Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    More valuable insight from Teger [​IMG] Next up--Teger tells us that "Common Projects are pretty cool, I guess, but so expensive!" followed by "Repro jeans get the details right but the cuts aren't always flattering." I shouldn't hate, though; confidently stating the obvious, with blind disregard for the possibility that someone else might have done so before, is a handy skill in lit class.
    shoreman isn't your whole aesthetic rehashing what people have already done? [​IMG]
     


  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    While we're on the topic of RO, I was just wondering about the Dickdunk. Why's that thing so special? It's just a Nike Vandal with an extended rise and tounge, and a different sole. It's also not Nike. Which I suppose makes it better in the first place...

    It's a Nike AF1 except the shape of the last is much sleeker (it follows the contours of a foot) and the upper part is on steroids (see tongue). The side zip and upper make the shoe what it is; pretty damn flashy.
     


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    shoreman isn't your whole aesthetic rehashing what people have already done? [​IMG]

    Uh I think you're forgetting that I take anything with an edge and sand it down to a dull suburban nub.
     


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    yeah, though i like my 06 ones better, had a more standard toebox. upturned one is torture.

    they luk gud too
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    20x

    also rick owns is a niche fashion designer in a niche industry. he is not at the forefront of a revolution in clothing let alone a revolution in contemporary design. yes he is good at what he does, but what he does has nowhere the importance that you give it.



    RO isn't that niche considering his production size, editorial presence, stores, men's and women's runway shows in Paris etc. Not saying he's Louis Vuitton but he's not small like MA+. Now the rest of your post is pure absurd hyperbole; you don't have to have a direct impact on the public to be at the forefront of innovation in your field and influence an artistic/design movement. A big part of what, say Margiela, did was influence other designers and stand as a counterpoint to the glamour/celebrity designers of the 80s. Now I'm not saying RO is a revolutionary genius, just that him being one or not has nothing to do with what you're saying.
     


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    RO isn't that niche considering his production size, editorial presence, stores, men's and women's runway shows in Paris etc. Not saying he's Louis Vuitton but he's not small like MA+. Now the rest of your post is pure absurd hyperbole; you don't have to have a direct impact on the public to be at the forefront of innovation in your field and influence an artistic/design movement. A big part of what, say Margiela, did was influence other designers and stand as a counterpoint to the glamour/celebrity designers of the 80s. Now I'm not saying RO is a revolutionary genius, just that him being one or not has nothing to do with what you're saying.

    +1 rick owens is pretty big.. yoox has like 10 pages of his stuff
     


  7. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Pretty big would imply that you could go to most fly over states and people know the brand...typically you need a frangrance to be big.

    You could say mid-size.
     


  8. LA Guy

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    Pretty big would imply that you could go to most fly over states and people know the brand...

    I think that you need to recalibrate. This would mean that maybe half a dozen luxury brands, total, would be "pretty big," maybe a dozen if you include brands without RTW lines, like a Rolex or Tiffanys. You'd hit maybe... a couple dozen if you include contemporary women's lines. If your "man on the street" is a man, you'd be lucky to get 10 answers (including prompted ones,) total.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Yeah my "pretty big" was vague but definitely not comparable to that scale. Not Coach, not YSL etc. But even then well known women's lines like say Balenciaga don't have that big a scale when it comes to men's.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    What is this garbage

    http://men.style.com/details/blogs/k...robe.html#more

    $2800 frames?


    I think that you can get Cutler and Gross real buffalo frames for something around $600 (maybe a bit more now). I have no idea. Elder Statesman seems intent on seeing just how much people will pay for lux basics. I think that they were selling a cashmere drug rug for about the same price. Must have the same rich pothead clientele as LPF.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    LPF? Saw that poncho too hilariously bad.

    Look at that vest and the arms on the cuccinelli straight MC stuff right there.
     


  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    LPF?

    Lucien Pellat-Finet - because every $1200 cashmere sweater looks better with an intarsia skull+pot leaf pattern. Also, shows that you are a badass who just doesn't give a fuck!
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Oh ya, one with money to burn. Elder statesman should have thought about their timing in the market too can't see it being around for longer than a season or two.
     


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    I like the idea of the N&F cashmere denim in that link though- wonder how comfortable it is.
     


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