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post #65176 of 102344
Just wanted to say big ups to MS007 for creating and updating the best thread on this forums.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/312188/the-young-and-hungry/0_60

Some wack stuff in there too but its mainly great. Keep up the good work
post #65177 of 102344
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

i calmed down and you became a raging lunatic
First, I was always a lunatic, the rage is situational.

Second, yes, Brad, I'm aware you buy a bunch of your stuff at H&M. Every time I have been in there recently (a handful over the past 6 months) I have been uniformly depressed by how unbelievably awful it is. Places like BR and Club Monaco aren't even on the same level of painful terribleness. I don't even think it was this bad 2 years ago, although it was never half-decent.
post #65178 of 102344
he doesn't shop at H&M anymore.
post #65179 of 102344
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Originally Posted by Severisth View Post

new Converge and Trash Talk albums are so good...we'll call this a random fashion thought because I was wearing my stretchy gray Geller jeans when I saw Trash Talk a few weeks ago.

The one time I was able to go to a trash talk show they had van issues and bailed day of. frown.gif Was awful, I didn't find out until after I sat through a set of la dispute and metalcore bullshit.

I really, really hope there are painted H&Margiela gats at H&M quality and prices so that snake and I can feel good about ourselves for selling them
post #65180 of 102344

actually I think I read somewhere the quality will be significantly better than usual h&m stuff, think they we're going to use the same factories mmm normally use for their mainlines

post #65181 of 102344
Yeah, I believe that.

Re: H&M, Hendrix is right, I don't shop there at all anymore and don't wear any pieces from there. Two years is a big difference, especially at 21 years old redface.gif I just find it sort of quaint how outraged some people seem to be by this, as if it was surprising. People have been making jokes about such a thing for a while, because it seemed like inevitability on the path of MMM's commercialization. There's no facade of ingenuity to disgrace anymore.
post #65182 of 102344
Has anyone seen any examples of where Margiela has been ripped off by the mall brands?

Where I live over the past couple of years there have been numerous attempts at skinny and/or tapered jeans. the whole T by Wang look where you have the slutty loose tee and loose top block jeans that taper severely has been copied ad nauseum that it's now the prevailing look. There are also now a billion different chinos in all different colours (a couple of years ago noone knew what chinos were).

I haven't really seen anything attributable to Margiela in what the general public wears though.

Am I missing something?
post #65183 of 102344
you guys realize that CDG did a collab line with H&M in 2008? the level of cognitive dissonance wherein CDG (which collaborates with everyone, at every time and every where they can) is somehow still a legitimate, niche designer brand but MMM is dead is hilarious. and if we're gonna talk about commercialization, that shipped sailed when MMM starting selling candles and fragrances.

the biggest issue is that some people are sad that their expensive designer clothes seem less exclusive. it's ok, I promise: the 300 peacoats with a neoprene panel that are bought in 10 minutes to be flipped on ebay won't mean anything in 6 months...

edit: these brands are out to make money. jil sander sells a leather lunch bag, and rick owens sells a leather box for $3k. but MMM doing a collaboration with H&M (which at least makes their product/vision available.. how many people here are buying MMM at retail?) is bad? what about +J? was jil sander selling out?
post #65184 of 102344
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

news to me

I think this is just sort of the group consensus here, passed down from the SF elders who witnessed MMM when it was still helmed by Margiela hisself.

How many MMM pieces have you handled, mikey?

Did not see this post before but +1

AR6 has some nice points also. I always got the feeling the dislike for Margiela came from a select few and then regurgitated by others. I'd like to know of a house that hasn't made some awful shit be it by the original designer or replacements, old or new. It's easier to find the bad than the good thats for sure
post #65185 of 102344
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

it's ok, I promise: the 300 peacoats with a neoprene panel that are bought in 10 minutes to be flipped on ebay won't mean anything in 6 months...

If they haven't fallen apart by then.

And re: CdG, Rei has always said that CdG is, first and foremost, a business. I don't think there are the same pretensions of authenticity or whatever you want to call it.
post #65186 of 102344
what backlash is there against MMM? people love MMM here, now more than ever. people still are buying the GATs even tho the price has jumped like 40% in 3 years. and as much as the retirement of margiela might have impacted the line's vision, it didn't change what 99% on SF buy from margiela, which is boring basics. how much 'design' is there in a wool v-neck with elbow patches?
post #65187 of 102344
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Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist View Post

If they haven't fallen apart by then.
And re: CdG, Rei has always said that CdG is, first and foremost, a business. I don't think there are the same pretensions of authenticity or whatever you want to call it.

it's MMM. they have stores. you can buy it at barney's co-op. it's not walter von beirendonck or aitor throup (who worked for stone island, lawl). it just reads like people whining because they're afraid that their beloved label is gonna be less exclusive.

and wtf at 'have you ever handled MMM'? regis, didn't you just starting buying the line a year and a half ago?
post #65188 of 102344
Is it at all possible for a very competent tailor to space out shoulders on a jacket (not suit jacket) like an inch?
post #65189 of 102344
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Is it at all possible for a very competent tailor to space out shoulders on a jacket (not suit jacket) like an inch?

by 'space out' do you mean make the shoulders wider? no.
post #65190 of 102344
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Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist View Post

If they haven't fallen apart by then.
And re: CdG, Rei has always said that CdG is, first and foremost, a business. I don't think there are the same pretensions of authenticity or whatever you want to call it.

it's MMM. they have stores. you can buy it at barney's co-op. it's not walter von beirendonck or aitor throup (who worked for stone island, lawl). it just reads like people whining because they're afraid that their beloved label is gonna be less exclusive.

and wtf at 'have you ever handled MMM'? regis, didn't you just starting buying the line a year and a half ago?

Been into it since 06 before I knew what SF was. To me the word basic doesn't mean what it means to this very small corner on the internet
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