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Vineyard Vines!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by HarrisonK, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. jaychiz

    jaychiz Senior member

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    still waiting for OP to make his presence felt again, lurking in the shadows
     
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    ...peasant revolutionaries came up with the trouser (although noted British dandy Beau Brummell popularized it), jeans were carried around the world by sailors, miners and stevedores transform the top half of the union suit into the t-shirt, and so on.

    Reginald, could you, or anyone, recommend a good history of -type book on the subject? Sort of a hidden why we wear what we wear kind of affair?
     
  3. Reginald Bartholomew

    Reginald Bartholomew Senior member

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    Reginald, could you, or anyone, recommend a good history of -type book on the subject? Sort of a hidden why we wear what we wear kind of affair?

    No idea dude. I basically just randomly google things when I feel like being less ignorant.
     
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    I think there is some understating of the influence of the rich, as aristocratic styles have always been aped. That said, peasant revolutionaries came up with the trouser (although noted British dandy Beau Brummell popularized it), jeans were carried around the world by sailors, miners and stevedores transform the top half of the union suit into the t-shirt, and so on.
    pants (really, knit ones) might have been invented before peasants existed. they were definitely popular among germanic "barbarian" tribes that attacked rome because romans wrote about them. unless you're talking about the wool type of pants people wear today in which case i know nothing.
     
  5. noob in 89

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    In his autobiography The Kid Stays In the Picture, producer Robert Evans reveals how his brother's company, Evan-Picone, convinced a nation of women to start wearing pants. (At first it must have seemed as weird as men wearing dresses...)

    Now I don't know about you, but it's just that kind of renegade spirit I see in Vineyard Vines.
     
  6. HarrisonK

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    still waiting for OP to make his presence felt again, lurking in the shadows

    I have no idea what to say, I'm not following all this drama and fighting. I'm waiting for the rest of Vineyard Vines' new line to come out before I chime back in to get more opinions, but as of now, I'm bored with their winter line.

    From the little drama I have read, don't you all fit into the category of lower middle class trying to buy nice things so you appear closer to the upper middle class? Do any of you own atleast 1 home without a mortgage?

    This fight here is about old and new money, societal class, and how the rest of the world perceives you. If you are broke but want nice clothes, say it. Dont try to be someone you aren't by posting extravagant things you don't have on forums like this one.

    I'm typing from my iPhone so once I get to my computer I'll edit/fix/add to this post.
     
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    actually im broke but i want garbage clothes that fit poorly


    so ill buy some vineyard vines great thread a+++
     
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    What is it you find boring about their winter line? I find the execution rather clever.
     
  10. HarrisonK

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    What is it you find boring about their winter line? I find the execution rather clever.

    I am bored with the line, meaning, its been out for to long and I'm excited to see what they will be releasing for the S/S.

    Mr./Ms. Jet, I think Michael Jackson was as confused as you are/were so good job. [​IMG]
     
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    shit i hope their s/s line has some more harrisonk oversized dad steez
     
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    Last year I took some old ass VV pants I had from highschool, one yellow pair and one light blue pair, and took them to my tailor and had them turned into shorts with the same measurements as my WWM ranger shorts.

    $40 later I had some decent shorts for the summer, so I can't complain.
     
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    I have no idea what to say, I'm not following all this drama and fighting. I'm waiting for the rest of Vineyard Vines' new line to come out before I chime back in to get more opinions, but as of now, I'm bored with their winter line. From the little drama I have read, don't you all fit into the category of lower middle class trying to buy nice things so you appear closer to the upper middle class? Do any of you own atleast 1 home without a mortgage? This fight here is about old and new money, societal class, and how the rest of the world perceives you. If you are broke but want nice clothes, say it. Dont try to be someone you aren't by posting extravagant things you don't have on forums like this one. I'm typing from my iPhone so once I get to my computer I'll edit/fix/add to this post.
    thanks harrisonk for blessing us with your presents. cause i didnt give a shit bout your presence. rain s-goods down on me homie! bless us peasants who can't afford vineyard vines oh upper middle class god!
     
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    harrison = kermit in a suit?

    or ironic troll?
     
  15. Reginald Bartholomew

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    pants (really, knit ones) might have been invented before peasants existed. they were definitely popular among germanic "barbarian" tribes that attacked rome because romans wrote about them. unless you're talking about the wool type of pants people wear today in which case i know nothing.

    I'm thinking the "modern" trouser, with like waistbands and hems (however primitive), and not, say, wrapped leggings (which usually weren't trousers as we know because of stuff like the separate crotch piece). From what I understand, ankle-length pants were worn by peasants during the French Revolutionary period as a way to mark a difference between them and the aristos, who usually rocked knee-length britches.

    I could easily be wrong though, I'm not an expert on this.
     
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    harrison = kermit in a suit?

    or ironic troll?


    I'm not trolling, I'm simply defending my own name/furthing the convocation at hand.

    Are you a troll for posting your opinions?
     
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    harrison = kermit in a suit?

    or ironic troll?


    [​IMG]

    pretty accurate actually
     
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    no it's gotta be the one i posted in WAYWT with the david byrne suit when kermit sings Once in a Lifetime!!!!!
     
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    From the little drama I have read, don't you all fit into the category of lower middle class trying to buy nice things so you appear closer to the upper middle class?

    No. This forum is about appreciating design, not class aspiration. If we were as you describe, we would all buy clothes with Gucci and LV logos plastered across them. That kind of clothing is ridiculed here.

    Maybe class aspiration is why you buy clothes. Which is why you dress like shit.

    Do any of you own atleast 1 home without a mortgage?

    I have no idea, but owning a home w/o a mortgage is not indicative of wealth. Plenty of lower middle class people own their homes w/o mortgage.
     
  20. tween_spirit

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    And plenty of wealthy people maintain debts such as mortages (since they're such low rates of interest) to free up their money for more lucrative investments!
     

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