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ACL POP-Up Flea Market

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by edubs01, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    It was as if Pepper LaBeija decided to do a tribute to Cone Mills.

    Mauro's boys were nice.

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  2. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I hope they were good! Did you have a drink with them?
     
  3. lefty

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    There were drinks? Never offered to me. I take back all the nice things I said.

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  4. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    those mother fuckers.

    I might have to fire them. well maybe just one of them and they can pick who has to walk.
     
  5. lefty

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    That too harsh. Just send me a bottle of whatever they were handing out and all is forgiven.

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  6. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ok, that can be arranged.
     
  7. lefty

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    To ensure it arrives undamaged feel free to wrap a pair of the MWCxF jeans around it. Size 34 should do it.

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  8. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    now you are pushing it. I would rather fire Lloyd.
     
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    Everyone was dressed the same. Everyone sold the same thing. Oxford and gingham shirts. Desert boots and wingtips. PBR and Yuengling. What distinguishes Gitman from McNairy from Wolf v. Goat from RRL from J. Crew?

    I think the No Mas stuff is brilliantly done. Billykirk had the best presence, filling custom orders for bracelets and cardcases, doing something more than just giving out beer. "Get Handsome" was a terrible line to market the showcase.

    I'm cynical, but the flea market vended a level of homogeny that is opposite to the goal of fashionable expresion.
     
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    Jimmyleaf Well-Known Member

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    Very much agree with Blank 100%...
     
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    As do I. The whole thing made me feel really weird.
     
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    Post your hauls...
     
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    Everyone was dressed the same. Everyone sold the same thing. Oxford and gingham shirts. Desert boots and wingtips. PBR and Yuengling. What distinguishes Gitman from McNairy from Wolf v. Goat from RRL from J. Crew? I think the No Mas stuff is brilliantly done. Billykirk had the best presence, filling custom orders for bracelets and cardcases, doing something more than just giving out beer. "Get Handsome" was a terrible line to market the showcase. I'm cynical, but the flea market vended a level of homogeny that is opposite to the goal of fashionable expresion.
    This is on point. CHCM had some knitwear which was good to look at, but the prices were ridiculous. There was definitely a lot of nice stuff, just a lot of it felt the same after a bit. Regardless, I picked up a tanner belt in the natural color. Was only able to go a couple of hours before it ended, but I am glad I didn't spend any more more. Living in NYC is f'in dangerous for the bank account.
     
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    Everyone was dressed the same. Everyone sold the same thing. Oxford and gingham shirts. Desert boots and wingtips. PBR and Yuengling. What distinguishes Gitman from McNairy from Wolf v. Goat from RRL from J. Crew?

    I think the No Mas stuff is brilliantly done. Billykirk had the best presence, filling custom orders for bracelets and cardcases, doing something more than just giving out beer. "Get Handsome" was a terrible line to market the showcase.

    I'm cynical, but the flea market vended a level of homogeny that is opposite to the goal of fashionable expresion.


    This is how I feel about fora and the *most* of the people contained within.
     
  15. lefty

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    At a certain point I just couldn't tell one retailer/manufacturer from another and I felt like I was in the finale of The Thomas Crown Affair but instead of bowler hats everyone was wearing flannel plaid.

    lefty
     
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    Yes, I actually thought this comment you made:

    It was kind of funny with everyone looking as if they were on their lunch break from the mill.

    Put it better than i did. One guy was walking around with something like a chambray apron and tools. Red Wings don't make you a blacksmith.
     
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    "One guy was walking around with something like a chambray apron and tools. Red Wings don't make you a blacksmith."

    This was Kirk from Billykirk who was making wallets and other leather goods. Critiquing on a message board does not make you an expert in anything.
     
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    Everyone was dressed the same. Everyone sold the same thing. Oxford and gingham shirts. Desert boots and wingtips. PBR and Yuengling. What distinguishes Gitman from McNairy from Wolf v. Goat from RRL from J. Crew?

    I'm cynical, but the flea market vended a level of homogeny that is opposite to the goal of fashionable expresion.


    I wasn't there, and I can see how this might be a take away, but I also think that the idea of fashionable expression is pretty broad. The flea was a microcosm, aimed a subset of already likeminded people, who are inclined to a certain aesthetic. As in a any group, there will be some whose takes, or "twists", on the central theme--in this case workwear and Americana--will set them apart, while others will end up more homogenized. This is true for just about any "look" or style, whether it's "trad" or "goth ninja" or surf/skate. The flea is just right on the curve right now, so it's getting lots of play. I'm not trying to argue your point, and I'm not sure I have an answer to your (hypothetical?) questions--just dropping my two cents.

    This is how I feel about fora and the *most* of the people contained within.
    Really? And you showed up in this thread just to let us know this? I'm sure you're not talking about me, so I don't take offense, but if you've already made up your mind, why are you checking in, anyway? You've done an awesome job w/ ACL and the flea, etc, etc. Why come in here and stir the pot w/ those who happen to not like your steez? You can't win, and you just end up looking like an ass to people like me, who happen to be inclined to like what you do.
     
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    Everyone was dressed the same. Everyone sold the same thing. Oxford and gingham shirts. Desert boots and wingtips. PBR and Yuengling. What distinguishes Gitman from McNairy from Wolf v. Goat from RRL from J. Crew?

    I think the No Mas stuff is brilliantly done. Billykirk had the best presence, filling custom orders for bracelets and cardcases, doing something more than just giving out beer. "Get Handsome" was a terrible line to market the showcase.

    I'm cynical, but the flea market vended a level of homogeny that is opposite to the goal of fashionable expresion.


    Very much agree with Blank 100%...

    As do I. The whole thing made me feel really weird.

    This is on point. CHCM had some knitwear which was good to look at, but the prices were ridiculous. There was definitely a lot of nice stuff, just a lot of it felt the same after a bit.


    At a certain point I just couldn't tell one retailer/manufacturer from another and I felt like I was in the finale of The Thomas Crown Affair but instead of bowler hats everyone was wearing flannel plaid.

    lefty


    Come on girls give me a break, point made already. These were small companies (except maybe J Crew, who let them in?) trying to make a go of it with quality goods for a niche market in a tough economy. The event had a theme, so what, most events do. People were in a good mood and the stuff was definitely selling. The party at the Ace Hotel was fun too.
     
  20. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    Come on girls give me a break, point made already. These were small companies (except maybe J Crew, who let them in?) trying to make a go of it with quality goods for a niche market in a tough economy. The event had a theme, so what, most events do. People were in a good mood and the stuff was definitely selling. The party at the Ace Hotel was fun too.

    This. I wish I could have visited. I'll just have to go hang out in the workshop at Tanner when they get back.
     

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