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Thought I'd throw this in here for all you miscreants:

As some of you may know, a contingent of the Styleforum team to going to be in Paris (January 19-26) this winter.  @Synthese
 and I, as well as Jen (my wife and the person who keeps my ideas semi-sane) and our photographer, Eric, will be doing store features and reviews, going to all the tradeshows our little brains will allow without explosion, as well as private show room visits.  We'll also have a guy who can actually take real photographs (wow), as well as a fluent French speaker (Jasper) as well as a guy who spent his childhood speaking French for much of the day (moi) but who is really rusty, and whose passable French will probably improve as the week progresses.  

I'd love to hear from you guys.  is there a store you'd be really interested in seeing the insides of, any particular brand you'd like us to visit, any specific project you'd like turn into a GMTO, any rerelease you'd jump on like a fat kid on chips, because you missed that excellent piece and are now beating yourself over with reverse buyer's remorse?

Cheers,

Fok.



damn wanna crash that party but too busy





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that one short jacket from Schneider, from Frozen Waves, that no one seems to actually own.



this one right ?




i've seen a couple for sale in the last few weeks, not sure there was a 5 among them though
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I'd love to hear from you guys.  is there a store you'd be really interested in seeing the insides of, any particular brand you'd like us to visit, any specific project you'd like turn into a GMTO, any rerelease you'd jump on like a fat kid on chips, because you missed that excellent piece and are now beating yourself over with reverse buyer's remorse?

Lemaire please icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Yeah. Good call. Owl soft jacket could be rad? Anything owl. Camel kaftan too.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

Thought I'd throw this in here for all you miscreants:

 

As some of you may know, a contingent of the Styleforum team to going to be in Paris (January 19-26) this winter.  @Synthese and I, as well as Jen (my wife and the person who keeps my ideas semi-sane) and our photographer, Eric, will be doing store features and reviews, going to all the tradeshows our little brains will allow without explosion, as well as private show room visits.  We'll also have a guy who can actually take real photographs (wow), as well as a fluent French speaker (Jasper) as well as a guy who spent his childhood speaking French for much of the day (moi) but who is really rusty, and whose passable French will probably improve as the week progresses.  

 

I'd love to hear from you guys.  is there a store you'd be really interested in seeing the insides of, any particular brand you'd like us to visit, any specific project you'd like turn into a GMTO, any rerelease you'd jump on like a fat kid on chips, because you missed that excellent piece and are now beating yourself over with reverse buyer's remorse?

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

 

Elevation Store, Royalcheese, AMI, Lemaire, The Broken Arm, Merci (more women's/home), French Trotters are all within walking distance of each other and are all pretty neat. Margiela, Rick in the Palais Royal. L'Eclaireur. Tons of good stuff everywhere. Wish I was still there. Would be a fun meet up. 

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Am I missing out on something that is amazing?  Real question.  

It's hard to say as it depends on so many factors (location, domestic/ international trips, timing of purchase, frequency etc). I would say if you don't fly much, mostly fly domestic and don't invest a whole a lot of time into looking for perceived "deals" you aren't missing out on anything life changing. Of course there's a lot of details which don't get shared with the general public, like any industry I guess. International travel is a different story.
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It's hard to say as it depends on so many factors (location, domestic/ international trips, timing of purchase, frequency etc). I would say if you don't fly much, mostly fly domestic and don't invest a whole a lot of time into looking for perceived "deals" you aren't missing out on anything life changing. Of course there's a lot of details which don't get shared with the general public, like any industry I guess. International travel is a different story.

I fly, total, maybe 8-12 times a year, mostly domestic, with a couple of international flight thrown in there.  Thinking of flying my familty to Vienna next Christmas.  What should I be on the lookout for?

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Elevation Store, Royalcheese, AMI, Lemaire, The Broken Arm, Merci (more women's/home), French Trotters are all within walking distance of each other and are all pretty neat. Margiela, Rick in the Palais Royal. L'Eclaireur. Tons of good stuff everywhere. Wish I was still there. Would be a fun meet up. 

@Synthese - take notes.  

 

Yeah, would have been a fun meetup.  I think that we are going to meet up with Holger, maybe do an interview with him, or walk through a showroom with him.  Any specific requests?

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damn wanna crash that party but too busy
this one right ?




i've seen a couple for sale in the last few weeks, not sure there was a 5 among them though

You should come.  No, I was thinking about the hooded bomber looking thing, but I actually like this more.

 

Anyone interested in a run of these things, or something else?  With the designer-centric part of SWD, the issue is always lack of actual buyers.  This is the reason that stores like Atelier and LL-NC go out of business.  The Venn diagram intersection of people who are interested in artisan/design forward clothing *and* have the money to indulge their passions, at least in part at retail prices, is pretty low.  The only places in the US these stores seem to do really well are in LA, where a lot more of the money is newer money being spent by younger people.

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The old geller bomber would be sick
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You should come.  No, I was thinking about the hooded bomber looking thing, but I actually like this more.

Anyone interested in a run of these things, or something else?  With the designer-centric part of SWD, the issue is always lack of actual buyers.  This is the reason that stores like Atelier and LL-NC go out of business.  The Venn diagram intersection of people who are interested in artisan/design forward clothing *and* have the money to indulge their passions, at least in part at retail prices, is pretty low.  The only places in the US these stores seem to do really well are in LA, where a lot more of the money is newer money being spent by younger people.

This one? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Would love any Schneider re-release (I personally would love the plain jacket from Frozen Waves, but that's because I already have the Alpaca bomber)
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This one? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Would love any Schneider re-release (I personally would love the plain jacket from Frozen Waves, but that's because I already have the Alpaca bomber)

Yeah, that alpaca, though I personally think that the shawl collar thing is more interesting.  

 

I find that with SWD, the constraints are much more severe than in CM/casual menswear, in terms of getting projects off the ground,

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If you can do a non-hooded long coat in this pattern I will give you my monies. (shawl collar is ok)

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That shawl collar bomber in some different (non-black) colors would be very cool. Some of the other Rugs to Riches stuff would be cool for a reissue, I actually would love to see the Wick coat come back from At Both Ends.

Edit: exactly what @NaTionS said, would love just about any non-hooded coat in that color
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That shawl collar bomber in some different (non-black) colors would be very cool. Some of the other Rugs to Riches stuff would be cool for a reissue, I actually would love to see the Wick coat come back from At Both Ends.

Edit: exactly what @NaTionS said, would love just about any non-hooded coat in that color

Cool color, but from what I understand, the body is the easier part, but the getting the same textile would be the issue.  I think that for any reissue/special order, from any designer, the way to go about it would be to agree on a body, and then leave a couple of color options.

 

Would anyone be interested in the cardigan from a couple of years ago.  I ask mostly because I'd like to get one and never did.

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Originally Posted by Severisth View Post

That shawl collar bomber in some different (non-black) colors would be very cool. Some of the other Rugs to Riches stuff would be cool for a reissue, I actually would love to see the Wick coat come back from At Both Ends.

Edit: exactly what @NaTionS said, would love just about any non-hooded coat in that color

I would love to do the collared bomber in a rich blue.  Mostly because I love blues.  I'm thinking nearly teal, a sort of green blue that will go with blacks and indigos alike.  

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