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I've assumed, especially during the Galliano era, that Margiela's design house has followed a "home runs only" sort of methodology, where they're really just shooting to have a few pieces catch fire every season and recognize they can't really predict what will and won't work with buyers and marketers and all that. So everything has some detail that makes it novel / interesting and pump out a bunch of stuff where the only consistent theme is highly deliberate non-normalcy. Predictably, that means 75% of their stuff is stupid, but it's probably improves their odds of making a consistent few pieces that are legitimately cool.
 
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margiela makes a lot of awful, ugly shit. probably 85% of their range is overpriced basics (wool sweaters with 4 stitches!!), 10% ugly trash, and 5% awesome pieces. we just talk about the awesome 5%.
 

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margiela makes a lot of awful, ugly shit. probably 85% of their range is overpriced basics (wool sweaters with 4 stitches!!), 10% ugly trash, and 5% awesome pieces. we just talk about the awesome 5%.
That 5% is also only 5% of the clothing.

(deconstructed fashion joke)
 

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Was just flipping through Margiela's offerings at Barneys. Some of the stuff is giggle-inducing but some looks quite good.

Huh.
 

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Was just flipping through Margiela's offerings at Barneys. Some of the stuff is giggle-inducing but some looks quite good.

Huh.
I haven't been into Barney's for a while, but San Francisco has a Margiela store. Honestly, a lot of the stuff is good, even though very little of it works for me or my lifestyle. Regis looks terrific in the stuff. If you're really in-shape, and have a certain way about you, it can look really terrific. Same can be said of a lot of good designer lines.

Some of the Galliano stuff is kind of chintzy though.
 

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I went into the SF Barneys last month. Not a lot of CM for me but some pretty cool streetwear stuff I have to admit.

Who is the Regis that wears Margiela? @RegisDB9 ?
 

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I went into the SF Barneys last month. Not a lot of CM for me but some pretty cool streetwear stuff I have to admit.

Who is the Regis that wears Margiela? @RegisDB9 ?
Cmon man......I’m like the only Regis here...I think?

Margiela from 99-2013ish is my sweet spot. There have been some really cool pieces these last few seasons...but I can count them on my hand

Behold:
 
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