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post #103711 of 109053
Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

Buy geobaskets and take the subway. More people will see them too.

haha too poor to live in the city... live out in the suburbs
post #103712 of 109053
Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

i feel like i've been reading about the death of slim silhouettes for three years

i got fat(ter), so they're dead to me

on the topic of trends and stuff, i love the new luxury running sneaker trend. also love that sweatpants blew up. gonna bump my old post now.
post #103713 of 109053

Has anybody bought/handled the "new" Stock Chino from Dana Lee. Wondering if they still have that pre-washed, garment died softness and if the ankle is really ~1" slimmer and still have that roomy thigh.

And on the same note, anybody tried the Unis Gio from this year (apparently a different fit again) and the size charts give a bigger thigh measurement than they used to.

I'm just going all out and buying as many loose thighed pants as I can find and if they have no taper then I'll just take them to a tailor.

post #103714 of 109053
haven't tried the standard unis gio, but i've been meaning to say that the gio skinny is the nicest pair of pants i've ever owned. i want a closet full of them in every color.
post #103715 of 109053
keep seeing people in sweatpants on the street. looks really bad. cock and bollocks outlines, pants inside asses, it's pretty filthy.
post #103716 of 109053
lol @ teh dude selling a swastika shirt on graiiiiled
post #103717 of 109053

How I Recklessly Spent $10,000 On Clothes In 2014


Edited by gettoasty - 1/6/15 at 1:39am
post #103718 of 109053

there should be an article called "How I spent $10,000 in clothes and sold $9,000 on B&S". 

post #103719 of 109053
business insider is so weird
post #103720 of 109053
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

keep seeing people in sweatpants on the street. looks really bad. cock and bollocks outlines, pants inside asses, it's pretty filthy.

Keys are heavy fabric and a faux (or real) fly.

post #103721 of 109053
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

keep seeing people in sweatpants on the street. looks really bad. cock and bollocks outlines, pants inside asses, it's pretty filthy.

I had a friend, who loved wearing his white hemp suit in all kinds of weather and no he did wear underwear. uhoh.gif
post #103722 of 109053
Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Does anyone actually read the inspiration/mission statements/theses behind fashion collections? I looked up a bit on Elena Dawson and Geoffrey B. Small after handling their pieces and couldn't handle the psuedo-continental philosophy pretension despite liking their clothes. There seems to be a select few virtues all designers strive for; some type of Marxist anti-consumerism motto that makes you feel closer to the production process, e.g. guidi, hand-made, no mass production; emphasizing Romantic individualism: new take on old forms, etc, and attention to materials; which means there's some mohair or alpaca somewhere or exotic leathers.

Was also looking at AnnD's FW11 collection that was supposedly inspired by William Blake, and it was nothing like how I'd imagine William Blake would appear through fashion. I get that most of the younger designers went to art school and were probably force-fed Heidegger/Walter Benjamin or w/e they read nowadays but I honestly have never ever associated anything higher than manga or punk rock with most designers. It gives me a false sense of security that someone like Ann looks to William Blake rather than Death Note for inspiration, but I've found that none of it should make any difference in how the end product is conceived. And the more designers or retailers write about how special their clothes are, and yes it's to sell more shit, the more I get turned off from buying it.

Originally Posted by eluther View Post

EG FW 2014 was inspired by the British country side and glam rock, which was pretty dope and made for an interesting and fun collection. Reading about it made the collection more enjoyable seeing ways the motifs were teased out and pit against each other. So, reading that shit can enhance your experience if it falls in line with your personal interests/self-image.

I think the fetishization of continental philosophy (and equally as abstruse occidental art) is about introducing some impenetrable mystery into fashion: obviate the designer from actually being accountable for their influences, which are probably more quotidian. It's all about giving your customers the sense that what they're buying aren't just clothes, but a narrative – i.e. hype and producing an image. Getting turned off from that is legitimate because it really is all smoke and mirrors. However, I think you can take it as the kind of circus show it is and enjoy it for that.

Or, you can view it as an artistic production, which is a lot more complex and potentially unrewarding when you realize it's just some bourgeoise white zerson sitting in their atelier trying to figure out how to fleece other privileged folks from their money.

WTF?? Guys, designers barely make statements about their collection, they are almost never "theory inspired" or whatever you are incorrectly referring to. They hopefully had to read some Heidegger and Benjamin during their education because everyone should have to, we're talking about two major thinkers.

If Ann D was inspired by anime her designs wouldn't have soared to their heights the women collections sometimes did. Why that said we're talking about a Rimbaud and William Blake imagining done via Patti Smith and, less specifically, their pop-culture perception, nothing to fancy or profound in the source.

A few points:
1) Designers generally name visual (i.e. Giacometti), narrative (William Blake wandering around the countryside) or mood-related (armour and protection) references. You don't know shit if you think otherwise, all offense meant. Heidegger, ORLY.?
2) They're not bullshitting you, inspiration needs to come from somewhere. PR materials will tend to use the same simple refs and narrative about the designer over and over to have a simple message, yeah.
3) If you don't find ANYTHING intellectually worthwhile in fashion maybe you should stop being interested in it. Yeah it's just clothes but c'mon.
post #103723 of 109053
Kind of on the same topic ^^

Are there any costume designers (movies, theater, whatevs) turned designers, either with their own label or designing for someone else?
post #103724 of 109053
is the tres bien house brand a collab with our legacy or just "heavily influenced?"
post #103725 of 109053
Same influences and climate.
They did/do WELCOME which is an actual collab with OL, but the TBS house line is just the same kind of stuff. A lot like everything else they carry.
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