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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4900 on: 18 Sep 2010, 22:19 »

I think even if I wore guy jeans where I could fit everything I could ever desire to have with me into the pockets I'd just be uncomfortable with everything bulging and knocking together
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4901 on: 20 Sep 2010, 21:13 »

on the topic of manbags:

I currently carry around my stuff in a black Oakley backpack. It's durable, comfortable to wear, has a bunch of small side pockets for my allergy meds, phone charger, condoms, cigarettes, sunglasses, etc. Inside it has two sleeve pockets for books or a laptop and it comfortably fits a giant Fiji water bottle that I refill and carry with me every day. It's an excellent bag for utility but it makes me look like a juvenile dumbass.

I've been fawning for months over this bag:





It looks like a duffel in these pictures but slung over the shoulder it's a pretty standard-sized messenger bag. It's gorgeous (and expensive) but I'm sacrificing pretty much all utility here. It's got one general pocket and then two smaller buttoned pockets on the outside. There are no zippers or buttons, and the only way to keep it fully closed is to loop those leather straps through. The large water bottle I carry would take up at least half the bag. If I kept a laptop in it I'd have to invest in a nice neoprene sleeve because there's no separate area for it.

I know we've had the style vs. utility debate before but there has to be some way to get a little of both. Suggestions?
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4902 on: 20 Sep 2010, 21:19 »

yes i have this exact same problem - i use a black backpack and it's amazing but not very fashion-conscionable. i need something that is pretty and utilitarian but it also needs to be comfy for cycling.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4903 on: 20 Sep 2010, 21:29 »

Yeah I thought the accepted term was "manbag".

how about just like, bag

i mean that's what it is
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4904 on: 20 Sep 2010, 21:30 »

no offense but we really don't need to go and make english a dumber mess of a language than it already is
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4905 on: 20 Sep 2010, 21:42 »

pretty plz, 4 me??? i no how 2 spaek it nrmaly so i thikn U shud chill out. thx
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4906 on: 20 Sep 2010, 21:44 »

yes i have this exact same problem - i use a black backpack and it's amazing but not very fashion-conscionable. i need something that is pretty and utilitarian but it also needs to be comfy for cycling.

http://www.chromebagsstore.com/
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4907 on: 21 Sep 2010, 01:45 »

Guy I knew who volunteered for the Peace Corps had this Jansport messenger bag once.

It sucked. He was a cool guy, real respected volunteer, that one. But his bag annoyed me to the bottom of my very soul. It looked like the kind of thing a liberal arts major in a party-based fraternity would wear. Nerdy-chic and trying way too hard, you know the drill.

(my point being that it is just a bag of stuff, sure there's cool ones but in the end it's silly to make a big deal out of a glorified knapsack)
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4908 on: 21 Sep 2010, 07:28 »

I find it incredibly hilarious that you mixed html and bbcode to try and make a url.  Also, those bags do look quite nice, but their logo reminds me of silver.  that's all.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4909 on: 21 Sep 2010, 09:30 »

i don't know how fashion-conscionable crumpler bags are, i think some of them are kind of neat looking for really practical bags but i can see how others might think they are super ugly.
anyway, about a week ago i ordered this one for school -





and it's definitely very useful and comfy. this thing has about a million pockets without being too heavy and it makes getting your crap into order very, very easy. having had to run to the bus in the pouring rain a few times these last few days i'll also verify that your stuff inside WILL stay dry. they've got a pretty large and diverse range of utility shoulder and messenger bags so it could be worth a look.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4910 on: 21 Sep 2010, 14:18 »

They're OK but mostly for the same people who wear climbing pants + shoes as everyday clothes. You know what I mean.

Gene that bag is pretty as hell but I'm quite sure you can find something just as nice that will also fit all yr crap in. I don't have any specific recommendations though, because I suck.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4911 on: 21 Sep 2010, 16:55 »

I just recently got a crumpler camera bag (this one) and it is super neat! I would have liked it if we could have gotten one in a different colour (they only had brown or green) or a patterned one, but I think that would have meant getting it made specifically and we wanted one right then. I have always liked crumpler bags, and that one is very nice, tania!
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4912 on: 21 Sep 2010, 17:50 »

http://www.chromebagsstore.com/

i want, really bad, but dang, those are not cheap
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4913 on: 21 Sep 2010, 18:22 »

Scarred, they're totally worth the investment. Super high quality, the main inside compartment is removable and completely waterproof, they look awesome, have a secret, velcro-shut pocket in the lining (great for stashing your weed and related paraphernalia, among other things) and sport a fucking seat belt buckle. Honestly if you want a nice bag which is convenient to bike with I cannot possibly recommend Chrome any more.

I'd get one but I don't bike much and they don't really fit my aesthetic otherwise.

Crumpler bags are excellent camera bags but a little too bright and nylon to be fashionable.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4914 on: 21 Sep 2010, 19:03 »

Chrome is a pretty popular brand name too so it's worth checking craigslist, since it's not like people are really trading in counterfeits to the same extent as with fashion bags. I snagged a green mini metro bag as an impromptu college gift for my li'l brother for $60, and since it's made of cordura it's not like it really suffered any from being lightly used.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4915 on: 21 Sep 2010, 19:07 »

Honestly.I don't see what's wring with a backpack. I feel naked without a backpack on
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4916 on: 21 Sep 2010, 19:26 »

Well, see, I have a road bike with drop handlebars and I like to go fast and low for at least some part of the ride. So your standard cheap backpack is annoying because they sit high on the back, don't have an anti-sway strap and can't really cinch up as tight. Once during a hard stop I ended up getting smacked right upside the back of the head with my own books REAL hard and so now I have a messenger. If you're just going to putter around on a fixie cruiser with sweep bars then I really doubt it matters, but that doesn't mean there isn't some advantages to having a good messenger bag.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4917 on: 21 Sep 2010, 19:30 »

Now, if you're just going to putter around on a fixie cruiser with sweep bars then I really doubt it matters

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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4918 on: 21 Sep 2010, 20:28 »

They're OK but mostly for the same people who wear climbing pants + shoes as everyday clothes. You know what I mean.

man shut up dovey climbing pants + chacos is the motherfucking comfiest thing don't even
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« Reply #4919 on: 21 Sep 2010, 20:30 »

Hahaha dressing for comfort you ha oh gee I don't even
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4920 on: 21 Sep 2010, 21:03 »

In the spring, after most of the snow had melted, Banff authorities will find Dovey frozen solid in his uniqlos and perfectly-fitted t-shirt.

edit: Wait, you are staying in a different place than I thought you were. Yeah, just keep ruining my jokes, it isn't like I have a hard enough time being funny as it is.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4921 on: 21 Sep 2010, 21:05 »

why would he be found dead here? is katie planning on traveling to fargo to pin dovey's murder on liz? then she'll steal his girlfriend only it's not stealing when he is dead. just sayin'.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4922 on: 21 Sep 2010, 21:07 »

I don't know what you are talking about. Clearly I said Banff, Alberta. Not Fargo, North Dakota.
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4923 on: 21 Sep 2010, 21:08 »

Hey I have an idea how about less yap more fashion?
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« Reply #4924 on: 22 Sep 2010, 06:34 »

But dude they're talking about meeeeee
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4925 on: 22 Sep 2010, 13:21 »

All the more incentive. So, now that winter is rolling around toward the S.F. Bay Area, I need your opinions on Carhartt. I currently own this awesome jacket in the tan color shown, and it is pretty epic. However, sometimes I don't want to go into work looking like I shoot petrol cans and fuck my cousins.

Suggestions?
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4926 on: 22 Sep 2010, 13:49 »

Pea coat!
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Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
« Reply #4927 on: 22 Sep 2010, 14:11 »

sometimes I don't want to go into work looking like I shoot petrol cans and fuck my cousins.

don't be so close-minded, patrick, not everybody who wears carhartt is some kind of uneducated redneck. some of them are also lesbians.
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« Reply #4928 on: 22 Sep 2010, 15:29 »

Thanks Linds
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