Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. naaaaate

    naaaaate Senior member

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    I shouldn't be as upset as I am that there's a women's Marni sale on gilt but no men's Marni [​IMG]
     


  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Right, and I love browsing through Vman, etc., even if it means the guy sitting on the metro next to me thinks I'm reading a softcore ghey mag.

    The glossy $10+ mags have kind of gone from being documents/guides to luxury products to just being luxury products.

    There's a whole bitter thread on Monocle right now in one of the subforums, but they do indeed do a very good job of selling a consumer-oriented magazine as a signal of class and intelligence. (Vs. a glossier, artier mag that doesn't pretend to have much content other than editorial photo spreads)


    Well Monocle is basically an how-to guide on what to say, do and buy to be an international hype participant.

    what monocle make you think their reader is like: 30 y/o independant graphic designer from Portland w. Japanese girlfriend who vacations in Yemen and travels all over Europe to modernize the fonts of fashion brands logos. Likes niche products and cleans up nice but wears urban lumberjack wear. Used to have a sneaker collection without being geeky. Blogs about well-designed home appliances. Goes out to the coolest clubs when he travels.

    what monocle readers are like: 30 y/o lawyer who wish he could dress as a lumberjack for work (does it on the weekend when not in the office working on a brief for big oil), buys a lot of furniture and items suggested by the mag and splurges huge amounts of money on the two weeks of vacation he has during the year, going to Monocle approved destinations (and hotels) doing Monocle-approved things. Fondly remembers the post-graduation summer he backpacked all over Europe and wish he had the time to get a Scandinavian girlfriend, votes democrat but doesn't have black friends (very concerned about Africa though). Masturbates to "classy" pornography.Goes out to clubs with bottle service where you have to dress up, wishes he could get into real hype clubs.
     


  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    ^^ ouch btw. saw this in one of the million girl threads in entertainment subforum
    awesome: [​IMG]
    Is that the margiela blazer?
     


  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    ^^ ouch



    btw. saw this in one of the million girl threads in entertainment subforum




    Is that the margiela blazer?


    I saw that too, shoulders are very Margiela but to the best of my knowledge they never did this type of collar. Probably Balmain or something like that...

    Make no mistake, the second guy might actually be more interesting than the first but he clearly aspires to be the first while having the huge purchasing power to compensate that loss by buying stuff Monocle pushes.
     


  5. SPK

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    Damn some Ervell coats for $200 in the gilt final sale. Someone got lucky
     


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    Well you've got me pinned on at least a couple of those generalizations and believe me I feel adequately lame as a result, but I don't mean to bring up the marketing of Monocle specifically as much as the reaction against the PUT EVERYTHING ONLINE thing print went through a couple of years ago. It seems one solution to the problem of how to market your print content as "special" is not to put it online at all. Obv this doesn't work for breaking news but it certainly does for cultural coverage.

    Well Monocle is basically an how-to guide on what to say, do and buy to be an international hype participant.

    what monocle make you think their reader is like: 30 y/o independant graphic designer from Portland w. Japanese girlfriend who vacations in Yemen and travels all over Europe to modernize the fonts of fashion brands logos. Likes niche products and cleans up nice but wears urban lumberjack wear. Used to have a sneaker collection without being geeky. Blogs about well-designed home appliances. Goes out to the coolest clubs when he travels.

    what monocle readers are like: 30 y/o lawyer who wish he could dress as a lumberjack for work (does it on the weekend when not in the office working on a brief for big oil), buys a lot of furniture and items suggested by the mag and splurges huge amounts of money on the two weeks of vacation he has during the year, going to Monocle approved destinations (and hotels) doing Monocle-approved things. Fondly remembers the post-graduation summer he backpacked all over Europe and wish he had the time to get a Scandinavian girlfriend, votes democrat but doesn't have black friends (very concerned about Africa though). Masturbates to "classy" pornography.Goes out to clubs with bottle service where you have to dress up, wishes he could get into real hype clubs.
     


  7. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    damn. didn't know it was today. would've tried to scoop up an ervell buttondown or something. oh well. anyone get the early links for rick stuff yet? fuuma- Yea, i mainly thought the shoulders and then i know margiela has done similar (but not the same) collars before. I can't help but think i've seen this coat somewhere online or instore. Can't for the life of me think of it now [​IMG]
     


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    the jacket is Balmain or Balenciaga, I've seen it in person.

    as for Monocle I'd never buy anything they sell and some sections of the magazine are lacking but I really enjoy reading the global affairs articles.
     


  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    ok. i'm not crazy. thanks balmain [​IMG] also, zara has a knockoff of this that is pretty close. [​IMG]
     


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    damn. didn't know it was today. would've tried to scoop up an ervell buttondown or something. oh well. anyone get the early links for rick stuff yet?

    only sizes for shirts were xl. there was one overcoat for $200 in a s that i wanted to kop kind of but missed out. not really my steeze anyway, otherwise final sale was absolute dog shit compared to past ones
     


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    I just bought a Marc by marc blazer on gilt for like 80 bucks, but it was a L...my normal suit size is 40-42. If its big do you think a tailor will be able to make it look decent?
     


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    final sale sucked, but i got two pairs of y-3 to resell on ebay
     


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    someone buy my ro leather in the sale thread
     


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    someone buy my ro leather in the sale thread

    this price is fuckin insane. im thinking of bulking kunk style to jump two sizes just so i can buy that
     


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