Menswear: Last Purchase (PICS thread, your OWN picture, NO stock pictures)


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k.r.
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525 posts since 19/5/11

21 Mar 2012 00:21
Laughing out loud
DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

21 Mar 2012 00:27
Also agree with mil onnorse projects
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

21 Mar 2012 09:33
I don't really get the hate for Norse Projects. I'm not a huge fan of it (although I do own a shirt by them, and I like it), it's all pretty inoffensive stuff, fairly plain and there's a fair few other brands out there that have a similar approach, APC for example. And I know everyone spunks themselves over APC jeans and that's the biggest draw to that brand, but their clothing is all very basic, othe same way that most of Norse's stuff is.
bakes
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409 posts since 15/2/09

21 Mar 2012 10:07
Think Mils hates them for the blatant bites of other brands?
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

21 Mar 2012 10:09
And because they're european
spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

21 Mar 2012 10:10
It's because they have the tag on the outside like Wtaps. I have one Norse Jumper and i like it the quality is pretty good, don't get the hate either.
m15try
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1218 posts since 18/8/09

21 Mar 2012 10:13
beedub wrote: I don't really get the hate for Norse Projects. I'm not a huge fan of it (although I do own a shirt by them, and I like it), it's all pretty inoffensive stuff, fairly plain and there's a fair few other brands out there that have a similar approach, APC for example. And I know everyone spunks themselves over APC jeans and that's the biggest draw to that brand, but their clothing is all very basic, othe same way that most of Norse's stuff is.
I wouldn't say that Norse and APC have similar approaches at all.
Rez
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7960 posts since 5/4/09

21 Mar 2012 10:15
At least their not a rubbish fake heritage brand I suppose.
carl lewis
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23639 posts since 14/10/04

21 Mar 2012 10:17
MLI didn't like as it he said it was just run of the mill stuff.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

21 Mar 2012 10:29
By similar approach, I meant that they both produce pretty basic stuff, it's not crazy 'fashion', not goth ninja, not techy, not particularly avant- grade, just basic clothing.

Mil seemed to dislike it because they used a mil-spec style label on the outside of their clothing, despite the fact that stussy, supreme, fuct, and i'm sure many others, have all done it In the past, and Bedwin and maiden noir have also done it recently (although I expect he has a lot to say about those brands too).
baddie
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2140 posts since 21/7/09

21 Mar 2012 10:34
why give a damn about mil's comment? stop arguing, he's gone Cry
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

21 Mar 2012 14:13
Rez wrote: At least their not a rubbish fake heritage brand I suppose.
I sort of see Norse as this, but for streetwear.
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

21 Mar 2012 14:51
Not a fan of the outside label, for me it ruins Thom Browne shirting! Apart from the outside label i think Norses stuff is quite nice, it fits especially well for taller people as there bigger sizes don't get to baggy around the body like a lot of other brands can.
carl lewis
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23639 posts since 14/10/04

21 Mar 2012 15:55
Astro you better change ur avatar before you get banned Sticking out tongue
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

21 Mar 2012 16:00
If the only thing you don't like is the external label, then you have no real issue as it can be easily removed.
Superprecise
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2078 posts since 16/7/11

21 Mar 2012 16:25
I really don't get that hate for Norse either. It's just a good quality basics brand, surely? I suspect that it's not exclusive for some? A guy I know was wetting the bed because it's more 'available' now (though he's a big Vans, Levi's and Nike fan).
SkibbeDiWoo
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36 posts since 21/1/12

21 Mar 2012 17:07
Yeah Norse outside label really keeps me from purch…..


That's right boys. You can, but only if you are REALLY creative, remove the label.


Trent
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1846 posts since 18/1/09

21 Mar 2012 19:14
Norse is always bandwagon jumping IMO.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

21 Mar 2012 20:00
Last few weeks:

OL knit from Coggles

LVC from Tres Bien

Gitman from Context
jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

21 Mar 2012 20:01
I just think it lacks any sort of individual identity. If you say its just a good quality basics brand, then fine, but you could say the same about similar contemporary labels (Our Legacy, Patrik Ervell, Adam Kimmel…). But at least they have something about them, whether it's some sort of romantacism about the place they're from or the personality of the creative behind it or the visual communication they produce. Norse Projects doesn't really have any none of this (at least, I've not seen any). Just a bit dull, really.