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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:24 pm

@stappard_, @bela is right. I'm already on it. Me and @germinal were actually talking about these the other day.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby mahi-mahi » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Would you rather have a few very good things or a lot of good/ok stuff
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Syeknom » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:35 pm

germinal and bobbin are at least 6 steps ahead of the curve at all times
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby mahi-mahi » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Syeknom how is Belgium, culturally and fashion wise? What made you move there? Planning a trip soon.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Syeknom » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:09 pm

Hello @mahi-mahi!

I moved here to do my masters on the cheap and stuck around because where I live it's very easy to be quite comfortable. Been here for about 5 years now.

Belgium is bursting with design and fashion - especially Antwerp and Brussels. The population here isn't so into fashion as a consumer sport unlike London and seeing Hip Young Fashion People around the cities is much rarer, but there's an absolute wealth of designer shops, boutiques and independent designers around. Good place to hunt for second hand designer gear too - couple of nice stores in both city that cater to that.

There's also a lot of art on offer in both cities - @rublevcould talk about this with much more authority than I but it's easy to find excellent galleries and shops just wandering around in hipper parts of both towns.

Both places have stuff going on musically too but I don't rate it so highly there. Some terrific local talent and labels of course, and some good venues but I moved here from Bristol and it's lacking by comparison (as are many places to be fair).

Nightlife here is very chill and I prefer it to the British way most definitely. Go sit outside a bar with a drink and watch the world go by.

If you've visiting then Bruges is well worthwhile as a touristy thing and Ghent is lovely too. For culture and design though, definitely go to Antwerp and explore - I can give more specific recommendations for places if you let me know what you're keen on.

Have a read through this thread too: http://care-tags.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby vgtbls » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:48 pm

Bobbin.Threadbare wrote:@stappard_, @bela is right. I'm already on it. Me and @germinal were actually talking about these the other day.

Bobbin.Threadbare wrote:Well. This just dropped in my inbox

Hello.

I have been following the growth of your brand for about six months now. I have noticed that there have been some negative comments of late too that must be hurting your brand equity.

What I propose is simple. You send me a pair of jeans and I will post a favourable review. I am well known among the reddit community (and others) and I will fight your case for you as a user. You can feed me things to say if you so wish but I think you would be pleased with with my own take on story.

With your brand at such a critical place it would be very damaging for you to catch bad reviews and I can't be responsible for what may be said/thought about story if we do not work with eachother.

This is an anon account but if you understand and agree please comment on the next GD on rawdenim with a comment about pineapples and I will contact again. You might be pleasntly surprised to find out who I am...

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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby pips » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:41 pm



I find this is very interesting, because the only times you'll ever see piña anything being worn here is at a wedding in the form of barong Tagalog (even then it's falling out of fashion because nowadays suits are the norm for men), a funeral, when it is worn by the dead, or by politicians and their wives at state functions. The general perception of piña fabric is that it's old-fashioned, traditional, and if you wear it, you're likely above the age of 50.

Good to see people doing innovative things with a material that has such an archaic connotation to it.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:28 am

I'm about 65-75% sure I helped Kim Kardashian size an American Apparel dress a few weeks ago. She posted a picture on twitter saying how she got this great dress for only 19$, and only a week or so earlier I helped this person size for the same dress with some insane bust-waist-hips ratios I told them to my wife in disbelief and she even said then that either she's lying or Kim Kardashian. I have hundreds and hundreds of chats from the time it happened, so now I'm trying to find a needle in a haystack. #famous
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Vaeltaja » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:15 am

i'm allowed to be jealous of Sting's outfit right?

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Well, mostly the coat. I'd like the shoes for novelty purposes.

Spoiler:
Coat's Forme d'Expression, shoes are Carol Christian Poell
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby odradek » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:47 pm

I left a bunch of mints in my sock/underwear drawer and everything in there smells great.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby bobo77 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:01 pm

It's not a good idea to browse Ebay while watching Seinfeld.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby smiles » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:52 am

I'm so ready for 2075.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:30 am

2075 we will live indoors.

The great outdoors will be hostile, and we will travel from place to place via quantum teleportation devices. Only those too poor to live indoors will live on the outside, and they will be beginning to evolve into an alternate sub-species.

Teleportation devices will be smart, but confuse organic matter during transport. After testing and trials, all organic matter wearables will be banned for safety reasons, and all indoor humans will wear smart synthetics with advanced nanotechnology. We will still enjoy naturals around the home, but synthetic biology will have removed irregularity.

Those who covet the old clothing will gather at meetings to caress long banned leather jackets and cotton shirting. Exchanges will be made using outsiders that transport the clothing on the outside.

One day, Miles returns from a secret meeting to his home which he finds empty. It shouldn't be. His girlfriend should have been home hours ago.

He checks the log - she teleported from her parents to his two hours ago. She never arrived.

Miles hastily checks his sleeve for the news feed.

"MILLIONS MISSING" it reads. "Travellers at 6.02 are missing, in the first case of teleportation malfunction in the history of the technology"

Where have they gone?


Source: I know this is what 2075 is like because I wrote a story about it last year.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby absurdmind » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:18 am

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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Vaeltaja » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:37 am

As in found on the neck hem of my shirt... apparently blood dries pink on black viscose.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby weqe » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:44 pm

Finally understand the UB pocket hate. I can get like 3 fingers in :(((
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby MxmHrpr » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:28 pm

Man, fuck everything about A.P.C.'s attitude towards denim so much.

Jean is just so snobby about the superiority of his product, contradictory to the fact that their current venture into stretch and different colours is utter trite. Apparently these are all made to the same 17 year old recipe as the originals, so why is the black denim microsanded like some high-street bullshit for softness? Urgh it's just so infuriating as it gives a black warp/weft pair a odd grey suede-nep like finish, lessens durability and they even emulate seam roping on a brand new pair. Nobody wants fade on black on black pairs, please just overdye like the Stay Cash Acne series and leave the breaking in to the consumer like you do for your raws.

Whilst Touitou's at it with that how about making all different denim types available in all fits if he's is so confident that their fits are the best, then why not utilise them? The current model for all non-raw denim of doing limited runs of fabric in different fits is just ridiculous. Jean notices himself that denim has become a staple for everyday wear, then cater to that stable demand rather than strategic cannibalisation bullshit, as that's the furthest thing from what made A.P.C.'s raws successful.

All on-top of this he perpetuates a BS culture of washing and sizing down when not taking part in it himself. I shit you not when I was in the store the other day I was recommended by the SA to dry clean pre-wearing to keep colour in and to size down 4 on NS if they didn't have any PNS in stock and I think they still perpetuate the ocean wash on their tags... Then has the cheek charges you a "human price" for this privilege of misinformation and poor quality product — urgh I'm done with A.P.C. so much.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby rublev » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:43 pm

i wanted something in the gap sale but for some reasons waited till this evening to get it and now it's gone????

can i blame tom
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:19 am

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Well I did cut my hair, but it was totally before this person told me to! Otherwise an astute assessment.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Suquida » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:12 am

Just got my grail Schneider jacket (clover in dove) at a steal price of $200 thanks to @Ballast

This is gonna be the hardest wait ever
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby hamburgerlady » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:59 am

yoyobeat wrote:this is pretty interesting, starring @geogerigegege

start reading here

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index. ... ?p=3027951

The problem is that it's not even about clothes anymore. It's about "social media", "perception" or "lifestyle" as completely intangible things that do not matter at all. We have grown ups taking selfies and going about a popularity contest like they're still in high school.
Mrama, on 02 Jan 2014 - 8:42 PM, said:
At the end of the day, just clothes. Is it ever that serious?



man i remember this conversation.
funny thing is i still pretty much stand by what i said up until now.
not many people on primarily english-speaking fashion boards (from my knowledge) still ever wear all or alot of Lad.
just hasn't caught on as much as i wish it did.
amidst all that though, Egpt brought up a really good thought.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby bels » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:22 pm

http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/the- ... 2011/45045

Nice discussion on "Quality" here in my favourite Styleforum thread. Good food metaphor used later on.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby mahi-mahi » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:20 pm

Just copped the our legacy plant shirt and an nn.07 clay spot print shirt. Shout to the Mr.P sale!! Anyway, trying to dress out there is going well
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby oucho » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:04 pm

bela wrote:http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/the-new-official-toj-thread-2011/45045

Nice discussion on "Quality" here in my favourite Styleforum thread. Good food metaphor used later on.

Interesting thread. There is definitely a slightly weird obsession with quality, or a certain concept of 'quality', within the online menswear community. I've talked about it with my mum a bit recently and I think there are a few reasons. A lot of guys who browse online fashion forums are doing so to grasp a greater understanding of fashion and menswear (obv), to a certain extent mens' fashion is exploding right now and we're in unexplored territory with unclear paths, compared to womens' fashion where girls can learn about clothes from their mums, friends and the media in a way that guys can't. 'Quality' is an easy and seemingly quantifiable way to analyse fashion, it's almost like a safeguard, you can't go wrong if you buy from/like a brand because they make their hats out of atomic bomb-proof felt, that's a fact you can use to justify yourself when your mates call you a twat for wearing a dumb hat.

I also think that some (A LOT OF) guys are scared of looking gay, wearing high quality clothes that aren't that out there in terms of design is an easy way to first experiment and engage with fashion without being too 'out there'. I feel like looking at quality is the gateway into mens' fashion, it's so much easier to get to grips with than actual fashion design. It's totally understandable and also good to care about quality, although personally I like to lie to people about my clothes and pretend they are a lot less practical/high quality then they are to cultivate my diva reputation

edit: ok what I said is basically covered in that thread anyway, I'm drunk and didn't read all of it
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby pei » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:53 pm

"you were cooler before you based your identity around spending loads of money on clothes"
- a message i got on tumblr
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby BobbyZamora » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:56 am

bela wrote:http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/the-new-official-toj-thread-2011/45045

Nice discussion on "Quality" here in my favourite Styleforum thread. Good food metaphor used later on.


semi-relevant video, although it's about food not clothes:



i find that the latter half of the video rings true for a lot of things in life. not just the quality of individual things, but also for different styles of clothing, and also for music and art and tons of other things.

in this vein, when i first got my redwings i thought "wow this leather is abysmal! it's even cracking a little bit and the creases are so pronounced, and it's so shiny and glossy almost like a corrected leather". i looked at pictures of how it aged, and my suspicions were confirmed- this wasn't the same type of leather that most people consider "good", it was some sort of super sturdy/stiff heavily dyed stuff that ages to a very distressed, rough, worn out appearance pictured here:

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then i realized i prefer how that looks over generic boot patinas, and stopped caring.

i definitely think it's true that a lot of guys who are getting in to fashion hide behind "quality/durability" as a way of protecting their masculinity, which is rather unfortunate. i definitely did my fair share of justifying my clothing with "it's high quality, it's gonna last forever!" to people when i was first getting in to fashion.
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby oucho » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:53 am

high quality is OVER
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby rublev » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:34 am

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this dries knit is... killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

Postby Muzzle » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:57 am

Biked around town with my uniqlo windproof jacket and pants and now I understand what performance means
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Re: ramdom fashion sportswear capes

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