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Apolis Activism SS09 and FW09

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by chiral, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    that waxed USMC jacket is great, would love something like that.
     
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    Maybe I just have work/military-wear fatigue, but I nearly agree with why. The only thing that really differentiates the brand seems to be the political/charitable aspect, which is cool I guess. The SS stuff doesn't look particularly special at all. The F/W stuff looks very nice, just not much different from what EG (work shirts), R+B (dark waxed jackets, military influences), NDG, etc. have been doing the last few years.

    I would be happy to own any of it; I just don't get the excitement.
     
  3. Byrd

    Byrd Well-Known Member

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    Wow, these two lines are really amazing. Kind of bummed that a neighboring store picked up the line before I did.
     
  4. toothsomesound

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    Maybe I just have work/military-wear fatigue, but I nearly agree with why. The only thing that really differentiates the brand seems to be the political/charitable aspect, which is cool I guess. The SS stuff doesn't look particularly special at all. The F/W stuff looks very nice, just not much different from what EG (work shirts), R+B (dark waxed jackets, military influences), NDG, etc. have been doing the last few years.

    I would be happy to own any of it; I just don't get the excitement.


    +a lot.

    Though you guys have heard/would expect this from me anyway...
     
  5. Get Smart

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    Maybe I just have work/military-wear fatigue, but I nearly agree with why. The only thing that really differentiates the brand seems to be the political/charitable aspect, which is cool I guess. The SS stuff doesn't look particularly special at all.

    I just don't get the excitement.


    yea I'm in this camp. I actually tried on a few shirts from Apolis in early 2008 or late 07 (?) at American Rag, didnt even remember the brand until Whodini had brought my attention back to it. From what I recall, the fit wasnt much different from the typical OTR fit that most shirts have (would need to be tailored) and I'm kinda tired of all the neo-military looks that so many brands seem to have now. But if that's what you're into then I guess Apolis just presents another option.
     
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    I find it especially ironic that the tees all have messages of world peace while the trousers are chinos and the shirts have epaulets.
     
  7. Superb0bo

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    ^^I agree with those guys. Seems like very few of the workwear/americana lines really make something special, neither in the terms of inspiration or shapes. They play it safe, some rolled pants, plaid shirts, military influences. If you look in a magazine like Free & Easy it becomes apperent theres so much interesting and quirky stuff to repro or be influenced by, not just the standard stuff. So far, EG really seems like one of the few brands taking chances.
     
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    I find it especially ironic that the tees all have messages of world peace while the trousers are chinos and the shirts have epaulets.
    Holy shit, and the slogan for a company that makes those chino trousers and shirts with epaulets is, "DEFEND TOMORROW?" Mind blown.
     
  9. why

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    Holy shit, and the slogan for a company that makes those chino trousers and shirts with epaulets is, "DEFEND TOMORROW?" Mind blown.
    I always took it as more Carter-esque than Truman, especially given the humanitarian connection.
     
  10. London

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    Peace through strength
     
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    The sizing for a lot of their pieces on Context seems strange. According to the Context sizing charts, some small Apolis shirts are bigger than Gap mediums.
     
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    The sizing for a lot of their pieces on Context seems strange. According to the Context sizing charts, some small Apolis shirts are bigger than Gap mediums.

    I tried one of their slubby tshirts in small and it was huge on me (and I'm usually a small/medium in most brands). I didn't really like the fit of the Madison shirt either, but that's the only experience I have with the brand. I love their fabrics, not so much their fits.
     
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    The Madison shirt is sized smaller than their other pieces.
     
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    i really like the parker worker shirt for f/w 09 the tummy pocket rocks!
     
  15. JohnnyLaw

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    I could see myself getting the ash chinos, if the cut is good.

    Filson collab bag looks pretty cool.
     
  16. Rye GB

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    Looked through the line at Project, it's very good. Better quality and fabrication than NDG, less Appalachian than EG and made by local guys and supported by independent boutiques with a passion for clothes. Independent boutiques and small brands really need everyone's support this season.
     
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    I also saw the new stuff in Vegas this past week and I have to say that they are even more amazing in person. The quality is unreal and the Apolis x Filson bag will definitely live up to the hype. Great job guys! (Also, Shea is probably one of the coolest guys I've ever met).
     
  19. randomkoreandude

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    whos selling the apolis x katin boardshorts? i want a pair bad
     
  20. LA Guy

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    ...The quality is unreal and the Apolis x Filson bag will definitely live up to the hype. Great job guys! (Also, Shea is probably one of the coolest guys I've ever met).

    Raan is funnier. I'm going to see whether I can persuade him to post, and include a picture of himself wearing a True Religion Fedora.
     

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