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post #94261 of 109053

If you calculate pay/work hours put in, very likely.

 

But it can be very satisfying having full control and also, building something that is your own. 

post #94262 of 109053
I remember the margiela mmm vs non-margiela mmm debates here a few years ago, some peeps saying mmm was going downhill since margiela stopped designing for the brand
post #94263 of 109053
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Definitely. I came from Wings + Horns, Momotaro, and Nom de Guerre. The most "baller" pair of shoes I had were Android Homme. I liked Margiela enough to start buying their more conservative pieces that looked like the latter labels until it just clicked and I experimented with their other more out there stuff. My only regret is not being able to get to some brick and mortar stores since they have awesome stuff that never makes it to online stores

Nothing that says that you can't like all those brands. I can understand your POV, but me, I find mixing and matching and incongruencies more interesting.
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What would you say to a man who’s considering his first Stephan Schneider purchase?
I would first of all say, look at the garments. Discover the fabric, discover the details, discover the comfort. Because on one hand when you look at Stephan Schneider, very honestly you could say “Ah, it’s so wearable. It’s so easy.” Then you could go - well, people in Japan say “Oh, it’s just like Paul Smith. It’s just nice garments, that’s all.” But then I can tell you, “Ooh la la, it’s not like this.” There is a kimono pattern, it doesn’t fit that conveniently - so, I would like the customer not to think that Stephan Schneider is just ‘like sportswear,’ it’s ‘easy to wear,’ it’s ‘casual’ - it’s not that easy. It asks a certain effort of the guy that wears it. And I really want to tell the customer again, take this effort to wear the garment, and don’t just be too easy and just say whatever.
It asks effort. It’s not possible to make a garment that does everything. That looks sophisticated, that’s easy to wear, you can wash it, you can - no, it’s not possible. A nice garment can only serve certain parts, and please, please take this effort, and in the end you will be very, very happy with the garment.

This is a great quote, and I love that he said all this.

His reasoning is precisely why I don't own as much Schneider as I used to. I used to have a bunch of shirts, knits, and outerwear, but my lifestyle just didn't fit it; I work outside a lot, all my clothes get really dirty (and the brands I wear most these days reflect it— Visvim, Our Legacy, nonnative, Dana Lee, Undercover, EG, etc), and I need to be able to just throw them in the washer and dry them. I'm tired when I get home, and tired when I wake up, so every time I opened my closet and saw all this beautiful Schneider, I kinda took a step back and had to think about how I wanted to wear with it. Delicate fabrics, subtle patterns, "clean" cuts and lines, it just wasn't something I could do quickly in the pre-cigarette+coffee haze. And trust me, I tried to take it easy and just throw on whatever, and sometimes it worked, but it never came naturally to me like the brands I've come to wear the most, and I ended up being not-quite-as-happy as I would have liked with my outfits. I was always afraid of ruining the shirts whenever I wore them out (I know, you shouldn't worry about that stuff, but how can you not worry when the fabric is so beautiful and unique??), and wearing it just took more "effort" than I would have liked.

But man, when the people who do Schneider well (hi gdl, sip, tonio, etc), they look so put together yet nonchalant, you know? Like so ready for anything, such effortless effort. It's gorgeous, and I really envy it. Props to you dudes, and anyone interested in Schneider even in the tiniest bit should definitely pick something up, even to just try on (though you'll end up keeping it), because like ridethecliche says, online imagery is extremely limited in conveying the real beauty of it.

Even though I really, really, really, really regret selling my Merino coat, I still recognize that it ended up not really working out for me. The only piece I still own from Schneider is the black/olive rug cardigan that I layer under an EG andover, and every time I wear the thing I remember how awesome it felt whenever I got a new Schneider piece.

Great interview Synthese and NMWA crew. I really, really enjoy yalls posts.
post #94265 of 109053
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My only regret is not being able to get to some brick and mortar stores since they have awesome stuff that never makes it to online stores

When you're in Miami, you should make a pit stop. There's a boutique in the design district.
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My only regret is not being able to get to some brick and mortar stores since they have awesome stuff that never makes it to online stores

When you're in Miami, you should make a pit stop. There's a boutique in the design district.

You mean The Webster? Sometimes they put some of their stuff on Farfetch. I mean an actual Margiela store...I've been telling them Palm Beach needs one haha

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Definitely. I came from Wings + Horns, Momotaro, and Nom de Guerre. The most "baller" pair of shoes I had were Android Homme. I liked Margiela enough to start buying their more conservative pieces that looked like the latter labels until it just clicked and I experimented with their other more out there stuff. My only regret is not being able to get to some brick and mortar stores since they have awesome stuff that never makes it to online stores

Nothing that says that you can't like all those brands. I can understand your POV, but me, I find mixing and matching and incongruencies more interesting.

I have completely left jeans behind especially raw denim, I don't know what I was thinking. Nom de Guerre shut down on me and W+H wouldn't fit in anywhere with my style. I just felt with my background and environment, Margiela fit me perfectly and just decided to go with them for all wears. I've always said my buying experienced has been a lot more enjoyable because of this. I don't think I could go back now

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I remember the margiela mmm vs non-margiela mmm debates here a few years ago, some peeps saying mmm was going downhill since margiela stopped designing for the brand

Haha yeah I was in the middle of most of those later ones
post #94267 of 109053
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

You mean The Webster? Sometimes they put some of their stuff on Farfetch. I mean an actual Margiela store...I've been telling them Palm Beach needs one haha

No, I mean this

It's on NE 2nd Ave., off of the Julia Tuttle Causeway
post #94268 of 109053
Huh, how did I miss that? Will be checking out
post #94269 of 109053
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From the interview:


Isn't that contradictory referring to an internet store where you can't touch the garment to get a feel for the fabric and construction? There's only so much that images can do.
I just thought it was interesting that he said the internet shop is helpful to him, but it seems deleterious at the same time.

There're are two different kinds of information being discussed here: The first is tactile information; the kind you get from touching and feeling and trying on. It is, as Stephan says, supremely useful. But that means you have to find a shop in the first place, get to a shop, deal with shop staff (I am sure that Stephan's own showroom/shop staff are wonderful, but we've all been around pushy SA's), and then - if you want to "think about it" - do it all again later. I don't miss shopping in stores - or, only rarely do I miss it.

Shopping at an internet retailer is, obviously, completely different. And there's a different (the second) type of information on display. The word Stephan used is "Journalistic" - and that's accurate. You're not going to walk into a store (at least, none that I've been in) and be able to read an interview with the designer, learn about her or his background, see past-season items, learn about production methods, etc. As Stephan said, when you're in a B+M, you don't have the time and neither do they.

Finally, the question was "helpful to the industry," which is different from "Helpful to Stephan Schneider." Based on the new Schneider stockists that have appeared over the last two years, I don't think web presence is hurting him - but we didn't talk business. And if Fok wants to talk about the internet as an instrument aiding in the democratization of fashion, now's as good a time as any.
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I have completely left jeans behind especially raw denim, I don't know what I was thinking. Nom de Guerre shut down on me and W+H wouldn't fit in anywhere with my style. I just felt with my background and environment, Margiela fit me perfectly and just decided to go with them for all wears. I've always said my buying experienced has been a lot more enjoyable because of this. I don't think I could go back now

Both of those brands are/were really intimate with their geographic origins. I don't think that they'd work for you, as married as you are to warmth and sun. But there are other brands that might. Raw denim has a heaviness that I like, but my mindscape seems to be the mirror opposite of yours. I see a lot of lightness and clean lines, and not just a little luxury, in the way you dress, which seems to suit you. You might try brands like Marni, which are very different from what Margiela does, but which might find common elements in certain wearers.

To me, how different brands come together on different wearers is the interesting part of mixing and matching.
post #94271 of 109053

Regis should incorporate some Hermes into his wardrobe :nodding:

http://www.fashionising.com/runway/b--hermes-mens-ss-14-mens-58327.html

post #94272 of 109053
How about light weight denim?
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Regis should incorporate some Hermes into his wardrobe :nodding:

http://www.fashionising.com/runway/b--hermes-mens-ss-14-mens-58327.html

 

I really like this

 

post #94274 of 109053

If I was a millionaire playboy, I would dress like that.

post #94275 of 109053

That shirt/tie/jacket combo would give the CM WAYWRN folk a heart attack.

That makes me sad :/

 

I would legit love to dress like that errayday. Maybe longer pants though and different/no tie.

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