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post #481 of 527
Yeah, the sexual meaning what what I was thinking of. Dune makes much more sense considering the picture of your jeans a few posts up laugh.gif
post #482 of 527
bump bump i want more stories
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bump bump i want more stories

be content with the stories you already have
post #484 of 527
White, found in Maison Martin Margiela offices, in all its shops and sometimes painted across clothes, is the Maisons main color




One of the first things I remember reading about Margiela is him making a vest out of cotton that was laid down where the models walked over them in painted shoes. Ever since I have been intrigued by this use of paint, especially white.

These Moccs are my favorite pair of footwear right now, for a person like me who hates anything that aren't sandals when I'm in the Caribbean they are perfect for walking around places like this





The sand and salt water don't seem to be a problem and hell I am guilty of romanticizing but these just remind me of an old painted house on the beach, so they remind of good memories. The Moccs along with bag which I use as my beach bag are going to be my go to(s) for a long while

Yes I wear them laceless!! why? cause in my opinion its not only even more pleasing to my eye, but dammit do I hate laces. These are great for my environment with a wool sky blue jacket and trousers. People ask me all the time about them, usually why exactly did I just paint my shoes. As soon as I tell them who designs them I try to get out of the conversation cause I know "how much" is coming.

post #485 of 527
manhattan portage debranded 'cornell' messenger

i've owned.. a lot of shoulder bags. expensive leather ones from ralph lauren, cheap-o ones from jack spade, but my favorite -- by far -- is this black messenger from manhattan portage.

it's lightweight, totally nondescript, has a great pocket configuration, is fairly waterproof, and fits a 13" laptop with case perfectly.

i've had this one for maybe four years? it's the second one i've owned. with the first, the shoulder strap started to tear off, and the company replaced it no questions asked. by this point the black cordura has faded a little, and i think it looks great.

i also own the standard filson 256, but i actually like this much better. with leather/canvas bags i always run into weight issues, but this has the perfect combination of durability and heft.

it originally came with an ugly red manhattan portage badge on the front, but it took maybe 10 seconds with a seam ripper to remove it.

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post #486 of 527
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uhhh fear is the little death that brings total obliteration

What a nerd.


Ignore my current location.
post #487 of 527
damn this is still the best thread on SF
post #488 of 527

To add to this thread, I'm really happy with my zissou wallet. It holds everything I need, looks awesome and fits nicely on a front pocket. He's a great guy too-thoroughly recommend him.
post #489 of 527
Thread Starter 
Black and lavender is a great winter combination I just discovered. This is probably not news to you all, but it is to me, probably because I hardly have any black in my wardrobe so I've only just stumbled upon it today.

Try it out.
post #490 of 527
Throw some charcoal or steel grey in there too and you have win.
post #491 of 527
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Throw some charcoal or steel grey in there too and you have win.

exactly this.

got a purple Paul Smith cashmere scarf at like 75% off last winter and gonna be looking for a charcoal peacoat-ish (gonna need to get some interesting details as well) coat this coming winter.
post #492 of 527
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exactly this.

got a purple Paul Smith cashmere scarf at like 75% off last winter and gonna be looking for a charcoal peacoat-ish (gonna need to get some interesting details as well) coat this coming winter.

it's cool that something as simple as a cashmere scarf can inspire ideas of what items of clothing you would want to buy.

That's why many designers nowadays are pushing for more accessories because they are more affordable than actual garments and you get more use of it. You can buy 2 or 3 scarves to update or change the look of your coat and it is more affordable than buying a new coat every year or vice versa, a particular style of scarf can inspire someone to buy certain garments because they want a certain look like the case of superego.

Same thing with bags. When you like a particular designer's look and sometimes it's hard to find your size in garments, its easier to just buy a bag because it always fit and you still get the style of the designer
post #493 of 527
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Originally Posted by colabear View Post

it's cool that something as simple as a cashmere scarf can inspire ideas of what items of clothing you would want to buy.

That's why many designers nowadays are pushing for more accessories because they are more affordable than actual garments and you get more use of it. You can buy 2 or 3 scarves to update or change the look of your coat and it is more affordable than buying a new coat every year or vice versa, a particular style of scarf can inspire someone to buy certain garments because they want a certain look like the case of superego.

Same thing with bags. When you like a particular designer's look and sometimes it's hard to find your size in garments, its easier to just buy a bag because it always fit and you still get the style of the designer

totally agree, and it's worked. Paul smith in particular does great things w links, socks and other accessories--Im kinda hooked on his socks now as well. even at 75% off the scarf was expensive to me at the time (retailed at 350), but my approach over the last bit has to buy solid pieces I really like and build around them.
post #494 of 527
Thread Starter 
accessories can be a trap though.

Just look at the average MC-er.
He has maybe 5 high end rtw suits, and about 20 handmade ties and pocketsquares.

When you add up the cost, he would have been better keeping just 2 ties, one pocketsquare and getting some decent bespoke suits made up.
post #495 of 527
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

accessories can be a trap though.

Just look at the average MC-er.
He has maybe 5 high end rtw suits, and about 20 handmade ties and pocketsquares.

When you add up the cost, he would have been better keeping just 2 ties, one pocketsquare and getting some decent bespoke suits made up.
I have few contentedness-worthy pieces, but one that is on my list is a wool/cashmere tie, in the absolute ideal grey, by Polo (made it Italy). I like it more than my best suit. If I could only wear one tie ever again, it would be this.

Also, I should point out it gets a lot of compliments, despite how nondescript it is, and how rarely I have a chance to wear it. All for 25$ I managed to snag off B/S a few years ago.
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