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  1. n0torious

    arcteryx veilance

    I also went true to size with the Monitor Down and it fits perfectly. Then again, I'm 6'7", so that's highly specific to me. The coat is crazy warm. And the liner is very, very comfortable. One of my favorite features thus far is the down lining in the hood. Can often avoid wearing a knit cap as it keeps the dome quite cozy.
  2. n0torious

    arcteryx veilance

    Those pants look great, the inseam is impossible for me unfortunately. Anybody considering the Monitor Down, I highly recommend it. Feels like you're wearing a really nice sleeping bag.
  3. n0torious

    Samurai Jeans

    Thanks. I'm tall, so that probably helps. Neither pair is hemmed.
  4. n0torious

    Samurai Jeans

    Me too, still super vivid.
  5. n0torious

    Samurai Jeans

    S-USA M5 10 years Infinite Washes
  6. n0torious

    Samurai Jeans

    S5000BK 9 years Infinite Washes
  7. n0torious

    arcteryx veilance

    I agree, doesn't make you look bloated. But I often think most coats look better unzipped.
  8. n0torious

    arcteryx veilance

    First day of cold, rainy weather so I broke out the Monitor down coat. Felt amazing. A great feature is the lining in the hood - up to a certain point makes a beanie unnecessary.
  9. n0torious

    arcteryx veilance

    No doubt - has happened with other down items I own like a comforter. But this was weird - was like a plug of down sticking out of the liner. I walked it over to the store, showed it to them, and they didn't hesitate to make the exchange.
  10. n0torious

    arcteryx veilance

    My local Arc'teryx retailer has Veilance but isn't stocking the Monitor down coat this season, so I had to order it from the website. I'm 6'7" and trim so I went with the L and the fit was great. The XL adds a little length on the body and sleeves and room in the chest, but the shoulders are the same. Tried layering it with a sweater and it's incredibly warm. Unfortunately, there's already down leaking out of the liner so I returned it for a replacement.
  11. n0torious

    Balmain x H&M

    This. The clothes are tacky and ridiculous. Olivier is a genius at branding, which for the people he's targeting, matters more than design skill. This New Yorker article spelled it out.
  12. n0torious

    How do any of you afford this?

    I'm careful with my money but love a good impulse buy on occasion. My philosophy is based on patience. Do your homework and figure out what you like, then don't settle. Always better to wait than buy something because the money's burning a hole in your pocket.
  13. n0torious

    FS: Vans WTAPS Authentics sz 13