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post #151 of 98831
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Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
The Big Question:
Why doesn't my mom understand I neeeeed these oxfords!!!!

I love you bro. Parents just don't understand. Inb4 my thread lmao.
post #152 of 98831
The closest clothing store to me that carries decent shit is at least 100 miles away.
post #153 of 98831
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Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
The closest clothing store to me that carries decent shit is at least 100 miles away.

Lol I live 20 minutes away from New York City.
post #154 of 98831
I wish we had an affiliate that carried high end fashion like Jil, Raf, Junya, etc. Not even for the discount, just for friendly services and knowing that my money is going towards a good store.
post #155 of 98831
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I wish we had an affiliate that carried high end fashion like Jil, Raf, Junya, etc. Not even for the discount, just for friendly services and knowing that my money is going towards a good store.

+1.

I'm a bit over workwear, and while the likes of Mauro fill most of my clothing desires, I'd like to get some more of those brand styles. There are stores, but like you say, knowing who your dealing with, getting detailed responses about the garments, etc, would be great.
post #156 of 98831
I'm having to come to terms that I can't look the way I want on the budget I'm on. Sigh.
post #157 of 98831
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Dunno' but I'd love to see it take on some kind of form in fashion. I can almost envision it but I can't, like gothninja before gothninja ever became a term.

Can we talk about steampunk? Let's.

There's got to be a way to translate the word into a cohesive vision. Unfortunately I'm stuck with the same couple of things over and over:

http://www.geekologie.com/2008/05/is...n_the_next.php
http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/member.php?u=7886

There's gotta be more to this.
post #158 of 98831
I'm looking at my list of buys for FW09 and it's getting smaller and smaller. Looking at NdG FW, the aviator jacket I was after does not look that impressve anymore. However I continue to invest in basics I need. Getting some Krane bags and a bomber ATM. After that I'm finishing off my denim buys, NdG sweater and scarves / gloves and a classic leather in vintage horsehide I've found. MTM and MTO is really taking up most of my future pursuits. I want plenty of button downs in oxford and pinpoint, and then stacks of shirts for work. While I don't mind workwear costume I'm glad I haven't bought into it.
post #159 of 98831
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post
I wish we had an affiliate that carried high end fashion like Jil, Raf, Junya, etc. Not even for the discount, just for friendly services and knowing that my money is going towards a good store.

+a fucking lot.
post #160 of 98831
I have a closet full of clothes but I almost always end up going out in APC NS, AA tees and Chucks because either:

a) its too hot out
b) its raining
c) I just want to go out and be relaxed and comfortable on weekend nights without having to adjust my Skulls/PBJs/whatever every time I sit down/stand up.


But 95% of the time this is the case, so I end up wearing the same look every day.
post #161 of 98831
haha i just liek to dress in whatever when idc
post #162 of 98831
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post
I wish we had an affiliate that carried high end fashion like Jil, Raf, Junya, etc. Not even for the discount, just for friendly services and knowing that my money is going towards a good store.

I've thought about this, and can't really think of a candidate who would fit, and also be willing to put in the time. I like Sydney's in TO, but the online stock is limited, and really, it's either brands already represented (like Bblessing), or niche Japanese and Italian stuff (like Julius and Ann Demeulemeester.) If you guys have any suggestions, PM me. I am more than willing. The one stipulations is that I'd have to be able to talk to someone with decision making processes, directly.
post #163 of 98831
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Originally Posted by RCG Tiburon View Post
Can we talk about steampunk? Let's.

There's got to be a way to translate the word into a cohesive vision. Unfortunately I'm stuck with the same couple of things over and over:

http://www.geekologie.com/2008/05/is...n_the_next.php
http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/member.php?u=7886

There's gotta be more to this.

It's hard, really hard. First off because steam punk never really existed, and it's a small genre compared to many other "aesthetics" (sci-fi, fantasy, etc). Not to mention the fact that steampunk itself is a blend of Victorian Sci-Fi, so people tend to focus more on the Victorian aspect and ignore what differentiates steam punk from "Victorian inspired fashions" (I don't know either, FYI).

Off the top of my head, the only real way to translate it into an actual, wearable aesthetic (wearable is a loose term here, but if people can walk out onto the streets in GothNinja style then I think we can be lenient on what is wearable) it would combine Victorian influences with a touch of WWII inspired influences (not military, but think of flight jackets and what pilots would wear).

The closest example of this I can think of is Steamboy. I haven't watched it, but I've seen enough of the trailers/pictures to be able to get a sense of feel for the aesthetic.

And also, I think that Margiela would be able to tackle such an aesthetic. I can kind of see it there, in terms of color schemes (Earth-y colors) and a sort of worn in look that I believe is vital to a steampunk aesthetic

Most of all though, all "attempts" I've seen are more along the lines of cosplay and costume than actual outfits, so, IDK.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
I've thought about this, and can't really think of a candidate who would fit, and also be willing to put in the time. I like Sydney's in TO, but the online stock is limited, and really, it's either brands already represented (like Bblessing), or niche Japanese and Italian stuff (like Julius and Ann Demeulemeester.) If you guys have any suggestions, PM me. I am more than willing. The one stipulations is that I'd have to be able to talk to someone with decision making processes, directly.

Yeah to be honest, I can't think of any stores I know of. But one thing I've noticed is that new Affiliates tend to be stores that several members already know of, and have good relationships with the owners/good experience shopping there, and that becoming an Affiliate just felt like a natural progression.

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Also,

I'm tired of the term "SF-approved". I use it non-seriously, but it's also the only term I can think of to describe all the brands that get love on SF (W+H, EG, Krane, BoO, WWM, etc, you know what I'm talking about).

But I think a lot of members use the "approved" part of the phrase too seriously so from now on I'll say "SF-Affiliate brands".
post #164 of 98831
I'm sick of wearing my sperry's, PBJ's, and AA tees. ready for fall so i can do a tad bit of layering. 100 degree heat sucks.
post #165 of 98831
Big amen to the coming of fall. Also, I think it's time we start getting more open minded here on styleforum. The SF uniform is really getting monotonous. I think some variety is needed, whether it's "SF approved" or not.
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