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post #99901 of 109053

I understand people waiting for hours for a console launch, to be able to play new games and have a more powerful one, like going from ps3 to ps4, but doing that for a phone that probably has some minor tweaks here and there. Not worth it in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

It depends on what the rest of your wardrobe looks like.  

 

For example, they work with every single thing I own, pretty much.  Everything is very textured and medium to heavyweight, and I wear mostly blues and greys.  I wear things from RRL and Kapital and Blue Blue Japan and Big John and Visvim.  But if you are into the very trendy, clean black, tailored, minimalistic look that is sorta in style right now. or are part of the techwear wave, then no.  Or if you wear only tailored classic menswear, also, not so much there either.

 

"Go with everything" is the most facile piece of marketing that i've ever heard, though, that's the truth.

 

Certainly true but it seems even if your wardrobe is mostly Japanese/American heritage, you'll still need at the very least 4-5 different pairs of different shades and fits of denim to go with everything. I guess they don't have to be raw but no one has time to break in that many pairs.

 

I recently had what I assume to be the standard one year poster crisis and realized that none of my clothes go together. My one pair of low-rise, slim-fitting indigo raws look weird and funny when worn with wide hemmed EG tops. So I basically bought a bunch of tops that look cool in pictures but can only go with my two pairs of EG fatigue/usn pants. One of those pairs has a slightly lighter shade of navy that looks stupid with darker navy tops. My one pair of black raws are more charcoal then black, and although the texture and color go fine with schneider knits, the cut doesn't at all and I have no loose drapey trousers. I tried to dress away from the trendy Eurpopean, graphicnovelty's "modernist streetwear" style (modernist not the right word btw), but not having a color palette or having to worry about solving difficult problem sets involving texture and silhouette that professor schneider poses can save a lot of time and money. And in that case, a pair of plain black jeans is usually the safest and most versatile option unless one is dead set on going full heritage. But general advice still seems to be that everyone should start with a pair of raws and go from there, and sometimes that can be costly advice in the long run.

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Certainly true but it seems even if your wardrobe is mostly Japanese/American heritage, you'll still need at the very least 4-5 different pairs of different shades and fits of denim to go with everything. I guess they don't have to be raw but no one has time to break in that many pairs.

 

I recently had what I assume to be the standard one year poster crisis and realized that none of my clothes go together. My one pair of low-rise, slim-fitting indigo raws look weird and funny when worn with wide hemmed EG tops. So I basically bought a bunch of tops that look cool in pictures but can only go with my two pairs of EG fatigue/usn pants. One of those pairs has a slightly lighter shade of navy that looks stupid with darker navy tops. My one pair of black raws are more charcoal then black, and although the texture and color go fine with schneider knits, the cut doesn't at all and I have no loose drapey trousers. I tried to dress away from the trendy Eurpopean, graphicnovelty's "modernist streetwear" style (modernist not the right word btw), but not having a color palette or having to worry about solving difficult problem sets involving texture and silhouette that professor schneider poses can save a lot of time and money. And in that case, a pair of plain black jeans is usually the safest and most versatile option unless one is dead set on going full heritage. But general advice still seems to be that everyone should start with a pair of raws and go from there, and sometimes that can be costly advice in the long run.

So, you are finding that you need lots of clothes?  Not that big of a surprise seeing that you are on Styleforum.  That said, I am not "full heritage" in any sense of the word, and I find that a few pairs work fine for me.  A slim pair of indigo jeans with dark low tones, a slim/regular with a regular rise pair that is "black/blue", which I find much more useful than black, and a pair of medium rise, medium to slim. fit, pair, with fewer dark low tones that wears out a more standard white/indigo, and that pretty much covers everything.  I did just get a pair of "rare" Big Johns from Blue Owl, in the slim tapered cut, but sized up, so that I get that loose top block with a tapered leg that I find works with most of my clothes.  

 

I don't know how you have such a hard time with textures.  The guideline is pretty simple.  Rougher textures generally go with other pieces that are rougher or heavier.

 

There are definitely things that don't go easily with your typical jean - things that are tailored and smoother with smoother textures and extremely clean lines are the obvious example, but even then, I could style an intermediate layer between them (say, a really long knit), and pair with say, some Ann Demeulemeester top tops, and make the whole thing work.  It's all just getting the proportions, silhouette, and texture, down.

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I understand people waiting for hours for a console launch, to be able to play new games and have a more powerful one, like going from ps3 to ps4, but doing that for a phone that probably has some minor tweaks here and there. Not worth it in my opinion.

Maybe it's just me, but I never wait in line for anything.  Maybe dinner, once in a while, but even then, I don't find it worth it.  Maybe I am just impatient, or just don't care enough about anything.

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No, I understand. Just seems like a non optimal way of doing this. Outside of online, the best way is to fly to somewhere like Moscow, ID, where no one gives a fuck, and give college students lunch money. You could do that all day.

I've heard that Chinese people were flying to Australia just to buy iPhones.

Brazil is much like Russia and with the cost airfares the trip is very quickly paid for.
post #99906 of 109053
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Maybe it's just me, but I never wait in line for anything.  Maybe dinner, once in a while, but even then, I don't find it worth it.  Maybe I am just impatient, or just don't care enough about anything.

People in San Francisco won't buy anything unless you make them wait in line first.

"Is there a line?"
"No."
"Oh, fuck that. I'm not buying that shit."
post #99907 of 109053
My favourite all time pair of jeans are the Triple Works x Blue Owl tapered fit. Was cleaning out the closet today and found them. Sadly I've outgrown for them now. For anyone here with a 33 waist, these things are insane..
post #99908 of 109053
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People in San Francisco won't buy anything unless you make them wait in line first.

"Is there a line?"
"No."
"Oh, fuck that. I'm not buying that shit."

Same for dinner.  At a "hot" place, the likelihood of your reservation being within 30 minutes of being one time is 0.001%.  I blame it on everyone being a food blogger.

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Same for dinner.  At a "hot" place, the likelihood of your reservation being within 30 minutes of being one time is 0.001%.  I blame it on everyone being asian.
post #99910 of 109053
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Grailed is good. Your shit will be gone fast if you set a fair price.

More on this: I put something on Grailed a few hours ago and already have 9 people making serious offers.
post #99911 of 109053
Fuck I need to get on that asap.
post #99912 of 109053
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Originally Posted by SmileForum View Post

This is sorta like the tech equivalent to young kids waiting in line for a new Supreme drop, or Jordans for that matter..

The main difference is you have to wait in line for kicks, if you REALLY want them, as there more often than not 8 pairs total (I'm looking a you Ronnie Fieg) and if they get released online some nerdy db will make a bot and buy them all just to resell on ebay.

The sitting in line for a phone, is a bit like sitting in line to be the first to watch a movie.
post #99913 of 109053

The line outside the boston store for the new iphone was long as heck. I was out for drinks friday night and saw a whole host of people. And yeah, they were all asian. I was wondering if they were buying for themselves or to sell back in china. I bet they'd make a crap ton of money reselling it to people there. 

post #99914 of 109053
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I mean, I loves me some EG, but now, suddenly, it feels like I'm screaming, Hello, and won't you please peep these tiny shoulders and HUGE GIANT MIDSECTION!. It's not like my politics preclude me dressing for attraction, but that's the way it's worked out. And now there is a sudden biologic factuality to contend with.

So...brb, going to consult The Singles Project and see what that Carson Street Clothiers guy is wearing.

I suggest you check out kunk's seduction and relooking video, there's everything you need to know in there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk
post #99915 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I think he might be right about foreign markets.

In Moscow (Russia, not Idaho), for example, Apple products are something like 3-4x the price of what they go for here in the US. It's because of import taxes and duties. Upper middle class Russians will just fly to Europe to buy their Apple products (along with other import restricted items, like clothes and alcohol), but the wealthy elite will just buy stuff in the domestic market, cause they're super rich.

So if iPhones can't be bought online in Moscow (which is common), then you might get crazy arbitrage like this. Some Chinese guy hiring some other Chinese guy to stand in line. Profits are split between them.

This is exactly what happened for the last iPhone release so I'm guessing it is the same now. Even in western Europe iphones are basically the amount but replace the $ by euros so much more expensive.
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