Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. BreezyBirch

    BreezyBirch Senior member

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    definitely overpriced. ive also experienced some shooty quality with some accessories ive had.
    might you even say that his shoes are quite....shoddy? no, but for srs his mainline handmade in italy stuff is pretty good quality. just don't wear the blake stitched stuff in the rain...
     
  2. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Any great sites or blogs that make it effortless to be current on what's going on in the fashion world? I devote a lot less time to fashion, for the better, but I'm still interested in staying current on whats in, what fast fashion is doing, what my favorite designers are doing ect.
     
  3. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    SF seems to not care about JV's footwear. What's the deal, are they overpriced? I like their boots

    totally anecdotal but a few years back (summer 06? 07?) I bought a pair of those boat mocs on sale at bloomingdales and they were pieces of crap. made in Italy and retail was like 275. still paid like 175 or something too.
     
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    kwoyeu Senior member

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    ^ you sure it's JV mainline? i don't recall any mainline footwear priced under $400... but then i don't know if it's a few years back
     
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    kwoyeu Senior member

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    get ur money up


    apparently you need to be in the fashion industry or a fashion journalist to gain access...
     
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    g transistor Senior member

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    ^In the age of Tumblr and Wordpress, anyone can be a fashion journalist!
     
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    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    I remember reading generally positive things, actually. Maybe I'm mistaken. Lots of JV hate in general, maybe that snowballed into people not buying the boots, sort of a "Thomas Kinkade just produced a great painting but no way am I ever going to buy a Thomas Kinkade painting" thing. I don't actually know how good they are.
    They're pretty nice in person. Probably overpriced by like 40%, and shit like their Six O Six boots never seem to go on sale, but if I could get 2 pairs of their boots for a grand I would go for it Just sucks, I've been looking and haven't found any alternatives to their shit that I like
     
  8. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    I thought JV was really, really cool when I just started getting into fashunz too. A pair of JV boots were my first "big" shoe purchase and dear god were they bad. Seriously, looking back, I honestly see no way I could possibly redeem myself.
     
  9. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Varvatos footwear are, or at least were, very well made. Goodyear welted, decent leather for the price, nothing spectacular but at least on par with Paul Smith. The problem is that so many of the lasts, designs and leather treatments are just atrociously bad.
     
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    Desi Senior member

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    I am still a avid fan of at least half of his footwear collection each season. Lots of hits and misses but when you produce that high number of styles it is to be expected. I have a pair of suede chukkas from 3-4 years ago that I wear religiously during the spring and summer even though they are about a size big.

    With that said, I would recommend seeing the shoes in person first before making a purchase. If that is not possible at the very least make sure you can return them if you don't like them. The "Star USA" line especially.
     
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    if you're near it, check out space 519.. its sort of a general goods store run by Jake of the now closed Jake (shopJake). Last time I was there, which was a while ago, he had a bunch of SNS Herning for like 50% off and some nice canvas bags and shit.

    Chicago's Barney's is decent. St Alfred if you want visvim type stuff. George Greene.

    lol at/with Teger. With w+h, and I'm just speculating here, I'm not sure how much of their new designer is in the collection. Interesting to see where they go next spring.


    thanks will check out
     
  12. nicelynice

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    Just bought tickets to Korea next weekend, need to get out of Japan for a little bit.
    donate if you can, red cross is doing a great job on the ground, working with them here in fukushima.
     
  13. wEstSidE

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    apparently you need to be in the fashion industry or a fashion journalist to gain access...
    like i said, get your money up.
     
  14. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    WTF's island casual. My cousin's wedding's on some small island and the dress code for her wedding's island casual so I suppose I'll wear shorts and a tee. Or just a man thong. And I've got to dress nice for a cocktail reception the day before that's in the hotel or on a boat or some fuck.

    Ha ha, my cousin's wedding is "island formal". Still kinda unclear as to what that entails. Probably just wearing a lightweight suit sans tie. Although a seersucker jacket and dress shorts could be pretty fantastic.

    No idea what I'm gonna do about footwear. Bucks? Desert boots? New Balances?
     
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    junya watanabe is the worst [​IMG][/IMG] [​IMG]
     
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