:29 (three months ago) link

It claims to have "thermal coil technology" -- IDK what that is but it does seem warm for a relatively lightweight jacket.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:30 (three months ago) link

the big long fleece lined carhartt parkas r pretty sick too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:19 (three months ago) link

i have the normal one of their hooded jackets and its great but its not for the most cold imo

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:21 (three months ago) link

looking for slipon shoes thatre like an espadrille or toms but w/more of a vans cut, unstructured light weight material minimal sole etc

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 00:50 (two months ago) link

there are no lace slip on onitsuka tigers.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 01:08 (two months 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Haha

pophatte (admrl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:15 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 10 April 2020 03:28 (one month ago) link


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