So I went to L'éclaireur in the Marais today to check out their collection of Damir and Rick and, just, whoa. Their shit is Awesome. It's waaay clearer what you guys mean when you talk about Rick's t's and what puts them in a completely different league than AA viscose jerseys (I think that should have been obvious before, but I just never had a reference for, or a means of discerning, that). Now, sadly, Rick t's and Damir Doma trousers cost far more than I could afford (for probably a long time)—but that just means I've got something cool to look forward to in the (admittedly distant) future. I took some photos on my phone too, but the quality is really shitty so it just looks like I'm wearing a shirt and sweatpants. Seriously incredible stuff though.
Mmm, I disagree. As much as such an outfit might have the same "shape" as, or basic elements of, a lounge-look, it's pretty clear that, in person, shit's waaaay beyond sweatpants+t-shirt. The construction of those clothes—their fabric, their volume, the cut, the "flair"—practically bellows at you. Someone once mentioned this before in a conversation about goth-ninja/sheik-sarabande: whereas most aesthetics that focus on "slimming" the wearer's silhouette rely primarily on color-matching and patterns to construct an interesting look, a Rick- or Damir- or Julius(?)-look is going to leave everything (mostly) monochrome, focusing instead on fabric and eccentricity as the locus of the fit's attitude. In other words, it looks way fucking cooler than a t-shirt and sweatpants, and it's really, really noticeable.
i will paypal someone $10 if they can find me a pair of pants that are:
look like real pants, not sweatpants
lightweight cotton/wool/interesting fabric
and I like. seriously.
Yoox. PayPal me $10, pm please
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I've given it some thought but anyone consider becoming a personal shopper via setting up a blog/webpage of sorts and producing some consulting for interested people? I purchased the Photoshop suite 2 months ago and still yet to install the package. Need to get my alternative stream of income flowing ASAP.
Just look at my RP in thread and let me know. I've gotten several PMs.
I'll know personally this Tuesday when the shipment arrives.
FWIW, I searched through Yoox past couple of days and found a lot of worthwhile purchases of trousers and jackets around the $200 mark. I was pleasantly surprised, but did get "burned out" and bored (It got so easy)