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shirtandty

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Amiri is at the sweet spot of NYC scammer meets LA tryhard meets rap culture – a winning coalition for sales even as the rest of us lose in having to see it. As garbage as this crowd might believe it to be any retailer would be foolish not to go all in because there isn't a single baller outfit in North America complete without a pair of Amiri denim right now. Same spot Balmain was in at the beginning of the decade with their biker jeans. It also doesn't hurt Amiri to have the most important rap co-sign of the last few years in his pocket. (1:10 – NSFW)



Right now he, SLP, Dior, and Prada can do nothing wrong.
Whenever I hear about or see Amiri i think how it might of played a part in Pop Smoke being killed. He posted a video of a gift from Mike Amiri online with his address showing and hours later was shot at home.

Amiri is having a moment in the rap/hip hop scene, dozens of songs mentioning it in the last year plus. To me it is without a doubt the reason for its popularity, and not just in the US a few UK artist have mentioned it as well.
 

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Thank you a lot for the great advice! I actually looked around a bit after your suggestion, but it seems to be kinda hard to find something like that here in the mainland-EU (Even worse in my size). I feel like Etsy has a higher chance of having something, I should definitely keep on looking over there…
Honestly if you wear a denim jacket pretty often a new raw or selvedge one will fade fairly quick. I might suggest trying Benzak if you're ballin' on a budget. They're EU based and pretty good.
Don’t a lot of celebs like John Elliot?
I think this is like 8 years too late. That said, my Escobar sweatpants I bought in 2014 still have life in them. Albeit my gf wears them now for coffee runs
 

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Honestly if you wear a denim jacket pretty often a new raw or selvedge one will fade fairly quick. I might suggest trying Benzak if you're ballin' on a budget. They're EU based and pretty good.
But isn’t a raw denim jacket quite a hassle to wear? I got some raw Jeans and on some of them, the bleeding is absolutely insane. I would live in fear that it might stain all the lighter-colored tees I would wear underneath it.
 

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Damn, y’all made me look up this Amiri mess. Funny how the kind of crappy, gaudy rapper aesthetics of the last decade or so* align so perfectly with trashy Iranian vibes since, well, a long time ago. Amiri is basically every dude in Tehran who thinks he’s hot shit cause his real estate investments or his business importing Trident gum or whatever—yay, arbitrage—turned him into a millionaire overnight (or guys trying to play that guy). In short, gross.

*Not gonna do the whole “I miss [X] era of hip hop” spiel because, as much as I reluctantly admit that I am that guy, that spiel sucks.
 

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But isn’t a raw denim jacket quite a hassle to wear? I got some raw Jeans and on some of them, the bleeding is absolutely insane. I would live in fear that it might stain all the lighter-colored tees I would wear underneath it.
I always soak my raw stuff once to get rid of the excess indigo before I wear em. Seems to help a lot with that.
Damn, y’all made me look up this Amiri mess
I’m actually sorry for this one. Amiri is truly horrendous
 

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On the subject of sneakers what are people wearing these days for high top fashion sneakers (not nike, Adidas, etc)?
I have ramones mainline, drkshdw lacquered denim ramones (most wear), BBS bamba in brown horse.

I hated what balenciaga did with the whole dad sneaker look. The only things I liked for high tops have been Amiri's Skeleton Dunks.

what's everyone else wearing?

@dieworkwear jokes aside, you do any blogs or have thoughts on sneakers?
 

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@dieworkwear jokes aside, you do any blogs or have thoughts on sneakers?
I used to do a "Ten Great Sneakers for Spring" post every year until COVID hit. The styles generally center around Put This On type styles (so classic or classic adjacent).


Also wrote a post about retro-runners, but that goes with a sort of Rugged Ivy look that I'm not sure is your thing.


And then a post about sneakers I personally wear.


I tried to get a pair of those ALD x New Balance 550s in green but wasn't able to get a pair and don't want to pay resale price. I think they look great though.
 

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You look at the new Rick Owens x Converse?

Ann D often makes good high tops.
funny you mention those, i already ordered them

but they might not be my cup of tea, not sure yet

I used to do a "Ten Great Sneakers for Spring" post every year until COVID hit. The styles generally center around Put This On type styles (so classic or classic adjacent).


Also wrote a post about retro-runners, but that goes with a sort of Rugged Ivy look that I'm not sure is your thing.


And then a post about sneakers I personally wear.


I tried to get a pair of those ALD x New Balance 550s in green but wasn't able to get a pair and don't want to pay resale price. I think they look great though.
Thanks i took a look at all the links, a lot of the sneakers are more classic style, but a few things caught my eye.
  1. Salomon jumped out at me, i liked those, maybe should look closer to the BBS x Salomon collab
  2. Visvim Bamboo Skagways - i remember looking at that post and the sneakers, haven't been able to find them as of recent but i do like those
  3. Common Projects B-Ball Highs - maybe in black
 

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The only sneakers I currently rock are Salomon trail and road runners. Honestly they rock, look good, versatile and I use em both for fashion and for exercise.

I think if I bought any new sneakers in the high fashion realm, it would be the visvim skagways even though they are just fancy converse. If I see a good deal I may jump on em in the future
 

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The only sneakers I currently rock are Salomon trail and road runners. Honestly they rock, look good, versatile and I use em both for fashion and for exercise.

I think if I bought any new sneakers in the high fashion realm, it would be the visvim skagways even though they are just fancy converse. If I see a good deal I may jump on em in the future
couldn’t find a good pair of skagways right now, maybe lightly used some are around.

I honestly was surprised afew years back when I saw salomon sneakers and they looked good, never thought of that company as “fashion” but things change.
 

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