Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. Mulan

    Mulan Senior member

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    Anyone got recommendations on where to shop for lining fabrics? This is probably a more CM question but if anyone has recommendations that would be greatly appreciated. Looking to possibly get something with prints on it.
     
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  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Try Lear Browne and Dunsford, which is part of Harrisons of Edinburgh.

    http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections/lear-browne-dunsford

    Note, Harrisons will only sell to people in the trade. To buy as a consumer, you have to go through one of their distributors. For the US, that's Isles Textiles in NY.

    http://www.islestextilegroup.com/

    You can also try Ezio Giringhelli, although I don't know if they carry linings. It might be just facings.

    http://www.ghiringhelliezio.it/new/home-eng.html

    And there's D. Zinman. Although, like a lot of the options above, they may only sell to people in the trade.

    http://zinmantex.com/

    Another option is to visit a fabric store, like Mood Fabrics and Tip Top in NYC; B Black & Sons in Los Angeles; or Britex in San Francisco. They'll sell to the public. I just don't know if they have linings. If you're not in those cities, Mood, B. Black, and Britex will sell samples and lengths remotely, so you can order a sample to feel something first before ordering a length. Tip Top, as far as I know, only deals with people in-store.
     
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  3. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    To be fair, pretty much every athletic apparel company the world over should only had to have heard the phrase "yoga pants as pants" once before dropping everything they were working on to reposition their products and get in on some of that sweet, sweet action. The difference with Nike is that they have a core value proposition firmly rooted in athletic sneakers and performance apparel, regardless of how cool or fashiony their stuff is; strip out NSW, Gyakusou, NikeLab, whatever, and you still have a shit-ton of sneaker sales. AA has always been a fashion brand and doesn't have much to offer once it stops coming out with cool and relevant products.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Being cool is the necessarily the shortest lived business plan ever.
     
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    I guess that helps explain why they tanked.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, it explains why designer labels are generally shortlived.
     
  7. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    I think I'm going to start buying only 6 or so brands. Every time I pick up something from a brand I'm not a huge fan of (as in I like a certain piece but it's not a label I'm generally excited about) I just wish I saved the money for something else.
     
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    This is pretty much what I'm trying to do, but it's difficult:

    Schneider
    Leder
    Margaret Howell
    Attachment
    Geller

    With occasional EG, Dries, GATs, etc thrown in there.
     
  9. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Yeah. I'm not counting shoes in this fwiw but 6 brands seems like plenty of variation and in reality I generally stick to about that many brands in terms of what I wear. There will always be pieces from other brands that I want though.
     
  10. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    SS, RG, SLP, MM, Vis, EG, JE, CP

    I have random Jil, Inverallan, IM, etc. mixed in, but the above are what I wear most (including shoes).

    This excludes CM stuff.
     
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  11. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Yessss see it hardly feels limited when you type it out. Especially when you have exceptions for things like "work" and "basics", then you just become like everybody else.
     
  12. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    I'm trying to do all JE, SLP, MM(M), and RO. A couple very different looks but I think the pieces I buy they'll work out

    My CM is a bit more tough: Formosa, BB, Alden, Lobb, Drakes. Trying to do all Formosa suiting, all Inglese shirts, Alden shell or Lobb calf, and all Drake's accessories, but this is going slower than anticipated.
     
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  13. OccultaVexillum

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    Seems like JE is the go to for basics here then.

    Geller
    JE
    CDG (kind of cheating, mostly CDG shirt though)
    Public School (I know you all hate them, but it's basically Classic Lanvin-lite that fits me)
    Lemaire
    Isaora. Done
     
  14. toothsomesound

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    weird. I guess maybe it makes sense if you don't live in a major city, but for me i think most of the fun in looking at clothes these days is looking at second hand and vintage and looking at unexpected labels.
     

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