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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. e0d9n0b5

    e0d9n0b5 Senior member

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    excellent find
     
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  2. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    what the fuck was the best find?
     
  3. indesertum

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  4. KingJulien

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    Think he got a guidi bag for like $20 lol
     
  5. Find Finn

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    His wife maybe?
     
  6. Mr. Moo

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    The chair might have been the best find... but in terms of lulz to "riches", it had to be the Guidi leather bag I found in a "crap" bin for $3. I had no idea what it was so I just kept it in the back of my closet for a year until I started to pay attention to SZ and the Baller Boot Thread here. I put 2 and 2 together and sold the Guidi bag for $1200. :embar:
     
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  7. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Maybe it really was just a crap bag, though. Was there a label? :eh:

    (You should drop that chair in the thrift bragging thread, give someone a coronary)
     
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  8. Mr. Moo

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    SZ busted a nut when I posted it, so I knew then it was not crap.

    Well, I knew beforehand because I think I know leather pretty well and it had reallllly nice, thick, leather with nice stitching, Lampo zips, etc. I just didn't know what brand it was. But after I did some research and looked just like the real thing, and had an upstanding member of the forum confirm as well.
     
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  9. pickpackpockpuck

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    that's insane. can't even imagine how that happens.

    on another topic, hadn't bought any boots for like four years. then I just bought two pairs in the last month. when it rains it pours I guess.
     
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  10. Mr. Moo

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    Yeah... I still can't quite understand it. If it were a more "mainstream" brand I would maybe understand... maybe someone's mom was cleaning their room or something that thought "what a ratty looking bag" and decided to get rid of it.
     
  11. noob in 89

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    My brother donated my Neil Barrett denim/leather jacket after I left it at my parents' house, where I thought it was safe. :facepalm:

    On the plus side, there was Nataku's epic yohni haul, donated by some musician in Minnesota. I guess outside of LA, these things are pretty rare.
     
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  12. Mr. Moo

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    Wow.... Link to Yohji haul?
     
  13. thats.mana

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    I spent about the same amount of time in Shanghai and just walked around, didn't get to do much unfortunately. Hmm Beijing, form a quick google search I'm under the impression that your playing a show? It seems you'll be far away from the major metro area but Sanlitun at night is a fucking trip, Dadu Bar Street, I remember this being called something different but its a canal packed with bars. Limited time sucks but if your doing a show make some friends and have them show you around.
     
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    It’s true that Superman’s costume is not what makes him Superman. He’s also a fictional character, presented to us by a comic book. The story writers show us the parts of his life that they consider the most engaging and telling of his character.
    I think we have the same right to exercise some editorial control over how our own lives are presented to the people around us. This, to me, is not a lie - it’s a crucial part of faithful storytelling. Imagine everyone around you could read your mind at all times, so that there was no barrier at all between your thoughts and their perception. Do you think this would present the “truest” version of yourself? Every time you were tempted by some awful transgression you would seem a sociopath. Every thrill from a brief consideration of the long fall from bridge to river would make you seem suicidal. Every casual fantasy involving a random stranger makes you a pervert. But are you really any of those things? The fact that I choose to hide these impulses and present a more artful facade is as much a part of who I am as the fact they exist in the first place. How someone wants to be seen is an integral part of who they are. The performance is its own reality.
    The human craving for intimacy will remain unsatisfied with this sort of interaction. We want there to be one golden nugget at the center of every soul, and if we can each just peel off all our layers of ore and pyrite, then we can shine together. We are always disappointed.
    I recently read a book called Joe Gould’s Secret, by Joseph Mitchell, whom I consider one of the best ten writers of the 20th century. It’s the true story of a homeless bohemian who claimed to be writing the greatest work of history the world had ever seen, which he called An Oral History of Our Time, supposed to be thousands of pages long. I’m going to give away the ending of the story - Mitchell discovered in the course of knowing and writing about Gould that his great work did not exist. All he had done was write down four or five stories from his life over and over again. Mitchell ruminates after discovering Gould’s secret:
    In a Herculean act of generosity, Mitchell does not confront Gould with what he has discovered. He remembers something Gould wrote in one of his few published articles:
    Here fantasy and identity form a complete union. In some ways Joe Gould is a pathetic character. He has conceived himself entirely as a mirage. It takes a truly stylish person like Mitchell to see the entirety of Joe Gould, and find some level of intimacy with him by sharing his fantasy rather than puncturing it.
    The fear of discovery surely kept Joe Gould from sharing more of his life with friends. Not everyone can be as generous as Joseph Mitchell. But we all have these delusions, even if not on the scale of Joe Gould. If we can allow each other these delusions as a part of who we are, and together form a more perfect fantasy, we might all find more genuine respect for our fellow humans. This seems to me a better solution than asking for the end of delusion.
     
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  16. Mr. Moo

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    Holy. Shit.
     
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  17. BreezyBirch

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    what is this yohni haul you speak of? I would like to show it my lingam haul
     
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  18. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, the best SWD finds I've had are an attachment blazer and an our legacy blazer.

    Oh! And I found an RRL henley the other day too. That one was my size :)
     
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  19. KingJulien

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    Question, probably for the MC guys - that DVN suit I bought came with a length of ribbon. Is that to hem the pants? What's it for?
     
  20. gdl203

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    It's heel guard tape. Your tailor adds it inside the hem to protect it from friction
     
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