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post #5491 of 13941
It's probably something to do with those buttons...
post #5492 of 13941
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Originally Posted by Ragechester View Post

6K+ for this cardigan.... isnt this way above normal Kapital pricing? Not even vis is this extreme 


http://www.kapital.jp/e-store/detail.php?id=K1409KN155&key=5161&category=65

Hand-knit in Japan, and, as usual, significantly cheaper.

Edit: And I missed the most interesting/cost-adding part: It's actually knit deer leather, which you can kind of see in the close-up shots.
post #5493 of 13941
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

So, I've worked on fashion copy, and I know what you mean about it being hard to do well and easy to get lazy at.

That's not what I personally objected to though.  It's the stuff that was specifically written for the audience buying the stuff that made me feel gross.  That someone would want a mini-me, and that it's cute that some poor kid is super careful to not spill his juicebox on his cashmere sweater, is the part that is sorta gross to me.  

I quoted this specific section on purpose:

"No sparkles, sequins, or superheroes.

We think kids should have options—so

we’ve ditched the embellishments in favor

of mini versions of our most essential styles. 

Added bonus: Parents can now dress their

kids like they dress themselves."

because it really takes what the kids want completely out of the equation and says "Hey bougie parents, BONUS, now you can make your kids look like you."  For me, as a parent who wants to encourage his kids to express themselves how they'd like, it's completely missed the mark.  I the opposite of want to impose my tastes on my children.

I'm with you, that kind of "stylish kids" bullshit is prevalent now and this is where this comes from. I mean I sometimes had to wear suits when I was a kid but that was for special events, if you're 6 you want to wear a roman legionnaire outfit not some stupid cashmere sweater.
post #5494 of 13941

Is it knitted leather? 

post #5495 of 13941

woah ok knit deer leather, I thought just the ties are leather

 

buttons are silver conch   nvrmind me folks, new to the knit leather game i guess, 3k is reasonable 

post #5496 of 13941
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Yep, to get rid of the middleman, they'd have to get rid of themselves.  There's zero difference actually between what the structure of their supply chain vs what J Crew does - or for that matter what we do. There isn't any less link in their chain. 

At their price point I assume they might not even deal with multiple factories themselves but maybe with some main one that produces some pieces then dispatches others to various smaller outfits. In other words same as everyone else.
post #5497 of 13941
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

They're taking on Marc Jacobs and Chanel in the Veblen Goods arena.
EDIT: Maybe not. Knit deer leather is cool.



Let me get on this shoe-hate train.
- flip-flops
- the vast majority of all sandals
- New Balance worn as a would-be fashion statement instead of the mundane utilitarian garbage it is
- most Converse shoes on most people (but kids and the folks who look utterly natural in them get a pass as far as I'm concerned)
- boat shoes
- almost everything with a moccasin seam around the upper toe, including most loafers
- Buscemi shoes with handbag detailing
- men's boots with feminine wannabe-rockstar heels over 2-3 inches (i.e. a good portion of Hedi's latest at SLP)
- overly pointy toes (including another swathe of Hedi wares)
- overly square toes
- cowboy boots
- anything with a fringe
- men's classic formal opera pumps (basically dollhouse-worthy, ribbon-ornamented patent leather house-slippers cut low like a Lamborghini)
- anything with a significant amount of neon yellow-green, which seems to be the eye-searing contrast colour of choice on a lot of Adidas, Cole Haan, and heaven-knows-what I see out and about
- heavy shoes (I once owned a pair of Timberland x OC boots and I'm convinced they were heavier than steel-toes I've tried on)
- Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers with 25 lb. chains or giant metal eagles/lizards/bullshit on them

Does anybody see Louboutins in the wild? I see Zanottis all the time in Toronto, but I've never noticed anybody walking around in, say, Rollerboys.

I see a ton of Rollerboys, usually paired with SLP denim or cropped slacks and a manclutch
post #5498 of 13941
Man, for all the double breasted haters out there, you need to check out that brown corudory Eidos suit that NMWA has this season.
post #5499 of 13941
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

They're taking on Marc Jacobs and Chanel in the Veblen Goods arena.

How exactly is the Chanel basket a "runway piece?" Did the models walk while carrying the baskets? Maybe on their heads, like Egyptians?
post #5500 of 13941
Chanel does outrageous themed sets every year, and one show featured a "supermarket" set.

As a mainstay of their business, handbags are featured prominently.

INA is just a consignor (and as a rule their product descriptions suck); I believe MSRP on the shopping baskets was at least $25K.



post #5501 of 13941
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Man, for all the double breasted haters out there, you need to check out that brown corudory Eidos suit that NMWA has this season.

IDK man, I love DB, I love eidos, but their past creations looked better
post #5502 of 13941
Hate nothing more than the craft-beerd.
post #5503 of 13941
IMHO, a brown corduroy suit with big peak lapels is not likely to change anybody's mind about DB.
That is, unless the thing that put them off it in the first place was seeing skintight, crisp navy jackets paired with cropped skinny pants and monk straps by the GQ legion.

I'm not a big fan of double-breasted in general but I've seen enough examples I like that it's not anathema to me.

But that Eidos hits pretty well all the wrong (fusty) notes for me.
post #5504 of 13941
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Originally Posted by Auximenes View Post

+1 room & board will fit the bill. good quality, low price. went to bo concept last week end and actually was pleasantly surprised by the prices. We visited a bunch of other stores before stopping there, and at least boconcept didnt strike me as overpriced after all...

I'll check out room & board, looked at boconcept today and it was a bit too modern for my taste. Spent $2k+ at restoration hardware for a basic wood queen bed frame and a night stand (frame was 50% off and nightstand was 25%, jesus haha). I got a few weeks though to think if I actually want it.

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post #5505 of 13941
I hate almost all sneaker styles, and especially any sneaker that's all-white in color. I love thin, fitted all-black turtle necks.
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