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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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I’m not familiar with Kapital (I know) but neither BBJ or FDMTL use boro or sakiori like that, nor do they have hand-stitched sashiko like what Kuon does. They do patchwork (FDMTL also does faux patchwork) and sometimes they have a handful of hand-stitches on those, but their focus is on indigo, not on the type of materials that Kuon uses. And I love BBJ (we’ve been carrying them since season 1) - just a different animal.

i don’t remember the exact # but I think that the hand-sashiko patchwork jacket in those pics had something like 100 hours of work in it. It was $6 or 7k. It’s really special stuff.
Certainly not trying to say it doesn't look good. It really does and it's exactly my thing. But, given that I think Cottle is overcharging (and overhyped), this seems way, way out there. However, at least you can see why they are charging what they are charging in the case of things like all-over hand-stitching.
 

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Certainly not trying to say it doesn't look good. It really does and it's exactly my thing. But, given that I think Cottle is overcharging (and overhyped), this seems way, way out there. However, at least you can see why they are charging what they are charging in the case of things like all-over hand-stitching.
The full boro, full sakiori and full hand sashiko are pieces that are between a Neapolitan hand-made jacket and a luxury good to me. The number of people who can afford it and would dig it is probably very small. Maybe the people shelling out thousands for Greg Lauren type stuff? I don’t see retailers ever carrying these pieces (or sometimes just one unit for show) but I think that squares off with their limited manufacturing capacity. I know we never thought we could sell them. Even at wholesale price, I’m having trouble justifying getting one for myself. I just admire it for now.

The other stuff they do is just well designed, good silhouettes and great work on fabric treatments (their salt shrunk Nylon is stupidly good). It’s a bit expensive but not too out there
 

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Someone has commitment issues, as in they need to slow down with making commitments. I'm curious to see what kind of pricing it would get sq/foot compared to others in your neighbourhood.
 

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It's a towering new construction overlooking a massive interstate exchange in a struggling, low-income corner of the neighborhood that's being built up with new Airbnbs. Listed at $1.1 million
 

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There's this cool house for sale in my neighborhood right now
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I totally forgot to mention that this house hosted a massive, 500+ person party earlier in the year at the very peak of Coronavirus, at which someone was Instagrammed publicly performing analingus in front of a floor-to-ceiling window. The host and owner were arrested for violating gathering restrictions, and I think this is why it's for sale.
 

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I totally forgot to mention that this house hosted a massive, 500+ person party earlier in the year at the very peak of Coronavirus, at which someone was Instagrammed publicly performing analingus in front of a floor-to-ceiling window. The host and owner were arrested for violating gathering restrictions, and I think this is why it's for sale.
So what you see really is what you get. I like it.
 

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I totally forgot to mention that this house hosted a massive, 500+ person party earlier in the year at the very peak of Coronavirus, at which someone was Instagrammed publicly performing analingus in front of a floor-to-ceiling window. The host and owner were arrested for violating gathering restrictions, and I think this is why it's for sale.
Public anilingus 🤗

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Black Friday discount codes that only give 10% off 🤬
 

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