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White Mountaineering

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dbear

    Dbear Well-Known Member

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    Christ, that stuff is so cool.

    I'm not even going to bother looking at the prices.
     
  2. thatguymj

    thatguymj Well-Known Member

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    That stuff looks AMAZING.

    I'm excited that I'll finally be able to see some of the pieces in real life this year...
     
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  4. habitant

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    I have a couple items by WM bought from Haven, pretty happy with it. Still on the fence about the Cordovan Sleeved long varsity jacket though. Sizing on these things runs a bit big.

    On a side note, if anyone has those espadrille boots (sold at end earlier this year) in a UK10 or US11 i'll take them off' your hands in either colourway. Bedwin is cool too, but very small. Deluxe clothing is my other current fave. The thunderbolt pants are siiiiiiiiiiiick.
     
  5. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Well-Known Member

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  6. habitant

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    Finally a little bit of competition, hopefully it'll drive prices south a bit.
     
  7. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Well-Known Member

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    ODIN on Lafayette got their first shipment of WM: knits, shirts, and socks as far as I know. I haven't been in but I'll probably go check it all out tomorrow
     
  8. sipang

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    Just saw that Hunting&Collecting will be stocking WM again this winter, WILL HANDLE
     
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  9. uhavenokliu

    uhavenokliu Active Member

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    Update us!! Any outerwear?

    Kind of surreal seeing WM coming to US shores
     
  10. bsyde82

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    nice shirt. can you comment on the sizing?
     
  11. Flame

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    My favorite label that I cannot afford.
     
  12. catchh

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    Fits perfect on me, I got a Medium (2) it says on the tag. I'm a Small in EG. White Mountaineering is smaller than EG so sizing up one is a must. I'm around 5'8 5'9 135 pounds on the slim side. Hope that helps!

    I can't afford it either, but its worth it to save up for one shirt if you can! I highly recommend!
     
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  13. Fuuma

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    I dunno, all that Junya manly tech/americana/outdoor thing can provide some nice pieces, for example I like SNS Herning knits, but as a fashion line it sounds so restrictive and kinda on its way down. Nigel Cabourn seems to have deeper roots and range going for it + its more geek than fashion. WM is like what I dislike about Junya coupled with Visvim. Oh and anyone wearing fun socks should die.
     
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  14. tween_spirit

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    I'll completed agree that it's absolutely restrictive, but more than anything it's just fun. I mean it's interesting to geek out with NC and the attention to detail is phenomenal and I doubt any of the more classic Cabourn pieces will ever look outdated or even untrendy, but right now there is a large group of people and designers interested in taking [one of or] a mix of heritage, americana, tech/outdoor stuff and just have some fun with it.

    This is immediately apparent in something like Junya collections, which for as long as I know have taken some theme of american life or culture and taken "classic" pieces dealing with this theme and added playful twists or concepts to everything. Sometimes subtle and sometimes extreme, but the whole idea of all of this being "kinda on it's way down" is irrelevant because the appeal is immediate and I don't think it's ever portrayed as anything but.

    You can buy a $1500 WM goretex shell with an allover print of some reworked tribal pattern, and yes the construction will be impeccable but I really don't think anyone buying that is doing so under the impression that they will be attached to this piece for a long time, or that it will be relevant in time. Maybe someone buying a black Patagonia shell will feel this way, but there is still a good chance they'll pick up something new in a few years anyway. For the WM guy it's just an immediate appeal to wear something fun with a pretty cool concept behind it.

    I'm writing a lot of words about this because my personal style and stance on fashion in general is pretty closely tied to all this that I'm talking about. We have plenty of "classic" menswear/sportswear, and the past few years have seen a massive resurgence in men caring about what they look like and it's been tied closely to this, since it seems easier for the male population to swallow fashion when it's something they can feel like their dad/grandfather wore and what "real men" wore.

    As I'm sure you know this is just as much a trend as anything else and will tire as quickly as anything else, so in the meantime why not have some actual fun with your clothes? So you (not you personally Fuuma) wear a Harris Tweed vest with suede elbow patches just like your dad's favorite professor did. so what. Check out this fucking blazer made of neoprene with an all over print of that tweed. In 5 years when tweed blazers are no longer hip it won't matter either way, but there's no reason to dismiss something current just because it's "restrictive and on it's way down." Critical mass had been achieved in americana/heritage a few years ago as far as I'm concerned, so for now it's fun to ride the wave of exaggerated twists on this while it lasts.

    Edit: see my thread for more people and labels having some fun with their clothes while not pushing any boundaries of design.
     
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  15. pickpackpockpuck

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    Sweet. Looks like I gotta head over to La Esquina for some tacos, then head to Odin to ogle all the new stuff I don't have the cash for. :):embar::(::rolleyes:
     
  16. thatguymj

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    Very insightful.

    I happen to really enjoy the whole 'cracked-out Americana', as I think you called it, aesthetic. I find it interesting visually and more importantly, as you said, its 'fun'!

    To me, its kinda the antithesis to the whole 'dark' goth-ninja stuff. Though often when I am looking at fits here, I appreciate the dark edgy looks more as I could never see myself pulling them off.
     
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    ^ The most interesting thing is when cracked-out americana and goth ninja blend together, some of the best WAYWT are the best because they accomplish just that .
     
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    I'm not sure if you're being facetious or if you really have something specific in mind. If you do, would you mind posting it up? picture ideal, description could be a good reminder too

    Edit: I feel like I've done americana goth-light before though and it worked out well. suede buttero combat boots, waxed helmut lang black denim, mj cashmere knit with extended sleeves that went to my knuckles, and a coated linen barbour jacket. so it had the skinny jeans + boots + extra long sleeves thing, and the barbour added something kind of cool to it instead of looking out of place
     
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  19. rapefruit

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    I think this is fits as an example of sipang's description

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  20. bsyde82

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    Hmm, you're a bit skinnier than me as I'm about 145-150 (fluctuates) - I'm also a small in EG normally, though the small camp shirts this season were too tight. I do have other EG items in small though, including the cruiser shirt jacket from this season, which fits perfectly in small.

    Hopefully Union has some medium pieces as I'm making my way to LA this weekend. Thanks for the info.
     

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