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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Capitalizing the words extremely and online is Extremely Online.
     

  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Old owner was nice. RIP
     

  3. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Distinguished Member

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    Good call on Evan Kinori’s stuff @dieworkwear . His scant web presence gives an idea of the clothes, but seeing and handling them in person is fantastically amazing. Being in his studio is like a kid in a candy store. Good thing the prices keep me from buying all his stuff.
     

  4. mmmargeologist

    mmmargeologist Senior Member

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    I don’t think AOC, Bernie, or Warren are popular because they are progressive. The democrats lost because they became a party that was only appealing to progressives.

    AOC, Bernie, and Elizabeth Warren are popular because they are the wing of the party that speaks to the plight of the working class.
     

  5. Callusing

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    I had the same experience with, of all designers, Ann Demeulemeester a couple seasons ago. Meunier uses (or, more accurately, used to use) lots of subtly incredible fabrics and finishes...there was a lot of their stuff where I'd look at it online and wonder "why is this pair of pants $1,000" then I'd see it in person and realize "oh, that's totally cool and I get why that's $1,000." Similar with Haider.

    When I think Extremely Online, one of the first brands that comes to my mind is 11 by BBS, just because it can be directly compared to his mainline. It's still clearly Boris, but it's also consistently stuff that looks different / expensive from 50 feet away (or in a 2.5-by-2.5-inch image) in a way a lot of mainline stuff doesn't. And it's become more the case over time...early-season 11 didn't seem that far from mainline (lower pricepoint, bolder color scheme, more accessible fits, but largely a younger spin on the same schtick), but it's become more focused on big design elements and branding over time. Some cool stuff still trickles through, though.

    Tangential question: How much of the stuff put out by Demna, Virgil and the like do you guys think is cynical and how much is sincere? In other words, do they believe the stuff they're putting out is cool, or are they pandering to a target market?
     

  6. the shah

    the shah OG Yamamoto

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    Or rather just the subset obsessed with identity politics
     

  7. King Calder

    King Calder Senior Member

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    I feel like i've had this moment a lot in the past year while sending old clothes off to consignment that largely clustered around designers I got into via the internet/styleforum but never actually wore.

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  8. bry2000

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    Perils of getting dressed by the internet.

    I can't believe this message board is giving oxygen (however tangentially) to AOC. I was hoping this forum would be the last resting spot from hearing about her.
     

  9. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    What is AOC? I thought someone misspelled AKOG
     

  10. mmmargeologist

    mmmargeologist Senior Member

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
     

  11. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Appellation d'origine contrôlée.
     

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    Damn this took me waaay back - i flyered for Wellstone in 1990 when I was in college. Pardon me while I wax poetic but I'd give an arm to go back to the Extremely Offline days of hanging out at coffee shops/bars and going to shows 4 nights a week to make a life. No phones no laptops no internet. Crazy to realize that putting yourself out in the world like that isn't even possible anymore.
     

  13. Parker

    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I was just introduced to the AOC abbreviation tonight. I was, like, "oh, French wine?" I like.
     

  14. Nyarlathotep

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    These Burberry 'drops' (hate that word) are so lame and out of place, and does anybody even care about them, I've seen people on ebay and grilled trying to move those fugly TB monogram shirts and sweaters at exorbitant prices to no avail?
     

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    I have trouble figuring out why Burberry still exists. Their tartan pattern is a bit of a joke. Their suits are too skinny. They do make some nice trench coats (I have two actually) but so does Private White, VC, Grenfell and Coherence, all of which are nicer.

    Do folks still like to parade around with the Burberry pattern showing?
     

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