Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Yo rfx45 and nil. Are you two criminals in ny? I'm coming up this Friday. Probably gonna ball on the MMM store. Maybe check out Rick Owens and atelier. They have a CdG jacket I want to try on.

    Nope. I reside in SoCal. Have fun splurgin though!
     


  2. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    I was surprised until I hit the end and remembered "funeral." At the very least, most of my generation has that sense of decorum at such gatherings (funerals, weddings, etc.). The rest of the time it looks like they rolled out of bed and shit on my eyes.
    There will be a strictly enforced dress code for my funeral... I'm thinking white tie
    Yeah, this is the same in NZ. Levis and shit are really expensive. Not only is US currency greater than ours, your average income is higher too. Is the price of APCs around 150USD? cos that'd be about 200 here, but it'd probably end up around 250 because people mark up anything from the states (e.g. "The Gap" is marketed as a designer brand). Anyway, I spend about $160 per week on everything: rent, food, bus tickets, electricity internet etc. so $200 is quite a bit of money to be spending on average jeans. There's like 1 department store here which sells a bit of Ralph Lauren and shit. I went in they were selling Florsheim and Loake for $650NZ, that's about $450USD. And unlike some of the other countries, we don't have a really cheap workforce. So not only is average shit really expensive, we also can't get cheap as shit made to measure stuff like Eason does. No wonder we dress crap. However, (probably due to that fact that there are 10:1 sheep to humans) leather jackets and stuff are relatively cheap here. As in, probably same level of construction and quality as TOJ for the same price, just in crappy unflattering cuts. merino knitwear is good (seriously i think high quality merino is just as good as cashmere), except again, terrible cuts. O and merino/bamboo blends make nice socks.
    A) Ande Whall B) APCs are French, not American
    I foresee a Lanvin overflow in the B&S forum within the next 12 months.
    Not something I'd particularly mind
    I don't think Chrono's point was about having fun or not, but rather, if people hopping on the luxury sneaker bandwagon have the wardrobe to meld them with. Otherwise, the sneakers will look stupid, regardless of your personal opinion on the aesthetic merits of the shoes themselves.
    Wal-Mart chambray + Gap selvedge + Lanvins = balla? Balenciaga > Lanvin, imo
     


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    DLester Senior member

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    I really hope all these people suddenly buying high-luxe sneakers like lanvin/pierre hardy have the wardrobe to make them look good. Sq4you is one of the few people who wears almost exclusively that kind of muted color, luxe, sorta dressy wardrobe. I see a lot of wasted lanvins in the future as i don't think they elevate everything they touch and aren't as non-descript as say CPs. Sufu had a little lavinz phase like 2years ago and the results varied wildly

    I like these a lot, but I keep wondering how I can fit them in. I wear a lot of button down shirts, and I am not convinced they are an ideal match with baller sneakers (or sneakers generally). PS boots (my usual choice) in most cases might be a better option.

    But I am interested in trying something different. I am going to pick up some soon and see how it goes. If it doesn't work, well at least I learned something.
     


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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I like these a lot, but I keep wondering how I can fit them in. I wear a lot of button down shirts, and I am not convinced they are an ideal match with baller sneakers (or sneakers generally). PS boots (my usual choice) in most cases might be a better option.

    But I am interested in trying something different. I am going to pick up some soon and see how it goes. If it doesn't work, well at least I learned something.


    As much heat as I got for this fit, I think it works. Although a more neutral color like grey might work better, I still think it isn't bad.
    [​IMG]


    And I guess I need better denim because my 511s and Sliqs just won't cut it anymore? [​IMG]
     


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    like possible trolls talking to probable trolls talking to tools talking to people are either tools or trolls or some combination and i cant figure out which

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    Listi Senior member

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    As much heat as I got for this fit, I think it works. Although a more neutral color like grey might work better, I still think it isn't bad.
    [​IMG]


    And I guess I need better denim because my 511s and Sliqs just won't cut it anymore? [​IMG]


    I think it works until the shoes. You could rock it with sneakers, maybe not red ones.
     


  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think it works until the shoes. You could rock it with sneakers, maybe not red ones.

    Yeah, it was just an example that sneakers could be worn with button ups/down. I agree that a more toned down sneakers would work better.
     


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    Only the denim right now at this place called Black Blue though they're getting both their men's and women's clothing this fall.

    Never heard of this place, what else do they carry?

    I always feel weird owning multiple items in the same print.

    How many leopard prints do you own?
     


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    Never heard of this place, what else do they carry?
    It's a fairly new place in St. Paul that carries mostly low-to-mid range Americana. They have Red Wings, Rachel Comey, Fred Perry, Gitman, Hyden Yoo, Shades of Greige, Tretorn, etc.
     


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    I really hope all these people suddenly buying high-luxe sneakers like lanvin/pierre hardy have the wardrobe to make them look good. Sq4you is one of the few people who wears almost exclusively that kind of muted color, luxe, sorta dressy wardrobe. I see a lot of wasted lanvins in the future as i don't think they elevate everything they touch and aren't as non-descript as say CPs. Sufu had a little lavinz phase like 2years ago and the results varied wildly
    I agree with this 100%. Lanvins look really bad taken out of context, sq4you is the only (guy) person I've seen them work on, on the internet or in real life. I've seen cute girls pull them off casually with black tights or something, however. I feel like anyone trying to emulate his looks might be missing the fact that dude has a baller wardrobe and wears it well to accent/complement the "over-the-topness" of the Lanvins. I'd never buy a pair for myself, everything I wear is too simple and clean, and the Lanvins would look terribly out of place, same goes for a lot of the Raf shoes, etc. I like my Rick sneaks (and some of the DBSS shoes as well) because they're more of a "sportswear" item, I wear them casually with sweats and a white t-shirt, sometimes jeans, but never "dressed-up," they're more like a pair of Nike Terminators that I wear to get coffee/pastries in the morning, to the gym, when I'm lounging around, etc.
     


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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think some of you guys are over thinking Lanvins too much. Other than the few beads or the zigzag and patterned version, most Lanvins are not much different from other sneakers out there. The general public probably won't even know their Lanvins or a pair of $700+ sneakers when their on your feet. Most of the Lanvins aren't over the top either compared to the hypebeast colorful shoes that has ravaged the streets a year or two ago. Compare to those Bapes or Ice Creams, Lanvins are actually more subdued. MMM's and Raf Simons are actually busier if you think about it, Lanvin just has more bold colors in some of their shoes, but not all.

    You don't really need $300-$400 pair of jeans or $200 tees to pull this shoes of:
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    brand synergy, bro


    brand synergy
     


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    I completely agree with RX45, aside from the flashy one's, a lot of Lanvins are simple and don't look out of place. You don't need to try and look like you just walked off of the runway to wear them.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    quoted for artistry
     


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