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WHATS THAT DRESS MARGIELA?
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Lol
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I think you have hit the nail right on the head and yet completely dented it in the process instead of hammering it into place.

The art of designing classic menswear today is to capture the essence of classic looks while keeping them contemporary and relevant.  That is to say, without making it look like a copy of the classic Bogart look from Casablanca, or the Cary Grant look from North by Northwest, or whatever your favourite classic film is--which, of course, would make it period costume like you correctly point out.
This is so easy to say, and yet so hard to do.  I think some designers have some masters working on this and are quite successful.  Ralph Lauren's Purple Label, Oxxford, and few others immediately pop to mind.  The trick, I think, is to keep some elements that distinguish the classic look and make it instantly recognisable, while updating a carefully chosen set of other elements...eg. length, looseless, shoulder shape, etc. 
It is walking a tightrope to be sure.  American designers are also more successful at this than Italian designers--who prefer to remain faithful to making the human body beautiful in clothing, rather than aspiring to a classic look which has proven itself, and hence, is approved in fashion society.  It's the zeroth order difference between the Italian designers and the English/American designers of classic menswear.

It is also an art that only a master can be successful at.   Any idiot can take a garbage bag, wrap it around you with an asymmetrical opening, rolled up pants and extra long sleeves and call it "fashion".  Other idiots at Barneys will also agree to hawk it for you  It has neither aesthetics, nor time-proven tradition and hence recognition and status.  On a few rare occasions, this radicalism is also artistically successful, and more often in womenswear than menswear.  But the overwhelming majority of it is garbage.

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lol
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kgfan/derk fit battle?!?
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Yes!
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how does one farm junkyards

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how does one farm junkyards
Were you think they grow junk food
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Another fit where you can't see jack shit! OP/Silentx3/Isaora/Raf

 

Really like these Isaora trackpants, though I can see what you guys mean by the quality not being so hot. Maybe when they start ripping I'll take them apart and try to figure out the pattern, make my own pair. Could be a fun project.

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Another fit where you can't see jack shit! OP/Silentx3/Isaora/Raf

Really like these Isaora trackpants, though I can see what you guys mean by the quality not being so hot.

whatchoo mean? do the pants just seem really rip-able?
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The construction just seems kind of eh and since I tend to thrash my pants I can't really see these lasting too long

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how does one farm junkyards.


very carefully. great fit, btw.
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Is anybody reading the SF feed on FB? It's all these weird posts about how Alexander Skarsgaard joined SF and has been posting fits in MC and SW&D.
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Yesterday.

wicker park cta stop, maybe we'll bump heads sometime lol8[1].gif
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My brother lives just north in Bucktown; I'll be hanging around there Monday night to watch the Hawks win. nod[1].gif
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