Menswear: Worst Purchase of 2021


generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

posted 5 Jan 2022 12:22, edited 5 Jan 2022 12:22
To contrast with the best purchase of the year, what was your worst pick-up?

I bought the usual assortment of eBay things that didn't fit etc but only one thing made me genuinely angry:



I'd bought the trousers from this range and they are one of my favourite running purchases, decent level of waterproofing at the front but completely breathable and light, great side zips. Just all-round great, so I had high hopes for the top.
It is fucking shite, no lining to the waterproof bit so it feels horrendous when you sweat in it.
You could replicate this much more cheaply by cutting the front of a tee and stapling a bin bag there instead.
Davinho
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2436 posts since 2/12/08

5 Jan 2022 12:45
I’ve got that top on the way to me Laughing out loud
Crackajack
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8135 posts since 21/4/05

5 Jan 2022 12:51
Who is sponsoring the thread this year, Cent again?

For me it's probably some Resolute 710 which fitted great until the first proper wear and now feel at least a size too big.
swede
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10370 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jan 2022 12:55
Davinho wrote: I’ve got that top on the way to me Laughing out loud

Doogan
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1211 posts since 13/4/14

posted 5 Jan 2022 12:59, edited 5 Jan 2022 12:59
Crackajack wrote: Who is sponsoring the thread this year, Cent again?

For me it's probably some Resolute 710 which fitted great until the first proper wear and now feel at least a size too big.

Should fit after a wash? Those look great after loads of washes.

I have a pair that are a bit tight. Cry
generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

5 Jan 2022 13:19
Davinho wrote: I’ve got that top on the way to me Laughing out loud

Do yourself a favour and back it as soon as it arrives.
The trousers are so well thought out I can't imagine how they got the top so badly wrong.
I got it in the sale with an extra 10% and still hate it.

The trousers have got a very thin lining beneath the shower proof bit so they still feel comfortable but the top hasn't for some reason.
I genuinely started worrying wearing it, had a heavy feeling over my whole chest and thought something was wrong with me, then I realised I just had a sweaty layer of plastic glued to my chest Laughing out loud

The other nice touch is that if you take a selfie in it the reflective bits look like you're wearing a rejected Strictly costume or you're cosplaying General Zod Cry
Crackajack
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8135 posts since 21/4/05

5 Jan 2022 13:35
Doogan wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Who is sponsoring the thread this year, Cent again?

For me it's probably some Resolute 710 which fitted great until the first proper wear and now feel at least a size too big.

Should fit after a wash? Those look great after loads of washes.

I have a pair that are a bit tight. Cry

They are one wash already but might tumble dry them. There seem to be loads on Marrkt probably sold for similar reasons.
NigelBenn
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4664 posts since 6/2/08

5 Jan 2022 13:52
Fit on resolute was terrible for me. Way too tight in the thigh and too big on the waist.

Finally got my one wash 107 on the way from Marrkt Cool
Davinho
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2436 posts since 2/12/08

5 Jan 2022 14:13
generic_guy wrote:
Davinho wrote: I’ve got that top on the way to me Laughing out loud

Do yourself a favour and back it as soon as it arrives.

I genuinely started worrying wearing it, had a heavy feeling over my whole chest and thought something was wrong with me, then I realised I just had a sweaty layer of plastic glued to my chest Laughing out loud

The other nice touch is that if you take a selfie in it the reflective bits look like you're wearing a rejected Strictly costume or you're cosplaying General Zod Cry

Sounds like it’s exactly what I’m after tbh Cool
generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

5 Jan 2022 14:49
Love the look of Resolute jeans but read an interview where he mentioned they were specifically designed for a Japanese shape so virtually no backside and gave up on ever getting a pair to fit me.
Hanto
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3417 posts since 30/11/09

5 Jan 2022 15:27
I flipped these for a profit so for that reason it's fine, but they were definitely the worst in categories of hyped, band wagon, impulse buys. But then that's what makes JMM, JMM! Laughing out loud

jacko198
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580 posts since 23/10/09

5 Jan 2022 16:23
Cant say really, Ill probably try and end up flogging it to one of you in the sales thread at some point Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
LFC
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5936 posts since 14/6/11

5 Jan 2022 18:43
Visvim Suede Virgil. So bulky, heavy and uncomfortable, defo not for me.
Rez
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8916 posts since 5/4/09

5 Jan 2022 19:13
Definitely anything I've bought that is a Uniqlo Collab. When will we learn
roophees
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1838 posts since 18/12/10

posted 5 Jan 2022 20:13, edited 5 Jan 2022 20:13
Not that it's bad quality or anything, but gotta be an Orslow army shirt for £200. For £200 I'd expect it to be top notch, but it seems just slightly above average. Plus, fit is probably exact replica of an actual vintage military piece, so doesn't fit me quite right and just find myself not wearing it at all
andymakesglasses
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20688 posts since 26/1/06

6 Jan 2022 12:45
swede wrote: OL mohair cardigan

Mosoona
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429 posts since 25/5/15

6 Jan 2022 13:10
LFC wrote: Visvim Suede Virgil. So bulky, heavy and uncomfortable, defo not for me.

Surprised by this, the pair I had 3-4yrs ago were some of the lightest + slimmest boots I’ve had (comfort about avg). The Vibergs I picked up this year match your description to a T though, feel like tanks
C-Stylez
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5244 posts since 4/7/12

6 Jan 2022 21:59
Mosoona wrote: Surprised by this, the pair I had 3-4yrs ago were some of the lightest + slimmest boots I’ve had (comfort about avg). The Vibergs I picked up this year match your description to a T though, feel like tanks

I second this
generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

7 Jan 2022 11:11
Pretty sure everything else LFC has posted is a sneaker so imagine any boot would feel pretty heavy in comparison.
zoom
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6822 posts since 22/7/05

posted 7 Jan 2022 11:17, edited 7 Jan 2022 11:17
Yeah, I get the heavy comment, but uncomfortable? Did you definitely get the right size LFC? Any Virgil’s Ive worn have been really comfortable.