Menswear: Sweatshirt recommendations


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illwill
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4030 posts since 17/5/04

15 May 2020 08:57
The guys are just reselling House of Blanks gear I think. HoB is the house brand of a Canadian mill.

Tax is included in price.
andrew_
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535 posts since 23/1/10

15 May 2020 09:11
Strange to re-brand it, but the price seems fair anyway.

I have a Battenwear hoodie which looks like it's made in the same factory - it's pretty much perfect.
Ulster_Blue
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5350 posts since 16/7/06

15 May 2020 16:32
still keen to see these when someone gets one.
menace
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1106 posts since 3/5/12

15 May 2020 22:21
Mine arrived today, quality feels decent but they definitely fit quite big. I usually wear a L or XL, went for L and it's slightly bigger than I'd wanted. Could probably get away with a medium. Will post photo tomorrow
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

16 May 2020 03:00
House of Blanks looks real interesting to me. On the site looks as good as CYC. Gonna grab some XXL to test
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

16 May 2020 03:27
Never liked Reigning Champ btw with their fucking bullshit slim photos and contrast drawstrings, n speckle fabric and dumb branding (who says it's unbranded??) all that dumb bullshit.
spitfiredealer
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2269 posts since 12/6/10

16 May 2020 08:49
These look good. Interested to hear more info on the sizing
Ulster_Blue
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5350 posts since 16/7/06

16 May 2020 09:26
yeah thats put me off, sounds like the fit wont work.

still think reigning champ are the best, having tried merz b schwanen, real mccoys, sunspel, wings and horns and more i cant even remember
illwill
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4030 posts since 17/5/04

posted 16 May 2020 16:44, edited 16 May 2020 16:44
Will do pic and measurements later but size-down fit is nice.

Not 100% happy with it though. I'm new to the world of 85 quid sweatshirts but I expected more tbh. what's going on with this bunching around the hem?

I have 15 year old uniqlo tops that don't look like this.

sofashionmuchamaze
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793 posts since 12/12/13

16 May 2020 19:02
Where the fuck do you buy a Rag & Bone zip hoodie in EU? Any place that does stock the brand doesn't seem to stock zip hoodies Puzzled
thearm
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31 posts since 17/9/19

17 May 2020 02:58
Looks like the bottom band hasn't been sewn correctly. I have to get sweatshirts shortened where they cut that band off, shorten and re-attach and have had it bunch like that a couple of times. Had to ask them to redo it.
chicagojoe
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169 posts since 1/5/16

posted 17 May 2020 04:10, edited 17 May 2020 04:10
It's because the reverse weave shrinks 90° the direction the ribbing shrinks
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 17 May 2020 06:23, edited 17 May 2020 06:23
so fuck it, it's part of the product. Just live with it and stop obsessing over every little thing. Stylistics said to me once that people were cool before coz they didn't overthink shit. I tend to agree more and more. I tend to recall my own past. Just stop giving a fuck as much, it's a better way.
Ulster_Blue
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5350 posts since 16/7/06

17 May 2020 07:29
so just buy shitty clothes that dont fit right and get on with it? BS
spitfiredealer
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2269 posts since 12/6/10

17 May 2020 07:50
When everything is oversized it's easier to get away with not giving a fuck. That's not to say you don't care about how stuff sits or hangs. I kinda miss the freedom of wearing baggy stuff. Back in the 90's early 00's everything I wore was from the skate scene and was oversized.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

17 May 2020 08:23
So SFD keep doing it. Why do you give a fuck what Instragram says?
Mr.X.
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3012 posts since 23/6/13

23 May 2020 17:07
Reigning Champ midweight are my favourite. I have a long body and the length is spot on. I don’t mind the very small branding label bottom left.
TheTiger
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3887 posts since 23/2/03

23 May 2020 20:40
Don’t think they are selling it anymore, but hands down the worst quality hoodie I’ve owned in years is this one from Suitsupply I bought about 4 months ago. It has completely bobbled to shit and the front pocket started to come loose after the first wash. Couldn’t even return it as I bought it in NY Evil

Anto
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3811 posts since 19/1/12

23 May 2020 20:51
I agree with you X, for longer bodies, like myself too, those are the best (I never pay full RRP though).

Wouldn't mind replacing them with HoB, but by the look of it those are much heavier than RC midweight ones, and still have to see a fit pic

Loopwheelers are my all time favourite, but among those more easily available and cheaper, RCs are the ones.

Anto
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3811 posts since 19/1/12

23 May 2020 20:57
Re Suit Supply, while I find their suits great for the money, everything else is awful imo

Tried one of their formal shirts and it was definitely among the worst I've ever had for what I paid. Never again