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    What are some of your nitpicking/ dislikes about today's menswear?

    -Overcoat/Topcoat/Car Coat, etc. - Can't stand when they don't have a center vent in the rear, bottom of the coat. That vent just gives me a nice ease-of-movement, especially when getting in and out of a taxi, riding the subway everyday.

    Jackets (other) - Coats that don't contain side/slant pockets (only patch pockets). This drives me nuts, especially when the patch pockets are up too high. I will not purchase outerwear if it doesn't have side/slant pockets.

    - The hidden buttons trend - The overcoat, rain jacket, etc. with buttons hidden behind a placket. Lots of people like this, not me. I like buttons, especially wen the button gives a nice contrast.

    - Velcro - I can't stand it. Numerous times I have come across a nice looking minimalist down coat that I would of purchased but the sleeve cuffs had Velcro? I want buttons.

    - Truth in Advertising - In America, the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act requires that clothing labels list the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers present in the product. Well, that is fine and dandy if I am shopping at a brick-n-mortar and can visually see the label. What about online/eCommerce, guess the rules don't apply? Too often, the online description only indicates 'wool mix'? I want to know the exact details of the fibers. It is a PITA to have to start a chat session or call Customer Care to find out. Banana Republic does a god job listing the fabric details. J.Crew? NOPE, they be hiding that.

    What are your gripes....rational or irrational?

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    Exclusion of chest pocket in a design where there should be one.

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    MANDATORY INCLUSION OF STRETCH on every garment at every store, and no other options available in the marketplace. This happens mostly on pants, and is especially egregious for something like blue jeans where they are supposed to be thick and not compliant. I can't fix my motorcycle in stretch pants. This also does happen as well on dress shirts, but to a lesser degree.

    I've hated this for the last couple years like crazy. I've resorted to buying barely-used pant models from 2014 on ebay or from poshmark, and they're not going to last forever.


    Quote Originally Posted by ianr View Post
    Exclusion of chest pocket in a design where there should be one.
    this is a good one. i won't even buy a shirt with out a pocket on it these days.

    i really think i'll be quite nearly alone in this one, but I constantly wish that more shoe companies would make wide sizes more available. I have so many great Allen Edmonds shoes I just LOVE but to be perfectly honest they're the only shoes that even fit me well, besides a pair of Justin/Chippewa boots i have.

    this will probably come off more as a bitch than a wish, but i just hope athleisure would just dissapear ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    MANDATORY INCLUSION OF STRETCH on every garment at every store, and no other options available in the marketplace. This happens mostly on pants, and is especially egregious for something like blue jeans where they are supposed to be thick and not compliant. I can't fix my motorcycle in stretch pants. This also does happen as well on dress shirts, but to a lesser degree.

    I've hated this for the last couple years like crazy. I've resorted to buying barely-used pant models from 2014 on ebay or from poshmark, and they're not going to last forever.
    Agreed. I just want a pair of denim jeans. I have some stretchy jeans, and they're great. But I still want a pair of just "real," sturdy jeans. And I'm not willing to pay $100+ for a pair of selvedge whatever. I'm sure options are out there, but this past month I searched Gap, J Crew, Target, Levis, and Amazon for a basic pair of straight cut jeans without stretch. Got frustrated to the point of calling off the search and settling for a pair of Levis with stretch. (They're not terrible jeans, and I'm getting my money's worth out of them, but they're not exactly what I wanted.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Dubs View Post
    Agreed. I just want a pair of denim jeans. I have some stretchy jeans, and they're great. But I still want a pair of just "real," sturdy jeans. And I'm not willing to pay $100+ for a pair of selvedge whatever. I'm sure options are out there, but this past month I searched Gap, J Crew, Target, Levis, and Amazon for a basic pair of straight cut jeans without stretch. Got frustrated to the point of calling off the search and settling for a pair of Levis with stretch. (They're not terrible jeans, and I'm getting my money's worth out of them, but they're not exactly what I wanted.)

    Try the Levis 501 in clean rigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessghost View Post
    Try the Levis 501 in clean rigid.
    The Goodfellow Selvedge that was on sale at target a little while ago is fantastic denim for the price. Better than the 501 imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    i really think i'll be quite nearly alone in this one, but I constantly wish that more shoe companies would make wide sizes more available. I have so many great Allen Edmonds shoes I just LOVE but to be perfectly honest they're the only shoes that even fit me well, besides a pair of Justin/Chippewa boots i have.
    Opposite but similar problem. I really need a very narrow fit on my shoes (particularly my heel) and standard width shoes are voluminous on my feet.
    Last edited by Alex.C; January 6th, 2020 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    MANDATORY INCLUSION OF STRETCH on every garment
    Ditto on the "stretch" fabric. Seems in many instances to just be an excuse to add polyester.

    My example - and hear me out, please, as I will also preface by noting that a few years ago the Dappered main site also listed JC Penney Stafford sport coats as a decent budget friendly choice. It just so happens that the JC Penney sport coats usually fit me well right off the rack without requiring any alterations. Since I enjoyed having a variety of sport coats, every fall I would look forward to Penney's coming out with several new 100% wool sport coats. Depending on the patterns offered, I might sometimes buy 3 or 4 and by playing the typical sale/coupon game - pick them up for as little as $50, each.

    In the fall of 2018 the new Penney's sport coats came out with the claim they now had "stretch". The catch was what was really going on is that now those previous 100% wool sport coats were now about a 75/25 or 60/40 wool polyester blend and priced the same or higher than the previous wool jackets. Deal killer. In 2019 they quit even pretending. The sport coats they began offering were now all 100% polyester and again priced the same or higher.

    I thought when Penney's gave up on selling appliances they were going to refocus on their clothing lines. Very disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExFed View Post
    Ditto on the "stretch" fabric. Seems in many instances to just be an excuse to add polyester.

    My example - and hear me out, please, as I will also preface by noting that a few years ago the Dappered main site also listed JC Penney Stafford sport coats as a decent budget friendly choice. It just so happens that the JC Penney sport coats usually fit me well right off the rack without requiring any alterations. Since I enjoyed having a variety of sport coats, every fall I would look forward to Penney's coming out with several new 100% wool sport coats. Depending on the patterns offered, I might sometimes buy 3 or 4 and by playing the typical sale/coupon game - pick them up for as little as $50, each.

    In the fall of 2018 the new Penney's sport coats came out with the claim they now had "stretch". The catch was what was really going on is that now those previous 100% wool sport coats were now about a 75/25 or 60/40 wool polyester blend and priced the same or higher than the previous wool jackets. Deal killer. In 2019 they quit even pretending. The sport coats they began offering were now all 100% polyester and again priced the same or higher.

    I thought when Penney's gave up on selling appliances they were going to refocus on their clothing lines. Very disappointed.
    This is EXACTLY what I am talking about on the first page of this thread. Excellent anecdote to prove my point.

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    Tight calves in pant legs. Having to pull your ankles down when transitioning from sitting to standing often is a drag.


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