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post #13096 of 44971
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post
lol, you gotta read up before you can dish out man You can make fun of pretty much anything that people want to wear, doesn't make sense to me to do it when your all about Japanese brands that are completely derivative by nature and by intent.
Are you denying that Diesel is the majority owner of MMM? Do you honestly believe the majority owner doesn't direct what goes on at the company in any manner? Do you honestly believe they don't decide whom is in charge of Margiela? Diesel has even launched a Margiela house wear collection! The label has about as much cachet these days as Ralph Lauren (whom btw even sells paint under his label). There can be no doubt that MMM is a mere shadow of its former self. It is also interesting how all the MMM mass popularity hit shortly after Diesel took over. I doubt this is a coincidence. But go ahead and continue to believe that the company releasing GATs in every colorway imaginable is truly some elite euro brand. There are many Japanese brands doing far more interesting stuff than MMM currently is. And at the mid range price levels, Japanese brands tend to offer better quality than their European counterparts. Your comments seem very Euro-centric.
post #13097 of 44971
I didn't deny any of those things, but the 'replica' stuff has been around for awhile. You should probably read about it. Deconstructing and reworking garments is a big part of the artisanal line and that flows through to the others, obviously. Fuuma says the same guy doing men's at MMM is still doing it. Either way, I don't really kop any of the new stuff. It's not what it used to be. However, even as a glimmer of what it was, there is more original creativity in a single collection then most of those derivative brands. Someone post Julius Rick looking ish please Were is the brand cachet in that? BB1 do you watch dubbed anime and collect Gundam Wing figurines? You sound japano-centric.
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Anyway, arguing with Japano-philes is like argueing with people who play WoW 60 hours a week. You don't get anywere, ever. However, hopefully, you might quiet down about how bad non-japanese brands are and all the bizzare semi-conspiratoial leanings you have towards people who don't full on like japan mid-market-only-available-via-Sharpservice-outside-Tokyo joints. Realtalk RP: Common Projects DB in Warm Grey Suede Common Projects DB in Dark Grey Suede Margiela Two Button Notched Lapel Coat in Charcoal Wool Twill Dries van Noten Charcoal Diamond Printed Patterned Wool Cardigan Strategic Business Unit Charcoal Nylon Windbreaker Up Next for the Koppin' Block: TOJ Bomber Grey Suede TOJ Fishtail Navy Alot of Schneider Benchmade English Shoes
post #13099 of 44971
why are common projects sneakers so expensive?
post #13100 of 44971
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Originally Posted by cb_32 View Post
why are common projects sneakers so expensive?
Nice leather, lining, footbed, good construction, minimalist designs.
post #13101 of 44971
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And they are the most thoroughly derivative shoe imaginable. Diesel/MMM are obviously concerned some may perceive them as such so they attach a silly "Replica" label as if that somehow places the shoes in an entirely different class and thus exonerates them.
Oh, obviously. This is spot on. Margiela (or as you put it with the devastating incisiveness we've all come to expect, "Diesel/Margiela," because the majority owner has taken quite an intrusive, hands on approach in regards to creative direction and decision-making ever since they bought the company in 2002) was famously very concerned that consumers would find his work derivative, as is apparent to anyone with even the most cursory knowledge of his house's history or the conceptual underpinnings of his work.
post #13102 of 44971
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
There are many Japanese brands doing far more interesting stuff than MMM currently is. And at the mid range price levels, Japanese brands tend to offer better quality than their European counterparts.

Could you post some examples for the uninitiated?
post #13103 of 44971
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It is also interesting how all the MMM mass popularity hit shortly after Diesel took over. I doubt this is a coincidence.
Indeed, indeed. I'd love to hear you expand more on this. Your recollection and analysis of the sudden fervor surrounding the SS03 collection I'm sure would be absolutely fascinating.
post #13104 of 44971
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post
Damn, y'all are both Philly-area? Glad to know I'm not alone in the world.

Anywhere decent to shop around here? The only place I know of is Sugarcube. Oh, and that Art in the Age of Something-or-Other place has/had some SNS Herning, someone said. Never been there, though.

It's where I grew up but I don't live there anymore. Still get up there often though, friends live in Fairmount and Conshy.

Art in the Age is OK. It's a little too well put together. I wrote em up awhile back. They have Yuketen, SNS, V::room. The liquor is good!
post #13105 of 44971
painted GATs and silent sneaks both suck
post #13106 of 44971
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
painted GATs and silent sneaks both suck
He has spoken.
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honestly, just stfu no ones ever gonna see things eye to eye.

/im getting too old for this shit
post #13108 of 44971
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Originally Posted by scott.m View Post
I should be so lucky, only have 2 to my name. Though, by early fall I'll be up to 5, just wait and see ahaha.

Whatttt why did you not show me yesterday fool
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Thread Starter 
dude I literally copped after you went out last night from my iPhone while playing dead space, even sent paypal over the phone. Swag.
post #13110 of 44971
Haha the backlash is just funny considering where we started (nothing but praise for GATs and painted GATs when Snake first posted his), the pendulum swings. I don't really care, I've always liked them in that colourway (couldn't get behind red or blue or whatever). They seem like they'll be really easy to wear with indigo or black jeans, treated / coated or not and that's all I got and all I really want to wear this summer. Currently in Lanvins, Spurrs, W+H tee and TOJ, easiest uniform to sub stuff in and out of ever and easiest shit to wear and just not care about.
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