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MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 03:38 AM
Real McCoy specializes in exacting reproductions of various vintage junk paired with ludicrously high quality material and workmanship. I don't normally dig repros cause the fits tend to suck on skinny dudes but I'd still sell out Christ for that m65.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/rm_m65_new_web.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/rm_a-2_front_sm.jpg
I'm linking this one cause it breaks the page. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/rm_mag_a2.jpg)
This one too. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/rm_mag_m65.jpg)

Pure Blue Japan mixes superb quality with somewhat modern cuts. They aren't as fashion forward as the type of designers that show up to Milan but the quality is A+ and the fits hold their own. Their pre-faded jeans are surprisingly convincing but I still prefer dark denim.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/2142-1.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/2142.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/2144.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/5248.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/6060.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/SPW-005.jpg

I wish they actually modeled the clothes though. P.S. Bell bottoms lol

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/XX-004.jpg

Iron Hearts makes beastly denim. Most of the jeans in your closet use about 10oz denim, maybe up to 12 oz or so if you got a decent pair. IHs start at 21 oz. This can be a bit of a mixed bag, because while they're nearly indestructible they also drape poorly making fit crucial.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/ih_riders-jacket.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/01_05.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/01.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/001.jpg

WHEN AM I GETTING MY FASHION FORUM?

EuropIan
30th June 09, 03:41 AM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/rm_a-2_front_sm.jpg

I really like this Jacket.

And give MJS his thang.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 03:43 AM
You wanna sit down before I tell you the price?

honesty
30th June 09, 03:44 AM
Oooh, those shirt are nasty (All of them). Denim jacket is rather nice though as is the jumper. Not to sure about the brown leather jacket, never did like those stretch fit cuffs...

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 03:47 AM
You're a fag if you're hatin on chambray and woven madras, FAG.
i've been looking for a denim or chambray shirt in a color other than blue. i dig it but i'm not in any hurry to rock a canadian tux

you guys can come out and admit it though, the flares are dope

socratic
30th June 09, 03:49 AM
The dark jeans are nice, even if they're bell-bottoms.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 03:51 AM
I want to mention: Pure Blue Japan takes their name from their gimmick of using pure indigo dye on pretty much everything, including those blazers and that sweater. Their jeans fade to this pretty dope BLINDING WHITE contrasted with deep deep blue. Here's some pictures I stole from some sort of faggot who likes to model clothes on the internet for other men.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/3270580828_5754a15dac_o.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/3261537071_e4a9990f7d_o.jpg

the first picture is obviously shopped but it was supposedly to match the real-life patina, also THAT BELT IS WHACK

EuropIan
30th June 09, 03:54 AM
You wanna sit down before I tell you the price?
$2000?

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 04:00 AM
$2,120

EuropIan
30th June 09, 04:09 AM
I was pretty close.

And (!!!)

bob
30th June 09, 05:03 AM
Jesus wept, when I was your age chambray shirts were easily found 12 deep at the bar at the local rugby jock pub.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 05:06 AM
Finding chambray shirts isn't difficult, it's finding them in colors that aren't fucking blue.

Ajamil
30th June 09, 07:48 AM
See, this is why I will never get into fashion. Not saying there's anything wrong with it, and it sounds like it really catches your appeal.

For me however, after all the detail on flares and workmanship and fading, all I see is "blue jeans, nice shirt, slightly puffy leather jacket." The only thing I concern myself with on clothes is that it covers me, it's clean, and it won't fall apart after ten washings. I can get an entire wardrobe like that for less than $200. There isn't a chance in hell that I'd spend $2000 for a jacket. I barely want to spend $2000 for a car.

You start me a poor man's fashion thread tho, and I'll rep you till I can't no more.

resolve
30th June 09, 11:07 AM
Poor man's fashion... jeans/t-shirt.

Have several color T-Shirts and several shades of jeans. Stick to shoes that are well made and usually monotone or grayscale colors. Patterns are OK if they are constrained to a small area on the shoe (like the logo). Have some button up shirts colors and stripes. Use a few of those kept half-wrinkled to wear over your t-shirts for "that casual look". Use the rest, pressed, as "nice shirts" for wearing out. Alternatives to jeans include single color or dark striped pants (make sure none of your shirts have patterns or stripes if wearing stripes on pants) and khakis. Try to stay away from corduroy... some people can pull it off but it's rare. Best to just avoid it. Denim shorts rarely look good, but you can run into a few that are ok. Stick to khaki like materials for shorts. Try to get distressed edges on the shorts for contrast, but not torn up with stupid little pieces of fabric hanging everywhere.

You are allowed one hawaiian print T-Shirt for sunbathing/the beach. That's it.

Have at least 2 nice suits. One black suit that you can wear to funerals, weddings, and most business-type things. One colored suit that looks good on you (bring female help) so you can switch it up when you need to but still look sharp. Stay away from ties with stupid prints on them (or oddly colored) and tassles on your leather shoes.

Having a decent haircut, nice shoes/socks, colors that go together, staying away from tacky clothes, and just common sense (making sure everything fits nicely) will keep you always "in fashion" as a guy.

No need to worry about the details really. But if you find something interesting looking you want to try to wear, ask your nearest female with common sense (ie she won't put you in a pirate shirt) and that doesn't have a grudge against you. I found out I looked good in stuff with heraldic designs and tracery kind of blended into the main color of the clothes that way. Who knew?

MrBadGuy
30th June 09, 11:49 AM
I would also read/rep a poor man's clothing thread. I don't know how long I can ride the "Black shirt, Blue jeans" wave. Though I do happen to have THREE different Popeye T-shirts.

WarPhalange
30th June 09, 01:30 PM
Any clothes that require ironing = unmanly.

partyboy
30th June 09, 02:09 PM
the ultimate manly clothes (no ironing required) -

http://www.hollywoodcultmovies.com/assets/images/RonEly1.jpg

Shawarma
30th June 09, 02:19 PM
Fuck leather jackets.

I got a leather jacket for the first time last year because I couldn't get the unsightly oil and blood stains from bike repair and fishing off my old jacket. Regretted it ever since - Simply too hot in warm weather, doesn't insulate from the cold as well as it should and is heavy.

Shoulda kept my old jacket - oil and blood stains are pretty manly, after all.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 02:52 PM
See, this is why I will never get into fashion. Not saying there's anything wrong with it, and it sounds like it really catches your appeal.

For me however, after all the detail on flares and workmanship and fading, all I see is "blue jeans, nice shirt, slightly puffy leather jacket." The only thing I concern myself with on clothes is that it covers me, it's clean, and it won't fall apart after ten washings. I can get an entire wardrobe like that for less than $200. There isn't a chance in hell that I'd spend $2000 for a jacket. I barely want to spend $2000 for a car.

You start me a poor man's fashion thread tho, and I'll rep you till I can't no more.

The jacket only costs two thousand dolla cause it's leather, everything else I posted is about 1 - 500. Everything you see here was made using first world labor and any given piece will simply fit better and outlast what you would find at Target, Abercrombie, H&M, or whatever, sometimes to the point that it's cheaper in the long run.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 02:53 PM
Fuck leather jackets.

I got a leather jacket for the first time last year because I couldn't get the unsightly oil and blood stains from bike repair and fishing off my old jacket. Regretted it ever since - Simply too hot in warm weather, doesn't insulate from the cold as well as it should and is heavy.

Shoulda kept my old jacket - oil and blood stains are pretty manly, after all.

lrn2layer

WarPhalange
30th June 09, 04:15 PM
I also hate leather. Heavy = not cool. I remember, I think it was my aunt, bought me this Nike leather jacket when I was maybe 11. She is a lawyer so she has quite a bit of cash, but that still cost a lot. Wore it maybe twice.

She and my mom were pissed. "It's leather!" they said. "It's a piece of shit!" I said.

JohnnyCache
30th June 09, 06:52 PM
If I wanted shit like this I think I would buy it from Buzz Rickson's/HPA (http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/newproduct.php) or in the case of a leather jacket from Perfecto/schott. (http://www.schottnyc.com/about.cfm)

I think there's a line with this shit where it becomes almost sad - "OH LOOK I AM IN A PRECIOUS REPRODUCTION OF SOMETHING THAT COST 12 BUCKS BUT THIS REPRODUCTION IS SO GOOD"

BTW

REAL MEN SHOP HERE (http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10051&catalogId=10101&langId=-1&categoryId=15057)

(I have kindly forwarded you to the big and tall menswear section since you are so manly)

edit: HOLY FUCK THESE ARE SICK (http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/detailpop.php?uniqnum=324)

Also, please don't bitch to me about how things fit on "skinny dudes"

clothing is made for skinny dudes

even repros come from the 50s, when mankind had an average height of 5'2" (true story)

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
30th June 09, 09:49 PM
What the fuck kind of clown are you, you just posted a link to clothing in the same price range and then complained about the cost of what I posted.


Also, please don't bitch to me about how things fit on "skinny dudes"

clothing is made for skinny dudes

I can't shop at most stores around here cause they cease stocking one or two sizes up from what I wear.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
1st July 09, 05:47 AM
money shot of some bitchin jeans
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/IMG_0799.jpg
many argue that denim is just denim so if anyone can find jeans like this at walmart i'd be interested

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
1st July 09, 05:48 AM
I also hate leather. Heavy = not cool. I remember, I think it was my aunt, bought me this Nike leather jacket when I was maybe 11. She is a lawyer so she has quite a bit of cash, but that still cost a lot. Wore it maybe twice.

She and my mom were pissed. "It's leather!" they said. "It's a piece of shit!" I said.

what did it look like? there's certainly tons of fuckin lame leather jackets out there

Tanhalen21
1st July 09, 08:50 AM
money shot of some bitchin jeans
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/IMG_0799.jpg
many argue that denim is just denim so if anyone can find jeans like this at walmart i'd be interested
I'm sure most people who say that have no fucking clue what is so special about these jeans as they look at this picture

WarPhalange
1st July 09, 12:09 PM
Also, please don't bitch to me about how things fit on "skinny dudes"

clothing is made for skinny dudes


No. I remember having a 32 waist and only being able to find pants up to 30 long easily, not 32. When I wanted longer pants, that's when the fatass waist sizes started popping up. 42 waist and 30 long was easier to find.

I guess it depends on what your definition of "skinny dude" (and "is") is.

WarPhalange
1st July 09, 12:10 PM
I'm sure most people who say that have no fucking clue what is so special about these jeans as they look at this picture

As he referred to the "money shot", I'm assuming these jeans are of a special material that doesn't get stained by cum.

MrBadGuy
1st July 09, 01:22 PM
I think they call it "white washed"

JohnnyCache
2nd July 09, 03:05 AM
what the fuck ever. At least you can still buy a pair of pants that will cover your ass, even if you have to go to the kids section to do it. And I flat call bullshit on not being able to find 30" waists. At the very least, at least SOMEONE makes the shit you want and you can order it or something.

try having a 22" neck, a 56" jacket (note: NOT a 56" overarm), a 46" waist, and a 36" inseam. Oh, and a 40/20 sleeve and a 14 shoe.

My fucking wrists are 10" around. Like, the bony narrow part.

I'm fucking lucky if I can find a pair of pants and a shirt that don't make me look like herman munster, much less have any fashion to them.

So like I say, don't bitch to me if your skinny jeans are a little loose.

And I posted it because, as I said, IF I was going to buy shit in that range, I would buy it from that company. I am capable of both thinking that this item is impractical and still thinking it is cool/would be nice to own, just like I can admire a brabus maybach without being willing/able to actually own one.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
2nd July 09, 03:28 AM
The funniest part is the brands you posted. Sugar Cane and Buzz Rickson are sold right alongside Pure Blue Japan, Iron Heart, and The Real McCoy at Self Edge and Blue in Green. I would be all over Sugar Cane's 50/50 cotton/sugar cane denim but I don't dig the fits.

We're on opposite sides of the clothing dilemma though. I fit 28" pants and XS shirts, while many companies just stop at 30" and size S.

Steve
2nd July 09, 03:46 AM
We're on opposite sides of the clothing dilemma though. I fit 28" pants and XS shirts, while many companies just stop at 30" and size S.

Well, then there are still the companies that make shit for MEN. I really can't comprehend how you consider a 28" waist and an xs shirt, "manly."

I wear a 34" but with a belt so they don't sag onto my ass and I wear large to XL shirts (though they are obviously sized with people that have some mindset like you in their head, I used to wear M, years ago)...

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
2nd July 09, 03:48 AM
Pants are supposed to hold themselves up reasonably and you know those shoulder seams? those are supposed to match up to your shoulders. I could wear clothes too big for me too but I choose to suffer to find epic fits.

Steve
2nd July 09, 03:56 AM
No, you choose to suffer to find clothes that cost more than you make in a month.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
2nd July 09, 04:02 AM
I research brands heavily and only pull the trigger when I decide that the quality, fit, detailing, and price add up to an attractive piece. I don't go out like most people and think "HUUUUR Zac Efron wears this same Diesel coat I better get one too." I can't afford to waste money on clothes that look shitty and fall apart after a single season.

Steve
2nd July 09, 04:11 AM
Why not? Your opinion of clothes change just as fast as the fashion seasons. Who cares if you got something that lasts, you'd just be pining over the next new thing that costs a lot or is made somewhere other than where 95% of everyone else buys their clothes.

Just live up to it, MJS. You're like a girl that would wear super uncomfortable shoes just because Paris is.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
2nd July 09, 04:39 AM
I wore department store clothing in the past and never got more than about eight months out of them before they were too faded and dingy to wear, if they didn't rip or bust before that. My tastes haven't changed much over the past five years except mature, i.e. I appreciate the look of chinos and button ups more. I've always been about slim-fitting, sixties style clothing.

Steve
2nd July 09, 04:55 AM
You're missing the point, you've always been about the same slim-fitting, sixties style brand?

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
2nd July 09, 05:07 AM
I only care about brands cause they tell me where to buy more clothes I like.

bob
2nd July 09, 05:34 AM
I bought a merino wool t shirt the other day. It's not the least bit manly. In fact, it looks like it should be worn with a Star Fleet communicator on the chest and a corset underneath. But it is the single most comfortable piece of clothing I've ever owned.

JohnnyCache
2nd July 09, 11:51 AM
The funniest part is the brands you posted. Sugar Cane and Buzz Rickson are sold right alongside Pure Blue Japan, Iron Heart, and The Real McCoy at Self Edge and Blue in Green. I would be all over Sugar Cane's 50/50 cotton/sugar cane denim but I don't dig the fits.

We're on opposite sides of the clothing dilemma though. I fit 28" pants and XS shirts, while many companies just stop at 30" and size S.


NO

it's not a "funny thing"

I like those brands better. Buzz Rickson's, in particular, goes to an insane length to reproduce things. Like, they go and find the original sewing machines on EBAY so the stitching is THE SAME and shit like that.

I say if you're going to go crazy, go all the way crazy.

Also, seriously, don't fucking talk like you're not a fashion clone. You are absolutely a fashion clone.

That's why the "funny thing" is you putting all this shit up as "manly clothes"

These are hipster jerk clothes. Some of them are COOL hipster jerk clothes, but "manly men" don't spend 500 bucks on anything that's not a pair of boots or a tux they're only going to wear at their wedding three or four times.

Neildo
2nd July 09, 12:03 PM
manly clothes are filthy dickies with the reinforced knee, steel toed boots caked with mud, a t-shirt that has been washed too many times so it's threadbare in some places and displays the logo for a brand of beer or a bar in tijuana, and a bomber jacket with a rip on it somewhere. all items are spattered with drops of sweat, blood, and beer.

Frank White
2nd July 09, 02:14 PM
So are we going to see more bikers, truckers, and skinheads doing blow and drinking champagne with 18 year old models now? Because I think that would be a good thing, personally.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
2nd July 09, 02:49 PM
I like those brands better. Buzz Rickson's, in particular, goes to an insane length to reproduce things. Like, they go and find the original sewing machines on EBAY so the stitching is THE SAME and shit like that.

As do The Real McCoy, PBJ, etc.etc. They're all in the same niche, dude.

TheMightyMcClaw
5th July 09, 11:01 AM
So, if I'm not mistaken, you made a post called "Manly Friggin Clothes".....


And then, as examples, used pink button up shirts and leather jackets with sweatering around the bottom.
This is a sad day for masculinity.

Cullion
5th July 09, 03:17 PM
These are hipster jerk clothes. Some of them are COOL hipster jerk clothes, but "manly men" don't spend 500 bucks on anything that's not a pair of boots or a tux they're only going to wear at their wedding three or four times.

There's some confusion here. Rich manly men with taste spend far more on their clothes but they aren't stupid enough to spend it on imitations of working-class tat which only impresses somebody who has to read where the sowing machine came from before they can decide it's worth the money.

That's like only deciding you only think a paint is worth $50,000 after finding out that the artist was a disabled lesbian, and it's for idiots.

Deviating from blue-collar mediocrity is not a sign of faggotry. Feeling like you must do your best to imitate poor people, but secretly spending a fortune on it so you feel superior is.

If you want to wear jeans, shop around for inexpensive jeans until you find a pair that fit well. The type of clothing MJS is talking about is the textile equivalent of the $500 burger and fries.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
5th July 09, 03:52 PM
If you want to wear jeans, shop around for inexpensive jeans until you find a pair that fit well. The type of clothing MJS is talking about is the textile equivalent of the $500 burger and fries.

That's silly. There's no need to cease being well dressed just because you're wearing casual clothing.

Cullion
5th July 09, 03:58 PM
I'll go back the burger and fries analogy. A burger and fries can be excellent at $5, you just need to shop around. But if you're looking for something special and have $500 to spend try something else and don't worry about being called a faggot by ignorant people with no money or taste.

It's time to try kobe beef, or poached wild salmon cooked by a highly trained chef.

You're actually more capable of finding a better analogy in clothing, than I am, but I think this obsession with ever smaller details and provenance of what are essentially factory-workers' off-duty uniforms is beneath you.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
5th July 09, 04:07 PM
Two problems here, dude:

1) Jeans became a fashion item more than fifty years ago.
2) You just can't get a good pair of denim for cheap anymore. Even Levi's 501, the gold standard of the 50s and 60s when denim first become an item of fashion, are only good for the price. If you want something that's at all similar to what a pair of Levi's was back then - made in the USA using tightly woven selvage denim - you're looking at more than $100.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
5th July 09, 04:09 PM
And one more thing, I'm willing to spend so much on denim because it's what I wear nearly every day year round. What am I going to do with a suit at nineteen? That would be a huge waste of money.

The rest of this stuff is just a matter of buying clothes that will last three times as long as something half as expensive.

Cullion
5th July 09, 04:12 PM
Two problems here, dude:

<detailed explanation of why I want to express something more refined through my clothing, but I'm scared to stop dressing like a peasant>

You were saying something?

Get yourself a good suit.

JohnnyCache
5th July 09, 07:20 PM
Cullion, the intended market of those clothes is NOT "older rich men" in any way, whatsoever, nor is it about "slumming" or "imitating blue collar people"

I realize you think you heard a rant and wanted in it, but you just sort of mistook what you were looking at, like when whiny "platonic friends" see their object on pedestal get called on her BS by her boyfriend and wonder why she only dates jerks, but your reaction only highlights how out of touch you are with what you're talking about.

Cullion
5th July 09, 07:25 PM
Cullion, the intended market of those clothes is NOT "older rich men" in any way

No, I know that.


, whatsoever, nor is it about "slumming" or "imitating blue collar people"

Yes, yes it is. It's just about doing that whilst wasting a fucking lot of money on a phoney 'authenticity'. If you want to do things 'all the way' as you were talking about before, then why mess around with jeans and hoodies and t-shirts ? They can only go so far. Treat yourself.



I realize you think you heard a rant and wanted in it, but you just sort of mistook what you were looking at, like when whiny "platonic friends" see their object on pedestal get called on her BS by her boyfriend and wonder why he only dates jerks, but your reaction only highlights how out of touch you are with what you're talking about.

I think you're just upset because you can't wear those clothes.

Harpy
5th July 09, 07:53 PM
No, you choose to suffer to find clothes that cost more than you make in a month.

^^ MJS, no two ways about it.

By the way, did you handmake that scarf you were talking about sometime ago?

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
5th July 09, 11:42 PM
then why mess around with jeans and hoodies and t-shirts ?

Of these things, jeans are the only big ticket items I buy and except for summer they get worn pretty much all week. A pair of slacks at the same price wouldn't get half as much wear and would be a huge waste of money for me. I get my t-shirts for eight dollars (they're just t-shirts) and don't wear hoodies. I go to designers for knits, coats, slacks, boots, etc. not fucking hoodies.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
5th July 09, 11:50 PM
By the way, did you handmake that scarf you were talking about sometime ago?

still haven't figured out the logistics of getting decent cotton gauze and indigo. the fabric stores around here just carry wide-spun crap and quickie dye.

Harpy
6th July 09, 12:01 AM
MJS - where did you develop this love and knowledge of good clothing and get an eye for cut, design etc.? I hope you're doing some study related to this field.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 12:08 AM
I just pay attention to designer collections and regularly peruse high end clothing stores. It's something you just develop an eye for. I couldn't originally place what made (quality) designer clothing look so good but after handling good and shit examples I can spot fine clothes from a mile away.

I'm trying to pursue music but I've thought about apparel if that doesn't work out.

Harpy
6th July 09, 12:12 AM
Neither are easy fields to 'make it' but you seem very passionate about both. What instruments do you play and do you compose, arrange, perform, teach etc.?

honesty
6th July 09, 02:39 AM
And one more thing, I'm willing to spend so much on denim because it's what I wear nearly every day year round. What am I going to do with a suit at nineteen? That would be a huge waste of money.

The rest of this stuff is just a matter of buying clothes that will last three times as long as something half as expensive.

I disagree with this though. I dont buy label jeans. In fact most of my jeans come from Marks and Spencers. I am still wearing a pair of jeans I bought 5 years ago for 20. They've faded, but the are still completely fine, and I wear jeans pretty much every day as well.

This is by the by though. Even if my 20 pair of jeans only lasted a year. Your 200 pair of jeans would have to last 10 years just to break even.

Spending lots of money on jeans is redundant, apart from having the ability to say you have spent a lot of money on jeans. I'd rather buy cheap jeans to slouch around in, and expensive shirts/trousers when I need to go anywhere nice. Jeans are not dress clothes!

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 02:45 AM
durability, fit, and detailing. it's a whole package. did you only wear those jeans to laze about in or did you actually use them for work or hiking or something?

honesty
6th July 09, 02:57 AM
Lazing around, work, not hiking. You don't want to do long distance walking in jeans anyway. To heavy and bad at wicking away moisture and for retaining water when wet.

Then again I wouldn't want to do garden work etc in a pair of 200 quid jeans!

I can sort of understand the fit point, but generally I go for loose fit (not silly baggy, maybe it because I'm older but the whole jeans around you knees thing I really don't understand.)

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 03:01 AM
I wear my jeans for backbreaking work and skateboarding, that's what they're for. I hike short distance on rough trails with them, they handle brush better. no need to baby the denim i buy

before and after on a pair of jeans that belong to an honest to god farmer (potatoes apparently)
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/IMG_25152.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/IMG_5038.jpg
he beat all that dye out in five months but the denim is fine. do you feel your jeans could survive that?

honesty
6th July 09, 03:12 AM
Probably... I used to go mountain boarding in mine most weekends, but that's not my point. They would have to out survive a large number of cheaper pairs of jeans to re-coup the costs.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 03:18 AM
No, because your cheaper jeans look like shit and that's worth money too.

honesty
6th July 09, 03:31 AM
Not really. They look like jeans. As do the photos you've show above. If I'm doing heavy work, boarding, walking, what ever, the looks are not important, one pair of jeans looks much like another from a distance. Looks become important when you've going into social environments, at which point jeans look like jeans to most people (especially in the lighting you get in most pubs/bars/restaurants/etc.)...

You cant justify buying ridiculously expensive jeans by saying you need them for work, when a pair of Dickies will do as well, and cost a fraction of the price. There is another reason for getting them. Admit that you like buying expensive jeans because you like to buy expensive jeans. That's fine for you, it just seems a waste of money to me.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 03:35 AM
Those jeans, and all nice clothes, exhibit subtleties in color and texture that don't translate very well in low resolution photos. I like buying good jeans because I like owning good clothes. You're trying to paint this as something completely different.

Neildo
6th July 09, 03:39 AM
Yeah but my dickies fit right and are very durable and haven't faded very much in a year (black). i can still wear them at work in place of dress pants and nobody gives a damn (i work in a new convention center worth $800 million, they want us looking decent). they cost $30. i have never had a pair of 'jeans' fit properly, and i hate light blue.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 03:45 AM
haven't faded very much in a year (black)

i wouldn't want a pair of jeans that didn't fade on the thighs n shit, that looks dope.


and i hate light blue.

same. more expensive jeans keep darker hues.

Neildo
6th July 09, 04:05 AM
there was a high school grad party at the hotel i worked at a couple of weeks ago. all these girls in big frilly pastel gowns, and awkward nerdy kids in tuxedos. except this one kid was wearing a nice blazer over an expensive shirt, then nicely faded and clearly very expensive designer jeans, sunglasses (inside, at 10pm) and white tennis shoes. i seriously wanted to throw him out of the hotel, goddamn douchebag. dope or not, money can't buy class.

Frank White
6th July 09, 03:02 PM
there was a high school grad party at the hotel i worked at a couple of weeks ago. all these girls in big frilly pastel gowns, and awkward nerdy kids in tuxedos. except this one kid was wearing a nice blazer over an expensive shirt, then nicely faded and clearly very expensive designer jeans, sunglasses (inside, at 10pm) and white tennis shoes. i seriously wanted to throw him out of the hotel, goddamn douchebag. dope or not, money can't buy class.

Last week some asshole was at the bar, all night wearing designer sunglasses. I tried to avoid looking at him, but that really pisses me off. So as we're leaving the bar, he walks out at the same time. " No after you, seeing as how you're blind and all," I say. He nods and walks by, I notice he's holding on to his girlfriend. You know, like a blind person would.

"Um, you are blind aren't you," I ask like the idiot I am. He nods. " Well why the fuck do you have tattoos then?" I ask, as if he had them just to trick me. " Oh, I had these before I went blind, I'm not 100% blind, though," he replies politely, making it worse somehow.

Shit, you're wearing designer sunglasses indoors at night, and somehow I'm the asshole, I said. He laughed and nodded. At least he won't recognize me.

TheMightyMcClaw
6th July 09, 04:58 PM
And one more thing, I'm willing to spend so much on denim because it's what I wear nearly every day year round. What am I going to do with a suit at nineteen? That would be a huge waste of money.

The rest of this stuff is just a matter of buying clothes that will last three times as long as something half as expensive.

I dare ask, what is a nineteen year old doing spending so much on clothing, period?

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
6th July 09, 05:04 PM
i never cop at retail and don't buy so many redundant clothes.

MrBadGuy
7th July 09, 08:43 AM
I did not know MJS was my age. This is shocking information.

JohnnyCache
7th July 09, 03:05 PM
I dare ask, what is a nineteen year old doing spending so much on clothing, period?

There's a perception that whatever obscene sticker is on a collection is what it actually costs. That's not the case. There's actually lots of ways to get this stuff cheaper. Hell, any place that does more than one offering a year, the early ones drop with each successive new collection.

Mid-tier and high-end clothing goes on sale just as much as bargain clothing.

Sometimes more.

Harpy
7th July 09, 06:16 PM
MJS - I'd probably hire you as my personal shopper for monthly outings. I absolutely need help because I hate shopping for clothes and shoes.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
7th July 09, 06:20 PM
The high initial price of owning x basically represents the cost of owning before all your faggot friends. It's not a big issue unless you're the type of person who sees a pretty girl walking down the street and thinks "God, can you believe she's wearing those shoes from last season?"

I'm bummed every now and then to see something I really wanted sell out before it makes it to sale but that's really the worst that'll happen if you wait out for sales.

Tanhalen21
7th July 09, 11:48 PM
I give pretty mad props to MJS and kinda wish I had him around to help me pick out some good quality threads cos I'm pretty new at this whole "decent quality fabric and actually fitting the way clothes should fit" thing. I recently bought a couple pairs of nice jeans and... I never thought I would say this... I really don't want to wear any of my other pants. They fucking suck in comparison. I used to think clothes were clothes but am beginning to change my mind. Not that I'm all of a sudden fashion-queer, I would just rather buy jeans that fit nicely and will last longer for some extra bucks than wear shitty clothes that sag in all the wrong places and will wear out in half a year.

MJS can take it a bit overboard at times, but I think he knows what he's talking about (for the most part)

Neildo
8th July 09, 02:38 AM
you have good taste in hats at least.

MrBadGuy
8th July 09, 10:43 AM
Well, if we're praising MJS, his posts actually got me to buy clothes that aren't 3 sizes too large, and I look fabulous.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
8th July 09, 02:26 PM
how old did you think i was

MrBadGuy
8th July 09, 02:30 PM
I don't know why, but I had the impression you were 16 or something. It kinda made sense with the pizza and fashion and all sorts of other stuff. Not that it makes a difference that you're my age. Or, well, were my age until tomorrow.

Ajamil
8th July 09, 02:34 PM
I swear I thought you were 18!!

MrBadGuy
8th July 09, 02:49 PM
Knowing he's legal takes all the fun out of it.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
8th July 09, 02:50 PM
I look pretty young, can't you just use your imagination a little?

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
21st July 09, 07:56 PM
this shirt is fuckin FRESH
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/BullshidoTrail/my-mfsc-198md1.jpg
i want to ask my suga daddy for it but lately he's been all about lacy panties this and frilly skirts that, do you think he'll say yes?

Aphid Jones
21st July 09, 10:01 PM
MJS, doesn't that break the snug fitting rule? And the pocket seems shoddily made.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
21st July 09, 10:05 PM
if i bought it i'd probably have the sleeves brought in, but the body looks fine. I think they just chose to put an asymmetric hem on the pocket, I'm more digging the texture of the denim and the way it honeycombs in the elbows.

Zendetta
22nd July 09, 06:34 PM
the snug fitting rule?

It appears that skinny jeans are bad for you.

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2009/05/23/2009-05-23_are_skinny_jeans_bad_for_your_health_tootight_p ants_can_lead_to_tingling_thigh_s.html

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
22nd July 09, 06:37 PM
I don't think I ever actually said that I wear skinny jeans, you fags all filled in that blank for yourselves.

TheMightyMcClaw
22nd July 09, 09:26 PM
For some reason, I tend to assume people on the internet are substantially older than they really are. But then Bullshido keeps on being full of teenagers.

JohnnyCache
2nd August 09, 02:21 PM
That's silly. There's no need to cease being well dressed just because you're wearing casual clothing.
True enough, but this thread is about "manly" clothing. that sort of implies that you're going to do something in the clothes, not just walk around looking good in them, and even Cullion's fictional rich man with good taste puts on something cheap to paint in.

Also, you asked about MJS's "eye" for cut and fit?

I swear I'm not trying to be the appointed forum bubble burster today like it seems, but he's just following simple rules on fitting clothing, and working from a very aggregate sense of post-clique fashion.

That's not terrible or anything, in fact it's GOOD to stop before you become part of the insidious clusterfuck that is "fashion" when you still have the capacity to just buy something nice to cover your shameful form without over-thinking it.