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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. nicelynice

    nicelynice Distinguished Member

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    Chur bro, she'll be alright
     


  2. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Distinguished Member

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    Are Visvim outwear something that gets replicated by fakes?

    Sorry for the dumb question, wasn't sure if this was something I should look out for.
     


  3. fistinyoface

    fistinyoface Senior Member

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    Now Australia and New Zealand are being insulted.
     


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    damn, I didn't realize accent-pride was a thing but I quite like a good rant so good on ya mate
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Why are "baller boots" about 90% black? It makes no sense for a company like Guidi, specifically, which object dyes it's shoes, and have the capacity to do incredible colors. Are end customers just so unadventurous in their tastes?
     


  6. Benesyed

    Benesyed Distinguished Member

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    Pretty much yeah. Colorful boots are easily slipped into the tacky category
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    How do taupes and greys and browns, as well as the occasional red and blue, get slipped into "tacky?"
     


  8. ManofKent

    ManofKent Distinguished Member

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    I can sort of understand the lack of colours - I struggle to work navy shoes into fits without the boots/shoes dominating, but the lack of browns confuses me.

    I suppose black clothing does dominate high fashion though.
     


  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    They generally are?

    I mainly wear black boots but also have grey, white and brown onnes of all shades. They have to be considered more carefully. Wearing grey margiela chelseas as I am typing this.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I find that taupe goes with a lot more things than black. Blues, contrasting browns, greys... black, for me, is pretty limited that way.
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Also, i find that concept of "tacky" to be very counter to the anti-bourgeois rhetoric that I hear a lot from guys (and girls) who wear this stuff. Fuck "good taste".
     


  12. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Stylish Dinosaur

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    Wait, when did Margiela make gray chelseas? I don't necessarily love the Bottega ones, but the suede shades are nice.
     


  13. GoldenTribe

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    :laugh: Any one of those could almost be Carrie Fisher in Harrison Ford's costume.
    I'm with you from black and brown through grey about as far as [dark] navy and oxblood, but it seems to me you answered your own question there.
    +1, except my only white footwear is sneakers
     
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  14. Abraxis

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    Just to follow up on my Yang Li green bomber pre-order, not that anyone probably cares, but just in case!

    Retailer apparently talked with the manufacturer and offered a 40 euro discount which was supposedly a discount from wholesale from Yang Li to the retailer that they were going to pass onto me.

    I said nah, thanks for making the effort, was unexpected and appreciated, but there's no need for that. Just wanted to know if there's anything we can do to mitigate the risk in the future, if not going to quit pre-ordering which probably is the sensible thing to do given my risk tolerance on this.
     


  15. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Man I've been wanting some greyish Margiela boots (cant find any that are cuban heeled) I think I'll just have to accept it and get any nice pair I can find. Do you mind posting a quick pic of yours?
     


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