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post #13111 of 43392
Yah, but nobody liked them when Justin/socal bought them a few years ago. His look really good beat to death.
post #13112 of 43392
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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
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.

I just wear my MMMs when I don't give a shit lol
post #13113 of 43392
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
honestly, just stfu no ones ever gonna see things eye to eye. /im getting too old for this shit
I'm just bustin your balls. Your taste is obviously different than the majority of posters here so rather than just saying "XYZ sucks" why not share why you don't like it, what you think some better alternatives are, etc? All I'm saying is that some context is nice.
post #13114 of 43392
oh, I actually am fine with the plain ones, my problem is arguing needlessly over why these shoes are ugly or not when it really comes down to what you like. I don't like them cuz the paint splatter looks like I came on myself or a bird had its way on my shoes.
post #13115 of 43392
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post
BB1 do you watch dubbed anime and collect Gundam Wing figurines? You sound japano-centric.

Everyone knows real Japanophiles only watch subtitled anime and then talk about how they could have done a better job translating it.
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
I don't like them cuz the paint splatter looks like I came on myself or a bird had its way on my shoes.
This is a dramatic departure from your usual philosophical justifications in re: clothing. I just think it looks like someone splashed paint on them more than the other things, you'd have to have some serious issues to jump straight to "semen!" I never thought of the bird poop thing though.

Whatever, wait for a fit, or just look at Stazy's waywt, I think they fit in well there and it's a pretty down to earth fit on the whole.

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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
Everyone knows real Japanophiles only watch subtitled anime and then talk about how they could have done a better job translating it.
Or start websites entitled "harajuju.net". Or change their fb name to Japanese characters like this one dude in law school (who also took up Judo and took Japanese lessons and is the whitest Albertan motherfucker you're likely to find).
post #13117 of 43392
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
oh, I actually am fine with the plain ones, my problem is arguing needlessly over why these shoes are ugly or not when it really comes down to what you like. I don't like them cuz the paint splatter looks like I came on myself or a bird had its way on my shoes.
You'd have to go to a bukkake party to get that much semen on your shoes
post #13118 of 43392
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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
This is a dramatic departure from your usual philosophical justifications in re: clothing. I just think it looks like someone splashed paint on them more than the other things, you'd have to have some serious issues to jump straight to "semen!" I never thought of the bird poop thing though.

Whatever, wait for a fit, or just look at Stazy's waywt, I think they fit in well there and it's a pretty down to earth fit on the whole.

im not as one dimensional as people make me out to be. I'm just kidding about the semen, but even people who bought them were doing the joke

Tbh, to put it more "eloquently" I rather my sneakers have a clean look. If they are going to be distressed I want it to at least seem organic, and not too fabricated and forced. The GATs are fine shoes, but the paint for me is a bit much because I also like uniformity in color or a minimal contrast. That is why im fine with them without paint.
post #13119 of 43392
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Originally Posted by Binker View Post
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.

To ignore the sarcasm completely, Diesel obvious did not do this (they are pretty savvy), but what they did do was to gradually differentiate all of the labels (for example, there was originally only the 10 and 0 10 labels for men in the first few, non-Diesel group collections, and they made the name recognizable outside of fashion circles. For example, all of the earlier bags and belts had the 10 or 0 10 label only. Also, they opened up self-brand stores, which greatly increased the visibility of the brand, and they started into PR heavily. For example, in 2003 or so, there were a articles in both US and UK GA about the "steath lux" of the 4 cornered tags.

Nothing wrong with any of this, one way or the other.
post #13120 of 43392
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
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?
This is actually a fairly hilarious statement from someone who evidently has some mystified outsider's view of what goes on in the corporate arena.
post #13121 of 43392
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post
I wish I could find some camp caps in plain unwaxed canvas... If anyone has any leads, lmk.

Freeman Transport? no idea on quality

post #13122 of 43392
that looks like such a shoreman cop

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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
This is actually a fairly hilarious statement from someone who evidently has some mystified outsider's view of what goes on in the corporate arena.

I'd say more than fairly, I got a kick out of it
post #13123 of 43392
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post
Freeman Transport? no idea on quality
Thanks, but I hate waxed cotton. I'd even take a plain ball cap if it had a relaxed crown. I have a hard time finding ones of decent quality.
post #13124 of 43392
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
To ignore the sarcasm completely, Diesel obvious did not do this (they are pretty savvy), but what they did do was to gradually differentiate all of the labels (for example, there was originally only the 10 and 0 10 labels for men in the first few, non-Diesel group collections, and they made the name recognizable outside of fashion circles. For example, all of the earlier bags and belts had the 10 or 0 10 label only. Also, they opened up self-brand stores, which greatly increased the visibility of the brand, and they started into PR heavily. For example, in 2003 or so, there were a articles in both US and UK GA about the "steath lux" of the 4 cornered tags. Nothing wrong with any of this, one way or the other.
Oh I'm glad you commented, I actually do find it very interesting when you post about the various menswear collections with a historical slant. I wasn't following MMM in the early 2000s, but I'm very familiar with the timeline. I think it would be pretty tough to mount a case that the Diesel purchase was anything but a positive development for the label, they pumped a lot of money in and I've never heard of any kind of creative conflict between Margiela and Diesel corporate (and obviously, why the hell would there be?). That said, I think it's pretty clear BB1 was simply confusing and conflating the early 2000s Diesel purchase with the somewhat recent reveal that Margiela himself was no longer involved with the label. And he's only familiar with that because of all of jet's vitriol towards the design team.
post #13125 of 43392
i think it was also probably diesel that got the margiela basics into barney's co-op. as much as $3000 leathers are cool, i have a suspicion that the backbone of the brands profitability is on $300 sweatshirts and button downs.
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