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I only have a couple of Missoni (knee-high) socks. Some of the best socks I've worn. Fabric is outstanding, and have held up nicely in spite of massive wear/washing. Have also handled other items, the quality always seemed excellent (which it ought to be, considering the prices).Not sure on the other hand whether I'm a big fan of the zig-zag pattern on larger items (knits etc.), although I realise that Missoni without the zig-zag is kinda like a vegetarian burger... I...
What's "dad jeans" to one person is the welcome - and long overdue - return of wide-leg pants to another. :-)Both Dries and Raf have been doing it for several seasons, it is high time the rest of the world latched onto it...
^Yeah, Vitkac, in Warsaw. They have their own online store as well: www.vitkac.com (I have ordered from them directly once or twice.)
I bought two umbrellas by Mario Talarico last year on a trip to Naples (1 long, 1 collapsible) and highly recommend them. They don't seem to be available online directly from the maker, but some online retailers (e.g. NMWA and KA Hanger Project) have them.There's also a store here with prices in sterling, maybe a good option with the pound in decline:http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Designer/Mario-Talarico/
I have seen situations like that as well, but I think sometimes stores won't discount prices as much as on their own sites because they want to (or maybe even have to, contractually?) participate in Farfetch's promo codes, and they don't want the Farfetch code to push the effective price to less than what they would get selling directly. E.g. there is still a Raf Simons coat from last spring on Farfetch for >1,000 € which is available on the retailer site for 800,...
I don't think he means that. That approach can work if you know the store name and want to know what they have.@OccultaVexillum I assume you mean identifying the seller for a given item you're looking at on Farfetch? I don't think there is a certain way of knowing this any more, but if you put the item in your shopping cart, in checkout they will at least tell you what country it ships from. It's still a needle in a haystack though.As somebody recently pointed out here or...
man what has become of this place I remember when I first signed up - mind you, this was the golden age of CM: vox, mafoofan, Manton, may their souls rest in peace - I felt like such a small-timer: I was having shirts made in Vietnam by nameless tailors for like 17 dollars a pop and counting my change, while reading reports of the CM big-timers flying back and forth between New York and Naples basically just to enjoy a good pizza and oh yeah maybe to have a couple of...
No doubt, I certainly agree to that. I have always been amused at advice like "give your shoes at least a 1-day break in between wears and they will last at least twice as long as with consecutive wear". Yeah, stands to reason, mathematically...I forgot how this all started. Maybe I'm totally out of touch with reality for thinking that Hermès pricing, relatively speaking, is not unreasonable. Or maybe the point I was trying to make at the beginning was that with fashion...
The point Maier (and I, I guess) was trying to make is that spending 1,000 on 1 item is no more ridiculous than spending the same (or more, likely) on 15 when all 15 belong in the same category and serve exactly the same purpose. Nevertheless, the fashion industry, and more generally our economic model, absolutely encourages owning 70+ belts (sorry @LA Guy) but frowns on spending the equivalent on 1 belt as "living beyond your means" or whatever. How is the one more...
At the height of the economic crisis, Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta was asked in an interview (not in so many words) "Who the hell do you think you're designing 600-euro hand-painted scarves for any more? People are getting fired left right and centre! It's the biggest economic crisis since WWII! Who's supposed to spend that kind of money any more!?"His answer?"600 for a scarf is only expensive to you because you've all been brainwashed into thinking that you need to have...
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