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Discussions about the fashion industry thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. happyriverz

    happyriverz Senior Member

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    I don't think anyone denies that interesting clothes have intellectual components -- that's in part what makes clothes interesting, but I didn't think it was controversial to say that to most people, there is a difference between "getting" something like (1) a flannel shirt made with interesting details and (2) "weird" clothes that don't immediately fit into an easy-to-understand paradigm (again, to most people, not to people on clothing forums). This is not a claim about the objective merit/superiority of (1) or (2) -- just a personal observation.
     

  2. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't think that people don't "get" those clothes of supposedly more obscure references - I think the average person on the street probably naturally understands quite a bit of it, more than we really give them credit for. They often just don't like it. I honestly don't think there are many if any fashion brands that are so intellectual that people don't understand them with a surface look.

    Also I don't think that's all there is to the clothes at NMWA et al. It's not just interesting details, it's the same type of oblique references that happen in those clothes.
     

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Side note on NMWA, NMWA definitely picks up lots of interesting stuff, but to me that has been on the non CM side despite being a CM guy, the stuff I bought from NMWA are always non CM except maybe Rota once a while?
     

  4. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I love this quote. You are quite the word-smith @hendrix
     

  5. happyriverz

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    Fair enough on the first point. On the second point, I never said that that's the only reason why NMWA is good. If anything, I think we are in agreement: NMWA just sells interesting clothes that look good, but not so obtuse that it turns off the average consumer. The oblique references are there for the enthusiasts.
     

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    I’m the exact opposite. Almost everything I’ve grabbed at NMWA was CM.
     

  7. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Well IG shirt is too long, Formosa is too long so is Eidos, I guess that rules me out for most of the tailoring stuff
     

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    I’m a long so it definitely works for me. Awesome casual stuff, though. Am slowly expanding my Japanese indigo shirt collection.
     

  9. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Right, to be clear I'm not really attacking your viewpoint or anything, I just get a little triggered by any vague notion of fashion elitism from nominally "avant-garde" brands, therefore I felt like digging a little bit into your post, if you take my meaning.
     

  10. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    You can order custom Inglese shirts with your measurements for a nominal charge. The last batch I ordered went in early November and I received them mid Dec. Excellent turn-around time coming from Italy and for being custom.
     

  11. smittycl

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    Picked up a really cool cashmere scarf from Drake's at Barneys post-Christmas sale. Anyone have a clue as to the initials or the "T"? Never seen a Drake's product marked that way. Seems a bit disingenuous to say it's from Kashmir as well. Disputed territory but is that just a dodge to avoid saying Made in India or Pakistan?

    The Drake's website lists scarves apparently from the same manufacturer as some Made in India and some Made in Kashmir.

    Maybe I should put this in the Drake's thread? Oops...I always forget this is SW&D. Still, kind of a cool scarf, goes with jeans I think... :D
     
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  12. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    once a day Active Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just out of curiousity - how much did you pay for the scarf on sale? We're planning our AW19 and deciding between production in Italy or in Asia. We did a small test collection this year in Italy and where very happy with the quality, yet not sure what folks are willing to pay for quality cashmere these days.

     

  14. smittycl

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    Original price was $476 which is more than I would pay for an accessory. Got it half off.
     

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