Menswear: Our Legacy Thread


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pentonville
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470 posts since 12/3/12

20 Feb 2020 08:37
swede wrote: i do however understand that they want to keep the brand exciting.. but this almost "high fashion" vibe is too far

Maybe to do with a change of personnel … I had second-hand, but reliable, info that there was a migration of OL staff to Stüssy, which would explain the sudden appearance of quite nice zip shirts and jumbo corduroy in limited runs. OL also positioning themselves as ‘pricey basics’ in all the stoke newington graphic designer dad shops..def tainted the good name
swede
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8416 posts since 21/3/09

20 Feb 2020 09:01
interesting. I had thought that newer stussy seasons were looking good… similar to tres bien looks nowadays
willesdengreen
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582 posts since 10/6/10

20 Feb 2020 20:07
am i the only one that really likes all the new OL? feel like past few years have been super interesting.

i know they started off as a brand that just did well made basics in unorthodox fabrics, but im glad they're pushing the boat out a bit.

i think they make most the cash off their trainers now anyway rather than the zip shawl shirts + basics etc. always plenty stocked in shops but the trainers often never even make it to the runways even though they do em every season
swede
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8416 posts since 21/3/09

20 Feb 2020 22:40
i like the new shape mono runners this season tbf
YLAup
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5259 posts since 5/9/11

20 Feb 2020 23:28
Used to buy into all the 40s and 50s gear, then the spenny materials, but it's all too borderline Avant Garde for me now.
EssexBoyII
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6683 posts since 5/6/07

21 Feb 2020 06:45
swede wrote: different campaigns

Laughing out loud yeah that was a big selling point tbf the different campaigns. Vital stuff. Stopped using the right anorexic androgynous weirdos anymore for our swede anymore
Superprecise
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2136 posts since 16/7/11

posted 21 Feb 2020 15:38, edited 21 Feb 2020 15:38
I used to be a massive OL fanboy but I don't even look anymore. Their aesthetic has shifted and I am no longer their target audience and that's fine.

What annoys me however is the piss-take price hikes. I guess to be taken seriously by the high fashion wanker crowd you have to charge joke prices.

Honestly I don't see that the clothes are any more impressive than they were in the old days except for even more reliance of wacky fabrics and weirdly-proportioned 'directional' silhouettes.

Fair enough though I suppose - you can't blame them for not wanting to do endless variations on the oxford shirt. Times change and that whole heritage menswear boom has ended for the most part.

What also didn't help was going to a couple of sample sales, which were bursting with stuff most of which was hideous and cheap looking.
YLAup
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5259 posts since 5/9/11

21 Feb 2020 17:28
They used to use 100 percent cotton's, but shifted to rayon, poly mix 'blouses', probably why every current model on the site is gender bending
morning mist
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3242 posts since 29/5/05

21 Feb 2020 18:36
YLAup wrote: They used to use 100 percent cotton's, but shifted to rayon, poly mix 'blouses', probably why every current model on the site is gender bending

d_low
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806 posts since 20/8/10

22 Feb 2020 13:35
Superprecise wrote: I used to be a massive OL fanboy but I don't even look anymore.

What annoys me however is the piss-take price hikes. I guess to be taken seriously by the high fashion wanker crowd you have to charge joke prices.

Fair enough though I suppose - you can't blame them for not wanting to do endless variations on the oxford shirt. Times change and that whole heritage menswear boom has ended for the most part.

Lot of truth here but I actually though they came out with new and fresh designs, materials and colours/patterns. It's why I liked them so much. Then it started becoming the same zip shawl shirt in a different colourway for £100 more each season.

I do however like the new Box shortsleeve Tiger Print shirt, and the red strip structure shirt if a both a bit out there. But begrudge paying £260/£270 to them knowing it'll be in the sale at some point soon.
Doogan
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614 posts since 13/4/14

25 Mar 2020 14:17
Picked up a couple of oxfords in the sale - one blue and one white.

The white is really long and slim and whereas the blue is quite a loose fit but thankfully not as long. I'm 5'11" and got a medium. Their sizing is erratic as fuck.
pentonville
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470 posts since 12/3/12

26 Mar 2020 11:09
morning mist wrote:
YLAup wrote: They used to use 100 percent cotton's, but shifted to rayon, poly mix 'blouses', probably why every current model on the site is gender bending


Laughing out loud
Meatease
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281 posts since 22/7/11

26 Mar 2020 19:08
Quick 1 on the mono runner sizing.

I’m usually a Uk9.5 across the majority of trainers but just wondering how these fit?

Cheers
EssexBoyII
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6683 posts since 5/6/07

26 Mar 2020 20:25
Don’t buy mongo runners. They’re shit - swede spec moon boots
estoybien
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9 posts since 27/11/11

posted 27 Mar 2020 05:46, edited 27 Mar 2020 05:46
A Kind of Guise is really killing it nowadays. Much more wearable, but still interesting. Was browsing the OL archive sale a few days ago - older pieces and styling were so much better. Wearable clothes, but slightly offbeat in a good way.
swede
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8416 posts since 21/3/09

27 Mar 2020 07:30
Meatease wrote: Quick 1 on the mono runner sizing.

I’m usually a Uk9.5 across the majority of trainers but just wondering how these fit?

Cheers

im the same (but uk10 in cons 70s). get a 43

swede
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8416 posts since 21/3/09

27 Mar 2020 07:31
estoybien wrote: A Kind of Guise is really killing it nowadays. Much more wearable, but still interesting. Was browsing the OL archive sale a few days ago - older pieces and styling were so much better. Wearable clothes, but slightly offbeat in a good way.

they are. just hard to get on discount but seeing more stores carrying them now