Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    If you're under about 5'10 and you wear those, everybody will be laughing behind your back as it looks like an attempt to boost your height.
     


  2. Desi

    Desi Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Probably the only person in the country who got a pair of these on SALE (0)
    Pick em up Thursday


    can you give me the pleasure of being stepped on by a pair of Prada Creepers?
     


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    if my friend pulls through i'll be getting them at a discount

    employee discount doesn't count [​IMG]
     


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    whatever123 Senior member

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    i think its cool that some of you can pull these off but i dont get the appeal.
     


  5. BB1

    BB1 Senior member

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    These creepers everyone keeps salivating over appear to smash 3 different conflicting aesthetics together: dressy dandy, yacht club preppy, and sporty sneakers. Since most here normally despise outfits and pieces designed in this manner, I can only conclude these are a trendy fad as opposed to good design. Seeing Jude Law wearing them would seem to confirm this as he is (like most Hollywood types) a trend whore. When I look at these shoes, I am shocked by how they incorporate so many elements yet impart so little meaning. They evoke almost no imagery or stereotypes in my head. Outside of their obviously inharmonious design which will surely draw attention, they seem to say nothing. But what if this design carried with it the baggage of being associated with the forum's "undesirable" members of society whom one often fears being associated with? Would we accept these shoes so readily? If suburban middle managers or white trash NASCAR loving dads commonly wore these shoes, would we still feel this is an ok design? Obviously not! Instead what we have is an ungainly shoe with largely no identity and no negative stereotypes. Add to this neutral palette Jude Law wearing them and and influential boutiques selling them, helping everyone to associate positive imagery with the design. Suddenly they're fashionable!
     


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    Thinking too much into it, man
     


  7. Fycus

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    I like how you provoke conversation, but it doesn't help that you over analyze everything you talk about. The shoes look good to most people, regardless of them being on the biggest fashion blogs or on jude law. You can say the same stuff about NASCAR fans about them wearing your wardrobe. Oh no, hicks everywhere are wearing julius and wjk, it must not be fashionable anymore.
     


  8. omgcookielol

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    But what if this design carried with it the baggage of being associated with the forum's "undesirable" members of society whom one often fears being associated with? Would we accept these shoes so readily? If suburban middle managers or white trash NASCAR loving dads commonly wore these shoes, would we still feel this is an ok design? Obviously not!

    Instead what we have is an ungainly shoe with largely no identity and no negative stereotypes. Add to this neutral palette Jude Law wearing them and and influential boutiques selling them, helping everyone to associate positive imagery with the design. Suddenly they're fashionable!

    Your post reminds me of something lane said in another thread.

    People respond negatively to what they don't understand at times. Ignoring just rick, I think people sometimes are uncomfortable with how provocative some clothing is if they haven't encountered it before. Not everyone is going to respond positively to the energy.

    I don't think anyone who has already responded positively to the shoes would change their mind because of any "baggage". They're really handsome shoes when they're being worn with thought.
     


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    These creepers everyone keeps salivating over appear to smash 3 different conflicting aesthetics together: dressy dandy, yacht club preppy, and sporty sneakers. Since most here normally despise outfits and pieces designed in this manner, I can only conclude these are a trendy fad as opposed to good design. Seeing Jude Law wearing them would seem to confirm this as he is (like most Hollywood types) a trend whore.

    When I look at these shoes, I am shocked by how they incorporate so many elements yet impart so little meaning. They evoke almost no imagery or stereotypes in my head. Outside of their obviously inharmonious design which will surely draw attention, they seem to say nothing.

    But what if this design carried with it the baggage of being associated with the forum's "undesirable" members of society whom one often fears being associated with? Would we accept these shoes so readily? If suburban middle managers or white trash NASCAR loving dads commonly wore these shoes, would we still feel this is an ok design? Obviously not!

    Instead what we have is an ungainly shoe with largely no identity and no negative stereotypes. Add to this neutral palette Jude Law wearing them and and influential boutiques selling them, helping everyone to associate positive imagery with the design. Suddenly they're fashionable!


    How is this a real human being.
     


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    Thinking too much into it, man

    would you expect anything less from BB1?
     


  11. WhoKnewI

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    BLAH BLAH BLAH WORDS WORDS WORDS BLAH BLAH BLAH

    Honestly man, stop. Your analysis of every little thing is so fucking annoying. No one analyses why you buy dozens of grey tees.
     


  12. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    These creepers everyone keeps salivating over appear to smash 3 different conflicting aesthetics together: ... Instead what we have is an ungainly shoe with largely no identity and no negative stereotypes.
    I think these two sentences contradict each other. The identity is indeed the absurd juxtapositioning of several different styles to create a hybrid monstrosity. The problem you seem to have is that it can't be ascribed to one particular category or aesthetic but that's more indicative of versatility (see fit pics with cropped suit vs red leggings + skirt). But I feel the desired goal has been achieved in polarizing opinions. [​IMG]
     


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    I'm going to agree with BB1 - the Prada Creepers were slammed by a number of influential critic, and I think, for good reason. The shoe is a brogue sitting on top of an espadrille midsole, on top of an old school runners sole. It's just plain muddy design.

    That said, he could have stopped at 3 sentences. The rant about people who like Nascar, completely besides the point.
     


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    I'm going to agree with BB1 - the Prada Creepers were slammed by a number of influential critic, and I think, for good reason. The shoe is a brogue sitting on top of an espadrille midsole, on top of an old school runners sole. It's just plain muddy design.

    these are close to the trendiest shoes I've ever seen. i dont think these will be 'cool' in 3 months.
     


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