White Mountaineering

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. thatguymj

    thatguymj Senior member

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    Shit, I was actually planning to stop by there on Saturday after the foodfest down in the mission and totally spaced. I've wanted to check out more WM stuff in person anyway so could have killed two birds w one stone.

    Thanks!
     


  2. timpoblete

    timpoblete Senior member

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    The only interesting thing that they (MAC) had, IMO, is the multi-corduroy multi-pocket vest. The rest were plain looking shirts and sweaters.
     
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  3. habitant

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    was it the 'wardrobe' stuff? I've been snatching that stuff up everywhere I see it.. perfect fit for me.
     


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  5. pickpackpockpuck

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  6. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    I like their scarves a lot...
     


  7. shoreman1782

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    ^There's a few scarves on Yoox listed in the women's section--not sure what would differentiate them from men's other than, maybe width. Prices aren't much lower than retail.
     


  8. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    Interesting nonetheless, thanks for the heads up! Gotta remember to check Yoox more often
     


  9. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    New White Mountaineering shoes are hideous.
     


  10. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    I sort of like em...
     


  11. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Old ones were pretty gross, too, altho there are some exceptions. I feel like the oddness of the shoes gives them a little more cred, really; willing to be weird in an area that's usually pretty tame.
     


  12. habitant

    habitant Senior member

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    dogatemyhw Well-Known Member

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    Context has boring buys so their WM stuff looks lame. No one ever gets the good shit!

     


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    Can stores order whatever they want? like is it the owners choices out of collections?
     


  15. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    Stores hire buyers to pick out what will get "bought" and then sold out of the collections. I'm sure there are plenty of cases where the owner has input as well in smaller operations.
    Keep in mind this is their first season carrying this stuff. It's a brand that is very hyped but has little distribution outside of Japan, so they bought a combination of things they know will sell easily (socks, scarves, and hats in trendy but distinct fair isle), and some outerwear that is on the conservative side. While their photos online don't do a good job of presenting the product the 2 jackets are things that will blow you away in person, even if they are a little tame by WM standards. Everything they produce has soooo many little details that just add up into an incredible product.
     


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