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2015 Dubious Honors: Coolest Brand (Streetwear and Denim). Nominate your candidates!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Synthese, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    COOLEST BRAND: STREETWEAR AND DENIM

    What a year! We saw some real milestones, and it's time to take an appreciative look back at what we've all accomplished. Styleforum is full of individuals who deserve to dubiously honored for their contributions to the community, and we need your help! With that said, we're happy to announce the very first STYLEFORUM DUBIOUS HONORS, where we look back at the year gone by and pick the very best (and weirdest) posts that were made to the forum.


    To see all how it works and brows all the categories, click here.

    THIS THREAD IS FOR NOMINATIONS TOWARDS THE AWARD FOR "COOLEST BRAND: STREETWEAR AND DENIM." Please post your nominations below. You have until January 20th to make your nominations! After that, a poll will be created in this thread and there will be a 3-day voting period, ending at 12AM of January 24th. The winners will be revealed in the January 27th newsletter (not signed up for the newsletter? Sign up here).
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    My nomination is for:

    Blue Blue Japan. It hits that dulcet note between "tries too hard" and "don't even care anymore." Great regard for materials. Does their own thing, both in the fact hat it is a true "small maker", as in, a lot of the rarer pieces are done in house, not farmed out, and in that they do their own thing, "All things indigo", with only a passing nod to trends in the bodies that they use. And the people in charge, according to @Synthese , at least, who is not allowed to lie on the internet, under contract with Styleforum, and simultaneously chill and obsessive.

    That's cool.
     
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  3. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    I'm nomming Kapitol
     
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  4. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    Agree with Blue Blue Japan. Lots of awesome stuff with an excellent mixture of traditional and modern. And yeah, they just do what they want and happily I agree with pretty much everything they do.

    Kapital was a close second for me, but there's just so much stuff that I think is a bit wonky and off. Like Visvim, some great concepts and good things pulled off well, but tons of horrendously ugly shit.
     
  5. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    Lemaire
     
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  6. notwithit

    notwithit Senior member

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    I'm gonna somewhat arbitrarily say Hender Scheme. Because pig hats.
     
  7. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    Sage De Cret
     
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  8. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    Truman Boot Company.

    Vince has been very responsive with the community and has creates some very fine quality footwear for a great price using unique materials. It looks like he's getting more business than he can handle right now, so I hope it all works out.
     
  9. coolron

    coolron Senior member

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    Taichi Murakami
     
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  11. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Kapital - great pieces and a sense of fun that some brands lack. The coolest catalogues too.
     
  12. sepp

    sepp Senior member

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    Yohji Yamamoto
     
  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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  14. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Senior member

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    a few of my picks:

    - 3sixteen
    - Taylor Stitch
    - Shuttle Notes
    - Truman Boot Co.
    - Pure Blue Japan
    - Studio D'Artisan
    - Anonymous Ism
    - The Strike Gold
     
  15. SixOhNine

    SixOhNine Senior member

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    Well, I'd say the brand that inspired the most, um, passionate reaction had to be Lawless Denim.
     
  16. Parker

    Parker Senior member

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    Undercover / John seems cool to me.
     
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  17. Lorcan7

    Lorcan7 Senior member

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    By Walid
     
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  18. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    only own one piece from them, but especially because of the project they did with styleforum, I'm going to go with monitaly.
     
  19. TheObserver

    TheObserver Senior member

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    Being one of the last few persons to receive jackets before Drew vanished, Temple of Jawnz probably came out on top to me.
     
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  20. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    fok explained somewhere that when previous SF-related mto-based companies had flaked out before, it was a pair of pants or a tie people didn't get. with the scope/price-per-order of toj, can we nominate it for SF Fiasco of the Decade
     
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