ITT: We recommend... if you like brand X, you might try brand Y.

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  1. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I'd recommend that Raf Simons fans check out Ute Ploier.

    they have some nice fuzzy sweaters
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Good rec although the stuff I've seen wasn't very Jil-esque.

    I'd recommend that Raf Simons fans check out Ute Ploier.


    Annapurna is not really Jil-esque in that the signature pieces between the two brands don't have much in common. But I think that for the basic cardigans, crew and v-necks, there are a lot of similarities in color and fit, especially for earlier, pre-Raf Jil Sander.
     
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    I already know I'm going to get metaphorically raped for this, but:

    Theory = ?
     
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    Can we open this up so people can request recommendations? I like Paul Smith, for instance, so are there any lesser-known designers I should check out?
     
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    Can we open this up so people can request recommendations? I like Paul Smith, for instance, so are there any lesser-known designers I should check out?

    For shoes, Rachel Comey; for prints, Liberty of London.
     
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    In general, you'd think that with the direction a lot of you skinnier guys are going (semi-goth ninja) that there would be a groundswell for Nuur, which uses fabrics that are better than Rick Owens, Damir Doma, wjk, etc...
    Unfortunately all the Nuur pieces I've seen on-line are only available in huge sizes. For a chest size of 35", what would the best Nuur size be? I don't agree with lumping wjk together with RO and Damir. The overall atheistic is far different and definitely not even semi-goth ninja. To me RO and Damir firmly embrace that aesthetic, while wjk only vaguely romanticizes a cool rocker vibe via more basic pieces. Hell, wjk even offered raglan baseball tees this season which is about as far removed from goth ninja as one could imagine! Also, I don't see much interest in wjk over at SZ. Also I feel it is difficult to quantify wjk's quality. I don't know what you've seen in person, but I have about 20 wjk pieces and the fabric quality on this label varies greatly. The cheaper pieces are about like W+H fabric, but the more expensive pieces have absolutely incredible fabric quality and hardware. I've never seen another label where the price of each piece so closely matches the quality. This label is more focused on quality than unique designs, yet the designs are not bland. And keeping with theme of this thread, I would recommend wjk for people who like the older W+H (prior to all the workwear crap).
     
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    if you like quoddy/yuketen you should be buying arrow mocs!
     
  8. LA Guy

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    Yoox always has small sizes. Remember that the sizes are all EU sizes, and they fit small. For a chest of 35", I would suggest a size 48 for the tees, unless you want them to be nipple showing tight. Seriously, some of the stuff is really, really, slim. Maybe a 46, but no smaller.

    Unfortunately all the Nuur pieces I've seen on-line are only available in huge sizes. For a chest size of 35", what would the best Nuur size be?

    I don't agree with lumping wjk together with RO and Damir. The overall atheistic is far different and definitely not even semi-goth ninja. To me RO and Damir firmly embrace that aesthetic, while wjk only vaguely romanticizes a cool rocker vibe via more basic pieces. Hell, wjk even offered raglan baseball tees this season which is about as far removed from goth ninja as one could imagine! Also, I don't see much interest in wjk over at SZ.

    Also I feel it is difficult to quantify wjk's quality. I don't know what you've seen in person, but I have about 20 wjk pieces and the fabric quality on this label varies greatly. The cheaper pieces are about like W+H fabric, but the more expensive pieces have absolutely incredible fabric quality and hardware. I've never seen another label where the price of each piece so closely matches the quality. This label is more focused on quality than unique designs, yet the designs are not bland.

    And keeping with theme of this thread, I would recommend wjk for people who like the older W+H (prior to all the workwear crap).


    I sort of agree with this. But... wjk is not unlike MA+, which is also not "ninja wear" in the way that Rick Owens is. It's really, well, basics, but just done in remarkable fabrics. I mean, the signature piece (the hooded aviator) is essentially a hoodie. A super cool hoodie, but ultimately, a hoodie. That you can wear with busted up jeans and kicks. The colors and textures though, can easily be co-opted into the ninja aesthetic. imo, same goes with wjk and Jun Hashimoto. Remember, it's ultimately the buyers, rather than the designers, who present a collection to the world.
     
  9. LA Guy

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    I already know I'm going to get metaphorically raped for this, but:

    Theory = ?


    Theory? If you like Theory, you may as well just go and die.

    Seriously, if you like Theory, you should be into Filippa K and Acne. It's like Theory, but instead of being for boring Americans who sort of like fashion, but don't really, it's for Scandanavians who want to look "nice". The difference? The average Scandanavian is a lot better looking than the average American. That makes a world of difference.
     
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    Recommendations if I like Geller, NdG, Ervell, Junya, nonnative?
     
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    It's like Theory, but instead of being for boring Americans who sort of like fashion, but don't really, it's for Scandanavians who want to look "nice". The difference? The average Scandanavian is a lot better looking than the average American. That makes a world of difference.
    I find this quite ironic considering I am one hundred percent Norwegian (my four great-grandparents all immigrated from Norway). Thanks.
     
  12. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Can we open this up so people can request recommendations? I like Paul Smith, for instance, so are there any lesser-known designers I should check out?
    From a tailored point of view, Bamford & Sons and Viktor & Rolf come to mind
     
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    Any lesser known brands akin to KZO/Riviera Club (West Coast vibe) at a similar pricepoint?
     
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    i like Saion shoes and in general the shoes discussed in this "Japanese shoemakers" thread started by Fuuma over @ sz

    any other brands that produce similar styles? chief considerations in orders of importance are the distinctive, sexy beak-like shape as exemplied by the pics below, superb quality and local availability.



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    a less severe example (re: shape)
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    thanks!
     
  15. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Sutor Mantelassi uses a very similar toe, and there's an English maker that has a similar model to the last boot, but I can't think of the name at the moment
     

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