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post #73141 of 94531
Yep, that cardi robe thing is amazing. I almost snagged one off y auctions for cheap. Too bad it's like 1k+ retail, and from my experiences with Nonnative and WM knitwear...I don't know if it is "worth" anywhere close that much. I have about 4 pairs of pants too that are superb, cut, detailing and fabric but of course they were like $600+ retail and only one of these isn't a basic chino/denim type thing.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

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.

Thanks for this. I didn't really realize the influence of a big showroom like that or that social media actually has as much power as you say.

How far can this actually get you though? If anything, it seems to me that these brands will be dropped shortly from a lot of the stores. Frances May online had two pieces online this season and they're still there, and I think Context has been reduced to only socks (White Mountaineering). I pretty much keep up with most of the stock in NA stores and it's crazy how much of it reaches 50-60% off...

I think I'm just ranting on and on about Japanese pricing. Schneider had some similar problems with "grail" pieces when he was first blowing up around here; people loved and hyped up a few great things and then a few stores that picked him up early on couldn't sell a lot of the stock and ended up dropping him (Tres Bien seemed to be the most notable). There just seems to be an amazing gap in price between Japanese brands that I'm interested and Euro/American brands like Ute, Siki, Schneider, Ervell, etc. An amazing coat from Schneider might cost 1k, but 1k might get you a cottton jacket from NN or WM.
post #73142 of 94531
Not usually into workwear stuff but nonnative is really cool.

post #73143 of 94531
I love the look of nonnative stuff. just a cool "roamer" vibe.
post #73144 of 94531
I dont really get non-native for the exact same reason tw pointed out.

Also, thoughts on the 2013 MMM collection? I thought it was awesome. Would wear all of it except the two patch quilt things. Really liked the maroon jacket and trousers. Although would probably split them and wear with black.
post #73145 of 94531
The jacket that continues to get away...



I ordered this from Mr Porter's sale and they sent the wrong size, and didn't have any remaining stock in 44. plain.gif

Not a problem, there was one in John Anthony's sale so I ordered that...

I get the email that due to a problem with their stock control system it was actually out of stock. cloud.gif

Not a problem, there was one on the Oliver Spencer web site, so I ordered that...

just got the email 'that due to a problem with their stock control system it was actually out of stock.' baldy[1].gif

AAaargghh censored.gif

If anyone sees this in the beige (some sites describe it as camel or taupe), in a 44 please let me know cry.gif
post #73146 of 94531
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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.

Deservedly so, he is IMHO the most accomplished formally conceptual designer working right now. Now there's a slew of ballerism associated with his work that I find distasteful and I don't really wear his pieces myself anymore but that is another story entirely.
post #73147 of 94531

LA Guy send me to events and I'll get rowdy and write about them. (0)  I can crash the SZ x Graymarket party tonight if you want

post #73148 of 94531
rft: I hate my fucking thesis so much. sooo much. all i want to do is find some stupid 9-5 job where i don't have to think about this shit 24/7 with the threat of not finishing always hanging over me.
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Deservedly so, he is IMHO the most accomplished formally conceptual designer working right now. Now there's a slew of ballerism associated with his work that I find distasteful and I don't really wear his pieces myself anymore but that is another story entirely.

could you expand on this? curious!
post #73149 of 94531
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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).


I'm a 33.5-34 inch waist. Should I go with a small?

Cheers
post #73150 of 94531
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rft: I hate my fucking thesis so much. sooo much. all i want to do is find some stupid 9-5 job where i don't have to think about this shit 24/7 with the threat of not finishing always hanging over me.
could you expand on this? curious!

rft: i hate my major so much. i love science, I love learning about science, going to talks, etc. but research is so monotonous. i don't love it enough to dedicate my life to spending obscene hours in the lab. there are plenty of people who are and good for them, but i'm not one of them. so now i'm in my junior year of undergrad with a very specific skill/knowledge set that i don't want to use at all and no clue what i want to do with my life. so yeah.

i just want a completely average 9-5 job so that I can live my life outside of work. work to live not live to work concept.
post #73151 of 94531
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rft: I hate my fucking thesis so much. sooo much. all i want to do is find some stupid 9-5 job where i don't have to think about this shit 24/7 with the threat of not finishing always hanging over me.

tell me about it.

i'm 2 weeks away from finishing.

crossing my fingers on a nice 9-5 research job
post #73152 of 94531

I'm really enjoying my undergraduate thesis thus far - my advisor is awesome and I love the topic...I also only began very recently.

 

You're all killing my hope it will continue like this.

post #73153 of 94531
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rft: i hate my major so much. i love science, I love learning about science, going to talks, etc. but research is so monotonous. i don't love it enough to dedicate my life to spending obscene hours in the lab. there are plenty of people who are and good for them, but i'm not one of them. so now i'm in my junior year of undergrad with a very specific skill/knowledge set that i don't want to use at all and no clue what i want to do with my life. so yeah.

i just want a completely average 9-5 job so that I can live my life outside of work. work to live not live to work concept.

 

 

Considering you're just in undergrad you're fine.  You don't have to stick with it after you graduate, and I know you know that.  Instead of giving anecdotal evidence I'll just assume that there are a lot of people on this site, and people you know in real life, that had this exact thing happen.

post #73154 of 94531
One year left of my phd thesis work. Hoping to submit a paper to PNAS soon, getting it accepted could be a "career maker"...
On a related note, wearing a cord blazer at work right now.
post #73155 of 94531
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

So I guess that that begs the question of what, if any, SWD coverage we should do? Forget anything remotely goth, or ninja. That shit seriously gives me a rash. You guys can talk about skinny ninjas, but I don't have to go to the shows, and report back to you about them.
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For me, the really interesting part of fashion is the intersection between art and commerce. So, I'm most interested in labels that bring some innovation, but have a mind towards trend and saleability.

Not trying to be a dick, but it sounds like you just want to cover the stuff you like. If you want a response from SW&D, keep in mind what you like isn't as relevant as what people in the forum like
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