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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    I don't think AE makes shoes for BB? Their made in England so they're either C&J or AS.
     
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    You are incorrect about the US stuff. There are US made BB shoes that are made by AE as well as Rancourt in Maine.

    Their english made shoes are made by Peal and C&J among many other brands.
     
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    Good to know


    Peal is just a brand name that BB owns but hasn't existed as a maker for many years. I forget how it works, but you look at the writing on the side of your shoe and there are certain clue that tell you whether it's AS or C&J.
     
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    I know that about peal.

    C&J's tells are the nail pattern on the heel. I think Cheaney might make for Peal as well, but I'm not certain. There are definitely tiers.
     
  5. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Can you tell me anything about the quality of Bottega Veneta? couldn't find anything via search



    Thanks man these are in my final four to try out for purchase
     
  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Dunno about the particular piece you are looking at but BV generally matches Hermès in quality. Hermès shoes are not at the level of their bags and other central items (they own John Lobb Paris for that) but they're decently made although a little fragile IMHO. Everything BV/Hermès is absolutely, ridiculously overpriced but you can be assured it's not shoddily made.
     
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    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Ahh, many thanks. I am looking the BV Calf Slipper. Your post goes along with what my initial guess was
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Bottega is very nice. The leather is terrific. It's actually so uniform that people who don't have much experience with leather goods mistake it for plastic, especially those pieces with a lacquered finish. The price is high compared to other companies, but if you want woven leather, it's the best in class.
     
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  9. Fuuma

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    While you're at it you might as well check out Belgian shoes and look like a NYC art dealer.
     
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  11. notwithit

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    I think failure : success is kind of relative. There are plenty of things I'll purchase with the intent of returning because I just want to try them on and handle them in person (Philly is something of a retail wasteland). Different story with b&s, final sale, and other non-returnable stuff. I'd like to think mine's gotten better - lately I'm trying to keep it to stuff I'm already really sure about in advance of having the opportunity to purchase it - but I still have more misfires than I'd like.
     
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    It depends how failure is defined too. If I return something, 9/10 it's because of fit, and I just exchange for the right size. It's not too common that I'll buy something and then return it because I don't like it as much in person or it doesn't "fit" an aesthetic. All of that might be because I am dead ass broke too so any purchase I make has a lot of careful thought put into it.
     
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    how would I go about getting some guidis in a US 7/40? is proxying from Japan my only option?
     
  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Food for thought: I really like the look of pressed trousers, but I tend to reach for jeans a lot more often simply because of how not-fussy they are, particularly if I'm going to be sitting for long periods of time. Does it even make sense to keep buying pants and things that go with pants (i.e. shorter knits)? Have I just not yet gotten fully used to wearing pants? I've only been wearing them with any regularity for maybe 6 months, tops.

    I'm interested in others' thoughts. I know a lot of people here mostly wear one or the other, and some who seem to be comfortable with both (i.e. parker).
     
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    Trousers... pressed an pleated for me! There was a time when i liked flat fronts. But as i grew older, i only look for pleated one's now.

    But i still don't wear too much formal wear these days. Mainly coz i hate wearing shoes!

    And being only 5'6", its so hard to find clothes here in USA. I had a better time shopping in Europe.
     
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  18. BreezyBirch

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    I find the climate/environment of my work/day-to-day and mood dictate what I end up wearing in terms of beater stuff (jeans etc) or more "appropriately formal" stuff. If it's hot day or I know I'll be stuck in a lab coat all day then it's easy wearing stuff. If it's Friday or cooler temperature inside and out then am more likely to put on the nicer stuff (trousers, knits etc.) Less physically taxing the day the nicer my clothes get
     
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  19. g transistor

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    Last night I was this close to buying a Sassafras Leaf Jacket because it was "garden inspired." I had gotten home from potting up and transplanting a bunch of tomato seedlings at my community garden (yay planting season, it was 80 on the weekend, tonight is supposed to be 30.... nay GA weather) and trolling thru Y!JPN like usual and I stumbled upon a bunch of Sassafras shit. Particularly this one lightweight jacket, I was all like "Oh fuck, that's awesome, I can wear it when I'm out at the gardens in the morning and it's damp and cold, perfect for spring mornings, and it's 60/40 so I don't have to worry about it getting messed up, oh wait what the fuck the label says Green Thumb, Green Fingers, Whole Garden Made that is so cool it's totally me, man." I proceeded to spend the next 2 hrs looking at sizing info and fit pics and finally put up a bid for it.

    Woke up this morning to see three of my basil plants got blown the fuck away because of the dumb weather, came inside, thought "what the fuck am I doing with my life why am I spending so much money on a jacket to wear in the gardens? cuz it's got cool labels? nice lookbooks? large, utilitarian pockets that I can keep seeds and tools in while I tend my beds? fuck", canceled my bid, and sat there wondering where the fuck my life is currently headed for like 30 minutes.

    That said, I regret canceling my bid. So the moral of the story is: when in doubt, kop. You never know when you'll need a jacket with pockets large enough to keep your gardening materials, and if it is pricy, I guess that's just the price of living
     
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  20. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    gtran needs to do a video waywt performing a cover of this


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