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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Aha, totally makes sense. And yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing them. I think the silver on dark whiskey should make a nicer combination than gunmetal.
     


  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Here's something I've been thinking about (and not just recently, but for a long time) - and I'll use the magazine mapping again because people like pictures and we kinda understand the graph better now;

    I have been thinking about what it'd be like to work with another person(s) to create collectively. Right now and for the past 3 years it's been just me to come up with things to make and decide how they will look and how to make them with a little input from outside sources, but what I've always wondered about, what it could be if I had some sort of complementary mind to strengthen the products in some way.

    For example, I don't have any basis or past study in clothing design, I just kind of wing it. What I see to be my greatest strengths are things that many people don't really notice I feel. They're not really the outward qualities that you can see, but how I see myself is having this ability to picture something in my head and then be able to blueprint it from the ground up, all mentally, and be able to itemize plans of action mentally, the laundry lists, the silly little trivia that goes with things, I have a very catalogued memory and my train of thought is pretty resourceful I think. That's how I go from the beginnings of an idea to a finished product, it can all just go up in a second, and I can see when something will work or not.
    Anyway, I think I am good at that, and I think I have a bit of a restrained hand when it comes to aesthetic detailing and palettes, but what I see as the downside of all of this is the fact that I tend to think of things in pieces, as individual works, I obsess over things having qualities on their own and being standalone if need be, and you can see that in my work today still - everything is still separate items and not made to be styled together in a lookbook or anything.

    So my question is... what if I could find someone who fills in the blanks there and takes what I do well, and adds to the weaker parts so that we can make something even nicer? I am just as much a fan of well-presented clothing and stylings as anyone, but it's just not my frontrunning talent I feel. What if I found someone who is great at styling, has a free, open mind when it comes to palettes and textures, someone who has visions but not necessarily the same level of focus? I think that's what I need, or I am missing personally. It's like, the architect vs the engineer. I would be the latter, and I am looking within myself and possibly amongst other people to be the architect of sorts, like someone who has visual concepts and I am the person who can juggle the technicalities to make things a reality. I think it's possible and I'd probably know if that person is right upon seeing them... just haven't seen anything yet.

    On the magazine graph it's like this, I feel I am in the red, and what I hope for is some sort of yin to my yang, in the green;
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  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    It seems like alcholic macbooks are a growing problem, someone should alert Apple, so they can start MAA.


    You can buy a thing to place on the screen, that helps make the colours true.
     


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    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    It looks like you want someone with a heavy streetwear background. Are there any streetwear designers that you really admire?

    +1 to teen's suggestion of synth
     
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  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Supreme x TOJ ?
     
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  6. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I don't know about artishard's alcoholic Macbook, but my problem was that I like to sit around and styleforum while sipping on tallboys of cheap Asian swill, and those things always have a high center of gravity. Just a brush of the hand against a slightly full one and you can say goodbye to your keyboard. :eek: My last white MB drank a tallboy and the keyboard went kaput again, but the motherboard and display were fine, just needs an external keyboard, so I gave it to Dan before I moved. I haven't put a beer into my MBP yet, been a year :eek:
     


  7. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Might've gotten too generous on that lifestyle/street side of things. I think I want lifestyle to represent something other than street, streetwear isn't my focus or intended image I guess - and when I say 'street' I mean by way of American urban styled streetwear as it's supposed to describe on that mapping. European style streetwear isn't exactly the easiest thing to categorize or pigeonhole.

    Anyway, my intended expression in the mapping is that I am looking for qualities like a natural talent at the polishing aspects, the way some people are really good at arranging abstract things, artists of sorts, also packaging and innate attitude/communications. I admire people who put together graphic designs with lots of polish. I have had trouble doing things like that in the past, I've done it for work before and I did fairly average at it, but there's always those people out there who can really 'wow' you with what they come up with on the spot.
     
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    At my previous college I was in a friends dorm and one of my friends spilled her gross mix drink on my other friend's macbook - a direct hit on top of the keyboard. It fucked up for a while but after laying it upside down over a fan it somehow worked. Keys were sticky as shit though. I could never imagine typing on that thing.
     


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    PDinh hooked me up with an olive anniversary MA-1 (and a tote bag!).
    Pretty happy with the fit, especially since it was a sample piece. The construction is great.

     
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    it was in miami, so I couldn't really blame it...
     


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    I feel a lot of new pieces, when they come out, have pretty poor photos to introduce them. Even the A-2, which might be one of your best selling jackets, has an incredibly off-color white balance. That's not how the brown looks irl. A more recent example, the new trousers. As you realized yourself, you are a pretty bad model for these trousers.
    Some rough photos of the slim trousers, still trying to get a clear day with some light for these things... wish I had a donk and a colabear-approved cockbulge to really fill these pants out and show the shape better, but this will have to do...
    Not a great way to spark attraction for them. To be fair, front picture aint bad. Still tho, can't imagine du's would put those up on their tumblrs or whatever. You're basically relying on those who have trusted in TOJ before to post a great fit, to get others to make the jump. By now, you've discontinued it, i.e. bball.
     
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    Sounds like you need someone that has a better understanding of function where as you are more of an aesthetic based designer?
    and maybe someone a bit more I want to say more Heritage than Street Style?
     


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    Dru, are you confusing me with someone else? Link me to the post, and I'll remove it. (Was I just asking about a jacket fit or something? There are a lot of pics of you wearing your coats; I didn't know it bothered you. :confused:)

    I know for sure I have never, ever mentioned your p____. O_O
     
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    Fuuma x Drew. Or Seenmy.
     


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    FWIW Drew, I think I find the whole NAMOR aesthetic ... Leather Jacket ---> Button Down ----> Belt ---> Cuffed Chinos --->Boots can be absolutely jaw dropping when done right
     
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