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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Ay man Polk has a lot of great bars!
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    probably? I walked around a lot. The only place I didn't like was the Haight.
     
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    jet Senior member

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    it's like communicating with a 12 year old
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Serious? I like Acrimony, and Jenny is a sweatheart, and Marcus is good people, but the store, while good, is nowhere near the level of MAC, which has a knack for finding truly world class stuff. They were the first West Coast Engineered Garments stockist, and I'm pretty sure that they were one of the first Belvest accounts as well (Louis brought them to the US, but back in the day, Louis Boston was truly world class, and did things like give Luciano Barbera his start as a designer). They carry great selections of Jil, Junya, Dries, Margiela up until a few years ago, Walter van Bierendonck's Wild & Lethal Trash, as well as stuff that I've never seen, like Nooy for women. My criterion for a truly good store is that it has to show me something unexpected, to teach me something, every time I walk in. MAC is one of the few stores in the States that does that for me, consistently.

    Yeah, Synth and I were both in SF for business. He stayed on a bit longer. I was there for meetings, and that was it. I'm in SF usually at least a few times a year. Most stuff can be done online, but face-to-face is really still the only way to reach a real understanding with someone.
     
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    I guess I should visit MAC.
     
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    I like Acrimony, but mainly because they carry Geller and Marcus is always very helpful and he's always down to chat.

    Just visited MAC for the first time to check out their EG stock and what stood out was they had this ridiculously nice Dries peacoat. Did not know they carried margiela, or used to. Didn't see any, but I didn't look for it.

    BUUUT. The best shop in SF. Hands down. Is.

    MAAAAS and Stacks.

    Steve and Otto really know what they're doing with the buys and the products they carry. It's to the point where I don't even stop by anymore because I end up liking too much stuff and just kind of have no willpower and end up getting it there for some reason even though I know you can get it cheaper online somewhere, but they've showed me the way on stuff like nonnative and you gotta appreciate that, good times.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I really like Maas&Stacks as well, and I definitely think that in taste levels that it is above Acrimony, but imo, it's not as good at MAC. Don't get me wrong - I am more likely to find something for me, personally, at Maas&Stacks, but only at MAC do I get that sense of wonder, like "omg, I have never seen that. I never even conceived that such a thing existed!" For me, it's that feeling, rather than whether I'll find something that I'll like, that sets MAC apart.
     
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    MAC is more interesting and has much better CS than M&S. People at Archive are pretty nice as well, although I've only browsed there and not bought anything. As far as the big name boutiques go, DH service >>>> SLP service in SF.
     
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    Yea i used to like haight back in the day, now i think its just dirty as hell.


    You know what i just realized i was thinking of Rand+Statler, we are talking about two diff stores. The one i went to did not stock any of that LOL. I think i need to give MAC a try then...
     
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    Their dogpatch location is worth a visit too. Not as much stock as the Hayes Valley one but you can get pizza at Piccino after (or before).
     
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    Rand+Statler is the high end part of Azalea, and it's just okay. There doesn't seem to be much soul in that store. I could have laid out that store and stocked it in my sleep. It's strictly paint by numbers. Clean white. Check. Hardwood floors, way ahead of you. Blond wood and bare pipe shelves. C'mon son, I started there. Whaddya got? A.P.C. Yeah, that was funky fresh in 2002. Aesop in the apothecary? Oh, and apothecary section? Very upscale, very classy. Who even buys Paul Smith striped shirts in 2014? The girl who got the shirt for her boyfriend because it will look so cute on him for that date at that brunch place that is so cute and has great mimosas. That's who.

    If we somehow get a contract with Rand&Statler, you guys do realize I'll probably have to delete this post, right?
     
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  12. Mr. Moo

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    You guys ever go to Macys? Good sales etc.
     
  13. LA Guy

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    No, but I do find the Bloomingdales in SF to be massively amusing. I was going to take Synth, but Synth has less of a love of the absurd then do I. I love that they have a Versace section. Who is buying all the Versace? There is also some genuinely worthwhile stuff there as well, which actually makes the trip worthwhile from an actually "I'm going to buy something" standpoint, from usually decent selections of Margiela to Marc Jacob's non-shitty collection. And so on. And they had Number (n)ine back in the day, which makes up for a multitude of sins.
     
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    Try serpentine and poquito, really good
     
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    Right thats why i was wondering why you guys liked them so much, then i realized its a diff place.
     
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    And EG and Ervell!
     
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    Cambridge Undergraduates c. 1926
     
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  18. nicelynice

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    so glad nobody dresses like that in college anymore
    i cant wait until everyone gets a clue and sweatpants are acceptable at the office too
     
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    no sweatpants ever.
     
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    A bit late, but I really can't see why you wouldn't use subscriptions?
    Have disabled email-notifications, but having every thread with unread posts listed seems so convenient I assumed that's how everyone did it.
     
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