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I think the fly might just be undone
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Makes sense, where did you order the jacket from? (If you don't mind telling)

Now we talkin dirty

 



I haven't yet, but probably from l'Eclaireur, since that's where I tried it on. They have quite a bit of CCP.
and lol.

And lol is a great description of the other pieces. They carry lots of L0 as well when I emailed with Herold.
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I'm going to get our local, and very good, seamstress, to DIY some Greg Lauren style pieces for me.  The prices on that stuff is insane, and with all the military surplus and western stuff I have access to, it seems really dumb to not.  Some of the patchworking is fairly complicated, but it's not $3K complicated. to make a M65 + jean jacket vest.

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I'm going to get our local, and very good, seamstress, to DIY some Greg Lauren style pieces for me.  The prices on that stuff is insane, and with all the military surplus and western stuff I have access to, it seems really dumb to not.  Some of the patchworking is fairly complicated, but it's not $3K complicated. to make a M65 + jean jacket vest.

My understanding is that there's a lot more to his work than just patchwork though. One of his main design assistants came from the film special effects industry. I had lunch with him a while back and he was telling me about all these crazy experiments they would do to get really subtle effects on buttons, seams, etc.

Granted, it's still probably not $3k complicated, but I don't know if it's something a local tailor could replicate.
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I need a new tailor for basic alterations on the westside of LA (SaMo, W.LA, Westwood, BH area) .. if anyone has any recommendations please let me know.
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Is there some shop somewhere that just has hordes of KVA stuff left? I was expecting it all to go on Yoox at some point after he shut it down but there really hasn't been much. I want some of the ridge sole boots or strap derbies
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The Greg Lauren stuff looks cool. I think it would really take paying $$$$$ to look homeless to the next level. At least when all the Japanese patchwork stuff that looks trashy I can be like "Oh, you know, it's like Japanese concept and philosophy and stuff" and people just go "Oh wow that's really cool is that your heritage or something"

Which reminds me, the other day I was watching a random episode of House-- the one about the guy who's a punk rocker and does drugs and hates everyone. They put on his music and were all cringing and crying about it and stuff, but it was this pretty dope noise garage-punk shit. I was really digging it and was all like "yeah, I'd totally go to this show if they played". Then it got me thinking about my clothes; I wear a lot of weird shit that people probably think is just garbage.

What if I am legitimately into shitty stuff? What if there is objectively a baseline for cool and Blue Blue Japan isn't anywhere near that, and instead BBJ is probably closer to a garbage bin at the back of a Chinese restaurant? What if I legitimately have terrible taste?

The feeling all went away when I got online and spent $750 on more pre-patchworked indigo dyed clothes. I mean, how can anyone really even argue that it's not dope as fuck? Everyone else has shitty taste. Not me.

It is what it is
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My understanding is that there's a lot more to his work than just patchwork though. One of his main design assistants came from the film special effects industry. I had lunch with him a while back and he was telling me about all these crazy experiments they would do to get really subtle effects on buttons, seams, etc.

Granted, it's still probably not $3k complicated, but I don't know if it's something a local tailor could replicate.

I like to do experiments as well, and I worked for a bit with a people who do vintaging, special dyeing, etc.. so hopefully I'd be able to DIY it  I just just need the seamstresses to do the actually sewing.

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I need a new tailor for basic alterations on the westside of LA (SaMo, W.LA, Westwood, BH area) .. if anyone has any recommendations please let me know.

I do Rudy's Professional Tailoring on sunset.
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Walid seems so gangster, I wanna party with that dude      "we send you jacket ughhh!?"

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Walid seems so gangster, I wanna party with that dude      "we send you jacket ughhh!?"

Does anyone know how that stuff is produced? I assume the running stitches are put in by his workers for effect, but is the embroidery work all done by modern-day workers as well? Or is it part of the original, vintage fabric?

Some of the stuff looks like it was done within their production process, like the back of this jacket:




Other stuff is kind of hard to tell, like this sleeve.

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Random question: How are Buttero boots sizing in general? I'm pretty sure they are not the same as sneakers. 

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By Walid stuff varies piece to piece. It's quite amazing, really, no two pieces really are alike. Usually the embroidery is vintage, the stitches on top are added.
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Whats a good source of interesting fabric to make patches out of? Ive got an EG field parka that had the back pretty well thrashed from wearing a back pack and Id like to throw a nice patch on it.
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