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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Has anyone else noticed that every time someone asks for a pant recommendation, it always involves loose thighs, a semi drop crotch, and a strong taper

Takeaway: the market is not yet flooded. Launch your droopy pant startup ye stylefarmer, and make your millions. We are waiting with open legs

 

Seriously. There are almost no jeans that have room in the thighs and a strong taper.

 

I know Levi's models change between US and Europe, but there's a 520 Extreme Taper jeans over here. They're also a bit drop crotch. Not cropped, though.

 

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Surprised that the "strong taper" carrot fit is still going strong after all these years..
post #8253 of 13808
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Originally Posted by penanceroyaltea View Post

Cut seems good but i think the way those ol's are faded is not great.

Yea, that's not the greatest color. They come in a lot of different colors though, and every season (or at least every year?) the light wash is slightly different. You can prob find old season light wash denims in the First Cut design on eBay or sale sections.

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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

Just catching up on some stuff in here. Saint Laurent was hilarious. It was Dynasty! If you don't remember Dynasty, check this out https://www.yahoo.com/style/big-shoulders-ahead-saint-laurent-194131819.html

Also, it wasn't couture. It wasn't exactly RTW, but label reps said it wasn't couture http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/07/fashion/paris-fashion-week-saint-laurent-hedi-slimane-rumors.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

Last but not least, what did people think of Balenciaga? I was surprised to find that I thought it was awesome (after the opening set of looks with the awkward hips). It kept everything I like about Vetements, basically meaning the fun plays on construction, and ditched everything I hate about it, like the sullen hipster angst and the ridiculous proportions that still make me laugh when I see people wearing the stuff on the street. (Have now seen two bombers in the wild and both looked awful.) But Balenciaga was awesome. Hope he does mens too.

That Dynasty comparison is hilarious.

I really liked the Balenciaga stuff as well. Agree it feels less hipstery and more fun. Really dig the parkas, the trench coats, and his take on the double rider (finally something more than just some minimalist, lux take). Also like the reconstructed flowery hippie dresses.

The sleeves are still ridiculous, but it's also kind of awesome to hear they're making it into stores and people are wearing them.
post #8254 of 13808
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Looking for lightweight pre-washed blue jeans. Loose in the thigh, slightly elongated crotch, tapered, and cropped. Soft and comfy. Don't want heavy selvage stuff, but don't want H&M. What are my options? Thrift some 501's and be daring with a sewing machine?


Kapital?
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I almost made a post about how bad the Balenciaga collection was. I get the approach- make a list of wardrobe staples and mess with them, and I'm sure some of the construction techniques were fairly complicated, but there was nothing really inspiring. A couple of the coats were cool, but the deformed structured pieces were poorly executed (compare to fall 08/spring 09 for instance), and then there were those platform boots. Dear lord. Watch the video.   

 

"...what women might want to wear on a daily basis, if they care about fashion—or, rather, about dressing well. The effect was a surging visual high for women of many ages who saw, among the glittering earrings, taut ski pants, jeweled stilettos, oversize puffers, padded scarves, soberly chic checked sheaths* and multi-floral dresses, an inspiringly whole and succinct set of wardrobe desires answered."

 

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Levi's 522
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
 

Looking for lightweight pre-washed blue jeans. Loose in the thigh, slightly elongated crotch, tapered, and cropped. Soft and comfy. Don't want heavy selvage stuff, but don't want H&M. What are my options? Thrift some 501's and be daring with a sewing machine?

 

CDG Ganryu SS16, I plan to pick these up myself

(pic from Union LA)

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Someone mentioned it, but the Ami fit is what you are looking for!!


http://amiparis.fr/en/ami-fit-5-pockets-jeans-5574.html
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that 90s dad jeans color though.. >.<

 

speaking of faded blue jeans, i've been tempted to get a new pair..

 

http://www.arknets.co.jp/category/B380/A3_14WBM_P11141S.html  -> these.  


Edited by penanceroyaltea - 3/11/16 at 5:46am
post #8260 of 13808
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I wear Our Legacy's First Cut, which kind of fits that description. Comes in all sorts of colors (including washed denim). Retails for $175-ish, but very easy to find for under $100.

Don't know if I would call the model an elongated crotch, but it has a higher rise than APC NS. Fuller in the thigh as well, and tapers to about a 7.25" opening on the size 30 model.

http://man.totokaelo.com/our-legacy/first-cut-jean/washed-blue/P181E5

Yea, these workout well for me. I got them for like $40 from the Our Legacy sample sale. I should have snatched up like 4 of them in different washes.. darn.

I also should have gotten that washed dnim jacket with the tiger on the back.. darn. But my suitcase hardly held what I bought.
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
 

Looking for lightweight pre-washed blue jeans. Loose in the thigh, slightly elongated crotch, tapered, and cropped. Soft and comfy. Don't want heavy selvage stuff, but don't want H&M. What are my options? Thrift some 501's and be daring with a sewing machine?

 

just thrift some 80s/90s 501s -- you might not need to taper/crop if you find a shorter inseam.

http://www.rustyzipper.com/shop.cfm?viewpartnum=279920

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I really want a long pullover anorak/ poncho type jacket. Anybody know of a vintage military anorak model I should look out for?  Designer option recommendations would be cool too, maybe from Cabourn, EG, Needles rebuild etc. or maybe from a more technical brand. The key is long length, something like this Remi Relief one...

 

any ideas?

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Originally Posted by futuresailors View Post
 

I almost made a post about how bad the Balenciaga collection was. I get the approach- make a list of wardrobe staples and mess with them, and I'm sure some of the construction techniques were fairly complicated, but there was nothing really inspiring. A couple of the coats were cool, but the deformed structured pieces were poorly executed (compare to fall 08/spring 09 for instance), and then there were those platform boots. Dear lord. Watch the video.   

 

"...what women might want to wear on a daily basis, if they care about fashion—or, rather, about dressing well. The effect was a surging visual high for women of many ages who saw, among the glittering earrings, taut ski pants, jeweled stilettos, oversize puffers, padded scarves, soberly chic checked sheaths* and multi-floral dresses, an inspiringly whole and succinct set of wardrobe desires answered."

 

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So, this piece in particular, and a few others like it, were particularly terrible.  I have no idea who is going to buy them.  Playing wih extreme proportions is interesting when it creates drama, but is is merely dowdy.  It;s not even exaggerated enough to create an interesting effect.  It looks merely bad.

 

Some of the coats were cool, but I don't know if they make up for these pieces.

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Originally Posted by Ragechester View Post

I really want a long pullover anorak/ poncho type jacket. Anybody know of a vintage military anorak model I should look out for?  Designer option recommendations would be cool too, maybe from Cabourn, EG, Needles rebuild etc. or maybe from a more technical brand. The key is long length, something like this Remi Relief one...



any ideas?

Maybe niche?
post #8265 of 13808
@Tirailleur1, got measurements for your shirts? shog[1].gif
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