Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    this, my dear tween, is the single most useful and relevant advice I've received on this site to date. oustanding A+++
     


  2. AJPA

    AJPA Well-Known Member

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    Yea, maybe chunky is a better word? Something signifying less sleek, I can't think of it right now. I don't mean this as a bad thing, just is a consideration when wearing them. I think asobu/zissou/etc have worn chunky boots well (Redwing GTs to be exact)

    Is Never Let Me Go worth a read if Im a busy dude with not much time to read? or should I look for something better to spend my time?
     


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    miran Senior member

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    well, she does know how to stir shit up in the Tweede Kamer, Shahahshah....and there is no shortage of people to help her and cheer her on...but that's just stupid Dutch politics....and it doesn't necessarily discredit her in the point she keeps making about Somali and Muslim culture generally...this is what I am not sure whether to believe or dismiss as propaganda...

    Iman is also Somali, but too busy fucking David Bowie to give a shit about Somalia...
     


  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I sort of like Roger Ebert's take on Bret Easton Ellis...that is, while Ellis might be a good, or even a great, writer, death's shadow forces us to to hastily refigure our priorities. For Ebert, this meant not touching Ellis as long as one "slim volume" of Saul Bellow remains. In this spirit, I'd say give Ishiguro a pass if you haven't yet gotten around to this or this.
     
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    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    It's not a bad novel by any means, but I agree with noobizor: if you're short on time, then there are better things to spend that time on.
     


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    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Anyone have experience with Alfred Sargent? I've been lusting over these:

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    I personally really enjoyed it. The dystopic elements of the novel were really subtle, and it was more heartbreaking than oppressive
     
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    Yea, I have two pairs from their country line. Very solid and good quality + last. Those look great.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    FL, the picture is somewhat deceptive as you can't tell how squared off the toe is. I tried on a dress shoe with the same last and was not diggin it hence my reason for going with vass.
     


  11. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    I can help with that.

    Alright enough with the shameless plugs.

    I sold a pair of Vass which didn't fit me great. However I also found the last TOO sleek. Whether Aldens are too gunboatish kind of depends on the cut of your suit, if indeed we're talking dress shoes. A lot of really nice and well-thought-of shoes on here are too narrow and elongated for my taste. I think it will likely date them at some point as well.
     


  12. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Which last did you have?

    My pair on the F last feels perfectly conservative, but i probably have smaller feet than you.

    This is also an issue we've sorta been debating here a couple of weeks ago. Kinda got a bit wound up in the english vs american styling which is a gross oversimplification i guess, but i do find c&J 348 and vass u last too elongated looking.
     


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    Thinking of buying a new jacket. Given my height, I'm thinking that the jacket should come down to just above the knee or at least mid-thigh.

    The leading candidate (but concerned it won't be warm enough for Midwest winters)

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    Like the look, but concerned about quality

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    If I could find this in gray/black and in my size, it would be automatic

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    Thanks guys, Noobizor ill look into those!
     


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    Glad I could help, but I'm seeing 0 new posts in the DIY thread...
     


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