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post #73126 of 99055
You bring up a good demarcation that I can live with. tbh, the only reason that I brought up CCP is that their is so much jerking off over his stuff.
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No, it doesn't.

lol, you are annoying

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I'm trying to find a photo of a nice pair of basic grey slim sweatpants on Google but it's not coming up with very good results. Anybody know any designer names I could try searching, or can you link me to a pair?
Thanks.

Try Wings+Horns. IIRC Lanvin and BoO did some luxe sweatpants too.

RE: Editorials -- I agree that visibility is a problem. I only ever see notice the editorials when I'm on the styleforum frontpage. It's always a pleasure to read them, but it seems like more of an effort than just clicking through the forums.

While we're talking about designers-qua-artists, does anybody know what the deal is with Aitor Throup? Those Siva bags generated a lot of hype and were admittedly really cool, but those and the other 3 items in his first (and only) "collection" can't possibly be netting him that much. The collection itself seemed to be mainly an installation piece, not something commercially viable.
post #73128 of 99055
When you find a website with a bunch of stuff on sale and realize that it's only a matter of time before it's on the sale thread/someone should kop thread
post #73129 of 99055
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When you find a website with a bunch of stuff on sale and realize that it's only a matter of time before it's on the sale thread/someone should kop thread

When something is on sale and you still can't afford it.

 

...or maybe that's just me. frown.gif

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While we're talking about designers-qua-artists, does anybody know what the deal is with Aitor Throup? Those Siva bags generated a lot of hype and were admittedly really cool, but those and the other 3 items in his first (and only) "collection" can't possibly be netting him that much. The collection itself seemed to be mainly an installation piece, not something commercially viable.


http://www.styleforum.net/t/334124/new-object-research-the-aitor-throup-thread
post #73131 of 99055
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When something is on sale and you still can't afford it.

 

...or maybe that's just me. frown.gif

theres always ebay! hope it shows up sooner or later there

post #73132 of 99055
I've been wondering: why are more and more stores picking up these Japanese streetwear/workwearish brands? A year or two ago you'd be hard pressed to find 1-2 NA stockists for White Mountaineering, now it seems like every store has picked it up. Nonnative is getting really popular too, and I'm glad that it's more accessible than before but Jesus it seems stores are throwing away money. Is it actually worth it to carry a brand when the prices are so absurd that it's sometimes difficult to move stock even at 50+% off? Granted I don't really know the numbers and it may be just confirmation bias

I love the designs and the materials and own quite a few pieces from both brands myself, but I'll be the first to say that almost all that shit is overpriced, not to mention it seems like half the buys from stores are gaudy and awful (see: WM at ssense and Porter) or essentially basics (Nonnative at Mohawk). It doesn't have the cult following like Visvim, so it just boggles my mind that it seems to be exploding. I guess the big question I'm getting at is: why is it that many stores will pick up stuff that the majority of it will consistently make it to crazy sale prices? Is this sustainable...how does it actually work? Someone smarter than me explain it to me please

really i just wish this stuff was more affordable
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While we're talking about designers-qua-artists, does anybody know what the deal is with Aitor Throup? Those Siva bags generated a lot of hype and were admittedly really cool, but those and the other 3 items in his first (and only) "collection" can't possibly be netting him that much. The collection itself seemed to be mainly an installation piece, not something commercially viable.


http://www.styleforum.net/t/334124/new-object-research-the-aitor-throup-thread

whoa

did not know he'd actually produced that many pieces

although tbh the clothes look better in his sketches than on the runway. regardless, the fact that he's translated those ideas into tangible form is really impressive
post #73134 of 99055
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I've been wondering: why are more and more stores picking up these Japanese streetwear/workwearish brands? A year or two ago you'd be hard pressed to find 1-2 NA stockists for White Mountaineering, now it seems like every store has picked it up. Nonnative is getting really popular too, and I'm glad that it's more accessible than before but Jesus it seems stores are throwing away money. Is it actually worth it to carry a brand when the prices are so absurd that it's sometimes difficult to move stock even at 50+% off? Granted I don't really know the numbers and it may be just confirmation bias

I love the designs and the materials and own quite a few pieces from both brands myself, but I'll be the first to say that almost all that shit is overpriced, not to mention it seems like half the buys from stores are gaudy and awful (see: WM at ssense and Porter) or essentially basics (Nonnative at Mohawk). It doesn't have the cult following like Visvim, so it just boggles my mind that it seems to be exploding. I guess the big question I'm getting at is: why is it that many stores will pick up stuff that the majority of it will consistently make it to crazy sale prices? Is this sustainable...how does it actually work? Someone smarter than me explain it to me please

really i just wish this stuff was more affordable

It's really when the brands decide to really make a big PR push. Some showrooms, like The News, are highly influential, and if they take you as a client doing both selling and PR, you are nearly bound to get into a lot of doors. White Mountaineering was with them. Common Projects has always been in their stable. They had WWM, and I think that they got it back. They had Tim Coppens. They had Band of Outsiders in its heyday, and so on. Forums and blogs and other specialty social media have a lot of amplifying effect as well, but it often starts with a top flight showroom.
post #73135 of 99055
Pretty sure i just enabled reedo to buy another jacket that you guys can give him shit for
post #73136 of 99055
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why doesn't beams+ get more love around here? really awesome stuff and reasonable priced (relatively).

along with this blazer
I picked up a nice blazer in the Mr Porter clearance, once i figured out that I needed XXL for my 42.5" chest... Quality seems good. Most of their stuff seems good in an understated way.
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They are going to cast Paul Walker as Agent 47 in the movie-adaption of Hitman

Is that as wierd as Tom Cruise playing someone supposedly 6'5"?
post #73137 of 99055
So, since getting into clothes I've wanted a pair of Paul Smith side-zips in black.

Well, last night I come upon the paul smith sale store in williamsburg, and lo and behold, they have the side-zips I want, in my size, with an extra 20% off. $270 for my "grail" as it were. I was ecstatic.

I try them on, and, to my horror, I can already feel shooting pains in my hip and lower back. Something about the combination of side-zip and the heel just distributes my weight incorrectly and causes intense pain.

Though as a consolation, they didn't look nearly as good as i hoped they would.

Also as a consolation, this store is filled with last season's paul smith stuff at awesome discounts. I'm going to start dressing like a british dandy to work. Come at me floral ties.
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Re: sweatpants

Do not buy designer sweatpants. Instead:

http://www.championusa.com/workout-clothes/men/sweats---jackets/sweatpants/champion-eco--153%3B-fleece-open-hem-men--39%3Bs-sweatpants

Buy these, size down one if you want them even slimmer. 7.5" hem, I wear with high-tops and leather jacket a lot.

Alternatively, your local dicks/sports authority/gart sports will probably have them in stock so you can try. Mine fit like slim jeans, and have lasted about two years (with some pilling).
post #73139 of 99055
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It's really when the brands decide to really make a big PR push. Some showrooms, like The News, are highly influential, and if they take you as a client doing both selling and PR, you are nearly bound to get into a lot of doors. White Mountaineering was with them. Common Projects has always been in their stable. They had WWM, and I think that they got it back. They had Tim Coppens. They had Band of Outsiders in its heyday, and so on. Forums and blogs and other specialty social media have a lot of amplifying effect as well, but it often starts with a top flight showroom.

Also, and this could be redundant, but even at a deep discount the nonnative or wm pieces that sell from mr. porter or ssense are still serving their purpose: they advertise the label.

Let' s take white mountaineering. A few seasons ago they were killing just about their whole line (to me at least) even tho only a few places had them in na or europe whereas this year's stuff seemed fairly watered down but whoa looky here places that offer a mild sw&d aesthetic and put elijah wood on their home page are now also stocking the stuff. Coincidence?

Most of the front end of the wm thread has shots of incredible (again to me) pieces from wm's first few two seasons available outside japan. Also a lot of comments like 'omg that's off the chain but uh I'm just gonna cop some socks.' Well sure, given the price for the other stuff and how scarce it was. But those socks served a purpose and wetted the appetite people had for the label that couldn't afford the really fly shit like the knits and shells. Call it the filler in the label's line.

Now that filler has expanded. And from the point of view of the persons steering the label's finances, the move from eclectic yet completely awesome to derivatives of the really cool no-doubt-about-it-that's-wm is a part of their campaign to gain a following across a wider demographic within the na/euro market. As well the ugly stuff will always make it past half off (namely because it's ugly) and I'm almost convinced it's intended to be that way. Again as a pitch. The baller stuff is gone at close to retail since most people will zero in on what pieces are truly good, but the rest is basically to advertise the brand. Shirts stitched from six fabrics and buttons in weird places. Plus still with the socks, but more bland and more of them. Throw in the allure of 'made in Japan' and how much of a savings you tell yourself you're getting at 60% off or whatever and people will talk themselves into buying some really gaudy stuff.
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

I've been wondering: why are more and more stores picking up these Japanese streetwear/workwearish brands? A year or two ago you'd be hard pressed to find 1-2 NA stockists for White Mountaineering, now it seems like every store has picked it up. Nonnative is getting really popular too, and I'm glad that it's more accessible than before but Jesus it seems stores are throwing away money. Is it actually worth it to carry a brand when the prices are so absurd that it's sometimes difficult to move stock even at 50+% off? Granted I don't really know the numbers and it may be just confirmation bias

I love the designs and the materials and own quite a few pieces from both brands myself, but I'll be the first to say that almost all that shit is overpriced, not to mention it seems like half the buys from stores are gaudy and awful (see: WM at ssense and Porter) or essentially basics (Nonnative at Mohawk). It doesn't have the cult following like Visvim, so it just boggles my mind that it seems to be exploding. I guess the big question I'm getting at is: why is it that many stores will pick up stuff that the majority of it will consistently make it to crazy sale prices? Is this sustainable...how does it actually work? Someone smarter than me explain it to me please

really i just wish this stuff was more affordable

I tried typing out a thoughtful response to this, but I realized all I was really doing was trying to rationalize my frustration at the pricing on Nonnative

Seriously, would wear everyday if each piece wasn't around the $400-700 mark:

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