Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. slack tide

    slack tide Senior member

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    I hardly consider what I paid ($110?) "overpriced" seeing as how decent patchwork shirts are hard to come by.

    And I'd appreciate it if you'd remove my image from your mental spankbank, even if it's the only way you could possibly get it up for your mom.


    "decent" is a stretch. the shirt is plain ugly, as im sure you know. retail is $150+.

    the 'spank bank' joke was painfully bad. it was just the last image in my head of you. wearing an ugly shirt looking like Mr. Miyagi on the side of the freeway. Don't flatter yourself.
     
  2. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Senior member

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    Slack bringing the LULZ tonight. Great shit, so many good points in that rant... Mauro likely will continue to blame everyone else for his problems while he runs his business into the ground, taking good people down with him. I hope he figures it out, but he seems to lack any self awareness so I doubt he will
     
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    slack tide Senior member

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    Mauro likely will continue to blame everyone else for his problems while he runs his business into the ground, taking good people down with him. I hope he figures it out, but he seems to lack any self awareness so I doubt he will
    +1. I swear that WvG thread is the funnest, train wreck of a threk this board has to offer outside of the stickies.
     
  4. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    +1. I swear that WvG thread is the funnest, train wreck of a threk this board has to offer outside of the stickies.
    what happened? edit: wait, jsut read the previous page. Havent checked in since the peacoat
     
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    nicelynice Senior member

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    Just conditioned all my shoes and boots while listening to a whiny Japanese girl

    I wouldn't have done it, but she's 178cm tall
     
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    oldSFer Senior member

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    watashihabutadesu
    korehanandesuka?
    korehabutadesu
    watashimobutadesu
     
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    Zeemon Senior member

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    watashihabutadesu
    korehanandesuka?
    korehabutadesu
    watashimobutadesu


    it's "wa" , は is usually transcripted and pronounced as "ha", but not when it is used as a particle
     
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    oldSFer Senior member

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    it's "wa" , は is usually transcripted and pronounced as "ha", but not when it is used as a particle

    I know but the Japanese IME I use would take 'wa' and always output ... the other 'wa', you know.
     
  9. APK

    APK Senior member

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    I'm sick of fashion blogs featuring atrocious writing. It's a bit easier to digest if it's just some piss-ant Tumblr. But too many of these blogs have the glossy presentation paired with painfully bad writing. They don't even need to spin eloquent prose; just show some awareness of proper grammar and writing mechanics. Nothing makes a blog seem more bush league than the copy being littered with simple grammatical errors.

    I suppose, from a reader standpoint, the remedy is to not consider "blogger" and "writer" synonymous terms.
     
  10. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I like how much you trash the brand and then in your big "sand in vag" post, you pathetically write:
    That's hilarious. By the way, I think it's funny that you repeatedly call me Asian in an attempt to insult me, completely overlooking the fact of how many on here are Asian including Fok. And all this animosity towards me because I called you out for fawning over a piece of $.10 metal? You're pathetic. And racist. Mostly both.
     
  11. APK

    APK Senior member

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    I don't have a dog in the WvG fight, but I want to go over a few points between slack's post and Mauro's response.

    For anyone seeing slack's post and thing "lol tl;dr" it comes down to this:

    - Actually buying WvG is a pain in the ass.
    - Mauro is too frequently perpetuating a cycle of product hype and product delays.
    - Tote holders gobble up the limited product when it actually comes to fruition.
    - The WvG thread is often on the forum's first page despite product releases, for the most part, being non-existent. This is mostly a result of the above point.
    - The WvG thread tends to drift more toward unrelated talk and inside jokes than it does for actual product talk (not product HYPE, mind you).

    So as a long-time follower of Farinelli's/WvG (and tote holder!), I'm going to say: He's absolutely right.

    I made a few purchases from Farinelli's, but haven't done so since WvG became a stand-alone entity. My transactions were always professional and pleasant. Gauging the tone of the thread over the last year, however, I take it that's no longer the case. With no physical store, WvG is dependent almost entirely on the internet to move product. Yet the website is rarely up-to-date. A new one is allegedly in the works, but like the product, its unveiling has been put back by countless delays. At the moment, the main way to get WvG product from Mauro seems to be to just PayPal him funds for the item. He's on the level, but the whole thing smacks of professionalism and seems more like the online equivalent of a guy selling shit out of the trunk of his car.

    This one goes back to the Farinelli days when there were sporadic delays in the store receiving product from other brands. But that happens with every retailer. As for the WvG label, I can't recall a single product that wasn't met with some sort of delay. And again, not unheard of. But unlike delays with other in-house brands (Epaulet, for instance) that were short, the WvG delays seem to stretch out to comical levels. So instead of discussion about products that are in-stock or in the hands of customers, there's this constant stream of "Product X is supposed to be here in 2 weeks. Don't sleep, they're on point."

    For the most part, people are understanding with delays to a reasonable extent. But you try even the most patient person when every shirt release becomes the clothing version of Dre's Detox album.

    I'm a tote holder, so I get the emails when product actually does show up. As I said, I haven't bought anything, so I have no personal experience with something selling. But I do check the WvG thread regularly and there seems to be a recurring pattern of a product finally arriving and a lot of people missing out because of the aforementioned disorder of the website and the main way transactions for items are done. That's frustrating for people, especially when they check the thread regularly and STILL miss out on an item because its arrival was so poorly promoted. The limited quantities of the product runs only compounds the issue.

    I'd guess that cash flow issues are responsible for the low quantities. But it's still a pain in the ass to follow weeks of hype and then miss out on something for the above reasons. I believe the sweat knickers are the current product in limbo. I want to say they were supposed to be rolling in at least a month or two ago and that they're still a couple weeks away from arriving. And when they do, there's only a couple of each size, meaning we can expect another round of the aforementioned "wait, they're already gone" posts. These aren't limited edition Nikes here, so there isn't the allure of having a rare collectible. People just want a damn shirt or pair of sweat knickers with minimal hassle.


    This just amplifies the disorder. Sidebar discussion is going to happen in most threads, but it's the secondary discussion in the WvG thread behind talk of when product will arrive/why product is late. I can't imagine being a newbie to the brand and trying to make sense of it all. The thread is almost like this online clubhouse where the actual clothes are kind of, sort of talked about, but only if it's about why they aren't available for sale yet.

    I've had my dust-ups with slack in the past, usually because of his tendency to get abrasive. But here, I'll concede that slack presented his points in a fairly non-aggressive matter. It wasn't anywhere close to the chrono-Uncontrol-level of "this shit is fucking terrible" posts. And that's what makes Mauro's response all the more frustrating to read:


    Whether slack plans to buy another piece of WvG clothing is irrelevant. What is pertinent here is that slack HAS bought from Mauro in the not-too-distant past. This isn't like Uncontrol, someone who never has and never would buy something from WvG, coming in there and stirring shit up. This is an existing customer with valid criticisms. And how does Mauro respond? The same way he always does. With childish insults and a declaration that he doesn't want his critic's business anyway.

    I've had a tote for a year and a half. It's a tote I put to use quite often. But never for an actual purchase. And that isn't by design. I've been eager to use it on certain WvG products, but those disappoint (the chinos), never come to fruition (the floral shirts), or are mired by excessive delays (the sweat knickers).

    I'm sure Mauro's a great guy in person. But he's an awful vendor in terms of customer service. In a realm where you have outlets such as ToJ or Epaulet, that's a big deal-breaker. I'm ready to concede that all I'll ever have to show for my $75 tote is something to carry my packages to the post office
     
  12. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Thumb Raider

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    I knew there was a reason I was avoiding that mess, but... wow.
     
  13. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    When did we come back online? I gave up on religiously clicking refresh in order to do the important things in life, like making a pot of coffee
     
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    lol.

    i too can /withdrawl
     
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