The Future Is Curatorial

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby nick » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:47 pm

Pretty sure the entirety of corporate america wears the same blue gingham shirt every day. Where you cant get away is wearing the same silly patterned clothing every day (Which is clearly why my wardrobe is so diverse ;) )

Love seeing the variety of Happy Victims on c-t. Anyone others in the woodwork (Other than OL which I'm sure half the forum is guilty of). I'd share my EG collection but I'm very ashamed of how big it is for being all purchased in the latter half of 2014.

@tomsfood "i should post my gap, inc. brand collection" - can this even be contained in a photograph?
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby vgtbls » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:31 pm

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby nick » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:43 pm

Anyone else irrationally obsessed with the exterior appearance of their wardrobe? Mine is split into a "Spring Summer" side (Bottom) and "Fall Winter" side (Top) - and the Spring/Summer side just looks ugly. I keep thinking about what items I can sell that will help put it together, but that's a silly reason
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby bird.in.flight » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:58 am

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby needlethatsings » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:19 pm

Current shoe collection

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Vans Slip Ons, NB 574s, NikeID Blazers, Grenson Walnut Calf Derbies, Grenson Finbars, DM 1461s.

Deets on the custom Blazers

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby finolino » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:28 am



halfway done with my graphic tee collection, not counting the two supreme tees in the mail!
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby Soruk » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:16 am

Really like the concept of this thread!
Will post in the near future!
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby nick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:28 pm

Since this is also the happy victims thread, here is the bulk of my Engineered Garments collection. Got a few pairs pants and a couple t's in the wash, a couple unpictured vests/shirts but this is it for the most part.



Keep your eyes on the care-market since I certainly dont need this all. Most is from rak, sample sales, etc but that being said not having bought any (okay, 1 pair of f/w pants) in the past couple months my bank account is a lot happier ... still, my hesitance to share this was out of my spending habits being judged. I'm doing fine!
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby can- » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:23 pm

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby rjbman » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:21 pm

My turn

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby tttigre » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:38 pm

I've been interested for a while in the idea of owning series of clothing, i.e. the same thing but in different colorways, the essential idea being finding a piece with a cut, shape, or vibe that you really like and exploring that with slight variations. It's an extension of how I view art (and my own creation of it) in general; can I make this piece a part of a series? Episodic? A triptych? I had white and black pairs of those Nikes, but they weren't exactly the same so I never viewed it as a true series.

But today I completed one!

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Graphic tees for Maison Kitsune by a Dutch artist I really like named Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. It took a few months of tracking and shipping from three continents, but I have them.

Does anyone else have a series of clothing, or is interested in the concept? More than just "the same AmAp tee in eight colors", but a series that was legitimately curated, to keep with the thread nomenclature?
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby kindofyoung » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:54 pm

Cross-posting this from styleforums "The Contentedness thread" which is kind of similar to this thread, but with the difference that instead of just general pictures and a short text, the best and most appreciated posts over there are the ones that write a bit more extensively about why you like a particular piece(or pieces) and the backstory, naturally accompanied by some nice pictures of said garment.

These wonderful, indestructible, supercomfortable and all around awesome sneakers by Blanc&Noir
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Story time:
I joined this forum a bit over 3 years ago, starting out with a mild interest in clothing since a short while before that I had realized I dressed like shit. Before joining and also for the first few months while here I was intending to dress similar to just about every other "well-dressed guy" in Sweden, in other words some brogues/converse, slim jeans/chinos, some oxford shirt and a casual blazer with that (I think I wanted to do a "twist" on this, but I highly doubt I wouldn't have looked like every other guy here).

There were a few good posters on the CM side who's style I really liked and being on a budget the thrifting thread was also pretty interesting to follow.
But then I visited the SW&D WAYWT-thread and while there was a lot of cool stuff, most of it seemed way too "out there" for me and for where I live.
Still, I thought it was a cool thread simply because of how many diverse styles there werea nd a short while later I also stumbled upon the "Best Of WAYWT".
There I found a picture posted by Synthese with super-saiyan hair and a blazer with crazy padded shoulders, which made me go "fuck it, this is so much doper than CM".

Fast forward and while still very much a novice I was starting to learn, I had abandoned the thought of going CM casual and also knew I wanted a pair of white hi-tops.
After a long and arduous search I had finally found the best pair I've ever seen and yeah, it was these exact ones by the clothing brand Blanc&Noir, now sadly defunct.
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Great shape, all white, full leather, not a model I'd really seen before so I would be somewhat unique wearing them, they checked all the right boxes. Only downside was the price, I think they would have been something like +500$ since the only site with them was in Australia so shipping would be a bitch.
Still, I was really close to buying them but summer came and the money went to other things.
Then the magical happens, Roden Gray finds a deadstock supply of both these and lows in black and white and they were selling them on styleforum at 50% off retail.
It seems silly now, but you can not imagine my happiness when I realized they had my size in stock. I quickly ordered a pair to make sure on not missing out on the great deal and 2-3 weeks later I finally received my first grail.
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Since that day I have worn them atleast a couple hundred times, through summer and winter, rain and snow, to clubs and to skiing trips. My style has changed a bit since I got them, but while I don't use them quite as often as I did the first year, they still see plenty use and I recently had them repaired since I'd worn through the leather lining.
Besides that they could still just as easily be just 2-3 months old or something like that. The stitching is still in place, laces are not even close to breaking, the sole has barely gotten worn down even though these were my main shoes for longboarding for about a year and they feel just as sturdy and tank-like as they felt the day I got them.
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So, thanks @LA Guy for creating this forum in the first place which has been a great place to learn about just anything related to clothing (and plenty of stuff not related as well), thanks @Synthese for wearing awesome clothes and posting pictures of it which was the reason I went SW&D, and lastly many thanks to @RodenGray for finding all those deadstock Blanc&Noir sneakers and selling them on here at 50% off retail.


Some examples of really good posts for further flintstone:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/75#post_5570378
http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/210#post_5623293
http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/405#post_5889483
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby maj » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:01 pm

after 2 years i finally completed the stoney set, 4 seasons, 4 camos (there is a ice jacket before this BUT IT DOESN'T COUNT)

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aw13 flecktarn

ss14 dazzle

aw 14 tortoise

ss 15 flowing water

v happy with this as i love the pacified and re appropriated colours as graphics, for example flowing is actually a recolouring of the Indonesian flowing blood camo. the dazzle pattern is my all time favorite camo as it's so absurd but genuinely works, it was also the first one i got for the set. i got the flecktarn today after wanting it forever and deciding it was never going to re-appear in a good condition/ my size, i've seen it on the street 3 times and on every occasion i've almost broke my neck looking at it. the pattern is rescaled on the hood which is v fun. only when i was browsing dodgy boutiques on the web for weird stoney buys did i find this in the clearence section, i wash shocked; even more shocked when it was my size

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@tttigre may be interested in this because of #GottaCatchThemAll #sets
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby bels » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:40 pm

Is stoney really pacified though.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby maj » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:53 pm

stoney is v pacified

all their tech goes into making biking easier

or actually wearing ur sick NEO LUXE £500000 hand painted liquid reflective ice jacket made of metal up a mountain.

don't think they've ever done a proper camo that hasn't been re worked? they just take practical military design, fabric research and turn it into civilian garms, their focus in ad's is even in utility, technology and the product rather than their military style queues. they don't publicize it like marioyoshi, and it's not explored in the same way as raeburn, but these are definitely practical civilian clothes opposed to army surplus. similar to that of acr, they just want 2 make ur trip around town in the cold/wet/sun more stylish and practical.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby maj » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:39 am

THE SET IS DISBANDED

turns out the hoody has 5-7 holes in the hood which went all the way through so it shall be returned, sad day 4 me.

so close yet so far

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby 3hunna » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:48 pm

Decided to post pics of my vintage Helmut Lang LCM collection before it's disbanded
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from Spring summer 1998, featuring part of my helmut lang bomber thing, probably going to eventually sell it as the fit was never right for me.
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from spring summer 2003--my favourite coat that I have at the moment, the sleeves are a bit long, but other than that I'm happy with the fit
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from spring summer 1999

Posted them all in my last waywt:
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edit: do u think I should get the sleeves shortened on the black coat, or is it fine/better as it is?
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby bels » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:54 am

iliam » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:02 am
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why are you looking at stoney thought you were trying to pursue minimalism or no you've abandoned sleek minimalism?


The current curation strategy is to hold off on minimalism and invest in athleisure.

The ultimate plan is to combine both and wear a stoney island shadow project modular scarf with a margaret howell blazer and puma urban mobility cycling trousers
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby okuu6 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:18 pm

Sorry for the potato quality pic. Not really a recent one since this was taken a month ago.

Most of my wardrobe consists of Rick Owens with some Julius and BBS. I'm trying to focus on curating a wardrobe that is as versatile as possible.
In terms of outerwear:
- 2 hoodies (the gimp hoodie is not in the pic)
- a tailored suit not shown in pic
- a Julius blazer
- a RO leather and a Julius leather
- a RO hooded bomber
- a RO wool hooded coat from limo for the cold days of winter. (not shown because recently copped)

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby AmericanPie » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:59 pm

Getting the band back together

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby Morlin » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:20 pm

can't be wasting my time with other colors
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I think that it is not. Cowichan, etc., If you prefer a thick knit, how about you? It is cool there is atmosphere!
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby Syeknom » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:55 am

Syeknom's Dries Van Noten archive

As some of you may know I rather enjoy the works of Belgian designer Dries Van Noten and, in fact, he was the man responsible for getting me into designer fashion (whereas previously I was only interested in suiting). Seeing his AW13 collection in its totality in Antwerp opened my eyes, and then SS14 - my favourite collection of all time - was a revelation. Very moving collection and one that helped instill my love for designer clothing.

My love for his clothing is rooted in their delightful elegance, beautiful patterns, vague louche decadence and softness of character. Having easy access to his collections is one of my favourite things about living in Belgium - indeed the majority of output from each season doesn't make it to stockists elsewhere. Also, it's easy stuff to find second hand here (although finding the fire-emoji-level-garms is the challenge).

After visiting this year's sample sale recently I decided it's time to get my garms together and take stock of what's what.

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All descriptions left-to-right.

Coats

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SS14 - a sample piece, as far as I know never made into production. Double breasted, cotton, long. Pride of my wardrobe.

AW13 - one of my most worn garments, this is on my body almost every day when I leave the house in autumn and winter. Thick flannel wool. Hidden placket.


Jackets

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AW14 - quilt stitched cotton but not padded.

AW13 Women's - bought from Shah. Lightweight cotton.

SS?? Women's - vintage long linen jacket. At least 20 years old, features the original Dries logo.


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AW13 - black wool flannel (same as my coat). Another oft-worn piece during the winter, I love the fit (slightly slim) and beltless waistband.

AW?? - vintage trousers, no idea from what year. Feature suspender buttons, pleats and pinstripes that stops before the waistband. Lightweight flannel.

AW?? - not sure what season for these. Soft herringbone wool. High rise, cut large in the thighs and taper quite a lot.

AW14 - new purchase, very lux feeling. Fabric has a slight pattern to it. Very slim for me (can't get them on my legs without opening up the zippers). Extremely comfortable though.


Shirts

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AW13 - long white silk(?) shirt. Only piece that doesn't get much wear - I love it but it's dirty and I suspect it needs dry cleaning rather than a wash. Care tags are gone so I'm just guessing that it's silk. Whole subject gives me a headache, need to sort it out. Very elegant though.

AW13 - no front-facing buttons on this, just a few on the shoulder. Neck is a flap that can be buttoned in a bunch of different ways but I tend to leave it looking like a neckerchief.

AW13 - my first ever Dries item. Paisley shirt in a beautiful cotton.

SS15 - super lightweight cotton featuring floral artwork by Richard Haines. Off-white/eggshell in colour.

SS06 - Dalí inspired collection. Rosenrot helped me get this from Y!JP. Very lightweight summer fabric and short sleeved.


Tops

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AW15 - bought at retail when the collection was released, no regrets whatsoever. I adore wearing this thing - the wool fabric is warm but the cut stops you from overheating making it wearable in a much broader range of temperatures than expected. Cut and pattern are extremely pleasing. Zip is lux.

SS14 - sourced by my contacts in Antwerp. Lightweight cotton, deep neckline.


Bag

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AW14 - "techno" fabric. Extremely handy design - two big front pockets, deep interior and a zip pocked across the bag. Very sturdy.


Shoes

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SS15 - one of my favourite pairs of shoes. Leather is unreal soft and the commando sole is a delight.

SS14 - ripple soled Aberdeen wool slip-ons. Same pattern as my other SS14 pieces.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby nick » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:31 am

@smiles do you have a minute to spare some insight into your revolutionary "New Game+" strategy, where you quit your current game to start a new one using the knowledge you've acquired? What LOOKS have you gone through? How often do you do this?? Does it result in your keeping a "capsule" wardrobe???

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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby bels » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:33 am

Don't sell all your EG nick the market wouldn't be able to take it.

Hyper inflation would set in.

Daiki would have to buy back all EG in the system and re issue it.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby nick » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:52 am

Don't you worry about me. Was just curious because I think it's a really cool approach. Personally I'm in far too deep to quit now.

In fact, I've decided to tackle my EG fatigue the only way I know how - by doubling down on EG. Don't be surprised if I start wearing a tie, vest, and two jackets at once topped off with a bucket hat like some sort of Daiki Dandy.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby smiles » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:33 am

Hmm.

I've had an undercover look, a yohji/Comme look, a minimal yaeca/japan look.

next?? who knows?

concepts produced in collaboration with iliam
one full look for various designers
pre 2000 only
only calm clothing
museum tier only
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby smiles » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:47 am

Ques, museum tier is something that would/could be displayed in a museum.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby bels » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:13 pm

museum tier should be dress like the docents.

One full look for various designers is a Very Good Concept.
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Re: The Future Is Curatorial

Postby smiles » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:21 pm

@Eddie what exactly do you mean?

i would classify those aitor throup trousers you posted as museum tier.
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