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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. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I wish that du was talkin about me in fok's post.
     


  2. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    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
     


  3. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    I love the internet :laugh:
     


  4. BostonHedonist

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    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.
     


  5. Ragechester

    Ragechester Senior member

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    Do you have an idea of what you want to do or just taking a class to explore options?
     


  6. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    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!

     


  7. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Make a small, low-key hobo sling bag and you'll be my hero.
     


  8. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    All-Star response in the Geller thread:



     


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    Gruff Senior member

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    I hear there's space in the market for suede daypacks that actually get made and delivered when ordered.
     


  10. Superb0bo

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    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?
     


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    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.
     


  12. BostonHedonist

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    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.
     
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    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    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.

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    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.

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    Individual Sentiments did some really nice sling bags a few seasons ago that I keep hoping they'll bring back.

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