Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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  2. Bam!ChairDance

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    For some reason, at the top of this page, I'm seeing a banner ad from WMATA asking me to join the metro transit police

    I totally should. Then I'll spend the next few years trying to convince the government to contract out Christophe Lemaire to design them new uniforms. He'd looove that.
     


  3. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    To be fair, the UK Police are pretty good. You can approach them without fearing for your life.
     


  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    It's because they don't have guns.
     


  6. Fuuma

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    Do they have machineguns and tanks cause US cops now do...
     


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    us crime is serious business -- clearly requires tanks and machine guns. really -- probably need belt fed grenade launchers and drones too.
     


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    Cops in my home town of 5,000 people have 2 gyrocopters. They crashed one looking for 'illegal weed'
     
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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I find enormous geeks to be almost uniformly charming in their enthousiasm, be they fans of trains, watches or 70s Nike sports apparel. You're right I'm thinking of a more casual wine/watch/#alwaysthebest4me stupid master of the universe lifestyle kind of db. Of course they're fast disappearing in their old incarnation, the current model is hipster+some consumer good (everyone in urban centers can be qualified to be a hipster, as you not doubt noticed).

    With that said I enjoy berating people on their consummer-lifestyle pretensions (watches, coffee, wine etc.) while enjoying (to a point) each of these goods. Maybe it is the over the top but not quite up to real ultimate geekdom passion that just irks me or I'm a self-hating urbanster.
     


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    I think normal street cops in the uk still don't carry lethal force, they have batons and peperspray.

    Danish police only started bulletproofs all the time earlier this year and some now carry automatic weapons, which looks kind of retarded.
     


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    I don't really understand how American Apparel is going out of business. They make super simple, made-in-USA basics. I get that they were associated with a sort of trashy hipster look that's gone out of fashion, but people still need t-shirts and whatnot, no?
     


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    If you stop at an AA in Paris to get a fresh pair of underwear and a tee you'll pay like 45 euros...maybe they're too pricey outside of North America?
     


  13. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    I don't think they are going out of business though, I think they just filed for bankruptcy? From what I remember they're still keeping their LA factories and all US stores open.

    They just aren't cool any more, but I don't think they know how to adapt to being an uncool brand that is in every mall and college town
     


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    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    yes, they are restructuring. they filed for chapter 11
     


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    That's true. I guess it's not clear whether they'll actually shut down.

    I can see how they're not cool anymore, but I don't see how they're uncool since they're such a basic brand. I just think of them as a place to buy t-shirts and underwear or whatever.

    And where are all these college kids getting their tees now, if not AA?
     


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