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post #81121 of 98142
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

When you present yourself to others and talk about yourself, interests, profession and hobbies: Do you say fashion or interests in clothes is one of your hobbies? 

I tend to say "clothing", not "fashion", but I don't think it matters which one.
post #81122 of 98142
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Originally Posted by kgfan5 View Post

has anyone been to the ssense store in mtl? hows the selection compare their online shop?

The store doesn't have the entire selection that the website does. For anything not in the store, they have a warehouse from which they bring in requested pieces once a day(if I recall correctly). The time I visited was at around 10:00 in the morning, and when I asked if they had a pair of pants I wanted to try on, the SA told me they didn't have it in at the store, but they could request them for that days shipment and have it in within a couple hours. I said no because I was on vacation and didn't have too much of a flexible schedule, but the service was impressive.
post #81123 of 98142
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Sometime in the fall I spent like an hour and a half browsing through fuck yeah street fruits tune (which is just scans of images from a trio of Japanese street style blogs) with my roommate and dissecting things, and I really wish it was recorded now because there were some serious knowledge bombs dropped.  I wish I could remember it all.

She just went through and explained all of the different fashion tribes throughout the years and stuff like that, and just the natures of personal style over there, regionally and in particular neighborhoods.

But she was able to bring up a bunch of stuff I would have never noticed without having it explained, like which kids had come from the countryside and were playing dress-up in the city, which kid's were DIY-ing particular things and failing at it, little things the obsession with vivian westwood (especially footwear).

Sadly I don't remember the details of a lot of what we talked about.  My favorite part though and what I remember the best was the explanation of the proto-undercoverism crew (like the guy below, but I'll try to find more examples since they were so far deep in the site) and she said all of those guys were the type that had historically always been beaten up and picked on, so they created this uniform that was a blend of like hardcore with crusty and had weird medical overtones (that translated into what their female counterparts wore as well) to look a bit frightening but also still very fragile.  I remembered this conversation after reading Breezy's post about how we present ourselves, and thought it was funny how a bunch of dweebs created what is almost universally "cool" or "badass" (or whatever other aggrandizing words we may use) in internet fashion circles and even the greater fashion circle in general.  Takahashi is a big deal all around and so it's interesting what his inspiration came from.





Here is another, and I'll see what else I can find.  You'll see the SARS mask is a reoccurring thing, even if other people in the photo aren't wearing one.




moar. i want more knowledge.
post #81124 of 98142
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Margiela is doing that long layer underneath blazer/jacket thing. I've always liked the look but seems repetitive.

Why is margiela even relevant? He left awhile ago. I don't even know who designs. Helmut slowly faded after he left.

Trust me I've gotten into many conversations over this. Here is my simple opinion on it

From quotes that I have read from Margiela, he references "we" a lot, never me. In my opinion Margiela did not want Maison Margiela to be about him, this to me makes the "I'm a ghost" thing he did understandable, I think there has always been a "design team". I am sure he cringes at a cologne being made and the commercialization of his name, but I am just glad MMM is still very much alive and making great collections like SS14. In my opinion the products have been just as creative and are just as good (you just have to find them)

As far as I know, this is the team

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post #81125 of 98142
Whenever I go on youtube it just immediately suggests japanese videos of people eating live squid or butchering tuna juxtaposed with weird early-00's music videos, like Sum 41 or Evanescence.
post #81126 of 98142
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Whenever I go on youtube it just immediately suggests japanese videos of people eating live squid or butchering tuna juxtaposed with weird early-00's music videos, like Sum 41 or Evanescence.

Youtube remembers what you like and recommend you something they know you will like wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

When you present yourself to others and talk about yourself, interests, profession and hobbies: Do you say fashion or interests in clothes is one of your hobbies? 

I work in design, so I just say design, which is pretty much correct as I like architecture, furniture, clothing etc. etc.
post #81127 of 98142
i can't recall that I ever loved Sum 41, Evanescence, or vivisection.
post #81128 of 98142
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

i can't recall that I ever loved Sum 41, Evanescence, or vivisection.

Of course you do, you just wont admit it, you know google is never wrong. wink.gif
post #81129 of 98142
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

i can't recall that I ever loved Sum 41, Evanescence, or vivisection.

We were all 12 once.
post #81130 of 98142
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I tend to say "clothing", not "fashion", but I don't think it matters which one.

me too

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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

moar. i want more knowledge.

+1.. this is very interesting
post #81131 of 98142
my immortal playing during the friends series finale made me tear up ya'll
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post


Sadly I don't remember the details of a lot of what we talked about.  My favorite part though and what I remember the best was the explanation of the proto-undercoverism crew (like the guy below, but I'll try to find more examples since they were so far deep in the site) and she said all of those guys were the type that had historically always been beaten up and picked on, so they created this uniform that was a blend of like hardcore with crusty and had weird medical overtones (that translated into what their female counterparts wore as well) to look a bit frightening but also still very fragile.  I remembered this conversation after reading Breezy's post about how we present ourselves, and thought it was funny how a bunch of dweebs created what is almost universally "cool" or "badass" (or whatever other aggrandizing words we may use) in internet fashion circles and even the greater fashion circle in general.  Takahashi is a big deal all around and so it's interesting what his inspiration came from.

Great post, wish you remembered more,

Re: dweebs

I dunno if anyone else fell into the horrible goth/bad punk/metal stuff in middle school and high school, but to me it's almost an exact reflection of what you said. The clothing wasn't "fashunz" back then of course, but it was still all about trying to portray a certain image. I know at least for me and a lot of the kids I knew, we weren't exactly popular and being picked on/insulted wasn't out of the norm. But when you wore those dorky big ass black pants with black straps and studded wristbands and eyeliner or whatever, kids didn't really bother you as much and pretty much avoided you. And like you said, it was very much a mixture of being frightening and frail, mixing "hardcore badass" stuff with things that were more feminine like nail polish, make up, skin tight jeans. Less frail in the medical sense, but frail imagery nonetheless for males.

I was never way too into dressing like that, but I hung out with a lot of people who did. I guess that's why I like Undercover so much... to me it's really kind of an earnest look, you know? Like the stuff he does looks goofy but really cool at the same time, easy to wear and lends lends itself to not be taken so seriously. It's like streetwear at its finest— lookin both like a dweeb and a cool bro at the same time. It's fun.
post #81132 of 98142
RIP Blackbird
post #81133 of 98142
Have you seen pics of Sum 41's lead singer lately? Google it. Seriously.

Edit- re: blackbird. Not surprised.
post #81134 of 98142
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

RIP Blackbird
Eh, the store's been going through a slow death over the past couple of years but at least they've found new focus and success in making their own goods.
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IT'S BEEN FUN... BLACKBIRD STORE CLOSING

After nearly 9 years of selling pants to people who need pants, I have decided to close my Blackbird stores to focus on the wholesale sales of our #1 products: Blackbird Incense Pyres, Beard Oil and Black Square Soap (and a few more).

When I started Blackbird, menswear was in a deep rut, but the signs of change were starting to spring up. I had to search far and wide to find clothing that fit, fabrics that would wear well and designs that would move us into the future without breaking the bank or our sensibilities. It wasn't easy. Sales reps frequently said I wasn't buying what all the other stores selected, but that didn't bother me. In no way did I expect that people would take notice of my store, that Blackbird would win menswear awards, and that as I traveled the world, kids I met in other stores would freak out when I said that I owned a store in America called Blackbird. The people were always the best part of this adventure. The mission started out being about the clothes but quickly the people were what mattered most; to see them as who they are, to inspire them to take one step further than the last, and to let them know it was okay to be themselves. I didn't know I would affect people. I didn't know how much you people would affect me.

Saying goodbye is difficult but my new adventure has already started. There is so much more I could say about The Field House, the Blackbird blog, being a little store in Seattle getting worldwide recognition, the customers, Ballard, the time we tried to hatch baby chicks in the store. Too many good times.

To all of our loyal and kind customers (impossible to name them all): You made Blackbird what it is. You believed in this little store. You inspired me. Thank you.
post #81135 of 98142
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I wasn't arguing that the current brand isn't following the intentions of the original designer whatever that means but that current product isn't as creative as it used to be under the original designer ie that the products aren't good.

this is completely absurd. "isn't as creative" means the product isn't as good? Sounds like someone has probably not even seen any Margiela, old or new in person...

why is Margiela still relevant? It is a very successful brand. one specific reason i'd point to is that the stuff looks and feels luxurious, but on the whole is pretty basic with nice subtle design elements. for instance a lot of the ss13 stuff is different plays on stripes, online it looks like nothing, when you see it in person you realize the stripes are distorted or partly faded and there is a lovely interplay between the fabric and the pattern, the textures and the colors... in general, but particularly with margiela, if your experience with a brand is limited to browsing lookbooks and yoox i'd suggest trying to find it in person, and I don't just mean a few sweaters, find a store with a good solid buy that has some depth and try some of the stuff on. you have to touch it, you have to feel it move and you'll really know when you feel it on your body. Rappers name dropping it sounds silly but that's actually a pretty solid indicator that a lot of people continue to be interested.
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