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Love my MW district chinos. Only problem is they've lost 90% of their water repellency and after losing weight they are a size or two too big for me. Would love to buy a new pair but the CAD dollar is weak as fuk right now. Not paying $300 for them. 

 

Had 2 pairs of slim dungarees but never worn them more than a week. Just didn't like how they felt, looked, and as a guy who puts his hands in his pockets a lot they just pissed me off for some reason. 

 

Having tried every Outlier pant under the sun, the only one that has stayed with me over the course of the years is a pair of climbers (after I fixed the atrociously large topstitched hem).

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I need some advice on Stone Island Shadow pant sizing. I'm 30 in Outlier, Levi's etc., but size 46 is sold out, will any other size still fit me?

 

Also, anyone know where to find SISP moleskin chino in navy size 46?

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I don't know about current season SISP, but past seasons' pants fit large in the waist. I usually wear a 32/48 in most brands, but I have a couple of pairs of SISP pants in 46 and they fit perfect. You may be able to go for a 44 if you can find one.

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as the monochrome metronome keeps swinging

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really digging the minimalist upper/sole styling on those but the hiking style lace hooks are a bit much. 

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Is DSPTCH Daypack the best city backpack I coud get under $200?

 

I love it and it's a great value to boot. 

 

You could also look at Tom Bihn's Synapse 19 or 25.

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Guys! Our prayers have been answered (maybe).

 

These are apparently on kickstarter now: ODO, jeans with properties similar to Outliers, except that they actually look like jeans.

 

I mainly wear black or light wash denim though so I'll probably have to wait until they release some limited runs or something. Still, the technology behind this, utilizing silver fibers in the denim weave, looks really interesting. 

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i'm not really at home in silver woven into fabrics, but i predict 969 disappointed backers after these, like all treated fabrics, nanosphere or otherwise, lose their repellency due to the inevitable fraying that all cotton must endure. 

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What exactly is silver fibers going to do repellency wise for a textile?

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Nothing, it's for bacteria and odor, not repellency.

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Guys! Our prayers have been answered (maybe).

 

These are apparently on kickstarter now: ODO, jeans with properties similar to Outliers, except that they actually look like jeans.

 

I mainly wear black or light wash denim though so I'll probably have to wait until they release some limited runs or something. Still, the technology behind this, utilizing silver fibers in the denim weave, looks really interesting. 

I've been approached to test something quite similar... those ones look interesting too ...

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Hey, thanks for the reply - I'm looking for something a little more understated than that, don't really like the aesthetic of the Mechanix ones with the writing all over them.
 
I was thinking something like Arc'teryx LEAF or Outdoor Research

 

What colour way did you go for? I liked the look of the white one, but I'm trying to get an ACR jacket instead!

 

What about some nice PIG GLOVE :)

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KFOJN6S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KFOJN6S&linkCode=as2&tag=vaga-20&linkId=F4KO66HTGPGSCWFA

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My lady is looking for a puffer jacket "Butt cover, simple, sleek, not too puffy, warm!" any suggestions?

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Anyone got a copy of the new Inventory magazine? It should feature a conversation between William Gibson and Errolson Hugh on Massimo Osti. 

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Can someone with the Nike ACG cargos verify the composition? It says it's a polyester/wool/elastase blend on Nike's website but on Mrporter they're listed as a cotton/wool/elastane blend.

 

Maybe new season cargos?

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Can someone with the Nike ACG cargos verify the composition? It says it's a polyester/wool/elastase blend on Nike's website but on Mrporter they're listed as a cotton/wool/elastane blend.

 

Maybe new season cargos?

its the latter (cotton blend)

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can anyone recommend some beater gloves with minimal branding? prefer black, gonna be for normal everyday use and maybe occasional cycling.

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Just found these Goretex Pro model at 40% off so felt it rude to not purchase them, as luck had it there were my size too, ding-dong.
 
I'll post up some thoughts and piccies on arrival - thought they'd be ideal for the wet wintry UK days.
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Let's chat about soles for a bit.
 

Vans Vault x The North Face partnership brings forth the Desert Chukka MTE LX... alongside the Sk8-Hi MTE LX... reconstructed utilizing gusseted tongues, reversed waffle lug outsoles, Cosmoâ„¢Comfort heat retention, The North Face winterGRIP® and water-repellant leather and suede uppers... The North Face propriety innovation, winterGRIP® is a tacky rubber compound designed to remain soft when the temperature falls below freezing and excels on icy surfaces – 20 percent better in slip resistance than traditional rubbers in approximation.
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Did anybody cop and compare to other soles? 
 

The Partially Comprehensive Guide to Shoe Soles (WellDressedDad):

  • Leather soles
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  • Glued on rubber sole covers
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  • Christy soles
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  • Dainite style
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  • Commando style
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  • Ripple soles – fun or function? (followup)
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If you don't have goodyear welt or other stitched-down shoes it's still possible to replace the sole
 

  • LL Bean has been resoling their rubber boots for decades
  • Vibram launched a resole program last year for any shoe

More upcoming innovative soles:
 

Vibram Gains Traction with Artic Grip Soles
new shoes will sport “designated lugs with Arctic Grip sole technology that grips slick wet ice, as well as thermochromatic lugs, which sense when the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and change color in cold conditions.â€

 

see a no hands demonstration!!!
 
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Should Nike, Adidas et al be obligated to resole their Frees, Boosts etc? What are your favourite soles?

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I don't know about current season SISP, but past seasons' pants fit large in the waist. I usually wear a 32/48 in most brands, but I have a couple of pairs of SISP pants in 46 and they fit perfect. You may be able to go for a 44 if you can find one.

Thanks! The pants arrived and they are actually still quite large but fine with a belt, so always size down on SISP pants. 

Not much of a techwear but I always wanted some moleskin pants and these are superb!

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Should Nike, Adidas et al be obligated to resole their Frees, Boosts etc? What are your favourite soles?

 

That's an interesting point. I really love what nike's been doing with slapping their sfb sole unit on sneakers, but apart from it's great look the sfb sole has a reputation for being slippery. still i really like the sneakerboot as a concept, even if not always executed well. 

 

I'd also love more low-profile vibram sole based boots with a tech bent. In general it seems that sneakers companies tend to have an interesting outlook on what a 'boot' should be.

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the sfb sole is slippery on slick or flat floors.  it works well on outdoor terrain. 

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The SFB sole is almost lethal on a wet DC subway platform. 

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Btw ... any edit of the Brands List at the beginning of this thread ? don't remember the name of that Korean Acronym like hardshell brand, and other mainstream brands sub-collections ?

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