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post #70846 of 103584
Hah, hadn't looked at anything else on that guy's blog. Only saw that page. The point is that it reads as street wear/designer without being overtly anything. The stuff in that pic is black, but if you disregard the shoes (which I personally think are hideous) it doesn't necessarily read as goth ninja. That pic is admittedly less than ideal, but it reads more as sw&d than the current cover. So does SVB's pick. If you guys want to take pics at jh's booth that would be great too. You know what goes on in here. The point is just reflect that.

For the record though, I think the new design looks great overall.
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

how do melinda gloss bottoms fit?

I picked a pair up from La Garconne sale a few weeks ago. The waist is TTS with slim thighs.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

his attitude towards "artisanal clothes" probably confound the shit out of people who are are all serious and dark and probably read Goethe to get their dark on..

OK, you have to explain this – I'm really curious now.
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Do dope white high tops not exist musicboohoo[1].gif

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/mmm og high tops
post #70851 of 103584
im thinking because while jh uses a lot of similar textures and treatments dude isnt afraid of color or experimenting with different styles

Dude can do this (i'd be very content to own that jacket if it fit me like it fits that model)


and still make something like this, that could be in any goth ninja's wardrobe

Edited by Benesyed - 1/5/13 at 7:06pm
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I still maintain it's likely that the out of character SW&D landing image was chosen due to commercial interests. To quote Hudder's founder....
In order to get large companies to advertise on a forum, you have to provide them with the demographics and image they're looking for. What is this commercially desirable image? To help us answer that question, take a look at the front page images on these mainstream SW&D retailer's web sites....
http://www.jcrew.com/mens-clothing.jsp
http://www.clubmonaco.com/home/index.jsp
http://www.mrporter.com/
Why do all these marketers purposefully display the same "dandy" suited style that does not match that of their average customer? Without being able to explain precisely why, it is safe to assume it is done out of commercial interests. Even if Fok had no explicit commercial thought behind the image, he may have chosen it unconsciously because it makes the site look similar to other commercially successful SW&D businesses. We call this "relevance", that is trying to look cool and current by being exactly like everyone else.
Thus as inaccurate as the current image is, it is not totally out of place. Just try to imagine Unilever selling their products on a site displaying the SZ banner. biggrin.gif

er... nice analysis, but probably completely offbase. Here is what happened. It's actually pretty prosaic, and honestly, in all the projects I've worked on, stuff usually works this way for the last minute details.

The Huddler sent us some douchey Diesel like images. I was like "Not on my watch, dudes. So I decided that we should do a collage, like we did for SF10. I asked Parker to mock something up. Parker was like "Um, bad idea. That would be too busy." Good point. Then he sent me a bunch of images. Some (2?) were vaguely goth ninja. I actually liked one of them. One of them was of a RRL Gambler jacket. There was a picture of a dude with jeans and boots, waist down. Then there was this.

I dismissed the RRL jacket and the jeans picture right away, since Denim is already in the subforum name, and I didn't want it to seem to denimcentric. One of the "darker" pictures was cool. I thought that this was cool too (In the original mockup, with had fewer stickies, you couldn't even see the tie, just the sleeve and the hat. I decided on this one because there was some color, and I didn't want the page to look too drab. Plus, I really like how saturated was the blue in the picture, and I thought that it complemented the colors of the page best.
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you call it chisel i call it tapered square toe, brits have never done that style amirite?

Actually, a lot of Brits do a chisel toe - pretty classic, really. For example, the iconic Edward Green 888 last is a chisel toe. The Tricker's Ghillie boot for women (my wife has a pair) has a chisel toe. Those are the two that come immediately to mind. Girling&Gaziano does one as well.
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

OK, you have to explain this – I'm really curious now.

Well, at the last FW Pitti, he told me he stopped doing WJK because he wanted to do something more casual and wearable and not "so ponderous". And when I pointed out some boots and mentioned that they really resembled the classic C.Diem shape, he laughed and told me that he actually had copied the old style completely, just ripped off his own shit, because he wanted to wear them. Then he added that the only difference was that these were made in Japan rather than Italy. And after a pause... "and they are yellow." He is a serious designer, no doubt. And he knows all about the difference concepts, etc... but at the end of the day, he realizes that clothes are for wearing, and really, for fun. And sometimes, you want to express yourself through clothes. And sometimes, that expressions is just plain "I'm having a good time here." Also, we both joked that I was probably a size 4, or even a 5, for most of his designs, and that he was decidedly a 5 "when they even fit me". Maybe when he was 16, he was moping around being all gothy. But it doesn''t seem the case now, either in his clothes (which have terrific treatments and are very well thought out, especially the outerwear), or his manner.
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Do dope white high tops not exist musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

Balenciaga pleated white on white.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

you call it chisel i call it tapered square toe, brits have never done that style amirite?


Gaziano and Girling only uses that style of last if I'm not mistaken.
post #70855 of 103584

@gong,  check out hoozah´s sig. He has the KVA icarus. Best white hightops imo.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

The Huddler sent us some douchey Diesel like images. I was like "Not on my watch, dudes.

Thanks for the honest explanation, although it sounds like I was not completely off base in suggesting that Huddler might want to suggest imagery. Can you share with us these Diesel-like images? I'd be curious to see them.

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Well, at the last FW Pitti, he told me he stopped doing WJK because he wanted to do something more casual and wearable and not "so ponderous"

In my opinion this nicely sums up the difference between junhashimoto and wjk. Jun is like wjk, but with the serious/dark elements mostly removed and replaced with a more sporty aesthetic. In this sense it directionally represents the antithesis of SZ: less serious, less heavy, less dark, and less full of self importance.

Brad has expressed disapproval of the sportiness that continues to creep into Jun's collections, but I actually like it. While you can still construct a "goth ninja lite" style outfit using some of the pieces in his collections, the majority of his pieces are no longer like this. I can honestly see someone who wears stuff like Stephan Schneider or forum members such as Hendrix wearing his stuff.

Perhaps you could do a styleforum exclusive interview with him and post it to the forum?
post #70857 of 103584
Ugh. MofM goose down shorts. I'm guessing they're intended to be worn with leggings.

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Originally Posted by Lionheart Biker View Post

@gong,  check out hoozah´s sig. He has the KVA icarus. Best white hightops imo.


I'm a 39 in MMM, I don't think those would fit shog[1].gif

post #70859 of 103584
Hate fedoras, but love this hat. Hope I can find something similar for myself to level up amish look

post #70860 of 103584
^^looking for the same
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