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post #106996 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Mulan View Post
 

I wish Antonioli, would stop emphasizing on their social networking platforms how "wearable," Yang Li's menswear is. From all the things I've purchased, fabrics and construction are all great, but until he shows a full menswear collection, I still think half this stuff is too difficult to incorporate into ones wardrobe.    

 

What do you find difficult about it? Seems like it would fit in just fine if your wardrobe falls into that minimal Raf/Jil/HL and even Yohji aesthetic.

post #106997 of 109053
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Originally Posted by planetarium View Post

I was scoffing at the quote as much as anyone, but that is some intense and unattractive vitriol.
This is the truth. What makes the quote funny is not the foundation of the statement, but the way in which it is presented, the context of Stylezeitgeist currently being a forum where Faust and the old guard ridicule or ban any newcomers and then lament the fact that they don't have any new and interesting contributors.

Of course it makes sense that an outfit comprised of the brands typically listed on SZ can be appreciated in multiple ways; one person might "get it" from the outset purely because of its pleasing silhouette while another might require additional knowledge about what is going on, Rick's subversion of 80s street and gymwear for example. The latter is what the quote is referring to, only in a sanctimonious fashion.

Dismissing the need for context, analysis, deconstruction, art theory, and referring to archaic concepts of "value", etc., is as damaging as the attitude in the quoted post.

Colloquially speaking, SZ is dead. Faust banned most of the cool/interesting/fashionable people and the rest just quit on their own.
post #106998 of 109053
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Originally Posted by 0JSIMPS0N View Post

Colloquially speaking, SZ is dead. Faust banned most of the cool/interesting/fashionable people and the rest just quit on their own.

And it is funny, if anything he wants to be even more exclusionary and elitist. You think at some point he'd realize taking that approach isn't going to bring back the excellent contributors or drum up new ones and shit is dying.

The reality is a lot of the folks that contribute content that would tickle his pickle don't find that sort of ivory tower environment engaging or rewarding to be part of. It's having a variety of different styles and posters, including ones that fail at their execution that gives flavor and inspires one's own journey and keeps things fresh and interesting imo. The circle jerk of smugness gets stale I'd imagine.

You need things to react to even if its a negative reaction rather than same ole same ole even if same ole is awesome.

Or maybe I'm just butthurt he called out my fit alongside moo's ;p Not that moo's fit was bad imo, though sure mine wasn't great either.
post #106999 of 109053
Without getting too much into it, yeah, I always find it bewildering how openly Faust hates most of his site's userbase. Every time fashion week comes around he basically calls them dicks for not posting anything related to it; meanwhile, his own comments are fairly shallow, and he spends most of his time doing editorials and articles that literally nobody gives a shit about.

But his site is more popular than mine and he's certainly wealthier than me, so, fuck
post #107000 of 109053
On the other hand, Faust has been consistently contributing helpful and interesting posts to Harajuju under his pseudonym, which I won't reveal as per his request.
post #107001 of 109053
I also hear Faust is Miran.
post #107002 of 109053
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Originally Posted by futuresailors View Post
 

 

What do you find difficult about it? Seems like it would fit in just fine if your wardrobe falls into that minimal Raf/Jil/HL and even Yohji aesthetic.

The tailored garments are fine, those are the only ones I've bought at this point along with shoes. it's the more interesting pieces that are fun to look at, but can't see wearing, like the outerwear. A lot of interesting things with questionable details more fit for the photos of streetwear photography during fashion week and Pitti. I'd say the same about recent years of Raf. "Wearable," is relative of course, but when these things across all retailers from your brand can't sell or needs to be at the steepest discounts in order to get someone to purchase, that says something. 

post #107003 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

On the other hand, Faust has been consistently contributing helpful and interesting posts to Harajuju under his pseudonym, which I won't reveal as per his request.

 

yes, he's actually a Sweet Lolita on weekends

post #107004 of 109053
I now just machine wash / dry my raw denim right when I get it, to get the shrink out and make them a bit more comfortable. I find that funny in contrast to how I would baby the shit out of denim when I got it four years or so ago.
post #107005 of 109053
Sallgood, there's always next time. I dropped by Drinkwater's - really nice store, and as others have said, Gary is a great guy. I wasn't a big fan of the eg buy, but I actually really liked the Creep stuff.

Also caught up on the sz disaster. Shadenfreudelicious.
post #107006 of 109053
Anyone in nyc wanna let me sleep on their couch tonight? I don't snore or steal
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^not creepy at all
post #107008 of 109053
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Originally Posted by andrewsd View Post

Anyone in nyc wanna let me sleep on their couch tonight? I don't snore or steal

u will have better luck here:

http://grindr.com/
post #107009 of 109053
what's up with the jogger pant / elasticized hem trend? a lot of labels are putting out pants with this shit and it drives me nuts. i am down with drawstring waistbands but this is taking the whole runner-chic thing a little too far bored.gif
post #107010 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Blackmaged View Post

what's up with the jogger pant / elasticized hem trend? a lot of labels are putting out pants with this shit and it drives me nuts. i am down with drawstring waistbands but this is taking the whole runner-chic thing a little too far bored.gif

So comfy. I've been living in gap joggers for months now, and it looks good with breezy outerwear!
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