Romantic Europe meets NYC: the ROBERT GELLER thread

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

  1. melonadejello

    melonadejello Senior member

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    They do look pretty close this time actually, but I'm still not sure about the waist.
    Last season they had jeans with 15.5-16" waists and 6.5" leg openings measured as 14.5" and 5.5"
    I have the Ash jeans coming tomorrow so we'll see.
     


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    I love the layering in all of his collections, i.e. the longer tank tops under a tee under a button down under a lightweight jacket. It's a cool look and he's definitely a great stylist.

    If anyone has a cadet jacket (preferably olive) in a 48 that they want to get rid of, get at me...
     




  3. Desi

    Desi Senior member

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    Same here too, I wear my Petro leather constantly. through spring and fall.
     


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    hoozah Senior member

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    my favorite designer

    most other designers imo put out stuff you can't casually wear without looking like a sore thumb.
     


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    Desi Senior member

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    i hope to get my hands on more accessories. predominately hats and scarves. Too bad my hair is so chunky now that it feels impossible to put a hat on.
     


  6. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    I went back and looked at that discussion. Someone in there made the very good point that it's the buyers who are responsible for a store only carrying dip-dyed sweatshirts and that sort of stuff. I'm pretty certain I remember Geller saying in an interview that he found buyers' preferences a little frustrating. He said something like he has a showroom full of these great romantic pieces and they go straight to the jeans and tees because they know those items will sell. (Tried to find the interview just now but I couldn't locate it; if anyone happens to know where it is that would be awesome). There were also complaints that some Geller stuff is just too over-the-top to wear. But that isn't a criticism of the design really, it's more about what the individual is comfortable wearing.

    Personally, one of the things I like about Geller is that within the same collection there are awesome standout pieces and then more run-of-the-mill stuff that anyone would be comfortable wearing, but that still has something unique about it. Geller's buttondowns, for example, are mostly just regular shirts with a good cut, made of nice fabrics and with cool details like covered buttons. Or the fencing shirt, which is unusual but not particularly attention-calling. One of my favorite Geller shirts is just a light denim with a contrast collar in dark denim. I could wear that every day and make it look different every time depending on how I wear it. But it's still just a simple shirt. A lot of the runway looks come together in the styling, but they can totally be deconstructed and the individual pieces used in more conservative, everyday looks. This look below is probably more dandyish than most guys would want to wear, but if you ditch the cumberbund and the scarf, you still have an awesome (easily wearable) jacket over a cool shirt and jeans.

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    That would be frustrating as a designer, since this behavior pulls you between designing what's going to satiate your artistic vision and making what's actually going to pay the bills. You can design a lot of cool stuff that gets enthusiasts all frenzied, but sits around gathering dust, or you can design safe, "high quality" staples that will move off the shelves, but probably get you labeled as a boring designer.

    Still, there's justification in not straying too far left of center in designing the majority of your collection. I mean, even guys like us who really pay attention to this stuff have our share of days where we probably just want to wear something simple such as the pants + tee.
     


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    I agree with a lot of this but DAMN what season is that jacket from / where can I get it right now
     


  9. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Jacket is from fall 2011. I have no clue who carried it though.
     


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    F/W11, wasn't produced since I didn't even see it stocked in Japan. Time to hit Geller on the cell Bows!
     


  11. Nil

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    I wish Geller went up to size 54... :(
     


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    You have the scarred cardigan from F/W '10, right, Nil? Must be frustrating that only select pieces, generally knits, will conceivably fit you. I'm probably on the cusp myself, since I really dislike any pulling across the back, which bumps me up to a 52 in most of his stuff.
     


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    Yeah, I do. It fits oversized and is super stretchy, so it works for me. And yes, it's rather frustrating.
     


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    Hmm, might have to hit him up for real; the best I can
     
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