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I'll sometimes tip for espresso and pourovers and stuff, but not for drip.

Got used to not tipping in Europe, it was great. 

I don't tip for coffee in america, unless I'm sitting down and they bring it to my table. Well if I go frequently I'll leave something, same for food.
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You're aware you can mix it up? I have antique peasant wood furniture, old factory stools and whatnot, mid-century and contemporary designs at home.

Sure, I have all that, and a some old farmhouse stuff, as well as junk from grad school that somehow made its way here.  But we were talking specifically about chairs, and I, like @lefty wish to sit in a chair that can take a vigorous.... @lefty, help me out with some nice language here.  I dunno.  I always feel really uncomfortable with the mid-century stuff.  Looks and feels like it could break if you lean the wrong way.  American Craftsman style stuff, you could probably throw across a room, provided you really put some muscle into it,  and t would just put a hole in the wall.

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I have this:




Think of all the possibilities.
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It's a good site for info about denim, and also possibly the worst rebranding I've seen in a minute.  "Heddels" sounds like a company that sells crappy sweaters and cut rate dinnerware.

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Sure, I have all that, and a some old farmhouse stuff, as well as junk from grad school that somehow made its way here.  But we were talking specifically about chairs, and I, like @lefty
 wish to sit in a chair that can take a vigorous.... @lefty
, help me out with some nice language here.  I dunno.  I always feel really uncomfortable with the mid-century stuff.  Looks and feels like it could break if you lean the wrong way.  American Craftsman style stuff, you could probably throw across a room, provided you really put some muscle into it,  and t would just put a hole in the wall.

I feel like a lot of this depends on the architecture of the building in the first place. If you live in an old craftsman-style home, it would be weird to fill it up with mid-century furnishings.

I think we share the same taste in furniture and architecture, but if you live in some metropolitan downtown area, some old American craftsman home might not be open to you, so mid-century stuff might make more sense.
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I stumble upon this because of 3sixteen mentioned above

so uh... since we are on topic of furniture. what sort of discipline is this and is it popular over there?

http://singularities.3sixteen.com/arrowhead/
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It's a good site for info about denim, and also possibly the worst rebranding I've seen in a minute.  "Heddels" sounds like a company that sells crappy sweaters and cut rate dinnerware.

Agreed on both points. Some good articles, but the name is terrible.
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I stumble upon this because of 3sixteen mentioned above

so uh... since we are on topic of furniture. what sort of discipline is this and is it popular over there?

http://singularities.3sixteen.com/arrowhead/

Rustic modernism or something like that, it is basically an evolution of the whole hipster crafts thing. It's becoming more and more popular in Europe, so I would imaging its very popular in the US.
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Rustic modernism or something like that, it is basically an evolution of the whole hipster crafts thing. It's becoming more and more popular in Europe, so I would imaging its very popular in the US.

is there any established designers within that discipline? what is the overarching attitude behind it? I really don't see any value that I can appreciate, it just look cheap and lazily put together. and from the interview they seem to regard carpentry and design as simpler than they actually are?

starting to see something similar to those here (SE Asia), so I'm wondering how the trend begun and how did it get mainstream exposure and reach
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I stumble upon this because of 3sixteen mentioned above

so uh... since we are on topic of furniture. what sort of discipline is this and is it popular over there?

http://singularities.3sixteen.com/arrowhead/

 

Bacon, beards, Harley bobbers, farm-to-table, unvarnished wood, crafts-for-the-sake-of-crafs - yep, that pretty much sums it all up.

 

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is there any established designers within that discipline? what is the overarching attitude behind it? I really don't see any value that I can appreciate, it just look cheap and lazily put together. and from the interview they seem to regard carpentry and design as simpler than they actually are?

starting to see something similar to those here (SE Asia), so I'm wondering how the trend begun and how did it get mainstream exposure and reach

 

It's how "metro" got scruffy. Though I rue the term, many are calling this modern aesthetic "lumbersexual." Others are calling it the "American Heritage Revival." I am no expert, but it seems to have evolved over the last decade or so as a result of hipsters learning about the many f***ed up practices that go into the manufacturing of modern goods, foods and clothing - and regressing to the aesthetics they feel represent an earlier era, "when 'American made' stood for quality" and when trade/manufacturing practices were far simpler and more straightforward. There are now countless boutiques with selvedge denim, distressed leather and some form of motorcycle paraphernalia in the window supporting this ethos.

 

Secondly, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some sociocultural impact from the high rate of divorce among the middle-to-upper-middle-class families that gave rise to many of today's American young adults. As the wives often get custody, a male role model was missing for countless youngsters. Upon reaching adulthood, beards and flannel may represent a sort of overcompensatory expression of a psychological longing for masculine direction.

 

#1 Christmas gift idea for these guys (other than a pair of Wolverine 1,000 mile 744 LTDs) would be a leather-bound edition of "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau. For added irony, throw in a packet of seeds.

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... like @lefty wish to sit in a chair that can take a vigorous.... @lefty, help me out with some nice language here...

 

Fucking. The word you're looking for is fucking.

 

lefty

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It's a good site for info about denim, and also possibly the worst rebranding I've seen in a minute.  "Heddels" sounds like a company that sells crappy sweaters and cut rate dinnerware.

Agreed. Rawr Denim was a perfectly cromulent name, regardless of how broad or narrow their focus. Moreover, they just swapped out a name that included the word denim for a name that makes an obscure reference to denim, so it's not even indicative of a brand identity that extends beyond denim, which it sounds like was the whole idea in the first place.
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Am I the only one with a shameful fondness for British Utility furniture?
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The Contemporary Conformist believes that they are ‘progressive’, while they are actually only ‘of the times’ [via contemporary]. Our times are currently a retro-vintage-urban-modern-artisanal lusting time. The Contemporary Conformist uses his/her consumer identity to rationalize post-youth-culture existence, transitioning to quirky take on a ‘well-adjusted, healthy, and decently earning’ couple

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The contemporary conformist believes that he/she is living a ‘natural life,’ and their entire life/personal brand/personality is a natural reaction to an over-branded childhood.

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Contemporary Conformists Want to be upper class, but they can’t, so all they can do are simulate pseudo-upper-class experiences and rationalize how they ‘fit in.’

The contemporary conformist rationalizes their educational experiences as having created a ‘well-rounded’ global view of the world, despite being as ‘narrow-minded’ as traditional conservative ruralites.

The Contemporary Conformist is grounded in nothing. They have no sense of the world. They are not traveled. They do not actually ‘know’ cuisine. They only have a collection of consumer experiences.

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The process of assembling a contemporary conformist lifestyle is the same as assembling a mainstream lifestyle. However, the mainstream lifestyle is ‘more honest’, which the contemporary conformist is contrived–meant to ‘conform’ to an unnatural contemporary aesthetic.

 

http://carles.buzz/the-contemporary-conformist/

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It's a good site for info about denim, and also possibly the worst rebranding I've seen in a minute.  "Heddels" sounds like a company that sells crappy sweaters and cut rate dinnerware.

used to be rawrdenim, but for somereason they changed the name

 

edit - someone above me said it first.

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