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post #81151 of 102359
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Simply for me it is not about putting out something exciting. Margiela gives me all that I want- wearable clothing (I don't want to buy anything I wont wear) that comes in interesting fabrics and deigns and like i said a while a back a design that makes me say why didn't I think of that. This coupled with the fact that the fit is always spot on for me (thankfully they are very reliable when it comes to sizing) and I do not not need to look anywhere else for my clothing. Of course what is called basics here is my leather jacket or coat because of where I live

I know Regis can be a little silly sometimes but to me this is actually what men's fashion is about. And I think at the end of the day it's what most of you actually look for when you're buying clothes.
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post #81153 of 102359
it's definitely a boon for the company.

and i can understand regis' mentality.

what i'm trying to say is

dries continues to put out really interesting colorful fabrics and pairs them in a way that somehow works. geller is constantly experimenting within his general look. both geller and plokhov are producing things that are so different from cloak. damir today looks unlike damir when he first came out.

on the other hand you've said that margiela ss13 looks like ss02. and margiela is discussed a lot and remains relevant. why? why are they getting so much exposure?

luxurious basics is nice but everybody does luxurious basics.


a counter example would be: was it fw12 or fw11 with the rectangular outerwear? that is interesting, but unwearable and imo irrelevant just like thom browne's three legged trouser is irrelevant. just turns out to be the butt of internet jokes and fashion absurdity like beirendonck''s penis shoes.

and you know maybe i'm wrong. i check out margiela when i get a chance but i dont follow it religiously. i always love the pieces i see in person, but to me it doesnt seem hype worthy.

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ok i'm tired of talking clothing

i made a champs elysees cocktail today.

1.5 oz cognac (i used hennessey vs)
juice of half a lemon
1/2 oz yellow chartreuse
1/2 oz simple syrup
bitters

tasted like a sidecar (is basically a sidecar), but the chartreuse adds nice complexity. the color kind of matched my straw hat.
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post #81155 of 102359
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Margiela has gotten a lot more exposure and a lot more expensive. It used to be definitely easier to get a lot more for your money. For example, the spliced betls from the 0 10 line were about 1/2 to 2/3 of the price of a considerably less interesting belt from the 22 line today. But that may just be the designer market in general - prices in the luxury sector have gone up precipitously, much more than inflation would warrant, for a number of reasons.

I'm intrigued by this. Would you please expound?
post #81156 of 102359
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Originally Posted by AndrewRyanWallace View Post

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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Simply for me it is not about putting out something exciting. Margiela gives me all that I want- wearable clothing (I don't want to buy anything I wont wear) that comes in interesting fabrics and deigns and like i said a while a back a design that makes me say why didn't I think of that. This coupled with the fact that the fit is always spot on for me (thankfully they are very reliable when it comes to sizing) and I do not not need to look anywhere else for my clothing. Of course what is called basics here is my leather jacket or coat because of where I live

I know Regis can be a little silly sometimes but to me this is actually what men's fashion is about. And I think at the end of the day it's what most of you actually look for when you're buying clothes.

Hehe a topic like this is always personal, different mindsets etc.
post #81157 of 102359
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Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway View Post


I'm intrigued by this. Would you please expound?

I imagine the general answer is that more people are buying than ever before and there is no reason for retailers and brands to lower the prices. Sales don't last as long as they used to, stuff is selling out quicker and people seem to be buying more at full retail than ever before. May as well charge more for less and see how long you can get away with it. 

post #81158 of 102359
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

it's definitely a boon for the company.

and i can understand regis' mentality.

what i'm trying to say is

dries continues to put out really interesting colorful fabrics and pairs them in a way that somehow works. geller is constantly experimenting within his general look. both geller and plokhov are producing things that are so different from cloak. damir today looks unlike damir when he first came out.

on the other hand you've said that margiela ss13 looks like ss02. and margiela is discussed a lot and remains relevant. why? why are they getting so much exposure?

luxurious basics is nice but everybody does luxurious basics.

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'is discussed a lot and remains relevant'. what do you mean by this? in what ways do you think the other brands you've mentioned are not achieving that as much? your'e saying the brand is now derivative (certainly not a water-tight statement, but we'll just play with it, even though referencing one collection with another is a perfectly acceptable move especailly when they are 11 years apart) so we should cease talking about it? no people still want the clothes, for some reason. also not everybody does luxurious basics, and regardless most menswear, especially the kind that is most sought after here can be reduced to luxurious basics but it's all over simplification.
post #81159 of 102359
re: pricing of luxury goods

the very simple and watered-down explanation is luxury items are veblen goods because of their function as a status symbol
post #81160 of 102359

Apple just hired former YSL CEO Paul Deneve as the VP of a "special projects" division that reports directly to Tim Cook.  Hmm.

post #81161 of 102359
Apple's secret project: iSL by Hedi Slimane for Dior Homme by Kris van Assche in collaboration with Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent Paris






Hope Hedi doesn't throw another fit because someone on the internet called his baby SLP YSLP foo.gif
post #81162 of 102359
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Simply for me it is not about putting out something exciting. Margiela gives me all that I want- wearable clothing (I don't want to buy anything I wont wear) that comes in interesting fabrics and deigns and like i said a while a back a design that makes me say why didn't I think of that. This coupled with the fact that the fit is always spot on for me (thankfully they are very reliable when it comes to sizing) and I do not not need to look anywhere else for my clothing. Of course what is called basics here is my leather jacket or coat because of where I live

Perhaps the only Regis post that has ever resonated with me on such a personal level
post #81163 of 102359
Blackbird is closing

Edit: looks like everyone knows already
post #81164 of 102359
im tired. im just going to stop responding

these are some looks i liked in fw13 and ss14

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Edited by indesertum - 7/2/13 at 6:40pm
post #81165 of 102359
Woah, someone other than me thinks that Raf was cool!
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