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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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    The man is a Golden God.
     
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    a short interview with DVN about his new exhibition: "Simply titled Inspirations, the show just opened at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, offering an all-encompassing glimpse into the visual world of Dries Van Noten."

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    Am I crazy to think I can buy a belt that's too big and cut off the extra length? It's probably 10cm too long. Will that ruin the belt? Assuming I can find something sharp enough to cleanly cut leather.
     
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    It depends on how the belt was made. If it's one big hunk of leather, like something Zissou made, then yes, otherwise no.
     
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    So, I just read the recent BoF article about Brother Vellies, a footwear brand that's trying to introduce us yanks to traditional south african shoe-making techniques. seems kinda cool, especially since we talked a few days ago about the need for more interesting fashion startups. but none of that's important-- what's important is that someone buy these things:


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  6. dieworkwear

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    Anyone know if someone makes bespoke casual shoes? I'd like to get a pair of boots made to look like this -- asymmetrical toe cap with a bit of distressing. Julian came to mind, but their lasts aren't quite right for this, I don't think. Anyone know where I can turn?

    RTW suggestions would be welcomed as well. I certainly would prefer RTW, if there's something similar.

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    cc'ing @LA Guy cause he may have some good suggestions
     
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    They look like OC Desert boots.

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    Asymmetrical toecap plus distressing? I dunno who would agree to both of those things, man. Its that an actually military boot of some sort? Sorta looks like a jumper boot.
     
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    Those distressed boots look a bit like that pair Ryan Gosling wears often. I'm sure if you ask his stylist @Bam!ChairDance nicely he'll hook you up with a pair

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    I'm afraid Ryan has switched permanently to furry desert boots
     
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    I was thinking of making myself an apron out of techno material and nylon/grosgrain ribbon for the strings for the days I'm in the studio. Will let you know when and how it comes out.
     
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    Ponyboy?
     
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    Well, I don't know of any, which is kind of my point.

    I don't think we're in disagreement though, guess I'm just more skeptical. I don't really feel like talking generalities about the democratizing power of the internet (or whatever) when the main achievement so far is an ever growing pile of insipid brands with the combined creative merit of a reblog.

    I'm not saying that barriers haven't been knocked down but thinking that all you need now is motivation and good ideas strikes me as a bit naive and not particularly useful an observation. And despite what you're saying, not all brands are equal in this if only because truly original or well-developed ideas will always take more time and more resources to be brought to fruition. And so, when you have a venue like the internet that works on hype and visibility, this asymmetry can only be exacerbated, and when in addition to that the internet supports and rewards unscrupulous operations that are already inherently favored because they can throw all their $$$$ and energy on hype building and undercutting (because, you know, they can just cherry pick someone else's work) it can be fatal. Sure, it sounds alarmist and it doesn't mean shit to big companies like Owenscorp but the trend it points to has worrying implications for smaller and less visible designers and all those motivated ppl with good ideas that have put in the time and effort and money.

    I think that's fucking depressing.
     
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    I've got a buddy who was never into fashion and then the whole kanye thing happened about three years ago. The du turned into a mini kanye mimicking most of his moves which was really weird but thing is he was into the wrong, hype driven things. Next thing I know he's buying red sneakers and a fear of god tee. He must be reading some fuckwit's blog or some shit if I had to bet money.
     
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    This guy has been posting his YePC fit pics in almost every fashion forum except StyFo. I actually think it looks pretty good, although I know it's not exactly highbrow stuff. :hide:

    http://imgur.com/a/B5hqL

    This thread, however, is full of YePC fit pics, and every single one looks awful.

    http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222913.2412
     
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    I think that boot is from a japaenese video of some sort that was in the Vanson moto thread and idk what the boot is but i know a boot that comes very close see:
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    http://www.nicecollective.com/en/product/reznor-combat-boot-f14-2001.html
     
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    Thanks.

    FWIW, the boot is from the StyleLikeU profile on Tay Trong

    http://stylelikeu.com/profiles-2/closets/tay-trong/
     
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