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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. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    I remember when we oiled our baseball gloves back in the 60's to hasten the process. But maybe I'm showing my age.
     
  2. go on groiled, see this for sale

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  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    no, we still do that stuff now. just with high tech oil.
     
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  4. ManofKent

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    I suspect unless you handle it evenly you'll get a less uniform patina - it will be the oils, dirt and sweat from your fingers that will add the patina.
     
  5. Mulan

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/fashion/dries-van-noten-paris-fashion-week.html?_r=0

    Video and interview with DVN


    In a new video for season four of the “In the Studio” series, Dries Van Noten, from his office in Antwerp, Belgium, talked about being a control freak, the relationship between making fashion and food, and finding a mummified man in his building. And that’s the conversation that ended up on the cutting room floor. (This interview had been edited and condensed.)

    Q. What was this building used for originally?
    A. It was built to store wines and strong spirits. Then, in the Second World War, first the building was used by the Germans and after by the English. You can still find traces of the old occupations on the walls of the building. From the 1950s on, it was used as a warehouse for old museums. It was completely crammed full of stuff. There was a 13th-century mummified man, a 1950s hairdresser salon, big paintings made completely in postage stamps. We came here in the 2000s and had to empty the space.
    Q. Did you like the fact that the building had all this history attached to it?
    A. I like it always. The house where Patrick, my partner, and I live in is an old house with a lot of history. Good and bad things happened in the house. A lot of the furniture also has a history. The table and the chairs are coming from the courthouse here in Antwerp. They sold the whole lot just the moment that we came to this building, they kicked all their oak furniture out and took everything into plastic and ugly materials, so the cupboards and everything just came from the courthouse. The rug in my office is from a friend. In the 1980s, I was quite well known for my knitwear, and a lot of inspiration came from carpets, where I found ways to use structures and colors and depth of colors. Sometimes, the fastest way to explain to my manufacturer here in Belgium how I wanted it to look was not saying, “O.K., one roll of this and stitched like this and the yarn like that.” It was just showing the carpets. And that carpet was one of the sweaters.
    Q. Is it important to you to be near the harbor?
    A. I think the light, the view of the water, the way you really can look far down from here, is always important. To get quiet, I need a view. Sounds maybe kind of like a spoiled guy but I — I need it.
    Q. What is the key quality in an office?
    A. Our office before was in a house that had 82 rooms. It was very charming but it was impossible to find somebody. So we wanted to have an open office with everything visible, because it was like a fresh start. We don’t have a heavy company structure, but I’m kind of a control freak. I wanted to have a good view on what everybody’s doing.
    Q. Does your house look like your office?
    A. My office looks very empty compared with my house. The house is completely crammed full with things that Patrick and I love. It’s very eclectic. There are things that have no value but which we like. We have a lot of Belgian painters; we have international painters. We have nice things; we have ugly things. I don’t want that things are predictable. I think it’s clear in my collections. It’s also clear in the house and everywhere where we live. But for me, it’s important to have all those things around me. It’s something that, I think it gives me strength. I think it gives me ... energy.
    Q. Do you always have flowers?
    A. Always. I bring from the house, from the garden. The garden is my second profession. It’s 22 hectares, which is a big garden. I really need it, going from the flower garden, the shrubs and the trees, the vegetable garden, all these things. I want to share them also with people, so when the peonies are in full flower, it’s really fantastic that you can come here every three, four days with your arms full of peonies and just put all the offices full. It’s impossible for me to say, “O.K., this is my office life, my creative office life, and that is my creative garden life.” For me, it’s one big thing. I think in the same way when I’m cooking, when I’m gardening, when I’m choosing fabrics. It’s a way of living.
     
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  6. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    unsurprisingly the people waiting in line at the OC sample sale yesterday looked exactly as I would have imagined people who go to OC sample sales would have looked.

    am i just out of touch because i don't live in nyc or do 90% of the people in williambsurg look ridiculous?
     
  7. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

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    my name is carlos and welcome to opening ceremony. in this room you can look like a slut, and in this room you can be a qt who is allergic to bees. don't go in this room jacob is in there and he's a bitch. in this room there's a lot of lilac, and in this room there's a lot of dogs or something. let me know if you have any questions.
     
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  8. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had an Il Bisonte wallet to which I did nothing except carry normally, and it aged beautifully. And it didn't take anything like 5 years. I think it had a nice patina after a year or less.
     
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  9. nicelynice

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    i hate the word "patina"
     
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  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    What do you want people to use instead "beat to shit"?
     
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  11. ManofKent

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    Rodin made extensive use of urine to create patination.
     
  12. omgcookielol

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    It will definitely be less uniform, but I can't imagine the range of color tones differing between reg use and conditioner.

    But using a conditioner wouldn't prevent your case from "developing" afterwards, so if there's something that you do that would impart a different pigment to the leather, you can get a tone you're happy with now, and still have an individualized look 5 years later.
     
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  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Yasuto Kamoshita spotted in a Post Imperial tie

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  14. Francks

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  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Looks like he button the last of the three buttons? Real life sprezz
     
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  16. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    His pocket square is actually a printout of this interview, which he unfolds and hands to anyone who asks about why he buttons only the bottom button
     
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  17. the shah

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    Yo S why you been ignoring me bruh :eek:
     
  18. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Who is "S"?
     
  19. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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  20. Bussit

    Bussit Senior member

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    Is there a way you can unlike a post? I accidentally click Like by accident
     

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