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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Cam'ron beat him to it.

PS I saw 2 women casually drop 5k+ on capes at Saint Laurent yesterday. Shrug.

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Gotta follow the hype.

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I already have a cape, Banderas is so last year.
post #4969 of 13970
hell yes on capes
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

Gotta follow the hype. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

you have a pair of their denim, right? googled the brand and saw an old post of yours. Still feel the same about construction (you said it was pretty bad iirc)? I honestly like their panelling and details more than other brands but unsure if I'll make the purchase 

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Originally Posted by HeavenResign View Post

you have a pair of their denim, right? googled the brand and saw an old post of yours. Still feel the same about construction (you said it was pretty bad iirc)? I honestly like their panelling and details more than other brands but unsure if I'll make the purchase 

Yep, construction and sizing sucks. I do like their panelling though. The top block is sized super weirdly, I've got a 30 inch waist, but I still have to wear a belt with their 28's, despite them being described as true-to-size.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

I already have a cape, Banderas is so last year.

Best thread on capes:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/308059/what-does-men-prevent-of-buying-and-wearing-capes-today/0_20
post #4973 of 13970
http://www.awaytravel.com/buy/black

Suitcase with built in charger.
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post
 

 

Worth reading if only for the Antonio Banderas intro.

 

 

WTF?! 

 

The article is interesting but I don't see a lot of the connections he draws, for example:
 

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From this perspective, menswear culture is part of a larger, class-centric project, in which men seek ways to be gorgeous, poetic, and aristocratic on the sly, without betraying the egalitarian ideals that, at least in theory, define modern manhood. “True Style” provides an overview of their efforts: democratic men can borrow gorgeousness from above or below, luxuriating not in beauty, per se, but in work-based virtues such as “craftsmanship.” Boyer alternates between discussions of “elite” style (one early chapter recommends ascots) and what he calls “prole” clothing, such as denim and work boots. In this way, he evokes the classic male-style dilemma: men must always choose between overdressing or underdressing, and, consequently, between looking aspirationally hoity-toity or disingenuously rebellious. This puts into relief one of #menswear’s central innovations: dressed-down clothes executed luxuriously—like an artfully distressed Japanese chambray work shirt—which assert a classless identity that is, conveniently, also a signifier of class.

 

Really don't see anything innovative and how beauty and craftsmanship are different. I'm confused by his use of "class." Wearing sashiko dyed shirts might be classy as in stylish, but never as strong of a signifier of social class as even Brooks Brother which targets a much more specific culture of men and lifestyle, and their implied social status. All I've seen are that labels whose reputation and aesthetic blatantly evoke either the nouveau riche or old rich are generally frowned upon. Calling internet fashion a "class-centric" project apart from the egalitarian nature of the forum itself seems a bit ridiculous. There are still conservative factions of fashion forums like CM and SZ in its own way. The biggest thing, in my opinion, that's changed in the past ten or so years is the rise of fast fashion.
 

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Perhaps inevitably, therefore, menswear culture has come to regard race from a postmodern perspective. In recent years, for example, menswear enthusiasts have grown fascinated by Italian style; men like the late Gianni Agnelli, who was president of Fiat and the richest man in Italy, have become style icons. At the same time, however, the bible of the menswear movement, a book called “Fuck Yeah Menswear,” by Kevin Burrows and Lawrence Schlossman, is written almost entirely in a rap-like lingo derived from Kanye’s tweets; in the back, it features a fake Japanese men’s-style magazine—a nod to menswear culture’s obsession with Japanese re-interpretations of Western styles.

 

Maybe menswear has embraced different cultural influences post fashion forums, I wouldn't know, but that has nothing to do with race.

 

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Even the “goth ninja” look has achieved some currency, thanks to Kanye, who has made it his own.

 

wat


 

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on Superfuture, kids who wanted to look like Tetsuo, from “Akira,” compared the fades on their Japanese denim.

 

lol

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Tetsuo wore a red cape, so maybe sufu will be hitting up Zorro for some of that Akira steeze. 

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Hope all our Parisian bros are safe tonight. 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Who the fuck leaked this picture of me?

fwiw, it was a really deep episode of "The Leftovers".  Thus the expression.

You and I both know that if any picture of you is leaked it would look like this

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Just watched the Tracy Morgan snl ep; Tina Fey turns up on Weekend Update in Margiela velcro hi's
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Fuck...
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^ Everything okay where you are? frown.gif
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