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IMMAGINE GREATNESS: SW##D DOES PITTI 85 IN 2014

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Synthese, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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  2. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Kind of. I'll be in Rome in early January and have been half entertaining the idea of stopping by on the way home. Would be cool to tag along but I doubt Pitti will let me unless the SFkrew can sneak me in. I'll be the guy trolling around stretching my legs on the wall for hours on end.
     


  3. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    are you gonna ask the wall how it feels having so many sockless feet on her??
     


  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hotel officially booked. I'm now waiting on the others. More suggestions.
     


  5. SmileForum

    SmileForum Senior member

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    I can't wait for you guys to report back from Pitti. With that said, can you guys try visiting the Mismo booth? Would love to see their new offerings.
     


  6. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I have compiled an obnoxiously long list of brands to check out while in Florence and am preparing to duly report back to you, my brethren, on which deserve your interest, your dreams, and your cold, hard cash. Some stand out a bit more than others; some are already forum favorites, but some are, to my knowledge, 'sleepers.' Over the next month, I'll be updating the thread with a few of the brands that I'm most excited about, in the hopes of getting your figurative and literal juices flowing ad prepare you for Pitti Fever.

    Up first: A KIND OF GUISE

    A Kind of Guise is a Munich-based brand that makes both men's and women's clothing. It's sleek, it's simple, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person. At first glance, it reminds me of a Wes Anderson'd Dries Van Noten, with hints of Lederian volume and Coppidgian swag. Everything is manufactured in Germany. There is also an online shop for you to peruse, should you be feeling frisky.

    From their "About" page:

    Some of my favorite pieces:

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    Woolen Melange Blazer

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    Wide Woolen Pants

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    Bear Parka

    Now, I can see this stuff really getting some mileage on SW+D, particularly as forum tastes continue to shift from 'dear god, my genitals' to 'finally, sweet relief.' A lot of the materials are local, others seem to be high-quality Japanese goods. I"m excited to see their offerings up close.


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    One of the other brands I'm excited to see is Jun Hashimoto. Since working with Maurizio Altieri, Jun Hashimoto started his label with a focus on
    Now, I have no idea what that means, but it sounds pretty fucking good, especially the emphasis on the Chakueki. Well-cut, minimal pieces that range from futurebiker gear to...pastel chinos. I'm hoping for the former.

    Jun makes a lot of stuff that I want, including jersey denim that I'm too large and American to fit into, as well as Artishard's favorite boots (that my feet are also too large and American to fit into) and a collaboration with Champion that makes sweatsuits look awesome.


    Uh, yes please:

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    A/W 2013 long tailored jacket

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    A/W 2012 single rider

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    A/W 2012 Rabbit trench

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    Champion Collaboration sweat setup

    Hopefully that was enough to sate your rumbling bellies for the time being. There is more to come, but my whistle is too damn wet for me to even think about more right now. Enjoy!


     
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  7. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    Another vote for U-Ni-Ty :D
     


  8. penanceroyaltea

    penanceroyaltea Senior member

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    i really like AKOG. nice and simple. i'll never really have a big need for big warm coats and flannels but they do theirs so well. Mr hare's great for that louche evening night out. it's formal with a kind of rogueish feel, but not so much SwD i think.

    i'd love to also see: ally capellino and campomaggi for bags, ts(s), haversack.

    hope you have a great time synth!
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i just want to see pics of cool guys with beards wearing silly hats. lots and lots of pics. kthnx!
     


  10. brightorangetrousers

    brightorangetrousers Senior member

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    Will you be drinking wine? Would be cool to hear about the sweet ones. (Moscadello di Montalcino, etc...)

    Pigeons also appreciated.
     


  11. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    There's really no way I won't be drinking wine. Now, whether that wine is worth drinking is a different question. Pigeons are a safer route.
     


  12. ghostface

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    yes!, and let this be our salvific hymn:

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  13. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    This week, we've got everyone's favorite...um, grungy Venetian drifter/playboy brand, BARENA VENEZIA - Sure to be one of the highlights of the show!.



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    Barena has enjoyed immense forum popularity this year, and for good reason. The fabrics are interesting, the cuts are flattering, and the clothes are easy to style in a number of ways (grungy drifter would be my choice, but feel free to try out a "rugged but well-heeled farmer's son recently arrived at the city" or even a "landed Italian gentry uninterested in money and generally willing to get finer fabrics dirty"). Available at a number of forum affiliates, Barena is often available at very attractive prices. They make lovely women's clothing as well, so there's no excuse not to spring for your lady friend as well.


    As a bonus, their lookbooks are awesome!

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    Do you see that guy's beard? Like an Italian @In Stitches. If I don't see that guy at Pitti, with that beard, I will be very, very disappointed.

    My mouth is watering already.



    And, on the ever-so-slightly darker side of things, take a look at TRANSIT UOMO. This is a brand that probably should be more popular than it is on our little
    corner of the internet. Think Goth Farmer, just on this side of Jane Eyre and not quite Castle of Otranto. TRANSIT offers looser, comfortable cuts, a dark palette, and fabrics that are meant to show a bit of wear and tear.​


    Unfortunately, their "About" page only talks about their plans to take over the world or something. Thankfully, their "concept" manages to be completely meaningless:

    TRANSIT

    -Loves the sensation that a top quality raw material conveys
    -Prefers timeless designer clothes, a far cry from garish fashions
    -Adores elegant, dusky, almost neutral colours
    -Chooses quality that has substance
    -Makes brave choices
    -Aims to be a garment made with love not just a “label”
    -Is simply complex

    But most of all, TRANSIT is all the people out in the world who believe in what we do.​


    Right, whatever. I just want to look like an Italian highwayman. Can you do that for me?

    Oh, yes:

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    Ugh, again with the beards! I need to up my whole grain intake or something. ​




    And finally: SNEAKERS

    Filling Pieces is an Amsterdam-based brand that aims to offer something something crossover high-low street first to do something haute formality whatever.


    They make shoes. Some of them are pretty rad. Here are some adjectives that may or may not describe the shoes:: Quirky, Sneaky, Effervescent, Glib.

    Here are some shoes that may or may not describe the adjectives:

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    Hmmm. Potential, I think, definitely on a @Conceptual_4est level. What say you?​
     
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  14. SmileForum

    SmileForum Senior member

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    I've gotta have that cardigan
     


  15. Lorcan7

    Lorcan7 Senior member

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    I for one am hoping for in depth ice cream analysis... I remember having lots of pistachio last time I went to Florence.

    Not normally into a darker aesthetic at all (I'm a workwear/EG devotee), but Transit stuff appeals. Probably because it does have a bit of a workwear and tailoring influence.

    Very Synth-esque styling too,

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