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wow just wow
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the SF look is changing (for the better) and people who own $1000's of APC/NiCo/EG/etc. are getting pissy and saying all kinds of things about eternal style vs. fashion. Strikes me as kind of funny.
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the SF look is changing (for the better) and people who own $1000's of APC/NiCo/EG/etc. are getting pissy and saying all kinds of things about eternal style vs. fashion. Strikes me as kind of funny.

The fall of brands like W&H and B.Son in the estimation of SF's hivemind is a source of schadenfreude to posters like me who could never afford to ride the trends in the first place.
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The fall of brands like W&H and B.Son in the estimation of SF's hivemind is a source of schadenfreude to posters like me who could never afford to ride the trends in the first place.

wat?
post #3756 of 109053
i think he's saying haha im too broke to ride trends im glad i didn't b/c they ain't cool no mo
post #3757 of 109053
A while ago I was absolutely sure that doing streetwear well was much more difficult than doing menswear well. Really with the MC stuff you're picking from fairly pre-set ingredients: suit or jacket/pants, shoes, shirt, tie, accessories. Patterns, fabrics, colours are all up in the air, but the elements aren't as diverse as on the SW&D side if we're using styleforum classifications. I'm not so sure anymore. I have become so picky with suits that right now it's basically a nightmare trying to find anything I want to wear in my price range. Either the button placement isn't quite right or the shoulders are too pronounced or some measurement is off or the trousers are too skinny or the pattern isn't right or this that and the other thing. Shopping for this stuff is long-term... unfortunately I need to wear something to work.
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i think he's saying haha im too broke to ride trends im glad i didn't b/c they ain't cool no mo
And I think Chrono is saying since when did W+H fall anywhere. Okay well maybe he's not saying that but if he isn't then I am. W+H is consistently awesome. And I won't jump off the BSon train either... though I can't say I was ever a real fanboy, I do have some stuff that gets worn semi-regularly.
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Suting is tough because there is less room for error. With streetwear, it's fine and sometimes encouraged to have things fit a bit tight or oversized. For the most part with suits, you're going to want some things pinpoint perfect which is tough. I don't personally think that super pressed and exact always looks great with suits and things a bit bigger or smaller (junya, thom browne, yohji, etc...) but still, you have to be a bit more precise than with getting a decent fitting pair of jeans.
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yeha i was confused at the comment too because it doesnt seem like w+h is dieing in popularity.
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Originally Posted by kelvinsense View Post
i think he's saying haha im too broke to ride trends im glad i didn't b/c they ain't cool no mo
He's right, though. I had more disposable cash when I joined here last year than I do now, but even then, I wasn't really feeling a lot of the B. Son stuff or those ugly Tiger fleece numbers from W+H.

I'm not surprised by the B. Son backlash, though. That's stuff that barely looked good enough on the models, let alone the plebs who bought into the hype.

That said, there are select pieces from B. Son's past seasons I really like, but none of them are those mock "fill in the blank" items that looked like turtlenecks gone mad.
post #3761 of 109053
i never got the tiger fleece. I liked the coat I bought from two years ago (B. Son) in SF from selfedge. I remember going online to look them up and found nothing.
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I said this about a week ago to a friend and I keep thinking of how true it is. If there were no McDonalds there would be more clothes out there that fit me. Here's to hoping there is a revert in vanity sizing somewhere in the future. The most frustrating is when a shop stocks a brand you love but doesn't buy the size you are (say 1) only the sizes that are most common (say 3), I understand it makes more sense from a business perspective but to think that they are consciously not purchasing the full range of sizes that a product was made in and therefore are consequently excluding anyone who is outside the norm is just darn frustrating.
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Suting is tough because there is less room for error. With streetwear, it's fine and sometimes encouraged to have things fit a bit tight or oversized. For the most part with suits, you're going to want some things pinpoint perfect which is tough. I don't personally think that super pressed and exact always looks great with suits and things a bit bigger or smaller (junya, thom browne, yohji, etc...) but still, you have to be a bit more precise than with getting a decent fitting pair of jeans.
True although some people are pretty nuts with attention to detail on perfect fits on shirts and jeans even here. Meanwhile I can go within an inch here and half an inch there and still have a suit fit well if the design elements are right. Like Corneliani will look better on me than Canali even if all the measurements on the Canali are dead on, because the shoulders will look too pronounced. There's a pickiness about taste to it to, but I guess that plays into preciseness as well, less room for compromise.
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^^^ I hope I get lucky and find more suiting that I like. Need to get a bunch of shit tailored, picked up one shirt because of the fabric/pattern but can't wear it by itself because of its fullness. Ricky O. needs to start doing a lifestyle line. I mean, drapey clothes are neat, but drapey drapes are even cooler. I'd imagine some sick duvets and linens would be in the works (maybe some fur insert sheets for FW?).
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Never understood some of the fit emphasis. Quite a few 'Grail Fits' looked like slim J Crew. Also some people just look awesome and have perfect dimensions. Re: NiCo / W+H / Bson hate - only really got down with W+H and I thought SS09 was great, kinda stuff I always wanted to wear, FW09 is way different in direction as Teg lamented. Frustrated because I liked it as is. Do people pick items from a range of brands to fit thier own vision? Or just hit a few and rip the aesthetic? I like a range but put things together to fit what I want. Of course fashion will change, but does your aesthetic? Is that the difference between fashion and style? Still all questions I'm thinking about. Listening to a few select posters here has paid off. I have nothing I regret purchasing.
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