ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish

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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.

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 (three months ago) link

there are no lace slip on onitsuka tigers.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 01:08 (three 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

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

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 ( that I liked a lot, but lately they haven’t been exciting me as much. I used to go to American Rag ( when I was in Los Angeles. I sometimes like James Dant ( when I go to Indianapolis, although they have a lot of the beard thing going on. And I go to the aforementioned Jackson + Connor ( 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

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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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