There's some nice stuff in there, but there's something underwhelming about gigantic collections of clothing/shoes that look like they were assembled during a relatively brief period. There's just something impersonal, maybe even hollow, about it. Those Tumbler fashion bloggers have ruined the word, so I won't use "curated" here, but I get more out of seeing wardrobes that contain items that seem more carefully selected. I'm thinking of something such as Fuuma's footwear collection, which isn't enormous for someone who's been into fashion for so long. Yet you see it, and everything seems to have its place. There's nothing excessive about it. These gigantic, box-fresh wardrobes bankrolled by some guy's sweet gig in finance usually lack that quality.
I still have a pair of their selvedge jeans that came with suspenders.. first pair i forked over 300$ out for... almost 5 years ago now. I had another one, I think it was the rye fit, completely destroyed..
Originally Posted by dotcomzzz
outside of Bret Easton Ellis, name fiction writers who drop some serious fashion on their narrative.
Bret Easton Ellis is annoying as fuck when it comes to that... from glamorama: 'the guy was wearing a BOO suit and sitting outside talking to blah blah blah, then so and so in an armani suit came blah blah blah'
That is supposed to mean: I'm interested in authors who write fiction, use a narrative that employs fashion as a salient moteif or trope within said narrative, and preferably do not do it the way BEE has and does whereby the only existent fashion elements are the names of various esigners referenced.
That whole brand-names-as-character-shorthand-oh-this-crazy-modern-life grew out of 80's minimalism; it wasn't directly related to fashion, but my guess is you'd find more in the lesser imitators of that period....it's hard to remember anyone specifically because the work was so....forgettable.
@habitant: sweet. yeah, I love Corpus pants I've found, though I'm late to the party.