ITT we recommend what the best basics are. Obviously there's a price vs. quality debate which we can discuss.
I've split it into 3 (well 4) main categories:
Hoodies with zips
Jeans, outerwear, shoes are a whole different subject so let's just stick to tops.
Some brands to start with:
Très Bien Merch
T by Alexander Wang
Figured I'd post here since I don't think it deserves its own thread
I need a new pair of nice daily wear jeans
I've been wearing unbranded but the damn crotch area is just too much for me to handle
Anyone know a nice comfortable pair of jeans I could wear daily for just out and about stuff?
I'm looking at <$150
any white t-shirt will do desu. It really doesn't matter as long as it doesn't fall apart after a month.
Sweatshirts I usually thrift, gr8 bang 4 ur buck
hoodies I go to sportswear shops, adidas has good ones. Lots of adidas to be found in thrift stores too.
Honestly for basics, the brand doesn't matter, Uniqlo and acne are good, yes. Norse projects have great shirts and sweaters, but maybe a bit pricey, can get away for less.
Also why aren't buttondowns included, those are way more important to get right
Handled my first norse tee 2 days ago, super impressed by how thick and substantial it was and cutting was good. I'd cringe retail pricing but for the 80 aud sale i'd say its worth it. Any other suggestions for similar? I subsist on mainly uniqlo sized up for drapier clothing but have been trying others too.
If you ever visit Asia Sifr is good and price is decent, an upgrade from qlo's supimas.
Loopwheeler if you have access to jap garms for sweats and what have you
Otherwise i've got an AA hoodie cz why not and carhart sweat, both serve their purpose well
Any Aussies fux around with basikke?
Nudies on sale (make sure its got a higher rise)
Heck i've got an old zara jeans thats about 5-6 years old. Personally i find 1-2% elastane is what i need for comfort
Tried many t shirts but my favorite is Costco brand tees. Thick enough to keep you warm and for the nipples to not show through, and cheap enough to be easily replaceable but last a substantial time.
High quality basics is usually a meme guys as you pay mostly for things not related to quality.
Acne is overpriced garbage. I recommend any Canadian outdoors brand.
Where can I pick up a white tee that won't show my nipples? Something that isn't insanely overpriced, either? Just a white tee.
I have one Arizona (JCPenney) white tee that you can see nips, chest hair, and pants through in certain lighting. Might be alright in the sun.
Anyone know if they size large or size small?
I'm a 31" waist proper
I checked to see if anyone sold them where I live but apparently can't be found after a couple boutiques closed a year ago
Buy all basics from acnes. Jeans, trousers, outerwear included. Invest heavily in shoes and boots from top tier brands/designers. Also subtle use of jewelry will make a basic outfit look more thoughtful
Recently copped a hoodie from the TB merch line. Really nice quality and fit.
Acne isn't garbage, the stuff they make is great quality and fits perfectly. It's expensive, but you just cop in the sale.
I've got loads of acne jeans and I always get them when they're 40-60% off.
Latest pair are the Ace Raw and they're cut from Japanese denim and made in Italy.
All of my American apparel stuff always shrinks in the wash. Hoodies are pretty nice but Dov is a massive perfvert.
i have an aa hoodie and it's awesome, the crew neck sweat isn't as nice. it feels cheap and has definitely shrunk. also, all my aa tees have shrunk in the wash substantially, but ive had those for almost a year and paid like 12 bucks each for them on sale. id say when aa is on sale their basics are worth it
What's the best basics for lanky people like me?
>I've heard do many mixed opinions that i just dont know
Primarily /fa/ I suppose? Acne has great quality, though it's slightly expensive. The Ace/Max Cash were /fa/'s go to black jeans a few years back (pretty sure most people here still keep them in the back of their wardrobes). Their tees are heavenly. Opinion has changed because of Acne's recent endorsement of social justice and of course 4chan can't stand it.
Personally I suggest you buy second-hand to avoid paying full-price, and your money doesn't go directly to Acne, if social justice bothers you too much.
Seconding this. My nipples are puffy as fuck, I look horrible in white shirts. I got some CK t-shirts in a present during Christmas and they don't show the nipples but they fit like shit, way too wide around the waist.
What does /fa/ think of Reigning Champ? Is it worth the money?
The only thing that puts my off slightly is that they're a bit 'sporty'. I think it's the cream coloured drawstrings, and the fact that they're shoelace flat rather than rounded.
Depends on what you define as 'worth'.
Everything is made from Egyptian cotton which is exceptionally soft, and it's still produced in factories in England.
If you've got the cash then the quality is great, but £55 for a plain t-shirt is a lot of money and no doubt the markup is ridiculous.
Ain't nothing compare to the $100,000 Hermès croc tshirt
Topman especially does stuff that are a step above basic though (in design, colour, materials, not quality necessarily) where as Uniqlo is literally the very basics, a grey sweater, a white tee
I know Hermes has a massive, massive markup. It's just that alligator/croc is absurdly expensive in general. A decent bag will run you around $8000+ USD.
You'd think people would start farming them, then, if their leather goods can demand such a freakish price.
I never liked the name but I've never tried them on because it always gave me dudebro vibes. Anyone have experience with reigning champ? Was going to cop some at J.Crew but decided not too.
Not going to say N&F doesn't do some gimmicky shit, but I gotta disagree about the sale thing. I've only ever bought them on sale, they're on sale all the time. Hell, you can grab a pair of indigo Slim Guys for $70 right now on MyHabit.
Anyone wear James Perse tees? They're $95 but I got mine on sale and it's the best fitting tee I own. It's as slim as all my other size small tees in the waist without being tight or short everywhere else. I'm 6'1 145-150 and have a 38" chest
Btw it doesn't matter what country your clothes are made in. It's all just marketing. Clothes made in Italy are just produced by underpaid Asian immigrants. Asia actually has some great factories.
Thoughts on Margiela basics?
I'd only cop on sale because I'm not rich.
What is 'loopback cotton' and why are all high end sweaters made from it?
Is it just a marketing term?
I've got a couple of MMM t-shirts and the quality is really good. They wash really well, compared to other tshirts I've got which tend to go bobbly after a few washes.
The term ‘Loopback’ is a literal description of the particular knit that features loops on the underside of the fabric and is the technical term given to the fabric commonly used for sweatshirts. The name comes from ‘Loopwheel’, the traditional knitting machine that was historically used to knit the fabric.
The traditional Loopwheel minimised the tension of the knit. Conversely, the face of our modern ‘Q40 Loopback’ is tightly knitted from two fine yarns, creating a fabric that is more resistant to pilling (getting bobbles) which creates a less stodgy feel than typical sweatshirt fabric.
Having the loops on the back of the fabric was originally designed to allow the sweatshirt to absorb sweat from your body and pass it into the garment to keep you cool. Our sweat top traps warm air to provide and insulating layer.
Taken from an article on Sunspel.
Any of these good jeans?
I'm looking to get new jeans after losing weight and these are all available at the local Nordstrom
based 4chanx letting me just edit pictures on the fly
Well if you look at the other side the complementary colors of dark green are Orange, red and purple which are pretty hard to get right tbchwy
Try playing with that m8
industry name/actual name for it is French Terry
it is essentially a sweatshirt fleece that hasn't been brushed
it's hard to find, and i'd expect higher priced manufacturers to not have this issue, ones that actually feel soft and not like beach towels
(a helmut lang one i tried on felt awful)
Europe sorry should've probably said, Nudies can be found on sale somewhere at any point over the year. N&F is almost never on sale, at least none of the stuff anyone wants to wear.
costco outerwear (kirkland) is fucking great for the price, not gonna be high fashion or anything, but solid for basics
they also frequently have tommy hillfigure stuff for like 90% off
>disgusting brass coloured zips
>ugly logo patch on hem
>no double zip
>fleece and not loopback cotton
>shit brand name
Absolute trash. American Giant only got popular because they paid for shitloads of PR claiming its 'the best hoodie ever conceived'.
I've had mine for 3 years and he is right. Zipper is busted, the fit is shit (and since I bought one it got boxier for amerifats) and the material frayed. I'd recommend wings + horn or one of the japanese repro brands if you are after a boxier fit.
Basically what everyone in Ireland wears
If there's anyone in Dublin, check out Indigo & Cloth in Temple Bar. They are having a 50% off sale on seemingly pretty much everything in store. I saw Our Legacy, Sunspel, Oliver Spencer... I think they might have ACNE and Norse Projects too.
I'm on the dole so all I could afford was the coffee downstairs, but nice garbs nevertheless.
SLP and MMM (and other high fashion companies) while obviously make good quality garments, don't make the best.
Companies which specialise in basic goods like Sunspel will have better quality than SLP. Sunspel have their own factories and can oversee all operation.
Most high fashion brands outsource production to external factories – in fact most brands even share the same factories.
You'll be better buying shoes from a specialist company that only makes shoes rather than cop some SLP boots or Raf Simons derbies.
You'll be better buying some high quality, Japanese selvedge denim from a small independent rather than some fashion jeans from Dior.