or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope) - Page 741

post #11101 of 13881
Quote:
Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

I have now spent more money repairing my fav pair of jeans (Uniqlo x Undercover which were like 40$) than my most expensive pair of jeans ever (300?). These things hve been repaired at least 30 times over the past 4 years.

I haven't spent that much on repairing my favorite pair of $25 Uniqlo jeans, but at least twice over. Three of my jeans that I rotate are in need of repair again mad.gif

I'm guessing you get them patched with old pieces of denim at the tailor like I do?

Anyone have experience having their jeans darned by guys like Self Edge? I always thought that $40 to get jeans repaired was too much, but it's worth it if it really lasts.

Another topic...

IMO, Raf has fallen off so much since his heyday. His last great collection for his namesake brand was FW 06. After that, he began to focus on his futuristic vision, which is not aesthetically pleasing to me.

There's no doubt that his current aesthetic has influenced a new generation of designers, like Siki Im and Peir Wu, but I guess his current direction is just not my thing.

I always got the feeling that he had a very good sense of proportions and designed to make a visual impact, but I never thought he had a good sense for textiles and fabrics.

From the stuff that I owned and seen, his fabrics were foremost chosen for color and texture and to make a visual impact, rather than for quality, comfort or durability.

Really, I just wish Helmut Lang came back in the picture.

If Raf is looking for an aesthetic for Calvin Klein, he could do much worse than follow the Helmut Lang playbook.
post #11102 of 13881
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phrost View Post

Anyone have experience having their jeans darned by guys like Self Edge? I always thought that $40 to get jeans repaired was too much, but it's worth it if it really lasts..

I use Denim Therapy and like them. Used SE once and they didn't back the repair area with reinforcement, which meant new holes showed up six months later. Maybe it was just that repair job though (they may back other jobs, I don't know).

As you prob know, SE only takes walk-ins (no mail ins). And the woman who used to do their repairs recently started her own repair business, Indigo Proof.

Denim Therapy takes mail-ins and backs repairs with a strong fabric. Denim Surgeon does the same and I think they finish their fabrics with an overlock stitch, so that it doesn't unravel (although, my Denim Therapy repairs never have). A nice finishing touch.

Definitely recommended. My darned jeans last so much longer. Wearing a pair of recently repaired Stevenson jeans right now, actually.
Edited by dieworkwear - 8/6/16 at 7:46pm
post #11103 of 13881
Quote:
Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

It's synthese's damn hair. Gives each of his fits that extra 10% 

that is literally how i found him at a bar.
post #11104 of 13881
@Phrost I've used Denim Doctors and SE and was happy with both. I'll check to see whether the SE repair is backed. I also just sent a pair to Railcar Fine Goods. I'll report on them when i get them back.

In other news, I'm about to run home in the rain wearing flyknits. God help me.
post #11105 of 13881

Dutil Denim in Vancouver/Toronto will do repairs. Chain-stitch too. Haven't used them, but probably gonna bring in a couple of pairs soon and will report back. Local only I think. 

post #11106 of 13881
Quote:
Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

In other news, I'm about to run home in the rain wearing flyknits. God help me.

May the HTM gods reveal their grace 

post #11107 of 13881

http://www.businessinsider.com/stan-smiths-are-a-huge-hit-for-adidas-2016-8

 

Quote:

Adidas has reclaimed its position in the world of athletic wear.

In its most recent quarter, sales soared 21% on a currency-neutral basis from this time last year for the entire parent company. The Adidas brand itself grew an impressive 25% on a currency-neutral basis. In North America, currency neutral sales grew 26%.

In fact, Bloomberg notes that the brand is now back behind Nike at number 2 in the North American sportswear market, taking that spot from Under Armour, which overthrew the brand in 2014.

Bloomberg also notes that one product that has really triggered growth for the brand are the iconic Stan Smith shoes.

The shoes, which were named after tennis player Stan Smith, were first brought on the market in 1963. They were pulled from shelves in 2012, and reintroduced in 2014, as Business Insider's Dennis Green reported last year.

"The resurgence truly took off with a carefully orchestrated relaunch starting with limited editions, a runway appearance and the help of fashion bloggers and social media influencers," Megan Hartman, strategy director at Red Peak Branding, said to Glossy.
post #11108 of 13881

http://page21.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j399554381

 

I've seen some weird brand names before, but I think 'popular sperm show' might just take the cake

post #11109 of 13881
X garden, nonetheless.

It sounds like a swingers party.
post #11110 of 13881
At least it's not unpopular.
post #11111 of 13881
Quote:
Originally Posted by baltimoron View Post

I've seen some weird brand names before, but I think 'popular sperm show' might just take the cake

So which of those three words did you use to find that auction?
post #11112 of 13881
Quote:
Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


So which of those three words did you use to find that auction?

:smarmy:

 

patchwork

post #11113 of 13881
I remember when Stan Smiths were discontinued for that short while. People were selling them on ebay for double the price or more.
post #11114 of 13881
Hi guys! So I'm thinking of starting my own little clothing company. So far I have an idea for a logo and a brand. It's gonna be called Colaver pronounced KLAVER with a silent O and strong E. The symbol of our logo is 3 connected letter C and a small letter V that forms a shape of a 3 leaf clover

2jd3lmq.jpg

please don't tell me it looks like a micropenis
post #11115 of 13881
Looks like a micropenis.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)