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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    she was the cat's meow....that was....Shadynasty
     
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    I'm loving the new Nike x Gyakusou collection by Jun Takahashi but have a hard time paying such high prices for that kind of clothes (even though I run several times a week)...


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    exactly, just like blowing your load.
     
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    For me, it's more exciting to know that a piece is exactly what I had hoped, and that I'll wear it often and for a long time. There is a danger in allowing a piece of clothing to attain almost mythical status in my mind, because not much would actually live up to it. The actual purchasing is the hard part for me (especially when pushing a grand), but I actually had the opportunity to see in person some garments I've been interested in for a long time. So, I thought I should take advantage of the moment.

    I have to say, it was strange to actually set foot in a shop that carries Cabourn. It's been a few years since I've been on the east coast.
    I'm whining a bit about the Mallory jacket that I finally picked up. The jacket itself is exceptional, but it is a bit of an odd fit- perfect in the shoulders, but large in the body. But, I think with some tailoring, it should be great. The body of the jacket is a bit long, but I have to remind myself that it's more of a short coat than a suit jacket, if that makes sense. I think the Cameraman is a fairly forgiving jacket unless, say, you have short arms for your body, or something along those lines.
     
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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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    ^ 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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  8. BlackToothedGrin

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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.
     
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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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    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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    jet Persian Bro

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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.
     
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    It's out today. Tres bien has some stuff
     
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    +1

    Feels good to pull out my leather jacket after a long winter.
     
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    Too slow :(. Everything's gone in my size. Sigh.
     
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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?
     
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