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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. accordion

    accordion Distinguished Member

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    I've only gone there for EG cuz they always have the most buys. Rest seems similar to Haven which I like a lot and more so now that CAD is almost worthless. I guess want a shop with a small selection but has good enough buys and presentation that I feel comfortable trying out new things. For example when SP got new stuff last season I was pretty excited.
     
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    I can't get the lyrics to 'Africa' out of my head.
     


  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    people only like it because it's trendy and the concept is so absurd that it becomes popular...of course there are good places depending what exactly you're looking for, but city bakery is relaly good, sullivan st bakery, banana pudding abilly's bakery.
     


  5. OccultaVexillum

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    This feels like a SZ conversation...
    I like Totokaelo, one of my favourite shops (online).
     


  6. Bam!ChairDance

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    clothing is like dating in so many ways.

    i just found myself pining for a jacket I sold like two years ago, but then I realized I parted with that jacket for a reason, and if I were to have it back in my life, it would be unsatisfying for the same reasons it was two years ago. yeah.
     
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    I went to the brooklyn museum sneaker exhibit. it was pretty cool.

    At the end they asked you to say what your sneaker story was

    [​IMG]
     


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    seems to me like some of you are expecting way, way too much out of a clothing store. a journey? for buying a couple shirts and pants? idk man.
     


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    I think it applies more for the older guys here who want to explore the store as part of the buying experience. Don't we all do that when browsing the different aisles at grocery stores? I kinda get that, it's just a matter of me not caring as much because once my eyes are set on finding a certain item, that's all that matters. Fok has mentioned before, making a comparison to old music shops where you could just walk in and discover new songs and artist.
     
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    totokaelo discussion here is absolutely hilarious. LAGuy gets a pass for being a curmudgeonly industry vet (though I'm fairly certain he hasn't been to Steven Alan or Totokaelo lately) but the rest of you guys are talking right out of your asses. Dudes who have never seen common projects in person would shit their pants at the window of a store like Totokaelo. it's a beautiful store, you can say it's boring because it's not taking enough risks all you want but it is a fashion destination full of beautiful covetable clothes. there aren't many of those. that alone makes it extremely relevant and worthy. and comparing it to barney's is ridiculous; barney's is a massive department store and a terrible place to shop, and the buys there are embarrassing.

    now, will it be successful in NYC? Hard to say but I think probably not; almost nothing is successful here anymore. The NY store is more of a marketing/strategy ploy than anything else. My suspicion is that she could very well get Band of Outsider'sd if she's taken on all of this crazy investor money to do this expansion..

    Hilariously as I'm writing this Jill and Philip are in my showroom...

    but actually LA Guy I've not been to The Bureau but the lineup there is no more impressive to me than Totoakaelo. It's literally Unionmade x Gentry.
     


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    I really wouldn't say it's trendy at all. After 7 years and 5 locations it's just part of the landscape now, and I think something that is familiar to most. It's a massive machine that churns out tons and tons of stuff daily, with none of it being particularly outlandish or novel, especially in 2015. It's not quite lowest common denominator Mrs. Fields or whatever, but you still see many of the same things and flavor profiles at a lot of other cafes and bakeries, from the cake balls to compost cookies and whatnot
     


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    it's was and still is awful

    south willard is a good store, it's pretty unassuming. justoneeye is really good, it's like a museum almost.
     
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    My gf's bestie is still dating the dude she met at the last trunk show (friend of a MC'er).
     


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    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    It just depends on what you're looking for, really. There is absolutely no subtlety to anything at Milk bar, so it's not the place if you want a refined dessert. It's just snack foods and desserts in a maximalist style, but I think it's honest about that.

    While I'll admit that the ingredient changes a few years back in the cookies made for a huge downgrade (I'm looking at you Corn Cookie, and your huge decrease in butter but increase in sugar), I'm obviously still a milk bar apologist and will pop in to sate the same exact craving that I would with a King Kone from the bodega or a bag of hot cheetos. It's all in the same boat, and to think of it otherwise is a bit silly
     


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    I've made a bunch of milk bar stuff out of their book. It's beauty is you don't need too much of it because it's so maximalist but it totally blows my tastebuds out.

    Just unpacked into a new place and i got the flour cookbook. Gonna try a few of those recipes too.
     


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