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Gap sacks Patrick Robinson as chief designer

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by milesdavisjr, May 5, 2011.

  1. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

    Jan 26, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I honestly can't remember the last time I've been in a gap, could be 7+ years ago.

    As for this guy...being the Chief Designer @ Gap for 4 years and failing miserably means he was paid very well and probably left with a hefty severance package. Can't say I feel sorry for the guy.
  2. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Sucks to design for a company that doesn't have a brand identity and whose consumer base is "boring white people in sparse parts of America." Sucks that a dude got fired. But good god those clothes were/are awful.
  3. sonick

    sonick Senior member

    Mar 11, 2003
    That's unfortunate, there were a few items in the past few years that were pretty nice, but for the most part their stuff was bland and low quality.

    Things like their gingham and chambray of last summer, and also their selvedge rinsed denim were very nice. They also used to have fitted dress shirts that were very well made with nice materials, but lately it's all been thin, flaccid-colllared shirts and baggy plain sweaters.
  4. quasky

    quasky Senior member

    Feb 26, 2010
    i dunno, i've actually had some decent experiences with gap stuff recently. picked up a couple jackets on the cheap ($30-$40 range) that i've been really happy with, both in terms of fit and quality. nice, slim fit, and using decent hardware (ideal/conmar zips). they did a collegiate-style jacket last season that's a reasonable substitute for the same ervell piece at, like, a sixth of the price, and an m65 that had some very nice detailing considering it came from the gap.

    anyways, sucks dude got canned.

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