Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. Bam!ChairDance

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    They can be interesting. Certainly, as a phenomenon, they are fascinating. It's a piece of a generation that the most hardened 80s King of the Universe warrior would find both admirable and terrifying, I think. Some of these guys work their butts off, 70-80 hour weeks, for just the slim possibility of making it. They aren't making huge salaries, they typically have that lack of fear of self-teaching that is pretty great, and really necessary, since knowledge becomes obsolete at an incredible pace, and that confidence that quickly separates the bad from the good (if both the bad the good are gunning for it, it's not a nice litttle jog. The good and the lucky will sprint ahead, and the rest will fall on their faces on a rock.)

    Personally, they are more interesting than the mean, but there is a great deal of variation, obviously.
     
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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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    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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    Sorry man, I know that feel. Sucks. Good wishes on a good and swift recovery.
     
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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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    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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