Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    wear very warm. also, some of the chemicals used are apparently bad for your skin.

    also - they still wrinkle.
     
  2. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    I've heard that this was a serious problem along with getting severely undercut by wholesalers (although I think they reined that in later to at least some extent).

    I still can't believe they completely missed the train with the whole premium athleisure thing. All they had to do is:

    - Come out with a few new, more fashion-y cuts for their basic sweats, tees, and tanks
    - Develop a couple of new "custom" fabric blends and weights
    - Throw in some hardware that wasn't the absolute bottom-of-the-barrel shit they usually use
    - Brand the whole thing as a "premium" line and build a marketing campaign around it

    They could rake in a higher margin from the same people who were buying the trashy hipster shit ten years ago and now have some more discretionary income, plus they'd seem incrementally more of-the-moment now that they're beyond their prime in terms of cultural relevancy.
     
  3. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Any Japanese stockists that sell Kapital and ship internationally? I'm enjoying browsing through some of their more recent pieces, but the mark-ups from buying through UK/US/CA stores seems ridiculous. It doesn't look that dear in Japan even adding on tax and shipping.
     
  4. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    You can buy straight from kapital if you use Zenmarket/ a proxy!
     
  5. Austo

    Austo Active Member

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    None that I've been able to find, your best bet is to proxy
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Jonathan at Bandana Almanac works for Kapital and is happy to proxy stuff. I've bought stuff from him. The proxy fee is really minimal and he can help with sizing advice.

    http://bandanna-almanac.com/
     
  7. accordion

    accordion Senior member

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    There are a couple of great looking knits from the lookbook that are absent from the kaptial webshop and every western stockist.
     
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    Whoa, I have not been to Kapital webstore before. Is that all from this season? Theres so much stuff
     
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    minho Well-Known Member

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    Is there any compelling reason to get nicer/more expensive basics (I'm thinking of t-shirts specifically) other than the ethics of how they're produced?

    For example, my favorite t-shirt is an H&M Divided v-neck - it fits me fairly well (compared to other shirts I've tried at least), it's cheap and thin and not 100% cotton so it drapes on my body nicely, and well, it's cheap. At $6, I could go through 4 of these for the same price as a nicer $24 t-shirt from another brand.

    On a related note, I've been meaning to replace my t-shirts recently and I was wondering if anyone could suggest any brand with a more aggressive taper for t-shirts. My problem is usually that the chest is too tight but waist/stomach is too loose.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, in their defense, companies much better positioned to do so also got on the boat super late. Nike, for example, was outplayed by Lululemon, and I think is still struggling a bit with womens', having allowed a much smaller company to muscle in on their womens business.
     
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    Mulan Senior member

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    Apparently Nike women's wear hired one of Acronym's first designers as their head of design. I'd like to see how that goes, or apparel in general, with Nike.
     
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    Ragechester Senior member

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    @Mulan Michaela Sachenbacher? I was wondering why the new women's line that nikelab put out looked so cool
     
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    accordion Senior member

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    I like apartments that don't have TVs
     
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    oh ok cool thanks @sipang

    nikelab womens collection are leaps and bounds beyond mens collections, hopefully releasing the sneaker (nikexacr) means that they'll take more risks with the clothes in the future, because last fall and this spring acg was pretty boring, it didn't even look like spring collection sold well
     

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