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Or, more likely, you and christophe have very different perceptions of what uniqlo is and what it stands for

To me, his statement just sounded like he was finding common ground between Uniqlo's brand and his own. Like Sipang said, they romanticize very similar things. It's not like he's collaborating with Zara, which chases far more ephemeral styles than Uniqlo does and cares far more about being 'of the moment'
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What's surprising about a guy promoting the platform he is using to sell some clothes?

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think both fok and B!CD are right here...Lemaire's philosophy and what Uniqlo does sort of align in a way, but at the end of the day Christophe also understands that the business behind Uniqlo is a very different beast than his own. Having said that, most of the NY based designers I know love Uniqlo for the same simple reason(s): they produce great basics that are readily available, this also means cheap. The super ego wants to care about where and how the garments are made, but of course the id wants simple easy cheap and effective, which is what Uniqlo does to a T. as my styleforum brethren know well the id wins out most of the time.
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Or, more likely, you and christophe have very different perceptions of what uniqlo is and what it stands for

To me, his statement just sounded like he was finding common ground between Uniqlo's brand and his own. Like Sipang said, they romanticize very similar things. It's not like he's collaborating with Zara, which chases far more ephemeral styles than Uniqlo does and cares far more about being 'of the moment'
yes h & m and zara are far more of the moment. Just look at the hm collaborations. the branding hysteria that was wang, versace, lanvin, lagerfield, jimmy choo who were all very of the moment designers. They did take a gamble with margiela but it flopped. Remember those $30 Side ZIps? Compared to Uniqlo's most succesful collaborator Jil Sander who I wouldn't say is a hugely popular brand as it tends towards the conceptual created very wearable clothing for Uniqlo which were not very designery and blended well with uniqlo's overall aesthetic and I can only imagine Lemaire would do the same. Though I don't know what to make of the carine roitfeld collab but I don't think men will have to suffer through that.
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I don't think that he is being a hyporcrite. I do think that he is being disingenuous, either deliberately or not, which is something else altogether.  

Fair enough. That's still one of the only collab to date that might sorta make sense on its own (outside the usual 'democratizing fashion' cash grab context). I mean , for once, the cheaper materials, inferior finishing and mass produced nature are somewhat coherent with the designer's project/vision.

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In general, people who are buying Uniqlo are buying as throwaway clothing and matching it with "high" pieces.

Ok but most of the time those same people wouldn't match their high end pieces with stuff from H&M or Zara. So, leaving aside marginal considerations about quality, it's all about perception and storytelling. And nobody's immune to a bit of storytelling, least of all designers.
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Fair enough. That's still one of the only collab to date that might sorta make sense on its own (outside the usual 'democratizing fashion' cash grab context). I mean , for once, the cheaper materials, inferior finishing and mass produced nature are somewhat coherent with the designer's project/vision.

Ok but most of the time those same people wouldn't match their high end pieces with stuff from H&M or Zara. So, leaving aside marginal considerations about quality, it's all about perception and storytelling. And nobody's immune to a bit of storytelling, least of all designers.

Yeah, I can buy all of that.  Incidentally, apparently, the second point is more true of men, who are more brand conscious and brand loyal, generally, than of women.  Apparently, the growth in mens has not matched the growth in womens or children, including at their men's brand, Massimo Dutti, and at other brands they own, like Pull&Bear, even while mens fashion continues to grow within the industry.

 

A completely unrelated fact, Zara was founded and is based in A Coruna, the capital city of Galicia, one of my favorite provinces in Spain, and one of my favorite places in the world.

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live interview with peter saville if anyone is interested (10:38 am EST right now and it started about an hour ago) http://showstudio.com/project/in_fashion/peter_saville
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I've just realized there is such a thing as pants that are simply too huge (and I own another pair that have a waist over 50" across)

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general consensus for margiela boot sizing? up, down or tts?
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general consensus for margiela boot sizing? up, down or tts?

ime, generally tts, but it really depends on the model.  Some of their laceups can run big. and some models just fit odd. with a very slim midfoot, elongated and rather roomy toe.

post #108987 of 109053
Thanks. they're side zips i'm looking at. I'm sz42 and they only have 41 or 42.5... deal breaker.
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^ I own 3 pairs of MMM side-zip boots and one pair of the classic laceups and take one size down from my true-size in all of them.
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Thanks. they're side zips i'm looking at. I'm sz42 and they only have 41 or 42.5... deal breaker.

if you have wide feet tts

if you are normal or narrow i think u can go down 1 and be perfect
post #108990 of 109053
thanks guys, ordered a size down.

I thought I was posting this in the 'ask a question' thread! woops.
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