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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby b4my » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:24 pm

whenever i listen to the clipse i have an overwhelming urge to buy lots of bape stuff and then it pretty much subsides as soon as the album finishes.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby can- » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:13 am

runners are the most stylish footwear in NYC for both genders, (from my perspective) by a large margin

women wear them mostly with tights, men wear them with jeans, everyone wears them with 3/4 length parkas. is this going on anywhere else?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby starfox64 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:15 am

nbs and frees are popular here in similar situations, but gazelles are more popular than both
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rjbman » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:31 am

Trying to find a new pair of jeans; part of the problem is that I don't quite know the cut I want, because I only have a single pair to really compare to. I can say that a few pairs I really want (looking at you JBxMomo going to battle) just are too fucking skinny, and a few that I'd be alright with (Gustin straight) are a bit on the large side. I need to figure out exactly what I need in a pair, and consolidate that with my budget.

As of right now my biggest options are Gustin straight and UB221. Part of the problem is that I'm still working out and trying to put on weight so what fits me now won't fit me in a year. At the same time, I'm reaching the point where my only nice pair of jeans won't fit me anymore. Open to any and all feedback.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby SteevMike » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:25 pm

rjbman wrote:Trying to find a new pair of jeans; part of the problem is that I don't quite know the cut I want, because I only have a single pair to really compare to. I can say that a few pairs I really want (looking at you JBxMomo going to battle) just are too fucking skinny, and a few that I'd be alright with (Gustin straight) are a bit on the large side. I need to figure out exactly what I need in a pair, and consolidate that with my budget.

As of right now my biggest options are Gustin straight and UB221. Part of the problem is that I'm still working out and trying to put on weight so what fits me now won't fit me in a year. At the same time, I'm reaching the point where my only nice pair of jeans won't fit me anymore. Open to any and all feedback.


I wore weird guys for like a year and that was okay but the extreme taper can look kinda goofy on big(ish) legs and the low rise can be pretty uncomfortable.

I say save up and buy sdas, only jeans i've tried on in a while that weren't completely skin tight in thigh region
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby purkinje » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:07 pm

I feel like I need to take advantage of these black friday sales but nothing I particularly want is on sale :(
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:10 pm

You don't need to take advantage of black friday sales.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby RycePooding » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:39 pm

Rjb- 501s. They are jeans kings.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:40 pm

blackfriday/midseason sales is to trick you into buying what you want now before store have to discount it to a juicy 40%+ off in december/january
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby teck » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:42 pm

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i was at a coffee place and in walk these 5 really cool asian people. early twenties. had on a lot of really nice pieces, most of which i couldnt place. they looked rich. not the way poor people try to look rich, or even the way artsy/fashion people try to look upscale. they looked like they had grown up with luxury. one had an atelier shopping bag. they spoke american english without accents.

i couldn't help but wonder who they were, where they were going, how they found each other, how they could afford to dress the way they do, if they were on any fashion forums, what they do for a living, if they get hyped about the same things, if they were were from overseas or were US natives, how did they like their coffee, what they'd be like to hang out with...
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby oieoou » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:50 pm

that outfit the girl is wearing is so cool, I want to have a girlfriend and subtly coerce her into dressing like that

also I want a pair of Vis fbt's and wear them w/o the fringe
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby charybdis » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:01 am

Huh, their clothes don't even look asian nouveau riche.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby schiaparelli » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:35 pm


tiny text because this seems obnoxious to announce:
last night i snuggled up next to my boyf
and we poked through the mr porter sale and talked sweaters and vibram ripple soles


christmas is coming up. what's a good gift to give to someone you have recently started dating? was thinking socks or octopus memorabilia (mugs or art prints or whatnot)
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Vaeltaja » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:04 pm

schiaparelli wrote:
tiny text because this seems obnoxious to announce:
last night i snuggled up next to my boyf
and we poked through the mr porter sale and talked sweaters and vibram ripple soles


christmas is coming up. what's a good gift to give to someone you have recently started dating? was thinking socks or octopus memorabilia (mugs or art prints or whatnot)


Get him a sweater that you can borrow sometimes.

On my own random fashion related note... I feel fairly content wearing my WWE shirt (it's pink and black and has a spider and a non-sexual double entendre (or is it a pun? idk)), especially with my "goth ninja" stuff. It makes me feel all Hot Topic. I wanna look a bit more goth, I think.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby thomaspaine » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:30 pm

Looking Hot Topic is a good thing now?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby kyung » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:21 pm

something personalized would be cool, what are some of his interests? then try getting something personalized within that hobby/interest

i also like practical gifts, cute stuffed animals are nice and all but when you gift me something I'll use everyday/frequently I'll think of the person that gave it to me that much more
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Vaeltaja » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:31 pm

thomaspaine wrote:Looking Hot Topic is a good thing now?


I kinda like the mall goth look. I mean, to be fair I was also wearing Damir Doma and Guidi, but still.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby whinefields » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:26 pm

schiaparelli wrote:
christmas is coming up. what's a good gift to give to someone you have recently started dating? was thinking socks or octopus memorabilia (mugs or art prints or whatnot)


how long have you guys been dating? I agree with the idea to get something that both of you could get pleasure out of - a bracelet or a sweater. However, if you want something more personal: socks, a tee, a dress shirt if you really want to go big. When my girlfriend and I first started dating, she got me a tee and some socks. For this Hanukkah (after we've been dating over a year), she got me a Raf Simons dress shirt.

tl;dr - start small and basic, then work your way up
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:25 pm

felt up a bunch of norse/ apc/ carharrt wip today and came to the conclusion uniqlo and pocketing the change is better, on the other hand handling some y-3 it's completely changed my perception, some of the jackets were very impressive.

also changed my mind on store front brands like paul smith, mcqueen ect realizing that the people who shop there are not only looking for a 'look' but also an experience. some guy walked into paul smith dressed fairly eccentric and asked the s/a to help him find a black shirt, they talked for a while showed a range of options and went through what worked with it and he walked out happy. if you've got the money i can see why that is very appealing for the price tag. places like hackett were handing out free drinks and had lush leather furnishings, which was a stark contrast to places which sold brands 'hyped on the internet' oc, the hideout ect are all relied on the customer knowing what they wanted while s/a's twiddled their thumbs and looked annoyed when people did ask them about stuff.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby thomaspaine » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:27 pm

I caved and got a hitler youth haircut / high and tight / undercut whatever the fuck it's called. Just so bored of having the same haircut for 8 years. Girlfriend says it makes me look less intimidating and scary, still trying to decide if I like that or not.

Almost everyone at my gym has some variation of this haircut so I'm pretty sure I'm going to get made fun of.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:32 pm

maj wrote:which was a stark contrast to places which sold brands 'hyped on the internet' oc, the hideout ect are all relied on the customer knowing what they wanted while s/a's twiddled their thumbs and looked annoyed when people did ask them about stuff.


Yeah, I got quite a poor jizz from the hideout guys - they didn't give two shits about me in there browsing which is fine and all but quite a different experience from almost everywhere else I visited where the shop guy/girl would say hi and usually have a casual chat.

Lux shopping is a whole different ball game - either really excellent or really obnoxious. Just the experience of walking around somewhere like a Hermes shop can be really interesting in its own right.

Was really impressed by the staff and shopping experience at Joyce in hong kong
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby teck » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:52 pm

i've debated going back and doing retail as a career. i love the idea of being an expert in something, even if its essentially being a very good salesman, of teaching someone how to look or understand or wear something, and i love the ritual of good service. i'd probably be a good butler.

several of my friends are managers at big stores and they make about as much as i do, maybe a bit more. store managers in nyc can break six figs.

brooks brothers flagship has an "experience" (their fourth floor where black fleece is has a pool table and a TV and all that shit) but for some reason i get a weird jizz there. its like all the SAs have been there for way too long and you get a sense its literally an old boy's club. still a cool space.

Club monaco on 5th ave got remodeled and has a bookstore and coffee shop in it. its kinda funny because the space is gorgeous, the staff are friendly and hip, but the clothes is still just club monaco.

the prada store in soho is like 80s lux rich -- lots and lots of thick wall to wall carpeting, gold fixtures every damn place, mirrored surfaces. u want to do blow in it.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby thomaspaine » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:55 pm

If I can ever afford a butler you're on the shortlist.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby oieoou » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:25 pm

teck wrote:Club monaco on 5th ave got remodeled and has a bookstore and coffee shop in it. its kinda funny because the space is gorgeous, the staff are friendly and hip, but the clothes is still just club monaco.

How do you feel about club monaco? It seems you have a certain degree of animosity towards it. I like it more than jcrew just cause it seems to wants to be a place for moderately priced, more "unique" items rather than jcrew which is basically just a more expensive uniqlo. Construction is decent. What are your thoughts?

teck wrote:the prada store in soho is like 80s lux rich -- lots and lots of thick wall to wall carpeting, gold fixtures every damn place, mirrored surfaces. u want to do blow in it.

From that description, yes I wanna do blow in there and have lots of people in power suits with me and hookers.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby teck » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:52 pm

nah i really like club monaco, they have a bit more of a fashion look than jcrew of uniqlo. for example this season they've got this whole range of sleek black clothes that clearly been inspired by Patrick Ervell, AWang, etc. they take more chances with their suiting too.

I say their weakness is that theres not really a Club Monaco look. Jcrew has a look thats very tied into the zeitgeist and it works. club monaco tries out a bunch of different stuff and ends up muddling things sometimes and the pricepoint gets weird -- its too expensive for a basic but CM doesn't position itself as a high fashion place.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby SisterRayVU » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:33 pm

I agree w/ you about price-point. I think a lot of their jackets and suiting are appealing but, knowing what it is, at like 40% off probably. But they do try to have a more fashion focused look than relatively stale prep wear. I think it only gets muddled because they have to sell a bunch of other shit that doesn't fit in with what their designers probably want the store to look like for the next handful of seasons. But ya gotta get that dough and cool jackets that are aimed at people on the internet is probably not the way to do it.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby midvh » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:32 am

How is the sizing on Ann D shoes? TTS? Slightly larger?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:42 am

Seem to recall them being larger than advertised when i last tried one on, think i went a size down and found a good fit.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Mippipopolous » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:21 pm

I've been getting really interested in both Stephan Schneider and Patrik Ervell recently, the Schneider love has been going on for awhile but for some reason I'd never looked too much into Ervell. I was just wondering what brands do you guys feel could potentially have good synergy with those two? I've been obsessing over Schneider's knits a lot in particular, just so good and interesting in terms of the materials and texture.

Stopped by Haberdash in Chicago while I was on break, was having lunch with my sister at Quartinos right across the street (really good and pretty nicely priced too!) so I thought I'd drop in quickly. Was pretty crowded since it was Black Friday but it seemed pretty cool, handled some W+H stuff that seemed nice and got to check out this awesome S.N.S Breton hoodie that was on sale for a really good price, shame I had no money since I'd have loved to pick it up, was basically a cooler version of this J.Crew one I have. The wool on the S.N.S felt so great and it just looked awesome.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:34 pm

I feel like I'm missing out every time anybody posts something like this. The only time I've handled nicer/higher-end/designer clothing in a store or at all was at a Y-3 in Miami. Every nice piece that I own has been ordered online. I wish there were an easy way/excuse to go to NY or SF or Chicago and actually check some things out in store. The only place I know of in Atlanta is Sid Mashburn.
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