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post #30886 of 38324
Prada bread and butter might be the heavily branded stuff, the shitty nylon bags and the plastic sneakers but as a fashion house it's galaxies apart from gucci &co., not even in the same universe.
post #30887 of 38324
if you want mocs or boat shoes get quoddy or yuketen. south williard usually has some pretty rad suede quoddy models. i hate boat shoes, but would buy and wear those, to be honest.

and those white shoes are terrible. proper dirty bucks make a great ss shoe though.

post #30888 of 38324
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

Prada bread and butter might be the heavily branded stuff, the shitty nylon bags and the plastic sneakers but as a fashion house it's galaxies apart from gucci &co., not even in the same universe.

Luxury houses share similar revenue models. The money is in fragrances and accessories, but yeah, Prada and Gucci are at least planets apart. Gucci, as revived under Tom Ford, is sort of like Tom Ford - lux, sexy, with a very 70s decadence. Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacob's guidance (though he doesn't do the menswear) is all about luxury. Prada pretty much led the way for "geek chic", both in menswear and womenswear, combined with a striking modernism. The experimentation with stretch fabrics, the narrow shoulder and boxy, short jacket, androgyny long before Hedi Slimane, that's Prada. It's nearly antithetical to Tom Ford's Gucci, and you could easy see them in the same light as Versace vs. Armani in the 80s.
post #30889 of 38324
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I tried the 48, and it looked easily a size or two big in every dimension...the shoulders drooped, the body was super-boxy, and the sleeves hung down to KJ-esque levels.

I actually have he 48 (we are about the same size), and I think that it fits perfectly. I am probably 1/2 a size bigger than you, and I have, apparently, a much longer wingspan. The arms hit at about the same place, but the shoulders are more relaxed, and there is more room through the body, and slightly longer. I personally think that the it looks best that way, though you are entitled to interpret it for yourself. Mine looks nearly exactly like in the picture that Mortar had up, which is relaxed, but slim. It's a very lightweight piece (thick, but it's like a knit bonded to polartech, hard to explain), so it doesn't "droop" the way a heavier piece would.



I will wear a shrunken jacket as well, but in that case, I like really saggy, baggy jeans, and some kicks. The idea in that case is to get the silhouette of an aikido uniform. There is an awesome picture of Hidetoshi Nakata in Emporio Armani from a while ago in either an Esquire or GQ shoot that shows a great example of this silhouette. Actually, a lot of Armani, who was always Japanese influenced, uses this silhouette, pairing a fitted jacket with a pinched waist with flowing pants.
post #30890 of 38324
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Luxury houses share similar revenue models. The money is in fragrances and accessories, but yeah, Prada and Gucci are at least planets apart. Gucci, as revived under Tom Ford, is sort of like Tom Ford - lux, sexy, with a very 70s decadence. Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacob's guidance (though he doesn't do the menswear) is all about luxury. Prada pretty much led the way for "geek chic", both in menswear and womenswear, combined with a striking modernism. The experimentation with stretch fabrics, the narrow shoulder and boxy, short jacket, androgyny long before Hedi Slimane, that's Prada. It's nearly antithetical to Tom Ford's Gucci, and you could easy see them in the same light as Versace vs. Armani in the 80s.

Didn't Prada pretty much invent that kind of revenue model too ? Seeing as it was a handbag / leather goods business first that only launched a rtw line in the late 80s after their bags became hugely popular status symbols, the clothes are the accessories to the accessories.
post #30891 of 38324
Nvm, made a classified ad for it.
Edited by notwithit - 2/16/13 at 6:55am
post #30892 of 38324
If it makes you feel any better there's a nice thick black one due next fall.
post #30893 of 38324
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If it makes you feel any better there's a nice thick black one due next fall.

This always makes me feel better.
post #30894 of 38324
wouldn't buy anytime soon, but..

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post #30895 of 38324
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wouldn't buy anytime soon, but..



I like the pants (just stay clear of the New Balance's biggrin.gif)
post #30896 of 38324
would wear with some suede our legacy wholecuts, some MMM/CP lows or some rancourts.
post #30897 of 38324
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would wear with some suede our legacy wholecuts, some MMM/CP lows or some rancourts.

Sounds good - go for it
post #30898 of 38324
I like them, what are they?
post #30899 of 38324
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would wear with some suede our legacy wholecuts, some MMM/CP lows or some rancourts.

yo teg take pics of your shoes collection. i think you have a great one.
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Y/N?  I was looking for a all white high top after missing out on the Blanc & Noir from Roden.

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