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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    +1 on Canada sucking ass for fashion. I live within 2 hours of Toronto, so I can find some SF-approved stuff but paying retail price in CDN is comparable to getting kicked in the sack.
     
  2. GoSurface

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    I think Will looks great in Rick.

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  3. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    his input, especially as far as menswear goes, has been seemingly little for awhile. i don;t really care who's designing it at this point, still one of the rare brands who's collections seem to have some season-to-season cohesion.


    I am slightly tempted to sell a bunch of shit so my wardrobe don't overflow and since I'm too broke right now to shell the Ks and buy like 30 MMM pieces. I am feeling slightly guilty that, having been a big fan for years, I've only recently begun feeling that way now that Margiela is gone and Renzo is running the show. I have sold old MMM around though so it's not that bad.
     
  4. Jekyll

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    I really want to find some cool-looking sweatpants for the days when I want to be super comfortable.
     
  5. Fuuma

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    I really want to find some cool-looking sweatpants for the days when I want to be super comfortable.

    Someone's selling a pair of Rick on SZ. Personally I'd never wear sweatpants, well I have a pair of adidas snap ones for sports and stuff but then I have AA hoodies for the same reason.
     
  6. Lel

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    Other thought: I wore a Rick Owens double-layered longsleeve to run some errands today and it was rainy. The water and overall humidity was absorbed by the tee and it sorta untwisted itself and became a dress within 5 minutes. I looked like a stupid gaylord.

    Man what a joke. Is there a way to re-twist?
     
  7. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    i like overpriced basics by mmm and dries that could easily be mistaken for h&m by the uninitiated. i like brands that are not easily recognized by anyone but the wearer.

    You like it the stealth wealth ?

    thanks
     
  8. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Fuuma this fall collection arriving is actually the last season of any margiela and some of his design team influence
     
  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Man what a joke. Is there a way to re-twist?

    Haha, of course. It's just cotton and not really twisted, you just let it dry, throw in dryer if you want it to shrink and when it is moisture free it is easily twistable.
     
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    Fuuma this fall collection arriving is actually the last season of any margiela and some of his design team influence

    I thought he had been progressively retiring for years? Anyway doesn't matter, I liked the last two collections and it's not complex like the woman's stuff so I don't foresee them totally fucking it up before a few seasons.
     
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    BOO did a badass super thick wool pair for this season. Probably a little on the heavy side for loungewear but they looked real cool. Didn't try them on though.
     
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    MMM is less logo'd Moschino
    It's too literal now with the references and it's too in your face vs. being subtle
     
  13. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    +1 on Canada sucking ass for fashion. I live within 2 hours of Toronto, so I can find some SF-approved stuff but paying retail price in CDN is comparable to getting kicked in the sack.
    Thank God for Roden Gray. Honestly there aren't that many cities in the US that have a store that good. TO has Nomad. If you compare where you live to NYC you're obviously going to be disappointed, but if that's the case then fucking move there.
     
  14. Doin' Fine.

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    ^^^ Yeah same here, Am i really gonna give a fuck about what I look like when I'm worrying about a job and kids and all that other stuff adults worry about?

    Idk, but it worries me. Geez this is quoted from a while ago.
     
  15. Fuuma

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    MMM is less logo'd Moschino
    It's too literal now with the references and it's too in your face vs. being subtle


    Scraggly dudes wearing white 70s Vegas getup? I dig it. But yeah, the anniversary collection with the disco balls was sorta hardcore on the nighlife references. I'm still thinking about the disco-lapel jacket.
     
  16. jet

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    I thought he had been progressively retiring for years? Anyway doesn't matter, I liked the last two collections and it's not complex like the woman's stuff so I don't foresee them totally fucking it up before a few seasons.

    Next spring is terrible, renzo will undoubtedly utilize lots of archived pieces for lack of design talent.
     
  17. robbie

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    i should have bought the sidezip florsheim boots i saw for cheep.
     
  18. riraito

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    Thank God for Roden Gray. Honestly there aren't that many cities in the US that have a store that good. TO has Nomad. If you compare where you live to NYC you're obviously going to be disappointed, but if that's the case then fucking move there.

    It wouldn't be so bad if you could order from the US online and not be hit by the exchange rate, shipping, and customs.

    Personally, I'd love to shop more from SF affiliates but these factors add up and they make sale items barely worth buying.. especially when you don't have cash to burn

    I concede though that the Canadian Dollar has been getting stronger recently.
     
  19. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Don't you have a couple of brands that you feel are "favourites" by now and have felt so for a while? Maybe it's best to only purchase from those if you often experience that kind of remorse. I do know there are some mid-range and mall brands that feel that way to me so it's not even about high end. I never regret buying a new Uniqlo white tee, I get exactly what I want and merely feel I need to replace them when they're worn out.


    My fashion thought: I keep having these slight change of direction every couple of months or so. By now they don't really detract from the overall direction of my wardrobe but give it more depth, or so I like to think. I had a suiting phase where I got a couple of TB and shirts. Also sold a bunch of shoes and got more elegant/menswear ones.

    Nowadays:
    - I'm really feeling white garments (shoes, jackets, shirts)
    - I wear more light sweaters than I used to (not big on sweaters, prefer tee+jacket)
    - I tend to be more casual and hardly wear suits
    - I added some colours
    - I need some "fun" designers like De Castelbajac and wear more Junya/CdG.

    Next phase will probably be a return to suiting and dress shoes.


    I do have "favorites" the problem is that I tend to jump onto the lesser known American or Japanese designers and end up paying $400-500 at full retail for something, when I could get something really amazing at that same price if I just bought it from the B&S forum or Supermarket or something. I have some Juun J stuff + a raf sweater I bought at full retail that I know I'll love for a long time... but it's never fun if you're wearing the same shit every day, even when that shit is really nice.

    I'm more and more getting into suits and dress shoes, myself.

    I need to get some fancy knits and some good trousers and everything will be on a much higher level.

    /end random fashion thoughts
     
  20. lechon&rice

    lechon&rice Well-Known Member

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    there's more to life than fancy clothes
     
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