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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

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    Speaking of leather shoes and sustainability-- earlier today I read this article and promptly began googling around for more earth-friendly alternatives for leather goods (I can imagine myself parting with steak, but not with side zips).

    My search took me to this other article, which mentions fish as a source of leather that's not just more sustainable than calf, it's stronger.

    Anyone know more about fish leather? It actually looks pretty sweet. And I'd totally hand over my cash to whatever startup starts pumping out fishy side zips.
     


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    el Bert Senior member

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    What is SF wearing? @Synthese
     
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    Stingray is used quite a bit for leather goods already (holsters, belts, etc.). It is very tough and textured. Some brands have started using it in sneakers it seems.

    PS same with shark.
     


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    Just had hand surgery and now i cant try on any of my new clothes. Or leave the house
     


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    I've seen Salmon shoes coming out of Budapest on the CM side of things. I think it might have been Attila or Rozsnyai
     
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    Damn, what for?
     


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    Getting hardcore KitonBrioni vibes from those Attilas!



    I really like stingray, but every brand that uses it makes it seem like it's a rare/hard to find material (same with the salmon shoes above-- they're positioned as an exotic specialty). Haven't researched the cost of fish leather at all, but I wonder if it's something that can be produced on a mass scale, rather than a rarity only found in small batches.
     
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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sorry man, I know that feel. Sucks. Good wishes on a good and swift recovery.
     


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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    My wrist is still fucked up 6 weeks later after "no significant structural damage". Going from 6 days a week in the gym to 0 is so awful.
     


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    Stingray is super expensive, and apparently really hard to work with - breaks the needles.

    If you like textures, kudu is always nice, has some textural grain, but it's light.

    Kangaroo is apparently one of the strongest leathers - tensile wise
     
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  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Yeah. I also know that feels. I went from 5 days hard. about 90 minutes average workout time, 120 on Saturdays, to zero for over 9 months. And even now, it's like... rowing and some light stuff. For the first month or so, I lost my appetite completely...
     


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    Tore a ligament in my thumb.after 6 weeks it got about 90% better but after an MRI i found out ut would never completely without surgery. so here we are!
     


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    Ummm I am so afraid of this right now with my wrist.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    On a lighter note, I am going to get duplicates of this:

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    My man Donnell at Uncle Otis in Toronto. Tell him that Fok sent you: http://uncleotis.com/shop/tri-saver-vest-navy

    Sashiko. About the same weight as a mid weight denim. Not the thin stuff that Garbstore has used in the past SS seasons, or the Hillside (those are 10 ounces), but not the really heavy stuff like Blue Blue has used either (that is 22 ounces or so,)

    Fit is "roomy" which works well with both slimmer denim and wider.
     


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