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Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:47 pm
by BIGBEE
the more people comment on the quality of my camera the stronger and better I become

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:20 am
by une_impasse
i got to meet the head of Majestic Paris, an incredibly large luxury t-shirt company and supplier (they supply to Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc., they have insane fabric production, they source from Hermes, etc. etc.) and in his mind, the middle is falling out of the fashion world. as he sees it, the low-end, fast fashion business peaks at Zara and everything above Zara but below a Barney's, let's say, is virtually extinct or heading that way soon. (he hates Zara, but he acknowledged that they are quite simply, crushing it.)

he also said, which i thought was very informative, that when you're out looking for a good solid t-shirt for your closet, but you see a plain black t-shirt that's $100-ish dollars, you turn it down in favor of something from like Banana Republic or Zara that's cheaper, or even something like T by Alexander Wang. however, in doing that you're buying something you don't really want in an inferior quality (here's looking at you Wang) instead of something that's going to last you for years and a million wears and washes, because the immediacy feels better than the sound long-term investment.

it was a very interesting psychological look into how and why we buy.

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:25 am
by sagc
I think maybe one factor in that hypothetical t-shirt buying scenario is how you're able to evaluate quality? I know I'd be reluctant to buy a high-end t-shirt without being able to handle it in person. There's also the confounding factor of there being both high-quality $100 tees and $100 tees that are indistinguishable from AA or whatever.

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:15 am
by mc-lunar
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cheesedal * "gryphon sneakers"
vs...

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reebok x garbstore inferno “experimental color transmission”

@ramseames i dont know which came first :( :( :sad:

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:12 am
by WussWayne
2 weirdo fashion dudes from overseas(? they had travel bags with airport tags) kept trying to attract my attention in a very uncomfortable manner. Why isn't it ever cute girls :(

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:30 am
by WussWayne
@syeknom @germinal

What do you two have against cute girls? :heck:

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:47 am
by bird.in.flight
syeknom wrote:don't call out neg reps, focus on introspection and reassessment


i can see why you neg'd him, and i sympathise, but geez, if you do or say something you should be able to explain it
a rep comment like this just comes off as condescending

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Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:05 am
by WussWayne
Yes when it comes to strangers I'd rather get chatted up by an attractive member of the sex I'm interested in rather than engage in the weird Pitti-like social dynamics of the male fashion arena.

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:47 pm
by mc-lunar
i'm officially mad at anyone that says they like the cheesdal ones better cause i own the reeboks lol

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:58 pm
by bels
I bought some maharishi 3xdry sweatpants in a size S and I think they're too small. I can't take it this is the second time this has happened. Why can't I get some maha 3xdry trousers without messing up the sizing

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:16 pm
by ramdomthought
why don't you try things on

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:18 pm
by Syeknom
That's not how he plays the game

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:28 pm
by ramdomthought
why play the game if you're going to always play it wrong

who i am kidding that game is impossible to win

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:38 pm
by mc-lunar
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Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:02 pm
by mc-lunar
guys im not making this up lol this is real

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:27 pm
by bird.in.flight
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this is what hell looks like

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:17 pm
by parastexis
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Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:49 am
by bels
ramdomthought wrote:why play the game if you're going to always play it wrong

who i am kidding that game is impossible to win


A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:12 pm
by Suquida
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I have no idea how I never made this connection

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:34 pm
by Syeknom
It's my favourite gesture

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:49 pm
by Vaeltaja
Julius is a silly brand. Got my gasmasks in today (a tad large, gotta wear a belt, damn!) and the fabric is "cotton satin." Dude, it's just a medium weight (maybe a heavy?) chino-style twill.

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:33 pm
by BIGBEE
buying and selling used supreme is awful. second hand shopping does not get worse than this

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:59 pm
by BIGBEE
what's the dollars to reps exchange rate. where can I turn mine in?

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:05 pm
by popcorn
Where were you when dark wash jeans faded from relevance

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:23 pm
by Julio
been taking note of wide pants to consider purchasing
i have approximately ten pairs bookmarked

how to narrow down to 1 o m g

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:06 am
by teck
I just want to quickly thank CT. i swear to god referencing this community (and the podcast) has helped me get more gigs (i work in advertising) than my college degree.

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:07 am
by bels
Do you just tell them you know what the Jarvis teens are buying and they give you the keys to the city?

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:20 pm
by can-
does anyone know what cm jeans should I buy?

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:49 pm
by Julio
@WussWayne
excellent suggestion but it was more of my own complaining as they all feel that way AHAHAHAHA

Re: random fashion thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:55 pm
by teck
@natural.log

tell us more


advertising is all about content right now, and podcasts are super hot. add to that the gibson-esque mystery surrounding anonymous and semi-anonymous internet hydrating Jarvis forums and i think they think im some bladerunning hacker with a direct connection to the amoral transhuman subspecies called The Demographic After Next.