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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.
I wish that du was talkin about me in fok's post.
brick and mortar? see, when you buy online you don't have to see the humans you affect. just returned a bunch of stuff to the faceless entity that is amazon
I love the internet
Aaand I just booked a class at the London College of Fashion.
I'm feeling a new beginning. Time to profit from this damn obsession.
Do you have an idea of what you want to do or just taking a class to explore options?
I need to prototype a bag for a Kickstarter.
More men than ever are carrying small bags. Only there really aren't enough solid options between high-end designer and rubbish. I want to work in that middle ground of quality and anonymity. Or at least give it a shot. I need a hobby!
Make a small, low-key hobo sling bag and you'll be my hero.
All-Star response in the Geller thread:
I hear there's space in the market for suede daypacks that actually get made and delivered when ordered.
i have some our legacy tweed pants that look good but are really itchy. They are half lined in the front, but given that I sit down at work, that doesnt really cut it. Does it make sense to fully line them (i.e, is it an expensive procedure), or better to just get rid of them?
So what kind of class is it? A friend of mine started making bags a couple years ago, handmade by him and he sources out sewing with acquaintances. He makes a living and his bags are carried in stores internationally. Simple hiking type travel bags. He didn't take a any college classes regarding fashion, though.
First project is going to be my take on a drawstring bag.
Really, there aren't any decent minimal hobo bags out there either?
It's a bag patterning/cutting class that gives an overview of a myriad of styles and techniques. You get to work with a few people with around a decade of experience in the industry. I'll probably take a leather working class at some point too. Learning from experts saves tons of time.
The closest I've seen in terms of a small minimalist hobo bag (for guys, anyway) is this Guidi bag, but even it has its downsides. I think it's unlined, and the dye leaches out onto whatever you're carrying in it. Also, there's nothing securing the end of the strap, so it's just dangling there if you want to have the strap tighter. It's a decent-looking bag, but not that practical for those reasons. Haven't seen a canvas equivalent anywhere, either.
The Noctex lung bag doesn't have the same issues as the Guidi bag, but it's a bit larger than I'd ideally like.
Individual Sentiments did some really nice sling bags a few seasons ago that I keep hoping they'll bring back.
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