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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    What about Collateral Concepts?
     
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    Abraxis Senior member

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    They do! I think I've seen pictures of this at one point in time. It might have been the titanium knuckled version which after several years of long consideration I finally talked myself out of needing. I do have this unwholesome fetishistic desire for titanium in all things... it simply makes everything cooler.

    But imo that high neck needs no titanium and no gloving. Yes to grey and white though.

    Are you current with the guyver manga? I subscribe to some paid scanlation to the monthly chapters. At the rate the story is moving... the ending might elude my lifetime.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, MA+ construction is not about construction quality in the CM sense of the word, but in the ingenuity of the folding and cutting. No, it's not "well made" in any conventional sense. Neither is CCP, tbh, but the leather pieces are definitely better tailored. The scarstitch that I saw and liked was this grey one from PN/P:

    [​IMG]

    Apart from the color and the leather, both of which I like quite a bit, what really appeals to me about the scarstitch is that it's essentially a gonzo version of a jacket that could otherwise be found at Marc Andrews or Wilsons.
     
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    :lol: i guess i didn't read all those, the ones i catch are on FB and a bit different but yea it is pretty meathead
    They do, email the office but i warn you it may take a while. That ccp high neck is one of my 3 grail jackets (ma+ biker, ccp high neck, ro stooges)...
    albert is done with it, he announced he won't be making more, possibly case by case basis, email him
     
  5. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    Could you elaborate?
     
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    yea the titanium killed it for me too
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I could, but I think that it's your turn. I think that you left off with a bunch of negatives, and a "there are so many things to disagree with."
     
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    No, I only watched it on VHS in...middle school? It was pretty formative. None of us had any idea what we were doing; just got bored of playing endless rounds of Halo: Combat Evolved (rockets only). We'd grown up with Pokemon, and yeah, eventually we had Bebop and Trigun once someone's mom got a CD burner, but branching out beyond big names like Mononoke and Akira was hard. We had to go to The Video Station, where they had this one table next to the curtained-off adult section that was stacked with anime on VHS about 4 tapes deep; no organization whatsoever. We just had to grab and pray. I watched End of Evangelion alone one night without having seen the show. That stuck with me for a while. Once, I remember taking the bus to the mall with The Bad Friend (everyone had a Bad Friend, the one you're only kind of friends with and who pours you wild turkey out of his dad's stash before you go sledding), where he paid some random guy at Sbarro to buy La Blue Girl for him. I never saw it, but I was, I suspect largely through osmosis, vaguely familiar with tentacle porn nonetheless. Guyver came after, when we understood that we had to, at the very least, watch the tapes in order.
     
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    Well I pointed out what I thought was wrong with the gist of your post, and since I appear to have misunderstand your point (and still don't really get what you're saying), there's nothing I can say until you make it clear to me what exactly you're saying.

    Unless you're just making random vague statements with no real meaning, in which case carry on.
     
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    Oh yeah, I don't think CCP is like amazing construction, certainly not by MC standards, but my m.a.+ pieces feel like they may fall apart with each wear and bits have. Which frankly meets the expectation set when you visually examine the construction, it's rough. CCP is just finished much cleaner including the lining, and all pieces are lined etc.

    If someone knowledgeable weighed in and said they are basically the same in construction-terms, I certainly wouldn't try to disagree.
     
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    @LA Guy, what do you think of maurizio altieri's construction for clothing?
     
  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You move one part of the system, you are bound to upset another. The status quo, while not perfect, is at least stable, and it's best to move things not at all, or by degrees.

    edit: I had something longer written up, but I decided that since this is not CE, that this was not the place for it. Essentially, I believe in historical subscribe to historical metapessimism - which is that we've fucked everything up in the past, it's pretty much a guarantee that we'll fuck everything up in the future. We (guys posting on this forum) are doing pretty well right now, so why fuck things up for ourselves and for others to boot? A lot of people are forced to make hard choices because of the circumstances in which they find themselves. They will, and some will make choices that will benefit them. Some will not, and may very well perish. What our well meaning asses do is unlikely to help, and will very likely hurt, so there is no need, in fact, there is very much not the need, for us to interject our ignorant asses into the mess.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The old stuff from Carpe Diem was adequate, but honestly, nothing to write home about? I haven't seen anything from his latest project yet.
     
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  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Did I suddenly go into bizarro world, and am I now doing an AMA on my own forum?
     
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    @LA Guy is that a master piece bag in the scooter pic?
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Yes, that's the MasterPiece Potential "tote". It's really a bike bag.

    I guess that this is an AMA. I am going to go take a shower.
     
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    Ignorance can be conquered by the acquisition of knowledge. From there, lack of implementation of knowledge is pure negligence. Obviously the consequence of change needs to be weighed up.
    The status quo, according to my ideals, is not very good at all, and I am all too happy to advocate change. I'm not going to ignore the consequences of those changes.


    I guess all you're really saying is to take into account the consequence of change and whether it's really worth making those changes, which is hard to disagree with.
     
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  19. LA Guy

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    I find that this form of positivism is dangerous. The fact is that a large number of unknowns always exist, despite "knowledge".

    Strong emotion, especially the compulsion to change, is, under all but the most favorable conditions, most likely to end in disaster. Anywhere in the world, examples are easily found.
     
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