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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. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I sort of like restoration hardware..
     


  2. baltimoron

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    [​IMG] But yeah Jet is right, lots of Warriors fans in that area now now. I'm sticking with my Kings though. Someday they will reward my faith.... [​IMG]
     


  3. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Icebreaker is great, but they're more performance wear.
     


  4. BostonHedonist

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    Yeah, there are tons of furniture makers out there, and no one way to do it. Can only speak to what I've owned, which is Ikea, BoConcept and some Crate & Barrel. Designing a space is kind of a big undertaking. It takes a really good eye to put a place together piece by piece and still have everything match. I went with 90% BoConcept because you really can't pull off a minimal aesthetic unless you're all-in, and they made it easy to put a whole space together that matched.

    Their Christmas ornaments/lights are great - if you're into that sort of thing..
     


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    zissou Senior member

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    I tend to buy either IKEA (mostly for the kids' rooms, or small accessories) when I have to buy new furniture. Otherwise, my house is furnished entirely with vintage Danish teak furniture that I've found on Craigslist (for less than IKEA, mind you). I have a pretty amazing queen sized bed with integrated nightstands, and two very large dressers, for the bedroom.
     
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    Quote:We just got a Room and Board sofa and really like it. Construction and materials are really good, and the thing is solid. I don't recommend moving a bunch if you get one though unless you hire movers.
     
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  7. OccultaVexillum

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    Thanks for the Sacremento info.

    @indesertum depends on your price point but my first suggestion is Isaora.
     


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    Moving is expensive though, it cost me $5.3k for US - UK move, and that was without any furniture.
     


  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's this that bothers me and makes me feel gross. To be sure, they are probably going to be nice kids' clothes, but this has nothing to do with the kids. but with a the needs of a bunch of self absorbed parents. Let your kid be a kid. I let my kids go nuts at stores, and yes, there are tons of clothes that are not pink with sequins, or have the entire roster of the Avengers on them, but that's what they gravitate towards, that, or dinosaurs, because, when yoiu are five, the Avengers battling for space with dinosaurs on your body is way cool. I mean, kids wear Hallowe'en costumes to school when you let them and it's allowed.

    My 8 year old daughter has always had subdued tastes, and yeah, if she sees some Everlane she wants, sure, if it's not stupidly expensive, I can get her some. But I definitely don't want to make my kids dress like me. They are not an accessory. Fuck that.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That's first last, and deposit, though, right? Maybe a lease break fee? I mean, otherwise, without furniture, what else is there? I've moved with, literally, 2 suitcases and a backpack. I did send a few UPS boxes ahead of me, but that cost is a couple of hundred, tops. It's not like, sans furniture, there is that much to move.
     


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    Was trying really hard to remember the name Isaora. Ended up having to google tech streetwear and reading blog posts about it.

    Isaora merino seems the cheapest unless campmor has sales

    Thanks for all the recs guys
     


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    I'm moving to South-West England for a year to learn woodworking, and I'm basically doing exactly this. I am keeping my furniture/some tech in storage, which does up the cost a bit though.
     


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    Yea, I usually move with just a backpack, duffle, and some electronics. At this point though I'm sort of tired of sleeping on a mattress on a floor with nothing on my wall.
     


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    Gonna be a journeyman, eh? Right on. The English are pretty damn crafty.



    Interesting though, the $5k figure. I remember saying to someone a few years back "moving always seems to cost about five grand." All told that is, lease to lease. But I guess it all depends. Def gonna be more in NYC for instance.
     
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    I think you guys are reading too much into this. The management there probably just decided to expand into kids' clothes. They sent it to the design team, who made some basics that fit with the overall Everlane aesthetic. Then that gets sent to marketing and copywriting, who are just used to churning out the same copy for everything ("ditched the embellishment," "essentials," "simplicity," etc).

    I mean, writing about clothes is a huge pain in the ass, and you end up relying on the same cliches over and over. You work on weekly deadlines; sometimes daily. Sometimes, depending on how annoying your bosses/ editors are, hourly. From the copy they presented, it sounds like they just took their standard Everlane copy and translated it into something about kids. I doubt everyone there sat around a big table and thought about what kind of high-moral line can they design for 1984 children.

    They made basics and copy writers wrote some crappy copy, which is what happens when you have to write a lot of fashion copy.
     
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