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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. flowcharts

    flowcharts Senior member

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    You'll know when you've browsed Rakuten/Y! enough when you know your measurements in cm better than inches. Until then your training is incomplete.
     
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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    From an invitation to an event at Pitti Uomo:


    The Sartorialist Roy Roger’s
    Two authentic lovers of denim who are also sharing the same particular fashion point of view, Scott Schuman and Roy Roger’s,
    since 1952 the manufacturer of the first Italian blue jeans, has found common ground for their collaboration.
    Today, at the helm of the Sevenbell company is Patrizia Biondi, Chairman, flanked by her sons, Niccolò Biondi, managing director and Guido Biondi, creative director.

    Scott Schuman and Guido Biondi, creative director of Roy Roger’s, will be attending to the conference.

    Get ready for a Styleforum collaboration with Dethrone clothing.
     
  3. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    ^ I didn't understand any of that
     
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  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Fok is it possible to improve the search function on the mobile site?
     
  5. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    firefox only?! so close. sounds like exactly what i'm talking about otherwise.


    yeah i'm realizing this is the one true way
     
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  6. kindofyoung

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    Isn't there a NYC shopping guide somewhere here?
     
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    Anyone that would like to list some chunky/heavyweight/thick knitting styles/techniques/patterns? (messy sentence but you get what I mean)

    Planning to take advantage of luxire's preorders for introducing knits/sweaters to what they offer and would like to get something elongated, buttonless and belted.
    (basically something like a mix between the Document shawl collar robe coat and the infamous Barena long-cardigan)

    So, I need to know is what kind of knitting patterns/sorts I could ask for that would be heavyweight, look good for something like this and can be made out of cotton.
     
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  9. Find Finn

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  10. Biggskip

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    Went into Jack Straw last week. John, the proprietor is super awsome. He had on a pair of brown Alden cordovan Chukas that he'd had for 11 years. I remarked that they'll last forever if you just take care of them. He replied,"I don't even take care of mine and they're still holding up just fine." Reminded me a lot of John Malkovich.

    Was surprised to learn that his current favorite brand is 8.15. I guess the designer used to work for Harris Tweed and as a result their best pieces, in John's opinion, are made from Harris Tweed. The refer to their jackets as 'second-skin' garments that require the wearer to be patients while the garment stretches and molds to the wearer over time.

    He carried trousers from 8.15 that were made in a donegal tweed that would have been an insta-kop that the rise been a bit larger and the thigh a bit wider.
     
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  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Back in the day, about 2010-2011 or so, we used to go to the showroom that represented 8:15 in NYC, regularly (Oliver Spencer was also there - we chanced on the showroom by mistake the first time), and I was always very impressed by their work. I didn't know that Jack Straw carreid the brand. Will have to take a look at their buy next time I'm in town.
     
  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    If you are looking just for basic techniques, you start with the knit stitch and then the purl/stockinette stitich, and then a rib stitch, which is just alternating between the two. And then you work on seed and moss stitches. Once you have the hand of those, you cn move onto complicated cables. I am not a knitter, but all the people I've worked with who are, give me the impression that stitching is a lot of martial arts, or programming, or whatever. That once you have true proficiency in the elements, you can piece them together seamlessly to create combinations that seem complicated but actually just lead from having solid fundamentals.

    Since you don't know that much about it, it's best to show a picture, or perhaps draw one, and let leave the technical implementation to people who really know what they are doing.
     
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    Fun fact of the day, the punch cards used in early programming stemmed from the weaving industry.

    Also I'll be living in San Francisco for the next ~4 months, pretty excited as I've actually never been here before.
     
  14. nicelynice

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    Most boring trend of 2015: Kanye-inspired hoody and common projects Chelseas or SLP??
     
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    Welp it seems that RyanAir has possibly lost my bag. With all my favorite clothes on it ;( also budget airlines in Europe suck super hard, should have stuck with the trains. I hope they find it!
     
  16. Find Finn

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    Ryan air is the worst airline in the world.
     
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    Agreed. It was cheaper than the train, and faster. But overall a total letdown, never again. I hope I get that bag back :(
     
  18. LA Guy

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    Sucks. I have found that if you fly frequently enough, eventually you will hit the lost luggage jackpot. As much as possible, I just carry on, and check stuff that I care about significantly less only.
     
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    To add onto that... I've learned that the gate attendants are lazy and will just arbitrarily pick a point to start forcing people to gate check. (They don't actually communicate with the flight crew.) If that happens now, I just nod, smile, take the tag, and walk on the plane with my bag. Odds are—unless you're way in the back of the line—there's still space.
     
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    This only confirms my suspicions that gate attendants are quite possibly the most worthless employees. At this point, they simply take your ticket and put it over the scanner. Or, better yet, direct you to put your smart phone over the scanner.
     

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