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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. notwithit

    notwithit Senior member

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    Thanks, I'll give DH and Prada a shot. Actually, probably not Prada. I can't really stomach the idea of wearing something with a Prada label on it. Just the name and the associations. It's up there with Gucci, D&G, and LV in my mind as a brand that is the quintessence of conspicuous consumption.

    Also, the only one I sized down on was the Geller, and that's because the 48 was so damn big on me. :embar:
     
  2. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    remember, prada was one of those brands that thrived on minimalism. they're still into cool techy fabrics as well!!
    you can prob find a good, minimally branded blazer in a great material with ease!
     
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  3. rockofeller

    rockofeller Senior member

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    Should I buy these?

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    I need a pair of "summery" casual shoes. These are by Rancourt & Co. Are they too grandpa? I don't think they make this style anymore.

    For reference, here's a recent fitpic of me. Can you see me wearing them?
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  4. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    those are bad. and also not even slightly summery. How about some Bass buck shoes?
     
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  5. rockofeller

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    As in white bucks? I'm not sure what I would wear them with. I could kop these:
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    But I was thinking something more along the lines of mocs/boat shoes with a little bit of dressiness to them.
     
  6. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Prada bread and butter might be the heavily branded stuff, the shitty nylon bags and the plastic sneakers but as a fashion house it's galaxies apart from gucci &co., not even in the same universe.
     
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  7. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    if you want mocs or boat shoes get quoddy or yuketen. south williard usually has some pretty rad suede quoddy models. i hate boat shoes, but would buy and wear those, to be honest.

    and those white shoes are terrible. proper dirty bucks make a great ss shoe though.

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  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Luxury houses share similar revenue models. The money is in fragrances and accessories, but yeah, Prada and Gucci are at least planets apart. Gucci, as revived under Tom Ford, is sort of like Tom Ford - lux, sexy, with a very 70s decadence. Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacob's guidance (though he doesn't do the menswear) is all about luxury. Prada pretty much led the way for "geek chic", both in menswear and womenswear, combined with a striking modernism. The experimentation with stretch fabrics, the narrow shoulder and boxy, short jacket, androgyny long before Hedi Slimane, that's Prada. It's nearly antithetical to Tom Ford's Gucci, and you could easy see them in the same light as Versace vs. Armani in the 80s.
     
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  9. LA Guy

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    I actually have he 48 (we are about the same size), and I think that it fits perfectly. I am probably 1/2 a size bigger than you, and I have, apparently, a much longer wingspan. The arms hit at about the same place, but the shoulders are more relaxed, and there is more room through the body, and slightly longer. I personally think that the it looks best that way, though you are entitled to interpret it for yourself. Mine looks nearly exactly like in the picture that Mortar had up, which is relaxed, but slim. It's a very lightweight piece (thick, but it's like a knit bonded to polartech, hard to explain), so it doesn't "droop" the way a heavier piece would.

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    I will wear a shrunken jacket as well, but in that case, I like really saggy, baggy jeans, and some kicks. The idea in that case is to get the silhouette of an aikido uniform. There is an awesome picture of Hidetoshi Nakata in Emporio Armani from a while ago in either an Esquire or GQ shoot that shows a great example of this silhouette. Actually, a lot of Armani, who was always Japanese influenced, uses this silhouette, pairing a fitted jacket with a pinched waist with flowing pants.
     
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    Didn't Prada pretty much invent that kind of revenue model too ? Seeing as it was a handbag / leather goods business first that only launched a rtw line in the late 80s after their bags became hugely popular status symbols, the clothes are the accessories to the accessories.
     
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  11. notwithit

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    Nvm, made a classified ad for it.
     
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  12. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    If it makes you feel any better there's a nice thick black one due next fall.
     
  13. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    This always makes me feel better.
     
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  14. Teger

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    wouldn't buy anytime soon, but..

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  15. ManofKent

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    wouldn't buy anytime soon, but..



    I like the pants (just stay clear of the New Balance's :D)
     
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  16. Teger

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    would wear with some suede our legacy wholecuts, some MMM/CP lows or some rancourts.
     
  17. ManofKent

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    Sounds good - go for it
     
  18. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    I like them, what are they?
     
  19. pronxs

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    yo teg take pics of your shoes collection. i think you have a great one.
     
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    Y/N? I was looking for a all white high top after missing out on the Blanc & Noir from Roden.
     

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