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depending on where you are from quite a lot of the time?
post #7907 of 13901
The vans moment is around 40 years old now but it's measured in geological time so moment is correct here.
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This shit scares me to death.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/13/planning-machine
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can anyone give me a rec or point me in the right direction?

 

looking for a pair of drapey loose fit but tapered to the bottom, amenable to be rolled up, navy trousers, maybe with pin stripes (not from lemaire)?  i could've sworn i saw something like that from CdG or yohji, but i can't seem to find it anymore. 

post #7910 of 13901
CDG pants like that can be found second hand. do you want new?
ill let you know if i come across them in my searches smile.gif
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can anyone give me a rec or point me in the right direction?

 

looking for a pair of drapey loose fit but tapered to the bottom, amenable to be rolled up, navy trousers, maybe with pin stripes (not from lemaire)?  i could've sworn i saw something like that from CdG or yohji, but i can't seem to find it anymore. 

 

http://justoneeye.com/yohjiyamamotonavystripetrousers.html

 

size up for more drape. warning: not cheap

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Was out skating in mine this afternoon. nod[1].gif
"Vans are having a moment" … what does that even mean?

 

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When have vans ever not been having a moment?

 

 

Oh don't be obtuse. Yeah, they've always been popular among certain circles, but certainly not at the "Vans or Vans-a-like sneakers on every person between ages of 2 and 42, nationwide and at all levels of socioeconomic status" level of popularity that they're at right now. It's not an accident that you can buy Vans looking sneakers at Payless, all the way up to an entire category page of slip on sneakers with every high end designer doing their take of the design at Mr. Porter. This wasn't the case a few years ago.

post #7914 of 13901
Ok this Google Trends chart is pretty fun. Interesting that "slip ons" sees a steady decrease in search frequency until ~2013, when it begins to ascend along with "stan smiths". Huh

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/failure-to-lunch.html?smid=tw-nytmag&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

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 Now some 62 percent of professionals say they typically eat lunch at their desks, a phenomenon that social scientists have begun calling ‘‘desktop dining.’’ Eating takes a back seat to meetings, catching up on to-dos or responding to email. Roughly half of American adults eat lunch alone. In research from the Hartman Group, many so-called millennial wage earners said they actually preferred eating solo. A quarter of those surveyed agreed with the statement ‘‘I eat alone to multitask better.’’
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Sounds about right. New rules say we're never allowed to put up an out of office or be on a plane without WiFi baldy[1].gif
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Oh don't be obtuse. Yeah, they've always been popular among certain circles, but certainly not at the "Vans or Vans-a-like sneakers on every person between ages of 2 and 42, nationwide and at all levels of socioeconomic status" level of popularity that they're at right now. It's not an accident that you can buy Vans looking sneakers at Payless, all the way up to an entire category page of slip on sneakers with every high end designer doing their take of the design at Mr. Porter. This wasn't the case a few years ago.

I feel like you've been able to buy vans style knockoffs at Target/K-Mart/Payless for as long as I remember. But I'm definitely less attuned to trends than most of you guys, so I'm probably not that credible on this.
post #7918 of 13901
The Mr.Porter page is a more significant piece of evidence. Those are major brands -- Lanvin, Common Projects, Margiela, Dries, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith, and Balenciaga -- none of which were featuring or even making slip-on sneakers circa 2011, now all selling practically interchangeable shoes because they expanded into a new category in unison in response to demand.
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You could also say the designer sneaker thing is a relatively new phenomenon, and they're just cycling through classic styles to knockoff.
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Oh don't be obtuse.

HOW DARE YOU!!! Seriously though, down here in San Diego I cannot remember a time when Vans weren't in the top three most popular shoes of the moment. At least as far back as I can remember, late 70's, they have always been in the mix. Strong surf and skate culture here, obviously.
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