Menswear: Sweatshirt recommendations


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Mark
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1024 posts since 24/5/08

30 Apr 2021 11:32
I think i set up an account a while back. Used to be good for books and magazines too. Click on the flag next to the search bar and you can change language
Doogan
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979 posts since 13/4/14

30 Apr 2021 12:22
Do Merz B Schwanen sweats ever hit the sales? How do they size? Pretty true?

They look like a nice alternative to Buzz/McCoy.
Ulster_Blue
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5546 posts since 16/7/06

30 Apr 2021 12:29
Best you’ll get is patron Kafka. Size up one, I’m small and buy the medium. Don’t get the Good Basics ones tho, rubbish
Doogan
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979 posts since 13/4/14

30 Apr 2021 12:56
Cheers mate.
andrew_
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594 posts since 23/1/10

30 Apr 2021 13:04
I found they fit really strangely and shrink a lot. Def size up.
Body is skinny and long, really tight arms, narrow and square shoulders which didn't sit down properly, like the below pic.
Ended up ebaying.

Doogan
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979 posts since 13/4/14

30 Apr 2021 13:48
Ah right - probably not what I'm after. Might just stick to Buzz/McCoy.
padawan
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4437 posts since 27/6/03

30 Apr 2021 14:14
Amazing Quality on the Loopwheel stuff just Size up.
Hanto
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2872 posts since 30/11/09

30 Apr 2021 14:46
Merz B is good stuff, but I feel is more heritage driven in aesthetic.

If you can buy from Amazon.jp directly. Loopwheeler is stocked on there. Definitely worth looking at.
Doogan
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979 posts since 13/4/14

30 Apr 2021 14:59
Hanto wrote: Merz B is good stuff, but I feel is more heritage driven in aesthetic.

If you can buy from Amazon.jp directly. Loopwheeler is stocked on there. Definitely worth looking at.

Would I get hammered by import fees into the UK ordering directly from Japan? Had that before on an EG jacket from the States.
R
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13280 posts since 17/5/03

30 Apr 2021 16:26
LFC wrote:
R wrote: cole buxton warm up looks very good

All their stuff looks decent but sizing and fit is wank. I know they are going for a classic style but couldn’t even get the xxl past me thighs in the track or sweat pants and the hems were up me shins Laughing out loud

wish I'd have seen this before I ordered. Worst fitting hoodies I've ever tried. Wizards sleeves, wide body, cropped.
R
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13280 posts since 17/5/03

30 Apr 2021 17:16
anyone tried les tien?
Hanto
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2872 posts since 30/11/09

30 Apr 2021 17:52
Doogan wrote:
Hanto wrote: Merz B is good stuff, but I feel is more heritage driven in aesthetic.

If you can buy from Amazon.jp directly. Loopwheeler is stocked on there. Definitely worth looking at.

Would I get hammered by import fees into the UK ordering directly from Japan? Had that before on an EG jacket from the States.

If they don't mark down then yes. Use a proxy and you'll be fine.

I may be flipping a size 6 Merz B sweat if anyone's interested. It is worn but doesn't detract from the look or quality.
Doogan
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979 posts since 13/4/14

30 Apr 2021 18:25
Hanto wrote:
Doogan wrote:
Hanto wrote: Merz B is good stuff, but I feel is more heritage driven in aesthetic.

If you can buy from Amazon.jp directly. Loopwheeler is stocked on there. Definitely worth looking at.

Would I get hammered by import fees into the UK ordering directly from Japan? Had that before on an EG jacket from the States.

If they don't mark down then yes. Use a proxy and you'll be fine.

I may be flipping a size 6 Merz B sweat if anyone's interested. It is worn but doesn't detract from the look or quality.

I'm interested mate. You ok to send a PM?
Ulster_Blue
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5546 posts since 16/7/06

30 Apr 2021 18:30
It’s just mental how hard it is to get a nice thick sweater that doesn’t fit like shit.

Reigning champ the best I’ve had. Have tried buzz and McCoy’s and backed both
Hanto
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2872 posts since 30/11/09

30 Apr 2021 18:41
Doogan wrote:
Hanto wrote:
Doogan wrote:
Hanto wrote: Merz B is good stuff, but I feel is more heritage driven in aesthetic.

If you can buy from Amazon.jp directly. Loopwheeler is stocked on there. Definitely worth looking at.

Would I get hammered by import fees into the UK ordering directly from Japan? Had that before on an EG jacket from the States.

If they don't mark down then yes. Use a proxy and you'll be fine.

I may be flipping a size 6 Merz B sweat if anyone's interested. It is worn but doesn't detract from the look or quality.

I'm interested mate. You ok to send a PM?

Sure.
R
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13280 posts since 17/5/03

30 Apr 2021 18:49
Ulster_Blue wrote: It’s just mental how hard it is to get a nice thick sweater that doesn’t fit like shit.

Reigning champ the best I’ve had. Have tried buzz and McCoy’s and backed both

sounds a joke and shame about the branding, but best I have is an OVO
sofashionmuchamaze
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847 posts since 12/12/13

6 May 2021 13:37
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: Anyone here know Rue Porter? I ordered some things there with a wholesale account. Their delivery is super slow but I've heard quality is great, I got time.

Already got it today. Quality is great so far, let's see after washing. Literally no branding, only a minimal size label. Fit is super oversized, so you have to like that or size down. Only thing I've got that I like better is my Reigning Champ zip hoodie.
DELFOR
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364 posts since 10/2/09

8 May 2021 07:48
Went into Garbstore, they have a new sub label. British made, on old camber machine hoodies. Felt on pair with Mccoys, if not heavier. Nearly picked up a medium, but was concerned about shrinkage. Assistant stated minimum shrinkage, but on further inspection website claims shrinks half a size.

https://www.couvertureandthegarbstore.com/do-189-gae-hftk-00100813.html
Doogan
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979 posts since 13/4/14

8 May 2021 10:21
Looks decent.
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

12 May 2021 13:44
Was Googling Blank Expression and it brought me back to FUK. Been a while.

Anyway it's all 50% off now as they're making way for a new launch. BE50