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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    This extending-the-auction-time-with-each-bid nonsense on YJP makes me crazy
     
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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It makes a lot of sense for making the market more efficient though. Sniping is not maximizing price.
     
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  3. zissou

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    Sale finds have been so ridiculous this season that I'm starting to buy multiples of the same things because they are so cheap.
     
  4. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Exactly. Maximizing price is what I want to avoid!
     
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  5. OccultaVexillum

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    If you have some pants you like you could always send them to Luxire and have them to make a copy, just changing the fabric and length
     
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  7. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    True, I hadn't thought of the custom route.
     
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    From what I've read they are really helpful at finding you a suitable fabric, and if they don't already have something like that they can usually source it for you. Just be sure you're VERY specific and clear when you do the order (assume nothing, explain every detail about the pants) to make it both easier for them and to make sure you'll be happy with them
     
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    Couldn't you just get pants you like and have them tapered and hemmed the way you like? Alterations from the knee down are usually pretty easy.
     
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    I keep hearing that tapering is easy. Could you explain more about why that's easy? Seems like it throw off the silhouette for something that's not cut to already have a taper.

    You seem to imply that tapering the thigh, above the knee, is more difficult - why's that?
     
  11. ClambakeSkate

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    RFT: My shoe guy left me a voicemail saying "Your shoes are done, you can pick them up on Monday but... There is... a big problem. I... I... make a mistake." Telling me that somehow he made a mark on my white guidi derbies with a pen and he can't clean it off. UGH. I'll try to pick them up tomorrow to assess the damage.

    On the other hand I had very good interview for a job that would be my actual dream job. So... I'll take that to balance the heartbreak of some potentially ruined shoes.
     
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    Don't know if this would work, but I've used Jason Markk on leather sneakers, and they've done wonders. It's a cleaning solution you can buy online for like $12. I imagine Guidis have a unique finish though, so you might want to test the solution out first on an inconspicuous spot.

    @conceptual 4est has also used Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on sneakers, which seemed to work. Just be aware that those are an actual abrasive, so you're literally just taking the top layer off of the shoe. If the coloring only sits on the surface, then you'll reveal whatever color is underneath.

    Someone on AAAC -- I think RJman or Will at ASW -- once had a bespoke shoemaker accidentally spill ink on his shoes. I don't remember what was the solution in the end, but I assume they had to restain it. I ruined a pair of Saint Crispin's last year in a somewhat similar fashion, and had to get the whole thing recolored.
     
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    what leather/finish are they though, big difference getting a stain out of smooth leather vs suede or nubuck
     
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    They're full grain donkey. Not reverse or suede luckily.
     
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    i've used a pencil eraser to get pen marks out of leather before. it might leave a pink mark or a smudge, but that might be better than the pen mark was.
     
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    Erasers and wet wipes can work wonders. Re: the pink smudges from a pencil eraser, use an eraser that matches the color of the leather (so white like on a mechanical pencil in this case).
     
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    Or use a pink one on the entire boot and sell them on eBay for 5k as custom pale pink Guidi's.
     
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    lol please
     
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  19. OccultaVexillum

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    I actually just bought another pair of Margaret Howell moleskin last night to try it with, but I have very limited experience with dress trousers and it seems like they would be best suited for what I'm looking for rather than a chino or something. So I have no idea what pants "I like" in that style to have worked on, if that makes sense. I suppose I could just get something cheap and try it out first.
     
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    Found some awesome bathroom fixtures and a nice washstand set up. Then I read carefully... like $2k+ for a chrome stand without the actual sink or any of the faucets. :(
     
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