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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. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    oh man, you guys just nailed my biggest pet peeve about their "radical transparency." so #1, exactly like GDL said, they're doing the exact same thing as J.Crew. Technically I think it's a little different than NMWA because you guys are working with designer brands that, for the most part, are selling wholesale, and putting the general consumer facing side on you guys, which brings me to #2. When you look at that flow chart of their product costs they have on every item versus the "traditional retail" model you notice they don't explain any of the costs in that traditional retail number. They make it sound like retailers are just ripping people off, when the traditional retail price any shop charges includes a whole lot of jobs, the risk of buying inventory, then paying staff, utilities, etc etc. So basically trying to run a business. They're really just a small-scale version of Gap or J.Crew with a good marketing narrative. Not very radical.
     


  3. nicelynice

    nicelynice Distinguished Member

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    Can anyone help me find a mid-weight (no torso -- too heavy, no intro -- too light) SNS zip knit with no collar (no fisherman) in a darker color (navy, grey, black) without a camo pattern (no enigma)? Size M if that helps
     
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    For a while now I've tried to not dislike anything before thoroughly thinking about how you could improve it or pull it off the way it already is.
    The reason for this is that there are already so many things I used to dislike that I now like and I figure if I hadn't been so quick to judge them before maybe I would've started liking them faster.

    Except peplums. They look like a childrens dress someone mistook for a womens top.
     
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    I like all these :)
     
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    Double breasted anything-Agree.
    Camouflage anything-eh, I like it, but not something i really want to wear myself.
    Short sleeve buttoned shirts that your science teacher wears-Agree Strongly
    Puffy down jackets-Disagree, Love my Crescent Down
    Hoodies-eh
    Timberland work boots-eh,

    Like
    Air Jordan 4's, I've never owned a pair, but those Hender Schemes tho...-Disagree
    Air Force 1's-Disagree
    Chelsea boots-Agree
    Side zip boots <-Does that count?-eh 
    Denim style jackets-Agree.
    Liberty printed shirts-I don't know what that is, but don't like most graphic tees.
     


  7. nicelynice

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    What about Adidas campus 80s?? Next cool sneaker???
     


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    I don't care for those dress shirts with the mismatched whit collars either.
     


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    6K+ for this cardigan.... isnt this way above normal Kapital pricing? Not even vis is this extreme
    [​IMG]
     


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    Yeah, contrast collars and cuffs are probably one of my least favorite things in the world of things that are things..

    Quarter-zip sweaters are pretty far up there for me, too.
     


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    They're taking on Marc Jacobs and Chanel in the Veblen Goods arena.
    EDIT: Maybe not. Knit deer leather is cool.



    Let me get on this shoe-hate train.
    - flip-flops
    - the vast majority of all sandals
    - New Balance worn as a would-be fashion statement instead of the mundane utilitarian garbage it is
    - most Converse shoes on most people (but kids and the folks who look utterly natural in them get a pass as far as I'm concerned)
    - boat shoes
    - almost everything with a moccasin seam around the upper toe, including most loafers
    - Buscemi shoes with handbag detailing
    - men's boots with feminine wannabe-rockstar heels over 2-3 inches (i.e. a good portion of Hedi's latest at SLP)
    - overly pointy toes (including another swathe of Hedi wares)
    - overly square toes
    - cowboy boots
    - anything with a fringe
    - men's classic formal opera pumps (basically dollhouse-worthy, ribbon-ornamented patent leather house-slippers cut low like a Lamborghini)
    - anything with a significant amount of neon yellow-green, which seems to be the eye-searing contrast colour of choice on a lot of Adidas, Cole Haan, and heaven-knows-what I see out and about
    - heavy shoes (I once owned a pair of Timberland x OC boots and I'm convinced they were heavier than steel-toes I've tried on)
    - Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers with 25 lb. chains or giant metal eagles/lizards/bullshit on them

    Does anybody see Louboutins in the wild? I see Zanottis all the time in Toronto, but I've never noticed anybody walking around in, say, Rollerboys.
     
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    While this is correct when we work with a contemporary designer that doesn't own its means of production, most of what we sell is actually bought directly from the maker/workshop/factory. There is only one layer between the maker and the final consumer : us. So, in those cases (which is most of what we do), the supply chain has the same number of links/actors as those guys.
     


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    must have been knit by a very special baba
     


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    It's probably something to do with those buttons...
     


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    http://www.kapital.jp/e-store/detail.php?id=K1409KN155&key=5161&category=65 Hand-knit in Japan, and, as usual, significantly cheaper. Edit: And I missed the most interesting/cost-adding part: It's actually knit deer leather, which you can kind of see in the close-up shots.
     
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