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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. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Whaaaaat?????

    Edit: spammer makes sense now
     
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  2. maxfulcrum

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    Not spam - just testing out a concept and trying to get honest feedback. Not selling anything
     
  3. dieworkwear

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    I would buy a polo with a :foo: embroidery on the left breast.
     
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  4. Kid Nickels

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    Was out skating in mine this afternoon. :nodding:


    "Vans are having a moment" … what does that even mean?
     
  5. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    When have vans ever not been having a moment?
     
  6. Guy Burgess

    Guy Burgess Senior member

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    depending on where you are from quite a lot of the time?
     
  7. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The vans moment is around 40 years old now but it's measured in geological time so moment is correct here.
     
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    can anyone give me a rec or point me in the right direction?

    looking for a pair of drapey loose fit but tapered to the bottom, amenable to be rolled up, navy trousers, maybe with pin stripes (not from lemaire)? i could've sworn i saw something like that from CdG or yohji, but i can't seem to find it anymore.
     
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  10. snowmanxl

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    CDG pants like that can be found second hand. do you want new?
    ill let you know if i come across them in my searches :)
     
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  11. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    http://justoneeye.com/yohjiyamamotonavystripetrousers.html

    size up for more drape. warning: not cheap
     
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  12. Bam!ChairDance

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    Oh don't be obtuse. Yeah, they've always been popular among certain circles, but certainly not at the "Vans or Vans-a-like sneakers on every person between ages of 2 and 42, nationwide and at all levels of socioeconomic status" level of popularity that they're at right now. It's not an accident that you can buy Vans looking sneakers at Payless, all the way up to an entire category page of slip on sneakers with every high end designer doing their take of the design at Mr. Porter. This wasn't the case a few years ago.
     
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  14. Bam!ChairDance

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    Ok this Google Trends chart is pretty fun. Interesting that "slip ons" sees a steady decrease in search frequency until ~2013, when it begins to ascend along with "stan smiths". Huh

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  15. bows1

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    Sounds about right. New rules say we're never allowed to put up an out of office or be on a plane without WiFi :brick:
     
  16. Baron

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    I feel like you've been able to buy vans style knockoffs at Target/K-Mart/Payless for as long as I remember. But I'm definitely less attuned to trends than most of you guys, so I'm probably not that credible on this.
     
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    The Mr.Porter page is a more significant piece of evidence. Those are major brands -- Lanvin, Common Projects, Margiela, Dries, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith, and Balenciaga -- none of which were featuring or even making slip-on sneakers circa 2011, now all selling practically interchangeable shoes because they expanded into a new category in unison in response to demand.
     
  18. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You could also say the designer sneaker thing is a relatively new phenomenon, and they're just cycling through classic styles to knockoff.
     
  19. cocostella

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    HOW DARE YOU!!! Seriously though, down here in San Diego I cannot remember a time when Vans weren't in the top three most popular shoes of the moment. At least as far back as I can remember, late 70's, they have always been in the mix. Strong surf and skate culture here, obviously.
     
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