Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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  1. coolron

    coolron Senior member

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    So my Tim Coppens fishtail parka came in and it's not water resistant or repellent in the slightest [​IMG]
    I didn't expect anything uber-technical or anything but hoped it would be okay in a light shower. I just splashed some water on the edge of the sleeve and it soaked right through. :/
     
  2. gettoasty

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    You broke it, no returns.
     
  3. Benesyed

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    More like Tim crappens, amirite???
     
  4. coolron

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    @gettoasty It was from Barney's Warehouse so no returns anyway

    @Benesyed I really like the rest of it, the design, details and hardware are excellent, just the fabric selection is a bit questionable
     
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    I'm sorry
     
  6. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    Haha I just wanted to make that joke
     
  7. Bam!ChairDance

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    Thankfully, free with the purchase of any Tim Coppens parka is a crew of umbrella-wielding servants who are ready to rush in at a moment's notice and keep you dry, wherever you may be. Look in the right inside pocket for the number to call.
     
  8. OccultaVexillum

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    That's pretty weak considering Coppens' background and his penchant for techy fabrics and touches.
     
  9. the shah

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

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    yet another interview. I feel like he end is nigh :embar:

    scars, imperfections, and failure.

    [​IMG] You have said that fashion had nothing to do with trends, what do you mean by that? I never followed the rules of fashion. I always found short cuts, and paths that I created especially for myself. I wanted to oppose the system of trends and propose something new. When everyone says that something is beautiful, I don’t like it.
    Do you feel like an artist? I don’t know. I’ve always been very careful with the word “art.” What is art? Something that can pierce your heart and change your life? It is a precious word, it is dangerous to use it inappropriately. If fashion was art, it would not be in fashion. Has fashion never been an art? No, never. It is always clothes. Do you think the fashion world has changed a lot since you started? Yes, fast fashion ruined everything. People waste clothing. They buy and buy, sometimes without even wearing it, and ultimately end up swinging it in the trash. It is pollution. Even some products that are used to make the clothes are toxic. There is already so much unnecessary waste in the world. How many planes are flying in the sky right now? The earth is becoming warmer. She is angry. We should really think about how to better manage our industry. I am not an environmentalist, but for some time I have felt very strongly that the earth is angry. We need everyone to calm down. Do not rush. It’s tiring – those people who always want more. Money is a boring thing, don’t you think? Something that is meant to bring comfort is making people uncomfortable. Are you aware of having influenced a generation of designers? The new generation does not have time to breathe. They should stop watching their screens. They think about the world through their computers, but they do not know. For me there is no fight. I never found someone at my level. I have no rival. In any case, not yet. Do you ever plan to stop one day? I can not imagine myself retired. It must be so boring. I also think it’s hard to imagine my brand without me. I think Yohji Yamamoto will die with Yohji Yamamoto. Are you nostalgic? Yes, a little bit. There is something romantic in the past. It stimulates me intellectually. But I do not rest on my laurels. I want to innovate, every season. That rhythm, that momentum, that’s what keeps me going. I’m never satisfied, never happy with my work. This pursuit of “always better”, that’s my engine, which is something more than nostalgia. I am pessimistic; my mother was a widow, I grew up in poverty. At the age of five I realized that the world was unfair. I always had fire in my belly. It’s hard, but that weight forced me to never fall into mediocrity. What can we do to avoid mediocrity? When I started in Tokyo, everyone criticized me, “Why does he creates these dirty outfits?” Rather than resign myself, I decided to take a risk, moving to Paris, this beautiful city, and opening a small store in the hope that people out there would appreciate my dirty clothes. Well it worked, you’ve had a lot of success! I have always been wary of success, it attracts a lot of violence. People are envious and jealous. And then when we taste it, we’re just constantly chasing. For me, success is the reward for work well done. Americans have other ideas of success (laughs). What do you want? I have become an encyclopedia, when it comes to clothing. I can answer any question. But it’s starting to annoy me. Sometimes I want to move on. I have started to write and paint. I am a phoenix. I want to make films too. What kind of movies? Half fiction, half documentary. Or maybe porn.
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    * * * Also, if interested, this is the ss16 show video in HD. Generally speaking, the women's collections are stronger in the fall and men's in the spring and I think this is no exception. But there are some really nice looks, I particularly liked this one: [​IMG]
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  10. nicelynice

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    anyone still have a b.son hoody
     
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    I still have one in my closet somewhere. Probably next to my 5ep denim.
     
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    Yohji directed porn would be interesting
     
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    Also I think this might be the mid rise model, I know there's a high rise version for full effect (not sure Lafont makes it but I know Laboureur does). Found some fit pics but they're all pretty dorky and time traveling is more fun anyway



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  14. nicelynice

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    Crosspost from Recent Purchases, here's an English documentary about Cornelian Taurus (leather goods) and Japanese tanneries (Shinki) in English. Very cool products, nice staff, highly recommended viewing:

    Part 1
    Part 2

    Also pretty cool soundtrack by The Album Leaf on the program hah

    Love my Cornelian Taurus stuff, excellent quality for the price
     
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    I have a few comments.

    1) The Golden Age of SF existed because people were still learning. Vox, Manton, yfyf, PhatGuido and etc, all influenced each other and grew. They were competitive, e.g. one upmanship between Manton and Vox (BlazerSuit vs Swiss Army Suit). I think 2007-8 period seemed particularly prolific because Manton had an extraordinary amount of time on his hands with nothing else better to do, is a strong articulate writer and is knowledgeable. Vox curated the Subjective and Totally Unfair thread for a while and it had many fantastic guest editors.

    2) When people learned what they needed they moved on, got bored or used their knowledge to sell you things. That's just the nature of things.

    3) In the beginning AAAC was more bespoke and SF was more about finding great deals/sales. I remember joining SF to comment on the Paul Stuart sale. I met a number of other SF members waiting in line at the Asprey sale or the JM Weston sale back in the day. It was only after AAAC imploded that the bespoke discussion moved to SF. For example, I remember RSS's bespoke Huntsman, Dege and Richard Anderson posted on AAAC, not SF.

    4) There were a number of really good bespoke threads. e.g. Manton's A&S, Rubinacci, NSM and Vox's A&S Expatriates. I think the NSM was really great until :foo: killed it. There were lots of really knowledgeable people posting on it.

    5) The frequency of great threads back in the day was not as often as you think. Also, the bar is much higher these days.

    6) I thought Fok was going to one day restore the WAYWRN Part 1 thread. If the pictures are still there, I think you will find quality now much higher than back then. The photography is certain better.

    7) The SF archives are are also incredible in terms of food, travel and other luxuries. The taste level is very high. I think the forum is more like a lifestyle forum, not just clothing.
     
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