or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random fashion thoughts - Page 7044  

post #105646 of 109053

Maas & Stacks is sort of near me, it is by far my favorite store.  It appears they are pretty successful.  Their model is definitely to cultivate a customer base.  I am like the opposite type of customer they want.  I am extremely price sensitive.  The only time I've ever bought anything is because it was pretty much an exclusive item and/or something was like 40% off (which was still more expensive than if I would have gotten it from Japan).  


The thing is I just feel all bad if I go in and chat them up and try on clothes and not buy anything (but love everything they had) and come in the next month wearing all that stuff they showed me that I bought online for cheaper.  Feels weird man.  

 

The thing is, they're successful because they have customers that come in and just sweep buy a lot of stuff, at retail, like crazy visvim +40% on top of Japan prices retail.  "Like, oh nice, these look like nice chinos...visvim you say?  hm, $500 each?  I'll take the navy and khaki then"

post #105647 of 109053

To expand, the big thing about Self Edge and Blue in Green (and places like Visvim/Kapital/Wonder Mountain/etc in Japan) is that they are extremely knowledgeable as well as kind. The whole Japanese workwear phenomenon, whether it be super Americana like Sugar Cane, remixed stuff like Nepenthes, or the "fashion forward"/French influence of stuff you see on Wonder Mountain, encourages this obsession with tiny details about construction and textile creation. As a result, this clothing often attracts personalities who want to understand the totality of a garment and how it fits into whatever aesthetic they want to embody. Call it obsessive, I know I am, but I find it rewarding and ideally it results in more careful purchasing.

 

Though I've left the pure retro clothing behind and now incorporate different pieces into my exblog-core look, I find those stores hold the most appeal to me because it's a learning experience, not just a shopping one.

 

Edit: I'm gonna add a disclaimer saying that I'm not referring to Hiroki's thirtieth rewording of why indigo and "heritage" is so important to him.

post #105648 of 109053
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

The friendliest stores, at least ime, are stores that sell mostly Americana type of stuff, and are managed/owned by the hipster type dudes.  The worst, or rather, least friendly, CS is often from boutiques like Atelier.  I was really pleasantly surprised by PN/P men, where Mateo was really friendly and helpful.  That was balanced out by PN/P Woman, where, when my wife took out her cell phone to check a text (we were working, and texts were flying back and forth), and the proprietor shouted at us to "NO PHOTO!".  We told her "just a text", and then, by way of a non-apology, she gave us this explanation that it was her duty to protext the integrity of her designers.  I hate it when retailers get an inflated sense of their own worth.  I mean, c'mon people.  You own a store.  You sell things that people wear.  You are not preserving important art or curing cancer.  And if I want to rip off a design, it's not really that hard, and I'm not going to be "that" obvious.

At Pn/P i dealt with marco and he was super nice. Saw me looking at all sorts of things because i was like a kid in a candy store and approached me to chat. He opened by saying all the items are supposed to look the way the do due to the artisan craft of the items and he was surprised when i replied i know and knew all of the things he was selling. We chat for a while, he even tried to introduce me to some L0, still need to get a pair, but overall just treated me really well and i have a good memory of that store. Also saw him strolling around Florence a few times in L0.

Side note re rich folks not dressing up. I used to work in banking and ran several offices. From behind the scenes you get to see whom has money and whom is pretending. I remember several times i had these older gentlemen come in, not dressed like anything special but pop up the accounts and all the balances and they are wealthy. Moral is everyone has a different sink hole and not everyone cares about clothing.
post #105649 of 109053
I also found IF really uncomfortable, but I think it's the atmosphere rather than the service (I don't think I've ever spoken to the staff in the 3-4 times I've gone in there). Feels like a library in the worst way.
post #105650 of 109053

Asian male Synthese clone found:

post #105651 of 109053
The floral print qasas are less wearable than expected at first glance. Urge to buy gone, phew.
post #105652 of 109053
Cleaning out my closet and found a pair of brand new APCs... No idea how long its been there and don't remember buying them at all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
post #105653 of 109053
Quote:
Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

Cleaning out my closet and found a pair of brand new APCs... No idea how long its been there and don't remember buying them at all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

do they fit you at least?
post #105654 of 109053
Do you guys ever lose track of pieces -- which you expect to turn up after you go through your closet and tidy up, or move. THEN THEY NEVER TURN UP. MYSTERY.

Or sometimes they do and it's great.
post #105655 of 109053
That has happened way too much for me. Lost all sorts of things, not just clothes in the process of moving, and some have never turned up like my Rimowa travel humidor, which is now discontinued, and a Dupont lighter. It's the worst.
post #105656 of 109053
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

do they fit you at least?

Nope. Way too big. Even if they did fit the thought of having to break them in is awful.
post #105657 of 109053

Does anybody have experience with Bedwin riders? I've always loved their double riders even though I'm not really a fan of leathers. I've also pretty much written off Japanese brands since they never seem to fit me (except wtaps), but their riders are so good I might give one a try. JP 6 = XL right?

post #105658 of 109053
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

Does anybody have experience with Bedwin riders? I've always loved their double riders even though I'm not really a fan of leathers. I've also pretty much written off Japanese brands since they never seem to fit me (except wtaps), but their riders are so good I might give one a try. JP 6 = XL right?

ime. Bedwin fits small.  I don't see how it could possbly fit you

post #105659 of 109053
Well, shit. Only measurements I could find were saying a 6 was 48.5" chest so I got hopeful.
Thanks.
post #105660 of 109053
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Well, shit. Only measurements I could find were saying a 6 was 48.5" chest so I got hopeful.
Thanks.

I dunno.  Maybe.  I am going from limited experience.  You might want to check the shoulder measurements as well, and if you can, ask an SA.  Measurements can be rather misleading sometimes.  You can have a fair large chest and still have a small fit due to higher and tighter arm holes or smaller shoulder measurements.  One measurement that is barely ever given is the upper back measurement.  For me, that is where a lot of tautness always is.  I am not a big guy, but any standard other than "Japanese", and that is wear a lot of things get me. I've hulked out an N Hoolywood jacket that fit me every other way, because it was made for someone with no lats, just a big hollow space between the shoulder blades.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts