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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Well-Known Member

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    Only the sand color is worth considering.
     
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    nahhh sand color gave me SLP vibes. I got the charcoal ones coming in the mail. Going to see if they're less rocker-vibe.
     
  5. gettoasty

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    To me the sand reminds me of MMM/cowboy boots. SLP is more rocker with the slim profile and pointy toe. The RGxCP looks great IMO with straight pants. Can't Imagine the same with SLP...elf shoes.

    Dark suede like navy/black lack versatility
    IMO. It's like the black loafer/dress shoe.
     
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  6. bry2000

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    I agree with respect to the navy version. I think the grey is pretty versatile though.
     
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    Really depends on what you wear u know.. the sand one works well for me.. but I can see how the charcoal or navy one would work for Fok and t3hg
     
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    Hmmm those are good discussion points. I have the tobacco suede CPs, so I think sand would be too close in color to be unique. The charcoal does seem versatile, maybe it's worth it at that pricepoint..!
     
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  10. bluesuedeshoes

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    Need advice! What would you say is the condition of these Allen Edmonds? Worth buying? Also what would you wear these shoes with. Price range is around $30
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  11. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    My advice is that it sounds like you don't even know why you would want them, and therefore you definitely shouldn't buy them regardless of price or condition.
     
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  12. bluesuedeshoes

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    Sorry did not specify: I need a casual AE shoe to wear with jeans but wanted to see if this pair can be more versatile in that sense.
     
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    Hmm. While those would likely be perfectly "acceptable" in all office settings (which is where I assume you are going to wear leather soled shoes and jeans), I dislike both the model and the grain. For 30$, I'm don't doubt that you'll get decent mileage for your money, though I dislike the creasing.

    I also feel the need to complicate things further. 99% of the time, I dislike leather-soled shoes with jeans. My suggestion would be a pair of boots - AE or possibly Meermin at a similar price range - or even loafers. Or, y'know, a pair of trousers with a different pair of AE shoes.

    Take a look at member @GusW for some good inspiration; he often wears leather-soled shoes with Levi's 501's

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    i really don't like the shape on those, especially to be worn with jeans. IMO something bulkier and more rounded would look better with jeans. vintage longwings are easy to find cheap and IMO look good with jeans.

    (ignore the questionable sock color: https://www.instagram.com/p/on2t9VD-1Q/)
     
  15. dieworkwear

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    I like the idea of that material for a coat, but that specific one is going to make you look a little crazy. Perfectly good if you're down to look crazy though. Or like Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear.





    I like them both, but favor the darker ones a little more.


    Agree with everyone that sand suede will be easier to wear, but I also like those. Could look good with black jeans.



    Feel like a lot of OL stuff doesn't translate well online. A lot of pieces look better in person because of the fabric and/ or cut. That said, that jacket looks a little boring. Could be cool depending on how you wear it though. Maybe with a turtleneck?


    I like both, but mostly the shoes.


    Those are really bad photos of that model. A more accurate photo (from the AE thread)

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    Agree with Synth that dress shoes often don't look good with jeans. Some exceptions, like Gus and longwings. Generally prefer chunkier boots or sneakers, personally.

    I think those would be fine if you're on a tight budget, but I don't know. Doesn't seem like something you'd be particularly in love with in a year or two. You probably wouldn't lose any money on them, however, if you resell on eBay at some point.
     
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    Anyone have experience with the Etys void tote (capacity / utility / comfort level when worn cross-body)?


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  17. Andurew Choi

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    Anyone got experience with harris wharf or tomrrowland coats? Also does anyone here own a shirt from kooples?
     
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    I'm a big fan of Harris Wharf odd jackets / blazers / whatever you want to call them. The coats are a little more of a mixed bag for me. I picked one up at some point (I think it was the 'boxy coat' model) and ended up reselling it because a) the fit was snug enough that I couldn't do much layering underneath, b) it was unlined and the wool (or wool blend; I forget) didn't slide on as easily as I'd like, and c) the placement and orientation of the pockets made them pooch out in a way that looked odd on me. All of the above could likely be solved (or at least mitigated by a) sizing up and b) exclusively wearing it open (which is going to look better but cost you in terms of warmth).
     
  19. bry2000

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    Harris Wharf makes really solid knitted sport coats and outerwear. Designs are very traditional if that is what you are looking for.
     
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    How does Harris Wharf compare to Barena?
     

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