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post #17296 of 21700
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Originally Posted by Fycus View Post

To be honest the reason designer brands like Lanvin and Margiela create abominations instead of re-releasing classics is rooted in the nature of these lux companies. If they created the same shit over and over, it would lose the exclusivity and rarity of designer merchandise. By coming up with new designs (as bad as they are), these companies are constantly ahead of the curve (figuratively speaking) even if they keep coming out with shitty new ideas. Many copycats hop on board for successful old designs, which ruins the exclusivity and rarity set by these high-end brands. Once that happens, there is less incentive for customers to buy from expensive designers like Lanvin. Lanvin has to create designs that are hard to imitate. By using rare and lux materials, as ugly as they may be- are very hard to imitate which set's their brand apart from any other ripoff or midmarket brand. All the rare materials, odd construction techniques, etc that they are doing now are VERY hard to copy and it makes the shoes their own. That being said, they're all ugly as hell and sometimes it pays to capitalize on successful product especially if that's what customers want. That's why Diesel buying margiela was somewhat of a good idea. The house can now re-release classic items (5-zip, lowtop trainers in classic cw's) without suffering the fashion house dilemma to constantly innovate.

Some good points but I think Lanvin could continue with their experiments with luxe materials while still producing those old high-tops. I mean they do it with the lowtops, it is not a seasonal staple (though it seems the new ones are now produced in Portugal, not Italy) but they still try to use luxe and unique materials on it like sponge materials for the uppers and snakeskin texture on the toe. I'm pretty sure they could have pulled that off with the older high-tops.

Another one I wish they would just re-release are the OG Rick Dunks, I really do not see much backfire in releasing a colorway each season while still producing geo-baskets and nutsack sneakers to keep copycats away.
post #17297 of 21700
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

sorry, I meant in terms of padding.

 

go buy some pillows and strap them to your feet if thats what you want. padding makes things more comfortable for about 3 seconds when you're trying it on and that's it.

post #17298 of 21700
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

sorry, I meant in terms of padding.

go buy some pillows and strap them to your feet if thats what you want. padding makes things more comfortable for about 3 seconds when you're trying it on and that's it.

alright brah I get the picture.

I orderes some cp's that I am looking forward to wearing.
post #17299 of 21700
More Lanvins (it makes me wonder if Elba or Ossendrijver actually approves of these designs?)
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I don't mind the all white lows though.
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red hi-tops don't look that bad, though for that kind of money you can get sneaks that are a lot cooler sarcasm.gif

post #17301 of 21700
Lanvins are just silly now. The only ones I would get are the patent captoe lows they come out with every season.
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@Caltex: Not sure if they're jute/canvas, or just leather GATs dipped in paint. Either material shoe in a 45 low would be nice. shog[1].gif
post #17303 of 21700
these?

post #17304 of 21700
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

@Caltex: Not sure if they're jute/canvas, or just leather GATs dipped in paint. Either material shoe in a 45 low would be nice. shog[1].gif

If you happen to find an all white leather (no suede gray shiz) in a size 46 on your search please let me know.
post #17305 of 21700
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

The only ones I would get are the patent captoe lows they come out with every season.

The black ones are the best pair of sneaker Lanvin has right now.
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post #17306 of 21700
Called up beverly hills mmm to no avail. Maybe I do just buy the blue ones and hope they're dark enough or go crazy and dye brand new ~$600 sneakers.
post #17307 of 21700
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

@Caltex: Not sure if they're jute/canvas, or just leather GATs dipped in paint. Either material shoe in a 45 low would be nice. shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

these?
you guys know there is 3 different versions of the painted gats right?
first came the painted tan suede, barney's era
then the painted grey suede
and last year the painted canvas
post #17308 of 21700
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

The black ones are the best pair of sneaker Lanvin has right now. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Yep. Been wanting those and the blue ones for a while now. Just wish they would drop below $300
post #17309 of 21700
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post

you guys know there is 3 different versions of the painted gats right?
first came the painted tan suede, barney's era
then the painted grey suede
and last year the painted canvas

Yeah, I'm just really unsure which one I like best—I just know that as long as they're not the ones with the multi-colored drip-drops then I'm good. However I did have trouble finding pictures representing each iteration on its own. Most of the photos I found were painted canvas (probably because it's the most recent).
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ohh ok, I gottcha
OG tan
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the OG OG styleforum picture
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Grey suede
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and you know canvas
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