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Random fashion thoughts

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

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    My roommate has two pairs of these.
     
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    I think half of my diet is caffeine
     
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    Besides, a garment dyed goose down jacket isn't really a core product. I stand by my first impression, the technical stuff seem solid, plus they added inside straps what more can you as for ?
     
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    I think it's increasingly possible that miran is a troll. I thought he was just incredibly stupid for a few weeks, but the more he posts, the less I can actually believe that any person can be that stupid.

    Is he otter?
     
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    :embar: this http://www.isaora.com/product-p/5912.htm looks like that SISP blazer

    used these today. so good. some lady was looking awkwardly at me as i passed by, i looked behind me and she was still looking :laugh:

    that raf coat looks so good sipang :slayer: think it'll fit me?
     
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    i really like the look of that blue isaora puffer. if it weren't as extraneous as it is to my overall wardrobe/style i would consider copping...
     
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    My god can you imagine? How would he get the mirror shots tho? And it just seems too good. That would be like next level trolling
     
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    Straps jackets = strong disconnect bewteen self-perception and reality. I'm guessing we're very close to an inverse proportionality relation. The more badass you think it looks , the more subject of ridicule you actually become.

    What is reality though ? :shrug:


    I think it's too big for you, snow. I'll take some measurements soon.
     
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    I have the navy sweatshirt with the shoulder zip. Fit is spot on (things fit small though - I am between a 38 and a 40 in most brands, and I wear large in any of their stuff, and it still fits slim). I looked over the workmanship, and the finishing is definitely good, as are the materials. The trims are pretty average - it's a pretty run of the mill YKK zip, but I hope that that is not a make it or break it thing, because the whole "what kind of zipper is it" is seriously over emphasized.

    Is a sweater with a zip on the shoulder worth $290? Depends on your financial situation and how much you like the piece. It's definitely well made, the dollar is really weak against the Yen, Japanese manufacturing is not cheap, and it's not like AR has huge distribution, so I'm sure that there is a premium for small runs, so prices are definitely no absurd. It's not a steal either. Personally, as a house brand, I think that it is very good. My favorite "house brand" is KIN, which is both a better value proposition and has more interesting designs, overall, but that is a brand with some actual aspirations. And AR does not seem to be that, though, if it does well, I could easily see it getting wider distribution.
     
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    as in sydneys' kin? made in toronto-kin?
     
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    Thank you so much for your response and input
    Those pants are defiantly intriguing and the sweater is cool.

    Who sells KIN?
     
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    I would pass on the AR stuff doesn't look that great.
     
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    KIN is sold at Barneys, um, MAC, and Uncle Otis, that I know of. However, it is the brainchild of Sydney Mamane, who sells the line through his own store, Sydney's, in Toronto. www.shopsydneys.com The modeling and photography is not as expert as at Aloharag, but you've always got to look past the presentation, in e-tailing, since digital presentation of fashion is still in utero, really.
     
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    Why? Any other recommendations. I really need to update my closet, need more pieces: sweaters, shirts, t shirts, pants.
     
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    Biggest mistake you can make is rushing your purchases because you feel you need to update now. Buy one piece at a time, the pants don't look that great but I don't know what you like. The sweater is just ok.

    Looks like you want to go for snowman lite? I'd say for standard stuff look at gitman vintage, our legacy, stuff like that. You really don't need a lot in terms of pants just get a pair of apc ns and call it a day.
     
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    Have to agree with Jet. If you are just looking to update your wardrobe, I'd get some pullovers from SNS Herning, which, at a lower price, are a better value proposition, and better known quality, than AR. They actually have the naval sweater that has interesting should detail, not unlike the AR piece, and in a variety of colors. I like the amalgan sweaters as well, which are new for this season. Tees - go to Forward, Revolve, and Yoox, and pick your poison. They are cheap and plentiful. And if you have a tee that really "stands out" chances are it's either 1) overdesigned or 2) you just bought a blouse. The pants are decent, if you like sweatpants, but honestly, Wings+Horns offers a similar cut for less. The make is not quite as good (placement of seams not as though out, et.., , but the material is more durable, which, for sweatpants, is more important, imo.
     
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