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post #136 of 172
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post #137 of 172
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Originally Posted by mwilliamspr View Post
Okay, I'll lift the ban, but be on your best behavior and no more of this PR Flack business.
Haha, fair enough.
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lol
post #138 of 172
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So Fok, we're meeting up with MW, right? Did you finally print my business card?

I haven't printed your business cards yet, but you'll have them in NYC. I would just reimburse you, but then you'd probably print "King" or something stupid on them, and I'd have to live with it. My way makes me have to carry the stupid things in my luggage, but "Official Styleforum bottom" will be on them, and things will be right with the world.

Yeah, we'll meet with MW if he is game. I'm interested in hearing what he has to say, especially since he works in a similar medium as we do, but where there are (as we've seen here) crucial differences in what makes them successful. Yeah, we could sit down with the rest of the hipster doofusses (doofi?) at Freeman's or something and shoot the shit. I'll even let you buy my lunch.
post #139 of 172
Damn, this thread is weird. Americana is serious business
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Where you been? Freeman's has gone downhill. Just ain't the same place it was earlier this year. I might need those cards sooner than later for some industry holiday parties over here.
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i met michael once, during fashion week at the spurr show, and he was really nice, and invited me to the paul + williams showroom. it was playing host to the folks at alexander west who were making bespoke shirts for as little as 60 bucks. i got free beer, a cheap yet high-quality made-to-measure oxford, and an up-close look at brands like red brick soul, alexander olch, and antonio azzuolo. while my girlfriend and i were touring the factory floor we saw a bulletin board. on it was a license plate border that read "i spend it where i make it." i think that was when i began to fully understand the point of ACL. plus, he's given my musician friends some great opportunities as well. so as far as i see it, michael is really supportive of not just menswear, but the american dream in general -- men and artisans supporting each other by encouraging one another to keep doing what it is they love -- whether through monetary support by buying their goods, or even just stopping by a store or blog and saying "hey, we like what you're doing. keep it up." more good, less bad indeed.
post #142 of 172
Twitter response to MRWilliams sent! Here is my video response. No, it makes no sense in this context, but it's awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37yhT...om=PL&index=52

Fuck, this is awesome. Like e-peen fencing, breakdance fighting, a walk off.
post #143 of 172
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Where you been? Freeman's has gone downhill. Just ain't the same place it was earlier this year.

I might need those cards sooner than later for some industry holiday parties over here.

Sure, sure, I'll get on it. You know I'm representing in the real Americana. Apparently, Idaho is the wildest state outside of Alaska. My Woolrich Woolen Mills gear actually gets worn hunting and out observing forest fires.
post #144 of 172
Anyone notice how the ACL store is alsmot an exact copy of h(y)r's (now inventory) store?
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Sure, sure, I'll get on it. You know I'm representing in the real Americana. Apparently, Idaho is the wildest state outside of Alaska. My Woolrich Woolen Mills gear actually gets worn hunting and out observing forest fires.

Montana? Wyoming? I'd like to know your reference!
post #146 of 172
call the ombudsman
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Just want to point out that there's a distinction bw trashing one's creation and having a healthy discussion about whether it was a positive or negative event.

I apologize for getting personal, Michael. It's just...this idea about ACL having tons of haters? Really? The Internet fashion community loves ACL. Why would you interpret debate about the Flea as "hating?"

Anyway: please post better descriptions and more photos in your store.
post #148 of 172
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Originally Posted by mwilliamspr View Post
No one does shit for menswear and everyone just accepts that.

sorry, but this is simply not true anymore.
post #149 of 172
If you can't poke fun at a bunch of white, wealthy, 30-something men drinking crappy beer at a "flea market" in the middle of New York City what can you laugh at?

http://members.tripod.com/Freaky_Fre...ying_eagle.jpg
NEVER FORGET THE FLEA MARKET

On a tangent, I do like the camo and blaze orange waxed canvas bags he has for sale. Might pick one up as a pencil case.
post #150 of 172
I haven't been fully caught on the flea, but I just wanted to clarify that the Flea Market seemed like an enjoyable event. I was only commenting on a certain feeling that I couldn't shake while I was there. I just had questions and was wondering if anyone had similar ones. It seemed like a very succesful event and am all for handmade American goods and will do my part to support the Artisan who truly gives a damn. Just wondered if there is such a thing as earnest to a fault? Also, I would have the same feelings if I showed up in a room with nothing but the Rubinacci-philes.
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