i'm exaggerating, but i do think there's often a bit of unnecessary melodrama in Statements. i don't really care, though sometimes I do find myself rolling my eyes a little... (I've produced some of this drivel myself, haha, so I'm certainly not above it) edit: I should add that I don't think Rei's statement is particularly bad. just the part about suffering. but the rest is mostly informative.
Originally Posted by zapatiste
but i don't think any of it is meant to be taken seriously , these blurbs always sound like stream of consciousness that gets eaten up by the insatiable social media/blogosphere nonsense
you're definitely right about this. and it's not hard to tell what ms. demeulemeester was getting at. that's part of the reason I don't take these things too seriously.
Maybe it's about timing? About 6 months ago I picked up a pair of DH 19cm's off LVR with a 30% off code or something, I think it came out to $280 including $20-30 shipping. At $400-500, pass, but for $250, sure I'll give it a shot. They're the indigo ones, Made in Italy, and size 27 so maybe it's a smaller market for that combo?
for some reason i find myself really liking some recent raf stuff that I just wasn't into a year ago. i used to feel it was a little sterile but something clicked and i feel like i get it more. not entirely sure why.