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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby can- » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:34 pm

its a rolex
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Postby saveed_samir » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:15 am

ben you should try posting on sufu ~
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby sknss » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:52 am

how can I repair my jeans? here's how they look on the inside
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while there isn't a hole there yet, the weft yarns are very worn out.
i could darn it but it's quite a big area (10cmx5cm) so i dunno.
@Bobbin.threadbare maybe?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby maj » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:57 am

the denim doctor has rave reviews on fuk if you want them fixed with minimal cosmetic changes, they do this technique where they sew another layer of thread to reinforce or patch a whole, while colour matching the thread. you could see if anyone offer's this in france?

http://www.thedenimdoctor.co.uk/
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby sknss » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:59 am

yeah i've done that before but on much smaller areas. i guess i can do it too there
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:08 am

The best thing you can do to reinforce it would be to go back and forth over the area with a sewing machine. Personally I'd wait for an opening before I did anything.

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/55944005[/vimeo]

Never really looked into the Denim Doctor but I clicked the link and saw the above video. I don't know where he got his doctorate but the things he's saying are the kinds of rubbish parroted on raw denim enthusiast forums. Just to be clear - selvedge denim isn't better quality. A selvedge line isn't a hallmark - you can get selvedge denim made by children in poor working environments for under a dollar, and non selvedge denim that costs hundreds pm. Selevedge denim isn't magic.

Also, he extols the virtues of a chain stitched hem with a clip of him sewing and showing off a hem that is NOT chain stitched.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby mahi-mahi » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:27 pm

Will you be my valentine?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby harmsalmon » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:09 pm

do Rak stores (namely kind, ragtag, kanful, and used select shop) do combined shipping?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby mknro » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:34 pm

Unsuccessfully asked this elsewhere.

Any ideas where I can get tees similar to this one Robert Geller's wearing?

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Postby meatjacket » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:02 pm

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/product/men-li ... nd-coats/|

anyone know if this coat is waterproof/resistant? thanks
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Postby ramseames » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:10 pm

Depending on what the weave is like it might be ok-good at resisting light rain.

Unless they mention dwr or some sort of membrane it's not going to be waterproof
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby danc » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:15 pm

id on this vest please:

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much appreciated!
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby ramseames » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:27 pm

It's a guerrilla group reinterpretation (copy) of this CCP piece.

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@Yubbermax thanks, I didn't know that. Swore it was soloist
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Postby hooplah » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:30 pm

link: http://www.guerrilla-group.co/collectio ... amber-vest

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@uniacto i got redirected to a porn site from google, too... at work... yeesh
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby INNIT » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:39 pm

does AA sell any tees that are cut regular/boxy (ie not slim)?? have gift card and need teeees. online customer service giving me a whole spectrum of answers :P
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby bels » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:04 pm

What season did Margaret switch from the old cursive logo to the new sans serif one?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby mknro » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:48 am

@mc-lunar "this may be a dumb suggestion but geller tees perhaps?"

I checked, doesn't seem to have ever done sleeves like that.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby haz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:36 pm

cav empt sizing? medium/large usually and the size chart seems like a medium would fit me, but i keep reading that you should size up.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby une_impasse » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:21 am

does anyone have any idea what a size 16 men's jacket could be referring to? there's a listing on ebay I'm interested in and I'm 99% percent sure it's a men's jacket but the size is listed as 16. It's a Schott jacket, and I already own one with a similar tag but that one is sized at 44 so I am very confused.

Here's the listing in question:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331483638163?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

edit: upon further inspection of the buttons rather than looking at it on my phone, it is a women's jacket and i wouldn't be caught DEAD wearing girl's clothes!!! ew!!!!!
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby sabisabi » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:50 am

do they make fake Visvim E-cats? a little sketched out right now
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby starfox64 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:56 am

im pretty sure there's fake visvim everything
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby pk! » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:30 am

Need advice on socks. What's a good, reasonably priced sock?

I'm looking for solid colour predominantly, rich colours most preferably, but also want black socks too.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby pk! » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:21 pm

Nevermind, I just bought $40 in Uniqlo socks and called it a day.

But now I'm on the hunt for interesting denim. Ideally I'm looking for a side pocket denim pant with a brown or green warp and a white weft, but I doubt it's around.

Anything in earth tones or really washed out / pale colours is interesting, has to be at the least slim though, wide trousers make me look ridiculous.

Do brands even do traditional denim with warps that aren't indigo?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby WussWayne » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:16 pm

How does one "analyse" a runway show etc? Like let's say Raf Simons releases a new runway show that is totally independent of his previous influences and prior acquired knowledge on him is "useless" in understanding what he was aiming for in that season ie you have no primer for the show. How do you tell what the hell is going on short of him telling us about it? Does it become fandom guesswork with wildly varying opinions?
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby Syeknom » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:06 pm

WussWayne wrote:How does one "analyse" a runway show etc? Like let's say Raf Simons releases a new runway show that is totally independent of his previous influences and prior acquired knowledge on him is "useless" in understanding what he was aiming for in that season ie you have no primer for the show. How do you tell what the hell is going on short of him telling us about it? Does it become fandom guesswork with wildly varying opinions?


A producer of creative works can never easily be said to create something truly independent of their own history and narrative, especially if they've even a semi-substantial body of work behind them. If Raf were to release a collection completely unlike anything he's done before that would be contextualised by its difference to what he's put out before and that gives us a window towards understanding. One of the main ways artists (especially musicians or authors) try to escape this is via anonymous pseudonyms for side projects which allow them to create material that stands on its own merit rather than in the shadow of their other work. This isn't really so easy in fashion, nor especially profitable I imagine.

That said, I'm never wild about using the narrative of the author's life and work as a metric for a release of any kind. I much prefer to enjoy (or criticise) work on what it is achieving or saying on its own merit. This is only an idealised goal of course, since we cannot escape our own knowledge of what came before. Likewise, we can't escape the contemporary either - cross pollination of ideas and trends. Shearling and turtlenecks as a fine recent example from London's mens fashion week. A lot of the designer's collections might have been judged very differently if so many of the collections didn't feature those elements. Instead of being able to only think "i really like the use of turtlenecks in this look" we instead immediately reach for comparisons with the last three designers who showed very similar ideas.

These elements all work together though to give us a nuanced view of what a creative release accomplishes. A good critic ought to focus on neither one nor the other too much - see the endless trite writeups and discussion about that recent Adidas Originals collection which almost all fail to escape the dominance of the author's shadow.

A good fashion show ought, arguably, to lend itself well to understanding. Allowing people a way to "connect" intellectually or emotionally to a collection or creative work is usually an important goal, even if that connection is found through something like alienation/abrasiveness (examples in abundance in the world of the avant-garde). The emotional connection (or repulsion) to a collection is the most immediate way to experience it and forms the basis for a lot of what we will think of it afterwards. Some collections give more of themselves to the viewer over extended time though and after thought/revisiting it. Sometimes the designer is making an intellectual statement with a piece or collection - perhaps through references to artists/musicians/literary works/periods in time/whatever, perhaps through play with the medium or process itself (Margiela being a good example here). Sometimes this is immediate and a goes hand-in-hand with the emotional connection to the work, sometimes it's something we reflect on afterwards. Sometimes both.

With regards to knowing what the creator was "aiming for" with a show or piece of work, sometimes this can be easily gleaned from the show itself or the presentation of the show (one reason, among many, why pictures online are insufficient - music choice, venue choice, model choice etc are all part of it). It can be strongly argued that the intent of the designer becomes less relevant once the models walk down the catwalk. The work takes on its own existence and life at that point and either hits the right notes or does not. Often I've read interviews with designers long after having seen the collection and released they were aiming for/referencing/whatever something that I hadn't taken from the work at all. By that point I usually get what they mean but it's too late for it to affect how I see the collection. It's just one more perspective rather than a defining way to understand/relate to the collection.

This whole idea of the relationship between a designer and an individual collection is, as noted, a common theme among art and literature and much has been written on the subject. Read la mort de l'auteur.
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby bels » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:04 am

What size do Margaret models wear.

Also is it ethical to size down on Margaret

Also is it ethical to buy a suit where the jacket is xs but the trousers are s. X post to ethics clusterfuck thread
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby stappard_ » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:54 am

@bela

i hope its ethical to size down, my suit is M but all my casual bits are L. big trousers sound like fun if you don't think they'll fall down all the time
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby evilfriends » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:07 pm

i'm looking for black jeans that will stack well

http://i.imgur.com/RQM6Wbt.jpg

I actually like how those pants fit me but I'm searching for jeans that don't fit quite as skinny and stack well. I assume for stacking I would need a 36 inseam, in the picture I'm wearing 34!

Where should I start looking? Just pointing me in a direction would be plenty helpful!
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby ramseames » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:01 pm

Pbj makes less skinny cuts in black and usually has long inseams

Nc-011 being the obvious one
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Re: Ask a question, get an answer

Postby meatjacket » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:08 pm

I've got a leather jacket in a very vintage cut, it fits nicely but its boxy and i'd like for it to be slimmer at least in the arms

a) should i do it

b) is it possible

c) is it reasonable

d) should i just get another jacket along w this one
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