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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. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I dunno man. I think that they are the lexicon of iconic footwear, and so are, in fact, copied pretty much everywhere and by everyone. It's just that Stans are having a moment. Not that long ago, no one cared at all about Stan Smiths. The model wasn't even made for a while. It's like mocs and boat shoes. They are all over the place now. In the 90s, it was all doc boots and you couldn't pay someone to wear moc styled shoes.
     


  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    So I'm not allowed to wear my sperry's anymore?
     


  3. Milksauce

    Milksauce Active Member

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    I really like what Kapital does and I really want to like the ring coat but every time I see one I can't help but think it would look better if it was less bulky or if it had less buttons. I was really into the blue knit version posted some time back but the ring coat's loose fit really deters me. Maybe I just need to learn to embrace the bagginess.
     


  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Nah, just embrace it. Trendy, fine. Not trendy? Also fine.


    It will never be fitted. Embrace it or leave it.
     


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    nicelynice Senior member

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    Embrace :)

    I've only got one Kapital piece from a few seasons back, but I like their stuff and it's slightly easier to find pieces big enough for me compared to some Japanese brands.
     


  7. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    If I had to work at Cole Haan again and they made me wear their shoes, I'd probably go for those

    More than likely, though, the welt is fake and the upper is made from their nappa leather, which is really thin and forms nasty creases and generally looks like ass :(

    edit: just read the product description. they might be better than I thought!
     
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  8. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    you worked for cole haan?
     


  9. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    For like three months maybe a few years ago?

    The highlight was meeting HarrisonK (0)
     


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    drmmr Senior member

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    Care to elaborate further? I do plan to get a pair of the AF1s eventually.
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    My tongues tore at the stitching to the body. The leather was skivved extremely thin, and since the shoes were fairly new, the leather still was not just very thin there, but also very brittle, as veg tanned "natural" leather often is. A synthetic is very strong for it's thickness. You look at say, the nylon weave for seatbelts, and it will never tear, unless you are king kong. Leather, on the other hand, is quite weak when it is thin, and the tensile strength increases in a non linear fashion, so that when it is very thick, it is brutally strong - one of the reasons I do not like thin leather for jackets. It was an easy enough fix, and you can do an awesome pro one, or a DIY thing, which is what I always do. I backed it with amazing full grain deer, and just glued it back on with leather glue. I could, conceivably, also handstitch the piece back on, but that is a PITA, so I probably just won't.
     


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    those cole haan boots seem good in theory but that leather looks like caca and the proportions are off. would be interested to see in person, maybe I'll swing by the soho store.
     


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    You're better off not unless you prefer your hopes served crushed
     


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    Can't decide if awesome or awful.
     


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