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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    yes, no problems except on ice
     
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    every tried walking on wet tile/pavement with crepe though? bad experiences in my clarks db days...
    the problem was specific to the footwear. i love to splish splash with crepe soles and going downhill becomes a breeze when there's snow on the ground. everything ok with the recent double-quake ?
     
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    yeah that's down in christchurch, but thanks for asking. no family down there either, fortunately.

    It's not even about the damage any more, it's just that they keep coming. After the first 2 quakes last year and in February and the hundred or so fatalities, people were shocked but they we enthusastic about "rising up and out" and all that. spirits were high.

    But they've been trying to rebuild for months now and the aftershocks are still coming. they're getting a bit fed up. a couple of insurance companies have gone under, and the CBD is still inaccessible. it's all a bit depressing really.
     
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    Every Aussie I've spoken to even says, go to NZ nice vacation. I don't know about Raz but I still have reservations as to whether he's a spam bot. But how can I visit if it's like that ??
     
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    haha...that's just christchurch. It's pretty ironic since Christchuch is one of the few cities in NZ not on a faultline.

    It's so weird cos everywhere else in the country is perfectly fine and somewhat oblivious.

    It's also annoying because all of the Rugby World Cup games have had to be moved out of Christchurch...They're probably the most rugby mad city too. sucks. All the semi finals and the final will be in Auckland, at the stadium literally around the corner from my flat. Will be interesting.
     
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    [​IMG] are those kanken's in the background!?
     
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    iirc, tonio, the shirts seem to fit larger in the shoulders and tts everywhere else. i remember trying one just one native son shirt, was two-tone, and the shoulders were probably an inch to wide (size small) - probably 17 inches... but that's just one shirt i tried

    Awesome, Briza. THe two tone from this current season? That's the answer I was hoping for so I appreciate that!
     
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    [​IMG] hype hype hype hype hype
    What would everyone think if we replaced the giant "N" with a D&G, Diesel, G-Star, or LV logo? I predict nobody here would accept it. Or what if we just remove the "N" entirely and have no logo? While there might initially be some acceptance among forum members, ultimately this design would be a failure too since the shoe might be mistaken as some generic colorful shoe from Walmart. Ultimately the NB logo is a key part of selling point (even for forum members here).
     
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    How does that work... I thought any designs the fashion industry are free reign. Arent CP Achillies almost a direct rip of Adidas Rod Laver Vintage, Visvim/Converse, MMM GATS/original GATS etc?

    Yeah, i'd have to say some of the appeal is to do with the NB logo. If it had LV, Diesel etc it'd get a bad wrap cause theres negative connotations with those brands already. They already scream dad-sneakers to me so removal of the NB logo probably wouldnt improve them any
     
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    Yeah there's no copyright protection, only trademark protection. Pretty sure they eventually settled out of court. While I think it's a good thing that such protection doesn't exist, it does leave a bad taste in my mouth when I see one designer blatantly copying another.
     
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    Every Aussie I've spoken to even says, go to NZ nice vacation. I don't know about Raz but I still have reservations as to whether he's a spam bot. But how can I visit if it's like that ??
    What the fuck shah??? Spam bot?? Fuck man I thought you loved me [​IMG] NZ is really nice. If people want to visit Australia / NZ I would say this: Brisbane for lifestyle (Warm in summer, can go to Gold Coast + Sunshine Coast for surfing / swimming / amazing islands Sydney for food (Has all our best restaurants but pretty ugly city IMO, would stay 2-3 days Thurs - Sat and pack a few places in) NZ / Tasmania for rediculously beautiful landscapes, Tasmania also has a really good wine / spirits industry (lots of single malts IIRC) and its pretty cheap to stay down there
     
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    every tried walking on wet tile/pavement with crepe though? bad experiences in my clarks db days...

    yes, no problems except on ice

    the problem was specific to the footwear. i love to splish splash with crepe soles and going downhill becomes a breeze when there's snow on the ground.

    everything ok with the recent double-quake ?


    +1 clarks db's being shit

    Had this problem all the time with mine and my PH chukkas are awesome at not slipping.

    Those trickers last page are dope, I sorta want some dark grey suede ones with a crepe wedge sole [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah there's no copyright protection, only trademark protection. Pretty sure they eventually settled out of court. While I think it's a good thing that such protection doesn't exist, it does leave a bad taste in my mouth when I see one designer blatantly copying another.

    Is the LV shoe a case of blatant copying while the myriad of Converse/GAT derivatives are not?

    In general, physical items that have practical utility do not have copyright protection. This is why stuff like clothing and furniture can be copied with little fear of legal issues, but the same is not true for a painting.
     
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    +1 clarks db's being shit

    Had this problem all the time with mine and my PH chukkas are awesome at not slipping.

    Those trickers last page are dope, I sorta want some dark grey suede ones with a crepe wedge sole [​IMG]


    Dark grey suede would be baller as shit, though would like the white vibram sole more
     
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    Is the LV shoe a case of blatant copying while the myriad of Converse/GAT derivatives are not?


    They all are, to varying degrees. MMM gats are "replicas" of the originals (even stamped right on the shoe itself). With the case of the lv sneakers, they essentially lifted the "N" and replaced it with their own logo passing it as their own. I believe theres a difference between taking inspiration from a design and making a direct copy off someone elses.
     
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    ..and hopefully the designers should feel ashamed of themselves. cough*DANIELE ALESSANDRINI cough*[​IMG]
     
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    the greatest pleasures in life: a new pair of uni-qlo socks, and when california love comes on at a club
     
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    yeah, nothing beats a fresh pair of socks straight outta the package!
     
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