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Romantic Europe meets NYC: the ROBERT GELLER thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pickpackpockpuck, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    You know, I think my initial sentiments about the Tencel Bomber were unnecessarily harsh. Partly because I didn't really "get it" or was just distracted by the fit. But, after actually having it for a few days, I've had a change of heart.

    I can see why it was named "The Tencel Bomber", instead of something like a cadet jacket or flight bomber or ...strappy strap bomber(?). It's all about the tencel. Everything about the jacket was designed with tencel in mind. Having not really had a lot of experience with tencel, I didn't realize that tencel was durable and strong. What I saw initially was something that was relatively thin and unlined and light. But, since it's actually a really durable and strong fabric, I can see why they washed the shit out of it. Everything is washed, even a little distressed, including the ribbing and the zipper. It works. Then you flip it inside out and see all the sewing details and seams, and you realize that a lot of thought was put into this piece, and it all works together.

    As for care of the jacket, the very first time I wore the jacket, I spilled all this tomato soup over the front of it [​IMG]. What I did was just put the front under a faucet and washed out all the soup and hung it to dry and bam...like nothing happened. [​IMG]

    Lastly, the drape. I can now see why it was designed to be a more relaxed fit, to highlight how tencel drapes. It just looks really good man.

    As for the "khaki" color. It definitely has some green in it. In the sunlight, you see it a lot more. I would name the color more like a washed olive.

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  3. melonadejello

    melonadejello Senior member

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    Geller always calls green things Khaki.
    My green flight pants from FW13, and I think even some cotton/linen stuff from SS11

    But he's not wrong!

    "However, the name is sometimes also used to describe a drab green color. In the mid-twentieth century as many Western militaries adopted an olive drab instead of the older, more brownish khaki, the two color names became associated with each other."

    "During the second half of the WWII, American olive drab became distinctly more green, known as olive green. Most of the countries that participated in NATO, adopted the US military style and with it the olive green color. This color continued to be called khaki in many European countries. In France for example the term passed in the general language for a green shade of olive color. The older yellow-brown used in WWI was called in France moutarde instead."



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  4. wurlwyde

    wurlwyde Senior member

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    Super interesting, Melo. Thank you. The US military-industrial complex pervades everything apparently, even color naming.
     
  5. kubrick555

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    I emailed SSENSE and they confirmed they are carrying both Geller and Geller seconds this Spring. So yeah, should be dropping soon.
     
  6. melonadejello

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    Anture got the short sleeve black random dot shirt.
    And I was doing so well -.-
     
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    Yeah man, I was eyeing it for 15 minutes earlier.
     
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    Hopefully ssense will put their buy up soon and that it's a big one. They just put their CP buy up yesterday, so I guess they're just slow.

    Francis may got in the black tencel bomber and nomad put up their first delivery...and it appears they have their stock at about a little more than 10% cheaper than others...plus it's CAD.

    East dane put up all their seconds. If only they carried the mainline.

    Got in the long plaid from last season and it's wild man. I have no idea how I'm going to wear it, but I can't help but crack a smile everytime I try it on. [​IMG]
     
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  9. melonadejello

    melonadejello Senior member

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  10. mcfly26

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    do u guys think anyone other than anture will get those sneakers
     
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    I'd wear geller bombers every day if I had the cash, a different color for each day. So hard to justify even 1 when I already have 2 bombers and an all-black toj0.
     
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    Anyone tried/seen the seconds bomber?
     
  13. kubrick555

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    The spring sneakers? I know Tikwid is getting the black ones in.
     
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    Ditto - I have a spring and fall Geller bomber, plus a myriad of leathers and denim jackets. But still want the Tarmac bomber so bad.
     
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  15. hoodyear

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    There's still a dip dye in 46 on Hypebeast. 220 shipped (+ duties potentially) with HBSPRING14.
     
  16. keanswon

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    Seconded. Got my olive spring bomber and the padded charcoal Stefan, but the patch bomber is just so tempting…
     
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    I was actually surprised East Dane is still carrying Seconds when pretty much the entire previous collection was heavily discounted. That said, I'm still not a big fan of the reboot. I feel like it was much better when it originally came out.

    Maybe I'm just being super OCD but I feel like small details ruin it for me. I liked the hoodie and the sweatpants at first until I saw the panel at the throat on the hoodie and the back pockets on the sweatpants. I will just stick to the mainline.
     
  18. kubrick555

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    I think that's fair. The first season of Seconds was really good I thought - t-shirts were awesome, I still have two that I wear. Other than the odd piece, it hasn't been great lately. This season's tanks look good though and the bombers are prob decent.
     
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    I read somewhere that the print design comes from Charles de Gaulle airport? But I can't find any pics. Would be cool if anyone knows what that's about.

    Anyway I have 5 Geller bombers that I can think of (and a hooded charcoal but I count that among coats rather than jackets) and still no real black :hide:
    Got a black jean jacket and a leather though
     
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  20. hoodyear

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