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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    This dude is cool
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    and that guy with the black fbt's is alright too

    but yeah except those two that's a really lame thread hah
     
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  2. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    That shirt in the first pic I want it
     
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  3. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    Also it's so weird to not see a rep system how am I supposed to know what to like? :(
     
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  4. dan138zig

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    That's why 80% of the thread is littered with comments like "nice fit bro", "awesome stacks bro"
     
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    I never would have thought it was going to be as difficult as it was to tie a bow tie for the first time. I was sweating and I wasn't even wearing a dress shirt.
     
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    Man, I'm in a similar situation. I work online from home and I only go out on the weekend. I'm currently rebuilding my wardrobe and there are so many pieces that I want but I'm on the fence about it because I know I'd only wear them no more than a few times a year. Maybe I should just be like Hirsh and gain satisfaction by just owning things and wearing them at home.
     
  7. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Maybe it's not fashion-related, don't be racist... :)





    Someone alert stitches.
     
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  8. ridethecliche

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    Or just make up stuff about buying/ordering things...

    I think part of the 'joy' of owning nice slash nicely fitted clothes is being able to wear them. Of course there are a few things where you can't do this all the time (like tuxes), but I think the majority of one's wardrobe should be stuff that could be worn pretty often.

    I'm trying to break my habit of being more 'consumerist' oriented and being more 'utilitarian' oriented. Nothing wrong with having nice stuff provided you use it. For instance, I rarely wear suits. I have 4 of them. I almost feel bad about it because I could go an entire year without wearing one of them.

    I'm also not even close to being wealthy, so I try to pick carefully and buy things that I can 'get my moneys worth' with by actually using them.
     
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    Currently I set my "consumerist purchase" budget at 10% of my income. And that's crazy enough for many people.
     
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  10. chinesealpha

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    Get outside! It's a good excuse for copping outerwear.
     
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  11. Hirsh

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    You do feel better about yourself if you wear clothes you really like:)
     
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  12. cyc wid it

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    For people aware of the bay area demographic and geography... Balenciaga is opening a boutique in Valley Fair (right in the heart of Silicon Valley). Odd choice IMO...

    Also, Louboutin is opening in SF soon, apparently they hired staff already. SLP is expanding to women's - I went in today to ask about the black/indigo court high's and encountered an empty store with 5 SA's loitering by the door making fun of people walking by. One of the women had a pretty solid fit on, the rest looked garish at best. They did not seem to think my fit indicated that I could afford SLP. I left my name down for them to let me know when they restock, but apparently they sold out within a week of both the black/red and black/indigo the first time around.

    DH was mostly Eastern Europeans and fobs.

    Barney's has the coated SLP black 15.5 cm's in a few sizes left. They also have the painted 15.5 cm's from last season. Red Hawaiian print shirt is fun, but not $900 fun. The 40 black 5-zip from last season is still there. The new pebbled 5-zips are fucking awful. Seriously AWFUL. Balmain bikers going up to almost $1500 for the waxed versions pre-tax. Cheapest around $1250 IIRC. Dries bombers were sold out. They still had some leftovers from last season as well.
     
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  13. LelandJ

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    Looking at some $10 fedoras on eBay, hard to tell difference with a $280 Borsalino. [​IMG]

    Is quality difference apparent in person?
     
  14. canstyleace

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    @cyc, is eg oficially out of sf barneys or was there ss14 stock
     
  15. LA Guy

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    Yes there is absolutely a difference. My wife has a lot of hats. And there's a world of difference between a cheap hat and a well-made hat. It's not unlike the difference between something, say, by Margiela, and the quality of the H&M/Margiela collaboration. You might also want to try some English makers like Lock.
     
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    From what I hear, Valley Fair has its fair share of rich people poking around and it's not uncommon to run into a celebrity there.They've opened up a couple of high end boutiques recently.
     
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    Whoops I forgot to mention EG. They had the floral shirt that @penanceroyaltea has shown us. They also had some chambray or denim type stuff. Some flower print vests. I didn't see any jackets, but that doesn't mean they aren't there :embar: It was a relatively small rack - even smaller than the Geller and Balmain racks. I didn't get a chance to check Bloomingdale's, but they usually carry some stock as well.

    Didn't bother going to The Archive or Mac again as there was insane traffic everywhere.
     
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  18. cyc wid it

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    I don't think Balenciaga is the same as Gucci or Channel as far as brand recognition. Valley Fair is also inundated with high school kids. Sillcon Valley has the money, but everybody dresses pretty shitty. I'm not just talking about start up or tech types. Even the finance people and VC folks generally dress like shit. Dudes worth 8 figures will walk around with company polos and flip flops on weekends. I'm sure we've always had a sizeable Eurotrash contingent, but I'm noticing them more lately.

    I see some 49ers at Santana Row from time to time, but that place is awful at night. Many divorced older men, gold diggers and Persian kids with Ferraris.
     
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    RT: My boss wanted to split an apartment with me in Santana Row. Apartment is upward $900k+
     
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  20. thatoneguy

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    Even better in person, get your hands on it

    every day I wonder how I can have it all
     
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