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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    If you're referring to 'sweat' shorts, I got some pairs from Vince for pretty cheap that have been great. Don't expect anything special but if you can get under $50 they're some of the best I've found. I'm always on the lookout for basic, no logo, sweatshorts as I like them for going to class as opposed to regular gym poly gym shorts. Silent by Damir makes some good ones as well, but I'd only buy on deep discount as well.


    Here's one of the Vince pairs I have:


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  2. BreezyBirch

    BreezyBirch Senior member

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    where 2kop bernhard wilhelm on the cheap?
     
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    zapatiste Senior member

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    ^ sent u some
     
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  4. anyone have suggestions for good movies that had an influence on streetwear?
     
  5. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    influence on? or are just stylish?
     
  6. Learning more towards the influence on, but being stylish is a plus.
     
  7. ManofKent

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    The Wild One?
     
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    for sweat shorts Uniqlo has some colorblock ones that are super comfy. Couldn't find them on the website but I got mine from the SF store a couple of months back for $15
     
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    Trainspotting maybe?
    I think I may have read somewhere that It had an impact, but it's possible I've mixed it up with some other movie
     
  10. fistinyoface

    fistinyoface Senior member

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    Do you think any movies had a particularly strong influence, rather than being influenced by, or being a caricature of the style at the time?

    I suppose Back to the Future 2 had those nikes released eventually. Still no hoverboard though...
     
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    1969 Senior member

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    people have always mocked what they see in music and movies. I suppose there is a two way dialogue to some degree, but in general what's "real" is coming up from the street...music, skaters....and of course the thousand points of German Army Trainer light around the world created right here on our own little corner.
     
  12. pickpackpockpuck

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    Unless I'm understanding wrong, I don't think it's fair to say people always mock what they see in music and movies. EDIT: Duh, you meant 'mock' as in mimic. Hah.

    As for movies, La Haine has had a big influence on some current designers. It was part of the inspiration for one of Siki Im's collections. Not streetwear, but Gattaca seems to be a reference point that comes up a bunch. Miharayasuhiro seems to reference Japanese gangster movies sometimes, though I don't know enough to point to any specific one. I'm sure someone who knows more could come up with a bunch of examples.
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I would guess that influence/d is hard to separate. You could watch Diva (1981), one of the most stylish films of all time, along with La Haine, or the Fifth Element (JpG did the costumes). Most everything that's cinema du look. Or, like P4 said, a whole lot of Japanese gangster movies that I know nothing about.
     
  14. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    What do you mean by streetwear though ? Is designer streetwear ?
     
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    Earnest Hemingway Senior member

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    Never knew La Haine was so influential. Guess I gotta watch it again...
     
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    what about mainstream fashion industry -> costume designers for films ?

    Outrage Beyond

    2009 Angelo, tyran de Padoue (TV movie)

    2005 Takeshis'

    2003 The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi <-- good one

    2002 Dolls

    2002 Jane Birkin: Arabesque (video documentary)

    2002 Teknolust

    2000/I Brother <-- too violent for my tastes but cool suits ;-)

    1995 Tristan und Isolde (TV movie)

    1988 Jean-Michel Jarre Destination Docklands (TV movie)


    much as i liked it, it really was a very exaggerated take on the banlieu there, to the point that many people didn't appreciate how they'd been portrayed.
     
  17. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    I have no idea what streetwear means at this point. Seems to mean something specific in Japan and here in the U.S. it's just kind of a generic catch-all. Might be my misunderstanding though. I dunno. I hear people here using the distinctions "designer" and "contemporary" much more.

    I got another one: Tim Burton's Batman.

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    Kidding. Though there is this look in Undercoverism FW12.

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    Anyone have any experience with Visvim packs, both backpacks and messengers? I'm attracted to their aesthetics and would love some info on their function and durability.
     
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    there are many layers within cinema i think. maybe the outfit worn can give an impact, but even more so the atmosphere, the attitude.. if you just wanna see nice clothes on film, i can say those mc people are dying to be mistaken as bond.. other movies in that vein would be marcelo mastroianni films, and i like the mood of le samourai and tinker tailor soldier spy. i saw one asian, probably hk, film that is impossibly stylish. like a movie full of labelking. didnt know the name though.
     
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