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    No athletic chinos at my Target so I will try again. There were some over shirts that were tempting and a henley type sweatshirt that looked great but I already have a few similar ones so don't really need another one.

    Everyone is bashing the cheap shoes but remember those Stafford Deacons we all bought for <$50 and they held up well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarwick View Post
    No athletic chinos at my Target so I will try again. There were some over shirts that were tempting and a henley type sweatshirt that looked great but I already have a few similar ones so don't really need another one.

    Everyone is bashing the cheap shoes but remember those Stafford Deacons we all bought for <$50 and they held up well?
    I think the Target shoes look way cheaper than the Stafford ones do, although for me personally, the Staffords only whetted my appetite and lasted as long as it took me to decide I liked them and buy a pair of AE Daltons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarwick View Post
    No athletic chinos at my Target so I will try again. There were some over shirts that were tempting and a henley type sweatshirt that looked great but I already have a few similar ones so don't really need another one.

    Everyone is bashing the cheap shoes but remember those Stafford Deacons we all bought for <$50 and they held up well?
    It's worth noting that the Stafford Deacons are leather though, while the Target shoes are "all man-made materials". Although I guess if you're not into leather they're decent looking compared to most shoes of similar materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingtopher View Post
    I think the Target shoes look way cheaper than the Stafford ones do, although for me personally, the Staffords only whetted my appetite and lasted as long as it took me to decide I liked them and buy a pair of AE Daltons.
    I have Daltons too and still wore my Deacons. I will say I didn't open the box and examine the shoes at Target.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pelennor View Post
    It's worth noting that the Stafford Deacons are leather though, while the Target shoes are "all man-made materials". Although I guess if you're not into leather they're decent looking compared to most shoes of similar materials.
    I don't know why people are getting hung up on this. They could be worth it over time, though I guess people do not want to be the guinea pig and it suck.

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    I will admit that at 6'3" I am on the cusp between M and M/T in most brands. With Target, I was always firmly in the M camp.

    But trying on a couple Goodfellow items... they seem shorter. Too short for me to pull off. Particularly the jackets.

    Looks like if I want to try out the T sizes I'll have to order online.

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    Went to Target again last night. The chinos looked interesting but at 30 bucks I can wait for deals on better quality pants. Shirts were too boxy, and like phatte said, too short for me. maybe I need a Medium tall as well. Just not blown away by the collection. But, we are talking Target. You can't expect high quality at that price point. And at regular prices, most of the items seem like they are in that middle range of just not worth taking a flier on.

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    ^ The Chinos are $22.99, not $30. I'll be heading to Target after work to check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iviustang50h View Post
    ^ The Chinos are $22.99, not $30. I'll be heading to Target after work to check them out.
    I either misread that as 29.99 or it was another style of pants. Well, for 23 bucks maybe they are worth trying. Next time I'm at Tar-jzhay and have some time I might try a pair on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batkins9 View Post
    Can you clarify what you mean? In clothing and shoes, man-made materials (poly, nylon, fake leather, etc) typically means lower quality. Natural materials like cotton, wool, and leather are desired.
    That's a good rule of thumb for some things, not so good for others.

    ARC'TERYX is very high end and practically all constructed from man-made materials. So is Patagonia. Plenty of sneakers, trainers, and high end outdoor shoes are mostly or totally composed of man-made materials. High end MA-1 jackets are nylon or poly. Dainite soles on high end shoes are man made.

    That said, man made substitutes for natural materials tend to age and wear poorly. The surface of fake leather flakes off in an ugly way. Cotton frays and gets fuzzy in a pleasing way, while nylon just rips. Synthetic substitutes for wool get shiny.

    So - my 2 cents - it really comes down to looking at individual items and judging their merits.

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    I took a look around, didn't have much time so I only tried on a few things.

    Either their sizing is off, their quality control doesn't, or something was mistagged, because I tried on a medium of the canvas shirt coat, and it was tent-like on me. And I am very much not on the smaller side of medium.

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