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Originally Posted by sq4you View Post

this doesn't make sense. nothing from recent seasons is "quirky" like it used to be. nothing is remotely as clever or thought out as OG mmm.
every season it's the same stuff churned out in different colors or fabrics:
  • elbow patch crew necks
  • 5zip leather
  • endless lowtops
  • a midtop or two (either gat style or OG hightop turned mid style)
  • fugly hightops
  • a sidezip chelsea
  • some oxfords
  • several suits all of which have nothing new or particularly "difficult"
  • a bunch of jewelry that looks the same
  • fingerless gloves with 4 stitches on one side
  • a shawl collar cardigan or pullover
  • a few jeans in different colors
  • some boring dress pants
  • the aids tee
  • other tees with meaningless prints
then there are some show pieces...oki-ni will get a few, the rest will go to the mmm boutiques.
these may be interesting but nothing particularly amazing or innovative.
do 0/10 items even get made anymore?
when was the last time you saw a truly new replica piece from line 14?
the current Design Team is a bunch of interns that sit around playing show-and-tell with each other and whatever object they coated in white paint that day
Didnt like the quirk i guess. I'm a cretin in that regard. I agree that its less cerebral and thematic than it used to be, but I like how it looks more. Its like when i watched the diving bell and the butterfly, its a great movie and interesting but I rather watch spiderman multiple times. Or when I look at a WVB collection. Old margiela was stuff id look at and go hmm intruiging from a construction and style standpoint, but not wear. Newer stuff, sure it might not be as interesting in those ways, but its more what I would wear. So in that sense I like it more.
post #31082 of 46247
always uni-qlo for that, though, quality seems to be on par with most margiela too
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

Its like when i watched the diving bell and the butterfly, its a great movie and interesting but I rather watch spiderman multiple times.

Well this is just wrong.
post #31084 of 46247
my fish sweater arrived
they also sent a lookbook of the men's/womens show
fit is on the slim side (i have size 50)
the fabric is not as thick as i expected (which is good)


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Cool man. Props to you for taking a shot on it.
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I love when people comment on things they have no experience with.
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

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Didnt like the quirk i guess. I'm a cretin in that regard. I agree that its less cerebral and thematic than it used to be, but I like how it looks more. Its like when i watched the diving bell and the butterfly, its a great movie and interesting but I rather watch spiderman multiple times. Or when I look at a WVB collection. Old margiela was stuff id look at and go hmm intruiging from a construction and style standpoint, but not wear. Newer stuff, sure it might not be as interesting in those ways, but its more what I would wear. So in that sense I like it more.

 

You've got this backwards... I like some current margiela but most of it is quirky in a really dumb, poorly-thought-out way, or too basic to cost a thousand dollars or whatever they want for it. Most of the really good older stuff was very subtle.

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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

always uni-qlo for that, though, quality seems to be on par with most margiela too

What? I'm just assuming you are joking at my slight expense and not serious smile.gif
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I love when people comment on things they have no experience with.

Do you mean that I have never handled old Margiela? Or I don't know enough about the brand?

I never said the old stuff wasn't made better, I just did not like the old style more than the new for every day wear. I don't get why this is so hard to handle. The older looks were not something that I could wear even though I appreciated them, the newer stuff might be less awesome but its more wearable for me and works with the things I like.
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Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist View Post

Well this is just wrong.

Spiderman 1 and 2 with Toby McGuire were great fun movies, especially if you liked the comics as a kid. I just meant that I would not re-watch the diving bell. I think I got what I needed watching it once, and its kind of heavy. Rather re-watch spiderman. They are pretty well received too, both popularly and critically.
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Sadly nicelynice is serious and no that is not what I mean.
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Originally Posted by sq4you View Post

this doesn't make sense. nothing from recent seasons is "quirky" like it used to be. nothing is remotely as clever or thought out as OG mmm.
every season it's the same stuff churned out in different colors or fabrics:
  • elbow patch crew necks
  • 5zip leather
  • endless lowtops
  • a midtop or two (either gat style or OG hightop turned mid style)
  • fugly hightops
  • a sidezip chelsea
  • some oxfords
  • several suits all of which have nothing new or particularly "difficult"
  • a bunch of jewelry that looks the same
  • fingerless gloves with 4 stitches on one side
  • a shawl collar cardigan or pullover
  • a few jeans in different colors
  • some boring dress pants
  • the aids tee
  • other tees with meaningless prints
then there are some show pieces...oki-ni will get a few, the rest will go to the mmm boutiques.
these may be interesting but nothing particularly amazing or innovative.
do 0/10 items even get made anymore?
when was the last time you saw a truly new replica piece from line 14?
the current Design Team is a bunch of interns that sit around playing show-and-tell with each other and whatever object they coated in white paint that day

I saw a nice replica ribbed polo thing at the MMM boutique recently. It looked and felt amazing but unfortunately didn't fit me that well.

But yeah the rest of this is pretty true, although i disagree that the quality is on par with uniqlo.
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jet
"you bought a rendering of a shirt?"

Cheaper and no fit issues
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

Idk, I like the recent fall collection more than I liked the 07 collection. I think a lot of people were just caught up in the fact that MM left, but the design team that has stayed I think still puts out some great stuff Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
and a lot of it I like more than what MM was doing when he was at the helm.

this doesn't make sense. nothing from recent seasons is "quirky" like it used to be. nothing is remotely as clever or thought out as OG mmm.

every season it's the same stuff churned out in different colors or fabrics:
  • elbow patch crew necks
  • 5zip leather
  • endless lowtops
  • a midtop or two (either gat style or OG hightop turned mid style)
  • fugly hightops
  • a sidezip chelsea
  • some oxfords
  • several suits all of which have nothing new or particularly "difficult"
  • a bunch of jewelry that looks the same
  • fingerless gloves with 4 stitches on one side
  • a shawl collar cardigan or pullover
  • a few jeans in different colors
  • some boring dress pants
  • the aids tee
  • other tees with meaningless prints

then there are some show pieces...oki-ni will get a few, the rest will go to the mmm boutiques.
these may be interesting but nothing particularly amazing or innovative.
do 0/10 items even get made anymore?
when was the last time you saw a truly new replica piece from line 14?

the current Design Team is a bunch of interns that sit around playing show-and-tell with each other and whatever object they coated in white paint that day

Disagree with that, but great, don't buy it...what a simple concept no?

Most of my favorite pieces come from SS10/11/12 and there are plenty of great replica items.

Quality is a word very highly overused here almost as much as cocaine used to be.

I can make the same list for any designer, don't know why Margiela is the one thrown under the bus, I do but you know the beating the dead horse thing
post #31095 of 46247
Discussions about wit in design are one thing, but what does quality even mean? (0)

Are we talking about durability? (lack of) defects? ??? At what point does "quality" override the stylistic value of a garment? All of this grumbling about the quality of a high-end designer's products just rings hollow, to an extent.

The reason that I look for designer pieces on sale, on B&S, or elsewhere, is because I know that I can't find that exact design elsewhere. Knock-off pieces from chain stores hardly do their source of inspiration justice; and there's no doubt that the touch, fit, and consistency of the "real thing" far surpass the knock-offs. I know that I've no experience with much designer clothing—much less experience determining the "quality" of some piece of clothing—but what concrete examples can you guys point to when the integrity of quality is at stake? I'm sincerely interested in better understanding this.
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