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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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    yeah me too, actually. id still like to take it to the tailor's to see what can be done before i give up on it :eek:
     
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    Devoa SS12 is so on my radar after I saw the yoga video on their site. Such great fabrics and cuts. The detail shots make me want some pieces even more. Really like the pants with the extra long legs and the cream hoodie. Will definitely be buying.

    Dammit, I like the Sruli Recht stuff too as well (and he gets plus points for being based in Iceland - place I most want to go after Japan). This look shall be replicated this year -

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    Dammit shah!
     
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    Ivwri Senior member

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    *puts shah on block list to save wallet*


















    thanks for the links! Realise I had seen their stuff on some of those sites before. Crappy model pics kept me from paying attention.
     
  4. LA Guy

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    Devoa always looks good to me. It's a shame (imo) that it's been co-opted by the goth ninja crowd - yes, I know that it's not homogeneous, but the agglomerate attitude is extremely irritating to me, as are skinny dudes with no muscle tone acting generally gloomy. imo, if you can spend a few thousand on a ramie and linen jacket, you should be sporting a big, shit-eating grin.

    The construction, as with a lot of "artisanal" brands, is stone-aged, but the cutting and designs are pretty excellent. I'm looking forward to the jackets, especially. Some of those belts look nice as well in the pictures, but I have never actually seen them in person, so can't really have an opinion on those.
     
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    Just curious-- could you go into more detail about what makes the construction methods of brands like Devoa "stone aged", what they're lacking, etc? 'specially for people like me who salivate over the brand but who have never handled a piece in person.
     
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    Snowman, blazer looks big in all respects :(
     
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    People often layer black, which gets polarized reactions, but what about layering white? IMO you'd have to be careful to not look like a painter.
     
  8. Lane

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    never handled Devoa but I don't get why SZ loves it so much, tbh.


    its so boring and bland brand despite probably being some of the best constructed stuff out there for the human body. They usually also need to appreciate things for the drama as do I.


    guess its similar to why they like artisan brands and even schneider, attention to detail and good quality/construction.
     
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    I'm disappointed that it's not our very own Mikey.
     
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    I'm inclined to hate your website even though it hasn't even launched.

    Fok: Feed the what? Please, guys, don't quote spammers.
     
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    Have you ever seen M.A.+? M.A.+ leather goods? I carry a M.A.+ cardcase as a wallet. The silver piece has long ago snapped and may be lost, or may be in a pile of junk. Not that it's a big loss, because the silversmith who made it probably did it in about 30 seconds and did not take that much care doing it. The ends weren't even attached. They essentially took a thin strip of silver and beat it, while drunk, into a more or less rectangular shape. The leather is cut passably, but seriously, anyone who took a class in high school could probably do as well. The cool things about the wallet is the beautiful leather itself, which is died this blue grey color, and in the design. It's essentially leather origami.

    The same goes with the bags. There are tons of bags out there with better workmanship, starting with the bags you see at TJ Maxx by Kenneth Cole. At least the lines of stitching are regular. These bags are not Louis Vuitton or Hermes. They don't require years of training to get them done right. I'm pretty sure that any leather worker, given the same leather, and a copy of the pattern, could easily make the bag.

    And have you seen the Aviator? A remarkably design. Not that well made. These are not old Jil Sander pieces, with french seaming throughout. I have an old Jil moleskin shirt that is completely french seamed. To do that, with such a heavy, thick fabric, is technically difficult. There is nothing technically difficult about making an M.A.+ garment. The designs are extremely well thought out, and the materials are unusual and interesting, but you are definitely not paying for the construction.

    The same goes for any number of the "artisanal" brands. Rick Owens is sort of an exception in that the materials are also shitty. However, at least he gets his stuff made in a competent factory.


    My sentiments exactly, my Persian friend.
     
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    whatever, I cant just buy well made clothes, there has to be something to excite me to purchase. This is why I am buying nothing from any fall 2012 collection unless its like a t-shirt or something. Shit, there wasn't even anything really interesting design wise to hold my eyes from any collection, maybe im just getting bored of this.
     
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  15. LA Guy

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    That's fair, but your idea of drama is the same as Liza Minelli's. There is something beautiful and quietly dramatic about, for example, Devoa's cutting, or the remarkable techniques used to loom a Inis Meain sweater. There is more to drama than looking like Dracula's dorky cousin.

    FWIW, I was dressed like an Asian Bill Sykes today. imo, the best dressers and the best retailers can put disparate things together to make a cohesive look. For example, Abdul, the assistant designer at Engineered Garments, can, and does, wear all Engineered Garments in a very "goth ninja" way, and Alan Bilzerian can style EG with Morishita with MA+.
     
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  16. Lane

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    yah, of course, but I think you are just pidgeonholing me cuz of certain fits

    ive actually been dressing quite passively lately (button ups and blazer). Been appreciating what you are talking about more as well. Got rid of lots of my overly loud clothing, not that I am not still willing to put on a ninja hoody and rick skirt still.


    and nothing beats a nice leather to me...
     
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  17. LA Guy

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    I think that the sign of an intelligent and mature mind is the ability to appreciate things outslde of the confines of one's own values. I've actually got nothing against people dressing like a ninja. I just think that sentiments like thinking that people need to understand a designer to wear his pieces is plain stupid. Some of the great art collectors of the world were just inveterate collectors. J. Paul Getty is the example that comes immediately to mind. Norton Simon was obsessed with how his pieces stacked up against pieces from the same artists in different collections.
     
  18. Lane

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    I was trying to be clear that I respect what devoa does, and has already achieved with its precise anatomical cuts and attention to fabric choices. However, left only at that there leaves a lot to desire for me. It looks really good worn, and ive considered a blazer in the past but I just haven't had that same impulsive desire to buy something.
     
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    [​IMG]

    "Those Gitman Brothers were really friendly".

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