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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. DesignerValet

    DesignerValet Well-Known Member

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    I think what makes SL so desirable is that exact aesthetic, which (for perhaps good reason) isn't really being done by anyone. It's identifiable, and mostly easy to wear. The womens line is more elaborate (and stunning in person) but incredibly expensive.

    The louder pieces are boilerplate Hedi though; his DH collections featured metallic leather and heavy embroidery as well.
     
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    Someone wants an invite next season.
     
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  6. KingJulien

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    Didn't Doc Martens used to be leather lined? New ones are fabric.
     
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    I guess I just find it mostly uninteresting. Also, I don't know that I agree entirely with what you said about the louder pieces. I think his stuff used to be more aggressive. DH Luster would be an obvious example. That was loud and shiny. There was a Luster blazer that looks just like current SL, so there are definite similarities and I think your point is valid. But the whole DH look had a hard edge that I think is mostly missing from SL. The chain jeans don't look tough to me. They look cheesy. Seeing them in person only made me feel that more strongly. It's kinda like he jettisoned what I did like about his DH work and kept what I wasn't so into.
     
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  8. Parker

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    new SLP seems like a hodge-podge of expensive "it" items that are glamorized riffs on familiar grunge/rocker stuff with a few outrageous ermine furs or leopard capes thrown in.

    I happen to like it :)
     
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    Cheesy is right, some of that stuff would look right at home on yesstyle, the chain jeans and the hoodies/ sweatshirts with the fucking zippers are total garbage. Most of the rest is just offensively generic and makes COS look like some kind of creative powerhouse.

    I can understand the attraction for some of the more outrageous items, the outerwear, the suiting and the boots but ballers on a budget won't touch a cuban heel with a ten-foot pole and can't afford a leather chesterfield so they splurge on laughably shitty sneakers and discounted dumb 1000 $ hoodies with functional zippers like those sold at H&M in 2011.

    Also, that varsity looks like shit in every fit so far and it's not because you can somehow fit into a pair of 16cm that you look good in them.
     
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    This is basically it, or Men's 109-2. It just feels late to the party with this aesthetic. But it seems to be selling well so I'm obviously clueless.
     
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    I needed this
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  12. KingJulien

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    Tell us how you really feel!

    SL doesn't have any of the classiness that dior had, not very much of it has been appealing to me. DH had a lot of tailored looks made relaxed and casual.
     
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  13. brad-t

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    Dior Homme dressed you like an anime protagonist but SL is like the annoying secondary character that will be killed off midway through the series
     
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    This hits the nail on the head for me.



    :lol:

    This sweatshirt has the single worst use of a zipper I have ever seen in my life:

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    Zippers don't stretch, so I'll bet he can't even lift up his arms. What does one make of clothing whose motivation is neither functional nor aesthetic? (Unless someone wants to argue on behalf of the gorgeousness of this thing, that it not only exists in the first place but outweighs the impediment to clean lines and movement by the zipper.) It is pure contrivance, in the most literal way.
     
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  16. VLSI

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    But what if only his shoulders get cold? Then who'll be laughing?
     
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    Or if his shoulders never get cold, only his arms and torso. Good for two then
     
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    I been saying that shit sucks
     
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    apparently they sell, though. maybe it's the upper middle class chinese.
     
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    Moving to Seattle soon. Wonder how people dress over there. Is it possible to wear leather shoes and jacket since it rains 9 out of 12 months?

    recommendation for stylish waterproof gear? Been thinking about field jacket/mac. How about shoes?
     
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