Hmmm.. I'm trying to be mindful of this in my purchases. I try to buy pieces that aren't filled with details that will age. I really like basics that have been made with awesome fabric, and that's a premium for me that I don't mind paying for. Agree with buying less middle tier stuff. I like the lookbooks of alot of the middle tier companies but fond I can be dissaponted when handling them. The only exception for me is W+H. Have not been dissaponted at all. What about MTM or Bespoke items? Can see myself moving more toward this in a few years.
Yea, I'm starting to think that I should just completely eschew buying anything mid-market and stick to discounted high end stuff, so I never look back on the previous year's purchases (which becomes current year as the season changes) and feel like I've wasted my money on something that doesn't look anything special.
Don't you have a couple of brands that you feel are "favourites" by now and have felt so for a while? Maybe it's best to only purchase from those if you often experience that kind of remorse. I do know there are some mid-range and mall brands that feel that way to me so it's not even about high end. I never regret buying a new Uniqlo white tee, I get exactly what I want and merely feel I need to replace them when they're worn out. My fashion thought: I keep having these slight change of direction every couple of months or so. By now they don't really detract from the overall direction of my wardrobe but give it more depth, or so I like to think. I had a suiting phase where I got a couple of TB and shirts. Also sold a bunch of shoes and got more elegant/menswear ones. Nowadays: - I'm really feeling white garments (shoes, jackets, shirts) - I wear more light sweaters than I used to (not big on sweaters, prefer tee+jacket) - I tend to be more casual and hardly wear suits - I added some colours - I need some "fun" designers like De Castelbajac and wear more Junya/CdG. Next phase will probably be a return to suiting and dress shoes.
Awesome story for you guys, I call up the vilebrequin store talking to the manager (this is orange county mind you) and I ask if all the trunks have the horridly enormous brand tag stitched onto the waistband on the ass side of the suits. She answers yes and I ask does it look like it's possible to remove because I really dislike branding and she answers back with "oh my god are you kidding that's what everyone loves about them!"
out of spurr, KMW, crate, and nudies, the nudies have gotten all the comments. biatches don't even know what they are, they just think the stitching means something. my skulls are gonna be a curveball (if they ever get here). maybe some hot church girl will like the little cross.
fumma, i think you could wear the mmm lookbook and look good doing it.
I am slightly tempted to sell a bunch of shit so my wardrobe don't overflow and since I'm too broke right now to shell the Ks and buy like 30 MMM pieces. I am feeling slightly guilty that, having been a big fan for years, I've only recently begun feeling that way now that Margiela is gone and Renzo is running the show. I have sold old MMM around though so it's not that bad. Other thought: I wore a Rick Owens double-layered longsleeve to run some errands today and it was rainy. The water and overall humidity was absorbed by the tee and it sorta untwisted itself and became a dress within 5 minutes. I looked like a stupid gaylord.
his input, especially as far as menswear goes, has been seemingly little for awhile. i don;t really care who's designing it at this point, still one of the rare brands who's collections seem to have some season-to-season cohesion.
Originally Posted by Fuuma
I am slightly tempted to sell a bunch of shit so my wardrobe don't overflow and since I'm too broke right now to shell the Ks and buy like 30 MMM pieces. I am feeling slightly guilty that, having been a big fan for years, I've only recently begun feeling that way now that Margiela is gone and Renzo is running the show. I have sold old MMM around though so it's not that bad.