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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. spacepope

    spacepope Well-Known Member

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    there needs to be a ~draw what you are wearing today~ thread
     
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    Smart move to get ppl that don't give a fuck about gstar (me, you, everyone...) maybe a bit interested in the brand and an opportunity for AT to 1) test/develop his product design approach within the constraints/limitations of the brief, which he's all about (design is problem solving etc) and push further what he's done with Umbro and previous collabs - 2) create a whole new visual universe/language for the brand from the ground up. Seems like a win win.

    I'm skeptical about his ability to change the brand's trajectory radically enough to make it interesting though, I guess that's what makes it an exciting challenge, so I'm not too excited about the end result but def. intrigued.
     
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  3. Parker

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    I had a g-star phase in the early 00s.

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    I got excited when a lady walked into my shop wearing head-to-toe G-Star(even her bag!). I thought she worked for them and wanted to talk to her about Aitor, but it turns out she just worked for a telecommunications company and really loves the brand :mad:
     
  5. the shah

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    can't wait till everyone does one big collab together, every single fashion label represented. including snowman

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    recs for chi town ? only thing i did last time was look at bunch of jil i can't buy from the boutique and the barneys there has nothing worthwhile
     
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    shit i didn't realize g-star hired aitor
     
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    Yeah, itll be interesting to see what he does with denim as the main material. A lot of darting I suspect :)
     
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    G-Star already has some kind of Arc / 3D pants (source: I walk by G-Star store every day) with darting and tapering. The cut actually looks pretty good. The details are hideous, but the pairing actually kind of makes sense in that regard

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    I'd buy these in a plain wash with all branding removed

    https://www.g-star.com/en_gb/product/men/jeans/20.0.50783.4639.071
     
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  9. ceoceo

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    Can't say for mens (Although I had 7 yr old raw denim from them) but from what I hear from a friend of mine their womens line is really nice for the price quality and fit wise.
     
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  10. spacepope

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    ayyyyyyy
     
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    I don't think I can add much, but Gallery Aesthete has some cdg and forme d'expression and possibly other brands you're interested in. There's also http://elu-chicago.tumblr.com/, which I've never been to but looks interesting. Not much else that sticks out around here.
     
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    Kind of RFT: tattoo sessions booked.
     
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    Thanks, yeah I was thinking of gallery aesthete too but they're close Sunday ..

    How bout in terms of good food? Sushi ?
    Not gonna try and get a table at alinea or schwa ... Not this time, at least.
     
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    My G-star phase was so bad that the guys in my office got me a mug with the G-Star logo printed on it...:(
     
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  17. KingJulien

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    Right but I didn't think it would make that big of an impact. It actually might explain why the quality of his pieces are all over the map (some are fantastic and some feel like they were designed and produced by a kindergartner), his factory probably can't keep up with production demands.
     
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    My favorite is probably Avec. They don't take reservations, so you'd have to be a bit early or wait. Other places that don't accept reservations: Girl&Goat (you have to go really early to get a table in my experience), Purple Pig. Good ramen/Japanese: umai, wasabi. Valore and Osteria via strato have pretty good italian. Sun Wah BBQ for peking duck. Lula cafe for brunch. Big star and Big&little's for tacos. Longman and eagle also had good brunch apparently, but I go for the whisky.
    This is just off the top of my head, you can pm me for specifics
     
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    osteria via stato and girl & goat get my vote too. also the publican


    the alinea group opened a cocktail bar called the aviary that i really want to go to. they're into modernist style of cocktails. apparently there is also a secret bar downstairs that either you need a business card to get into or i think somebody also mentioned they just simply asked their waitress at the regular bar
     
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    G&TG definitely does accept reservations... and is very overrated.

    I like Quartino better than Osteria via Stato...

    Avec and Blackbird are great, Sepia is good. Lula Cafe is my favorite restaurant but pretty far from downtown.

    Aviary is awesome - I have only been once. Schwa was the best meal of my life to date.

    My other favorite cocktail spots are The Whistler, Maria's. Berkshire Room is one of the best cocktail spots in the loop. Three Dots and a Dash is a cool newish tiki bar.

    "Hottest" restaurant right now is Dusek's in Pilsen - I went a few weeks ago and it was awesome. They also have a punch bar downstairs that I really like.
     
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