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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    http://dale.no/us/collection/sweaters-jackets/men/wool/

    look at the word to "buy" in the middle.

    ...if youre too lazy to click the link its "kjop" ...i first heard the word "kop" in a fabolous(rapper) song from his first cd. thought it was some slang, but does the word "kop" actually derive from another language?
     
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  2. acl1

    acl1 Senior member

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    ^ I dunno, there's always a period after owning your grail for a while and it starts to lose its appeal, and then you start moving onto future grails that will always, always come up. But ime there's always a later period when you havent thought about your previous grails and start wearing them again that you start to re-appreciate their little details and how awesome they really are.

    [@ zissou]
     
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  3. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Senior member

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    I find that I enjoy my nice clothes more the longer I have them. Sure, I still want more things, but so does everyone, but I find that as long as my clothes fit (I bought several things that were too small when starting out), the longer they sit in the closet the more I appreciate the materials, the better I become at pairing them with other items, and the more they become me.
     
  4. impolyt_one

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    I am pretty emotionless when it comes to buying clothes now, just way too many clothes that I see on a daily basis. It would take some magical leather jacket to impress me. CCP looks cheap as fuck to me, I go into Lift Etage and I ask Mrs TOJ to guess the price based on what she knows of leather jackets on her own, and she guesses about $2,000 (which means like $1,200 RRP outside of Japan)

    Meanwhile, when I bought that MMM 5-zip, it wasn't really the biggest thing at all. I was just like 'hm, I have a leather jacket now' - little did I know how much having a swaggy black leather jacket would change my life. :eek:
     
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  5. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    i don't see clothes often, nor do I have the resources to access higher end stuff constantly. However, earlier this year it changed my perspective when I visited higher end boutiques. There is a huge distinction between judging items close up versus being behind a computer and conjuring idealized images of them. Its also why I was able to branch out some more as well since the stuff people perceive as strange/loud is actually quite wearable; unfortunately many aren't able to see it for themselves and might be robbing themselves of opportunity because of preconceptions.

    However, on the flip side..



    everytime I visit Atelier I'm always dumbfounded by the prices of the CCP/MA items. I mean, I know I spend a ludicrous amount on clothing. However, this is a whole nother level...$1600 button up shirt, that wasn't so amazing. I tried a $800 white paul harden shirt that was barely special as well. Wasn't too impressed with CCP besides the bizarreness of the items, like having titanium randomly in the knuckles and elbow of the jacket. In the end it just looked like shiny plastic (i know kangaroo leather is thin but strong). Maybe, I'm just a plebe but I wouldn't care if that was simply the case anyways.
     
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  6. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Coppin some of this when it comes out.

    I don't know about you guys and maybe it's because I live in socal and can handle shit but all the grail pieces I've bought years ago I still love to this day. Nothing in recent years comes close.
     
  7. BlackToothedGrin

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    It's out today. Tres bien has some stuff
     
  8. snake

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    +1

    Feels good to pull out my leather jacket after a long winter.
     
  9. Ivwri

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    Too slow :(. Everything's gone in my size. Sigh.
     
  10. miran

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    I thought the point the Jewish guy was making was that it was econ/finance types that got Gap into this mess in the first place! Wouldn't he say to study fashion/fashion marketing/fashion sociloogy and become an equity analyst at the Gap?
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Econ/finance types get a lot of businesses into trouble. While necessary, sound fiscal choices are not sufficient to making any business, much less a business that requires so much intuition, successful. The problem is that some companies lose site of their mission statement (they are actually useful) and let the bottom line dictate everything. This may work for a few quarters, but it will catch up with you. Sometimes, you have to leave money on the table because it's bad money.
     
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  12. Lionheart Biker

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    This pretty sily, but I have an excuse for it, since I´m a not a native speaker, or from the states and I haven´t been in the forum for so long...
    so, a prelude to my sort of dumb question: What does ccp stand for? I suppose you´re talking about a brand, and i´ve thought of acronyms for it, but none have to mind...
     
  13. gats

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    Carol christian poell He makes cool clothes


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    Also don't know who this du is but no doubt my favourite ccp fitpic

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  14. notwithit

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    I always forget whether the Carol comes first or the Christian. Not that it's a brand that's particularly relevant to me.

    Also, I realized this morning that the circumference of my chest increased an infinitesimal amount, and now some of my button-front shirts pull at the chest. :plain:
     
  15. Bam!ChairDance

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    Infinite Chest by David Foster Wallace
     
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  16. Lionheart Biker

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    Thanks gats. Never heard of him... kinda weird since i´ve been reading about fashion for a couple of years... maybe i need to branch out my online fashion viewing.
     
  17. reedobandito

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    so far out of left field, brilliant
     
  18. trafficjam

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    A Supposedly Nice Shirt I'll Never Wear Again.

    Ho ho, I've name-dropped an author!
     
  19. notwithit

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    Hands-down my favorite book, the circumference of my torso notwithstanding. :slayer:

    Seriously, the best 1,100 pages I ever read.

    Naturally, I just got back from lifting at the gym.

    Why? Because I am stupid and vain, and I never learn.

    Also, I'm more or less ok with wearing AA baby rib henleys every day.
     
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  20. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Anybody here on wallace-l?
     
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