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Some other company is offering a similar product to our business and we're going to fail <-- Every executive meeting I've been present in, ever

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This is her this year.  She has aged really well, apparently by a strict regime of working out, no coffee, no alcohol, and no late nights.



I just saw this and have to say Swet Jbus.
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Didn't COS take more than just the lapel-less coat? And a decent chunk of Schneider?

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Lol I just saw the RW Instagram, what a train wreck. Pretty sure dude didn't invent patches on clothing
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Someone tell him Synths mom been knocking him off before j crew
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COS is there to be a cut price version of designer brands really, most of it looks like whatever ideas Jil Sander or Acne Studios didnt want to use this season, id imagine the designers at COS are well into those high end labels and so stick what they like into the COS lines. There is definitely some very Stephan Schneider looking bits there lately though.

 

The J.Crew thing probably wouldnt be much of a big deal if they hadnt used Rareweaves stuff for styling originally and then gone and made the similar pieces, that definitely makes it look like a snide move.

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Anyone live in Taiwan? Have a couple business trips there next month with some free days
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COS is there to be a cut price version of designer brands really, most of it looks like whatever ideas Jil Sander or Acne Studios didnt want to use this season, id imagine the designers at COS are well into those high end labels and so stick what they like into the COS lines. There is definitely some very Stephan Schneider looking bits there lately though.

The J.Crew thing probably wouldnt be much of a big deal if they hadnt used Rareweaves stuff for styling originally and then gone and made the similar pieces, that definitely makes it look like a snide move.

What does this mean? Rare weaves pieces appeared in j crew marketing material? Or someone at J crew took a look at RW stuff, thought "that's cool," and made similarly-inspired pieces?
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What does this mean? Rare weaves pieces appeared in j crew marketing material? Or someone at J crew took a look at RW stuff, thought "that's cool," and made similarly-inspired pieces?

J. Crew apparently reached out to RW to borrow one of their jeans for a shoot. You can see it here (the jacket is J. Crew; the denim RW).

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKTg3Rugy9S/

Hartley is complaining that he was never credited or compensated for lending those jeans (don't know if that's standard protocol or not), and that later, J. Crew came out with their own patchwork denim. Seen here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/480819/random-fashion-thoughts-part-ii-a-new-hope/11600_20#post_8571140

He feels this is J. Crew ripping off his idea and design.

My guess is that Frank and his team were prob going to come out with patchwork jeans anyway. They obviously thought the idea was cool, that's why they borrowed RW's for a shoot. Prob just didn't have J. Crew samples ready at the time and wanted to show off an idea/ concept/ style. But who knows.
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Yeah, what dieworkwear said

 

but then you could also point the finger at Rareweaves for trying to be Kapital etc, personally I probably wouldnt have been so outspoken about it when my own designs are so close to those Japanese brands themselves.

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This is a little absurd (and totally lacking self-awareness) for RW to talk about ripping off designs when his whole project is a blatant hipstappropriation of Japanese boro and patching ethos and techniques, made in 11211.    Nothing wrong with that... but pretty low IP cred.

 

The whole process of styling the RW pants before releasing their own, feels a little bit sketchy but what do you expect from J Crew?  They've been ripping off streed cred from the "in good company" brands, for the sole purpose of making themselves look legit.   And the smaller labels gobble it up - I can't tell you how many times I talked to one of those brands and they were SO happy to be J Crew's arm candy.

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It's obvious this is some low key marketing strategy to garner attention for the small and big guy. Sensationalism at its best!
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I was just reading about this! Did you know that sewn into each pair of JCrew patchwork jeans is a barely perceptible sliver of fabric from the RW pants used in that photo shoot? Really cool way for Frank to hide evidence of his shady dealings, plus everyone gets a piece of Hartley's SWEAT and TEARS for a JCrew price. Neat.
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This is a little absurd (and totally lacking self-awareness) for RW to talk about ripping off designs when his whole project is a blatant hipstappropriation of Japanese boro and patching ethos and techniques, made in 11211.    Nothing wrong with that... but pretty low IP cred.

 

The whole process of styling the RW pants before releasing their own, feels a little bit sketchy but what do you expect from J Crew?  They've been ripping off streed cred from the "in good company" brands, for the sole purpose of making themselves look legit.   And the smaller labels gobble it up - I can't tell you how many times I talked to one of those brands and they were SO happy to be J Crew's arm candy.

It's hard to say that someone is ripping off someone's street cred when the two parties are entering into a mutually beneficial agreement.  Fame and wealth have been entering into marriages forever.  Each has something the other wants.  Sounds like a fair trade to me.

 

Also, I think that at this point, J Crew also lends some cred to smaller brands, like being carried by Barneys.  It's evidence that you've made it.  

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It seems he has taken away all 6 of the "ALL CAPS"-posts now, who knows maybe he's a lurker here and saw the discussion/comments

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