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post #46 of 102369
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I never wore uniqlo over this last year in Japan, because it's the most boring, ubiquitous stuff out there. Returning home to Portland, though, I feel like uniqlo flannels are going to become my campus go-to. They've got a great fit, layer easy, and top off raw denim nicely.
lulz at this from your blog
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post #47 of 102369
lol @ robin not being hip with drug slang. Last time I went to the Bev was to check out H&M when it first opened ('07?). Traffic was pretty eurotrash d-bag central then, can only imagine now.
post #48 of 102369
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Originally Posted by robin View Post

Yes, WTF, why would anyone hate the Blue Angels? Do they hate puppies and chocolate cake too? Sheesh.
post #49 of 102369
i hate when girls that wear flip flops 364 days out of the year try to dispense fashion advice.
post #50 of 102369
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
Is traffic still around? That was a decent store though the owner was a moronic woman.

It was a decent store. Haven't been there in years now. The owner and buyers used to be well ahead of the curve though. Why the hate for the owner (Natalia, I think?)
post #51 of 102369
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Originally Posted by justtemple View Post
i hate when girls that wear flip flops 364 days out of the year try to dispense fashion advice.

Big werd to this every time I see that I think lazy ass bitch can't even wear shoes, these are the type of women who get fat as they get older.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
It was a decent store. Haven't been there in years now. The owner and buyers used to be well ahead of the curve though. Why the hate for the owner (Natalia, I think?)

Her buys were good except the eurotrash that was always mixed in (never understood that one) but her prices were way too high more than anybody else including RH and barneys back then. I did try on a ridiculous viktor and rolf blazer in 05 ish? And a grail mcqueen blazer I should have copped with their weak sales.
post #52 of 102369
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
Her buys were good except the eurotrash that was always mixed in (never understood that one) but her prices were way too high more than anybody else including RH and barneys back then. I did try on a ridiculous viktor and rolf blazer in 05 ish? And a grail mcqueen blazer I should have copped with their weak sales.

I wondered about this too until I saw some movie industry people come in and buy it in large quantities. The sales, at least when I used to go there, used to hit 50% on a regular basis. The retail was a little steeper than usual though, it's true.
post #53 of 102369
When I discovered this site, I bought a bunch of prep shit. Like Kunk, I admire the look but don't look great in it. I'm trying to get away from it but am having quite a time doing so. Random thought is, I guess, non-prep = hard (for me at least).
post #54 of 102369
I hate how my city treats fashion as a whole. People actually consider mall brands decent clothing with no easy(read: free/non-shipped for as much as the items your ordering) access to the better brands. Cannot go out without seeing 500 douchebags in predistressed jeans with lime green/orange/aqua t-shirts covered in big white stencils. Anything that is decent quality is super inflated price wise, very very limited in selection and you get strange looks if your wearing something different. The positive is that atleast it's not difficult to standout. For summer im planning on going for looks similar to willy and ARW. Interested to see how people react to me wearing boat shoes/db's.
post #55 of 102369
canberra sucks. its the home of the john howard and now the kevin rudd. But hey, sydney is not much better either lol but there's incu. Speaking of which, it's so good to shop online - but it still remains difficult with sizing for stuff that is not familiar... we need more innovative ways for people to size things!
post #56 of 102369
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Originally Posted by jaac View Post
I hate how my city treats fashion as a whole. People actually consider mall brands decent clothing with no easy(read: free/non-shipped for as much as the items your ordering) access to the better brands. Cannot go out without seeing 500 douchebags in predistressed jeans with lime green/orange/aqua t-shirts covered in big white stencils. Anything that is decent quality is super inflated price wise, very very limited in selection and you get strange looks if your wearing something different. The positive is that atleast it's not difficult to standout. For summer im planning on going for looks similar to willy and ARW. Interested to see how people react to me wearing boat shoes/db's.
Fortunately I think Melbourne has some fantastic fashion sense, particularly around the brunswick st area. Having said that, it isn't free from the western mentalities of clothing, the day blue jeans are no longer the ubiquitous standard for guys when going out somewhere, I will dance with joy, naked in the street. To be honest mall brands to me are a necessary 'evil', if top quality clothes were readily accessible would they still be so highly regarded? There's also still a number of nice items at the mall, you just need to be more discerning, better at composing an outfit and willing to settle for something a bit more plain and of less quality.
post #57 of 102369
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
lol @ robin not being hip with drug slang.

'Blue Angels' isn't drug slang AFAIK.
post #58 of 102369
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
To be honest mall brands to me are a necessary 'evil', if top quality clothes were readily accessible would they still be so highly regarded? There's also still a number of nice items at the mall, you just need to be more discerning, better at composing an outfit and willing to settle for something a bit more plain and of less quality.

Yeh, i agree pretty much exactly with this, its nice when your friends and workmates ask where you got an item of clothing or you can throw out a few different brands and not sound like a dick. Also if there wasn't an unlimited amount of predistressed denim dudes, it wouldn't be easy to stick out. I guess i just wish there was abit more of a balance.

@ super

yeh shopping online is where i get my clothes now but as you stated its pretty awful having to ask four times on a forum how a shirt fits. Not to mention footing an extra 30 bucks on a pair of jeans to have them fit wrong. Will kop big when i go to europe end of year.
post #59 of 102369
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

selling all my funkiest shit because what i like isn't necessarily what i should be wearing

yeah... I'm there too. Just consider that you and I are just getting it, and it's everybody else who has crappy taste.
post #60 of 102369
Another fashion thought: Buying online sucks, too many factors to do with fit that "Small, Medium, Large" doesn't help you with, truly you can't know for sure how the fabric will sit and work with your shoulders/chest/height and when getting opinions its relative to those people's body type, not yours. Measurements help this, but not everyone is so forthcoming with them and they can't take into consideration the thickness of the fabric and things like how straight or drooped the shoulder of a jacket is. Then you've got the lack of being able to feel the material and see its true colour (I've bought stuff online before where the actual colour has been a let down). It's convenient and cheaper for the business, but the cost comes at making it near impossible to get a 'perfect' fit (relative to what your definition of perfect is).
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