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post #406 of 109053
I know the Twin Cities is no NYC or LA, but I wonder if they even have a Saks or neiman Marcus.
post #407 of 109053
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Yup. I archive the good, bad, ugly, and just plain wrong. I figure that if you bat .5, you are a legend. If you bat 0.3, you are still pretty good. If you bat anything over 0.6, you are probably the boring guy in the accounting department.

FWIW, my first pair of 'expensive' jeans was a pair of 7FAM with a gaudy back pocket.
post #408 of 109053
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FWIW, my first pair of 'expensive' jeans was a pair of 7FAM with a gaudy back pocket.
Thank god I discovered SF before I started buying expensive clothes.
post #409 of 109053
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FWIW, my first pair of 'expensive' jeans was a pair of 7FAM with a gaudy back pocket.

When was this? I have one of the first production pairs of 7FAM (FW2001?). The first few seasons were cut much slimmer and with a much lower rise than what is available now. The only available cut was the Bootcut, and the first wash was the NY Dark. Seven and Earl were the real pioneers that started the whole premium denim thing out of LA, and that hit that sweet spot between more expensive mall brands (like Lucky) and designer (like Helmut Lang, which was, frankly, beyond the reach of most.) Freakin' genius.
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Thank god I discovered SF before I started buying expensive clothes.

I think I wasted around a thousand buying shit that didnt fit me before SF. I pretty much purchased a new wardrobe in the past month.

Going slow though, nothing but basics and tailoring fees.
post #411 of 109053
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When was this? I have one of the first production pairs of 7FAM (FW2001?). The first few seasons were cut much slimmer and with a much lower rise than what is available now. The only available cut was the Bootcut, and the first wash was the NY Dark. Seven and Earl were the real pioneers that started the whole premium denim thing out of LA, and that hit that sweet spot between more expensive mall brands (like Lucky) and designer (like Helmut Lang, which was, frankly, beyond the reach of most.) Freakin' genius.

like 2005
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FWIW, my first pair of 'expensive' jeans was a pair of 7FAM with a gaudy back pocket.

Awe yeah. It was Evisu for me. Paired them with my Prada sport America's cup hi-tops and a D&G turtleneck. That was the shit in 2001!
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Honestly I think my distaste stems from two things: actually being a varsity high school baseball player recently, and passing on a varsity jacket (like most of my team) because it was expensive (oh how things have changed...) and dorky, leading me to find this whole 'not in high school yet trying to capture that ideal' bizarre, and the fact that I think in 6 months it'll be the new Urban Outfitters in look, and we'll get to see 500 variations wandering around Georgetown.

And dude, considering the fact that nobody bought Nice Collective at retail for basically the entire time I work at Farinelli's, and every sales person I've talked to in any store that carries it has concurred that it has horrible sale numbers, I obviously am not alone in my dislike. It's one of those brands that people rave about when they see the look book, but never actually buy because it fit weirds, is terribly over designed, and, at its best, cribs from far better brands. I can hear a hundred people (and have heard that many on this board) talk about how each season is so amazing and it will make me a believer, but three months later it's at 75% at Barney's co-op and I'm still not buying it. If you like Nice Collective go to the Georgetown Co-Op, because there's about 30 pieces in full size run sitting on their discount racks. I get the military aesthetic with a grunge edge, I really do, but I'd rather try to hunt down Cloak on ebay then pay more $10 for any NiCo piece.

I don't want to turn this thread into me ranting about NiCo, but until I actually see people purchasing or wearing the clothing, then I don't care how many people admire it from afar, because praise is empty unless you follow it up with your wallet.

Honestly, this leads me to another random fashion thought: I think that there are maybe 10 brands on here that everyone always praises, yet nobody ever buys. If you compare threads like Recent Purchases and F/W Arrival/Reviews, you see a huge disconnect: for as much talk exists about something like .. WWM or NDG, very few people actually come through with a purchase, instead relying on safe fallbacks. I'm sure price point is one thing, but is not the whole picture.

I'm definitely guilty of the same thing, but I'm trying to change it.



I've heard more than one person say that about NiCo.

It's still a brand I want to try.

I do think that not enough people actually buy stuff here. I'm buying NdG and Krane pieces ATM, and can't understand why more people aren't actually buying into them, and buying J Crew instead.
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I agree strongly with your last point there Razele. Though admittedly J. Crew continues to step up their game each season (the new men's store in Soho is pretty cool, SA Noah is a very nice guy who has worked at Steven Alan, Odin etc knows his shit about fashion) and they have learned quickly to appeal to various interests groups over the past couple of years. Nevertheless I will try my hardest not to pick up anything from them in the coming fall/winter months.
post #415 of 109053
I've been going that same way recently also. These days I'd rather splurge on one unique item rather than cop a few random J. Crew basics. Unless something really pops out at me from them, I'll try to abstain.
post #416 of 109053
Ben is completely on point about NiCo. I have first hand experience with this.
post #417 of 109053
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I do think that not enough people actually buy stuff here. I'm buying NdG and Krane pieces ATM, and can't understand why more people aren't actually buying into them, and buying J Crew instead.

Talk is cheap.
post #418 of 109053
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I've heard more than one person say that about NiCo.

It's still a brand I want to try.

+1. A disproportionate amount of time when i really like a piece in WAYWT i'll see that it's NiCo.
post #419 of 109053
I'm debating going the kodiak route (is that waif still around?) when it comes to buying clothes, quality over quantity. But I am young and I might grow out of alot of the stuff. I don't think many pieces are worth a large investment at this point.
post #420 of 109053
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Gareth Pugh Homme is so bad that Barneys won't put it on the floor and is considering RTV'ing it.

I would actually get a piece or two.

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+1. A disproportionate amount of time when i really like a piece in WAYWT i'll see that it's NiCo.

This says a lot more about our WAYWT thread than NiCo. Show me a piece from Nico and I'll show you a better one at the same pricepoint. S2A or something.
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