Menswear: Highly Recommended


illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

posted 21 Mar 2019 12:14, edited 21 Mar 2019 12:14
Anything you've picked up that you're particularly happy with?

I was never out of these Folk trews last summer and will def be picking up the navy pair this year.

https://www.folkclothing.com/collections/mens-trousers/products/fm5115w-soft-blackcotton-linen-trouser

The cotton/linen blend means they're light enough to be comfortable in the heat but don't have that Richard-Branson-en-vacances look that 100% linen trousers have.

The cut is loose enough to be breezy but slim enough to sit on a shoe nicely.

5-stars from me.
Rez
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7935 posts since 5/4/09

21 Mar 2019 12:17
Big fan of Muji organic cotton shirts - great quality for the money. The flannel ones they do every year are great and better than uniqlo imo.
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

21 Mar 2019 20:29
I just got some Gramicci climbing pants for the first time in like 20 years. I used to rock em with air mocs and Gregory when I first got really into gear. These things are so good, I forgot how good. Heavy, quality, comfortable. Made in USA. Paid USD$20 for an old pair in good condition. Just wanted some hiking pants but I kinda want to wear em more casual now..
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

21 Mar 2019 22:36
MLI wrote: I just got some Gramicci climbing pants for the first time in like 20 years. I used to rock em with air mocs and Gregory when I first got really into gear. These things are so good, I forgot how good. Heavy, quality, comfortable. Made in USA. Paid USD$20 for an old pair in good condition. Just wanted some hiking pants but I kinda want to wear em more casual now..

Got a pair recently as well, the NN ones so obviously not the same fit as yours Mil. But completely agree with what you've said.
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

22 Mar 2019 06:58
yeah yeah, mine are pretty huge. loving the stupidly deep pockets with the low entry.
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

22 Mar 2019 14:30
Couldnt be happier making the switch from a normal toothbrush to an electric one.
Oneblade also made life easier
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

22 Mar 2019 22:28
Cordovan leather shoes. Not for all occasions, but will genuinely outlive you with good care and resoling.
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

23 Mar 2019 11:32
toin wrote: Couldnt be happier making the switch from a normal toothbrush to an electric one.
Oneblade also made life easier

How does an electric toothbrush make life simpler? Just more shit that breaks and needs batteries?
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

posted 23 Mar 2019 11:33, edited 23 Mar 2019 11:33
Crackajack wrote: Cordovan leather shoes. Not for all occasions, but will genuinely outlive you with good care and resoling.

tick, correct. I used to maintain mine every 3 months but now I probably do it twice a year. Like Sayword said, even fucked up horse looks better than cow.
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

23 Mar 2019 11:50
MLI wrote:
toin wrote: Couldnt be happier making the switch from a normal toothbrush to an electric one.
Oneblade also made life easier

How does an electric toothbrush make life simpler? Just more shit that breaks and needs batteries?

Easier, not simpler.

Whiter teeth, better gums and less bleeding with the electric brush.
Less breakouts, rashes and cuts with the electric razor.
Life is easier not thinking about those things anymore.
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

23 Mar 2019 11:54
MLI wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Cordovan leather shoes. Not for all occasions, but will genuinely outlive you with good care and resoling.

tick, correct. I used to maintain mine every 3 months but now I probably do it twice a year. Like Sayword said, even fucked up horse looks better than cow.

Should add, as you know, that they essentially just need a good going over with a horsehair brush. Not like other leather that needs lots of conditioning.
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

24 Mar 2019 00:02
Yeah when I service em I warm em up with about 5 minutes of rapid brushing, then I use alden wax and polishing cloths to build up a shine.
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

posted 12 Aug 2019 10:03, edited 12 Aug 2019 10:03
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/audio/hifi-systems-and-speakers/jbl-xtreme-portable-bluetooth-wireless-speaker-black-10133409-pdt.html

Picked one of these up a while back and am constantly impressed by how good it is.

Thought I couldn't be any happier with it until Saturday when it fell off the roof of a boat into the Thames.

Not only did it float but it started playing tunes again as soon as it came back into bluetooth range Ubercool
TCB
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3655 posts since 5/7/11

13 Aug 2019 10:39
^ these are great also. 10 hour battery life & impressive volume & bass https://www.ultimateears.com/en-gb/wireless-speakers/megaboom.html
Trent
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1831 posts since 18/1/09

14 Aug 2019 05:46
+1 on the MegaBoom
wearethedreamteam
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37 posts since 12/6/19

17 Aug 2019 17:04
illwill wrote: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/audio/hifi-systems-and-speakers/jbl-xtreme-portable-bluetooth-wireless-speaker-black-10133409-pdt.html

Picked one of these up a while back and am constantly impressed by how good it is.

Thought I couldn't be any happier with it until Saturday when it fell off the roof of a boat into the Thames.

Not only did it float but it started playing tunes again as soon as it came back into bluetooth range Ubercool

Sister has this, not bad sound but must be some better ones out there for that price