Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. ManofKent

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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's like a lot of places in the East Village, imo, sorta overrated. I think that I'll go fairly classic bistro food this go around. It is probably going to be a cool day, people will have been up for a good 7 hours already, and I tend to be biased towards food that tastes good after a good bout of man hugging, aka jiujitsu and a bunch of cardio. Which usually translates into comfort food, and since we are all bougie and stuff, "upscale" comfort food. We'll have tea for you though.
     


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    i should probably add here that the manhugging is optional.
     


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  5. LA Guy

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    That would be interesting.

    Perhaps they will start making clothes that have arms that fit a normal sized guy. I swear, every piece of cool Balenciaga that I try on, even if it fits really nicely at the shoulders and through the body, I feel like I will hulk out of the arms. And you guys who have met me know that I don't resemble a yoked out bro in any way (good or bad.)
     


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    well, more or less but it gets a bit confusing. Le Laboureur jackets have a french sizing system (1-6) or so. Im a 4 in the moleskin & linen jackets, and a 3 in the wool jacket. French pants are sized acording to centimeters across so a 44 = 88 cm = around 34 inch. Im usually take a 34 (which of course can be vanity sized), a 44 in Le Lab cords and a 46 in Lafont moleskin. So would probably say that the latter fits slightly small, but might be a vanity size bias, and that im just fatter than I thought.

    Here are a size table for Le Lab http://www.lelaboureur.se/main.php?p=content&contentid=5
     
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    ^ really? I sometimes need a large but never experienced tiny biceps with ghesquiere or wang era balenciaga. then again I'm not looking at it very often.
     


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

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    that's good enough for me, Fok :)


    this is one of those sharia zones in europe we hear about on the news, isn't it :paranoia:


    saying that's ME-ish clothes/designs is as legitimate a reference as having tea with me then telling your friends you went on a magic carpet ride across the sand dunes of arabia with aladdin

    i do like the sandals though
     
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  9. LA Guy

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    I think, just from the last time we met, at the last trunk show, that maybe I am just a bit bigger than you. The early Ghesquiere Balenciaga was sometimes sized insanely small. I was living in LA t the time, and about 165 - a pretty well built 165, but still, 165 and about a size 40. I would try on shirts in a 52 that would be skin tight. As in, I looked like a rather less impressive comic book drawing.
     


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    Ghesquiere era Balenciaga had stupidly tight arms on most pieces I came across, long time ago though.
     


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    My understanding of his interest in designing fromma different viewpoint is that instead of simply providing middle-eastern fashion fare to westerners (cause he's like arabic y'know) he does something a little more complex:

    1) Middle-eastern garb as something scary and militaristic to westerners due to current representations.
    2) Ok but let's reverse that, what about middle-easterners and their viewpoints on the military garb worn by westerners (when bringing them freedom)
    3) Let's take that western military garb and soften it for middle-easterners through incorporating a certain local aesthetic

    It is more of an interesting though experiment in shifting viewpoints and public than true "middle-eastern" gear. Anyway read the article once but that is what I got out of it. Reminds me of Amin Maalouf The crusades through arab eyes.
     
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    It used to be the tightest brand around. I think it is more normal-sized now but I haven't tried anything in a while and might not do so for a few yrs because, who cares.
     


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    ^^ really curious how that French half balloon cut actually looks worn... Curious about the Lafont cords especially.
     


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    I need an app or an add-on or something that lets me save all of Man of Kent's photos as something other than 'LL'.
     


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