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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. King Calder

    King Calder Senior Member

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    This is correct. Admission spots are the school's property to be sold, bartered with, or given away however the schools see fit -- the fake charity and the parents were stealing these spots from the colleges and selling them at a discount on a black market. Yes, broadly speaking American meritocracy is a sham and we can be mad at elite schools for being finishing schools largely for the wealthy and elite, but this story is only tangentially related to that phenomenon at best.
     

  2. mmmargeologist

    mmmargeologist Senior Member

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    It’s interesting, the smartest people I have ever met tend to end up in a back room toiling away. By far, influence or the ability to influence has been typically the thing I’ve seen that gets people farthest.
     

  3. King Calder

    King Calder Senior Member

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    reminds me of 30 rock career advice:[​IMG]
     

  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Agree with your points in general, esp. how certain nominally liberal arts schools should just go ahead and set up a pre-banking, pre-consulting, pre-law major (which they eschew since preprofessional programs aren't traditionally part of a liberal arts curriculum) and watch the majority of the incoming class choose them (esp. when you include all the people who think they are going to be doctors before they encounter organic chemistry... as I understand how it works). Ha ha.

    I'd note however that quite simply the opportunity to do calculus for three years before entering college is tied to class because of how our primary and secondary education works. A lot of this overachieving and being exceptional that students at elite colleges display is a function of the economic and social resources of their families. These are not the only kids who *could* be exceptional given the resources and opportunity. So, yes, I think what you say is factual, but I'm not entirely sure how mitigating it is in the end.

    The world can possibly run just with fancy Ivy or Stanford degree holders, not withstanding the outsize attention and influence these degrees can afford. But a different view would be to look at the average elite college or HBS graduate, not the exceptions. There I'm sure we'd see a distinct advantage conferred by these degrees, whether merited in the end or not.

    Will offer a RFT. Going to visit Langlitz Leathers in Portland soon!
     

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    store recommendations in seattle? I know blue owl is in town but im curious what recommendations you all have. particularly looking for ervell/schneider/sns, but ill check out anything that has interesting stuff
     

  6. smittycl

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    I just ordered a raincoat from these guys but it hasn't arrived yet.

    https://www.freemanseattle.com/
     

  7. mmmargeologist

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    I agree, fancy degrees by and large just put you on a different track in life. Starts tend to be sticky - it’s hard to overcome initial impressions.
     

  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    can you guys shut the fuck up already and start a new thread
     

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    Totokaelo for Schneider, Baby & Co is also worth a stop.
     

  10. bry2000

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    Division Road in Seattle for Viberg, workwear, etc.
     

  11. steveoffice

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    Vetements straight up trollin their base :crackup:

    B5B45A95-00C1-48EF-A62B-BE8F22B797C5.jpeg
     

  12. FrankCowperwood

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    Hmm... sneakers got the rubber trim on them. Nice!
     

  13. bry2000

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    I don't mind those. But for the price, I would get Triple S's all day.
     

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    jet Persian Bro

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    vetements customers be a buncha dum dums
     

  15. Nyarlathotep

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    I recall a Gvasalia interview where he stated plainly that he doesn't understand people why people buy their stuff, and that he himself sure wouldn't, that the money would be better spent on traveling, etc...

    ;DD
     

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