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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:08 am

Looks quite nice actually and the price is right (If anything a little too cheap). I'd be interested on the take from our textiles team though. @katy katazome @bobbin.threadbare
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:28 am

Khadi/kadhi fabric is amazing but having seen and felt tonnes of it its extremely varied. Some is very rough and textured and others is flat and regular - which I like.

Overall I'd say go for it if you like it. Very good price considering fabric unless something odd is going on. This is not at all an accusation but the domestic and export market is awash with fake khadi. I bought a cotton khadi shirt in India which proved to be neither cotton or khadi.

Khadi comes from a very interesting movement started by ghandi to take back self sufficiency from the powers and keep tradition alive. Both katy and I have worked with the official khadi institute in ahmedebad.

Probably too much insight there..
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:07 am

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby eskdc » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:04 am

oldtrailmix wrote:take t shirt from sis's closet
put on
stretch, pull, elbow, and yank it into comfortable levels
wear all day

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Funny story. Back in college, my mellophone section decided we would have the funniest section shirts in all of marching band. What the girl ordering them DIDN'T tell me was: "well, most of the section is women, and there's only like 4 of you guys, so fuck you all, we're getting baby doll shirts. Oh yeah, and the sizing is women's just FYI"

Then again, the joke on the shirt went better on a woman anyway. Bonus points if you get it...Hint: It's a song

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:07 am

Asos shares down 30% according to the FT. Worth a punt I wonder?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:47 am

gettin them current season jackets for 90% off, literally sweating with some badly listed auction hope he doesn't retract. good thing i got the towel today i can dry myself off.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby anshin » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:43 pm

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby ramseames » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:46 pm

Raf not kanye
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby kcajgnifnif » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:42 am

In a bit of a fashion 'low' at the moment. Not really sure where my style is headed, just picking up pieces and feeling like I have no direction. Picked up a Raf yo-ga tshirt and a pair of rafidas rising star 2's, so thats cool I guess. Next I want to cop some Ramones, nicer cropped trousers and some sweatpants or cargos. Just need to save a bit for the ramones. Anyone have any advice on how to lock down your style? sounds dumb I know but I dress so eclectically its crazy.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:50 am

easiest way to "lock down your style" is to buy nothing, become a installation art piece representing who you are at a specific moment in time. if you however are a consumerist pig who likes to buy stuff to fill a void in their life (much like myself) just buy what you want, and then buy the bits to make those outfits cohesive (individually or as a wardrobe) and before you know it people are saying "wow dfojnjdfvfhrjgsokg, you have such a cohesive style!", when in reality you're still the same decisiveness mess you always were in constant stylistic despair. i think a lot of people try to focus on an end goal or getting to the point where they're happy with what they wear and they'll only just buy that, this does happen for some but from my view clothes and trends are dynamic so it's only natural for me to change over time with them. this is not to say you won't have long term preferences or are always drawn to certain themes, but having having a variety of styles isn't really a bad thing if they're all well executed.

that's my view anyway.

in other news over the last 24 hours i've won two "new" raeburn jackets for 90% off (paying £40 for both instead of £600) and i can't help but feeling a little bad, the auctions were terribly listed and as such no-one found them/ knew/ cared what they were except me apparently.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:54 am

kcajgnifnif wrote:In a bit of a fashion 'low' at the moment. Not really sure where my style is headed, just picking up pieces and feeling like I have no direction. Picked up a Raf yo-ga tshirt and a pair of rafidas rising star 2's, so thats cool I guess. Next I want to cop some Ramones, nicer cropped trousers and some sweatpants or cargos. Just need to save a bit for the ramones. Anyone have any advice on how to lock down your style? sounds dumb I know but I dress so eclectically its crazy.


Try to divorce your interest of fashion from your personal consumption of it. Online fashion forum users can end up trapped in their own little virtual tumblr-vision unable to break free of naval-gazing fashion. Don't think about how you dress as a concrete Style that needs defining and broadcasting. Don't think of styles as discrete genres. Maybe try not to push forwards buying more and more expensive things if you're not happy with how you dress or are just buying hoping the pieces will somehow fit together with enough consumption. Taking fit pics with clothes you already own, wearing them out in the world and working out how you feel about them is usually more interesting than just fiending after more and more to buy. Or do buy things and let go of this internet pressure telling you that you as a brand need to lock down any sort of coherent way of wearing clothings. Buy stuff that excites you fit it together in ways that interest you and refine.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby kcajgnifnif » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:58 am

@syeknom @maj
cheers guys, both viewpoints have given me a few things to think on. Cheers friends :]
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:20 am

Was sure you were a spam bot with that name. .
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby kcajgnifnif » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:58 am

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby eskdc » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:33 am

organized my wardrobe the other day, and realized that I've pretty much built up something that allows me to hit pretty much any niche event I can think of in a personalized way. I know that sounds nebulous, but TL;DR happy with my wardrobe.

Organizing the wardrobe is kind of a summer project that I'm documenting. Might post it up here or on reddit later as a lot of people might be interested in my process
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby stappard_ » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:49 am

biannual sales season self-admonishment: I don't like that something being on sale factors into whether I might buy it, but it does
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rublev » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:50 am

Syeknom wrote:Try to divorce your interest of fashion from your personal consumption of it. Online fashion forum users can end up trapped in their own little virtual tumblr-vision unable to break free of naval-gazing fashion. Don't think about how you dress as a concrete Style that needs defining and broadcasting. Don't think of styles as discrete genres. Maybe try not to push forwards buying more and more expensive things if you're not happy with how you dress or are just buying hoping the pieces will somehow fit together with enough consumption. Taking fit pics with clothes you already own, wearing them out in the world and working out how you feel about them is usually more interesting than just fiending after more and more to buy. Or do buy things and let go of this internet pressure telling you that you as a brand need to lock down any sort of coherent way of wearing clothings. Buy stuff that excites you fit it together in ways that interest you and refine.


This is excellent advice. I recognise a lot of this because i feel like i've experienced it myself. I found it very hard to separate looking at EVERYTHING in relation to fashion, lookbooks, other people posting their own fits, high brow / low brow campaigns etc, and then what i felt like i wanted to wear / look like. I wanted to wear everything because i felt it was necessary and I couldn't separate the 'wow that looks amazing!' and 'wow that looks amazing and will suit me!'. I definitely wanted to reach an ideal 'style' because i felt that was what was being portrayed in all the fashion media i was consuming, and only once i had that would i be at a similar level. And that i'd feel content. I bought more and most importantly spent more to the point it was the accumulation of clothes rather than wearing them that seemed to take over.

The best thing i did was to just let go. I know that sounds corny and a bit self help book but it's what helped the most. That and being honest with myself before buying something. Because of that i'm now just starting to get a wardrobe of things that i like, but also that i can wear easily without thinking about it much... which is where i want to be (although i only have two pairs of trousers i like wearing lmao). I dunno, to me 'locking down a style' seems to take away all the fun etc.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby prawnzee » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:12 am

I just now realized, that I've been "interested" in fashion since I first saw queer eye for the straight guy
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Stingray Sam » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:49 am

All these jumpsuits look so cool, but are so expensive
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Blastoise » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:59 am

I personally try to find a path to wander down rather than lock down a style or have an end goal. It's alright to go off course occasionally. If it happens naturally, it'll come together naturally too.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby smiles » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:59 am

Why is impossible to find adidas slides in hk :/
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby WussWayne » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:20 am

I took all my gear back to my parent's house this weekend except for one pair of jeans, some old converse, my nb's, four tees, old abercrombie hoodie and target sweatpants. I feel free
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bueno » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:15 am

my heels aren't enjoying my new ranger mocs
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rublev » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:36 am

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OL AW14

OL were pretty much the first 'brand' i really got into but then i went off them for a few years but in the last year i think they've become my fave again. I love that they've moved away from the classics they used to concentrate on / be known for (essentially button down shirts and sweats etc). I remember reading most on fuk thinking the new stuff was awful and that they'd wish they'd just go back to making basic button down shirts or whatever but they crazy (says more about that forum than OL). Love that they're becoming more creative each season but seem to do with their tongue in their cheek a lot of the time.

Top left jacket is pinnacle of white outwear!!!!!!!!! Arctic explorer chic etc..
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby stappard_ » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:00 am

Those were my exact thoughts on FUK/OL too. Everyone seems to hate that they're doing less 40s shirts etc now but the last couple of seasons have been the best yet - AW13's toxic long coat thing was exceptional.

I want to wear that white jacket and chase james bond on skis
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:20 pm

Have to get black tie. Suit Supply or Marks and Spencer?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby CleanThug » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:27 pm

GOAT Yohji quote

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby kcajgnifnif » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:26 am

CleanThug wrote:GOAT Yohji quote

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Funny thing is I see what hes saying and agree, yet I'm an uncontrollable consumer.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby JewTurk » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:32 am

Yohji has some other quote about the color black that I see on blogs all the time.

I'm also pretty bad about spending money on clothes but I look back and I was just as bad with online gaming/PCs. $1,200 for a PC, ~$500 on BFH, almost $500 on LoL. These are estimates, probably more to be honest. Factor in the amount of time spent on each... Colossal in comparison to what I've currently spent on clothes.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby purkinje » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:57 pm

that constant cycle of buying things in the off season and waiting for it to warm/cool so you can wear them comfortably :ugeek:

not complaining though, excited to try a bunch of stuff sitting in the closet once it cools down... new stone island garb is becoming restless in there
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