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not sry

post #85922 of 103600
i've come to that fork in the road do i continue with my current aesthetic which is basically the streetwear and denim look. this or do i go all mono black.....
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

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.
do you have any particular items in mind?
post #85924 of 103600
hoodyear that has to be the best thing i've seen you post worship.gif
post #85925 of 103600
Anyone know who makes the Margiela bags?

edit: I figured I'd look in my bag and see if I could dig anything up. All I found was a tag on the side that was imprinted with "Vera Pelle" which means genuine leather, and that it's made in Italy... I'll look some more later, but I haven't found anything online either.
post #85926 of 103600
are the MIJ Dior's that much better?

what I can say, is that when I got my 19cm MiI Diors, firstly I was most unimpressed with the hardware. Construction was ok, but rivets and stuff looked fairly cheap, and secondly, damn but if it wasn't all that slim! I actually tapered the whole legs a full inch off the width (2 inches off circumference) just to make them skinny. I'd say the 19cm's definitely fit more like NS's, not NC/PS.
post #85927 of 103600
Fwiw my 21cms had the same leg opening as my NS while the 19cms were slimmer.

Also not fashion related but does anyone use an iPad or other tablet for ebooks? Textbooks, not novels. Do you like it / how is it compared to an actual textbook?
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

Fwiw my 21cms had the same leg opening as my NS while the 19cms were slimmer.

Also not fashion related but does anyone use an iPad or other tablet for ebooks? Textbooks, not novels. Do you like it / how is it compared to an actual textbook?

I love how it is compared to an actual textbook. I wish I had an iPad when I was a student. The ability to carry around all your books with you without breaking your back is incredibly useful. I keep all my reference documents organized with Good Reader, it's a wonderful app, syncs with Google Documents. If I need to pull something up on a 20 minute train ride for a quick review on the way to a meeting, I can do so with ease.

The only things points where I feel it doesn't match real textbooks are highlighting (a supported function, but nothing compared to taking an actual pen to the page), if you need to flip around a lot, like referencing an appendix (though you can make this easier with clever bookmarks), and if you absolutely need to look at two documents or textbooks side-by-side.
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I feel bad because I recognize CDG's influence and historical importance, but I can't help but feel that Rei Kawakubo is either crazy or completely full of shit.

It's possible that she's just not that intelligent.  Above average intellect is not a prerequisite for being a good designer.

 

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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

i have a hard time taking any artistic manifesto like that seriously. even someone who seems to labor on the idea of 'concept' like aitor throup still produces drivel (I was complaining about that in the throup thread). i'd be happier with designers saying things like, "yeah, i just get bored and like to play around with shapes and dimensions until I create something that I personally like and find interesting." i could get behind that. even stuff like that ann quote that floats around about black not being sad and how do you imagine a poet? well, her idea of a poet is kinda goofy to me. i guess she's thinking of shelley lounging on a chair in an opium den somewhere and not wallace stevens in a boring suit in a study in connecticut. anyway, i've gone off the rails here. it's friday.

The concept of the romantic poet may be a bit silly, but it's definitely powerful.  

 

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Originally Posted by zapatiste View Post
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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

There is no need to apologize for her.  Unless she is playing some elaborate joke, which doesn't really seem to be the case here, she did mean to be serious.  Again, just because someone is talented doesn't necessarily mean that they are particularly intelligent or insightful or articulate.  She could just be good at making clothes.  

 

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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

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.

Don't back down.  I agree with you that her statement is just whackadoodle.  It doesn't take away from the fact that she is a very gifted designer.  I think that a SZ level investment in the designer as "someone who has something to say" is naive.  Clothes are clothes.  The people who make make them well are good at making clothes.  Doesn't mean that they have any particular talent in anything else.  Do you expect that a great violinist is going to tell you the secrets of life?  Does David's Beckham's "football intelligence" imply in any way that you should make him your spiritual guide?

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Whether she's intelligent or not is unrelated to the fact that there is a fan base and eager media ready to consume every empty statement.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I think that a SZ level investment in the designer as "someone who has something to say" is naive.  Clothes are clothes.  The people who make make them well are good at making clothes.  Doesn't mean that they have any particular talent in anything else.  

This is strange to hear aren't you commissioning the interview of every designer appreciated around here ? I think it's useless, personally, for the very reasons you've elaborated ....
Edited by zapatiste - 11/2/13 at 5:22am
post #85931 of 103600
i used to own mij dior 19cm they are slim compared to even stuff that is called tapered leg i have now. the construction was good even on the hardware. if you read the dior forum it was said that the MII stuff fits bigger.
post #85932 of 103600
the postal service should never mark a package's status as "out for delivery" the morning it's scheduled to arrive. then i get all antsy and impatient. instead, they should set the status as "truck ran out of gas" or "fiery crash" or "violent heist, everything stolen, sorry" so that when the package does arrive, it's a pleasant surprise.

in other news: EMS is really fast. wow.
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

in other news: EMS is really fast now.

FTFY

Last month it was closer to 2 weeks (asia2socal),
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frown.gif to be fair, i'm an east coast bro
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I usually have EMS showing up in a week, it's the only way to ship from asia.

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