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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. pravda

    pravda Well-Known Member

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    Went to my favorite fast food res taurant and the windows were so nasty I cancelled my order
     
  2. JSAN

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    Grana holds up pretty well, old cut goes all loose, the new one with reinforced seams shrink one size so size up.
     
  3. Bam!ChairDance

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    The premium tees I tried fit way tighter than the measurements let on, closer to the fit of the standard tees. Fabric is slightly thicker and less soft. I'd stick with the standards tbh
     
  4. accordion

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    The grana scoop necks have a square ish shape that fits too loose around the waist for me and too short, but good material. Sifr beanstalks are my favorite with some cuts of AA a close second. Costco Kirland crews are very and hold their shape well but have really wide shoulders.
     
  5. fistinyoface

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    @Rais I'm pretty sure I passed you on the street last night. We were crossing Elizabeth St from opposite directions. You had an all white fit accessorised with a small Asian woman. First internet to eyes transition I've had and it was weird. Good fit though.
     
  6. JSAN

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    I've seen a dude in all Rick in Garden City, other than that, no sightings in QLD.
     
  7. basil rathbone

    basil rathbone Well-Known Member

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    If anyone ever sees me IRL, please say hi.
     
  8. Rais

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    Thanks. Should've said 'hi'. I was conked out on flu meds though, I'd have probably been weird (more so than usual). I like those Korean and Taiwanese cafes on Elizabeth street, catch up sometime if you want. I am in the CBD 3 or 4 days a week.
     
  9. Parker

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    I am recuperating from injury and need some cool streetwear-sweats-phys-rehab gear. Help me out Rais. I am slowly converting to athleisure.

    Y3? Nikelab?
     
  10. milosh

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    Not Rais but I like the Nike Tech Fit stuff
     
  11. Rais

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    I liked Nike's new tech knit stuff (feels cool and the blue colour was very striking in person) and the Y-3 Sport line (which seemed a lot better made than normal Y-3 when I handled it a few weeks ago). I've got an older version of the tech fleece jumpsuit and it's really comfortable.

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    Nike's well made for the price and you can find it anywhere, which is a plus. I like Nike White Label a lot but only have a few pieces. It's all made in Italy and has interesting cuts. Worth it if you can find any.

    Adidas x White Mountaineering looks cool too, but I haven't seen any of that in the flesh here in Australia.

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    Hope you get well soon.
     
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  12. Parker

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    Great. Thanks guys. Fleece jumpsuit sounds about my speed right now. I'll work up to running tights again someday. The WM looks pretty cool.
     
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  13. akclothpooper

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    @Rais up there in Melbourne's got the AdiXWm shoes and a few jackets if you wanted to have a look, still a bit pricey though.
     
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  14. Rais

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    Someone should submit something to zxcvbn's rainwear challenge. Even if it's just pics of your coats or umbrellas, etc. It has zero entries so far. I'm sure at least a few people on this forum have some cool rain gear.
     
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    Faded Lifestyle?
     
  16. LA Guy

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    Shuriken wounds are a bitch, man.
     
  17. GraphicNovelty

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    Hitting up San Fransisco 7/8-7/15. Never been there before. Preliminary itinerary is staying with friends in Berkley a couple days heading up to wine country, and then back to the city before flying out friday night. Less interested in touristy city stuff, more interested in wine/cheese/redwoods/food/drinks/biking around.

    What food places in the city are must-hits? GF and I like oysters and vegetables mostly. Also cocktails.
     
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    To me what makes blue denim (denim as in jeans not the textile per se) fade is the indigo dye that doesn't chemically bond to the cotton fiber.
    But some black denim fade as well, Is it because for these jeans a specific black dye is used and don't bond to the cotton either?

    Does the textile (denim, twill, etc..) have an impact on the colour fastness?

    Reason why I'm asking is because I'm interested in this bum bag which is made of cotton denim. Want to be sure the color won't bleed onto other garments.
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  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Indigo doesn't bond particularly well to cotton - it is on a surface dye. Uniike other dyes, which form a chemical bond to cotton, indigo does not. Rather, it's a physical, ionic bond, between the surface of the cotton and the dye, with the cloth becoming darker and darker through increasing cycles of reduction and oxidation. This means that the dye will always "bleed" with abrasion. This will happen even if a mordant (usually a metallic compound which forms bonds with the dye and which makes it more resistance to removal by abrasion) has been applied during the dyeing cycles.

    All other things being equal, The thickness of the consitutient yarns will have some effect just because of different in surface areas, but it will have only a cosmetic effect on the way indigo wears off.

    Black denim fades as well because it is also uses as a sulfur top dye that, again, is the heart of things, a surfactant.

    So, no, you cannot be guaranteed that the color on a denim bag will not bleed onto lighter colored garments.
     
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