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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rudy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:06 pm

And of course

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby sknss » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:08 pm

it started when teenagers got edgy

in the same vein tho not the same thing
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby teck » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:34 pm

Renalan wrote:thought:

never going to escape bis cas association despite virtually every fit i've posted in the last year being some sort of street/sportswear


heh sorry. its cuz again u have some dope ass biz cas shoes. its like people will always think im tb guy forever tho i dont wear tb anymore.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:53 pm

I don't know when that kind of thing 'started' - I reckon people have been advertising clans, businesses etc. on their backs for far longer than we'd guess. Katy showed me some Japanese Firemen kimonos that were really really really old and they had a big symbol on the back. It makes sense to have something there; it's an even flatter, larger space than than your torso.

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I think that, yeah, it's just a sign of rebellion. The hippies wore military jackets covered in patches against war, punks defaced and customised everything sacred, and most youth style tribes found something to stick a patch on.

As for leather; it's so easy to paint on, so it caught on pretty easily once motorbikes caught on. Normal acrylic is used and it stays bright and relatively, unusually, waterproof.

I am not all that well versed on when it started, but I'd guess it was fighter pilots from the wars. Then bikers (who were often goaded as a double rider looked like a German flight jacket) started painting them in gang signs etc. Then in turn it was picked up the the Hippies, the heavy metal scene and so on and so forth.

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I've heard it said that writing on a banana with a ball-point pen is one of the most satisfying feelings known to man, but I'd add that painting on leather with a sponge and thick brush might be akin.

I think the 'style' of the above stuff is the real thing, it's scrawled, brushstrokes and generally made to look a bit punk. Reminds me of writing METALLICA and OFFSPRING logos on my schoolbag in tip-ex and the trend of shit home made bootleg logos:

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rudy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:07 pm

Man y'all are great. Never would've seen this stuff.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby hooplah » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:31 pm

Bobbin.Threadbare wrote:I don't know when that kind of thing 'started' - I reckon people have been advertising clans, businesses etc. on their backs for far longer than we'd guess. Katy showed me some Japanese Firemen kimonos that were really really really old and they had a big symbol on the back. It makes sense to have something there; it's an even flatter, larger space than than your torso.

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



kind of OT, but that symbol is a japanese mon, or crest. most families have one. that particular one is for the asano clan, from whom my family is descended.

there is a really beautiful story called the chushingura in japanese folklore (i say folklore but it is a true--if romanticized--story). brief synopsis: lord asano was a daimyo in feudal japan. he was under the tutelage of a corrupt japanese official, and when he refused to pay bribes, the official publicly insulted him. asano drew his sword and attempted to kill the official and failed, and thus was sentenced to commit seppuku.

asano was lord over many samurai, and these samurai thus became ronin (samurai without masters). of the ronin, 47 went undercover for two years, plotting revenge. the leader of the 47 "became" a drunk and a frequenter of geisha houses, and at one point was spat upon by a man who called him a disgrace to samurai. many of the other ronin got work at the official's house to familiarize themselves with the layout. one ronin even married the builder of the residence's daughter so as to obtain the plans for the building.

two years after asano committed seppuku, the 47 ronin made their own graves (they would have to commit seppuku after the murder of the official) and marched to the official's residence. they attacked during the night, and found the official hiding in a closet with the women of the castle. they gave him a chance to kill himself honorably, but he refused, so they decapitated him and marched his head back to asano's residence. they laid his head on asano's tomb.

46 of them committed seppuku and were buried in front of asano's tomb. the 47th, who had been sent away early as a messenger and was pardoned, was buried there after he died much later in life. the man who spat on the leader of the ronin while he was posing as a drunk visited their graves and apologized for what he had done, and killed himself (i think he's buried there with them).

i've actually visited sengaku-ji; it's pretty cool. they have some of the old clothes and weapons from the attack, and obviously the graves are all there as well.

they're coming out with a really shit movie loosely based on the chushingura called "47 ronin." my family has been waiting for this movie since we first heard it was being made, but now the trailer's out and it looks like absolute shit. it's starring keanu reeves and it has extremely magic and dragons and other bullshit.

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby balloons » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:21 pm

Levi's Vintage did some art collection thing revolving around painting the backs of leather jackets, was somewhat interesting

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http://www.selectism.com/2012/11/15/levis-vintage-clothing-oil-leather-21-artists/
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby RycePooding » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:40 pm

i have this shitty army parka that fits wonky and i wanna paint the back of it, but the fit is still wonky so i prolly still wouldn't wear it
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Capt » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:50 am

Write something nonsensical on it, and watch people try to figure out what it means.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby ptozzi » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:10 am

The only pieces of clothing I'm really comfortable with buying at the moment are shoes if you wanna call them clothes. I'm trying to get into fitness and plan on putting on weight in the form of muscle. I don't want to buy clothes only for them not to fit me after I achieve the body I want. I suppose it's not too bad since footwear is a big part of an outfit.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby HS_ » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:10 am

What causes the inside heel on one shoe to wear a hole but not the other? Any remedies?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:24 am

one of your feet is always larger than the other
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:37 am

Plus most people have an uneven gait of some kind, leading with one foot over the other or whatever. Gait analysis is a fantastically interesting subject.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby midvh » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:04 pm

cool stuff from COS

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby can- » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:21 pm

I amend my dictums about stand collars with the caveat that all down vests and most down jackets should incorporate some kind of stand collar.

I add a third dictum: no down vest shall ever bear a varsity collar
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Renalan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:36 pm

mocs are growing on me, not sure if it's from some hype osmosis or something
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby ptozzi » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Done trying to incorporate sweatpants into my wardrobe. Doesn't really work for my body type, and they aren't as versatile as I tried to convince myself they are.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby oieoou » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:58 am

I think sweatpants really only work for svelte/athletic body types, but then again those body types look good in almost anything so....
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby whinefields » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:14 pm

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby BobbyZamora » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:36 am

rudy wrote:And of course

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby RycePooding » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:55 pm

anyone have good thick scarf recs? My neck is coooold.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby b4my » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:57 pm

Lots of people wearing expensive clothing at Kanye West last night. I dunno what it is about the whole hypebeast mentality that breeds a lot of masculinity/aggression/posturing but it sucks, my friend was dancing/enjoying himself and all these guys in pyrex and jordans would look at him, smirk, and go back to their phones while the show went on in front of them. Like if you're gonna enjoy yourself it has to be under the guise of "getting turnt" or whatever because otherwise you have to be stuck in perma-scowl-i'm-better-than-everyone mode?

The costumes for his tour are incredible though, and the show was great.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby can- » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:31 pm

RycePooding wrote:anyone have good thick scarf recs? My neck is coooold.

the buffs you can get at REI are ridiculously practical and interface well with other scarves. I also wear them w collared shirts, gives you a hint of turtleneck without wearing an actual turtleneck (can't get over how weird turtlenecks feel for me)

I like acrylic scarves for budget options. acrylic weaves have a nice spongy feel that natural materials don't.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:58 am

Second the practicality of buffs. I have a muji one but it doesn't have a draw string which apparently makes it less practical
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby silvaeri » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:49 pm

Thirding a Buff. I have one for biking and it's ridiculously great, keeps my face a whole ton warmer and blocks the wind.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby RycePooding » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:06 pm

I'm kind of confused, I'm sorry. What's a buff exactly? Is it different from a balaclava (baklava) ?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby silvaeri » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:20 pm

It's basically just a long tube of microfiber cloth that is stretchy and you can wear a bunch of different ways by folding it around your head etc. I wear mine as balaclava derivative that covers my ears and everything below my nose. Buff's are essential just super versatile. Good price to quality ratio too imo.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby b4my » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:12 pm

http://breaksmag.com/issue-5/grind-london-jah-bless-by-mehdi-lacoste/

It's always been a secret dream of mine to do a streetwear collection inspired by dub and soundsystem culture but someone beat me to the punch :(
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby ramseames » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:31 pm

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Nigel Cabourn himself was in Haven Vancouver yesterday.
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