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Three Threads About Looking Awesome - August 16, 2015

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Viberg

With our latest round of Viberg MTOs winding down, I think it's definitely wortwhile to highlight Viberg again, because, in line with this thread (and everyone's favorite context!): Vibergs make you look goddamn cool. Wearing Viberg gives you a certain level of streetwear/men's clothing credibility that's hard to capture otherwise, with your stitch-down or goodyear-welt (for shell cordovan!), handmade boots you're Randall Flagg at the end of the world, your rundown boot heels clacking on the road. And you have to respect a brand where the owners dismiss the idea of expanding their production past their existing limits because it's just too much of a hassle to deal with that shit.

Carol Christian Poell

There's a reason that Carol Christian Poell is a designer's designer: he's the ultimate counter-product, whose very protest work has engineered its own meta narrative. Working in some obscure, random workshop, Poell creates mind-numbing (and physically painful) versions of classic men's tailoring: twisted, contorted seam pants, overdyed, hand overlocked dirt grey leather jackets with metal elbow pieces that brook no adjustment. Very cool. As a bonus, apparently now is the time to pick up his works for a song on StyleZeitgeist's marketplace! Woop.

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent is unmistakably cool - and now that I'm thinking about the brand in this context, the design shares something with Carol Christian Poell. Slimane's Saint Laurent is defied by an unforgiving silhouette, which is uncomfortable in its narrow shoulders and slim arms. Very Poell, although there's obviously a more mainstream, punk element to Slimane's work. That being said, both are avenues to the same end goal: looking badass as hell.
 
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