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    At long last, my Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket exchange showed up. I had ordered an XL initially, but found it very tight across the chest, and my shoulders pulled the sleeve articulation out with my arms at my sides. I started an exchange for an XXL. I was annoyed to discover that they didn't actually make enough extra jackets to account for the exchange, and I had to wait until batch 2 was completed. Anyway, the new XXL showed up today. I'm 5'10 and 235lbs. I lift weights, so larger shoulders, arms, butt and thighs than the average dude. The XXL fits much better across the chest and shoulders. The sleeves are about 2" longer than I'd like and the cuffs could be slightly more snug. Basically if I could take the sleeves off of an XL and attach them to the XXL trunk, I'd have the perfect fit. Alterations are possible, so maybe I'll try to have something done with the arms. Maybe. They are tolerable and alteration is a risk.

    The leather is very nice. Construction seems solid. This thing has some weight. It's quite warm. The color is "Espresso" but it's lighter in person than on the TS website. I haven't cut the tags off yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to.

    Anyway, here are some fit pics:



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      Welp... I'm returning the jacket. I wore it out and the sleeves just drive me nuts. They are too long and barely tight enough not to eat my hands. I'm also not thrilled with the color. On the TS side, it's a nice deep rich brown with some burgundy tinting. In person, it leans tan. I could size back down, but I don't know if I can expect a half-size of stretching as it breaks in, and of course if it doesn't, I can't return it. This is been a frustrating experience partly due to the delayed exchange, partly due to the color, but mostly due to the fit, which I can't blame TS for. I'm not an average build.

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        So I just got that J. Crew gingham shirt in light grey for $3.74 after tax and free shipping. What a world.

        I mean, I'm certainly not complaining (I considered buying the same shirt last month at $30), but I think it would have made more financial sense for J. Crew to just give it to someone who happened to be walking by the warehouse.

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          Originally posted by facelessghost View Post
          So I just got that J. Crew gingham shirt in light grey for $3.74 after tax and free shipping. What a world.

          I mean, I'm certainly not complaining (I considered buying the same shirt last month at $30), but I think it would have made more financial sense for J. Crew to just give it to someone who happened to be walking by the warehouse.
          I picked up this tweed blazer for $13. 100% wool tweed from Abraham Moon. It was sold out and not listed among the sale items but I only caught it because it was saved on my wishlist and when I went to purchase another item it allowed me to place it in my cart for check out. I was convinced that it was a mistake and that J.Crew would cancel the order but lo and behold, it arrived today. I feel like I just got away with robbery.
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            Trask shoes is going out of business. Got a pair of Horween Chromexcel sheepskin loafers that were $200, marked down to less than $50 at Nordstrom Rack. Other shoes with various markdowns at other retailers and discounters, Google shopping search won't disappoint.

            https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/tras...er-men/5660896

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              Got a pair of wholecut oxfords in the mail today from Dehli. I saw them online, they're Blake stitched, the leather is nice, they're comfortable, and for $150 (after first purchase discount), I don't care that the brand name is "3DM Lifestyle." They have some other nice looking shoes, too, all Blake stitched.

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                Originally posted by usher93
                I am planning to buy these

                https://footranger.com/hi-tec-men-ba...king-boot.html

                I have made up my mind but I think I should be open to suggestions
                Those look like great technical boots. If you want something with great construction, but more restrained (also a little more expensive), check these out:
                https://huckberry.com/store/rhodes/c...-dolomite-boot

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                  Originally posted by usher93
                  I am planning to buy these

                  https://footranger.com/hi-tec-men-ba...king-boot.html

                  I have made up my mind but I think I should be open to suggestions
                  I know this is a fair bit out of that range, but the Danner 600 is an excellent hiking boot, looks decent for travel and my wife and I are on our same pair each since 2016 if memory serves.

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